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Game 10: Indians at Yankees (new Yankee Stadium home opener)

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc, Podcast on Apr 16, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (5-4)
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Hideki Matsui DH
Cody Ransom 3B
Brett Gardner CF

Pitching today: LHP CC Sabathia (1-1, 4.50).

INDIANS (2-7)
Grady Sizemore CF
Mark DeRosa 3B
Victor Martinez 1B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Shin-soo Choo DH
Ben Francisco RF
Kelly Shoppach C
Tony Graffanino 2B
Trevor Crowe LF

Pitching today: LHP Cliff Lee (0-2, 9.90)

CC Sabathia vs. the Cleveland hitters.

Cliff Lee vs. the New York hitters.

HOMES OF THE YANKEES: Hilltop Park (1903-12), Polo Grounds (1913-22), Yankee Stadium (1923-2008), New Yankee Stadium (2009- ).

NEW PARK IN TOWN: Yankee Stadium is the first new AL park since Comerica Park opened in Detroit in 2000.

CC SEES THE TRIBE: CC Sabathia was drafted by Cleveland in 1998 and was with them until last July when he was traded to Milwaukee. He was 106-77 in 237 starts.

BRUNEY’S THE BEST: Bruney’s last five outings: 4.2 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts.

LEE VS. THE YANKEES: Cliff Lee is 3-3, 5.62 against the Yankees. He beat them last May 7, throwing seven shutout innings in the Bronx.

CANO’S CONSISTENT: Robinson Cano has hit safely in 8 of 9 games.

BILLY BEANE WANTS HIM BACK: Nick Swisher has been on base in 16 of 32 plate appearances.

Back with more later. My flight lands around 9:40 and then comes the mad dash to the park.

UPDATE, 10:18 a.m.: I’m in a car but my colleagues from the paper just texted to say that RHP Dave Robertson was called up to replace Xavier Nady on the roster.

UPDATE, 12:09 p.m.: Just arrived at the Stadium thanks to an outstanding job by Dave the car service driver, who got us right to Gate 4 where the press entrance is.

After getting up at 4:30 a.m., the fun part of the day is ready to start. Keep checking back as there will be lots of updates.

UPDATE, 12:12 p.m.: John Sterling just introduced George Steinbrenner, who waved from a private box next to his wife, Joan.

Now the West Point Band is performing in center field.

UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: Here’s a photo of Yogi Berra, who was in the press conference room (we have one those now and it’s great) talking about the first pitch he’s going to throw out.

UPDATE, 12:17 p.m.: It is very good to see my friend Jack Curry of the Times here today. Jack was hit by a car in Philadelphia on his way into the stadium to cover their opener two weeks ago. But he is here working with his arm in a sling.

UPDATE, 12:26 p.m.: This is cool, John Fogerty is playing Centerfield in center field. They’re showing highlights of great Yankee CFs on the scoreboard.

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: And now a great center fielder, Bernie Williams, is playing his guitar in center field. Fittingly, it’s Take Me Out To The Ball Game.

UPDATE, 12:33 p.m.: Bernie finishes up as people chant his name.

UPDATE, 12:55 p.m.: They introduced 40+ former players along with the players from both teams. The former players are lined up along the infield in special jackets.

UPDATE, 1:00 p.m.: Kelly Clarkson (baby’s got back!) sang the anthem and the flyover was perfectly timed.

UPDATE, 1:01 p.m.: Whitey Ford and Don Larsen just took some dirt off the mound.

UPDATE, 1:03 p.m.: Yogi Berra came out alone and threw out the first pitch. They should have had Posada go out there with him.

UPDATE, 1:05 p.m.: We’re about to get underway.

UPDATE, 1:16 p.m.: A few firsts …

First pitch: CC Sabathia to Grady Sizemore. It was a fastball outside that was called a ball by Tom Hallion.

First out: Grady Sizemore grounded to Mark Teixeira, who tagged first base.

First strikeout: Sabathia struck out Victor Martinez with a 2-2 fastball in the first inning.

UPDATE, 1:17 p.m.: This is really cool. Just before Jeter his, a bat used by Babe Ruth to hit the first home run in the first game at the original Yankee Stadium was placed on the plate. The Bambino belted a three-run circuit clout to help beat the Red Sox 4-1.

Jeter then picked it up, pretended for a second like he would use it, then gave it to a bat boy.

Jeter should have homered but he flew to center.

The bat is on loan to the Yankees from the collection of Richard Angrist and will be displayed in the Yankees Museum until the All-Star break.

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m.: Damon gets the first hit at the new place, a clean single to center.

UPDATE, 1:24 p.m.: Thanks to my colleague Kevin Devaney Jr., here is the audio of the pre-game press conference Joe Girardi held:

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UPDATE, 1:27 p.m.: Who do you think will hit the first home run at the Stadium for the Yankees? Vote on the LoHud.com Yankees page.

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: No score through two innings. Meanwhile, the “Yankee Trivia” is now hosted by some perky girl named Tara and the volume on her mic is set to “make everybody deaf.” It’s very annoying.

Meanwhile, the pennants are atop the frieze, a welcome addition since the Cubs games. The retired numbers are now painted on a wall in left field that everybody can see. That was a good addition as well.

UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: The crowd is dead quiet. Dead. But Opening Day, especially this one, figured to bring out a lot of pretenders.

UPDATE, 2:19 p.m.: What a play by Cody Ransom. He dove to snare the ball off the bat of Ben Francisco and from his knees threw out Jhonny Peralta at the plate as Posada blocked the dish with his knee.

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: The crowd is just brutal. Yankees come to plate and there is barely a smattering of applause. I don’t know if the crowd is quiet or the design of the stadium is the reason, but it’s like being in church so far.

UPDATE, 2:56 p.m.: CC is in bend-but-don’t-break mode. He has put nine runners on base in nine innings but allowed only one run.

Meanwhile, the Yankees need to get something going against Cliff Lee as they trail 1-0.

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: We have the first home run in the place, a solo shot to center by Jorge Posada, the great underrated Yankees catcher. Now it’s 1-1.

For Posada, that’s 223 homers, moving him past Don Mattingly into seventh place in team history.

UPDATE, 3:12 p.m.: This report from the AP:

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took another step in his rehab from right hip surgery, hitting three home runs in 49 swings during his first full batting practice session.

A-Rod homered to right, left and deep left-center on Thursday. He hit numerous liners and had several other balls land near or off the outfield fence.

UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: Sabathia started the inning with 105 pitches. … The Yankees are 0 for 7 with RISP. They have left 10 on base.

UPDATE, 3:22 p.m.: The Yankees got their money’s worth out of Carsten Charles today as he tossed 122 pitches. Unfortunately for him, that only got him through 5.2 innings.

It’s 1-1 and Edwar Ramirez is in.

UPDATE, 3:42 p.m.: I’m falling asleep and not because I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to catch a flight. This game is boring.

1-1 after six.

UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: Kyle Veras just walked DeRosa to start the seventh before Martinez hammered a double to right.

Mark Melancon. Mark Melancon. Mark Melancon.

UPDATE, 3:49 p.m.: Well, that was brutal. Walk, double, two-run double. 3-1 Indians and Marte in to try and clean it up.

UPDATE, 3:54 p.m.: Damaso Marte hasn’t been much better. He hit Choo then when Francisco bunted, he threw a change-up to third base and the runner was safe. Then came an RBI single.

4-1 Tribe and still counting.

UPDATE, 3:59 p.m.: And Marte gives up a slam followed a long solo drive by Martinez. It’s 10-1.

The crowd is chanting, “We want Swisher.”

Now they’re booing Marte as the inning finally ends.

Marte is a one-lefty-at-a-time guy. He’s dangerous otherwise.

UPDATE, 4:03 p.m.: God Bless America now comes with a musical accompaniment. It’s like a Disney song now.

Meanwhile, remember those West Point Cadets who unfurled the flag before the game? They got obstructed view seats in the bleachers. How to honor the troops.

UPDATE, 4:07 p.m.: Anyway, it’s 10-1 and half of the wealthy folks in the Legends seats have left the place. They’re probably checking their tickets, figuring that $2K meant they’d see a win for sure.

UPDATE, 4:24 p.m.: Hey look, Robertson throws strikes and gets guys out.

UPDATE, 4:48 p.m.: Boy, this is grim. The place is just about empty and the Yankees are down 10-2 in the ninth. Not exactly how they dreamed it would turn out.

Back with more later on.

 
 

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1,856 Responses to “Game 10: Indians at Yankees (new Yankee Stadium home opener)”

  1. Chief April 16th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    LETS GO YANKS!

  2. randy l. April 16th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    ” My flight lands around 9:40 and then comes the mad dash to the park”

    sounds like like pete and sj44 are on a collision course.

  3. dale d April 16th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I watched the fourth inning of AJ’s game against the Rays last night.
    How cool and poised was Swisher? He didn’t even look at Garza. Wasn’t rattled at all. The in the bottom half when AJ came up and not so in on Longoria the result was classic. That is the way it’s done. Very good to see a AJ protect our batters like that. How different Swisher’s reaction from Longoria’s
    .

  4. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    So the Yankees and the NYPD are being sued by the ACLU on behalf of some dude from Astoria for being forcfully ejected from the stadium after attempting to go to the bathroom during the singing of God Bless America.

    As much as I want to support the troops and show solidarity, when stuff like this happens it’s time to end GBA.

    I’ve had my share of run ins over the years with the stadium security. A major bunch of AH’s if there ever was one.

  5. Steve April 16th, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Has Lee really been as bad as his ERA indicates, or has he just been unlucky?

  6. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Lonn Trost on with Joe and Evan at 10:30ish on WFAN(in case anyone wants to listen)

  7. curious April 16th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    “BRUNEY’S THE BEST: Bruney’s last five outings: 4.2 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts.”

    wait, everyone here said he should be sent to AAA after Spring Training….

    reason #10000 why Spring Training numbers are meaningless

  8. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Anyone else hear about this? http://www.instadiumsolutions.com/ I just read about it in ESPN the mag. Fans are texting security to alert them or unruly fans, health problems, violations, etc

  9. Dr. Cox April 16th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Bronx Jeers:

    Couldn’t agree more. The security at the park is jsut atrocious. Bunch of wanna be rent-a-cops with too much power and authority. I was ejected back in 04 for arguing with a Mariners fan.

    Before the morality police come out on patrol, believe me, it was light-hearted banter going back and forth between two fans. Both of us were even smiling. When i get removed, the fan actually even interjected and tried to intervene. It didn’t matter. Ive done some stupid things to get kicked out of some major events in my day, so seriously stupid things…but this was by far the least.

    Anyway, go Yankees.

  10. AJ April 16th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    LETS GO YANKEES! I’ll be in class during the game but hopefully I’d be able to follow on GameDay lol

  11. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    First hr in new stadium? Torn between Swish and Damon.

  12. Is it the shoes? April 16th, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Aj tell your professor/teacher that today is a religious holiday and you can’t attend class.

  13. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    13 pitchers? Sounds a bit unnecessary if you ask me.

  14. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Free Booze

    tex hits first homer in new park.2 bombs today.

  15. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Yes, you have to attend church at the “Cathedral”.

    Anyone else think it’s the coolest thing that Jose Molina wears rosary beads instead of Phiten? I mean, that’s so…Madonna.

    WhooHooo! Let’s christen the new cathedral with a Dubya!

    Thanks to the person who gave the heads up on the mlb.com coverage. It seems to be in standby mode. How about you guys?

  16. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    It’s sort of windy today here in NY.

    Let’s see if the “jet stream” to RF is in effect.

  17. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Yankees dont need one more pitcher until Wang’s next start. Hopefully Wang gets it together, but they need a long reliever just in case he needs more time to get it together. But they definitely need more than 3 bench guys (Molina, Melky and Pena). Not overly threatening….

  18. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Lee was so good last year because he had pinpoint location with his fastball letting him throw it in every count. He almost never missed. Early this year, just like throughout 2008 he has been missing spots and he doesn’t throw hard enough to get away with it. 17 hits and 5 walks in tn innings is bad… not Wang bad, but bad.

    Eager to see what the Yanks do roster-wise. I guess they are waiting to confirm that Nady needs surgery so they can put him on the 60-day DL, freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster. I just hope they get a bat for the bench and not another pitcher… 12 should be plenty as long as Wang goes at least two innings next time.

    Bruney’s six outings in nine games is a bit of a concern. There will be a number of close games where they need to let him sit out so building up the rest of the pen is a must.

  19. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    UPDATE, 10:18 a.m.: I’m in a car but my colleagues from the paper just texted to say that RHP Dave Robertson was called up to replace Xavier Nady on the roster.

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

    Thanks Pete!

  20. MikeEff April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    yeah M–it’s still in standby mode—i think it’s coming on in 3 minutes

  21. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Bringing up a pitcher was the right move. Need to get through the weekend. Don’t need a 5th OF or a 5th IF right now. Wang & Joba (?) on the horizon.

  22. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I went in to school at 730 this morning in order to take a test early because I told my professor that I had an important appointment I could not afford to miss at 1pm. hahahaha

  23. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Maybe they will hold an extra pitcher until Cash signs someone? There are still some okay bench players on the market.

  24. Joe April 16th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Patrick – Agree, doesn’t make much sense

  25. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I meant throughout 2007 with Lee when he struggled… oops

  26. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    MikeEff,

    Thanks.

  27. Kevlar April 16th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Lee is due to break out. If he’s locating today, then it will be a long day.

  28. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Bringing up a pitcher was the right move. Need to get through the weekend. Don’t need a 5th OF or a 5th IF right now. Wang & Joba (?) on the horizon.

    _____

    Yes they need another bench bat. 3 is not enough, especially when those three are questionable at the plate at best.

  29. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Is it the shoes?
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:21 am
    Aj tell your professor/teacher that today is a religious holiday and you can’t attend class.

    ————————————————

    That is exactly what I did today. How can you not watch today’s game from start to finish if you are a Yankee fan? I would love to be in the Stadium today, but I was there for the first Yankees-Cubs game.

  30. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story April 16th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I can’t say I’ll enjoy this game-it would be inappropriate for me-but maybe it’ll be a nice distraction.

  31. Tom K April 16th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    13 pitchers is insane. And we are still left with a situation where none of the EIGHT (ugh) relievers is a long man.

  32. Coach6423 April 16th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    m,

    what is the ? mark with joba????

  33. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Tex,

    The bench is a little short. But until Wang is right (haha), gotta protect the pen. He’s scheduled for tomorrow, no?

  34. Lori April 16th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Does anyone else have mlb.tv working? Mine is continuously “loading” – not sure if it is not up yet or if my office is blocking :(

    Wanted to watch for another 15-30 minutes until I head out to the Stadium.

  35. rmel April 16th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Lets see what Robertson can do…If he keeps up his minor stats having Bruney and him would be awesome in late innings

  36. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    The bench is a little short. But until Wang is right (haha), gotta protect the pen. He’s scheduled for tomorrow, no?

    Saturday

    Protect the pen by sending one down and bringing up Aceves for long relief.

    Dont forget, Tex is still a question against lefties with his wrist, Matsui is not hitting, Gardner hasnt done much lefty on lefty, and Ransom is Ransom…. Still think we need 4 benchers.

  37. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Wang pitches Saturday. Tomorrow is the Jobber

  38. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Coach,

    The ? means that I can’t say for certainty that he’ll pitch because they skipped him once already, no? Basically, I was too lazy to look up the scheduled pitchers. I still am and am counting on the good people here to -enable- help me.

  39. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    *certain

  40. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    CC
    Joba
    Wang
    AJ
    Andy

    Wow, not the original rotation.

    I bet Joba’s pumped.

  41. miggs April 16th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Is it just me, or has Pete seriously raised his game recently?

    I’ve been reading this blog for years and it just seems to be getting better and better.

    More info, better content, faster breaking news, etc.

    Since the season started the man is on fire.

  42. Coach6423 April 16th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    M,

    No problem. Thought you were saying he was a question mark in general. They skipped him to line CC up on normal rest. He goes tommorow, Wang saturday.

  43. Scott April 16th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    What does SJ44 do that he has inside info with Yanks players?

    I like his insight

  44. Erica April 16th, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I think its pretty amazing but Bruney has actually struck out all 5 of the last 5 batters he’s faced. Maybe he just needed to change his uniform to #38….

  45. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Yeah the rotation has changed. Thanks to skipping Joba and letting CC start the home opener.
    Interesting Joba is now the number 2. Burnett 4th starter?

  46. V Torch April 16th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Sabathia vs. Lee
    Chamberlain vs. Reyes
    Wang vs. Carmona
    Burnett vs. Pavano

  47. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Yesterday was Jackie Robinson day, today is Championship Day.

    A day to celebrate the past, present, and future.

    All players to wear #27.

    Trevor,

    If the playoffs started today, I’d give the ball to my new, favorite unflappable Yankee. No, it’s not Swish. :)

  48. Nome April 16th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Jobber is going to be put in different places because of his IP limits, so he won’t always be matched up with the #5.

  49. curious April 16th, 2009 at 10:47 am

    the yankees called up a reliever b/c they don’t have a player on their 40 man roster right now who fits the need they have.

    Miranda is completely redundant (as long as Teixeira is ok) and they don’t need Cervelli.

    they are waiting to put Nady on the 60 day DL until he sees the team doctors.

    once that happens, it frees up a spot on the 40 man, and another bench player will be added.

    relax guys, they won’t be carrying 13 pitchers for more than a few days.

    it’s TEMPORARY.

  50. AD April 16th, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I’ll be in DCA, hopefully they’ll have the game on tv at an Airport Bar, But in DC they’ll probably have some $hitty local redskins show on… This is just such a sad sports town.

    Lets Go Yanks, Great Road Trip, I see a 10-6 Start to the Season.

  51. curious April 16th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    “I think its pretty amazing but Bruney has actually struck out all 5 of the last 5 batters he’s faced. Maybe he just needed to change his uniform to #38….”

    well, he wore 42 yesterday ;)

  52. miggs April 16th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    The thing I like most about the team this year is their fight.

    Last year’s team doesn’t win the last 2 games of that series. No chance.

    They battled back after blowing leads in both games. They scored late inning runs that mattered. They didn’t melt in the clutch.

    Most of all they looked like they actually cared. If this team plays at close to maximum effort for most of the season they are going to win a lot of games.

  53. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story April 16th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    “The thing I like most about the team this year is their fight.

    Last year’s team doesn’t win the last 2 games of that series. No chance.”

    Agreed.

  54. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I really like Robertson’s ability, but I fail to see the wisdom in carrying eight releivers. Five of the seven on the team now have had the last two days off and are well rested. The only reason the bullpen got stretched was the combination of using too many guys on Saturday and Wang messing in the bed on Sunday. That’s not likely to happen again.

  55. JR Yankees April 16th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Miggs,

    Don’t forget Pete has the iPhone now so he is constantly updating and posting new stuff. I have been reading here for over 2 years now and he is getting better and better.

    This is the first and last site I check daily…not to mention the numerous times throughout the day.

    By far, the best blog/info source I have come across and his longtime posters (you know who you are) are pretty good at contributing as well.

  56. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Well, for one, they’re not waiting for Alex to bail them out with the homerun.

    But they need to take advantage early on.

  57. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 10:52 am

    what time do the festivities startgetting covered on mlb.com. mine is still in satndyby mode.

  58. m April 16th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Robertson will be more useful than Miranda or J-Rod (does he have a nickname yet?).

    They’re not throwing newbs out there for the inaugural series.

  59. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    coverage starts on YES at 11:30 – could the earlier poster have been referring to 10:30 Central?

  60. .s.a.i.l.A April 16th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    The bad news is that Cliff Lee is way overdue for a huge game;

    my guess:

    8 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts.

  61. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    thanks rishi

  62. .s.a.i.l.A April 16th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    First homerun at stadium will be by Travis Hafner.

  63. Noreaster April 16th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Welcome back Mr Robertson…

  64. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    My grade for Yankson the first long road trip = B+
    Girardi did a great job of shifting things around to keep Swisher in the lineup until the Nady injury settled the everyday position for Nick. I love Nick & he’s been & will be GREAT for us, but let’s not dog X. Nady has been a solid performer. He reminds me of Paul O’Neil, No big flashy play, just steady & productive. I wish him well in his recovery. I’m thrilled that Dave Robertson has been brought back up. He looked great last season & this spring. I doubt he see’s the minors again. Our rotation is coming into their own, Wang will get back on track for his 18-20 wins and all will be fine in our Yankee universe.

  65. Anthony April 16th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Yessssssssssss robertson aka the k artist is back :)

  66. Bob April 16th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Hey Pete, under “Homes of the Yankees” you didn’t mention that they played at Shea for two seasons during the renovation, 1974-5.

  67. Something Else April 16th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    “Robertson will be more useful than Miranda or J-Rod (does he have a nickname yet?).

    They’re not throwing newbs out there for the inaugural series.”

    J-Rod was his nickname when he played for the Cardinals.

  68. Chris from NM April 16th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    don’t have high expectations for this game, folks.
    CC tends to bomb in big games.

  69. pat April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Morning All. Happy Opening Day.

    The sun is shining, mid 50′s with a little breeze and wish I was sitting in the stands.

    The team got in late last night so hope they all slept fast so they are rested and ready to go today. Caffeine, Red Bull and adrenaline will be sure to help A win for the Opener would be nice.

  70. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    People have been there since 7am. lines are huge.

  71. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Swish on XM 175

  72. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Lee will fall back to somewhere close to his pre-’08 numbers. The Yankees have to be much more agressive with him than they were last year.

  73. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Robertson is up now next is Melancon. :)

  74. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Melancon won’t be up before May 15th.

  75. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Can’t believe the Yankee Stadium Nazi Squad kicked some guy out for heading to the bathroom during SSB & GBA. Didn’t he explain he was on his way to kill himself?

    And I can’t believe the dope is suing the Yankees.

    George,

    Who you sending down if you keep Robertson? They’re not going to carry 13 pitchers for very long.

    Something else,

    Thanks. Don’t know much about him. How’d end up with the Yankees?

  76. This Place is Full of Morons April 16th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    “Well, for one, they’re not waiting for Alex to bail them out with the homerun.”

    how fricking stupid are you, anyway?

  77. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “Last year’s team doesn’t win the last 2 games of that series. No chance.”

    I couldn’t agree more. To me, their fight was evident in the first game of the season when CC was all over the place. Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn’t keep the O’s in check, but still have to love the fight.

    “Robertson is up now next is Melancon. ”

    I’d take that. It would mean everyone on the 25 man roster was healthy and performing well all the way into late May.

  78. pat April 16th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    “And I can’t believe the dope is suing the Yankees.”

    What do you expect. He’s a Sox fan.

  79. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Robertson isnt staying.

    Yankees will have a better game than everyone here seems to think…

  80. C April 16th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Jeter on 1050

  81. Wave Your Hat April 16th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Why do we need thirteen pitchers?

    Seems to me we could use a bat more productive offensively than Pena or Ransom so we could pinch hit for them when necessary. IMO that means Duncan, Rodriguez or Miranda.

    I like Robertson but I just don’t see the marginal benefit in another pitcher.

  82. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    i was planning to take a long lunch today to at least watch part of the game, but my boss invited me to lunch at 11:30 or 12…inconsiderate, don’t you think!? Now the question is, do I attempt (and most likely fail) to not see any scoring updates or anything until I can actually get home and watch the recording? Or do I just see as much as I can online and still watch the recording when I get home?

