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Spring Game 2: Rays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc, Podcast on Feb 26, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (1-0)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Nady RF
Posada DH
Molina C
Cabrera CF

Pitching today: Phil Hughes followed by Phil Coke, Brian Bruney, Damaso Marte, Jon Albaladejo, Mark Melancon.

RAYS (0-1)
Kennedy 2B
Crawford LF
Aybar DH
Ensberg 3B
Zobrist SS
Kapler CF
Richard 1B
Riggans C
Ruggiano RF

Rays pitching: Wade Davis followed by Winston Abreu, Calvin Medlock, Chad Orvella, Dale Thayer and Julio DePaula.

Notes: The game is on YES. … This is the first of 18 games at Big Stein Field.

UPDATE ON MARIANO RIVERA, 9:37 a.m.: Rivera has been playing catch and will get on the mound for the first time next week. That is not too far off what his usual schedule would be. “I feel fine. My shoulder is strong,” he said this morning. “No problems.”

UPDATE VIA iPHONE, 10:15 a.m.: Watching Wang, Joba, CC and Aceves in the bullpen.

It’s interesting to watch how effectively CC uses his lower half to drive the ball. It’s something Joba needs to improve.

Here are some shots from above:

UPDATE VIA iPHONE, 10:34 a.m.: Yogi Berra and Don Zimmer are talking behind the cage. There’s a little baseball knowledge.

UPDATE VIA iPHONE, 11:23 a.m.: Trying to confirm this, but it sounds like Alex Rodriguez either has met or will meet with the MLB investigators today.

UPDATE, 12:41 p.m.: Just spoke to Brian Cashman. He did not have any information as to whether Alex Rodriguez will meet with MLB investigators today.

I asked Cashman his opinion on Yuri Sucart driving his players to and from games.

“It has been handled,” he said. “That’s all I want to say, it has been handled.”

Asked whether Sucart would still be allowed to transport players to and from games, Cashman repeated that the matter had been handled.

UPDATE, 12:50 p.m.: George Steinbrenner is at his game. I also saw his daughters, Jessica and Jennifer. I’m assuming Hal and Hank are here as well but I have not seen them.

It’s a beautiful day in Tampa. Sunny, a few clouds and 73 at the moment.

UPDATE, 12:57 p.m.: They’re introducing all the guest instructors now. This could take a while. Big hand for Tino.

UPDATE, 1:03 p.m.: Lawrence Peter Berra received a standing ovation when introduced.

UPDATE, 1:06 p.m.: Lots of Rays fans here, they got a lot of applause. … Meanwhile the Yankees had a fly-over of an Air Force transport as the anthem ended. They don’t do anything halfway here.

George Steinbrenner is sitting in the front row of his suite and received a big hand when he came out.

UPDATE, 1:14 p.m.: Bernie Williams just threw out the first pitch.

UPDATE, 1:28 p.m.: Phil Hughes hit Kennedy and Aybar but struck out Crawford and got Zobrist to pop to short to end the inning. He threw 18 pitches, 13 strikes. His fastball was 91/92.

UPDATE, 1:34 p.m.: Yankees went in order in the first. Tex fanned.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Good inning for Hughes. He walked Richard with one out but came back to K Riggans on four pitches then got Ruggiano to ground to second. He’s at 33 pitches and is probably done.

UPDATE, 1:46 p.m.: Three up and three down again, A-Rod and Cano fanned. Davis has made them look silly for two innings. … Phil Coke now pitching.

The line for Hughes: 2 innings 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 2 hit batters. I had him for 33 pitches, 22 strikes.

UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: The new, extra-hustle Robinson Cano just ranged into short right field to track down a grounder and made a nice flip to first to get Aybar. 1-2-3 inning for Coke.

UPDATE, 2:10 p.m.: Coke motors through another inning. He allowed a single but caught Richard looking to end the frame. 1-0 Yankees middle of the fourth.

The live blog could get a little spotty soon as we’ll be heading down to the clubhouse to speak to Hughes and Coke.

Jeter, Tex and A-Rod due up.

UPDATE, 2:19 p.m.: Still here. Tex singled with one out by A-Rod grounded into a 5-4-3 DP. Lots of Rays fans here. They booed him when he came up then cheered when he ended the inning.

Brian Bruney now chucking. Yanks have allowed one hit through 4 innings.

UPDATE, 2:24 p.m.: Brian Bruney just cruised through the fifth inning, hitting 95 on the gun. He’s got big-time upside in that 8th inning role.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Nady reached on a ground-rule double down the line in right. Then Posada doubled over the head of the center field. The ball hopped the fence or he might have reached third. 2-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Marte on to pitch. Wholesale changes to the lineup.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: In a revolutionary moment for the interweb, here is audio from the starting pitcher before the game is over.

Phil Hughes talks about his two innings, how spring training feels this year when compared to last and what his goals are for this season:

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Don’t read too much into Hughes hitting two batters in the first inning. Dave Eiland is big on working inside and pushing batters off the plate. I suspect Hughes was being particularly aggressive on 0-1 pitches. It’s not something he would necessarily do during the season.

UPDATE, 3:17 p.m.: As I was leaving the clubhouse, Shelley Duncan hammered a three-run blast to left field. It’s 5-1 Yankees.

Now Mark Melancon, who is the man, is moving down the Rays in the eighth inning.

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  1. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    They will be busting out the A lineup today.

  2. able 21 February 26th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Wish I didn’t have to work today. Anyone know if YES will be doing a rebroadcast tonight?

  3. Manny D February 26th, 2009 at 8:36 am

    At what time will the encore be?

  4. SamVa February 26th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I think… if I remember correctly.. if you have MLB.tv premium (109.95) you can re-watch all of the games… it’s similar to a DVR type thing..
    In regards to today’s line-up… I am throughly impressed.. This is essentially what we will be seeing all season it will be interesting to see what they can do.

  5. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Tex!!!!

    For the first game on YES, we’re going to see some very interesting pitchers. I’m really excited to see how Phil does ..

    Able21, YES will re-air the game tonight – I think at 7:30pm

  6. able 21 February 26th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Thank you Betsy

  7. Baseball Mogul February 26th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Time Warner guide says 7-930 PM eastern

  8. phil of philmont February 26th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    this obstructed view situation in the bleachers is a joke.

    plenty of other stadiums have OF restaurants without creating rows and rows of unusable seats. they had to put the restaurant right up to the field so that the richies can eat dinner there and still have a better view than the poor schlubs who can only afford to go to a couple of games and can only afford the bleachers.

    this shows the blatant disregard the yankees have for the average guy (i.e. the taxpayer who is fooing the financing for the stadium in the first place) and the best part is that the bleacher people being blocked by the restaruant, cant even go into the restaurant!

    this is a rich boy’s playground, the unwashed masses need not apply.

  9. Doreen February 26th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Betsy -

    So, I get to watch the game backwards! :) (I have to be out in the early afternoon, probably back in time to catch the end of the game – at least I hope so.)

    It looks like Girardi will be trying Cano out in a few different spots in the lineup. #5 is pretty interesting. I suppose it’s just until Matsui is in game form.

  10. carl February 26th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I wish they had yes in Las Vegas :(

  11. Mike February 26th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    ooooo yes, got the legit lineup in today. good to see tex.

  12. Chris February 26th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    can u watch the game live on mlb.tv? i think my acct from last year is still good

  13. Brian February 26th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    You can listen to today’s game on MLB.com Gameday Audio. You have to buy the package which is 15 dollars for the season, but you can listen to every game for the entire season. It’s perfect for people who work and can’t watch the Yankee day games.

  14. Ham Fighters February 26th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    mlb.tv sent me an email yesterday saying they were going to auto renew me for this year. i declined it.

    last year they showed games through the first week of the season for free, i dont know if they are doing it again this year, but i just went to the website and didnt find any link to check it out for free.

  15. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Chris
    February 26th, 2009 at 8:47 am
    can u watch the game live on mlb.tv? i think my acct from last year is still good

    ————————————————————

    If you didn’t cancel it, it was renewed automatically.

  16. miggs February 26th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    This lineup is fantastic and it doesn’t even include Matsui.

    Lots of people discount him, but Godzilla can flat out hit. People have such short memories and think only of the recent injuries but the guy can rake.

    Anyone who thinks the Sox and Rays still have better teams than the Yanks are not looking at thinks realistically. I’d be very surprised if this team doesn’t win the AL East this year.

  17. mrvigs013 February 26th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    got an e-mail form a ticket rep today about the bleachers and beer. I had asked him if we had access to the stadium from our bleacher season tickets…Hope this helps

    Subject: RE: Account#xxxxxxx

    Frank,

    That is not true. Ticket Licensees in the bleachers will have access to the rest of the stadium. You cannot drink beers in your seat, however you can walk to the bars/restaurants and drink there. However you cannot physically be drinking in your bleacher seat.

    Scott xxxxxxx
    Ticket Operations
    26-Time World Champions
    New York Yankees
    Yankee Stadium Ticket Office
    One East 161st Street
    Bronx, NY 10451

  18. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I am dvring the game. I hope Pete and others will live blog the game.

    Nice that Joe busted out his A+ lineup for the first game we can watch!! :)

  19. phil of philmont February 26th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    thats great, so the working man who saves up a few weeks so he can go watch his team once or twice a year from the bleachers now cant see half the field and also cant drink a beer while he watches the game.

  20. carl February 26th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Chris you can watch it live on mlbtv

  21. pat February 26th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Philmont

    Protest with your wallet. Don’t go to the games and cancel the sports package you watch games on. Talk is cheap. :wink:

  22. phil of philmont February 26th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    pat, already done

  23. bdog375 February 26th, 2009 at 9:10 am

    The lineup is looking good. I know I always say this in March, but damn the Yankees looked poised for #27 this year!

  24. Hobs February 26th, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Phil,

    It’s 5 bucks a seat…

    Watching an obstructed baseball game at the new stadium for 5 dollars is fine with me…

  25. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Yankees lower partial-view seat price to $5

    BY NEIL BEST | neil.best@newsday.com
    February 26, 2009

    The price of watching a fraction of Yankees games dropped to a fraction of its original cost yesterday, with obstructed-view bleacher seats abruptly falling from $12 per game to $5.

    Lonn Trost, the team’s chief operating officer, made the announcement during an interview on WFAN. The ticket price applies to about 600 seats on either side of a sports bar that extends to the centerfield wall.

    “Those seats are being sold at $5, not $12,” he said. “I think some seats may have gone out improperly invoiced. Those are going to be corrected, but those 600 seats are going to be $5.”

    Trost was not asked about the timing or rationale for the change and did not return a call seeking further explanation.

  26. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother February 26th, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Phil of Philmont
    “this shows the blatant disregard the yankees have for the average guy (i.e. the taxpayer who is fooing the financing for the stadium in the first place) and the best part is that the bleacher people being blocked by the restaruant, cant even go into the restaurant!
    this is a rich boy’s playground, the unwashed masses need not apply.”

    - – - – - – -

    Phil – suds up, don’t forget to wash behind your ears, and go order a nice steak dinner with the masses who do shower.

    p.s. only half-kidding. Unfortunately professional sports at the top levels have been becoming what you call a rich man’s playground for a long while now. But that’s the same in most cities. Minor league games are still very affordable.

  27. Pel February 26th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    *thats great, so the working man who saves up a few weeks so he can go watch his team once or twice a year from the bleachers now cant see half the field and also cant drink a beer while he watches the game.*

    >working man who saves up a few weeks
    >bleachers

    He must work in one of those fancy high paying sweatshops if he’s saving up a few weeks for the bleachers.

    Sheesh…

  28. carl February 26th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    “>working man who saves up a few weeks
    >bleachers

    He must work in one of those fancy high paying sweatshops if he’s saving up a few weeks for the bleachers.

    Sheesh…”

    lol

  29. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Let me start off by saying, I don’t think what the Yankees are doing is right. But every other team is doing or has done the same thing. The Mets did the same thing to their ticket holders.

    Name me a professional sport that is affordable for a family of 4 to go to? Football? No, not in the NY area where tickets are priced at 70 bucks and up a game. Basketball? Cheapest seats are 10 bucks, you are so far away you are in another time zone. Rangers? no cheapest seats 46 bucks!

    You want to rail against ticket prices, every single sport needs to be railed against.

  30. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    pel= :lol: I missed what he wrote. Weeks to buy a $5 ticket. :lol: If he saves his pennies up maybe he can go to 3 games a year.

  31. Brad February 26th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Steve Phillips continues to talk like a goof as usual on Mike & Mike.
    After a little nudge by Gammons he sees Boston because of only spending $12.5M on Smoltz, Baldelli, Penny.

  32. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Brad- Please explain? He sees Boston winning? Because they only spent 12 million?

  33. Fran February 26th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Looking forward to watching the game today. It will even be good to hear Michael Kay again!

  34. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Fran- I hope he doesn’t get on his horse and discuss Alex and his issues from the past few weeks. I don’t want to hear it.