    Also, anyone worry that without having another 8th inning guy we can trust that Bruney may get burned out too quickly? It seems like we’ve been in a lot of close game situations where he is needed so far this season and I worry that he’ll wear out. He has been awesome so far, which I love considering the multitude of people writing him off here during ST.

  83. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Anybody know what time the actual ceremonies start? I know that YES is coming on at 11:30, but I don’t think that the ceremonies start before noon.

  84. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Our Pitchers at SWB AAA are looking great. The team is 7-0
    If anyone in the rotation falters we don’t need a free agent. By The Way!!! Robertson had 10 K’s in 5IP.
    Individual Stats (Pitching)
    Player W L ERA
    Ian Kennedy 1 0 1.50
    Jason Johnson 0 0 3.72
    Phil Hughes 1 0 4.50
    Mark Melancon 1 0 0.00
    Anthony Claggett1 0
    David Robertson 0 0 0.00
    Kei Igawa 1 0 9.00
    Brett Tomko 1 0 0.00
    Steven Jackson 0 0 4.15
    Alfredo Aceves 0 0 11.25
    J.B. Cox 0 0 0.00
    Zachary Kroenke 1 0 0.00

  85. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I will hit the first home run at Yankee stadium. It will be an inside the park HR on a slow ground ball to 2b.

    Yes, I am that fast.

  86. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    ceremonies start at noon — what did jeter say on 1050?

  87. JeffG April 16th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Pete – Home of the Yankees: You forgot Shea… sad as that is to admit.

  88. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    If Robertson gets a shot and carries his success from the ST and with SWB he’s going to stick. Jonathan Albaladejo and Coke have been far at best.

  89. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    what a ding dong: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....1732AU.DTL

  90. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    NYY will have 22 games in 23 days. An extra pitcher is going to be more useful than an extra fielder.

  91. pat April 16th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Off Topic football: John Madden announces his retirement. Wonder if he just couldn’t go on now that Favre had walked away. :wink:

  92. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Hi M,

    Pena is the one going back down when Alex returns so he can get more at bats & playing time. He will likely be called up again later to spell Jeter some. I envision some sort of platoon with the captain over the next year or 2. Ransom is just what he is – a Utility player you can plug in anywhere in the infield. There is no sense picking up a free agent when Alex will be back in 2 weeks. We have a weak bench, but we will have to suffer through that until Matsui & Damon’s contract end this year.

  93. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Also keep in mind they are probably waiting to find out if Nady is a 60 day dl’er. If so Robertson or an arm will be sent down and someone will be put on the 40 and brought up.

  94. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I haven’t seen anyone bring up the positives behind the Yanks not sending down Alba/Coke after Monday. I view it as Girardi and Cash honoring their efforts by not sending them down. Think about the message that would send to two guys who don’t have a ton of experience… “eventhough you were used in a blow-out, and you’re probably the last 2 guys on the staff, we value your effort and ability.” Of course AJ and Andy eating so many innings makes the non-move look fine.

    Or am I reading too much into it?

  95. Wave Your Hat April 16th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    GB7-

    We had seven relievers, and stud starters. I know Wang has had issues, but 8 relievers aren’t necessary. Being able to pinch hit for Ransom and Pena is worth more, IMO.

  96. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    “Off Topic football: John Madden announces his retirement. Wonder if he just couldn’t go on now that Favre had walked away.”

    Maybe the bus needed a new transmission, and he wasn’t willing to put that kind of money into that thing?

  97. T-Bone April 16th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    For those of you worried about Bruney burning out, he only threw about 30 pitched in the last 2 appearances. Joe wanted to make sure we got the wins in both games. I’m sure we’ll see more of Edwar, Veras, Marte and Coke (if he ever gets his velocity up!).

    Trust me, the bullpen will be fine this year.

    GO YANKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    We have Melky as the extra outfielder, we don’t need a 5th outfielder, a lights out strikeout specialist in the pen sounds great to me. He is the future set up man, just as Mark Melancon is our future closer.

  99. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    George,

    We can actually pick up two players: Alex & another position player. Can’t carry 13 pitchers. It’s temporary.

    Alex is taking batting practice this weekend. He’ll be back before we know it.

    If Coke can’t find his velocity, I’d send him down.

  100. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Missed Jeter, but Cashman & Tex coming up on 1050.

  101. Ninja Burglar April 16th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I think the Yankees probably know what they’re doing here with having 13 pitchers at the moment.

  102. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    “Also keep in mind they are probably waiting to find out if Nady is a 60 day dl’er. If so Robertson or an arm will be sent down and someone will be put on the 40 and brought up.”

    This makes sense to me.

    We just need to wait a few years until the minor league position player depth is as strong as the pitching.

  103. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    coverage on mlb.com just began for all interested

  104. T-Bone April 16th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Actually, he threw 8 on Wednesday and 10 on Tuesday, my bad. The point is, I wouldn’t worry about him or our bullpen, we have too many good arms down in Scranton and some serviceable arms right now. We need A-rod back ASAP, to help ease the loss of X-man.

  105. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Albaladejo & coke will settle down too. Veras has looked pretty good. Accross MLB a lot of pitchers are having control issues with mechanics and trouble keeping the ball down. It’s early we’re above .500 let’s not panic.

  106. TT 15 April 16th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    What does SJ44 do that he has inside info with Yanks players?

    I like his insight
    ————————————————————

    He is really GB7 , he is just trying to get more posts in. LOL

  107. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    jint – is it the YES crew or another crew?

  108. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Just can’t keep up the pace that Bruney’s being used. 7 appearances in 9 games.

  109. Pauly April 16th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Billy
    April 16th, 2009 at 11:10 am
    Melancon won’t be up before May 15th.

    Any particular reason for that date? Do they avoid an arbitration year if they wait that long i.e. are they giving him the Longoria treatment?

  110. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I wouldn’t be overly concerned about Bruney. He’s only thrown 72 pitches in the 6 games, and 17 were in his first game. That’s 12 pitches a game. He hasn’t pitched in 3 straight games, yet.

  111. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    so i have a final tomorrow at 1pm and must prepare by studying 7 essay questions each covering a range of about 25 yrs of american history… Im in the library, but so tempted to go to the bar and catch this game.

    timing could not be any worse.

  112. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    right now it is mlb.com reporters till noon then they will begin to mix in some yes coverage i believe of the pregame ceremonies and then bob costas harold reynolds and jim kaat are going to be calling the first inning

  113. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Melancon’s arbitration clock starts early if he is brought up before May 15. I see them holding off on Melancon as long as possible. They want him and the other relievers to go multiple innings to build arm strength.

  114. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    T-Bone, don’t take my comment is being overly worried or ready to freak out by any means…just a casual observation/question. Trust me, as a fan of Bruney’s fire and passion on the mound, I am a big fan of his and have been glad to see him in the former Joba role and used in the situations where he has been…I just hope if we have a lot of these 1 run leads or tie games in the 8th, there are other guys that can be trusted in those situations, and I believe there are.

  115. Erica April 16th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    <>

    Just curious- but do you really think Nady is that massive of a loss? Especially since Super Swisher has emerged as everyone’s favorite player? Isn’t it amazing how those headaches of trying to figure out how to give everyone playing time seems to work itself out

  116. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    that Swisher/Burnett look like they are having a lot of fun

  117. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I am watching Swischer being interviewed on YES and he is becoming awfully close to being my favorite Yankee on the team.

  118. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    “The place sucks,” said Pedroia, directing his comments to the local newspaper when he added, “I come from your town. You should embrace me. I play for the Boston Red Sox. You haven’t had a lot of major-leaguers come out of your city.”

    Nice guy that dusty pedroia.

  119. Shawn April 16th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    So happy to hear Robertson is back – firmly believe he’ll be a cornerstone of the bullpen.

  120. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    its really great of mlb to do this for all of us out of market ny fans (boston). but its such a tease i wish theyd give us the whole game.

  121. JohnC April 16th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Will miss John Madden. He and Pat Summerall were my favorite broadcast team. They were perfect together. Summerall just anounced the play and Madden took it from there. He was the first I believe, to use the telestrator. Love his ‘BOOM’ and ‘WHAP’ calls when describing plays. Never thought he and Al Michaels had that same chemistry, though I love Al Michaels as a play by play guy. Wonder who will replace Madden in the booth.

  122. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I just heard on XM that Don Mattingly is at the stadium. That will be awesome.

    Yeah, Pedroia is real classy.

  123. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    erica

    i think the nady injury is huge. we have a lot of old guys that will need rest. when they get days off to be able to plug in a guy like nady as opposed to melky is a significant difference.

    especially with guys like ransom (until arod returns) and gardner in the lineup on a regular basis

  124. Hughes The Savior April 16th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Where was Pedroia referring to?

  125. Wave Your Hat April 16th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    “Also keep in mind they are probably waiting to find out if Nady is a 60 day dl’er. If so Robertson or an arm will be sent down and someone will be put on the 40 and brought up.”

    So your theory is that the Yanks called up Robertson today, and tomorrow when it’s clear Nady will go on the 60 day DL they’ll send down a reliever and call up a hitter?

    That makes sense only if the Yanks don’t want to call up Miranda. Personally, I don’t think Duncan or Rodriguez (I don’t see anyone else being called up right now as the extra position player) are much better than Miranda but I guess the Yanks might see things differently.

  126. Doris from Rego Park April 16th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    You guys all know that Pete is SJ44, right?

  127. Coach6423 April 16th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    jint….nlb channel is broadcasting the game… Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds and Jim Kaat calling it

  128. Vader April 16th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Pete or anyone else…does anyone know if the camera angle from behind home plate, regarding the safety net, has been addressed?

  129. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    bryan hoch’s voice sounds eerily similar to joe girardi’s

  130. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    “Just curious- but do you really think Nady is that massive of a loss? Especially since Super Swisher has emerged as everyone’s favorite player? Isn’t it amazing how those headaches of trying to figure out how to give everyone playing time seems to work itself out”

    Any manager would love the problem Girardi had. Depth wins championships. Nady is a huge loss just from a depth perspective.

  131. Doris from Rego Park April 16th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Jennifer-

    Did you read that Pedroia’s brother was arrested for rape? Yuck.

  132. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Hughes – it’s in the article I posted…he disparaged his hometown etc – the reporting implying b/c his brother was charged with child molestation…not cool

  133. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    coach6243,

    thanks i did not know that i will def be leaving the library to go watch it. if only they could simulcast it online so i could stay in the lib and try and work.

  134. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Pedroia’s brother is an accused pedophile.

  135. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    holy crap – that man is 99!!!

  136. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Anybody else see A.J. walk over and give Swisher a smooch on the the cheek while Swisher was talking to Kim Jones?

  137. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    He looks good for being 99.

  138. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    i wish i had yesnetwork coverage

  139. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hughes- His hometown.

    Dorris- Yes, nice family there.

  140. Christina April 16th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    he looks good for 99…

  141. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    apparaently peter gammons said pedroia’s family was recieving death threats and that was partly responsible for his slow start… certainly reasonable when you have something like that on your mind

  142. Nome April 16th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    What place sucks? Oakland?

  143. Stacey April 16th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I saw it!, Tom

  144. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Per the roaming reporter on 1050, Girardi would feel okay with putting Ransom in the OF.

    Jeter was the only one to take BP (because he always does).

  145. LC April 16th, 2009 at 11:47 am

    wow that man looks good for 99

  146. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    woodland california

  147. Vader April 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Vin…if that is true the place will go crazy.

    I was at the Stadium in 95 when he hit that homerun against the Mariners in the play-offs…what agreat feeling, that I will never forget.

  148. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    its interesting bc pedroia does look like some kind of woodland creature

  149. LC April 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Tom,
    aw I wish I could have seen that

  150. T-Bone April 16th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    jint51 and Billy

    Agree with both of your assessments regarding X-man. Due to Matsui’s knees and Posada’s age, you can never have enough depth. A-Rod is another question mark, you don’t know how he’ll respond after his setback and if he’ll be back to normal after the whole offseason fiasco. Nady was a good option to have, Swisher’s doing great, but let’s not forget, he can’t keep up this pace, folks, he is a 20-25 HR guy with a .260 – .280 AVG, let’s not started getting a plaque ready for him in Monument Park.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy and Cashman stole him from the ChiSox for the ever useless Bet-he-can’t-hit. I just think that are options down on the farm aren’t the answer right now, it’s too early to bring up A-Jax, let him get a full season of AAA ball under his belt, let’s not rush him, he could be something special. A trade may be in order, not now, but let’s see what the next few weeks bring, and then we can re-assess later.

  151. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    so who gets loudest ovations today… mattingly, rivera, swisher, bernie, jeter

  152. RER - 98 April 16th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Robertson should keep his suitcase handy. Once Nady’s situation is established, Cashman will be looking for a corner OF. Frank Catalanotto is available at the major league minimum of $400,000. Not bad at least until somebody better shakes out as the season moves along.

  153. EDUB April 16th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    http://www.theonion.com/conten.....=a-section

    Gotta love the last line haha

    “While Mr. Met has admitted that he is not yet accustomed to Citi Field, team members have said they are already feeling very much at home in the new ballpark after losing their first game to the Padres.”

  154. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Pedroia was born in a woodland? Like where fairies, trolls, & unicorns live? Ahaaahhaaa.

  155. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    these guys hosting this mlb.com show are pretty dreadful

  156. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    That must be pretty special for that 99 year old man to have been at the opening of the old Stadium and now this one.

  157. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    what old man… bob sheppard isnt in the building is he?

  158. vin April 16th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    “Vin…if that is true the place will go crazy. ”

    I’m pretty sure it is, because they were interviewing Mark DeRosa at the time – who revealed he was a Yankee fan as a kid and his favorite player was Mattingly. Then the XM guy said casually, “Yeah, he’s here.” And DeRosa acknowledged that he saw him. It’ll be unbelievable. It was too bad he couldn’t make it to the Stadium in September.

  159. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Jint…the Yes network interviewed a guy who was at the opening of the old Stadium in 1923 and is now at this one.

  160. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    oh thanks… i got excited for a moment and thought wed be hearing from mr.sheppard

  161. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    does this mlb.com pre-game feed switch to the Yes feed? or do I need to open another feed?

  162. LC April 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    whoa mattingly is here?!

  163. Pauly April 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Billy
    April 16th, 2009 at 11:35 am
    Melancon’s arbitration clock starts early if he is brought up before May 15. I see them holding off on Melancon as long as possible. They want him and the other relievers to go multiple innings to build arm strength.

    Good to know, thanks for the info. Assuming A-Rod doesn’t come back earlier than his doctors predict, May 15 could be a huge day in the AL East, insofar as that’s the day we’ll see the return of A-Rod and David Price, along with the Major League debut of Matt Wieters in Baltimore and Mark Melancon in New York. Should make for some real exciting baseball.

  164. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    im not sure if the mlb.com feed is going to switch over to yes but i know this little roundtable with these two dofuses will end at noon and then i think they are gonna go live to the stadium

  165. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    “At 11:30, MLB.com/Live will air a half-hour show featuring hosts Mike Siano and Justin Kutcher in the studio and Hal Bodley, Bryan Hoch and Noah Coslov in the ballpark.

    It will continue at noon with coverage of pregame festivities online as well as on YES Network, with MLB Network adding its highly anticipated touch to the historic countdown beginning at 12:30 and simulcast live on MLB.com.

    The simulcast will include the ceremonial first pitch and a free live look-in during the first inning with no blackout restrictions, while out-of-market subscribers to MLB.TV Premium can get their feed of choice from start to finish through a high-speed connection and enjoy it all in HD quality. ”

    from mlb.com

  166. m April 16th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    jint,

    Thanks. Sounds like we’re in the same boat. Except you’re on the Mayflower and I’m in the SS Minnow. :)

  167. Erica April 16th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I have a hard time believing that the Dodgers would be cool with Mattingly being here. But I am really hoping its true. The place will completely explode. Okay, I will completely explode!!!

    The funny part is I was telling a friend the other night that I was really wishing Mattingly could somehow be there

  168. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Heyman keeps bringing up the cost of the stadium. :roll:

  169. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    current players- Jeter, swisher, Mo

    Former- If Donnie is there him, if not Willie, Tino, Paul.

  170. pat April 16th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    They said they were going to have a few surprises for the ceremonies. Maybe Mattingly is involved in one of them or is one of them.

  171. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    m,

    lol

  172. Nick April 16th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Why didn’t Torre come ere with Mattingly for today’s game?

  173. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    ESPN and WFAN both talking about whether Texiera will get booed.

    Why in the world would Tex get booed? I mean, he’s a slow starter but this the Home Opening Day for cryin out loud! They think he’ll get booed because he didn’t hit three home runs and drive in a dozen runs in the first week?

    And – just to add – if by some chance he does get booed those fans who boo him should be ashamed of themselves.

  174. KO April 16th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Tex, starting today, please stop taking fastballs right down the middle. That is not sound strategy.

  175. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Nick

    I assume Torre’s a little busy managing the Dodgers.

  176. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    jint51 if you’re out of market, just an fyi Verizon Fios added YES Network to markets outside the tri-state area

  177. Christina April 16th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Lorenz is too much. “No drive by kissing in this segment”

  178. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    i cannot imagine the reception Pavano gets when they announce him…

  179. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    the sad part is some dumba…. will probly boo tex

  180. R+ April 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Heyman has been awful since he has joined WFAN. His columns are still good tough.

  181. vin April 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    “I have a hard time believing that the Dodgers would be cool with Mattingly being here. But I am really hoping its true. The place will completely explode. Okay, I will completely explode!!!”

    If it’s true, then it goes to show how much the Dodgers respect history and the game. Would be tremendously interesting if Torre were there also – wonder what kind of reception he would get?

  182. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Why would you boo a player playing through an injury?

    Glad Mattingly came. It’d be cool if he came against the Dodgers’ wishes. But it’s not like he’s the manager or anything.

  183. Erica April 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    My DVR is already set for Pavano vs. the Yanks on Sunday

  184. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Afternoon, everybody! Feels like fall and we’re in the play offs!

  185. LC April 16th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    lol i hadnt even thought about Pavano’s reception. it’s gonna be BRUTAL.

  186. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    thats good to know but thankfully i wont have to put up with boston much longer… after this week i will be in ny for the rest of the summer

  187. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Jennifer – Bernie too.

    Wonder if Alex came up for the opening ceremonies.

  188. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    if Mattingly is there, that would be awesome, it’s actually possible for him to be part of the ceremonies than fly back to Seattle and make the game, the Dodgers-Mariners games is a 10:10pm first pitch, long day for him but I’m sure it’s worth it if it is true, can anyone confirm?

  189. Manson April 16th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    A-Rod really should have come up here for today’s game… he couldn’t have done his rehab activities after the game? He could fly back at like 4 PM

  190. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    They are idiots if they think Mark will get booed. No way will he be booed.

  191. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Tampa, i have the out of market YES network…they may cover the pre-game stuff but it blacks out all live games so you still have to get the baseball package. although if you have fios, you have MLB network which has the game today.

  192. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    dodgers gotta game tongiht no way torre comes out here. as much as hes disappointed some fans with the book it would be a great surprise

  193. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    can’t wait to go on monday

  194. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    It would be funny if Torre was here. First the fans gotta hear Manny wants to play in cleveland and then torre and mattingly show up at yankees opening day haha.

  195. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    forgot the library i need to get home and watch this game…

  196. Bill from NJ April 16th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Teixeira won;t get booed

  197. John in Ohio April 16th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    This guy will be there in spirit today. Enjoy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tPlMdn3dnE

  198. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    good to see I’ve re-joined the ranks of being impersonated. Previous comment was not mine.

  199. Bill from NJ April 16th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I’m going on Sunday. In 2007, I went to opening day – Pavano pitched.

    On Sunday, my first game of the year at new stadium, I see Pavano again for Cleveland.

    The guy has made like 30 starts in 3 years, but for some reason, I always seem to catch him start.

  200. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Anyone know what Time Warner Channel the game will be on in Outer Banks North Carolina?

  201. E April 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Why don’t new stadiums implement retractable roofs? I understand noone likes a dome, but there has to be a way with today’s technology to have a retractable roof and still have an aesthetically pleasing stadium. The number of rain delays is absurd.

  202. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    lol. I knew that wasn’t jennifer. But I don’t think you’re being impersonated. She doesn’t sound like a troll. Just giving her opinion.

  203. grafxkid April 16th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    :( I miss Murcer.

  204. Pel (…and nothing of value was lost.) April 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    >Loyalty works both ways, Yankees, and its something you cannot buy.

    You’re absolutely right. The Yankees offered him a contract that he turned his nose up at and he went for the bucks in LA.

  205. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    “Why don’t new stadiums implement retractable roofs?”

    A couple of hundred million reasons. $

  206. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    tampayank
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    if Mattingly is there, that would be awesome, it’s actually possible for him to be part of the ceremonies than fly back to Seattle and make the game, the Dodgers-Mariners games is a 10:10pm first pitch, long day for him but I’m sure it’s worth it if it is true, can anyone confirm?

    ————————————————————

    Why would Mattingly fly to Seattle? The dodgers are playing San Francisco in Los Angeles.

  207. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Torn between listening to Cashman on 1050 or watching Jeter on mlb.com.

    Burnett’s not on the DL. Please stop, I just defended you.

  208. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    only DL move is Nady to the 15-day…

  209. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Jennifer, they said not sure if Nady will be on the 15 or 60 day DL. They are waiting to hear from the team doctor.

  210. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Pat:

    If I remember the discussion correctly, it was more like 900 million reasons. LOL!

  211. CB April 16th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    The yankees have already played 11% of all their road games for the season.

    It’s been a very nice start for them given that schedule and the injury to Alex and Wang’s ineffectiveness.

    When the season started most prognosticator’s picked the Sox to win the division. And that was both those who were more traditional in their evaluations and those who were more sabermetrically inclined (despite the projection models which had the yankees on top – most numbers people I read picked the sox).

    And the big factor that was in the Sox advantage was their pitching depth both in the rotation and pen. In addition they had a deeper team in terms of position players.

    AJ, Andy, and Joba were all major question marks. That’s what we heard. Who would pitch the dreaded 8th inning? Veras, Ramirez, Bruney, Marte and Coke weren’t on the same level as Okajima, Saito, Ramirez, and Masterson. Plus the Sox had Buchholz, Bowden and Bard read to go.

    What’s going to be interesting for the rest of this season is how that hypothesis of depth gets tested between the teams. The yankees will not have Alex for a good chunk of games. Nady is out. Wang is still not back in game shape after missing so much time last year.

    The Sox too have mounting problems. Dice-K is out. Lowerie might be done for the season. Lugo is hurt again. Ortiz isn’t looking very good.

    Both teams have issues and it’s likely the team with the deeper pitching will come out ahead. Tampa looks very good again and will likely be there at the end.

    The Sox were supposed to have the advantage based on their pitching depth. It’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.

  212. E April 16th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    ““Why don’t new stadiums implement retractable roofs?”
    A couple of hundred million reasons. $”
    OK, well then why didn’t the yankees build one? that is a non-issue for them.

  213. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    CB,

    Nice reality check there. We know what happened the last time the Sox had pitching depth. They traded away Cornrow Arroyo and they paid the price.

  214. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Pel (…and nothing of value was lost.)
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    >Loyalty works both ways, Yankees, and its something you cannot buy.

    You’re absolutely right. The Yankees offered him a contract that he turned his nose up at and he went for the bucks in LA.

    ————————————————————

    He took less money per year for the extra 2 years. At least get it straight.

  215. JohnC April 16th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Any truth to the rumor that Michael Kay is dating Kim Jones?

  216. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    E

    Because even for the Yankees 900 million dollars is a lot of money.

  217. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Yogi joked he didn’t know that he was throwing the first pitch. No one told him. How’s that cool leather jacket he’s wearing?

  218. William Buckner April 16th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    When you take into consideration how hard it is to even get money to build a stadium, it’ s no surprise re roofs. People lose there mind over the stadiums cost now.

  219. you gotta have faith (bronx zoo 2009) April 16th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    m,

    yogi is gangsta, no joke. lol

    enough with the band, lets get started!

  220. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    fran- that is not me.

  221. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    cannot wait to go to the stadium – was supposed to go tomorrow, but I’ve got tickets for Tuesday now…

  222. Don April 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    1050 and WFAN have had great coverage, so has YES. Trying to listen to all 3, it’s challenging.

  223. E April 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Fair enough. I guess it was wishful thinking. I am interested to see how their revenue will be this year with the $2600 seats that don’t seem to be selling too well.

  224. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Great updates Pete. Thanks for keeping those of us informed who cannot shell out $2k for an opening day seat. There does look like a bunch of luxury seats still open.

  225. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    to whoever was worried during the exhibition games, the flags are all back…

  226. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Kim can do better then MK… right??

  227. Andrew April 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Why do the Yankees need a retractable roof? The Bronx is not South Florida or Phoenix or Seattle where rain and heat are a huge issue. The amount of money it would cost to add a roof isn’t balanced out by how many rain outs it prevents. If you want to watch the game in a temperature controlled environment stay home.

  228. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    is that a baseball guitar?

  229. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    How are you guys paying for these tickets? 3rd mortagage?

    Supposively, the bleachers are sold out for the next 2 years.

  230. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Most appropriate….The great John Fogerty

  231. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    John Fogarty is a good start

  232. 7*7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    JohnC – That rumor has been going on for a while.

  233. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Rishi
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    is that a baseball guitar?

    ————————————————————

    Yep. Must be his Louisville Strummer

  234. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Joe Torre wins the Yankees four World Championships, they basically run him out of town when he should have been the manager last year, and now you wonder why we didnt make the playoffs, and he’s not here today. Loyalty works both ways, Yankees, and its something you cannot buy.

    ___

    Torre didnt win us four titles. The team won. Any i would have loved to see how Torre would have done last season with the pitching we threw up everyday (minus Mussina and sometimes Pettitte).

    We respect Torre for what he did with our team, but he certainly was not the sole reason we were so successful.

  235. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Buy tickets off of StubHub…I’m thinking of buying one for Monday night.

  236. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    m – friend with season tickets and friends whose companies have box seats…

  237. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Jennifer, actually didn’t think you would ask that, but just in case…

  238. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Yeah Bernie!

  239. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    BERNIE’S PLAYING!!! nice touch

  240. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Bernie singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame

  241. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    baseball’s back in the bronx

  242. you gotta have faith (bronx zoo 2009) April 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    bernieee<333

  243. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 16th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Bernie!!! :D

  244. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Bernie back in CF!

  245. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Bernie! :D

  246. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    id love to see this mlb broadcast crew calling yanks games regularly love kaat and costas

  247. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    good Lord I pity all the masses that are not Yankee fans.

  248. E April 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Andrew – I wouldn’t mind watching the game in the rain, the problem is that they don’t play in the rain.
    m – Bleacher seats are not that hard to get for many games.

  249. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Seeing Murcer on the video almost popped out a tear

  250. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    You gotta think that Fogerty’s guitar goes in the museum.

  251. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Suzyns crying – so am I

  252. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    i was getting down on the stadium,reading all the negative reviews, but it sure does look beautiful packed with fans on a bright sunny day

  253. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    They’ve got the crowd microphones turned down because the stadium is definitely loud for Bernie.

  254. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    In the car in time for “Centerfield!” and in the house in time to see Bernie!!!!

    Yay!!

    I can’t believe the tears in my eyes.

  255. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    time for the goosebumps

  256. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    “Suzyns crying ”

    Oh Lord you can’t be serious?

  257. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    i love this about the yankees…

  258. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    If we were looking to see if the under achieving years of Pettitte and Jeter had to do with injuries. I think thats been answered. Jeter looks to have much more pop in his bat than last year. Pettitte has pitched 2 excellent games this year and hasnt run into much trouble.

    UNDER ACHIEVERS this year.
    Tex
    Matsui
    Anyone at third base
    Wang
    Damon

    With Alex out and all these guys not stepping up. How are we only a game and a half out of first? How is it that weve scored at least 4 runs every game? Hmmm. Depth and pitching keeping us in games maybe? This year we wont have to bash our way into the playoffs. Our pitching will get us there.
    What a difference a year makes. The great thing about this is all the under achievers will play to their potential soon enough and we have a huge pickup in 3 weeks. Only the best player in baseball. So long every year slow starts. Hello consistantcy.

    btw,
    Those experts had it totally wrong. Look at the east standings and turn it upside down. To think they have the nerve to call themselves experts.

  259. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    im loving the jackets

  260. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Damn I am jealous!!

  261. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    hey – they all got that jacket…I want one!

  262. CB April 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    m,

    Penny, Smoltz and Saito were generally considered to be the more rational, smarter moves than signing AJ and Andy. That’s what we heard over and over. The Red Sox had created tremendous depth for minimal dollars.

    Cashman on the other hand had fallen back to the old ways and was simply spending money foolishly while Theo was making the purely rational cost-benefit analysis inspired moves and making out like a bandit. Penny was just as good a signing, in many ways, as AJ. And Penny cost much, less and came on a minimum risk contract.

    Another way to look at it was the Sox had taken huge risks on come backs from injuries. But that’s not the way it was framed. Great depth. Minimal commitment. How could you not love it?

    The Sox had a huge amount of money coming off their books last year. They could have signed AJ or Lowe if they’d wanted to. I understand why they did what they did. They chose to allocate part of that money coming off their books on more players probably hoping 1-2 of the 3 would pan out.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens this year as those decisions on how to allocate funds is going to be tested. With Dice-K out and Buchholz also hurt I believe it’ll be interesting to see how Penny and Smoltz contribute.

    And Nick Green is now their starting SS. Imagine if Nick Green were the yankees starting SS. Even if it were for only a limited period of time Yankee fans and the media would be up in arms about why the Yankee’s FO hadn’t been smarter and gotten more depth, like the Sox do.

    I thought it would be a toss up between the Sox and Yanks but I thought they’d win in different ways. I thought the Sox would have to outscore the yankees by a good margin to win. But if Ortiz doesn’t come back, Lowerie is out for a long time, and Ellsbury really can’t get on base, it’ll be difficult for them to generate that much offense.

    And then it’ll come down to what it usually does – pitching.

  263. Don April 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    sound cool, Pete. Thanks for the updates.

  264. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    pat- My friend just record it and texted it to me it was sooo loud.

  265. sfill April 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Wow – the John Foggarty thing was just the best ever!

  266. Don April 16th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    sounds cool!

  267. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Everyone got cool jackets.

  268. you gotta have faith (bronx zoo 2009) April 16th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    those jackets are awesome

  269. Someone Else April 16th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Hey, I’m a huge ARod fan, but Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball. Sorry ;-)

  270. murphydog April 16th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Time to say the Sacred Words: Play Ball.

  271. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Great to see the “Old Screwballer, Luis arroyo after 45 years. what a great ’61 season he had. Never forget whitey Ford Day. They had a large Lifesaver’s tube on the field, when they lifted it, out stepped Luis Arroyo.

  272. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Wow, Ricky…

  273. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    jennifer

    It was obvious. You could see people cheering loudly but it didn’t sound loud.

  274. leo_serra April 16th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    nobody told bernie he wouldn’t be playing live – you could see him say “i have no sound” before realizing the music was starting and starting to pantomime

  275. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Speaking of expert predictions. I predicted that the Marlins will be this years 08 Rays. Im sticking to it.

    Anyone here about the California high school team that has 3 no hitters in 6 games? I wonder what the record for the fewest games to get 3 no no’s is?

  276. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    i think they would have called “Mattingly” by now, right?

  277. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Anyone else think those performances were pre-recorded? My tv could have been messed up but Fogerty tried say something to the crowd and the mic wasn’t on and then Bernie wasn’t playing but the song was.

  278. T-Bone April 16th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    The BAM-Tino!!!!!!!!!!

  279. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    “Imagine if Nick Green were the yankees starting SS”

    Don’t really have to, do we? He’s pretty much the Yankees starting 3B.

  280. leo_serra April 16th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    they really got everybody for this

  281. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    no mattingly ?

  282. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Pepitone with a white beard. Now I feel old.

  283. T-Bone April 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Paulie still looks like he can play! Why not, Nady’s hurt, give him a chance! LOL!

  284. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    maybe they save mattingly for last get the biggest ovation

  285. grafxkid April 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Kaat looked like a lobster. holy cow!!

  286. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    no Mussina?

  287. grafxkid April 16th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    yeah, maybe Mattingly will be out of order and go last….?

  288. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    “You gotta think that Fogerty’s guitar goes in the museum.”

    Maybe it goes in the HRC.

  289. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    My first “pets” were two gold fish-Dave and Winfield.

  290. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    No Donnie baseball :(

  291. leo_serra April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    oh yeah no mattingly

  292. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    The Yankees could have asked a lot of other players/coaches that turned them down for whatever reasons too.

  293. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    pat
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Pepitone with a white beard. Now I feel old.

    ————————————————————

    I think he colors it for affect. You’ll notice, not even a touch of gray in his wig.

  294. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    S.O.S.

    I’d check around Johnny Van Der Meer’s back to back no-hitters to see if someone else on his team tossed one around then too.

  295. CB April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    “Don’t really have to, do we? He’s pretty much the Yankees starting 3B.”

    Sure. But the yankees version of Nick Green is going to be replaced by Alex Rodriguez.

    The Sox version by Julio Lugo.

    And Julio Lugo has pretty much been Nick Green plus a smidgen the past few years.

    Lugo was supposed to be a bench player this year.

    That’s a far cry from the Ransom – Rodriguez situation.

  296. T-Bone April 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Clear the SeaGulls, Big Dave has just stepped onto the field!!! LOL!!!!

  297. EvoLuTioN April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    WHY WASNT MOOSE HERE :(

  298. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    green- What are you talking about? Did I miss something? FYI someone is on here impersonating me.

  299. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    no mattingly ?

    Job constraints??

  300. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Jennifer, the idiot that made the last comment to you is a fake.

  301. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Here comes the **booing** for Pavano. can’t weird!!

    :D

  302. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Do Kay and Sterling really have to take turns introducing the Indian coaches and equipement managers? Come on now.

  303. leo_serra April 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    haha they boo the strength and conditioning coach…sweet

  304. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Wait that doesn’t sound like something green would say either.

  305. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    this reception for Pavano needs to be better than what Tex got in Baltimore

  306. GeorgeInJax April 16th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    WOW, That was awesome!!!!
    I think it was between Yogi & Paul for the biggest applause.

  307. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    And 880 cuts away, nice job.

    SO how bad was it.

  308. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Wow…listen to those boos for The Rajah of Rehab!

  309. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOO!

  310. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    wheress pavanoooo

  311. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  312. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    pretty good, Jennifer…dead silence to boos

  313. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Booing Pavano lol

  314. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    CB,
    Good point. I would like to mention as i did yesterday that if it was A.J. or C.C. that started out 0-2 with a 9 era. Throwing homerun derby every time out. They would be on the front page of all sports sites. Headlines would read the over paid busts. But yesterday i didnt see one of them talking about the over paid Dice K that could end being a terrible deal. Has had arm fatigue twice in as many years and cant get past 5 innings. 100 mil?

  315. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Pavano was ready for that. :lol:

  316. Someone Else April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Loved the Boos for Pavano.

  317. GGBG April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Hey, careful not to high 5 Pavano too strongly there…it only takes one good shot and he’s on the DL for 4-6 weeks.

  318. pat April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    No boos or cheers heard in the stadium from YES until….Pavano. Then the boos were clear.

  319. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    pavano lol

  320. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Carmona should come out with midges

  321. Jenna April 16th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Pavano was totally ready for that intro. Bernie is the MAN!

  322. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    GGBG
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Hey, careful not to high 5 Pavano too strongly there…it only takes one good shot and he’s on the DL for 4-6 weeks.
    __________

    I say got for it :)

  323. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Where was Moose???

  324. m April 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    CB,

    That’s why I didn’t get upset or irritated with the writers. Because in my heart, I knew this team was going to be special. I always think that, but off the charts special this year.

    Just look at the starting rotation. All ones & twos. Smoltz is a half. As in half a season. Why does he deserve so much attention? Because that’s the only wave they had to ride on.

    They were banking on getting Tex, and now they have to work out something with Bay.

    Anyway, we saw through the bias. No way you can look at an older Papi, broken down Lowell, brokeback Drew, and Manny-less rotation and say it was far superior than ours.

    We didn’t mind the criticisms of the Yankees. They were valid. But keep it real. At least acknowledge that Boston would have serious issues as well.

    Reynolds and Costas? One doesn’t belong.

  325. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Maybe the boos busted his ear drum and he won’t be able to pitch.

  326. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    why dig up mound and plate, leave them

  327. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I hope Wang doesn’t reinjure himself when he runs out to line up

  328. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Alex is kicking himself right now….

  329. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    YAYYY YANKEEEEEES!!!

  330. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    The Star Wars music is just awesome. Freakin’ Awesome!!!!!

  331. Joe Monte April 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    When are they going to fire Sterling and Kay? They’re an embarrassment and they should be replaced.

  332. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    What an incredible day!!

  333. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Pavano will be out 4-6 weeks with hurt feelings…

  334. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    at least X gets introducede

  335. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    is that star wars music lol

  336. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Ok, Suzyn needs to just shut it and let the intro’s happen.

  337. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    nice hand for aj

  338. Someone Else April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I always thought it would be hilarious if the crowd went nuts when the visitors’ assistant equipment manager was introduced or something.

    My friend and I have done silly stuff like that at games for a team in the Independent league.

  339. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    see – no boooos for CMW

  340. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    number 42 God

  341. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    My kids will remember this.. too bad I couldn’t get them to the stadium…

  342. leo_serra April 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    fans had the good sense not to boo wang or any other yankee

  343. John April 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    nice hand for AJ

  344. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Let me know what kind of reception Swisher gets. It should be huge.

  345. Nathan April 16th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Did u guys get a chance to read the Tim Marchmann SI.com report on Yankee stadium… abhorable…

  346. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I can’t hear radio on phone can’t get the person off the phone.

  347. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Jeterian ovation for Swisher

  348. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Actually, I think Alex did the right thing.

  349. LC April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    of course Nick gets a huge round of applause lol

  350. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    jint51
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    is that star wars music lol

    Yes, isn’t awesome. Take that Lucchino!!!!!!

  351. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “I’d check around Johnny Van Der Meer’s back to back no-hitters to see if someone else on his team tossed one around then too.”

    Thanks i will. I would have thought GB or CB would already have it answered by now.

  352. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Stadium is not as loud as I thought it would be.. maybe not as many echoes??

  353. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    no better uniform in professional sports

  354. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    So Tex was cheered right? I couldn’t get the person off the phone to hear! And what about Swish? Good ovation?

  355. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    man – don’t you miss the high school balloons and rally line from Baltimore??? ;)

  356. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    wheres challenger the eagle!!!!!

  357. miggs April 16th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Any word on nady?

  358. Joe Monte April 16th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Give me Dewayne Staats!

  359. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    “Actually, I think Alex did the right thing.”

    I didn’t at first, but after I thought about it for a while, I agree. It’s more important that he focus on getting back to the team than going to the opener.

  360. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    f16s… im gonna wet my pants

  361. Pel (…and nothing of value was lost.) April 16th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    lol @ Kay: Seeracyorse, Newwwwwww Yawrk

  362. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Rishi
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Jeterian ovation for Swisher

  363. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Rishi

    I miss the boxes of fire and cowbells. :lol:

  364. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Damn i didnt get a chance to watch the ceremonies. They should have held on to the star wars music till the sox came to town.

  365. Someone Else April 16th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Is it too much to ask to have these pop singers sing the song as written instead of throwing ‘runs’ in where they don’t belong?

  366. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    “I miss the boxes of fire and cowbells.”

    Funny, jen! I wouldn’t be surprised if the TB players are sick of those damn cowbells.

  367. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    junk in the trunk

  368. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    good job, Kelly Clarkson

  369. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    What would really be cool is Arod jumping out of an f16 parachuting onto the field..as yogi throws out the first pitch…LMAOL

  370. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    “Is it too much to ask to have these pop singers sing the song as written instead of throwing ‘runs’ in where they don’t belong?”

    Lest you forget. She’s an American Idol alum. That’s all they know how to do is insert runs in songs for no good reason.

  371. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    She did a nice job with that, I thought.

  372. Adam W. April 16th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Are they doing Cotton Eye Joe in the new stadium? If so, someone should tell Cashman that the 90′s are over.

  373. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    S.o.S.
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    “I’d check around Johnny Van Der Meer’s back to back no-hitters to see if someone else on his team tossed one around then too.”

    Thanks i will. I would have thought GB or CB would already have it answered by now.

    ————————————————————

    what was the question?

  374. Pel (…and nothing of value was lost.) April 16th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, I guess the game will really start at the scheduled time.

  375. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Laura- You have to think that bothers the Rays players as well.

    haha Don Larsen and Whitey Ford are stealing dirt again.

  376. pat April 16th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Doreen

    Could be said this was his first test of focusing only on playing baseball with no distractions.

  377. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Ha ha only person that got booed on both sides was Pavano. :lol:

  378. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    “haha Don Larsen and Whitey Ford are stealing dirt again.”

    At this rate, they must have enough for a whole garden. :)

  379. Joe Monte April 16th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I had to hit the mute button on Waldman. This is a disgrace. I’m going to have to listen to the Indians radio broadcast at this rate.

  380. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I once heard somebody give an explanation for Vander Meer’s no hitters. 1. The 1938 Boston Bees were an awful hitting team; 2. The 2nd one came at the first night game ever at Ebbets Field and the glare from the lights made it really hard for either team to see the ball come out of the pitchers hand.

    Still doesn’t take away from what Vander Meer did, though.

  381. Robert O'Kelly April 16th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Kelly Clarkson has a great voice, but I’d have preferred someone who we’d more likely look back on in 100 years and be impressed.

    Who is that, though? Aretha? Beyonce? (She was good enough for the Obamas, which says something). Where’s Bruce?

  382. .s.a.i.l.A April 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    all this ceremony is meaningless without a win…

  383. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    “Ha ha only person that got booed on both sides was Pavano.”

    The fans shouldn’t have even wasted their breath. They should have remained silent as a way of letting him know that he wasn’t even worth the effort.

  384. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Someone Else
    April 16th, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    Is it too much to ask to have these pop singers sing the song as written instead of throwing ‘runs’ in where they don’t belong?

    hahahah. Seriously. “For me, for you, dog, the runs were not hot”

    And yes, junk in the trunk….doesn’t she know that pinstripes are slimming.

    Time for Baseball

  385. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I guess no Donnie?

  386. LC April 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    oh great now im gonna cry. thanks a lot YES Network.

  387. Don April 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    is today’s game being broadcast on radio in the NYC area? If so, which station?

  388. MMF April 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Check out the carpet in the picture of Yogi in the press room. Pretty sweet.

  389. Run Gardner Run April 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Let the goosebumps rise

  390. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    880 am.

  391. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    pat -

    And allowing this to happen without distractions.

  392. chris April 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    If the Dow is up, the Yanks will win; otherwise, a lost.

    the down is up 23 points so far, but game has yet to start.

  393. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Kay got back up to the booth quickly.

  394. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 16th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Tremendous Opening Day ceremony!

    Now…

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  395. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    “I guess no Donnie?”

    Aren’t the Dodgers in LA playing the Giants? I don’t see how Donnie would have been able to leave his current team to pay homage to his old one. Can’t imagine that the Dodgers ownership would have been happy with that.

  396. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    GB,
    There was a california high school team that has thrown 3 no hitters in 6 games. Has any other team in any level(not little league)thrown 3 in lesser games?

  397. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    The more you hear Jeter’s speech from last year, the more you realize how perfect it was. :)

  398. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Did Willie Randolph have on pinstripes or Brewer blue?

  399. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    “I guess no Donnie?”

    Dodgers have a game this evening.

  400. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    ‘Who is that, though? Aretha? Beyonce? (She was good enough for the Obamas, which says something). Where’s Bruce?’

    Aretha I get, but did you actually say..Beyonce ? Bruce ? are you kidding me ?

  401. Dan April 16th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    “Did Willie Randolph have on pinstripes or Brewer blue?”

    Wearing a Yankee jacket.

  402. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    c’mon CC – let’s do this

  403. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    “What would really be cool is Arod jumping out of an f16 parachuting onto the field..as yogi throws out the first pitch…LMAOL”

    Awesome idea. Just make sure they have a jumpy for Alex to land on. Dont want to aggrivate the hip.

  404. O'Dog April 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    “UPDATE, 1:00 p.m.: Kelly Clarkson (baby’s got back!) sang the anthem and the flyover was perfectly timed.”

    Agreed Pete, I said that as soon as Kelly walked out. She should have her own spot on the roll call.

  405. LC April 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    AHHH HERE IT GOES

  406. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    It was posted earlier that there was a rumor that Donnie was there.

    Crowd sounds loud on the radio.

  407. O'Dog April 16th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Correction, I didn’t mean Kelly Clarkson should have her own spot on the roll call…her ass should.

  408. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    and the roll-call lives on

  409. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    did i miss Yogi’s first pitch?

  410. you gotta have faith (bronx zoo 2009) April 16th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    i can hear the creatures :)

  411. kidjock April 16th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Bob Costas and Hugging Harold Reynolds on mlb network. Something seems right with this announcing duo.

  412. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    If anyone thinks Aretha would have done a straight version of the NA, I would think not.

  413. O'Dog April 16th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Awesome “We’ve got beer” chant – The creatures have been waiting for way too long to break that one out.

  414. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Arod was actually going to parachute onto the field but only if they let his cousin fly the plane. :(

  415. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    S.o.S.
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    GB,
    There was a california high school team that has thrown 3 no hitters in 6 games. Has any other team in any level(not little league)thrown 3 in lesser games?

    ————————————————————

    I’m sure there was, but, I don’t know.

    I do know that about 10 years ago, the White Sox had a minor leaguer that threw 3 no hitters in one year, and two in a row. I’ll try to find his name. He may have gotten a cup of coffee, but, not much more.

  416. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    “If anyone thinks Aretha would have done a straight version of the NA, I would think not.”

    She definitely would have Arethatized it. :P

  417. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    “Arod was actually going to parachute onto the field but only if they let his cousin fly the plane.”

    Nick, you are making my sides hurt.