  35. sunny615 February 26th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I just got on here and read the “No Love for the K-Man” thing… the Yanks should just suck it up and give him his outright release. Call it for what it is (a really bad signing) and let him go back to Japan. He serves no purpose here and he doesn’t like it here either. I don’t see the logic in keeping him around? Am I missing something?

  36. Doreen February 26th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Going to baseball games is no longer seen as something one does on the spur of the moment on a nice day. It has become more a planned entertainment event. That’s one of the reasons for all the “peripherals” like restaurants in ballparks. It’s an event.

    It happened to Broadway.

    It’s happening to sports.

    So, for the person who really enjoys the live experience, one finds alternatives to the “big leagues” for both types of entertainment. For stage afficionados, that means finding quality local theater troupes or community theater; for arena afficionades, that means minor league baseball.

    I suppose for football/basketball there’s the college level, but I imagine depending upon the school, the costs vary a lot.

    So instead of going to multiple major league games, you plan on going to maybe one or two (or three) for the entire season, and supplement with minor league games.

    It stinks, but it’s the reality of the situation. Times have changed.

  37. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Doreen, you hit the nail on the head. It has become an event. Growing up in Baltimore, I miss being able to decide at 5 or 6 that we wanted to go to a game and just walk up and buy $3 bleacher seats.

  38. pat February 26th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Doreen

    It’s also about the re-allocation of leisure dollars.

    For what my family pays for cable TV, Internet and cell phones, we could take the 6 of us to the Stadium a couple of times a month.

    Many luxury items are now seen as necessities. Those items didn’t exist 35 years ago and what you spent discretionary income on has changed.

  39. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 10:00 am

    If people would stop wasting money on gas and start walking and cut their meals to one a day, they could go to a lot more games.

  40. disco stu February 26th, 2009 at 10:06 am

    really looking forward to seeing Mark Melancon pitch … up until now the only video I have seen of him are those quick 6-7 second iso images on You Tube – impossible to gauge how his ball moves and the speed it is delivered to the plate.

    Today should be fun to finally see him pitch.

  41. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 10:08 am

    GreenBeret7

    And if people would stop wasting money on clothes think of the possibilities!! :P

  42. Brad Pitt's better-looking brother February 26th, 2009 at 10:10 am

    jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 10:08 am

    GreenBeret7

    And if people would stop wasting money on clothes think of the possibilities!!

    - – - – - – -

    I hear Lace and Stiletto are doing just fine, Jennifer! lol.

  43. Curious Fan February 26th, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Pete,

    I have a couple of serious questions regarding the “media” that I’m hoping you can help answer. I understand all of the drama over Alex Rodriguez and the Steriods. He’s considered to be one of the best and it was very disappointing to find out that he took PEDs. I also understand that he sells papers which is why he is in the headlines so often. Everyone has to make their money right?

    What I don’t understand is why we haven’t heard about the other 103 names on the list. That’s a lot of people, many of whom I assume are still in the game today but no one seems to be concerned with their ‘cheating’. We haven’t heard why or even any expressed concern from the ‘media’ Alex Rodriguez’s rights were violated as those documents were suppose to be sealed and confidential based on a court order. Also why is it that Bonds, Canseco and Rodriguez have taken the brunt of this steroids problem when McGwire, Pettitte, Clemens (well maybe not Clemens because he’s denying it) have gotten off pretty much scot free? Didn’t they all do the same thing?

  44. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    jennifer
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    GreenBeret7

    And if people would stop wasting money on clothes think of the possibilities!!

    ————————————————————

    Sounds better all the time. I think that if the government was run by LoHud bloggers, the world would be a better place to live.

  45. JoeyA February 26th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Great observation Pete!

    I always felt like Joba throws with his arm, and not his body. Legs and lower half are key at this stage.

    It will also alleviate the strain on his shoulder.

  46. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Joba’s coach at Nebraska (his name escapes me at the moment) gave a lengthy interview on how they worked with Joba and tried to get him to mimic Roger Clemens’ windup and push off with his legs.

  47. rbj February 26th, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Peter, please do in game updates. Some of us have to be at work, and can’t get YES anyway (not living in the greater metropolitan area).

    Thanks.

  48. FI_Flyer February 26th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    It would be helpful if the time were included with the name of the network carrying the game.

  49. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Pete did include the name of the network. It is on YES.

  50. gnome February 26th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    “Sounds better all the time. I think that if the government was run by LoHud bloggers, the world would be a better place to live.”

    remeber some lohud bloggers DO work for the government ;)

  51. ray (sox fan) February 26th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    jennifer
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    GreenBeret7

    “And if people would stop wasting money on clothes think of the possibilities!!”

    Someone please tell me that GB7 isn’t going to start running around without clothes on!!!

  52. Doreen February 26th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    pat -

    So true.

  53. westchester dave February 26th, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Green Beret 7: The only problem if the government were run by LoHud Bloggers is that we’d constantly be hearing about trading Alabama for Saudi Arabia.

  54. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    ray (sox fan)
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:41 am
    jennifer
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    GreenBeret7

    “And if people would stop wasting money on clothes think of the possibilities!!”

    Someone please tell me that GB7 isn’t going to start running around without clothes on!!!

    ————————————————————

    What makes you think that I’m not doing that anyway?

  55. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    westchester dave
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Green Beret 7: The only problem if the government were run by LoHud Bloggers is that we’d constantly be hearing about trading Alabama for Saudi Arabia.

    ————————————————————

    There’s no reason to be trading Alabama for Saudi Arabia. If I were the Secretary Of Defense and Secretary Of Energy (they should be combined), I’d slant drill through the center of the Earth into Saudi Arabia and suck the oil out from underneath them. It’s not their oil. They’re just closer to it.

  56. Doreen February 26th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    GreenBeret7
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:45 am
    ray (sox fan)
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:41 am
    jennifer
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    GreenBeret7

    “And if people would stop wasting money on clothes think of the possibilities!!”

    Someone please tell me that GB7 isn’t going to start running around without clothes on!!!
    ——————————————————————————————
    What makes you think that I’m not doing that anyway?

    _____________________________

    Yeah! We already know he’s running around without his teeth – “gumming his gum!” :lol:

  57. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Doreen
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    ——————————————————————————————
    What makes you think that I’m not doing that anyway?

    _

    Yeah! We already know he’s running around without his teeth – “gumming his gum!”

    ————————————————————

    Man, you can’t hide nothing on this board.

  58. D-BLOCK February 26th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Star Ledger is reporting Kennedy not Hughes on the mound today? what’s the deal? i’m hoping you’re right because i didn’t take off to watch Kennedy pitch!!

  59. ray (sox fan) February 26th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    These last few posts are painting a picture that necessitates I speed dial my therapist!

  60. Ryan February 26th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    looks like cervelli and monetero in those phone pics….montero is way bigger

  61. AROD fan (SIGN MANNY NOW) February 26th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Gnome – lol!

    Thank the good lord we finally have game threads! Go yankees!

  62. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    ray (sox fan)
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:54 am
    These last few posts are painting a picture that necessitates I speed dial my therapist!

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. See what happens when you hang around with respectable degenerates?

  63. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Oh no what did I start!! :lol: :D

  64. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    ——————————————————————————————
    What makes you think that I’m not doing that anyway?
    ——————————————

    “all natural” day on this blog was last week, GB. Plus, I don’t think it was to be taken literally…

  65. rbj February 26th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    “UPDATE VIA iPHONE, 10:34 a.m.: Yogi Berra and Don Zimmer are talking behind the cage. There’s a little baseball knowledge. ”

    Zimmer’s back in town?! I thought he wouldn’t come back, given the way he parted company with the Yankees.

  66. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    jennifer
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:58 am
    Oh no what did I start!!

    ————————————————————

    No doubt about it, Jennifer…you’re a born troublemaker.

  67. pat February 26th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Zim works for the Rays and comes to the Stadium for those games.

  68. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Tom
    February 26th, 2009 at 10:59 am
    ——————————————————————————————
    What makes you think that I’m not doing that anyway?—————————————————————
    “all natural” day on this blog was last week, GB. Plus, I don’t think it was to be taken literally…

    ————————————————————

    It’s a little late to be telling me that now, Tom.

  69. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 11:06 am

    GreenBeret7

    I am a wolf in sheep’s clothing. :)

  70. Coach6423 February 26th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Zimmer is on staff with he Rays.

  71. AD February 26th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Wish I could watch this today…. Keep the updates coming PeteAbe…

  72. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    jennifer
    February 26th, 2009 at 11:06 am
    GreenBeret7

    I am a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    ————————————————————

    I would never have figured you for a wolfette, Jennifer. Clare and Mel, yes…but, not you.

  73. Glenn February 26th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    So the ARod meeting with investigators is today?

  74. ANSKY February 26th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    If using his lower half to drive the ball is something Joba were to improve on, wouldn’t that reduce his long term injury risk? While I imagine it would it allow him to stay stronger deeper into games, could it be possible for him to actually throw harder?

  75. m February 26th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    ray,

    You still around? Adrian Wojinowski (sp?) of Yahoo sports wrote a good (but not so nice) article on Marbury. It’s a must read. I linked it in last night’s thread.

    Tough loss in LA last night, but those last games of a long road trip are tough to win. Players are already thinking of sleeping in their own beds.

    I didn’t check, how did Boston do against Minny? And did you read about Dice-K’s WBC tuneup game?

  76. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Just finished watching one of my favorite musical comedies…”Paint Your Wagon”. Great stuff. Following it with “San Francisco” with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy.

  77. 7*7 February 26th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    excited to see Melancon and Coke

  78. Patrick 2 February 26th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Though Sucart hasn’t been convicted of wrongdoing, MLB can’t be happy that he was allowed on the grounds of a spring training site.

    “What is he thinking?” a Yankees staffer asked.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/02.....157044.htm

  79. ANSKY February 26th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Melancon and Coke …. that sounds like the name of a cocktail.

  80. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    The Simpsons did a funny bit on that movie GB:

    “Here comes Lee Marvin! Thank God! He’s always drunk and violent!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHT4QBwCicw

  81. tim boat February 26th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    A-Rod met with investigators? Did his drug dealer cousin drive him to the meet? OMG OMG!!

  82. m February 26th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Maybe Sucart and Alex are DEA agents and they’re about to take down MLB. I’m reaching, huh?

  83. Sean Serritella February 26th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I look foward to watching Hughes pitch.

  84. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Actually Alex is a narc. :lol: I was reading a book, and I heard that term for the first time since High School. I always remember suspecting certain “kids” in school being one.

  85. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    You’re welcome, Able.

    LOL Doreen – if you don’t want to be spoiled, though, stay far away from this blog.

    Re: CC using the lower half of his body to drive the ball: all effective power pitchers do this. I remember always hearing Tom Seaver talk about how important it was for a power pitcher to have a strong trunk and legs because a pitcher gets most of his strength from that part of his body. Frankly, I don’t even see how a power pitcher could ever be effective just using his arm – where would the leverage come from? There wouldn’t be any. Also, I would think that severe injuries would result from this method of pitching – it pains me to even think about it. This is why I was not surprised that Phil had such struggles when he returned in August of 2007. His legs never really fully healed – even in September/October, when he pitched much better, they weren’t completely healthy. Phil was always touted as having wonderful mechanics – he was big and strong and used the lower half of his body. If Joba isn’t doing this, he needs to start doing it right away.

  86. m February 26th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    jennifer,

    lol. My daughter called some diva a “narc” and I was like what? In my day, a narc was an undercover police officer. Nowadays I guess it’s used to call someone a narcissist.

  87. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    see pete if they did meet it was probably yesterday wen u were making a big deal of arod leaving with his cousin and he probably had drop off swisher sumwere close to there

  88. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    All of this talk about perfect mechanics and using the lower part of the body makes you wonder how Walter Johnson, Grover Alexander, Christy Mathewson, Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn won so many games without suffering from arm injuries.

  89. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    m-

    Yeah when I was in high school it was undercover cops who pretended to be students, to catch kids doing illegal things, drugs etc.

    Funny how it evolved. :lol:

  90. 213 Area Code February 26th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Pete: The i-phone update(s) are great; 35 years a NYY fan it feels like I can participate in ST in real time for the first time. Thanks.

  91. Michael Kei (Igawa) February 26th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I can’t stop laughing at phil’s comment about working hard to buy $5 tickets, LOL

  92. m February 26th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    jennifer,

    Are you old enough to remember 21 Jump Street? Johnny Depp played a narc who posed as a student in a high school. It all sounds so lame now.

  93. ANSKY February 26th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I am so uninterested in hearing about players & the game of baseball in the courtroom, and dealing with investigators. Get the people responsible for this economy into a courtroom, and dealing with investigators, then I’ll become very interested in that particular arena. Until then … well, lets just say I’m glad spring training is finally under way.

  94. will February 26th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    any live links of YES today?