  418. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Didn’t Sizemore hit that 900 ft shot vs Wang in the playoffs Kay ?

  419. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    C’mon, just 25 more of those.

  420. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    yahoo has some pictures up.

  421. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Did YES cover Yogi’s first pitch?

  422. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    The Star Wars music is always there.

    It’s the Emporers themes during the opposing intros and then
    the rebels theme during the Yanks.

    You just have to there early to hear it.

  423. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    YES showed it when then came back from break…let’s get the K

  424. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    that place is packed!

  425. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Damn CC wanted that one

  426. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    even the gameday operator is being sentimental. video of the first pitch (wish it was a strike) is up…

  427. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Tom Drees, 1996.

    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-3946283.html

  428. you gotta have faith (bronx zoo 2009) April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    pressure, what pressure?

  429. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    CC!

  430. LC April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    ATTA BOY CC

  431. pat April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Keep track of all the firsts and you can win bar bets for years! :wink:

  432. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    rats my wife was talking about spoiled yogurt…

  433. Someone Else April 16th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    No way it happens, but it’d be absolutely awesome of the first game at Yankee stadium were a perfect game, lol.

  434. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I wish that CC would rubber-band his left pants leg. I noticed in the last game, that he does it after every pitch. It’s probably a part of his routine, but he’s going to pull something bending over like that!

  435. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Ive always loved costas calling games but forgot how much of a professional he really is.

    he really does his homework. most of what he said in that first inning was informative. not sitting there asking dumb questions to players like kay does all the time.

  436. chris April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    ugh

  437. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Nice bat

  438. pat April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Everyone touching Babe’s bat for luck. :smile:

  439. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    If your the Indians, this is pissing you off a bit, but it’s tradition.

  440. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Good one Nick.

  441. E . R . April 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

  442. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    good job Johnny!!!

  443. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    so mlb network telvising the game in black in white. i know were putting an emphasis on tradition but come on

  444. Chris April 16th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I’m already tired of the whole “this is the first ‘…’ at Yankees stadium” saying by Michael! This will get very, very annoying.

  445. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Can those of you watching clarify where that pitch was from Lee? I am only able listen and Suzyn was emphatic that the pitch was “RIGHT OVER THE MIDDLE”.. HE HE.

  446. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Johnny Damon gets the 1st hit… well who would have said that 7 yrs. ago.

  447. Paulie April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Wonder if Vegas was taking bets for “today’s first” at the New Yankees Stadium. First hit. First Homer

  448. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Who got the first hit at the new Yankee stadium? Why, it was Johnny Damon!

  449. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    hit Tex…ok, Godzilla…let’s do it

  450. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    C’mon Swish. Make ‘em pay for that HBP!

  451. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    first hit…damon…first hbp…tex

  452. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Ouch. Check to see if that ball has a flat spot after hitting one of Teixeira’s guns.

  453. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    man – I had swish and thought they announced Godzilla

  454. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Quickly…enshrine Johnny Damon’s “first broken bat in the new yankee stadium”….. enough already Kay.

  455. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Lee needs to watch it…tooooo close to Swish too

  456. pat April 16th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Cliff Lee didn’t like that Swisher struck out Kapler?

  457. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    anyone predict fullcount here ?

  458. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Who does C.C. plunk?

    a. Siezmore
    b. Hafner
    c. Martinez
    d. ??

  459. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Yes, we definitely need Xavier in the booth.

  460. Shamik April 16th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    cmon Swish!

  461. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    first catcher to get hit in the cup in the new YS hehe

  462. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Chris
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    I’m already tired of the whole “this is the first ’…’ at Yankees stadium” saying by Michael! This will get very, very annoying.

    Same crap on the radio feed. Even the broken bat.

  463. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    full count…

  464. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    GB7 –

    Just getting back to you one part of one of yesterday’s topics …. the word “Tora” does, in fact, mean “Tiger”. Ya should’ve bet the dog, the house and etc.

    I shot off an e-mail to our friend asking for a reminder of her connection with the phrase Tora Tora Tora (or the movie) and anything it may have meant. I think her grandfather or grand-uncle was a general in that war and he (or his journal) was somehow connected to it. Been a looong time since we’d had that conversation though, so I can’t remember so well. Let you know what she says when I hear back.

  465. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    First HBP ball not going to Cooperstown?

  466. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    all of Swisher’s swings this season have been locked in.

  467. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    ok….Posada’s turn…he likes those doubles in the first inning, right?

  468. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Let’s get the first RBI’s here Jorgie.

  469. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Every time I blink swish is in 3-2 counts…I love that he makes pitchers work.

  470. Shamik April 16th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    damnit…drive in a run JORGE!

  471. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    “I wish that CC would rubber-band his left pants leg. I noticed in the last game, that he does it after every pitch. It’s probably a part of his routine, but he’s going to pull something bending over like that!”

    m,
    Thats his only workout routine he has. Its 3 second crunches. Keeps his mid section flat.

  472. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    dammit I wanted Robi to get an AB there

  473. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    A come on we had to score in that situation.

  474. Sam April 16th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Is anyone else trying to listen to CBS on the internet? I thought they were supposed to be broadcasting the game today.

  475. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    First scoreless inning!

    :::tears:::

  476. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    anyone in NY watching on MLB? Not sure if it’s blacked out…

  477. Shamik April 16th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    damn I wish we woulda got atleast one run that inning. Atleast we made Lee work

  478. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Pulling for Matsui to end the early season funk with the new yard’s 1st homer.

  479. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Well, they got that out of the way. Hopefully, the butterflies are gone and we can take this one.

    At least they made him work.

  480. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Marlins-Atlanta game on MLB here in Central NJ.

  481. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    ANSKY
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    GB7 –

    Just getting back to you one part of one of yesterday’s topics …. the word “Tora” does, in fact, mean “Tiger”. Ya should’ve bet the dog, the house and etc.

    I shot off an e-mail to our friend asking for a reminder of her connection with the phrase Tora Tora Tora (or the movie) and anything it may have meant. I think her grandfather or grand-uncle was a general in that war and he (or his journal) was somehow connected to it. Been a looong time since we’d had that conversation though, so I can’t remember so well. Let you know what she says when I hear back.

    ————————————————————

    Thanks for the info, ANSKY. My father-in-law was a pilot of a B-25 and shot down over Germany. 3 years in a POW camp. He let me read his journal that he kept. a definate no-no, then. They shot POWs for keeping them. It was an amazing work of art and history. It’s now in the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

  482. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Sam
    you need to pay MLBTV for that – I got my tranistor going

  483. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    um, we are not bowling here…

  484. chris April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    when cliff Lee becomes free agent? We need to sign him.

  485. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Costas and Reynolds are making fun of CC’s pants.

  486. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    1:32 “m” is not me.

  487. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Sam
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Is anyone else trying to listen to CBS on the internet? I thought they were supposed to be broadcasting the game today.

    IN colorado and am getting the WCBS feed via MLB.com

  488. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Doreen – You can tell it’s me by all the smileys
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Marlins-Atlanta game on MLB here in Central NJ.
    ____________

    Here on LI too

  489. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    And Reynolds just came very close to stepping into the ‘asians = work ethic’ stereotype. “These guys”?

  490. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Marlins about to sweep braves in Atl, watch out NL east

  491. Shamik April 16th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    way to fight back and get Choo out after going 3-0 on him…cmon CC!!!

  492. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Nick,

    LOL. What did Reynolds say when Costas came back with, “You people don’t understand”.

  493. Ed - Swish is awesome! April 16th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    “And Reynolds just came very close to stepping into the ‘asians = work ethic’ stereotype. “These guys”?”

    oh no, he didnt just said that.

  494. pat April 16th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    m

    Everyone knows when you’re not you. :wink:

  495. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    There goes Mike again with this first crap

  496. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I just got home to watch the game….how loud was the cheers from the crowd when Nick Swisher was either announced or took the field?

  497. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    good pitch good hit and that means we need chin music

    P.S. that was the weakest 2 strike cheer I’ve heard.

  498. Shamik April 16th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    ahh common CC….u had him 1-2….K him!

  499. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    for those watching on yes… have the rectified the camera and net problem

  500. chris April 16th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    man, these indians are good.

  501. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    jint51 -

    I haven’t seen a shot from that camera so far.

  502. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    c’mon CC

  503. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    they don’t show the “behind home plate” shot a lot so I don’t know yet

  504. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    ‘for those watching on yes… have the rectified the camera and net problem’

    Can’t tell yet.

  505. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    you have to get the #8 guy out

  506. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    GB,
    Interesting stuff on Drees. 3 no hitters in one season at the AAA level. If just reminds you that no matter what you do in the minors. It doesnt guarantee success in the majors.

  507. ANSKy April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Wow GB7 now there’s an interesting bit of history. The perspective from his journal must have been pretty intense to read. Was he aware of the risk he was taking as he was writing it?

  508. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    hello – it’s 2 strikes…get up people

  509. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    is Nady out for season?

  510. Impersonators are Childish Idiots April 16th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Attention – there is a child who has taken the day off of school who is impersonating regulars – he’s already impersonated jennifer, GB7, and m.

    If a regular says something godawfully stupid, it’s probably this ignorant piece of ****, and not the actual poster.

  511. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    well thanks for that

  512. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    not enough common folk to make it as loud as the old place

  513. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Kay forgot to say “first walk”, but he did mention that CC got out of his “first jam”. :)

  514. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    A lot of pitches that inning. Needs to get it under control and go 7.

  515. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    MLB Network isnt’ showing behind the plate either

  516. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I really think there is an issue with out the sound translates through the TV – someone who was/is there can let us know, but it sounds on TV like Spring Training…

  517. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Bobby Murcer :(

  518. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Showing Bobby Murcer from Opening Day 2007….honoring Bobby Murcer right now on YES

  519. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    the Bobby Murcer talk is making me cry

  520. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Costas and Reynolds just waxed poetic about how, despite the cost, the sightlines and views from the stands are wonderful, no bad seats. No mention of the obstructed-view seats due to the restaurant.

    Now they’re going on about the video screen.

  521. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Scooter & Murcer missing out. Man the guys talking about Murcer getting me all emotional.

  522. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Matsui – please do something here…

  523. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Robi Ramirez

  524. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    And Reynolds just said that Cano “got lazy” last season!

    Release the hounds!

  525. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    do we not take pitches anymore?

  526. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    luvin the ’09 start for Cano…. and geez, Matsui just barely gets any sort of speed to 1st base!

  527. pat April 16th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    “not enough common folk to make it as loud as the old place”

    Michelle Beadle was on ESPN this morning and said just the opposite. She said it definitely looked like a lot of hard core fans going in and not alot of “suits”. YES has the crowd mics way low.

  528. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    matsui cant even get the ball out of the infield anymore.

  529. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Well, at least it wasn’t a DP. Just the first “force out”.

    MLB.com will probably have a complete list of “firsts”, they had one for the Cubs exhibition.

  530. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Matsui trots out another grounder

  531. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Reynolds calling Cano lazy in 08. That will get the subject of the last couple days going again. Went from Asian to lazy. Good start Herold.

  532. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Ransom – repeat yesterday, please…

  533. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Swisher is seeing 4.5 pitches per PA. Near as I can tell that’s 5th in the league behind Giambi, Cust, Ortiz and Figgins. Impressive.

  534. Pel (…and nothing of value was lost.) April 16th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    >have the rectified the camera and net problem

    It looks like their shooting from behind flying trapeze.

  535. Where's Dr.A? April 16th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Who will hit the first homerun at the new (and very expensive to build and very expensive to see in person) stadium?

    Today, Kelly Shoppach 3 run homer off of his former battery mate: Ruben Studdard!

    Studdared burns out by June and is done for the season!

  536. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Matsui is done

  537. Ninja Burglar April 16th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    At what point does Cano bat 5th ahead of Posada? Sometime soon, I’m thinking. Many thought he’d be there last year. It looks like he’s finally ready.

  538. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    that was a walk, man!

  539. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Wells is in the Bleachers

  540. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    ANSKy
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    Wow GB7 now there’s an interesting bit of history. The perspective from his journal must have been pretty intense to read. Was he aware of the risk he was taking as he was writing it?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, he knew the risks, but, he and quite a few kept diaries to document names of other POWs and guards/commandants and the atrocities. They were used in some of the trials. They were written on candy wrappers, toilet paper, card board. Others made entries, drew pictures and made sketches of the camps and gallows.

  541. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum looks like an interesting place, GB. If I ever find myself down in GA, I’ll cheack it out. I’d love to read on your Grandfather’s journal.

  542. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Why does everyone decide to come and talk in my office when I want to listen to the game?

  543. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Do they do daily drug tests for announcers? Reynolds said the one thing players remember about Yankee stadium is the green grass. Im not sure that makes the top 100 list.

  544. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    09 Gardner is to pop ups the way 08 Jeter is to DPs.

  545. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Reynolds calling Cano lazy in 08. That will get the subject of the last couple days going again. Went from Asian to lazy. Good start Herold.

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

    Wait, what? Cano is Asian?

  546. Don Capone April 16th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Does anyone know where I can listen to the game online? When I stream 880 through their website it is the news, not the game. Same with iTunes.

    Thanks.

  547. Lost in Tex-is April 16th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    matsui and wang need to go play in tampa a bit.

    they’ll both come around but one more start like wang had is one more too many..

    poor matz, he has a heart of gold.

  548. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Reynolds is just trying to say as many obnoxious things as he can so he doesn’t get into trouble for any of the particulars.

  549. Dr. Cox April 16th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    So what going on. At work, game cast blocked. Need updates.

  550. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    S.o.S.
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    GB,
    Interesting stuff on Drees. 3 no hitters in one season at the AAA level. If just reminds you that no matter what you do in the minors. It doesnt guarantee success in the majors.

    ————————————————————

    Larry Himes remark that you can’t go by three games as a reason for not calling Drees up was stupid. It was a pitiful team and inthe most notorious hitter’s park and league in pro baseball. One of those teams he no-hit had the Indians AAA team of Baearga, Alomar, Ramirez and that group.

  551. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    “Reynolds said the one thing players remember about Yankee stadium is the green grass.”

    Would have to say the next ballpark I see that has grass colored something other than green would make a more lasting impression on me.

  552. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Dr. Cox,

    CC not looking so sharp, but he’s only given up one hit & one walk.

    Man left in RISP in two innings, but they couldn’t cash in.

  553. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    No dice Capone. MLB has a lockdown on internet telecasts.

  554. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    0-0 top of the 3rd, Sabathia at 45 pitches w/ 1 out, lots of full counts

  555. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    2 walks. Sizemore at 1B, threat to steal with one out.

  556. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Dr. Cox -

    Not much, really. :lol:

    No score.

    Guys have been on base for both sides.

    Indians are up, one out, CC just walked Sizemore and DeRosa is up. It’s the top of the 3rd.

  557. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Cc needs to find the strike zone…what is going on…

  558. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Archbishop Timothy Dolan in the booth with Suzy & The Blindman.

  559. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    uh oh this CC I remember, please leave

  560. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Tom in NJ
    April 16th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum looks like an interesting place, GB. If I ever find myself down in GA, I’ll cheack it out. I’d love to read on your Grandfather’s journal.

    ————————————————————

    It’s something else. They have a complete B-17 on the floor. Monsterous thing. Great place of historical artifacts and displays. “Bombs Away” Curtis LeMay was the 8th’s commander at that time.

  561. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Don’t let Reynolds get anywhere near Bronco Stadium in Boise, it might blow his mind.

  562. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Well, at least when CC misses, he misses low.

  563. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    i mean sheesh – outs please…

  564. m April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    back to back walks.

  565. Allie April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I told you that girl was awful! She needs to go!!! It was horrible listening to her voice in btwn innings! At least turn her mic down!

  566. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “Wait, what? Cano is Asian?”

    lol S.A.. Not yet. Its still early in the game though. Wouldnt be surprised if he does.

  567. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Dr Cox…bleacher creatures “got beer”…. lots of other great traditions… it’s good to be home again :)

  568. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    DP Please.

  569. Bad Scooter April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Back to back walks, 2 on, 1 out, top of 3rd.

  570. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    let’s get a DP

  571. Don Capone April 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Bronx Cheers,

    Even audio?
    I need to bring a radio in to work.

  572. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    argh
    come on CC

  573. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    a K would be good here…

  574. Run Gardner Run April 16th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: The crowd is dead quiet. Dead. But Opening Day, especially this one, figured to bring out a lot of pretenders.

    ————————————-

    I literally just said the same thing on another site. Its ridiculous that they cant get the real fans there

  575. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    WTF were they thinking ?

  576. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    BEAUTIFUL DP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  577. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Mel:

    CC has generally been a fairly tough guy to steal on. Even Victor Martinez through out well over 30% of would be basestealers with Sabathia on the hill.

  578. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Dairik Jetah

  579. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Oh, lucky duck. V-mart popped up to Jeter in the hole, and he doubled up the runner at 1B. They were on the go.

  580. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    My prayers answered..WOW a DP. I’m going to play mega millions right now..brb

  581. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Nice play by Jeter. CC definitely needed that. Can the crowd actually make some noise?! They are soo quite, even during the introductions.

  582. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    lol S.A.. Not yet. Its still early in the game though. Wouldnt be surprised if he does.

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

    Hahahahahaha. :)

  583. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    ok…
    I’m calling it:
    Home run this inning!

  584. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Nice heads up play by Jeter. Got Sabathia out of a big jam. He’s gotta settle down and get his control. 55 pitches in 3 innings.

  585. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    el capitan

  586. Chris K. April 16th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Looks like the bad CC is here for the day. The schedule is as follows

    Bad start
    Good start
    Bad start

  587. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Who’s in charge of audio production at YES?

  588. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Don Capone:

    Enjoy:

    http://stream2.wtsnam1270.com/

  589. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Way to hustle Jeter.

  590. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I think they should give Cano some credit for the dp. He was telling and pointing Jeter to throw to first.

  591. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I think it gets louder at Marlins games.

  592. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Anybody who needs to hear the game:

    http://www.freebaseballradio.com/NYyankees.html

    click on the wtsn 1270 link.

  593. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    OK – so now someone is impersonating me…fun times

  594. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I think before anyone judges whether these are “real fans” here, wait until the Yankees score. You know in the last several years that’s the way it goes. No REAL noise until after the scoring actually starts. :)

  595. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    If any Yankee hits a HR today I think it’ll be Robi or Nick

  596. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    uh – we no longer make the pitcher work??

  597. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Damon and Tex swing at the 1st pitch??! Lee has been absolutely smacked around his 1st 2 starts. The Yanks have to be much more patient and actually look at pitches.

  598. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    ^For Paul to be right, it’s up to Swisher.

  599. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Maybe the crowd is dead quiet because the bats are dead too? If you can’t hit the guy at least make him work.

  600. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    The Mets faithful were loud and rowdy every pitch during Opening Day at CitiField. Come on Bronx.

  601. Ninja Burglar April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Damon and Tex doing Lee a favor here by swinging at the first pitch.

  602. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Swisher for president

  603. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Gotta love Swish

  604. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    well done Swish…can Posada get them in???

  605. yanksfan7788 April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Swish is the man!!!!

  606. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    It’s it ok to have a man crush on Swish ?

  607. Soriano April 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    They don’t want the real fans there. They squeezed out loyal fans through their ominously named “Relocation Program”. I was a season tix holder for 10 yrs. Seats were up from 3rd in main reserve. They “Offered” me seats in the far reaches of LF for more than twice the price. And I know a lot of long time st holders who were similarly shown the door. They want the suits. Sad.

  608. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Swish!!!! Having fun and dealin. Nice!

  609. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    CANO should be in this spot now!!!!!!

  610. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    ahhhhhhhhhh……Swish………..

  611. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I agree – Cano should be up

  612. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    dow jones is still up

  613. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Swish is hotter then hot. Too bad there are 2 outs. I think Cano should bat 5th after Swish while he is still hitting. Posada needs to be moved down. Also is Matsui really healthy?!!

  614. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Posada – having as bad game

  615. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Paul: I’m a little hazy

    P.S. no offense to Posada but Robi should be batting ahead of him.

  616. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Posada reaching for that pitch. was ball 3.

  617. Ninja Burglar April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I wish Cano were hitting there in Posada’s spot…

  618. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    “Looks like the bad CC is here for the day. The schedule is as follows

    Bad start
    Good start
    Bad start
    …”

    He hasnt allowed a run yet? 6 shutout innings vs. a good offensive team is a good start in my book. Cant expect him to pitch 8 innings every game out.

  619. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    are you kidding me :(

  620. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    If it were my decsion I would bat my two hottest hitters right behind one another. Posoda has stranded 4 men already.

  621. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Posada, AGAIN, reached for a pitch down and FAR FAR away and breaks his bat into an inning ending grounder.

    Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrresssssssssssssssssssing.

  622. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Posada has 9 rbis already this season. He can produce. Just having a bad game.

  623. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Three innings played, 4 men left in scoring position. EVERY INNING it’s happened. This has to stop. It was a huge problem last year, and it ended up killing us.

  624. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Soriano

    “Real Fans” sit in the far reaches of LF just to be in the stadium.

  625. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Mr. “No one is laughing” has yet to do anything with the bat and has left 4 runners on base.

    Perhaps it is time to smile, drink some red bull and relax. Killing the Yankees as a #5.

  626. Run Gardner Run April 16th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Looks like the bad CC is here for the day. The schedule is as follows
    Bad start
    Good start
    Bad start

    ————————–

    How exactly is this a bad start? Hes given up 1 hit in 3 innings, no runs.

  627. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Can geiko please bring back the Caveman. These money with eyes commercials are freakin annoying. Someone got paid for a dumb idea.

  628. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    It’s not only that it’s that Georgy has a good eye he doesn’t need protection, Robi is the hotter hitter right now and everytime he comes up w/ no one on I feel like that’s a wasted AB.

  629. Ninja Burglar April 16th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Yankees have left 11. How does this happen???

  630. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Hey Jorge, no ones laughing.

  631. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    CC’s pitch count is ridiculous

  632. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    C.C. looks very shaky today with bad control. It is unbelievable that we cannot get hits off the worthless cliff lee. Last year was absolutely pure luck for him he is not a good pitcher.

  633. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Watch the Indians score!!!!!

  634. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    lol “Mr. No One is Laughing”

  635. Dan April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    CC really has no control today.

  636. yanksfan7788 April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Cc’s control is kinda off today. Maybe opening a new stadium nerves?

  637. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Michael Kay is terrible.

  638. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    GB7

    I did a little research on the guy who I’m pretty sure is my friend’s grandfather. Where can I send you a link?

    If you don’t want to post an e-mail address here, that’s cool no problem … I’ll ask Pete to forward the link to you.

  639. Soriano April 16th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Pat, I was not derogating the seats, but rather making a point about the steep increase in ticket prices. I have sat all over the old stadium. But the seats they “offered” were, I bet, three to four times what they cast across the street. Real non-suit fans (like me), cannot afford those prices– and they know that. Conscious decision. That’s my only point.

  640. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    hitters look too anxious, Tex and Posada especially

  641. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    CC just doesn’t have good command of his fastball. It could be nerves like he probably had on opening day against Balt. Also like he could of had in the playoffs.

  642. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I will puke if this run gets in…why can’t the Yankees do the simple stuff like that…

  643. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Ransom!