  95. Doreen February 26th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Betsy -

    I don’t need suspense! At least not in spring training. :)

    And, oh, how I remember Tom Seaver always, always talking about his legs. He was one of my first favorite ballplayers. I used to adore when he and Bud Harrelson were on Kiner’s Korner (started life as a Mets fan, what can I say?). He had the most hysterical laugh (Tom Seaver, that is). I loved Kiner’s Korner, especially when he would have two players on. It was so much better than the canned post-game locker room stuff that passes for it nowadays. (did I just use “nowadays” in a sentence???? oops. :oops: )

  96. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 26th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Johnny Depp played a narc who posed as a student in a high school

    ==========================

    I had the biggest crush on Johnny at the time. Memories

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/gr.....eet_S4.jpg

  97. Jeter's Edge (In Blaz'n Copper!) :-) February 26th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I second this question:

    “any live links of YES today?”

  98. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    mel-

    Yeah I remember the show, but I was young when it was on and didn’t watch it.

  99. Russell NY February 26th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Johan Santana has soreness in his elbow.

    Didn’t he say at the end of last season he has soreness in his legs as well?

  100. will February 26th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?.....art=sports

    that’s all i’ve found thus far…

  101. rodg12 February 26th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    For me, a narc meant someone who ratted out their buddies to the principal.

  102. May day February 26th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Alright…this is going to be a slugfest. Hopefully not off of Hughes tho.

  103. Uncle Ellsworth February 26th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    GB7
    Must say I don’t share your opinion of Paint Your Wagon. I had High Hopes with Clint and Lee Marvin. Oh Well.

    Would you agree that Lee Marvin is the Best Movie Heavy Ever?

  104. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I third this question:

    “any live links of YES today?”

    Unfortunately it does not appear to be on justin.tv, I just checked, but theyre pretty much a NBA site anyway. Anyone know of any other similar websites that might carry the game?

  105. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    That is pretty bad news for Johan. Or I should say it could be pretty bad news.

  106. Buzzkill February 26th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Found this funny quip reported in the Star Ledger blog:

    Finally, check out this warning that’s hanging in a high-traffic area of the Yankee clubhouse. Not sure whether it’s new or not, but Thursday morning is the first time I noticed it: “You can ONLY take supplements which have been approved by the National Science Foundation.”

  107. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Pete there is your answer. Obviously Cashman doesn’t want his cousin around.

    Hopefully this story will be over.

  108. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Will, thanks for the link, just a heads up to everyone though, anything streaming through Sopcast requires you to d/l their software. Anyone have any experience with said software? Want to make sure it won’t infect my computer or anything!

  109. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, Cashman has, uh…well, I can’t really say it here, but wow.

  110. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for the weather update Pete. While we are stuck her in disgusting cold dreary NY you are all in nice sunny FLA.

    :angry:

  111. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I have a question. Does anybody know if MLB.tv plans on having the home and away option for broadcasts this year or was it just a tease at the end of last season?

    Let’s go Phil Hughes!

  112. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Finally, live Yankee baseball. :D

  113. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Yankees class all the way. :) Introducing the guest instructors for st. :D

  114. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Rob,

    there’s no such thing as blackout for spring training games.

  115. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    im so exited and dis is only a spring training game

  116. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Come on folks who are at home. Live blog please!

  117. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Ed — I meant once the season starts will we get a choice of which feed we watch or will we be stuck watching the home feed whichever city the Yankees are in.

  118. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    What’s Cash going to do next, forbid Alex from seeing his cousin? That’s not going to fly – nor should it.

  119. Benny Blanco February 26th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    yeah alex…..what were you thinking??? you should’ve had angel presinal pick you up with madonna riding shotgun. LOL

  120. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Rob,

    I think it’s the away feed.

  121. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    This is where I start fuming about the YES network. Rather than actually broadcasting the introductions, they instead rehash the signings of CC et al…then go to commercial.

  122. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    For those stuck at work, I would love to hear how Phil looks – not as far as pitching as the game hasn’t even started, but as far as the extra 10 lbs. Does he look better than he did when last we saw him? Thanks!

  123. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    For those stuck at work, I would love to hear how Phil looks – not as far as pitching as the game hasn’t even started, but as far as the extra 10 lbs. Does he look better than he did when last we saw him? Thanks!

  124. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Westerner99

    I was just going to ask if Yes was showing the intros. UGH I want to see things like that. We already know CC is a Yankee. If you don’t you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months. I want to see Tino cheering, Yogi receive a standing o. I love things like that.

  125. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Show us the introductions instead of quick profiles on free agent signings!!! Damn you, YES network!!!

  126. Patrick 2 February 26th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I asked Cashman his opinion on Yuri Sucart driving his players to and from games.

    “It has been handled,” he said. “That’s all I want to say, it has been handled.”

    Good for Cashman… he has to look out for the image of the organization. He cannot allow ARod to further disgrace it.

  127. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    February 26th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    GB7
    Must say I don’t share your opinion of Paint Your Wagon. I had High Hopes with Clint and Lee Marvin. Oh Well.

    Would you agree that Lee Marvin is the Best Movie Heavy Ever?

    ————————————————————

    Not a problem, Ellie.

    Best movie heavies ever….tie between Sidney Greenstreet and Orson Welles.

  128. Al from BK(waiting for opening day!) February 26th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Someone please live-blog I’m stuck at work :(

  129. ZMan February 26th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Clearly, Cashman isin’t a big ARod fan.

    And I love Hank’s comments on how he needs to hit the ball when it counts LOL

    Some tough love being showered upon ARod…..

  130. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    send an email to to Yes info@yesnetwork.com

  131. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I’ll live-blog for you guys, but only up until around 2:15, then I’m heading out…

    YES is just recapping all the offseason moves for those of us who didn’t hear yet.

  132. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    man haring teixeira burnett and sabathia gets me exited we have a great team this year

  133. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Sure, I’ll live blog:

    Commercial.

    Kay and Singleton talk for two minutes about the FAs.

    Commercial.

    Taped piece on CC, AJ, and Tex.

    Commercial.

  134. DominicanYank February 26th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Don’t want to derail the thread but since when has anyone found evidence that Yuri Sucart is the “cousin” named by Alex? The way that Yuri was implicated was by an ESPNdeportes reporter, who asked Yuri’s wife he is was Alex’s cousin. Once she confirmed that, the media jumped on it as being “the cousin” that Alex referred to. Now Alex has the responsibility to quelch that claim, which he hasn’t, but as far as I’m concerned, unless there’s evidence (which I’m sure MLB is working on…or not…) Yuri’s name is getting thrown through the mud with insinuations that he’s a “drug smuggler”. Hopefully at the end of all this, his name will be cleared and hopefully Alex steps up, for once, without damaging the rest of his family.

  135. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Steve M

    You mean for those who have been living under a rock for the past 4 months?

  136. TurnTables February 26th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    A-Rod would be smart to listen to his GM. The Yankees organization support is the only thing he has left. The last thing he should be doing is trying to alienate them too. Cashman doesn’t want him to hang out with the cousin, then he shouldn’t.

  137. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    for all my fellow outta towners, the link Will posted above appears to be good. Thanks a million Will!!!

    ahhhhh, I can hear Kay in the background!! I’ve never been so happy to hear his voice lol.

    HERE WE GO YANKEES 2009!!!!! Woooooo!

  138. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Yet another commercial.

  139. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Aaaargh – gameday audio is broadcasting, but through the Tampa Bay feed. Yuck.

  140. jack February 26th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    how dare Cashman not want his players to be around a steroid dealer or want the Yankees name to be associated with him!!!

  141. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    can someone please link gameday

  142. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Westerner99

    That is an incomplete live blog. What commercials are running? Just kidding.

  143. keyswahili February 26th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Same goes for his boyfriend SoS!!!!!

  144. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    YES comes back to….Kay reading copy for sponsors.

  145. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    he is not a known steroids dealer he got them for Alex and helped him inject. He is his cousin and one of his best friends for a long time.

  146. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    bernie williamssssssss trowin da first pitch

  147. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Bernie Williams throwing out the first pitch.

  148. SFYanksFan February 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....b_nyamlb_1

  149. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Cashman doesn’t have any business telling A-Rod not to hang out with family, he just doesn’t.

  150. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    to anyone else on Sopcast, is this ESPN China or ESPN Taiwan? If the latter, I guess we have CMW to thank for being able to watch this game!

    Their broadcasters just said “Legends Field” lol. If we were the Devil Rays, we’d fine em $2!

  151. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    i wonder if we can sign bernie to a 1day contract that would be way bettter the seen billy crystal

  152. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    YES didn’t show the introductions? That’s disgraceful.

  153. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    BRING BACK BERNIE

  154. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Bernie got a nice hand…he lobbed the ball in there.

    Fireworks went off…and Hughes is making the first pitch.

  155. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Morgan Ensberg is still in baseball? yikes

  156. D-12 February 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    They can’t stop ARod from hanging out with him, but they can ban him from the premises. Not sure what they can do on the road, but at home they can control it.

  157. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Cashman likely just told A-Rod that his cousin won’t be allowed on MLB or Yankee property and ‘suggested’ he not associate with him in public.

    Hughes hits the first batter.

  158. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Westerner99

    Did he have trouble reaching the catcher from the mound?

  159. Clint February 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Hughes hits the leadoff guy

  160. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    hughes hit the first batter lol

  161. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    wow already a hit batter

  162. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    By the end of this game, I’m going to know a lot more Chinese words. Namely ball, strike, and Molina.

  163. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Hughes is throwing strikes. I love the shades Tex has on.

  164. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Starting with the HBP…wonder what this portends…

  165. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Seeing Teix at 1b is a complete sight for sore eyes!

  166. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hughes gets Crawford on a swinging strike out.

  167. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    92mph 2 seamer with real nice movement away

  168. Rich I. February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    The Rays’ broadcaster just called Carl Crawford “CC.”

  169. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    hughes strikes out crawford

  170. Clint February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Struck out Crwford with a 92 MPH FB

  171. Mark in Tampa February 26th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Heard Tim Kurkjian say this morning that Hanley Ramirez is 25lbs bigger, and that it is lean muscle, not fat. Wonder how that happened?

  172. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Strikes out Crawford 1-2-3 on a high heater. 92mph

  173. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    im not gay at all but damn does tex look sexy at first or friggin what

  174. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    K’s Crawford!

  175. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Aybar HPB also.

  176. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    another batter hit

  177. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Two HBP?

    Eeep.

  178. 4 x 4 February 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Hughes hits another guy LOL

  179. RalphieD (for free sports betting look here http://www.centsports.com/?opcode=317843) February 26th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    lets go hughes!!!

  180. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    damn hughes cutter is really running in….second batter hes hit with that

  181. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    HBP

  182. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    “The Rays’ broadcaster just called Carl Crawford “CC.””

    We should fine them a dollar!

  183. Frontier February 26th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I hope the umps warn each side, just so that the Rays don’t retaliate against our players. Hughes already hits 2 of the first 3 batters…

  184. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    u imaginee if the rays try to retaliate from last spring trainin incident wit shelly duncan

  185. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    2 on, one out…and Nady catches the fly out.

  186. Mark in Tampa February 26th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Tim Kurkjian said this morning that Hanley Ramirez gained 25lbs of lean muscle in the offseason. Hmmmm, I wonder how that happened?

  187. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Nice – watching the game on Sopcast in Chinese.

  188. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    atleast hes gotten ahead of every batter

  189. BJ February 26th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    five iron from fenway

    Have a link?

  190. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    FWIW Kay and Singleton have both said he isn’t throwing the cutter today and won’t until later into ST. That means it’s his 4 seamer running like that.

  191. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Does a pitcher use his whole repertoire this early in spring or is it fastball / curve.

  192. Mark in Tampa February 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    They have been calling Crawford that since he came up in ’02.

  193. james February 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    everytime hughes goes inside, he hits somebody.

    stuff looks ok… control is pretty good.

  194. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    So far Xavier Nady is winning my unofficial “which Yankee name sounds coolest when pronounced in a Chinese accent” contest by a country mile.

  195. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Rays announcers called that Ensberg running into the catcher in ST last year as the “start of the maturation” of the Rays! Yikes.

  196. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    ‘damn hughes cutter is really running in….second batter hes hit with that’

    He’s not throwing the cutter today, it’s fastball, curveball today.

  197. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    From Will at about 12:45:
    http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?.....art=sports

  198. 7*7 February 26th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I wish Swisher and Gardner were playing today

  199. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    BJ, you have to download Sopcast to watch it. When you do it is channel 6003.

  200. Mike R February 26th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    “how dare Cashman not want his players to be around a steroid dealer or want the Yankees name to be associated with him!!!”

    People need to stop calling this guy a steroid dealer. He isn’t. He went to his local store in the Dominican and got his cousin (who happens to be a multimillionaire) steroids.

    If I were to ask my friend where to get a dime bag and my friend went out and got one for me, that doesn’t make him a dealer.

  201. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    There is no reason to warn the benches…the pitches both just grazed the batters.

    Zobrist, the Rays SS, fouls off a bunch of 2-2 pitches before popping out to Jeter for the final out.

  202. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    is that a fact because his 2 seamer is running away hard

  203. yankee 822 February 26th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Has troubling putting away Zobirst.

    But gets him to pop out to Jetes

  204. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Here come the Yankees!!!!

  205. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    both pitches that hit batters looked like cutters the way they moved in

  206. carl February 26th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    so why are you canceling your cable? ” I’m just gonna read”

  207. Southernyankeefan February 26th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    phil threw fasballs a curve or two but eiland said no cutters today. he hit two batters

  208. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Westerner I’d agree with you. The second HBP seemes like it just hit the shirt. It doesn’t seem like a big deal.

    With Hughes his control looks pretty good. Fastball strikes up down in and out.

  209. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Kay did the lineups…no mention of A-Rod’s press conference or confessions yet.

    Damon, with the dark socks pulled up high, lines out to 3B.

  210. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Nice grab by Ensberg

  211. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    wow, Ensberg wants revenge on the Yanks. :X

  212. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Jeter grounds out to SS.

  213. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Lori

    Are your serious? It was Elliot Johnson who ran over a Cervilli in st. Their own announcers can’t get it right.

  214. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Lets go Markkyy

  215. X-Mann February 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Wade Davis has nasty stuff

  216. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Looks like the offense is back to the same old tricks.

  217. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Teix K’s.

  218. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    F – You Mark…

  219. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    tex strikes out thats a quick inning

  220. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Tex struck out.

  221. Southernyankeefan February 26th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    texiera just struck out in his first yankee AB

  222. james February 26th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    wow, no wonder teix gets off to slow starts lol

  223. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Well then, Davis just dialed it up to 94 to K big Tex after Mark worked 2 balls.

  224. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Jeter ran very gingerly to first on the ground out.

  225. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Wade Davis looks impressive, he is fighting for the 5th starter role apparently.

  226. m February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Just jumping in. So Phil hit 2 batters? Good job Phil. We didn’t like Maddon’s lipping off about Swish, either.

    Whoo Hooo. Let’s go Yankees. Show the Rays who the real champs are.

  227. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    ‘Wade Davis has nasty stuff’

    He’s one of the top upcoming SP in AAA baseball, very nasty. He’s hit 94 mph w/ control in ST gm. 1 so far.

  228. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Que the boos from yankee fans. teix ks in his first at bat.

  229. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Ed- Sounds like misdirected angst from Ensberg. He should be seeking revenge on the guy who sold him all those roids instead! Maybe it was ARod’s drug dealing cousin ;)

  230. Y26 February 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    m,

    What did Maddon say about Swisher?

  231. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    A-Rod makes nice play to get Kapler.

  232. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    A-Rod just made a awesome play.

  233. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    nice play

  234. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Haha he wasnt on he base

  235. Forntoso February 26th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Very impressed with Wade Davis

    He will beat out Andy Sonnenstein

  236. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    “We didn’t like Maddon’s lipping off about Swish, either.”

    hahahah, Maddon cries about stuff like a menopausal middle aged woman. what did he say this time?

  237. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    BBB: :lol:

  238. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    please dont get teix arm destroyed in the first game on tv catching a ball up the line like that. Thats how i got injured in college.

  239. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    huges looking sharp

  240. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Tex made a nice stretch on the last play.

    On a 3-2 pitch, Richard walks.

  241. james February 26th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    hughes walks a guy

  242. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    until that walk

  243. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Teix is going to save some errors this year – big time help for the defense.

  244. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    yeah he did thats why I was getting nervous.

  245. m February 26th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Y26,

    LOL. I didn’t read the article, but I think he said Swish is in no position to complain about playing time. I’ll try to dig up the article, but basically, unless your name is Phil Jackson, you’re better off not talking about other players.

  246. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    How could you say Hughes looks sharp, he has missed Molina’s target plenty of times, his 2-seamer looks flat, he has hit 2 batters and walked one. His curve does look pretty good so far though.

  247. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    With one out and one on, Riggans strikes out swinging.

  248. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    What did Maddon say about Swish?

    And Kapler’s back? Must have found some powerful undetectable stuff.

  249. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    nice struck out riggins

  250. Y26 February 26th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    mel,

    LOL… no that was Bill Madden… the NY Daily News columnist (and the biggest hack in the NY media next to George King). Not Joe Maddon, the Rays manager

  251. carl February 26th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    riggins k’d

  252. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    his curvball is sharp

  253. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    You guys are talking about 2 different Maddons.

  254. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    thank you jesus ….threw the curve for a strike

  255. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Hughes looks like you’d expect in his first ST start.

    Ruggiano grounds out to Cano.

  256. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    3outs arod coming up to bat

  257. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    ” I think he said Swish is in no position to complain about playing time. I’ll try to dig up the article, but basically, unless your name is *Pat Riley*, you’re better off not talking about other players”

    m- I went ahead and fixed that for ya! ;)

    Let’s see how badly Maddon wants to call Swish a scrub when he’s hitting .400 vs the Devil Rays and enjoying 15-pitch ABs vs all their young, inning limited arms on a regular basis!

  258. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    That curve looks NASTY.

  259. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    no hitter for hughes!!

  260. jennifer February 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    mel- :lol: that wasn’t Maddon of the Rays, that was the idiot who works for the Daily News.

  261. m February 26th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    haha. oops. guessed i should’ve clicked on the link when it was posted here. maybe one of them should be taken out and shot?

  262. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Jennifer – Yes, that’s what they said. Go figure.

  263. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    What was that with the simple 1985-era graphic the YES network just put up to show that A-Rod was up next? haha did their regular graphics guy not make the trip?

  264. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    theres boos and cheers

  265. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    oh, nevermind, I see it was Bill Madden who called Swisher a scrub.

    His opinion on baseball means about as much to me as Steve Madden’s! At least the latter Madden can offer insightful analysis on how Johnny Damon’s high socks accentuate his sexy calves!

  266. Zolio February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Teixeira is a notorious slow-starter. He hits .259 in April in his career.

    Be patient with him, he will be frustrating to watch early on (but his glove will carry him for that time).

  267. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Hughes was good at times, threw some good pitches…but his location is not quite there. Again, it was his first ST start…wildness is expected. His fastball had some movement and his curve was big.

    A-Rod getting boos and cheers…a solid mix, as he was introduced.

  268. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Good inning for the Hughes

  269. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    watching the 09 Yanks on mlb.com and watching the 1961 Yankees on MLB

  270. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Not a bad first start.
    Some of the Rays hitters looked slow on the 91-92 by Hughes. Could improve command a bit, but it is his first outing.

  271. Michael Kei (Igawa) February 26th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    >Yankees went in order Tex fanned

    Where’s your god now?

  272. Trevor February 26th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    The boos are Rays fans. They actually have fans now.

  273. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    YES’ new graphics for the stats look like something you’d see in a high school production.

    A-Rod K’s.

  274. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Man, you think these hitters haven’t played ball in a while?

  275. 24 Score February 26th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    And ARod Ks

    The offense in midseason form LOL

  276. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    he struck out

  277. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    3-2 counts w/ Cano ?

  278. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Cano taking pitches!!!

  279. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Wade Davis is seriously dealing…

  280. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Cano, with a full count, strikes out swinging.

  281. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    canos struck out preety impressive wade davis

  282. May day February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    i’m glad i can see all the K’s in HD. Rays are looking good

  283. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Nasty fastball w/ Davis.

  284. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Nady grounds out to 3B.

  285. May day February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    They should let Wade go 8 innings

  286. Jerzz February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Rays are absolutely stacked. It may be us or Boston that is sitting home for the postseason…

  287. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    nady grounds out to third

  288. m February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Who cares about Alex and Tex? I want to see the kids. That’s what spring’s all about.

  289. gmen21 February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    someone posted this link on river ave blues…

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....0Jeter.jpg

    does anyone know if the yanks are wearing these hats during the regular season? I am not a fan at all.

  290. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Wade Davis Cy Young pitcher today

  291. Benny Blanco February 26th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    wade davis is letting it go…95 in ST

  292. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    ‘Wade Davis Cy Young pitcher today’

    Umm..he ain’t no scrub buddy.

  293. Benny Blanco February 26th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Davis is not fooling around 94mph

  294. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Phil Coke on to pitch the top of the third.

  295. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Ensberg found that undetectable juice too

    Nady still a hacker. I wonder if Bill Madden thinks he’s qualified to complain about PT?

  296. gmen21 February 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    nevermind just found out they will be wearing those caps all season long.

  297. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    phil coke on the mound

  298. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Singleton just said that Kazmir, Garza, Shields & Sonnenstein with Davis and David Price battling for the 5th slot. I was under the impression Price had the slot locked up and it was Andy Sonnenstein and Davis battling. Anyone can confirm this?

  299. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Kennedy flies out to LF.

  300. Al from BK(waiting for opening day!) February 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    “Rays are absolutely stacked. It may be us or Boston that is sitting home for the postseason…”

    And you’re basing this on 2 innings of a spring training game? Geez.

  301. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    “Umm..he ain’t no scrub buddy.”

    Didnt say he was buddy

  302. Guard February 26th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    That AB by Nady is exactly why Swisher should play…

    Even though Swusher would have struck out, atleast he would have done it on 8 pitches

  303. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Kay just said the fly out was “Classic Coke.” And Singleton got a good chuckle.

    Crawford flies out to CF.

  304. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Coke lookin pretty potent so far! heh

  305. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I love me some Coke.

  306. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    ‘Didnt say he was buddy’

    Alright buddy

  307. burnett after reading February 26th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    melk man looks jacked!! i like the new number too.

  308. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Just stopped by to say – DA MELK!

    That’s it folks.

    :D

  309. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Nice play by Cano

  310. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    With two outs, Aybar grounds out to Cano…a good play by Cano.

  311. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    nice play by canoooooooooooooooo

  312. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Cano with a gold glove play. :D

  313. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    That’s a good Coke line

  314. Gitmo February 26th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I’m not your buddy, friend.
    I’m not your friend, guy.
    I’m not your guy, buddy.

  315. Name (required) February 26th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Hey look a second baseman!

  316. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    ‘Didnt say he was buddy’
    Alright buddy

    ————-

    Okay Chief!

    That’s Cano for you. He makes a great play and makes it look like he wasn’t even trying.

  317. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    nice play Robbie!!!!!

    not having to worry about covering Giambi’s ground is gonna make him SUCH a better defensive player.

  318. pat February 26th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Just put on the TV to see Robbie hustling an out. Good for him.

  319. Mike R February 26th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I’m not your buddy, friend!

  320. Pel February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Pffft…Cano made that play, yeah, but he was wayyyyyyyyyy lazy jogging back to the dugout.

  321. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Ok, so I’m guessing the same guy that is in charge of YES graphics today is also in charge of placing the 1B camera right behind the big-haired lady.

  322. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Does Coke get another inning.
    He could be a great addition to the bullpen.
    Then we get Coke 2 and Coke 3 in Dunn and de le Rosa later in the season and next year respectively.
    With Marte the pen looks to have some great lefty options the next few years.

  323. yankeefan91 Arod fan February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    hip hip jorgeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  324. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Orvella takes over for the Rays.

    Posada get the lame “hip, hip Jorge” chant…but goes deep!

  325. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Uh, welcome back Jorge?

  326. Pel February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    JORGE IS BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

  327. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Jorgie Juiced One!

  328. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 26th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    “My Buddy”

    http://www.dollinfo.com/mybud90s.htm

  329. pat February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Will they still use Georgie juiced one this year?

  330. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Posada: what shoulder surgery? :D

  331. Benny Blanco February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    hip hip jorge….

  332. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Molina pops up.

  333. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Hello Jorge

  334. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    HIP HIP… JORGE !

  335. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Jorge rocked it

  336. deja February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Jorge so good to SEE YAH! again…home run

  337. Pel February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand that’s what the other catcher does with the 1st pitch.

  338. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    please stay healthy Jorge

  339. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Give us the world series right now.
    If Posada is back healthy this lineup is fantastic.

  340. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Looks like Jorge’s shoulder’s ok. At least for hitting. :)

  341. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    “I love me some Coke.”

    Okay, which one of the ’86 Mets has kidnapped Rebecca and is posting under her handle?!?

    heh….over/under on when these Coke jokes start getting old? I’ll say July and take the over.

    also……HIP HIP JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  342. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Melky pops out to CF.

  343. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    The Melks gone bad

  344. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Melky looks (physically) much much more impressive, definitely added some weight in the offseason.

  345. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Well yippity yappity flippin hoo!!! It appears that I can get the game at work. :D

    And I swear to God that the minute I tuned in I saw a pinstriped homer!!! (And I don’t mean a Yankee fan!!!)

    Later y’all.

  346. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Melky is in better shape this yr. he might actually have abs and shins.

  347. m February 26th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “please stay healthy Jorge”

    Just keep him away from Shelley.

  348. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hopefully Melkys winter ball number, bring over his winter ball stats with it

  349. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Kay just relayed a funny story. After Gardner hit the HR yesterday, Jeter told him “it only goes down hill from here.”

    With two outs and no one on, Damon strikes out looking.

  350. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Melkster in midseason form

  351. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    “the minute I tuned in I saw a pinstriped homer!!! (And I don’t mean a Yankee fan!!!)”

    :lol:

    in that case, keep watching!

  352. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    BBB – didn’t the “hip, hip Jorge” jokes expire at the same time as the “Coke” jokes?