  644. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    RANSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  645. KP April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    wow cody

  646. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Sweet play, Ransom!

  647. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    “C.C. looks very shaky today with bad control. It is unbelievable that we cannot get hits off the worthless cliff lee. Last year was absolutely pure luck for him he is not a good pitcher.”

    Wow. This is utterly ignorant.

    You think a guy gets a sub-3.00 on pure luck?

    D00d’s a good pitcher. Closer to a 3.50 guy than a 3.00 guy, but he’s good.

    I got him for cheap in two of my fantasy leagues ;-) (didn’t start him today, though).

  648. Free Booze April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Nice play kid

  649. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    ‘I will puke if this run gets in…why can’t the Yankees do the simple stuff like that…’

    You missed the Tampa game ?

    Well finally Ransom !

  650. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Web gem for Ransom!

  651. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Nice play by Ransom and Posada. What was that background music?!! Alittle loud.

  652. C April 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    RANDSOME YOUR SO HANDSOME

  653. C April 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    RANDSOME YOUR SO HANDSOME

  654. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    That was the game changer.

  655. jint51 April 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    this crowd really is awful

  656. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Dynamite play on both ends.

  657. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I hope Peralta is ok, that didn’t look pretty.

  658. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    STAND UP PEOPLE – this crowd is terrible

  659. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Lee had 1 really good year. I wouldn’t say he is a good pitcher because of 1 good year.

  660. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    yuck…

  661. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Damon’s arm should make that an error. Ugh.

  662. randy l. April 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    jorge with the knee. nice block.

  663. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Sabathia is not having a good game here…

  664. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Aw, man. That stinks. Let’s go. Shut it down, CC.

  665. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Another pitch right over the plate by CC..

  666. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    How does Jeter not even try to throw home?

  667. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Thank G that wasn’t a homerun.

  668. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    This is a grind it game for CC. Doesn’t have his best stuff, but he is grinding this game.

  669. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    ‘STAND UP PEOPLE – this crowd is terrible’

    It really is, we’ll see more of that.

    P.S. a bad game is 1 ER in 4 IP Rishi ?

  670. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Unless CC gets a 1-2-3 5th, he’s not pitching the 6th.

    He’s having command issues.

  671. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    ANSKY
    April 16th, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    GB7

    I did a little research on the guy who I’m pretty sure is my friend’s grandfather. Where can I send you a link?

    If you don’t want to post an e-mail address here, that’s cool no problem … I’ll ask Pete to forward the link to you.

    ————————————————————

    Hey, thanks, ANSKY. email is yank71523@yahoo.com. Any other thing not referring to this, I’ll just delete. I love history.

  672. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Its a shame we should have at least 2 runs.

  673. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    “Lee had 1 really good year. I wouldn’t say he is a good pitcher because of 1 good year.”

    3.79 in 2005, 4.40 in 2006, horrible 2007, awesome 2008. Not a stretch to say he figured things out.

    His ‘stuff’ isn’t great, but when on, he’s got pinpoint control. That’s what made Maddux great, and what made 2008 Mussina great.

    :shrug: He’s a good pitcher.

  674. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    did damon lose the ball at the last second

  675. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    OK, first of all, the runner on first was very fast.

    And second of all, it’s one run through four innings. What in the world is wrong with that?

    You guys need to lighten up.

  676. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    1) after that incredible play by ransom you as a pitcher absolutely have to find a way out of that inning with 0 runs.
    2) As a former Cy young winner it is absolutely embarrasing that he would throw a ball anywhere near hittable on an 0-2 pitch. You are taught in Little league as a pitcher that 0-2 pitches are a set up pitch and should never ever be hittable.

  677. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    CC with 75 pitches..WOW..25 more then Lee.

  678. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Can we score some runs please

  679. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Cliff Lee should be out of the game. Our O is terrible in the clutch.

  680. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    The crowd sounds normal to me.

  681. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Ok boys, this is freakin Cleveland, not some good team. Time to loosen the pants, pull the heads out, and play baseball.

    We need a 4 run inning.

  682. Chris K. April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    ugggggggggggh, and the 2-7 Indians get a win at the stadium opener!!!!

  683. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    cc is having some serious control issues so far

    i think he has only gotten ahead 0-1 to one or two hitters, thats it

  684. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Even if CC’s not having his best game, the offense needs to get moving here.

  685. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Crowds tend to be more laid back during day games. Might explain why it sounds dead. Also Yankees are doing absolutely nothing offensively.

  686. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Doreen this crowd sucks, I’m sorry but they literally do.

  687. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Relax..CC has given up 1 run in 4inn. It would be a big difference if the score was 3-1 yanks.

  688. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Cody flashed the leather. Big hit this inning too so everyone can say A-Rod who?

  689. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Lets Go CANO!

  690. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !)
    April 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    ‘STAND UP PEOPLE – this crowd is terrible’

    It really is, we’ll see more of that.

    P.S. a bad game is 1 ER in 4 IP Rishi ?

    _____

    I more concerned with all the 3-0 counts and ridiculous pitch count.

  691. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    CaptainsCorner
    April 16th, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    Lee had 1 really good year. I wouldn’t say he is a good pitcher because of 1 good year

    ————————————————————

    you’d better check Cliff Lee’s career numbers. He’s had one bad year in a hitter’s haven

    http://www.baseball-reference......cl02.shtml

  692. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Bernie in the booth with John and Suzyn

  693. Robert O'Kelly April 16th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    They literally suck Brandon? Are they all drinking through straws sumultaneously? All sucking lollipops?

  694. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I think they should just tell Damon to throw under hand. Maybe he can hire that hott u.s. softball pitcher chick to teach him how to sling it in. Maybe he should throw like a girl.

  695. kelvin April 16th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    This shoudn’t be surprising to anybody.
    C.C. has never been a gamer. Just go look at his history.

  696. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Get that stupid net out of the way!!!

  697. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    You guys are ridiculous. I can’t even believe the reactions that all of you are having.

    I’m in shock.

  698. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    ‘I more concerned with all the 3-0 counts and ridiculous pitch count.’

    It’s his 3rd start of the season, why would it concern you ?

  699. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    kelvin please get a life.

  700. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Bernie in booth woth John and Suzyn
    Suzyn just told him that in the clubhouse yesterday Jeter and Posada shushed everyone so they all could listen to Bernie perform on TV. That’s cool.

  701. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    cc will be fine, be concerned about matsui.

  702. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Matsui’s lucky. That pitch looked pretty good.

  703. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    ALB3
    April 16th, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    You guys are ridiculous. I can’t even believe the reactions that all of you are having.

    I’m in shock

    “I feel shocked, Cotton”

  704. vin April 16th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    The way I see it – CC got squeezed a little in the 1st inning, and ever since then he’s been a little apprehensive. Even if he doesn’t have his best stuff (not sure he doesn’t), compare that to Wang who gets crushed when he doesn’t have the sinker working. CC is grinding this start out – not something just anybody can do.

  705. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    take a pitch for crying out loud!

  706. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Matsui trots to first again…should have put him on the stop watch

  707. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    At least we have been starting each inning with the top of the order lol. BECAUSE NO ONE SCORES.

  708. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    What’s with the first pitch swinging? How about trying to run up the guy’s pitch count??

  709. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    “you’d better check Cliff Lee’s career numbers. He’s had one bad year in a hitter’s haven”

    My point was that he is ok. Not a Halladay unhittable type pitcher. I think today is more of what the Yanks aren’t doing then what Lee is doing. Swinging early not looking at pitches.

  710. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Lee doesn’t even look that good at we can’t hit him..We only have 2 hot batters (Cano and Swish) the rest have off and on games.

  711. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    timely hitting would help a lot too…

  712. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Take a pitch or two…

  713. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Jorge shushing the clubhouse again? ummmmmmmm…..

  714. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    ok, Jeter – hero time

  715. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Let’s go Jeter!

  716. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    “What’s with the first pitch swinging? How about trying to run up the guy’s pitch count??”

    Because if you let him throw his pitches without swinging, you’re down 0-2 before you take the bat off your shoulder.

  717. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Can Matsui score on a triple?

  718. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Mark, think about what you just said…

  719. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Wait did Randsom bat??

  720. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    The Yanks aren’t looking too good today. Sabathia has terrible control and the lineup isn’t getting clutch hits. Prove me wrong Jetes.. PLEASE!

  721. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    gotta quit leaving guys on base… ready Captain?

  722. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Come on Jeter. A hit anywhere, please.

  723. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    the lower deck crowd reminds me of ‘Weekend at Bernies’

  724. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I got a feeling Gardner had something to do w/ that pitch.

  725. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    question is can matsui score from third on a single.

  726. MATC April 16th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    “‘I more concerned with all the 3-0 counts and ridiculous pitch count.’

    It’s his 3rd start of the season, why would it concern you ?”

    I donno? cause we didn’t pay him 161 million dollars to come and try to adjust himself on the mound?

    Are we gonna give him 3 postseason starts to let himself adjust to postseason atmosphere too?

    I think its just becoming more and more apparant that CC Sabathia is just not a big game pitcher. You would have better luck with Burnett than Sabathia throwing him out to a game as important as this.

  727. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Lee will walk him to pitch to Damon

  728. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Crossing my fingers

  729. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Bases juiced. A salami would be nice right now.

  730. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Lee wanted no part of Jeter.

  731. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    we’ve only left 5 on so far through 3 innings. the day is young, and 3 more are on base.

  732. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Loaded up for Johnny!

  733. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Well this is the Yankees big chance for the 5000 time. Can Damon get a hit?

  734. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Eh, lefty on lefty. Darn you!

  735. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    MATC, it’s April

  736. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    ridiculous

  737. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    outcome: flashes of 2008

  738. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    This is just sad

  739. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Lets see how many people we can leave on base before the end of the game….

  740. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    8 over 4

  741. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Groundout. 0 for 567563453 with RISP

  742. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    This baseball team just absolutely kills me. When is that AROD guy coming back. It can’t happen soon enough.

  743. RalphieD April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “I think its just becoming more and more apparant that CC Sabathia is just not a big game pitcher. You would have better luck with Burnett than Sabathia throwing him out to a game as important as this.”

    its becoming more and more apparent your not a yankee fan…

  744. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    How frustating…Everytime they have guys on base they ground to 2nd.

  745. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    8 left through 4?

  746. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Ever. G.D. Inning. Four innings, 6 LISP. They don’t deserve to win this game, honestly.

  747. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Where’s the noise… seriousely…

  748. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I am hating how we are leaving a small village on the basepaths.

  749. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I cant even watch this anymore barely. this team is a DISGRACE!!!!

  750. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I agree Donnie.

  751. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    GB7 – check your e-mail …

  752. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    How we miss you ARod

  753. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Seriously, though, the high pitch count, hitter favorable pitch count, AND the fact that the three hits the Indians have are all doubles is a concern.

    But it appears that the 2008 Yankees have surfaced on opening day and that critical hit the Yankees need is buried somewhere at home plate in the old stadium.

    Does anyone know if all the “ghosts” that haunted the old stadium were move, will be on display in the museum or were banished with the whole Papi jersey fiasco?

  754. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    and this crowd is PATHETIC. LAME!!!!!

  755. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    “I think its just becoming more and more apparant that CC Sabathia is just not a big game pitcher. You would have better luck with Burnett than Sabathia throwing him out to a game as important as this.”

    its becoming more and more apparent your not a yankee fan…

    CC isnt the problem, we have left 8 men on base through 4 innings. that is the problem. it is only 1-0.

  756. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Well lets see how much longer CC can keep it at only 1 run..I don’t sense it will be much longer. Yanks had tons of chances.

  757. Dr. Cox April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Updates, people. PLEASE

    Im going through withdrawels!!

  758. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: The crowd is just brutal. Yankees come to plate and there is barely a smattering of applause. I don’t know if the crowd is quiet or the design of the stadium is the reason, but it’s like being in church so far.

  759. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Jesus. The whiners are out in force, today. I’m shocked. It’s 4 innings of a 1-0 game. not 10-0 in the bottom of the 9th of game 7. Give the snot slinging a rest.

  760. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Butt Selig?

  761. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    f Bud… fake as they come…

  762. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Selig in the booth with Kay and Ken

  763. kelvin April 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Bruney not available today

  764. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    It’s all my fault. I just realized I didn’t have on my lucky pink slippers but they are on now.

  765. S.o.S. April 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    So Costas asked Selig if he should seperate the record book or have the prior steroid era more recognized. Selig said no that its like seperating the 80′s cocaine era. Didnt know coke made you hit balls farther or pitch harder. How can you compare the two?

  766. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Once again loads of barerunners and Alex fails to drive in anyone!

  767. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Lee has thrown as many pitches as CC only Cleveland had one good at-bat. Still close game.

  768. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    ok, thanks, ANSKY. Much appreciated.

  769. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I know it’s early but this is still pathetic. The at bats theyre having with RISP are pathetic. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  770. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    “I donno? cause we didn’t pay him 161 million dollars to come and try to adjust himself on the mound?

    Are we gonna give him 3 postseason starts to let himself adjust to postseason atmosphere too?

    I think its just becoming more and more apparant that CC Sabathia is just not a big game pitcher. You would have better luck with Burnett than Sabathia throwing him out to a game as important as this.”

    And people wonder why Yankees’ fans are considered idiots.

    Name a single pitcher who’s never had a bad start to a season :rofl:

  771. vin April 16th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    “I cant even watch this anymore barely. this team is a DISGRACE!!!!”

    Could Catallanotto be the difference maker? LOL

    As usual, so much hysteria here… one would think you people have never seen a baseball game before.

  772. Joe Monte April 16th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Too many corporate fans at Corporate Stadium!

  773. kelvin April 16th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    With a whimper, the stadium opens.

  774. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Selig should be banned from the new Yankee Stadium.

  775. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Pete,

    You got to do something about the copycats. We all know that pat’s slippers are pinstriped.

  776. Nathan April 16th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Guys watching TV, are the 2635 seats all filled up…

  777. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    CC isnt the problem, we have left 8 men on base through 4 innings. that is the problem. it is only 1-0.

    Well said. EXACTLY the problem!

  778. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Whiners: It’s 1-0. If you can’t handle that, try munching a bag of Cheetos and taking a little break from the game. You’ll feel much better.

  779. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    “How frustating…Everytime they have guys on base they ground to 2nd.”

    That’s what Cliff Lee did all last year. Hint: it’s not luck.

  780. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    ‘Name a single pitcher who’s never had a bad start to a season :rofl:’

    Sid Finch :lol: (srsly was that arguement stupid or what ?)

    And thank you Pete for confirming how church like this crowd is.

  781. Jasper April 16th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Grind it game for CC, least he is holding it to a run.

    Our offense is terrible this game. No such thing as a timely basehit through the first 4. But I’m not sure, don’t know too much about baseball… Are there 5 more innings left to play? Last time I checked it was 9 innings in a ballgame.

    Relax, its 1-0, game is still certainly in reach.

  782. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    watch what you say about ticket prices, bud!

  783. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    the last two innings really made me sick

  784. Ethan(Hoboken) April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    This is really disappointing- the crowd is despicable. I am going to be siting in the bleachers with a buddy of mine tomorrow, so hopefully we will be able to be a part of the real fans’ noise.

  785. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    He’s at 86 pitches.

  786. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    well in the next inning we have Tex, swish, and Posada(Should be Cano) I say Tex pops up Swish walks and Posada finds a way toend the inning before Cano comes up..What do you guys think?

  787. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    sos “Can geiko please bring back the Caveman. These money with eyes commercials are freakin annoying. Someone got paid for a dumb idea.”

    —-

    is there a company with more different themes to their commercials than geiko? and they are all horrible. caveman, gecko, money with eyeballs,.. i know i’m probably missing more.

    meanwhile, progressive has it right!

  788. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    cc respects Grady way too much.

  789. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Name a single pitcher who’s never had a bad start to a season :rofl:

    ME! Ok, it was slow pitch league and the average guy looked like the Octo-Mom meets John Kruk. But it took 3 games to give up more than 3 runs.

  790. Jenna April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Nathan, haven’t heard a head count yet

  791. Ethan(Hoboken) April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    LES Tom: Are you a real LES guy, or are you one of the yuppies that migrated there?

  792. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Costas was making the point that all eras have something tainting them and perhaps baseball should acknowledge all of it instead of steroid hysteria demonizing a handful of players and making them bare the brunt of the “cost” of that era.

    No cocaine doesn’t let you hit the ball farther, but plenty of dog tired players used a little toot to get ‘em doing. The seventies was all about uppers and downers, cocaine and pot depending on the circumstances.

  793. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Bud Selig – MLB CommASSioner…

  794. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    All these walks. Grrr. :evil:

  795. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    m

    True. But the LUCKY rally slippers are pink. :wink:

    My husband gets angry that I have my 6 year old believing in them.

  796. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    “That’s what Cliff Lee did all last year. Hint: it’s not luck.”

    He can be had today though. They Yankees should have at least two runs by now.

  797. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    CC should seriously just concentrate on the batter.

  798. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    nice throw!

  799. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Posada Power

  800. Ethan(Hoboken) April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Michael Kay, O Neil, and Singleton are probably my favorite combo of Yankees announcers. Good chemistry, honest analysis. I think Michael Kay is underrated too, with all the hate he gets.

    And nice fielding by Posada today. Excellent throw just now.

  801. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    CC THE STRIKE ZONE IS ABOUT A FOOT HIGHER! TRY AGAIN!

  802. vin April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    “is there a company with more different themes to their commercials than geiko? and they are all horrible. caveman, gecko, money with eyeballs,.. i know i’m probably missing more.”

    Horrible or brilliant? You just recalled three of them off the top of your head. ;)

  803. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Nice throw, Jose!

  804. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Atleast the Yanks are playing good D today even if they aren’t hitting.

  805. Jenna April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Jorge is back!

  806. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Posada! Woot.

  807. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    two good defensive plays by jorge…hopefully we can give him a break for Runners left on base so far today.

  808. kelvin April 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Looking more and more likely Indians will hit first homerun. I bet it will be either Shoppach or Crowe.

  809. Ethan(Hoboken) April 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    “The best part of my night is when I can go home and watch a lot of games”.

    Bullcrap. He’s all about the money.

  810. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    CC will be out after 5…

  811. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    “CC THE STRIKE ZONE IS ABOUT A FOOT HIGHER! TRY AGAIN!”

    Had the same problem in his first game. Except this one he just isn’t looking aggressive.

  812. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    ahhaahaaha. Bud Selig goes home at night and watches baseball games while eating Cheetos.

    pat,

    Was that really you? sorry.

  813. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Next in booth after Selig: Kelly Clarkson to speak on natural vs artificial

  814. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    CissC is scared of the strike zone lol

  815. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Well for not having good stuff today CC has done an okay job to bad the Yankees buy a hit.

  816. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    He’s done after this…he has thrown 96 pitches.

  817. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    You people who keep saying it’s okay that its only 1-0 are not paying attention. I still feel like we will win this game if we can keep it to about 2-3 runs but Sabathia just has absolutely no control and that has to be somewhat concerning. Even worse then that is a runner on second for 3 out of 4 innings and no runs. Come on yanks!!!

  818. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Despite CC having a hard time he still has only let up 1 run in 5 innings. If you said that before the game I would say “HELL YEA”… the Yankee offense just can’t catch a break. Damon swung at a pitch inside.

  819. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    The crowd is dead because there is NOTHING to cheer about. The bats have gone cold with RISP and Sabathia is pitching like crap.

  820. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    This could be CC’s last inning he is at 94 pitches…

  821. Vincent April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Anyone know what teh crowd sounded like in the exhibition game?

  822. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    100 pitches for CC

  823. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    if you look at cc’s history, you dont worry because he never starts well.

  824. will April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    PULL HIM NOW!

  825. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    where can i find a stat for first pitch strikes, because that should be embarassing for CC today. i would say he is throwing them about 15% of the batters

  826. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    The crowd is nervous.

  827. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    gameday shows 101 pitches and 59 strikes

  828. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Come on man pull it together!

  829. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    This is a big batter, cause I don’t trust the Yankees Offense at all.

  830. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    If I were at this game I’d be pretty damn quiet too.

  831. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    don’t know how many are first pitch strikes though

  832. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Maybe cc is overthrowing because of the lack of run support.

  833. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    c’mon…need a K

  834. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    at least some people are waking up out there

  835. Tony April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Is the strike zone tight today for CC> It shows a lot of strikes being called balls on gameday

  836. Tony April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Is the strike zone tight today for CC> It shows a lot of strikes being called balls on gameday

  837. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Here comes the crowd. I guess they put down their beers for a minute.

  838. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    yesssssssss……..

  839. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    CC is pissed :lol:

  840. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    The crowd at the Friday exhibition game was ok, not great, but it was an exhibition game after all. My concern then was that there are so many reasons for casual fans to NOT be in their seats.

  841. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    BAM

  842. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Well CC is not pleased with himself…

  843. m April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Thank goodness that inning is over, too much Selig. :)

  844. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Bout time..

  845. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Absolutely love the intensity from C.C. Sabathia. You can just tell he wants so badly to succeed.

  846. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Gritty start for CC. Only 1 run down. Lots of time to score left in this game. If that’s CC on a bad day, I’ll take it.

  847. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    he did not pitch well today, but he kept the damage down
    most likely done for the day. 5 innings 1 run is not great considering our bullpen is horid

  848. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Time to build another island, recruit, then strand them without any food.

  849. Zooboy April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Time for some new Mystique and Aura. (Or, if they are busy, Lace and Stelleto.)

  850. will April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    bullpen is gonna be taxed after today and tomorrow

  851. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    The crowed sucks CC just got a huge strikeout and they didn’t cheer its like they don’t know what a strikeout is.

  852. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Man, the nuts around here will never be pleased unless CC goes 35-0 with 35 perfect games.

    Yeah, his command was off. But 1 ER in 5 IP is OK. The same guys whining about CC’s 1 ER in 5 IP were probably cheering on Burnett’s 2 ER in 5.1 IP in the 3rd game of the season.

  853. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    hey CC is struggling but lots of credit for getting out of that jam, he battled, he’s probably done for the day I’m guessing being over 100

  854. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Way to battle CC!

  855. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Thats how u get out the inning.

  856. RalphieD April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    i dont understand why people are hating on CC for what they wanted Wang to do his last start…they say “why cant wang grit one out when he doesnt have his best start”…..well thats what CC has done today

  857. RalphieD April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    i dont understand why people are hating on CC for what they wanted Wang to do his last start…they say “why cant wang grit one out when he doesnt have his best start”…..well thats what CC has done today

  858. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Also, on the pregame today it was mentioned that some of the players didn’t like how the upper deck doesn’t hang over (or near) the field at all anymore. it did feel further away when i was up there.

  859. vin April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Big K for the big guy. This start is completely different than his first in Baltimore. Today he seems to be just off the plate (trying to be too fine?), in Baltimore he was all over the place (particularly up with the fastball).

  860. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    well those fans should in the seats so they pump the crowd up.

  861. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Ever notice how the theme on this board quickly resembles the phrase “beating a dead horse”. (no animals were injured in that statement)

  862. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    There’ something slightly disturbing seeing grown men in Yankees uniforms (costumes) who aren’t on the team. ;)

  863. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    2-3 run inning breaks open now!