  353. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Melkster in midseason form

    ______________________________

    Hahahahahaha so true..at least from what we’ve seen in the past

  354. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    ‘Kay just relayed a funny story. After Gardner hit the HR yesterday, Jeter told him “it only goes down hill from here.”’

    The Captain :/

  355. Al from BK(waiting for opening day!) February 26th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I’m so mad I can’t see this game and later I’m going out so I can’t even see the encore!

  356. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    BBB: Coke’s September in 08 compares favorably to Joba’s in 07.

    Just sayin’

  357. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    BBB – you betcha! It’s called multitasking. I am going to be away next week (spring training, very excited) so I am trying to get a lot of stuff wrapped up this week.

    Back to…work.

    :)

  358. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    F’n front runner…Yankee hat and Rays shirt

  359. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Today’s AFLAC trivia – the Yanks last turned a triple play 41 years ago against the Twins. Who was at the plate?

    Coke gets the first batter to…pop out to MOlina.

  360. sammy February 26th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    quick question from a first-time Spring Training attendee. I’m wondering what the best time to show up for tomorrow’s game (Twins / Yankees, 1pm start) is? I’d like to try and get an autograph, if at all possible. Any recommendations / ideas?

    thanks.

  361. Steve B February 26th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    “BBB: Coke’s September in 08 compares favorably to Joba’s in 07.”

    ‘Cept when Joba was doing it, it mattered.

  362. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Coke gets the second batter to…single up the middle.

  363. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hip, hip, Jorge! is indeed old, but still gold. Because who cares? The only time we hear it is when he hits one out!

    That sportscenter commercial with Jorge is a classic, too.

    Ensberg still rocking the Yankee cap on Gameday.

    Speaking of Yankee caps, Kendrick Perkins of the Celtics was wearing one walking into an arena. Does that mean he’ll be joining LeBron in New York, too?

  364. Steve B February 26th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Killabrew?

  365. pat February 26th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    ST is long this year. Can’t we wait until the end of March for midseason jokes?

  366. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    With one on and one out, Cano catches a soft liner.

  367. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Someone told Canó to come ready to play defense…

  368. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Westerner99
    February 26th, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    Today’s AFLAC trivia – the Yanks last turned a triple play 41 years ago against the Twins. Who was at the plate?

    Coke gets the first batter to…pop out to MOlina.

    I think that Cox, Michael and Mantle turned the DP. Hitter was possibly Don Mincher or Killabrew.

  369. pat February 26th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Tex doing the butt wiggle :smile:

  370. Guard February 26th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    These guys all look rusty… except Wade Davis

  371. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Wait till you see Dunn and Delarosa Kenny

  372. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Since they like to combine people in the ballpark OR people with Yankees ancestry, my longshot of a guess is Jim Kaat…there was no DH then, why not?

  373. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    That was TP…not DP.

  374. MaineYankee February 26th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    m

    Perk is going to stay with the Celts so he can win some more rings. :lol:

  375. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    One on, two out, full count and Richard…strikes out looking.

  376. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Tex’s butt wiggle? Darn, why can’t I get YES now?!

    In the meantime, gameday audio lost the broadcasters signal so all I hear is undefined crowd noise. Is there actually a game going on?

  377. hardwired February 26th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I had almost forgotten what having a real first baseman feels like.

    We never have to witness a Giambi “throw” to second subverting yet another Yankee game (not to mention the statuesque range…)

  378. yankee 822 February 26th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Nice couple of innings for Coke… his stuff clearly isin’t in midseason form, but thats to be expected this early in ST

  379. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Cocaine’s a helluva drug

    okay, okay, last one for today, promise!

    those of you who find these puns lame should have heard me when Sean Henn was on the team, lol

  380. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    MaineYankee,

    Just let us win one first!

  381. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Westerner, thanks for play by play…at work and can’t really watch or listen!

  382. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    AFLAC answer: Johnny Roseboro, June 3, 1968.

  383. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Jeter flies out to CF.

  384. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Anyone know who the positional player subs are for this game.
    Would actually like the chance to see some of the young guys.
    Jackson and Montero played yesterday – but I am up for seeing them again. Or maybe Romine behind the plate.

  385. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    With one out, Tex singles on a ground ball to right.

  386. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    :D

    I wanted Tex from jump street!!!

    (Only kidding, he he he)

  387. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    First hit of the Texeira era – go Mark.

  388. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    A-Rod, with one on and one out, grounds into a DP. 5-4-3.

  389. deja February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    nice 543 there aroid

  390. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    lol Yeah Trisha I can’t lie I advocated Swisher for 1st and that we didn’t need to spend on Tex. But that’s why the Yanks pay Cash the big bucks and I pay them to let me watch.

  391. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    It wouldn’t be a Yankee game without an A-Rod double play

  392. rodg12 February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Gameday audio just came back for me. In case some of you turned it off.

  393. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, thank heavens Tex got a hit. I was worried about his personal safety. Some Yankee fans have such, uh, high standards.

  394. Matty C February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    DP-Rod is back!!

  395. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    As can be expected…the fans booed him after the DP.

  396. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Eric
    February 26th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    It wouldn’t be a Yankee game without an A-Rod double play

    ————————————————————

    And, yet, there were others on the team with more.

  397. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Mo/Coke oh lord :lol:

  398. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Absolutely Beret, but his just tend to stand out more lol

  399. Westerner99 February 26th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Recap blogging over…I’m taking a nap.

    (Home with bronchitis from work today.)

    Pete – when is registration happening???

  400. MaineYankee February 26th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I remember there was a big discussion about the value of a defensive first baseman last year. Many said it didn’t matter. I’m glad to see a good glove there.

  401. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Bruney is soo **slim** , didn’t recognize him.

  402. AD February 26th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Check out P. Coke mowing kids down

  403. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    No!! Is anyone else watching the game that can give play by play? lol

  404. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wow Albaladejo hitting 94 according to the Yes gun.

  405. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Damn I haven’t seen a dirtier hat since John Wetteland and Eric Gagne

  406. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    AHh lol that’s Brune-dog my mistake.

  407. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Wait a minute, what just happened…Jon Albaladejo on the mound one second, then Bruney on the mound the next, when did that happen?

  408. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    That’s Brian Brunney and keeps on losing weight 8O

  409. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Do the Rays really have that many fans at the game..? Or are Yankee fans actually booing him…I really hope it isn’t all the Yank fans…That would be pretty pathetic..

  410. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Brandon,

    Yep, that’s Bruney. lol

  411. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Well, if the Yankees pitch like this all season…

  412. Patrick Bateman February 26th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I know this is Spring Training, but I still don’t find Phil Hughes to be all that impressive. Sorry fanboys.

    Looks like an average mid-back of the rotation guy.

  413. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Yes, that would be pathetic. But letting the Rays fans infestate your field is pathetic, too.

    Where’s Paul Blart, Mall Cop?

  414. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    “lol Yeah Trisha I can’t lie I advocated Swisher for 1st and that we didn’t need to spend on Tex. But that’s why the Yanks pay Cash the big bucks and I pay them to let me watch.”

    Gotcha Rob. Not only didn’t I want Tex (meaning I just knew the Yankees didn’t need him), I was also convinced they weren’t going after him! But that wasn’t a gut feeling. That was a practical feeling! My gut feelings are always right. Seriously they are.

    Gut feeling de la saison: YANKEES WILL TAKE HOME #27!!!

    Another gut feeling de la saison: AJ Burnett is going to be a total ace.

  415. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Only 2 more pitchers till Melancon!!!! Words cannot describe how excited I am to see him.

  416. pat February 26th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Rays now play ST games an hour + away so they may have gobbled up the tix for today.

  417. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    That’s the Robi I remember.

  418. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    GB7, I just watched one of my favorite teams , the 1961 Yankees vs. Cinn Reds…Man what a team…Boyer makes a diving catch to his right, and then throws a pea to first from his knees….Berra in left, Maris in center, Blanchard in right….

  419. MaineYankee February 26th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Bruney seems to have learned how to pitch compared to when he first came to the Yankees. If he continues like he did before he got hurt he could be the 8th inning guy.

  420. T February 26th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    For those of us out of market, anyway to listen or watch the games? Are they even on mlb.tv?

  421. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    You cant spell XBH without X!

  422. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Holy.

    Crap.

    Jorge.

  423. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    It would of been nice to see the Swishman today. Mr. Energy…

  424. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Posada: seriously, what shoulder seriously? :lol:

  425. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    T – they are apparently on mlb.tv, or sopcast.org in Chinese if you want em for free.

  426. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Patrick Bateman,

    You won’t find an argument here. Literally. It was already discussed in yesterday’s thread.

    The ‘fanboy’ tag’s a little condescending, though.

  427. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Game is on MLB.COM

  428. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    OMG, how I’ve missed Jorge. There are no words!!!

    GUESS WHO’S BACK, BABY!!!!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!! Eat your heart out Kevin Cash!!!

  429. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I say let the Ray fans have their day(s) in the sun. There’s enough glory to go around. Lord knows they suffered for a long long time. Our suffering is what, not winning a world series?

    I’m happy for them, I don’t care if they infiltrate, boo, take over, etc. They have the right to a little happiness. GO RAY FANS!

    OT – I saw the broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof last week, doing their farewell tour. Topol still plays Tevye. This is his 43rd year playing Tevye! Something like that. Anyway, that’s what I thought of when I said that Rays fans deserve a little happiness too. Anyone know Fiddler well enough to remember where that line (or a paraphrase of it) came from? In my family we watched Fiddler so much when it was on television that I swear that we could all recite all of the lines!

    :)

  430. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    What did Posada do (not watching)

  431. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Eric Wedge and Manny Acta.

  432. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    PAT M.
    February 26th, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    GB7, I just watched one of my favorite teams , the 1961 Yankees vs. Cinn Reds…Man what a team…Boyer makes a diving catch to his right, and then throws a pea to first from his knees….Berra in left, Maris in center, Blanchard in right….

    ————————————————————

    Hey, PAT M…How’s the hip? Yeah, tat team was amazing. A team that had everything. People don’t realize what a great center fielder Maris really was. Maybe only two from that era were better right fielders (Kaline and Clemente) and not by that much. Still loved Hector Lopez, though…just couldn’t field too well. Boyer was probably the only equal that Brooks Robinson had.

  433. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Anyone making an evaluation on Hughes’ potential as a major leaguer based on his two innings today knows nothing about baseball.

  434. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Eric Wedge and Manny Acta are the two managers younger than Joe Girardi.

  435. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    “Game is on MLB.COM”

    That’s where I’m watching it. I don’t think I’m paying for it either. I think just having an account with MLb entitles you to watch.

  436. JohnC February 26th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Jorge is definitely back! A booming double over the center field wall on a hop. 2-0 Yanks!

  437. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Eric – Home run first time up. Ground rule double (RBI) to deep center second time up

  438. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Eric – lets just put it this way. Score so far: Rays 0, Posada 2
    (HR and rbi double)

  439. Uncle Ellsworth February 26th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Apparently Jorge did something good.
    What was it?

  440. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    BBB: I like that score =P

  441. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks! I hate not being able to watch it, so this is the next best thing!

  442. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks! I hate not being able to watch it, so this is the next best thing!

  443. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    What did Cano do in his at-bat?

  444. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Crap. I REALLY hate the sun and am noticing that I will definitely be sitting in the sun for the spring training games. Never thought to look for seats in the upper decks.

    :(

  445. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    This lineup missed the consistency of Posada and Matsui last year. Have those two very steady, very professional hitters in the lineup all year will be a major upgrade by itself. Let alone, Texeira, Cano (bounceback) etc.

  446. pat February 26th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Yankee pitchers sawing off the bats today.

  447. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Interesting prospect Colin Curtis is in for Damon.

  448. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Just checked and YES isn’t showing any games this spring where AJ is pitching. Also there will only be one game at the end of the month with CC pitching..That stinks. By the time we see AJ he could be on the DL..j/k!!

  449. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    ! Like I said! Wedge and Acta are younger. I know my baseball trivia!

  450. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I like the plan.
    Excellent pitching. Very good defense (Cano). Posada.

  451. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    dumb move, Ensberg. :D

  452. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Trisha — talking about gut feelings I have a feeling we’re in for a lot of 3-0 games in our favor this season.

  453. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Very pretty play! Woo hoo!!!

  454. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    If Jorge can hit anything close to what he did in his contract year, that’s bad news for baseball.

    And it might open up the door for Gardner’s bat in the lineup.

    How does Jorge do as a DH? Seems to do well the times I’ve seen him.

  455. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Nice relay.
    Go Colin Curtis. Could be a solid 4th outfielder by mid-season or next year. He could also put it together and be a bit better than that.

  456. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Rob, I’m with you on that too. I think about our pitching and it actually gives me goosebumps!

    It’s so cool to hear the YES music again and to hear Kenny and Kay. You KNOW you’ve really missed baseball if you are happy to hear Michael Kay!

    :lol:

  457. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Colin Curtis continues to intrigue me every last time I see him play.

  458. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Rob – I think you are right. With this pitching staff we are likely to see many opponents held to 0, 1 or 2.
    The starters should go deeper into games than at any time in the last several seasons. Then the bullpen can be special.

  459. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Well, at least Gardner tried. Bunt it a little harder up the line.

  460. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Well, at least Gardner tried. Bunt it a little harder up the line.

  461. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    “If Jorge can hit anything close to what he did in his contract year, that’s bad news for baseball.”

    Even if he hits for his career average .277/.380/.477, 24 HR, 96 RBI, we’ll be in great shape.

  462. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Wish I could sell these tickets and get standing room or upper deck. My only fear about buying new tickets now is that I won’t be able to sell the ones I have. Though it isn’t a fortune, I had to pay over $115 for 3 ST games.

  463. Michelle Obama February 26th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Anyone know when regular tickets go on sale to the public?

  464. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Trisha, what tickets do you have, I live in Florida

  465. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Patrick,

    Georgie averages 24 jacks a year? :shock:

  466. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Here’s hoping Ransom does some serious hitting in ST, starting with his next AB. Cause I will cry if Angel Berroa wins the util IF job. He should not be permitted within 500 feet of Robbie Cano at any time!

  467. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    GB7, Hector was a great pinch hitter, and played infield and the outfield….He did get drilled by the press for his glove much like Horace Clark ( who was not bad at all )..But Hector wasn’t that bad….Today he’d be called a super utility guy….Maris was an outstanding OF, and your right about Kaline and Roberto ..But Colivito had the best arm I’ve ever seen….Hip swelling has gone done quite a bit which is very good…Thanks for your concern…

  468. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    M:

    The problem with Posada DHing is that Molina catches and while I utterly love Jose Molina, the Yankees can’t carry his bat all year.

  469. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Cox is pitching

  470. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Cox is pitchig. He was an interesting prospect before his arm surgery.

  471. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    GB7 – At least he didn’t hit it in the air this time! They should make him run laps every time he does! I started worrying yesterday when he homered then flew out that he was gonna continue trying to lift the ball. Glad to see he’s thinking ground today.

  472. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    JB Cox pitching? nicee..

  473. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    “How does Jorge do as a DH? Seems to do well the times I’ve seen him.”

    I thought the same thing, m. However, here is the Posada’s stats as a DH (He’s only DH’d 52 times in his career):

    .205BA .320OBP .337SLG .657OPS

  474. yankee 822 February 26th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    JB Cox could be like Joe Smith was for the Mets.. the groundball/sidewinder

  475. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    ohhhh, my sentimental favorite prospect from before we really had many real prospects. Would love to see him make the team!!!

  476. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Funny, just read doug mientkeivetieijxasaxsas signed with the Dodgers. Wonder if anybody will ask him how he feels reuniting with Torre after Joe all but said he didn’t want him on the team in ’07.

  477. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I wonder if Cisco wants to deck Elliot right now.

  478. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Rebecca,

    I realize that, but I do love Molina. I don’t think they’ll DH Matsui everyday. On days that Molina or Cash catch, I think they’ll toss Jorgie a bone.

  479. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Eric, I have great tickets for the WBC exhibitions. 3rd base side 100 level for the Team America game and 1st base side 100 level for the Team Canada Game. I think I’m on 3rd base side for the Braves game at Lake Buena Vista.

  480. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    “Georgie averages 24 jacks a year? :shock:

    That is his 162-game average so its probably more realistic to expect less than 24 HR.

    If Posada meets his goal and catches 110 games, how many will he DH? On the days he needs off there will be 4 guys vying for 2 spots (Nady, Swisher, Matsui, Posada).

    If he hits .270/.380/.477 like his career average I will be happy. I think that is a very reasonable goal but obviously not a gimme.

  481. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    haha, Brandon I didnt even realize he was the batter.

    If Frankie wants retaliation, he’s got the perfect guy on the mound right now! Cox aint skeered, he’ll throw down!!

  482. EricS February 26th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    when do tickets go on sale for the games vs. the Cubs

  483. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    He can top out at 94 anymore, but he’s got that 87 -89 mph thing going, Berroa looks smooth at 2B.

  484. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Angel Berroa blows. Ransom for UIF!

  485. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    can’t *

  486. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Johnson can break wrists and steal bases…and still can’t make the team..Poor baby..

  487. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Who is pitching for the Yankees right now? Rays announcers are clueless. Who’s at SS?

  488. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    PAT M.
    February 26th, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    GB7, Hector was a great pinch hitter, and played infield and the outfield….He did get drilled by the press for his glove much like Horace Clark ( who was not bad at all )..But Hector wasn’t that bad….Today he’d be called a super utility guy….Maris was an outstanding OF, and your right about Kaline and Roberto ..But Colivito had the best arm I’ve ever seen….Hip swelling has gone done quite a bit which is very good…Thanks for your concern…

    ————————————————————

    Hector was quite a bat to have. He was definately a weapon to have…no gold glover, but, yeah, he was passable. Always happy and talked to all the fans, whether it was Chicago, Cleveland or Detroit.

    Colavito…Lord, what an arm and big time bat from the Bronx. Pitched in the late innings in a couple of games, once in ’57/’58, and once for the Yanks in ’68 (his last season) and picked up the win. Always enjoyed watching Lindy McDaniel pitch, too.

  489. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    That’s cool Trisha, I’m in South FL, about 15 minutes from Ft Myers where the Sox play…you would not believe how much Sox/Yankees tickets are going for down here…I hate it

  490. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Lots of Rays fans all the sudden here.

  491. james February 26th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    eduardo nunez is awful

  492. pat February 26th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Lori

    Cox pitching. Nunez at SS

  493. Y26 February 26th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Was that Melancon warming up in the pen?

  494. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    thanks Pat. These guys make me yearn for Sterling/Waldman.

  495. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I see Mark Melancon warming up. :D

  496. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Brandon, If you’re talking about Cox, I’m pretty sure he’s never topped out at 94. Maybe 91 before surgery but he’s never been known as a hard thrower. More like a 2-seamer, slider type of guy. Even on draft day most people thought of him as a middle reliever or maybe set-up guy.

  497. X-Mann February 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Man…. Remember when Cox was supposed to take over for Mariano?

  498. Al from BK(waiting for opening day!) February 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Rays fans are rare breed of fan they came from out of nowhere last October :)

  499. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Cox is taking a beating

  500. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Cox doesn’t look very good.

  501. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Melky makes the catch, and the throw

  502. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    step into your throw Brett not away. :lol:

  503. m February 26th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Nearly 500 posts in a ST game thread.

  504. yankee 822 February 26th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I remember we were going to trade Jario Heredia, JB Cox, and Colin Curtis to Texas for somebody… who was that guy?

  505. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    BBB
    February 26th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    GB7 – At least he didn’t hit it in the air this time! They should make him run laps every time he does! I started worrying yesterday when he homered then flew out that he was gonna continue trying to lift the ball. Glad to see he’s thinking ground today.

    ————————————————————

    I’m not too concerned about him thinking he’s a home run hitter. He’s a slash and dash hitter, but, he still needs to drive the ball. He did that in his 2nd call-up. He was just trying to slap at the ball the first time and took way too many pitches. He’ll be fine, though. He hit a lot of triples in the minors.

  506. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Cox is actually very decent. People put too much stock into a single appearance, and some of you, a single at-bat, which is just silly.

  507. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Gardner makes a great catch and lets a weak throw go to miss the DP opportunity. To his defense he was running in the opposite direction of where he had to throw.

  508. Trevor February 26th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I can’t believe the Rays have fans now. I guess that’s what happens when you win.

  509. tampayank February 26th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Rays fans will dissipate if they are stuck in 3rd place for more than a week

  510. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    No, Melky misses the catch, makes the throw to 3rd. Gardener makes the catch, misses the throw.

    I would take the catch on that play over the throw.

  511. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    ‘Melky makes the catch, and the throw’

    Brett was running full speed for that, Melky would make the throw not the catch.

  512. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Trade Heredia? I’d hunt down Cashman myself. “Little Pedro” is for keeps.

  513. melkyisgod February 26th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    melky is so much better than Brett defensively, its not even funny

    he gets that double play at 2nd in his sleep

  514. pat February 26th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    “Nearly 500 posts in a ST game thread.”

    and I’m none the wiser from having read any of them. :wink:

  515. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Incase someone didn’t see this. The Yanks are wearing new hats this season with the new stadium logo on the back of the hats. The first time ever that a team will have a logo on the back of their hats. Anything for the Yanks to make money…Pretty cool idea..

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....9_cap.html

  516. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Brandon – you and I are on the same wavelength.

  517. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Brandon,

    You are incorrect. That is a play Cabrera makes easily. Cabrera has more speed than you would suppose, and runs very well laterally. He doesn’t have the speed of Gardner, but let’s not make it out that he doesn’t have any speed, that’s simply wrong.

    Melky has made that play ranging much further to his left than on that one, which wasn’t really that difficult. It’s a good play a good centerfielder has to make.

  518. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    “Cox is actually very decent. ”

    The jury is still out on Cox. You can’t really say he’s decent yet. He missed all of 2007 with a tommy john injury and he struggled in AAA last year. He also missed a significant chunk of 2008 with injury problems. We’ll see how he does this season but he there are a lot of guys ahead of him in the bullpen.

  519. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    It hasn’t been an issue today but thank god Bobby Meachem isn’t blowing the game from third base.

  520. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    james
    February 26th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    eduardo nunez is awful

    ————————————————————

    Nobody else was going to make that play, either.

  521. FormerBOX607 February 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    The tickets to the Yanks/Cubs exhibition games are likely only going to be available to full season ticket holders. That’s my guess, and I think what I heard.

  522. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Eric, it isn’t the price of the seats. I just don’t want to bake in the sun!!! Hell if I have to I’ll just leave the seats empty and go stand in the shade!!!

    It’s not Cox’s fault. He’s wearing the damned devil’s number – well two of them anway! GET THOSE SIXES OFF HIS BACK!!!

    :lol:

  523. AJ YANKS February 26th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    The farm system has come a long way since Cox, Eric Duncan, and Clippard were our top prospects.

  524. jack February 26th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Berroa looking good in the field and at the plate

  525. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    What is the situation in the game right now, TB still at-bat???

  526. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    He Shelled that one..

  527. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Guess Shelley had a grudge to settle.

  528. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Steve — 1st and 2nd no outs Shelly Duncan at the plate 2-1

  529. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    What I wouldn’t give to see Duncan live up to his potential. I’ve been waiting for him for a while – I would love to see him succeed.

  530. deja February 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    stay away from jorge shelly

    home run!

  531. Ed - 2009 season can't start soon enough February 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Duncan blasted a 3 run homer. :D

  532. pat February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Protect the children.

  533. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Watchout guys w/ the celebration

  534. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    And he nailed a 3 run homer to left.

  535. CaptainsCorner February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    WOW!! Did that ball land yet?!!

  536. electric arm February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    we should be looking at low-risk pickups like Yoman Bazardo, Francisco Pena, etc.

  537. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    - by the way – BOTH Shelly and Eric.

  538. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

    Take that Maddon!!!!! We’ll show you who’s a criminal!!

    way to upstage Elliott Johnson…..lolololololol

  539. A-List February 26th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Shelly making a case to make the team as a 5th OF/DH/1B bat off the bench

  540. Lori February 26th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Shelley’s homer is probably what knocked the power out in the broadcast booth again. Back to crowd noise :(

  541. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 26th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Shelley!
    Run for your lives

  542. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    if someone wouldn’t mind, please keep on posting what happens….the MLB.com boxscore is all i have and it takes FOREVER.

  543. Wilson February 26th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Assuming we don’t take a 3rd catcher, I wonder who the last man on the bench will be.

    Swisher, Molina, and one of Berroa/Ransom will make it as the utility INF

    Who is the 25th man? Melky? The 2nd of Ransom/Berroa? Duncan?

  544. Steve M February 26th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    can someone quickly recap the inning please, would be greatly appreciated…

  545. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Eric – Devil Rays’ Public Enemy No. 1 Shelley Duncan just jacked one! 3 run shot!

  546. Rishi February 26th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    thanks for all the updates, finally have access to the blog (blocked at the client) and only have the mlb boxscore to keep track…

  547. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Melancon

  548. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    You are the man BBB…he signed a ball for me last year at a Scranton @ Durham Bulls game…I am from Wilson, NC.

  549. vtred February 26th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Melancon!!

  550. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Hopefully our future closer

  551. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    If Shelley Duncan doesn’t play a lot, he’ll have almost zero value to the team. If he doesn’t play enough, he doesn’t hit. He has a long swing and too many things go wrong with his swing. He also doesn’t play good enough defense to justify being kept as an extra glove.

  552. no.27 February 26th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I think the hope is for Jorge to get at least 100 games at catcher and for Molina to catch between 40-60 games. They will probably let Posada and Damon DH a few games, but if Matsui is healthy, he’s the best hitter out of the 3. I understand giving Posada at bats at DH to keep his bat going, but if he’s healthy, Matsui should play in at least 130 games and shouldn’t be in the field at all.

    People forget how good Matsui is at the plate because he’s had injury problems and is such a quiet guy.