  864. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Remember, we are facing a 1-7 team that is probably just as amped as we are and a desparation to win. Cy Young on the mound, despite 2 bad starts for him.

  865. C April 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I guess that was CC’s Jaret Wright impression

  866. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Wats: “Our Bullpen is horid” are you serious?

  867. Scott April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I have Cody Ransom hitting the first HR at Yankee Stadium bottom of the fifth.

  868. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    definitely a smallish strike zone, especially around the knees

    Anyone who is concerned about CC because of this is an idiot. So a guy is struggling with his release point and command… yeah, that’s a first in baseball history! Jeez

  869. liz April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    now if only the offense can help out cc here…

  870. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    bullpen is gonna be taxed after today and tomorrow

    ___

    really? did you miss the 3 hour conversation about how they have 13 pitchers now?

  871. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I’m leaving CC in for 120-130 pitches if I’m Joe. He’ll feel a lot better if he pitches 6 innings of 1 run ball and the team will feel better about it, too.

  872. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Jeez Lee is throwing the kitchen sink to Tex. Everything he’s got.

  873. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    MESSAGE TO JOE GIRARDI:

    IT’s APRIL 16TH!!!

    DON’T BLOW OUT ANYONES ARM!!

  874. pat April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Phase 3: Alex took BP today and looked good. 3HRs in 49 pitches.

    http://www.google.com/hostedne.....QD97JNL0O3

  875. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Curveball, changeup, fastball, slider… ouch

  876. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This Yankee “offense” is a joke today. Damon doesn’t even look like he cares up there. Even Jorge’s AB’s have left something to be desired. This is really, really underwhelming. And I’m soooo disappointed in the crowd. The Yankees brass deserves that for making the stadium as yuppie friendly as they did, but the players dont deserve the stands to be filled with these corporate robots.

    On a scale from 1 to 10, how disgusted is the ghost of the Babe by all this?

  877. Benny ( guess who's in tampa) Blanco April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    His left hand is bothering him. He keeps shaking it.

  878. vin April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    “Gritty start for CC. Only 1 run down. Lots of time to score left in this game. If that’s CC on a bad day, I’ll take it.”

    Me too, Doreen. Is it possible that CC will now be referred to as GGCC?

  879. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I think Tex’s wrist is still bothering him. He hasn’t had good swings since coming back.

  880. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    tex keeps on shaking his left wrist after every foul ball. was it the left or right wrist that is injured

  881. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Man Tex…. if he is still hurting, should just bat lefty on lefty.

  882. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    3 called strikes on Swish

  883. Mike April 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    This crowd is a joke. Maybe cowbells should have been handed out.

  884. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Is that ‘HYAH’ really necessary? I wish umpires would get fined for that sh**.

  885. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    ‘Wats: “Our Bullpen is horid” are you serious?’

    Mark, give him a break, he’s new.

  886. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I know Russ but the problem is the yankees are making Lee look good. We have left 6 men in scoring position. 6! and its the 5th inning

  887. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    and Lee decides to pitch well on our Opening Day? go figure

  888. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Look guys – they’re ‘making Lee work’ by not swinging at the first pitch. Oh, wait, that was 3 straight called strikes.

  889. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    WOOOHOOHOHOOHOH!

  890. vin April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    “I guess that was CC’s Jaret Wright impression”

    As long as he doesn’t do a Pavano impression.

  891. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    posada!!!!!!

  892. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    POSADA!!!!!

  893. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    First home run!!

  894. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hip Hip Jorge!!

  895. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    a co8uple ab’s too late, but we’ll take it!!! no L for Sabatthia

  896. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    HIP HIP ?

  897. vin April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    HIP HIP!!!!

  898. Zooboy April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Saito…YES!!!!

  899. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    In play, run(s)

    :D

  900. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    how fitting for it to be Posada with the 1st homer!

  901. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Crap. Guess Mr. “No one is laughing” is now giggling. Excuse me while I wipe egg off my face.

  902. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hip Hip

  903. mist April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Posada is awesome

  904. KP April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    i’m calling back to back right here

  905. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hip Hip Jorge!

    Looks like Wells caught the ball.

  906. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Jorgey jucied one!!!!:)

  907. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Sorry to hear that the corporate crowd is as lifeless in person as it sounds on tv. Here’s hoping the proportion of real Yankee fans will rise once this opening day is over. As to CC, he’s doing his job, it’s the RISP factor that’s holding back the Yanks today. They just need to continue to hold Cleveland to one run and and the lineup to break out and drive in some of thoses baserunners. Unfortunately, it looks as though the Yankees hitters have now reawakened Cliff Lee from the slumber he’s been in this season – bad timing, dudes lol. But even if the Yankees lose today, if CMW can get back to being CMW soon, this rotation is going to be awesome.

  908. roger(from amsterdam) April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    jorge!!!!

  909. pat April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    YEAH!!!!

  910. Dan April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Good afternoon Babe Ruth.

  911. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Horhay! lol

  912. CYF April 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    So glad for Jorge, he’s one of those guys that it’s fitting that he have the first homer at the new stadium.

  913. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    First homer.

  914. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    cant say hip hip… too soon. a-rod may cry.

  915. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    cant say hip hip… too soon. a-rod may cry.

  916. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    cant say hip hip… too soon. a-rod may cry.

  917. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Brand new ball game

  918. Vince April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    LOL at these people saying CC pitched like crap. Yeah, 1 ER in 5 innings so far is awful…

    Like someone above mentioned, Burnett’s 5.1 IP and 2 ER received fair amounts of praise. And yet CC, without his best stuff, gets ridiculed. Unbelievable.

    I agree on the fans though, awful energy. Unless it is due to the new stadium somehow.

  919. rb15 April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    did they ring the bells? i love that, and i’ll miss it if they stop! yay jugs!

  920. randy l. April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    teixeira’s left hand looks like it’s bothering him . i don’t know if they should be having him in there right handed.

  921. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I just wish he did that with two men on:(

  922. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    THANK YOU JORGE. FINALLY someone shows up with the bat!

  923. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Hip hip Jorge!!!!! Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about!!!!!!

  924. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Is the crowd at least cheering for that HR?

  925. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    At least they can get that ball back. 1st homerun in the new stadium. And it tied up the game!

  926. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    ok…he hit one out, but he needs to loosen up still.

  927. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    hip hip

  928. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    If Cano gets on base we could drive Lee over 100 pitches as well.

  929. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Robi working the count

  930. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    dont’ think they posted that Jorge’s HR puts him past donnie in yankee history – if they did and there was no cheering, it’s just wrong

  931. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    This Cano is great.

  932. Scott April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Well Posada made my prediction bad. Darn him

  933. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Mr. ‘On Base Machine’ Cano with the BB, lol.

  934. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Cano works the walk…

  935. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Cano working walks.

    Always good to see that.

  936. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Please god dont pop up on first pitch

  937. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    if cano was 5th like you all wanted, we may not get that homerun.

  938. Matt NJ April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    WOW Pete is right! It is way too quiet there! Jorge should be getting a curtain call for the first HR in the new place and they are as quiet as if it where just another base hit. Can’t really say the cream of the Yankee Fan Crop is there. I really am afraid it is going to be like this all year. I can just picture the guy in a blazer and suit pants telling me to be quiet when i go sunday soooo sad!

  939. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Laura they cheered but it was not loud at all.

  940. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Cano with a walk

  941. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I actually did hope that Posada or Jeter would drive in the first run at the new Stadium. Only, I wanted it to be the first run period, not only the 1st by the Yanks!

    I’ll take it though. Finally someone shows up and it’s a switch hitter so Mantle is smiling down!!

  942. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    This is where not having Nady hurts. Matsui terrible against lefties (and righties too I guess lol)

  943. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    we leaving 6-7-8 up to the ‘pen?

  944. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    they found matsui’s weakness….

    Batting

  945. Global Warming April 16th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    “UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: The crowd is just brutal. Yankees come to plate and there is barely a smattering of applause. I don’t know if the crowd is quiet or the design of the stadium is the reason, but it’s like being in church so far.”

    Alot of suits and richie rich type people at the game today. I’m deeply jealous when a majority of those people can’t tell Veras and Rivera apart.

    Boomer in the bleacher seats is awesome though.

    <— Sad now but going to the game tomorrow!

  946. RalphieD April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    “Just because Sabathia is Hispanic isnt why I am cheering for him, and olot of you uptight, Anglo white folks really need to go cheer for the Mets in Suburbia, We own the Bronx now, just enjoy the visit.”

    wth i did not say that…whos impersonating me…and why me?

  947. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Marlins 8-1 and headed to Washington, Mets chasing WC already

  948. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    but seriously, he cannot hit inside pitches.

  949. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    If this was old Yankee stadium Jorge gets curtain call. Matsui looks better at the plate:)

  950. liz April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    looks like this battle will go to the bullpen.. how good is the Cle bullpen?

  951. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Damn, Matsui can barely run…

  952. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    well there’s a first, Matsui beating out the throw to 1st!!

  953. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    matsui needs to go. i’m sorry. he’s done

  954. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    “Laura they cheered but it was not loud at all.”

    These must be the polite Yankee fans. The rowdy bunch will be in there tomorrow. :)

  955. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    wow – Matsui!!

  956. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    LOL I’m sorry but Martinez has to catch that

  957. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    infield hit for Matsui. :)

    C’mon GGBG. Or a WP.

  958. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Now Ransom up…Can we have a pinch hitter please?

  959. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    These must be the polite Yankee fans. The rowdy bunch will be in there tomorrow.

    all the rich people are there today. the real fans will show up tomorrow

  960. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    c’mon Cody – show us what you’ve got!

  961. Vince April 16th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Jesus, Matsui looks awful.

  962. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    OOPs. Ransom

  963. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    we make jokes, but matsui always gives 100% when he is out there. doesnt always equate, but i want someone who cares, and sometimes some of our boys just dont seem to care.

  964. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Time to leave the island on base.

  965. rb15 April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    sorry to ask again – did they ring the bells after the home run?

  966. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Jesus Christ

  967. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    apparently there was a curtain call, they just didnt show it live

  968. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    “we make jokes, but matsui always gives 100% when he is out there. doesnt always equate, but i want someone who cares, and sometimes some of our boys just dont seem to care.”

    i agree but i also want someone who can actually hit the ball

  969. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    how many days until a-rod gets back?

  970. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I remember Matsui did the same thing in the playoffs against the Indians in 07, game 3, our most recent playoff win. His knees were a mess and he needed surgery like a crackhead needs a hit, but he hustled down the line and beat out the throw by half a step, sparking a go ahead Yankee rally.

    Thats my man, I know he’s running out of gas but Matsui does the Yankees proud.

  971. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    10 men left on through 5

  972. C April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    both Lee and CC r at 100+ pitches

  973. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Can O’Neil play 3rd?

  974. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    OK, I feel good about next inning. Lets hope Gardner gets on base and from there we will be in business. Lee is at 103 pitches. He’s about as done as Sabathia.

  975. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    The crowd that was at the Cubs game has more energy than this one and that was an exhibition game. Yankees Stadium is turning into Giants Stadium :(

  976. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    So far this year, this Yankees team is lacking clutchiness.

  977. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    can’t pinch hit this early with a three man bench!

  978. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    7 runners left in scoring position….uhh

  979. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Glad they scored, but we’re up to 7 LISP in 5 innings. This is just embarrassing. They could be winning this game something like 6-1 at this point, but aren’t.

  980. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    also, anyone wanna organize a field trip to the Bronx today so we can kick these yuppies’ azzez after the game? haha, only half kidding.

  981. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    10 left through 5.

    last year i was at the stadium for a game in the summer vs. oakland where the yankees went 12 innings and won when molina was HBP with bases loaded. We left 21 men on that game. 21!!!

  982. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    throw CC out there and tell him to attack

  983. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    CC is back out there? is that smart?

  984. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Sabathia on a mission? I hate Choo, he always kills me in MLB The Show 09.

  985. Matt NJ April 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I really hope we real fans will still outnumber the fakes in the blue blazers and pink yankee hats. Everything about the new place is like the old but the fans. WE GOTTA MAKE SOME REAL YANKEE FAN NOISe! I know 99.9% of you guys are real fans we gotta pick up the slack and bring back home field advantage!

  986. Don April 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Is Tex’s wrist still an issue? Maybe that explains his low batting average.

  987. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    surprised CC is still out there

  988. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Tex has never hit in April.

  989. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Another 3 weeks of Ransom and his .107 average. How exciting..

  990. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    “So far this year, this Yankees team is lacking clutchiness.”

    Short term memory much??? Allow me to take you back in time. About 18 hours in time. Didn’t El Capitan come up with a pretty clutch hit down in St Pete?

  991. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    UPDATE, 3:12 p.m.: This report from the AP:

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took another step in his rehab from right hip surgery, hitting three home runs in 49 swings during his first full batting practice session.

    A-Rod homered to right, left and deep left-center on Thursday. He hit numerous liners and had several other balls land near or off the outfield fence.

  992. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Ransom saved a run before. Take what you can get.

  993. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    The Indians don’t have a bad bullpen so don;t get too confident, but the Yankees are more to blame for Lee’s success, not Lee.

  994. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    i know some real fans will be there Sunday ;)

  995. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Is anyone even watching Tex and saying he has a bad wrist or are we all making assumptions watching gameday?

  996. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I would rather see CC with alittle command then Ramirez.

  997. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    CC now officially has 10 BB and 9 K for the season.

  998. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    5 BB for CC. Sheesh.

  999. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    CC wants to atleast get to the 7th from the looks of it. Geez is this guy a horse or what, he doesn’t even look fatigued.

  1000. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    What is this? Let’s see if we can blow out CC’s arm before the All star break?

  1001. C April 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    wow 50 balls for CC

  1002. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Russ: I saw Tex Shake his hand after he fouled off a pitch on his last at bat..Or maybe he is just off too a bad start..who knows>>>

  1003. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Sabathia pitched a bad game, just suck it up and take a seat big man. Don’t blow your arm out 3 weeks into the season.

  1004. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    It’s like a battle of offensive ineptitude. Which team can leave more men on base.

  1005. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    ‘What is this? Let’s see if we can blow out CC’s arm before the All star break?’

    No genius he’s just built a different way.

  1006. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Man – the Archbiship with all this baseball knowledge

  1007. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    You also have to remember that these people have been at this stadium since 10 this morning. It is a long, long day.

  1008. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Laura, i had to laugh at the “lacks clutchiness” comment…I feel like we’ve already won as many late close games this year as we did all season last year.

  1009. Vincent April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    CC pitched through poor control, he didn’t pitch a poor game. The offense is the reason they lose if they do.

  1010. pat April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The new Archbishop knows his baseball.

  1011. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Yanks Brass should have done something to ensure the right crowd would be able to fill those seats today.. They’ll make their money throughout the year… Pathetic…

  1012. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Everyone who went to this game payed 5 billion dollars/seat. You aren’t going to get many raving lunatics in that price range lol

  1013. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    CC is doing his job as he’s keeping his team in the game

  1014. C April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    121 pitches and counting…

  1015. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    “No genius he’s just built a different way.”

    Yeah you say that now..

  1016. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    If CC’s ERA is only 3.63 when his control is a little off like this (yeah, it’s still only mid-April) then I can’t wait to see when he finally gets in a groove.

  1017. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    They are really seeing CC’s pitches well.

  1018. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    “CC pitched through poor control, he didn’t pitch a poor game. The offense is the reason they lose if they do.”

    Sorry chief but 5 walks and 120+ pitches over only 6 innings is a poor outing.

  1019. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    122 pitches for CC. I wonder what Josh Johnson is thinking right now.

  1020. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    update: cc now has 10 K and 10 BB

  1021. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    95 mph on pitch 122

  1022. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Cc’s out and getting a standing ovation

  1023. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    It’s about time.. geeze

  1024. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    He has no command inside he can’t throw his breaking pitches for strikes, and hes having trouble putting people away, if he faced a better hitting team like lets say Baltimore he would of been crushed..but with that said not bad when he didn’t have anything working.

  1025. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    It is definitely a tough crowd. CC should’ve left to a roaring standing O.

  1026. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “I wonder what Josh Johnson is thinking right now.”

    Didn’t know there was a rain delay.

  1027. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve got a feeling the quiet crowd will be more of a mainstay than you all think…most of the seats are a lot more expensive and the average fan was already going to struggle to make as many games this season due to the economic woes…on top of that, everyone has already said the new ballpark does not appear to keep in the noise as well as the old park did.

  1028. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Way to battle CC. Didn’t have his best stuff today but he battled. Haven’t seen this is years from a Yankee starter.

  1029. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “had to laugh at the “lacks clutchiness” comment…I feel like we’ve already won as many late close games this year as we did all season last year.”

    I always laugh at the lacks “clutchiness” theory too, as if it’s something you can buy with a prescription.

    It’s funny how teams that aren’t clutch one season, suddenly become incredibly clutch the next. A lot of times folks, luck plays a very heavy role.

  1030. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    StrawthatStirs:

    Define “the right crowd,” please.

  1031. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    For having a lot of control problems today, sabathia gutted out a Hell of a start. Most others would have given up 4-5 runs by now. Same can be said for Lee.

  1032. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    ‘Yeah you say that now..’

    Dude the pitch count is one of the overrated tools in baseball, this is actually why more ML pitchers have gotten hurt, because they don’t know how to push themselves.

  1033. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “Laura, i had to laugh at the “lacks clutchiness” comment…I feel like we’ve already won as many late close games this year as we did all season last year.”

    That may be true, but clutchiness is also characterized by getting hits with men on base and two outs. We haven’t seen too much of that this year save for Jeter in that game the other day.

  1034. Vince April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “Sorry chief but 5 walks and 120+ pitches over only 6 innings is a poor outing.”

    Maybe for CC it is, but what do you expect? 8 IP, 0 ER? Jeez.
    If this qualifies as poor, then what the heck was Wang’s most recent outing?

  1035. RalphieD ( the REAL one) April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “Ralphie, that was not a nice comment earlier, I am totally embarrassed for you. Matsui need to pack it in and become the laundry maid I have always dreamed of, my Tokyo Joe.”

    i did not say that..somebody is impersonating me..i would never say something so disgusting

  1036. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    He got the standing O? Wasn’t very loud, though.

  1037. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “Way to battle CC. Didn’t have his best stuff today but he battled. Haven’t seen this is years from a Yankee starter.”

    Moose. Screaming at Joe not to take him out of the game lol.

  1038. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    are they really chanting “Boston sucks”…

  1039. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    good job CC, way to battle but gets some ice on that arm!!! lots of pitches thrown

  1040. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Billy – overuse is overuse, rain or shine!

  1041. Matt NJ April 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    you guys keep sayin how the cost of the tickets bring out the rich quiet snobs….Is this going to be a problem in the playoffs now?

  1042. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Minus the walks, CC wasnt that bad.

  1043. C April 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Edwar please dont let anyone hit one out of the Stadium

  1044. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Ransom strikes again.

  1045. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    “Sorry chief but 5 walks and 120+ pitches over only 6 innings is a poor outing.”

    With 1 run over 6, isn’t that the definition of a “quality start?” I’m not saying this was a great start, but I think poor is too strong of a word IMO. Wang has had 2 poor starts…

  1046. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    WTF MAN!!

  1047. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    that should have been an out

  1048. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I don’t understand everyone complaining about this particular crowd. I said before it sound normal to me because this is the way it’s been for the last several years. The crowds are quite until and unless the Yankees are actually in the middle of scoring. They don’t cheer for men on base, they don’t help to get rallies started – they cheer AFTER they’ve been satisfied. This is no different than last year and the year before. It has nothing to do with the cost of the seats and “realness” of the patrons.

  1049. Nick in SF April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Giambi digs it out? ;)

  1050. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    The Indians also had the best scouting report on CC out there. Yanks face Pavano coming up but they don’t have much of a scouting report :X

  1051. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    dammit Cody

  1052. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    c’mon Edwar…

  1053. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    What in the godforsaken hell is the point of Texiera if he can’t hit and can’t pick it at first. He is completely useless.

  1054. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Come on Randsom that might cost us big time!

  1055. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Matt, itll probably be an even bigger problem in the playoffs. God willing, cause if its a problem then, it means we’re in the playoffs. :)

  1056. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    “If this qualifies as poor, then what the heck was Wang’s most recent outing?”

    Very poor.

  1057. Neil April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    “Box seats suck” not “Boston sucks”

  1058. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    The first “real” game is tomorrow although it won’t be the same as a regular Fri game as it it’s another stupid day game.

    I may be the “first” to do jumping jacks during GBA.

    Come and get me coppers!

  1059. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “Dude the pitch count is one of the overrated tools in baseball, this is actually why more ML pitchers have gotten hurt, because they don’t know how to push themselves.”

    It’s not August.. It’s April.. his 3rd start of the season.. he wasn’t pitching that great to begin with.. There is absolutely NO reason to keep him out there that long.. I’m not a fan of the pitch count either BUT I am fan of common sense.

  1060. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Whatever, pitch counts are the key for a max effort guy like Pedro Martinez. CC was still dealing on his last pitch. He has proven pitch counts can be thrown out when he’s on the mound.

    Ask Jim Kaat, who knows a little more than you do about pitching.

  1061. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “What in the godforsaken hell is the point of Texiera if he can’t hit and can’t pick it at first. He is completely useless.”

    What in the godforsaken hell is the point of Ryan if he has no clue about the game of baseball?

  1062. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    thanks, neil – I thought of that after I posted… :)

  1063. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    well Pete said it’s quiet, I think he’s a lot of experience to compare

  1064. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    ugh

  1065. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    “CC pitched through poor control, he didn’t pitch a poor game. The offense is the reason they lose if they do.”

    He wasn’t any better Lee, who everyone says the Yankees let off the hook. If not for some bad baserunning, a very nice defensive play by Ransom and a lack of clutch hitting by the Tribe, CC would be having a miserable day. 10 baserunners in 5+ just isn’t going to do it. Probably nerves, as he also cited on opening day down in Balt, but it was not a great effort by any stretch.

  1066. pat April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Cano just saved a run

  1067. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    WTF ? hold the ball ! someone !

  1068. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Ransom should feel like crap right now.

  1069. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    WOW, WE CANT CATCH A FREAKING BREAK.

    This is what we get for building a yuppie stadium. Sigh. My deepest apologies to the Babe.

  1070. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    and now Grady Sizemore…yuck

  1071. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Joe is overthinking again…. oh my god, Sizemore is going to smoke Coke.

    Edwar didn’t look bad. He got two weak grounders.

  1072. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    God please let the good Coke show up, I wanna feel high not low. :(

  1073. CB April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    “CC is doing his job as he’s keeping his team in the game”

    I just really don’t understand at all the criticism of CC for this game.

    Pat M is completely right – CC did his job today keeping his team in a game and doing so on a day when he simply didn’t have his best stuff.

    This was a solid performance. He didn’t have his fastball command and despite that he gutted out the game and got by through pitching with what he had. That’s impressive.

    That’s what separates good pitchers from the very good to great ones. Even without his best stuff he gave them innings and only gave up one run. That’s what matters.

  1074. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Oh dear

  1075. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    very big point in the game, just ONE out cmon COKE!!

  1076. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    “BANK ON IT!”

    Well, Coke, you better pay off here. This is where it counts.

  1077. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Coke huh? I guess you can’t win them all.