  553. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Melancon forces the ground out 4-3

  554. Al February 26th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    The 25th man will be Melky or Kevin Cash

  555. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Patrick
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    “Cox is actually very decent. ”
    The jury is still out on Cox. You can’t really say he’s decent yet. He missed all of 2007 with a tommy john injury and he struggled in AAA last year. He also missed a significant chunk of 2008 with injury problems. We’ll see how he does this season but he there are a lot of guys ahead of him in the bullpen.

    Injuries have been his issue, not his stuff or his command, the latter has always been very good. He’s also got the mentality for setup role. You’re right, though, there are guys ahead of him. He’s still has very good breaking stuff and a great sink on his FB. We’ll see if can make it back to where he was.

  556. yankee 822 February 26th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, Mark has some good movement

  557. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Mark gets to the 3-1 count on a fastball low (91 mph) 3-2 on a fastball called high (92mph) Foul rocket to right (92 mph) Nubber to right foul (92 mph) Called strike 3 on the outside corner (92 mph) Looked real nice with a little movement.

  558. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Sit down.
    Strikeout – called third strike.

  559. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Melancon is so mature already it’s ridiculous. This guy is so efficient they couldn’t even give him enough innings to prepare him for the inevitable. That dead sound off the bat is beautiful, isn’t it?

  560. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I wouldn’t call Cox’s stuff “very good”. He basically has the potential to be a middle reliever and maybe a setup guy. He throws in the high 80′s, low 90′s not really that electric if you ask me.

  561. eric in queens February 26th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    i’m going to need to buy cable. time warner needs to run a recession special. too bad you can’t get channels a la carte. i would literally only buy YES.

  562. Uncle Ellsworth February 26th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Keep those “Shelley is Big and can hurt you” comments coming – they never get old – really they don’t.

  563. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Fastball high (92) 1-0 Foul tip 1-1 Breaking ball fouled left (81 mph)1-2 Breaking pitch outside corner called a ball but it was close. 2-2 Grounded under the third baseman and Nunez throws out the runner.

    End inning.

  564. no.27 February 26th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Melky and Gardner should both make the team. One of the two will be playing center everyday and the other will be a great pinch runner and a guy that can come in and put down a sacrifice bunt when thats what Girardi needs. The bench should be Molina, Swisher/Nady, Melky/Gardner, and Ransom/Beroa.

    The bench is going to be really strong because there will be times when Posada and Swisher are potential late inning pinch hitters. Both are patient hitters with power from both sides.

  565. Andrew February 26th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Is Melancon’s go-to secondary pitch a 12-6 curve? I thought he threw a splitter for some reason–it might be one of those deals where it’s too early in the spring to break out the whole arsenal, but I just wanted to make sure I had the right information on his repertoire.

  566. JohnC February 26th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I thought Allabadejo was supposed to pitch today.

  567. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Keep those “Shelley is Big and can hurt you” comments coming – they never get old – really they don’t.

    ————————————————————

    If Duncan really wanted to help himself, he’d ask the Yanks to let him start catching some in the minors. That would give him a lot more value to both him and the team, making it easier to justify carrying him on the roster.

  568. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Is it Wilkes-BAR, or Wilkes-BERRY?

    I’ve heard it both ways.

  569. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Wow, Gardner robbed of a double/triple..Nice catch though

  570. pat February 26th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Brett got robbed

  571. Andrew February 26th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Good swing by Brett there, I also liked the bunt attempt last time up.

  572. RGR February 26th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Is it Wilkes-BAR, or Wilkes-BERRY?”

    I think its BAR

  573. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Wilkes-BERRY

  574. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Andrew — It didn’t look like a big 12-6 like Hughes.

  575. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Tom
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    Is it Wilkes-BAR, or Wilkes-BERRY?

    I’ve heard it both ways.

    ————————————————————

    Potato/Potahto; Tomato/Tomahto.

  576. AD February 26th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Al

    – Think you nailed it

  577. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Sorry – I should clarify – it is Wilkes-BERRY.

    It is not “bar.”

  578. Big V February 26th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    JUST FOR THE RECORD

    A-Fraudulente will be traded within the next 36 months….
    ofcourse with the Bombers picking up salary….

    Cashman is not stupid nor forgetful A FRAUD lied to him and he will pay for that….

  579. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Let’s call the whole thing off…

  580. Andrew February 26th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I know it’s not the same kind of curve as Hughes, but my question is more along the line of, is that his primary “out” pitch besides the fastball?

  581. Uncle Ellsworth February 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    People in Wilkes – Barre called it “Wilkes Berry”
    Grandfather lived there, friend lives there.

    GB7 I agree that would be a good idea on his part but I think the Shelley ship has sailed.

  582. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I spend quite a bit of time in PA. I have never, never heard it called “bar.”

  583. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Big V — and what exactly could the Yankees get in return? They won’t trade A-Rod, get used to it.

  584. Scott February 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Melancon’s stuff doesn’t seem overly impressive. These AAA scrubs got some very good swings off him. He doesn’t overpower guys and doesn’t have swing and miss stuff. Looks like he pitches to contact.

    You want a guy like Bruney as your SU man who can overpower guys and dominate.

  585. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    “Nearly 500 posts in a ST game thread.”

    I think we’re probably so relieved not to have to respond to a lead-in about the S word that we’re chatty kathies ad infinitum! Well, chatty kathies and chatty kens.

  586. Big Handsome February 26th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Ive never seen a fan base more excited over a middle relief prospect before in my life.

  587. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Patrick
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    I wouldn’t call Cox’s stuff “very good”. He basically has the potential to be a middle reliever and maybe a setup guy. He throws in the high 80’s, low 90’s not really that electric if you ask me.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXX

    He’s not flame thrower, but his FB moves and he has great location on his pitches, doesn’t really walk people (something he was doing while he was trying to come back – uncharacteristic) and knows how to pitch. He stays away from the fat part of the plate, gets guys to hit dribblers and dead balls.

    Wish I could show you a VHS tape I have of this guy before he got hurt. I think the Yanks messed around with his delivery. He was golden for Texas, and has a Melancon-like equanimity on the mound (Melancon is at another level, of course).

  588. dave February 26th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    “dave, I’m worried that you weren’t properly stretched out as a LoHud commenter. Too much too soon. Where were the dave rules when they would have helped you???”

    Nick,

    This is why you are quite possibly the best commenter in here – one of a kind. Good stuff, good stuff.

  589. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption February 26th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Yeah sorry Andrew thought you were asking because you weren’t watching. I’ve read it’s a hard curve that is his out pitch. What i’ve always imagined is a curve more like Burnett’s.

  590. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    “Is Melancon’s go-to secondary pitch a 12-6 curve?”

    Yes Melancon’s second pitch is a 12-6 curve. He pitches off his fastball (obviously) but he can really put batters away with a nasty curve.

  591. Uncle Ellsworth February 26th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    it is pronounced “Scrantin” out there too
    And Atlantic City is “Lannic City”

  592. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    People in Wilkes – Barre called it “Wilkes Berry”
    Grandfather lived there, friend lives there.

    GB7 I agree that would be a good idea on his part but I think the Shelley ship has sailed.

    ————————————————————

    Never understood why he and his brother, Chris, never picked up the catching gear and learned from their father…to at least learn more skills to advance them along. Dave Duncan was a very good defensive catcher during his time..and could mash a baseball when he finally hit it.

  593. Patrick February 26th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    “Wish I could show you a VHS tape I have of this guy before he got hurt. I think the Yanks messed around with his delivery. He was golden for Texas, and has a Melancon-like equanimity on the mound (Melancon is at another level, of course). ”

    Ahh cool. So what kind of pitcher do you think he projects as if he gets over the injury problems? All the scouting reports I’ve read say he’s a 6th or 7th inning pitcher, do you think he might turn out to be better? Sounds like you know more about him than I.

  594. BWH February 26th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Hey Trisha – Out of curiosity, have you ever seen this interview with Gammons which mentions Kei Igawa? http://hackswithhaggs.com/2008.....px#Comment

    Kind of interesting stuff, particularly considering your handle… – here is the best quote – “Ron Guidry was the Yankees pitching coach and he took Kei Igawa and changed his delivery and he’s never been the same. The interesting thing was that if the Yankees put Igawa on waivers the Sox, from my understanding, were going to put a claim in on him.”

  595. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    3 up 3 down.
    Nice pitching by the Yankees so far these 2 games.
    Nice pitching by some of the real prospects. Cox has about 5 guys in front of him at this point. He also has a few behind him that will probably be ahead of him if they are converted to relievers: Hacker, Horne and Kontos.

  596. m February 26th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    BTW,

    I saw something on tv, where the Rays are just now picking up the ball. Maddon wants to avoid the burnout effect that Boston and Detroit suffered after pitching so deep into the postseason.

  597. G. Love February 26th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    The Yankees did put Igawa on waivers last season when Gammons wrote that and nobody claimed him. It’s why he’s still on the Yankees and off the 40 man roster.

  598. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    If Horne makes it to NYY, he won’t be around long, even if he shows good stuff. There are younger and better in the system than him. Trade bait…as part of a package deal.

  599. MaineYankee February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    GB7

    I went to a game in Portland couple years ago when Shelly was with Trenton. Swing had more holes in it then than now. Alot of swing and miss. To many in minors like him. Alot of wow when they hit it just not often enough. Kinda like Spencer when he first came up.

  600. MaineYankee February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    GB7

    I went to a game in Portland couple years ago when Shelly was with Trenton. Swing had more holes in it then than now. Alot of swing and miss. To many in minors like him. Alot of wow when they hit it just not often enough. Kinda like Spencer when he first came up.

  601. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    BWH – thanks for the link. I will definitely listen to it.

    “Kind of interesting stuff, particularly considering your handle… – here is the best quote – “Ron Guidry was the Yankees pitching coach and he took Kei Igawa and changed his delivery and he’s never been the same. The interesting thing was that if the Yankees put Igawa on waivers the Sox, from my understanding, were going to put a claim in on him.””

    And that is the kind of stuff that drives me crazy! We’ve all seen how filthy Igawa’s stuff can be, and I’m sure we all remember him coming into the game for Rasner (?) against the Red Sox and pitching lights out. Those things aren’t accidents. I heard the same thing about Phil Hughes, that someone screwed with his mechanics and he hasn’t been the same since.

    You’d think that someone would be able to redo them…

    It also drives me nuts to see fans get down on players and trash them the way they’ve trashed Igawa, but that’s a story for another day I guess.

  602. Eric February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    is the game over guys?

  603. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I like Phil pitching inside – ok, it didn’t quite work today, but one day it will. It seems like he looked fine and it’s just his first outing – I’m looking forward to hearing what Jorge and Joe have to say about it.

    For those of us at work (I will have to catch up on this monster thread later):

    *It seems just from the comments I’m reading that the Yanks have played some good D, specifically Cano and A-Rod. True?

    *How’d Bruney/Coke look?

    *Anything else happen in the game that’s particularly interesting? Did we get any look-sees from guys that are competing for a job? It’s nice that Shelley hit a HR, but I don’t think he has a prayer to make the team – actually, I guess aside from Ransom/Beroa (and Melky/Gardner) and the pen, most positions are solidified….Therefore, ST for the Yankees is basically just to keep in game-playing shape and stay healthy. Correct?

  604. pat February 26th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    A-Rod’s best interview yet this year, maybe ever! :wink:

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._meet.html

  605. rconn23 February 26th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “Melancon’s stuff doesn’t seem overly impressive. These AAA scrubs got some very good swings off him. He doesn’t overpower guys and doesn’t have swing and miss stuff. Looks like he pitches to contact.”

    There aren’t many scouts who would agree with that view.

    Melancon is the best relief prospect in the system and the best bet to take over for Rivera.

  606. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Ahh cool. So what kind of pitcher do you think he projects as if he gets over the injury problems? All the scouting reports I’ve read say he’s a 6th or 7th inning pitcher, do you think he might turn out to be better? Sounds like you know more about him than I.

    XXXXXXXXXXX

    Tough for me to say because I haven’t seen much of him since he started having injury problems. Elbow trouble is always tricky. He used to throw a slider and make people miss, can he still use as K pitch? I think what might have happened to him is while he was enduring his health problems, these other guys started to bloom, and he may have gotten lost in the shuffle a bit.

    I surely could see him as a setup guy, though not for us. He could be effective in middle innings, too, because he throws strikes and maybe gives us a different look if you have him pitch in front of someone like Bruney or Veras.

    I remember when Street left Texas, he said something like “No need to worry about closer role with Cox around,” and he didn’t miss a beat replacing him. Now I’m determined to dig up that tape. It’s around here somewhere…

  607. Scott February 26th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The D is what saved them today.. the Yankees pitchers gave up a lot of hard hit balls and lineshots.

    Even though the pitchers gave up no runs none of them looked particularly good stuff or command wise except Bruney. Bruney was getting a ton of swings and misses and had good velocity. Everyone else didn’t look their best.

  608. m February 26th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Pete,

    Thanks for the Hughes audio. Revolutionary indeed.