  1078. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    It seemed like a scoop that Tex could of made. But besides Ransom’s .107 average he hasn’t fielded good at all. He made the hard play not an easy one.

  1079. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Well it’s not your fault Edwar you got an out(Thanks Cody) and a soft ground ball. Come on Coke….

  1080. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    coke will walk sizemore, see you in 5 minutes when I’m right

  1081. Neil April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Phil Coke vs. Grady Sizemore. I don’t like our chances.

  1082. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    yeah, Girardi is overmanaging again. this totally sucks.

  1083. V Torch April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Can’t blame this loss on the pitching… we should have put up 5 runs by now.

    Not a good way to open up the stadium. Losing to the 2-7 Indians???

  1084. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    why put Coke in a situation where failure is highly likely after the rough start that he’s had? hopefully he can embrace it and get the out and pick up his self esteem

  1085. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I’d wish I could say I thought this was going to end well…but I’d be lying.

  1086. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    All right, Coke. Let’s see that ’08 form.

    CC? I’d say first home start as a Yankee, and facing his old team. Considering how bad his control was, a fine pitching performance. All things considered.

  1087. CB April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Cano just saved a run there through sheer effort right there. Nothing “lazy” about that play.

    The number of second baseman who can make that play to stop the ball and save that run is very small.

  1088. YankeeRay April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Oh goody, the pen to the rescue

  1089. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I can’t watch this…c’mon coke

  1090. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    1-0 count. impending fail

  1091. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Coke hasn’t been good at all. Hopefully he can come threw here.

  1092. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    w00h00!!!!!

  1093. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I believe in Coke i say he gets the Job done..lets see if he slaps me across the face

  1094. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    YES COKE !

  1095. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    BEND BUT DON’T BREAK…

  1096. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    ahhhh he did it! Thank you Coke!

    I cannot believe this ballgame is still tied. The ghosts have to have something to do with that.

  1097. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    see i knew it would work out! Ha!

  1098. Bill from NJ April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    big, big out right there.

  1099. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Sizemore helped him out bigtime

  1100. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Indians pulled a “Yankee”

  1101. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I love being proved wrong.

  1102. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    wow, I’m surprised

    overall though, this has been by far the worst, most unenergetic, sloppiest game of the season. 10 men left on base, not the greatest defense, poor command by CC. we gotta break through on O

  1103. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Oh, thank the lord, or the archbishop.

  1104. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Girardi isnt overmanaging. he sees something getting a bit out of hand and tries to change it. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt

  1105. pat April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Oh ye of little faith!

  1106. Quikksand April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Time for the offense to do it’s job.

  1107. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    his fastball had more life.

  1108. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Didn’t the Babe win the first opening day with a 3R HR to make it 4-1?

    All we’re missing is a 3R HR…

  1109. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    It’s time to give the hitters some of Swish’s red bull. Hopefully he can hit 1 out. Otherwise no one else will do anything.

  1110. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    now will the offense please put up a 4 spot to put all of us at ease, you have to win the first game

  1111. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    using Coke in the 6th is now overthinking?

  1112. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    If Yanks take the lead I can see

    7 – Coke
    8 – Marte
    9 – Mo

  1113. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Nice job Phil…. can someone find a 3B for the next three weeks?

    Ransom has as many ERRORS as RBI and has the same number of HR as the posters on this blog. He’s a substandard utility man and a horrendous every day player

  1114. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Good Coke

  1115. Paul April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    The Dow is up strongly!

  1116. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!!!

    (if the yuppies at the park won’t cheer our Yankees then we might as well do it on here, right?)

  1117. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    That first pitch fastball strike to Gardner is getting a bit old. Give this guy some roids and make everyone pay for it.

  1118. candace parkers baby dady April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    You guys are all absurd and no nothing about baseball.

  1119. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Marte better not see the field.

  1120. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The Indians have a good bullpen. Perez, Betancourt then Wood. Gardner is back to his girl swing.

  1121. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Another F-in pop fly from Gardner… will he ever learn?

  1122. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Bad call

  1123. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The Indians have a good bullpen so don’t expect too much.

  1124. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Whew, I need a drink.

    Wow,Joe is showing a lot of faith in Coke based on a handful of games in September and a good spring training.

    Paid off there, however.

  1125. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Doreen – You can tell it’s me by all the smileys
    April 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    StrawthatStirs:

    Define “the right crowd,” please.

    Doreen – If I have to, then you’re part of the problem..

  1126. candace parkers baby daddy April 16th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Who sits on this message board for a whole game, get a life.

  1127. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    LOL Russ. I got 5 on that.

  1128. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Lets make sure Lee leaves this inning please

  1129. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    “Nice job Phil…. can someone find a 3B for the next three weeks?

    Ransom has as many ERRORS as RBI and has the same number of HR as the posters on this blog. He’s a substandard utility man and a horrendous every day player”

    And is only starting for a couple more weeks.

    Cody Ransom is not the biggerst problem this team has, lol.

  1130. KP April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    that guy’s shirt said “Teixeria”…wonder if he even knows

  1131. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    7 – Coke
    8 – Bruney
    9 – Mo

    As for Gardner, dude chill he’s been on base today even did what you said he couldn’t learn. :roll:

  1132. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    When it is not a bad call? You should be counting good calls.

  1133. Kelly Tripucka April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Am I seeing more tobacco dippers this year? Swish, AJ and now CC. Or am I just noticing it?

  1134. Quikksand April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    This offense can’t do much today…

  1135. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Does Cliff Lee today give us hope for CMW on Saturday?

  1136. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Billy i agree with you Marte is a diseases. And we have a good Chance to loosing this game thanks to our brilliant offense..

  1137. vin April 16th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    “Another F-in pop fly from Gardner… will he ever learn?”

    What we need is a little Lou Brown school of managing… “everytime I see you hit one in the air, you owe me 20 push-ups.”

  1138. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    “I just really don’t understand at all the criticism of CC for this game.”

    Neither do I, considering what we got from Rasner and Ponson last year. This guy is a God send. He didn’t have his good stuff yet he managed to keep the game in check. How can you complain about a performance like that? I guarantee you that no one in that dugout is complaining (except for CC himself, who is probably very disappointed that he didn’t go longer in the game).

  1139. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    at least lee is done soon. 111 pitches. three innings to fight the cleveland pen.

  1140. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Bruney should be available today. He’s only thrown 18 pitches between the past two outings.

  1141. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops - Latest Blog Entry: My Interview With Bill Gallo April 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    For those watching on television, is the “net problem” fixed?

  1142. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    these AB’s are horrible!

  1143. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    way to make Cliff Lee work

  1144. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    next up: Tex, Swisher, Posada. We better get something done there.

  1145. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I see that CC bought himself a Soprano style North Jersey casa feo.

    Apparently his “best stuff” is arriving via freighter around the Strait of Magellan.

    He did his job though and that’s all that counts.

  1146. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops - Latest Blog Entry: My Interview With Bill Gallo April 16th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I won a pool by picking Posada to hit the first HR!

    Thanks, Jorge!

  1147. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Here’s some meaningless stats..

    CC’s first 120+ pitch game in 2008 happend in July.
    July 18th – 123 pitches in an 8 inning loss.

    He didn’t have one 2007.

    If you browse through his pitch counts.. he looks pretty normal.

  1148. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Why burn a pitcher for 1 out in a tie game? Arggh.

  1149. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    ‘these AB’s are horrible!’

    It’s not like they are going against a stiff

  1150. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Jose Veras? Uh oh.

  1151. vin April 16th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    “that guy’s shirt said “Teixeria”…wonder if he even knows”

    I had to rewind the DVR to see that… that’s what you get for shopping at the outlets.

  1152. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Close your eyes.

  1153. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    jose veras:
    over or under 3 walks this inning

  1154. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    We have Melky and Pena on the bench, that is one scary bench.

  1155. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    CB, Too many here see things in black and white…CC did a great job today against what very well maybe the Centeral Division winners this season…..Lee is also throwing a great game as well

  1156. Kelly Tripucka April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    In that commercial with the guy painting pin stripes on his car, the address on the door of the house is “420″.
    what what!!
    don’t lip it!

  1157. Neil April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Jose Veras = Kyle Farnsworth

  1158. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Good, at least Veras is missing his fastball up in the zone :/

  1159. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    3-0 on the first hitter….just as expected with veras

  1160. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Oh Veras makes me so nervous.

  1161. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    WHEN ARE WE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT VERAS!!!!

  1162. Matt NJ April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    What do you guys think of going after Aarron Rowand he’s a righty and plays a A type CF. According to MLBTR the Giants are looking to unload him. I like the idea. What do you guys think?

  1163. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    there 1 walk

  1164. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    4 pitch walk. Game over.

  1165. Neil April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Nice four-pitch walk. Great start to the inning Jose.

  1166. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Oh here comes Veras the walking man! well see you guys tomorrow lets go Joba.

  1167. vin April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    When he’s missing the strike zone, Veras’ delivery is especially difficult to watch.

  1168. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    4 straight balls to a .189 hitter. Ugh! Here we go.

  1169. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    “Why burn a pitcher for 1 out in a tie game? Arggh.”

    When Coke has been horrible this year.

  1170. Hokiehill April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Tex will start off with either a double or HR…either way he will end up crossing the plate this inning…love the fearless predictions with no repricussion!

  1171. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    There are times when I irrationally hate players. This is one of those times.

  1172. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    i don’t understand why jose veras is in the major leagues, he cannot throw a thrike

  1173. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    lol

  1174. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Coke couldn’t have thrown to a few more batters?

  1175. Neil April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    And that will do it. Thanks Joe Girardi and Jose Veras.

  1176. will April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    game over

  1177. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Well, it was a bad call by Girardi bringing in Veras considering the magnitude of this game. Too bad we lost. It was a close game until Veras.

  1178. Vince April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I hate this bullpen.

  1179. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Okay, I wrote that before the double.

  1180. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Can Jose Veras really be this bad!? I dont even care about the double but the walk on 4 pitches is inexcusable.

  1181. YanksinCA April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Here we go again with Veras coming in and walking everyone. This guy better watch out because if he can’t throw strikes, there’s plenty of guys they can call up that will.

  1182. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Well that sucks.

  1183. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Veras :evil:

  1184. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Veras and his leadoff walks are going to send his arse back to Scranton

  1185. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    m – seriously, especially when you opt for VERAS in his stead!

    and he walks the leadoff man on 4 pitches. I HATE VERAS. this is not just getting caught up in the moment, either. I seriously hate this guy, walking heart attack, makes Farnsworth look efficient.

    Oh, now a hit. of freaking course. I hate you Veras.

    This makes me long for Torre’s circle of trust…which Veras was NOT IN.

  1186. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Not putting in Robertson is going to be hard to explain for Girardi.

  1187. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    ah yes the great jose veras throwing the game away again.

  1188. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Bring in Bruney early…

  1189. Aaron April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Why?

  1190. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    can someone tell me why jose Veras is on this team. He has to be the worst pitcher i have ever seen. the heck would you put in a guy who lets over 40% of the first guy he faces on base when you have their 2 best hitters coming up after him? why girardi? why? tell me why

  1191. Chris in MA April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Jose Veras S*cks. We need to get rid of him. Put in Robertson or bring up Mark!!!!

  1192. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Girardi needs to lose his job Veras cannot handle pressure! This game is important, dammit!

  1193. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    And that could be the game. And to think, everyone was complaining about Sabathia.

  1194. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I hate Jose Veras with every fiber of my being.

  1195. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    The bad Veras is in Yankee Stadium

  1196. Brad April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Ship Veras out and keep Robertson.

  1197. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    oh man

  1198. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    No Bruney. Right now you have to forfeit the game. Yanks aren’t going to score another run and Veras blew it.

  1199. Peter Abraham April 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    You can’t curse in posts. They’ll get deleted and you’ll get banned if you keep it up. This blog is part of a newspaper.

  1200. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Jose Veras is not a good pitcher. This will be the second game he’s blown for us.

  1201. vin April 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    That’s strike 3…

  1202. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    If Veras has control you could walk Choo and look for Francisco to hit into a DP. But looks like that may not be an option.

  1203. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    …and game.

  1204. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Take him out and send him to Charleston so he can learn how to pitch.

  1205. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    THANKS VERAS!!!!!!

    DFA DFA DFA. What a useless pud!!!!!!!

  1206. pat April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    That woke the crowd up

  1207. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Ballgame, good job Girardi!

  1208. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Game ova

  1209. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    it will actually be interesting to hear why girardi put in jose veras. I do not understand why. This guy SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1210. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Game over.

  1211. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    theres the ballgame. I hate Veras so much it hurts.

  1212. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    If Jose Veras ever pitches another game for the Yankees, it will be entirely too soon.

  1213. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Matt:

    Don’t think Rowand’s contract would be especially appetizing to the front office. You want them to pay him $12M per season thru 2012?

  1214. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Veras is a hot mess…

  1215. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Horrible pitch selection by Posada. It was SO OBVIOUS that he was sitting on that pitch. Did Posada see the way he reacted to the 2-2 breaking ball? Just pure stupidity.

  1216. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    F Veras

  1217. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Pete- If you manage to get near Girardi ask him what he sees in this useless idiot who can’t throw strikes!

  1218. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Veras is terrible and that’s not a sudden judgement

  1219. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    FIRE GIRARDI

  1220. Neil April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    What a joke this is. Jose to AAA asap.

  1221. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Well, if we lose this game, it was meant to be. Really. We got off the hook so many times. It feels like it wasn’t meant to be.

    But I’m hoping for a rousing comeback.

  1222. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    We can get two runs back. Dont want to give up anymore than 3 though.

  1223. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Little late Girardi – you should have put Marte in before Veras and let Veras sit on his Kiester and blow tomorrows game. I’m getting off, this game is done. Good day everyone.

  1224. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I can’t believe they DFA’d Giese over Veras. He’s such a crap pitcher.

  1225. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Veras just blew the opening game at Yankee Stadium. DFA him immediately, the Yankees have better relievers in AAA.

  1226. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Can we put Veras on the Scranton shuttle ASAP?!?

  1227. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Well, the offense lost this game today. Sorry folks but the Yankees aren’t pulling this one out. They just burned the bullpen and now you are seeing where the glaring hole is on the team – outside of Bruney and Mo… it gets scary.

  1228. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Joe Girardi has to be the worst manager in baseball right now.

    I hate to say it because he’s our manager, but it has to be true. He is given so much depth in his starting lineup, his bullpen, and his starting rotation and look at the decisions he makes.

    Absolutely unacceptable. You have Robertson available and Marte. Use one of them. Veras has been terrible this season and walked the first hitter. His stuff was everywhere.

    Posada should have called Girardi out to the mound to remove him. This is ridiculous.

  1229. Aaron April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Walk, Double, Double, Pink slip. Quite the outing Jose.

  1230. Lost in Tex-is April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    wow, Joe G doesn’t realize this is the first game at the new stadium? You HAVE to win this game as if it was a game 7.

    okay maybe I am exaggerating.. but you don’t bring in Veras as horrible as he has been.

  1231. Vince April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    F*ck. Joba -> BULLPEN.

    You know how people say you need to get to the later innings to win a game? Well, you also need good pitchers in those later innings to win games.

  1232. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Paging Nick Swisher, Paging Nick Swisher

  1233. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    literally any other person besides veras would have been a good choice: the GUY CANNOT THROW A STRIKE. HE CANT. Is girardi really that dumb that a bunch of fans on a blog can know what is going to happen and yet he can’t. jesus, it is like he is blind

  1234. Vincent April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Jose Veras,

    Stop touching baseballs.

    Thanks,

    The Readers

  1235. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Well thank you veras and the Yankees offense for ruining my day. I better hear news that veras is gone after this game:X:X:X:X:X:X

  1236. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Damn it Veras

  1237. Veras must go April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I keep saying this. Veras cannot throw strikes and has no place on this team. Terrible. Just gave up the lead.

  1238. Lost in Tex-is April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    ALB3 — agreed.

  1239. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Wereyou guys dissing Jose Veras last season ? geez it;s a bad outing it’s not like he stinks.

  1240. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    This team fails

    This stadium fails

    This pitching staff fails

    Girardi fails

    Veras should retire from baseball

    Yuppies stink

  1241. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Like I’ve been saying, folks…I don’t trust anyone in this pen except Mo…

    And maybe Bruney…gotta acknowledge his recent success….

  1242. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    FML

  1243. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I never trusted Veras. Even last season.

  1244. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    this bullpen besides mariano and bruney has nothing. literally, nothing

  1245. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    and now a HBP

  1246. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    this isnt girardi’s fault. you cannot just throw bruney out there everyday…

  1247. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Man. This game has just started sucking.

  1248. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    What a joke.

  1249. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    This is ridiculous. Now I see why people have reservations about his bullpen.

  1250. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    ALB3 you are an idiot.. Veras has stunk this yr. but pitched about 3 innings.. go drink your milk and take a nap fool..

  1251. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    ALB3 you are an idiot.. Veras has stunk this yr. but pitched about 3 innings.. go drink your milk and take a nap fool..

  1252. Duffy April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    This is brutal to watch. I’m not a fan of our bullpen at all. Someone needs to step up.

  1253. LES Tom April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    oh gosh. i hope they have a classic comeback in them. this is brutal.

  1254. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Bases loaded no outs and people said the bullpen was a strength.

  1255. GT April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Enough of Veras. What do they see in him? Bring up someone who throws strikes.

  1256. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    And still no outs.

  1257. Cor Shep April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    amazing.. he threw that pitch like a little leaguer….

  1258. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    hhhahaha. This game is gonna be a blow out.

  1259. Bill from NJ April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    veras and marte just can’t be trusted.

  1260. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    will be 6-1 after shoppach

  1261. Zooboy April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Bruney pitches in the ninth of a 7-2 game, but Veras and Marte get the call when it’s tied?

  1262. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    lets see:
    walk on 4 pitches
    2 stright balls then a double
    another 3-0 count then another double
    hit by pitch
    fielding mistake
    another single

    and again the bases are still loaded and no one is out and the yanks are down 4-1: not to mention it is the 6th inning and the yankees have left 10 men on base

  1263. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    And still yet no outs.

  1264. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    This is not good

  1265. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    There is an expectation that major league pitchers should be able to get outs.

  1266. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    wow, wow…not good at all

  1267. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    This stadium is cursed. I mean seriously. Lets be real here. The late great Babe Ruth will not tolerate this yuppie garbage.

    DFA Veras and fire Girardi. I’m out guys, enjoy the rest of this god awful day.

  1268. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Jeezus – This Sucks!

  1269. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    New rules:

    1) If you’re in the bullpen, and you walk the first guy you face on 4 pitches, immediately walk off the mound and walk to Scranton.

    2) Pitchers’ fielding practice. Every day.

  1270. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    and that the 2-7 indians shouldnt be putting runs up against us.

  1271. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    and that the 2-7 indians shouldnt be putting runs up against us.

  1272. Steve M April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    You guys are all forgetting about the ghosts of Yankee Stadium! We will win…in the bottom of the 9th, with a walk-off hit by Jeter!

    Or maybe, we’ll just continue to embarrass ourselves..

  1273. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The bullpen is a strength it’s just one game and stop overreacting, some of you this season are going to sound bi-polar.

  1274. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Maybe the pen isn’t as good as thought to be ( middle relief )

  1275. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    this bullpen is brutal…they just do not have anyone who can throw strikes, bottom line

  1276. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Well we now know that Veras and Marte are diseases. I would like to see Malecon and Robertson but Marte would never be sent down he makes too much money even though he sucked last year too..But Veras I want him gone:X

  1277. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Among the many overreactions on this board, this sentiment isn’t one of them: Jose Veras isn’t very good.

    This may end up being a positive though. Girardi clearly has a fixation on Veras, mainly because he pitched well early in the year.

    This should cure that.

  1278. ALB3 April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “stuart April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    ALB3 you are an idiot.. Veras has stunk this yr. but pitched about 3 innings.. go drink your milk and take a nap fool..

    Showcasing your intelligence, huh?

    Don’t bother posting anymore, “stuart.” I have a feeling it doesn’t get much better than that.

  1279. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I’m tired of these crap relievers. Screw these scrubs, call up Melancon and give Robertson lots of innings.

  1280. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    “Mark Melancon. Mark Melancon. Mark Melancon.”

    LOL LOL Pete. But seriously, yes please . . . not hating on Veras, but wow . . . But again, if half the village of runners the Yankees put on base earlier in the game had been driven in, this might not have been the blow it is now.

  1281. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    swisher brandon: name another reliever besides mo or brian that you would give the ball to bottom of the 7th tie game at fenway

  1282. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    you have to be able to get at least of of the 8 guys at the plate this inning out – GMAB…I don’t get to suck that bad at my job

  1283. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    5 losses.

    wang terrible in 2 games.

    pen blew the KC game and today.

    An sabathias bad 12st outing..

    Children it happens. Good thing if Veras does not get it together they have options and should use them(Melancon, robertson, etc.)..

    Veras must throw strikes…

  1284. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Uh. You have nowhere to put that Crowe.

  1285. John Bender April 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    John Kruk is insane:

    http://thesportshernia.typepad.....rukie.html

  1286. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Girardi needs to get a clue. He’s a moron.

  1287. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Steve, I’m pretty sure the ghosts of *Yankee* Stadium think Yuppie Stadium is a mockery and that’s why this game is going the way it is. Expect more failure in the next 80. I dont think they like this park and we wont have success without them. I know it sounds dumb but how would you feel if Wall Street yuppies took over your house….

  1288. SwisherRocks April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Wow….a blowout loss on the home opener to a 2-7 team. Way to go team, way to go. What an embarassment.

  1289. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    “Bruney pitches in the ninth of a 7-2 game, but Veras and Marte get the call when it’s tied?”

    this. is a legit gripe.

    other than that this game thread became unreadable once the lead was given up. unreadable.

  1290. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Hey moron, throw a strikit helps

  1291. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    this is getting ugly

  1292. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    HA HA! Oh wow

  1293. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    that other stuart is a fraud…

    clown..

  1294. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Marte walking in a run….this is getting ugly.

  1295. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    what a disgrace

  1296. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Here are your 2008, I mean 2009 Yankees.

    Bullpen in 2/3 of an inning – 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 1hb, 1 walk.

    Hitting – 17 LOB; 0-7 RISP

  1297. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The bullpen is a strength it’s just one game and stop overreacting, some of you this season are going to sound bi-polar.
    _ __ __ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _

    Veras can’t throw strike he does not deserve to be in the bullpen he is feast or famine..there is no room for a feast or famine guy in a bullpen.

  1298. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    ‘Well we now know that Veras and Marte are diseases. I would like to see Malecon and Robertson but Marte would never be sent down he makes too much money even though he sucked last year too..But Veras I want him gone:X’

    Clear case of over thinking, overreacting, and not making sense. These are ML relievers they aren’t all perfect, they have thier good and bad days. This is the latter. More often than not it won’t be like this.

  1299. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow.

    Guys in the bullpen who can’t throw strikes? And they’re here, why, exactly?

  1300. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Honestly has Marte gotten anyone out yet this year? He is just brutal. Girardi is pitching people in the 7th inning(Veras & Marte) who should not be pitching late in games. They are not late inning relievers. But everyone knew that when Veras come into the game that he would give the game away. Marte stinks.

  1301. CYF April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Good job Veras, good job Marte, just great great going.