  609. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    MaineYankee
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    GB7

    I went to a game in Portland couple years ago when Shelly was with Trenton. Swing had more holes in it then than now. Alot of swing and miss. To many in minors like him. Alot of wow when they hit it just not often enough. Kinda like Spencer when he first came up.

    ————————————————————

    Yep…Spencer is a good example, and further back, Kevin Maas and Dan Pasqua. Big time power, big time misses. None had a good enough glove to justify keeping them around.

  610. ANSKY February 26th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    My dad lives near Wilkes Barre, and every time I’ve been near there I’ve heard it pronounced ‘Wilks BERRY’.

  611. Yanks 86 February 26th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Rodriguez offered a similar take when asked about his curious choice of a chauffeur — his cousin Yuri Sucart. It was the infamous Sucart who apparently picked A-Rod up from work on Thursday.

    “It’s been addressed,” Rodriguez said. “And no further comment.”

    LOL… ARod mocks Cashman. Awesome

  612. BBB February 26th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Wow….just wow. I was SO amped to see Melancon today….so of course my Internet goes out *the second he walks out to the mound!* Murphy’s Law, right?!? GRRRRRR!!!

    From what I could glean from the comments above, looks like his curve is as advertised! Can anyone give me as many of the rest of the details as you can possibly remember? any hits/runs/walks? control? velocity? much appreciated, thanks!

  613. TurnTables February 26th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Basically, Bruney was the only pitcher in mid-season form. Everyone else has some work to do.

  614. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I heard Alba looked good……I hope so because I like him a lot; I’m rooting for him to make the team.

  615. TeeJay February 26th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Brett Gardner is playing better than Melky. He made a great catch in center and he hit the ball hard and got robbed of a triple.

    Brett Gardner will be the rookie of year.

  616. Russell NY February 26th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Pittsburg beating Boston.

  617. Alex February 26th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Albaladejo was missing all over the place, he probably looked the shakiest today, next to JB Cox.

    Bruney looked great, Marte threw some nice pitches.

  618. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    LOL at the quote from Alex – if he can keep this up, he will have a great year. He also has a future as a stand up comedian.

    D never takes a vacation, so I would rather see good D and spotty, ST type pitching then great pitching and spotty D.

  619. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    MaineYankee
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    GB7

    I went to a game in Portland couple years ago when Shelly was with Trenton. Swing had more holes in it then than now. Alot of swing and miss. To many in minors like him. Alot of wow when they hit it just not often enough. Kinda like Spencer when he first came up.

    .

    ————————————————————

    Yep…Spencer is a good example, and further back, Kevin Maas and Dan Pasqua. Big time power, big time misses. None had a good enough glove to justify keeping them around.

  620. 4 x 4 February 26th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Way, way too soon to start making judgments, good or bad, on players. They are playing 2 weeks before they normally do.

    Aside from Bruney and Posada, you could tell it was February. The hitters were baffled by Wade Davis and the pitchers got bailed out by the defense- Lots of hot shots that could have been base hits.

  621. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    LOL at Alex’s quote – if he handles things like this, he could have a great year. There’s nothing like humor to deflect (at least partly) a situation.

    D never takes a vacation, even during slumps, so that is encouraging. These guys are rusty – I don’t expect them to be great at this point. I’d rather see spotty pitching and good D than great pitching and bad D

  622. Betsy February 26th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Ugh sorry for the double post

  623. m February 26th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I hope that the defense is reflective of a change in attitude. Defense is all about effort.

    Good to see it happening now. Better late than never. :)

  624. Al from BK(waiting for opening day!) February 26th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    So Melancon looked bad?

  625. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Have I been banned for saying that Duncan isn’t good enough to be playing for the Yanks?

  626. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow.
    Lots of criticism for the second game of spring training where outside of Cox it was as shutout. I watched most of the game and there were not many hard hit balls. There were not many runners on base (except the Hughes HBP – both of which only caught cotton).
    Wade Davis looked very good. Bruney looked very good. The other Yanks were effective but could get a bit more locked in (exactly what one would expect on Feb. 16th).

  627. Laura - Standing behind Alex! February 26th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Apparently, Alex’s handlers have given him excellent advise, which is to only answer baseball related questions. Once the media figures out that they aren’t going to get anything from him, they will stop asking.

  628. jack February 26th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Was not very impressed with Albaladejo. He always reminded me of Chris Britton with a couple ticks of velo. Doesn’t have a real outpitch, mediocre command etc. Very wierd motion too.

  629. five iron from fenway February 26th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Melancon looked good. Two groundouts and a called strike 3.
    But obviously because he doesnt’t throw 125 and a couple of batters actually made contact with the ball he is a gigantic failure. He was like others good not untouchable.

  630. TeeJay February 26th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah Bruney looked great

  631. William Buckner February 26th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    “Is it Wilkes-BAR, or Wilkes-BERRY?”

    It 100% Wilkes-Berry. I’m sitting here right now.

  632. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Yeah, that bum, Albaladejo…3 up, 3 down on a few pitches. Did you see him trying to hurt his own players by making them field ground balls for outs?

  633. Wilson February 26th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Melancon looked fine for Feb 25th.

    I think he’s going to outperform guys like albaladejo, Veras, Robertson etc.

    I really hope they give him a fair chance to earn a job and not “Scott-Patterson” him. Judging from what we’ve seen the last couple of days, he is going to perform better than most of his peers.

  634. pat February 26th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Alex’s new attorney, Jay Reisinger, should have been put on retainer years ago and he’d be wise to heed his advice immediately-

    “My philosophy is just if you don’t say anything, it’s impossible to be misquoted.”

  635. Ben Yanks23 February 26th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Green – Didn’t everybody go 3 up and 3 down today except Cox and Hughes? That’s not the point. Results are meaningless in ST.

    It’s about stuff. And stuff-wise, he didn’t look as good as Melancon, Coke, Marte, Bruney.

  636. Doreen February 26th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Well, I caught nothing of the game but saw the replay of Jorge’s homerun. That’s gotta be a good thing.

    However, they’re doing it, be it a combination of strikeouts and some good defense, it sounds like it was a good game today, especially for 2 into the spring training season. I can’t see being too critical of anything at this point.

  637. Source 24 February 26th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Girardi loves Veras and Ramirez. He trusted them a lot last year in big spots. Unless those guys just fall off a cliff in ST, they will be on the team. Guys like them have a leg up on other guys who do not have a track record in the manager’s eyes. Just like a guy like Bruney is a virtual lock.

    As long as Veras/Edwar perform similarly to their competitors, they will be on the team. Wishful thinking that he is going to discard those guys for someone like Albaladejo or Robertson, all things being equal.

  638. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Tricia, Until Igawa learns to get ahead in the count and understands he cannot pitch up in the zone with his 90 mph heater he’ll be dogmeat….To pitch upstairs one must posses a 95 plus fastball….

  639. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Rodriguez’ remarks will be headlined as “Rodriguez Snubs Reporters And Refuses To Talk”.

  640. jack February 26th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    berroa looked playing 2nd

  641. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Ben, Albaladejo’s job is to impress the manager and the team…not the fans. He got the outs quick and easy…like he’s supposed to do. He has very good “stuff”.

  642. t-rock February 26th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Bruney looked amazing. Melancon’s stuff was pretty good too.

    I really think if he is given a FAIR shot by Cashman to make the team, he will make it fairly easily. I can see him outperforming everyone except maybe Bruney this Spring.

  643. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “It 100% Wilkes-Berry. I’m sitting here right now.”

    Thanks. I’ve driven by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area for the last 6 years or so and I know how to pronounce it right.

    Anyone here from Coxsackie, NY?

  644. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) MARBURY ERA ENDS !! FREE AT LAST ! February 26th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    ‘he cannot pitch up in the zone with his 90 mph heater he’ll be dogmeat….To pitch upstairs one must posses a 95 plus fastball….’

    Actually he can and that’s not the problem, a LHP who can throw 90 mph or sit there is considered a jewel, the problem w/ the running chipmunk is he throws it down the pipe, he doesn’t hit up in the corners, or paint the ouside corner, sonofa……. throws it down the middle w/o even aiming for the middle.

  645. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Opps, I now know how to…

  646. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    MaineYankee
    February 26th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    GB7

    I went to a game in Portland couple years ago when Shelly was with Trenton. Swing had more holes in it then than now. Alot of swing and miss. To many in minors like him. Alot of wow when they hit it just not often enough. Kinda like Spencer when he first came up.

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    Yep…Spencer is a good example, and further back, Kevin Ma-as and Dan Pasqua. Big time power, big time misses. None had a good enough glove to justify keeping them around.

  647. yankee 822 February 26th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    All of these guys are going to impress. Girardi’s going to have a tough decision to make.

    I agree with that guy above, Veras and Edwar have become trusted guys of Joe. He won’t leave them off the team unless they do horribly or get injured. It’s their spots to lose.

    It’s the last spot that is truly up for grabs. Even Kay said that during the broadcast today.

  648. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I guess if Kevin Ma-as wants to be mentioned on this board, he needs to change his last name.

  649. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    WOW…Of all the impersonators that visit this board…I get an idiot.

  650. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) Atleast I'm not GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Identity crisis ?

  651. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) Atleast I’m not GreenBeret7
    February 26th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    Identity crisis ?

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    The two between Kevin Ma-as and the one mentioning the impersonator are not me, Brandon.

  652. Clint February 26th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Cashman told ARod to keep cousin away from the ballpark

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  653. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) Atleast I'm not GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    ‘The two between Kevin Ma-as and the one mentioning the impersonator are not me, Brandon.’

    I know

  654. bodhisattva February 26th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I really hope they give him a fair chance to earn a job and not “Scott-Patterson” him.

    XXXXXX

    Oh, no worries, no chance of that.

    The entire organization is ga-ga over him, and rightly so. He may go down for a short spell because of roster, but he’ll bounce back up very quickly. It’s a given that he will be in our 2009 bullpen. There is absolutely nothing to gain by having him in MILB.

  655. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) Atleast I’m not GreenBeret7
    February 26th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    ‘The two between Kevin Ma-as and the one mentioning the impersonator are not me, Brandon.’

    I know

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    I figured you did. Just wanted to let others know. I would say that you can tell it’s me by my SN….but, maybe not. I’m the kinder, gentler GreenBeret7, the one that respects everyone.

    OK, Brandon, wipe off your keyboard and stop choking on the Diet Coke.

  656. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Brandon, when your sitting in the batter’s box and the count is 2-1 or 2-0 and some chump comes in with a 89-90 mph fastball upstairs your going to drill it…When he came over from Japan that was part of his makeup, pitching up in the zone…In Japan you can get away with that,they end up being pop-ups or flyouts….Here they end up in the cheap seats…He just falls behind hitters and then gets tatooed as he tries to get away with an average fastball upstairs….

  657. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) Atleast I'm not GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    kindler gentler GB7 my … :lol:

  658. Brandon (CC/AJ/Marky Mark..4 DAYS& PEDS !) Atleast I'm not GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    ‘No I’m the real GreenBeret7. The moron who has no life or a wife or girlefriend except SoS. I miss his rod!!!! Can I borrow your rod Brandon?’

    You suck at this by the way.

    ‘Brandon, when your sitting in the batter’s box and the count is 2-1 or 2-0 and some chump comes in with a 89-90 mph fastball upstairs your going to drill it…’

    Mike Mussina and Jamie Moyer say you wouldn’t.

  659. dave February 26th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    wow – 7 baserunners and 5 runs. Imagine if we ever did that in the playoffs. Is that even possible for this team? Im glad to see timely hitting now though. Maybe it will stick.

    On the flip side, reading that a lot of fans bood arod when he came to bat and cheered when he grounded into a dp is really just annoying. Its nice to think it was all rays fans but im sure there were a good portion of yankee fans in there, If arod is having a great season in 2009 and the majority of the stadium is booing him consistently, I will be disgusted with the fans.

    I really would hope that arod could stop the booing by playing very well this year. And if he cant, its clear that there are a lot of yankee fans out there who would rather root against arod than for the yanks. And what kind of fan is that? Certainly not a yankee fan.

  660. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    the real GB would know who Barry Sadler is…

  661. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Tom
    February 26th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    the real GB would know who Barry Sadler is…

    ————————————————————

    You mean the one that was shot and killed in Mexico about 20 years ago? The one that Robin Moore based his book and movie on?

  662. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 26th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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  663. GreenBeret7 February 26th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    My error he was shot in Guatamala and died in Tennessee.

  664. Tom February 26th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Yeah. The Balladeer who may or may not have been killed because he was training contras in central America.

  665. rodg12 February 26th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Brandon -
    Let it go. Moose did not pitch up in the zone at 89-90. That wasn’t his game. Neither does Moyer. Plus, those guys had/have devastating off speed stuff and great command in the zone that Igawa lacks. You throw 89 down the pipe, up in the zone in the bigs, you’re gonna get rocked. Witness his performances.

  666. PAT M. February 26th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Brandon, how often did those guys consistantly fall behind the count…Besides they rarley came back with fastballs upstairs or just pipe it…Not a real good example those two..

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