  1302. RussW210 April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Bases loaded walk to the #9 hitter. That’s two useless pieces of garbage.

  1303. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    how come Marte is only very good when he is not with the yanks??

    lucky they signed him for 2 more yrs.(I think)…

  1304. Dan April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    time to bring in swisher to strike out the side.

  1305. Steve B April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    “The bullpen is a strength”

    The CLOSER is a strength… the strength of 10 men. The rest of the pen is a crapshoot.

  1306. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    BBB

    i would cut veras.he truly sucks.

  1307. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Ballgame.

  1308. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    this blog is glitchy. Can’t seem to catch my typing…

    Hey Girardi – you moron, Marte can’t throw a strike. Get him out

  1309. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    1ST GRAND SLAM!

  1310. Aaron April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  1311. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    ‘Veras can’t throw strike he does not deserve to be in the bullpen he is feast or famine..there is no room for a feast or famine guy in a bullpen.’

    It’s just a bad day that’s all it is.

  1312. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Marte should go to Scranton as well after this game!

  1313. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Well we have found our achilles heel, this bullpen is like the 08 Mets how do we expect to win ballgames with 6 out of 7 relievers being unable to hit the side of a barn?

  1314. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    nevermind. MORON!!!

  1315. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    WHAT!!!

  1316. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    This game is officially more embarrassing than Wang’s start.

  1317. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    and that’s the game

  1318. Wow April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Marte should finish the game. Let his arm fall off.

  1319. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    THIS

    TEAM

    IS

    A

    DISGRACE

  1320. pat April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Grady’s a cutie but that wasn’t cute. :sad:

  1321. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Get Swisher back on the mound.

  1322. CYF April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, just wow….

  1323. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    a grand slam???? pathetic

  1324. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    As soon as Girardi took Coke out..I said why?? He gets the guy out let him go out for the next inning. But ofcourse not. Bruney should be pitching now but ofcourse not because he pitched yesterday in a 7-2 game. Marte is totally useless.

  1325. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Awesome.. Thanks Joe.. Hal, Hank, George.. We fans appreciate all that you’ve done to ruin a great thing.

  1326. Buddy April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Veras & Marte are complete garbage.

  1327. m April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Well, that’s that. An ‘excuse me’ grand slam.

    The good news is that this embarrassing game bodes well for tomorrow. I expect a bounceback effort.

  1328. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Brandon is the bullpen still a strength?

  1329. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Keep counting Pete.

  1330. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Today I’m thinking Tabata and his cougar bride are looking mighty fine to me.

  1331. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I’m just glad its over and CC blew it out for no reason today what a wash.

  1332. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    its not over, still 3 innings.

  1333. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    baseball sucks. I miss the old park. I cant handle all this yuppiedom. I need to go listen to the Ramones.

  1334. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    And for all the CC critics on the board today, he kept the damage to 1 run, which is more than we can say for his successors. And what is up with that crowd? Even the boos are weak. And now they’re getting embarrassed – not the greatest way to open the new house. Bummer dude, but as they say, it’s only one game. Hope they respond the way they did in Tampa by taking the next 2 lol.

  1335. Lost in Tex-is April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    this is not a bad day Brandon, this is just disgraceful.

  1336. nyy April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    This is the Cleveland Indians for heavens sake. They are supposed to be the worst team in the AL this season. I was expecting a sweep by the Yanks…Looks like it’s goin to be other way round. Bad inauspicious start the the new stadium.

  1337. Pel April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    2-7 team makes the Yankees look like fools.

  1338. Zooboy April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Time for Swish to warm up.

  1339. m April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I feel bad for Marte. He needs to be put down. Not literally, just pull him. Poor thing.

  1340. Jay April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    As I’ve said before, what’s ANYbody’s fascination with Marte. Will somebody please explain what he’s EVER done — against lefties or anybody else (aside from one decent year)?

  1341. sunny615 April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Hey Girardi you dumb bunny… how about getting Marte outta there crapster??

  1342. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    anyone watching? is marte getting booed out of the bronx yet?

  1343. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    anyone watching? is marte getting booed out of the bronx yet?

  1344. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    anyone watching? is marte getting booed out of the bronx yet?

  1345. Michael Kei (Igawa) April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Opening day obligatory post

  1346. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Welcome to the new Yankee stadium, where tradition is lost.

    Yuck. Nice opener boys. Hopefully, they won’t piss away the rest of the series like this.

  1347. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    this ballpark is filled with fail and building it was a HUGE mistake. Yuppie Stadium, the house that greed built. Believe you me guys, there’s a reason why this trainwreck is unfolding before all of us today. It’s called karma.

  1348. Jay April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    You’re a complete loser Girardi and Cashman. Get the #$% out of our organization. You both completely suck and I am so sick of the both of you. Cashman doesn’t know how to build a team and Girardi has no clue how to manage anything.

  1349. Jeff NJ April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    ok everyone not named Mariano or Brian in this bullpen is suspect. Marte, Veras, Edwar you are all on notice. Wonder when Cash will make a move.

  1350. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    If there has to be a silver lining in this is that it’s so early in the season, and you can already tell that you won’t be able to go through the season with this bullpen. Trades have to be made, players have to be sent down. Moves will be made. Otherwise 3rd place is assured.

    Other than that this is an embarrassment for those players today. That bullpen is a joke.

  1351. pat April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    So what we’ve learned today is that our starters need to go 7 innings.

  1352. Kelly Tripucka April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Where the HELL is Brett Tomko!
    He should have broke camp.
    This would have never happened if he came up.
    Instead we have this turgid miasma.

  1353. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Ronan Tynan….the only good part of this inning.

  1354. Buddy April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Was the crowd actually chanting “We want Swisher.”?

    Oh boy here’s Dr. Ronan again.

  1355. nyy April 16th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    First GRANDSLAM at new stadium.

  1356. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    forget veras

    marte threw 21 pitches and gave up 7 runs.

  1357. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I thought Monday at Tampa couldn’t be surpassed in suckiness but today takes the cake not to mention our offense looks 75 years old out there that didn’t help.

  1358. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    just our luck that entire team “gets it together” for this game…I thought it was bad when the Mets lost their home opener – at least that game was competitive…this is ridiculous

  1359. C April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    wow great trade marte-nady just great

  1360. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    You know I’ve been screaming for Melancon and Robertson- two although inexperience, pitchers who can throw strikes.
    Never been a fan of Veras. Plenty of pitchers similar to him around baseball; great stuff but no command.

  1361. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Girardi better leave Felix Heredia..I mean Marte out there for the 8th inning also. Melancon are you ready yet?

  1362. Jay April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Tex’s New Best Friend has it right. Why did we have Veras and Marte in there with Swisher rested and ready to go?!

  1363. Global Warming April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    What was the crowd chanting?

  1364. StawthatStirs April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Why to start off the new Stadiums history.. At least the stadium is filled w/ fake fans to witness it.. Karma?

  1365. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    ‘Hey Brandon is the bullpen still a strength?’

    Yes it is. This is one game not the end of the world. And if you remember last season alot of you same fans did the same crap and the BP basically stood on thier head all season.

  1366. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Brandon I agree with you if you get hit hard its okay but when your in the bullpen walking someone unacceptable especially when we have a one run lead. I’m not over reacting do you see this inning believe me half of the time you will get this from Veras or Marte. One day Veras looks like Mariano the next he looks like he has no right to be in the major leagues and a pitcher like that brings down a bullpen.

  1367. Damose Marveras April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  1368. pat April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Ronan got a new musical arrangement.

  1369. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    WOW the level of discourse since the pen imploded shows some real astute baseball minds.

    really you 18 yr old morons have a brain?? One clown wanted to keep Coke in, then again the other day he wanted to take him out before his KC implosion.

    Man you idiots are all geniuses after the fact……

    the season is over they are 5 and 5 and the orioles will run away with the division…

    CLOWNS.. yankee punks are as dumb as other teams punks…

  1370. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    WOW the level of discourse since the pen imploded shows some real astute baseball minds.

    really you 18 yr old morons have a brain?? One clown wanted to keep Coke in, then again the other day he wanted to take him out before his KC implosion.

    Man you idiots are all geniuses after the fact……

    the season is over they are 5 and 5 and the orioles will run away with the division…

    CLOWNS.. yankee punks are as dumb as other teams punks…

  1371. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    “This is the Cleveland Indians for heavens sake. They are supposed to be the worst team in the AL this season. ”

    Wrong. Many have chosen CLE to win the Central. These guys are not push overs.

  1372. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Too bad such a nice day had to take such an ugly turn.

    Gotta be a little concerned about some of this bullpen.

  1373. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    now the will score 5 useless runs.what a bullpen.i guess swisher will pitch next inning.

  1374. Whatever April 16th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Door prizes for those who warned our bullpen is a total disaster.

  1375. Babe Ruth April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Karma hurts. This is what you get for tearing down my house.

  1376. theguywhosaid April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    like i said before the season…everyone is forgetting how much of a concern the bullpen truly is…

    so…is everyone done sucking the “great” potential of the bullpen’s col< now?

    thank you.

  1377. Vince April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “ok everyone not named Mariano or Brian in this bullpen is suspect. Marte, Veras, Edwar you are all on notice. Wonder when Cash will make a move.”

    Oh, you forgot someone! Abaladejo, haha. I said it before the season started, the bullpen is bad. And not many listened. Oh well. I’ll take my Joba to the pen idea, and be quiet. Maybe this will wake the Yankees up about that.

  1378. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Inexcusable performances by Marte and Veras. That’s simply not up for debate.

    The bullpen, in it’s current state, is not a strength.

    How can anyone possibly say otherwise. If you do, you’re saying so with no factual basis.

  1379. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Can you imagine what the team ERA is? My guess is something over 20.00.

  1380. panayioti April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Tex’s New Best Friend
    April 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    its not over, still 3 innings

    Plenty of more time for the bullpen to implode. I think Cleveland should see if they can outscore the Rays.

    This just sucks. Ruined my day. No need to watch highlights now.

  1381. Yankeefanfoev13 April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    DFA MARTE!!!!

    GAHHH!

  1382. Yankeefanfoev13 April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    DFA MARTE!!!!

    GAHHH!

  1383. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Good thing I didn’t pay $500 to go to opening day. I would of sent my receipt to NL pitcher of the year Marte. What a totally useless person taking up a roster spot. Girardi better not waste another person in the bullpen…

  1384. Anthony Murillo April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This is also the Indians who have won a total of 2 games. It’s pretty bad that the Yankees, on Opening Day, are losing 10-1 to this team and the way they’ve been playing.

  1385. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    can anyone predict what in the hell girardi is going to say when he is asked the question: “joe, why did you decide to put in jose veras in a tie game in the 7th inning when he has a history of walking everyone and the bat boy”

  1386. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I used leave for this?

    This is the part where they score 4 runs and lose 10-5. What an absolutely joke of a day.

  1387. Raf April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Whats the fixation of Girardi with Veras, every time he comes in, he messes up! thank you!

  1388. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    ‘Brandon I agree with you if you get hit hard its okay but when your in the bullpen walking someone unacceptable especially when we have a one run lead. I’m not over reacting do you see this inning believe me half of the time you will get this from Veras or Marte. One day Veras looks like Mariano the next he looks like he has no right to be in the major leagues and a pitcher like that brings down a bullpen.’

    Your not overreacting ? Dude it’s one game :lol:

    It’s like if Kobe goes 0 for 20 all the sudden he sucks as an NBA player ? Everyone is overreacting today.

  1389. Jay April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    m,

    I think it might be more merciful to put down Marte — literally — than keep trotting him out there late in the game and in high pressure situations like he’s a a good pitcher — not just to him, but to all of us and other Yankee fans everywhere. I think that would qualify as a mercy killing. :)

  1390. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Melky hitting for Tex. It is obvious that his wrist is hurting…

  1391. stuart April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    tex’s wrist…

  1392. Mike April 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Look on the bright side…maybe the rich yuppies won’t come back.

  1393. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    “joe girardi and dave eiland didnt care about winning this game or the royals game, why shoudl any of us.”

    I understand being upset about this game, but this is just a stupid statement.

  1394. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome either Tex is hurt or Girardi is giving up

    Both reasons suck

  1395. ZMAN7777 April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Cashman is the architect of this mess. It’s on him, plain and simple.

  1396. Fore Lew April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Totally crappy way to open up a ballpark. The bullpen is going to cost us a lot of games this year.

  1397. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    what a moment in yankee history. melky pinch hitting for tex.

  1398. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    hahaha bye marte. he’s gonna be booed a lot.

  1399. KP April 16th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Get off Girardi’s back. He has to put someone in the game, problem is nobody can get anyone out. Bruney and Rivera are all we have right now. Bruney has thrown basically every day, so he couldn’t put him out there. It’s pretty much a guessing game for Joe. When Veras got into trouble, everyone said go to Marte…maybe that’s why he was reluctant. Girardi has limited options, he’s trying to get the most out of it.

  1400. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    The crowd was chanting “we want swisher”.

  1401. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    stuart- Stop being such a homer! This bullpen is horrific and has early signs of being Mets 08 or Rays 07 bad. Seriously 10 games is enough of a sample size this team should be 7-3 but the Joba game, this game and others have all been soiled by this mess of a bullpen. I’ll be totally honest I only trust Mariano and Bruney everyone else has 0 control and 0 fortitude. Girardi played favorites while picking this pen and he is getting burnt early because of it.

  1402. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Laura: No, the Indians arent pushovers. Only the Yankees are. PATHETIC!

    I cannot believe what this team has become. Remember when they used to have pride? LOL!!!!!! Guess they left that in the old Stadium along with the ghosts of Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Munson and Joe D.

    Babe’s house isn’t gone yet. The Yankees need to move back there before it’s too late!

  1403. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I can’t recall an uglier Home Opener. Another embarassing game.

    Veras seems to be a mop-up man at best.

    Marte could be the new Farnsworth.

  1404. Zooboy April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Maybe Wang pitches and inning to work on mechanics. If not, Marte should finish out even if it takes till midnight.

  1405. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Brandon, you’re wrong and you know it. Last season I preached that the bullpen was a strength. Because it was.. LAST SEASON.

    This season it is obviously not a strength and you are forgetting one key aspect of bullpens. They are very volatile from year to year. There are very few relievers in the league that are consistently good year in, year out.

    It is very obvious that Veras has returned to his old ways of great stuff and terrible control. I don’t know what is wrong with Marte but he hasn’t been good since being traded. Bruney has stepped up but everyone else has regressed.

  1406. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    and getting on base. rally time. i turned my office chair upside down…

  1407. RalphieD ( the REAL one) April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    so the yankees are losing and now people hate this stadium?…i dont get it…

  1408. Buddy April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    That’s two games in the past week the Pen let get badly out of hand. A shakeup is needed.

    As for the Nady/Marte trade. Marte stinks, but who knew Nady would get hurt. At least we didn’t give up anyone really good.

  1409. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    jose veras brings nothing to the table over calling up mark melancon

  1410. m April 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Tex’s best friend. But Marte came in because Veras was inept. But yeah, Marte was worse. That 4-1 score looks pretty nice now.

  1411. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    If the crowd is chanting “we want Swisher”, they may just have redeemed themselves.

  1412. Donnie April 16th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Brandon, no one’s overracting. Veras has been absolutely awful this year in every game he’s been in. Just terrible. He wasn’t particularly great last year, either. This is not Kobe having a bad night. This is a bad pitching continuing to pitch poorly.

  1413. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA “we want swisher”
    what a loser marte and veras. worse pitchers than swisher LOL

  1414. Buddy April 16th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Kay just confirmed the crowd was chanting “We want Swisher.” YES showed his pitching highlights. Hilarious.

  1415. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    “Marte is a one lefty at a time guy. He’s dangerous otherwise.”

    Well, isn’t it great that we signed him for 3 years. Ugh!

  1416. Andrew April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Robertson has been prone to bouts of wildness himself in the minors–if he doesn’t get his curve over his control and success are both limited. To deem him a strike-thrower with excellent control is not exactly accurate. Melancon, on the other hand, does in fact pound the zone but the question is how immediately does he get comfortable in the majors once he gets called up.

  1417. raymagnetic April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Boy this place gets dumb and dumber when the Yankees lose a single game.

  1418. Rafael April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Veras and Marte must go to hell

  1419. Jeff NJ April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Here’s the ood news. I’m going to the game tomorrow so I’ll get to see the Yankees first win in the new stadium!

  1420. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    This team will be lucky to finish .500 with only 2 decent pitchers in the pen. I’m glad they brought up Robertson but the sad truth is Veras should have never even made this team.

  1421. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    rally

  1422. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    “UPDATE, 4:03 p.m.: God Bless America now comes with a musical accompaniment. It’s like a Disney song now.”

    as if Kate Smith’s version didn’t sound like it came out of a classic Disney movie…

  1423. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    ‘stuart- Stop being such a homer! This bullpen is horrific and has early signs of being Mets 08 or Rays 07 bad.’

    AL not to call you out but last season you said the same crap and then you couldn’t say a thing for the rest of the season.

    I’m going to say this now Yankees fans = Bi-Polar

    Your up and down w/ no sense of logic at times.

  1424. mee April 16th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    At least Melky got on base. This team brings me on such an emotional roller coaster. I find myself switching between loving and hating them way too often.

  1425. Yankee Trader April 16th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Marte has actually been quite good against lefties, except when playing for the Yankees.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/p.....2008/21622

  1426. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    any chance of a yankee rally right now? my gut tells me no but i sure hope so

  1427. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Once the ump started squeezing Marte, I knew it was a done deal,…. stepped away…. and now get this lovely 10-1 to look at. It is only one game, and we can easily take the next 2, but our bullpen is SO WEAK and the only way we make it past the 1st round of the playoffs is to make some major ‘pen changes/trades.

  1428. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Brandon: I’m not so much worried about the bullpen as the ghosts. The Yankees are supposed to win games like this. They always have. Today, it was the polar opposite. EVERYTHING went wrong. I’m very superstitious and as far as I’m concerned, what happened here today bodes about as well for the upcoming season as a 1-15 start does. Now watch us get no hit by Pavano on Sunday. Just frickin watch! I knew the ghosts were not gonna like this yuppie nonsense!

  1429. raymagnetic April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “This team will be lucky to finish .500 with only 2 decent pitchers in the pen. I’m glad they brought up Robertson but the sad truth is Veras should have never even made this team.”

    Now that you know this you can go back to flipping burgers in BK.

  1430. Wats April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    the yankees have literally done everything wrong this game. everything

  1431. pat April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Are trolls impersonating everyone or is everyone feeling manic in the last 30 hours?

  1432. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Steven Jackson, Tomko, Claggett .. they aall can throw strikes.

    My buddy is a huge White Sox fan and he is laughing about Marte. He has clearly lost it.

  1433. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    The bullpen was good last year. But Cashman still hasn’t addressed the fact that the bullpen hasn’t had an 8th inning man for a couple of years now. Bruney has been good, but I still don’t trust him totally. He is another one who either has command or doesn’t.

  1434. Eddy April 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    You guys are ridiculous to listen to. It’s one game, will you please shut up for God’s sake. Our bullpen has been a strength, sometimes these things happen. How can you really place blame at ALL on Cashman. He’s built a pretty darn good team here. I guess he deserves to burn for signing C.C. , Burnett, and Tex. Most of you are a disgrace to the Yankees Fan Base.

  1435. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Disgraceful performance on opening day, and especially DISGRACEFUL CROWD. They are dead silent. The Yankees should be embarrassed.

  1436. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Holy hysteria in here. :roll:

  1437. MJL April 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    John and Suzyn are just now reporting the A-Rod story that Pete posted exactly an hour ago. Pathetic.

  1438. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Who is coming out to pitch the 8th?

  1439. King George III April 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Marte didn’t start the fire, but he sure added a ton of fuel to the problem. He sucked last year after he was exposed to American League hitters, and he’s proved so far this year that it wasn’t a fluke. Another poor signing by the GM boy wonder. We would be much better off with Brett Tomko or one of the young guns in the minors.

  1440. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    rally, and killer.

  1441. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Figures this year we have the starters but no bullpen, last year we had the bullpen and no starters. This team didn’t pick up a single veteran arm this off-season because they felt good with this collection of failures! Anybody Juan Cruz, Brandon Lyon any of those guys would have been better than Veras/Marte or any of these other loveable losers.

  1442. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Hey Jorge, nobodies laughing. muppet.

  1443. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    CaptainsCorner what does having an “8th inning man” have to do with today’s collapse? They were demolished in the 7th inning, not the 8th inning. Rivera and Bruney are fine. Ramirez and Coke do what they do which is mediocre. Veras and Marte are flat out bad and a waste on this roster. Robertson and Melancon need solid roles on this team ASAP.

  1444. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    8 more to go

  1445. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    rally, killer and less of a rally..

  1446. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Cashman shouldve signed Juan Cruz!

  1447. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    People that are saying it is only game 10 and there is no need to worry about about the bullpen are just being stupid. Now if you we have a bullpen that can’t throw strikes that is something to worry about. Now how do you judge a bullpen? You judge them on consistency, the Yankees bullpen is feast or famine great for one game, horrible the next game, great one week, disastrous the next. You know what I call that a bad bullpen!

    I only trust Mo, Burney, and even Coke you know why? they may get hit but they don’t walk people!!

  1448. UpState April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    …one more time – Why was I told that picking up Jose Cruz was a terrible idea for a 4th Round Draft Pick ???

  1449. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    ‘Brandon: I’m not so much worried about the bullpen as the ghosts. The Yankees are supposed to win games like this. They always have. Today, it was the polar opposite. EVERYTHING went wrong. I’m very superstitious and as far as I’m concerned, what happened here today bodes about as well for the upcoming season as a 1-15 start does. Now watch us get no hit by Pavano on Sunday. Just frickin watch! I knew the ghosts were not gonna like this yuppie nonsense!’

    Maybe you need Jesus in your life :?

  1450. Spiced Ham April 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Hope Veras and Marte destroy their elbows tonight somehow and never pitch again.

  1451. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Yankees are a solo homerun machine, but when people are on base, they forget how to hit.

  1452. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    It stinks to lose this game. But if they lose to Pavano then I am really going to go nuts. They better smack that loser around. Unless ofcourse he gets a cut that morning and doesn’t pitch.

  1453. Wow the Yankees bullpen sucks! April 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    really bad

  1454. IrishCarBomb April 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Wait…..Girardi was given depth in the bullpen?

    after Mariano and Bruney, not much depth…

  1455. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Cano hasn’t given up.

  1456. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “Disgraceful performance on opening day, and especially DISGRACEFUL CROWD. They are dead silent. The Yankees should be embarrassed.”

    How do you expect the crowd to be? If I were there I would have left half an hour ago.

  1457. Mehdi also in SF April 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    bad grammar on my part. Not nobodies. Nobody’s.

  1458. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    this is when we need a bench player to hit.

  1459. Jay April 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Yankee Trader,

    I stand corrected. You’re right. Marte has been good against lefties — except since he’s been with the Yankees. So perhaps he should be used only in that role — pitching against lefties wearing the uniform of some team other than the Yankees. :)

  1460. Yanks22 April 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    So the pen sucked today so what. It not like this team can score more than 3 or 4 runs. As a team the yankees suck right now.

  1461. Ryan (Im just waiting till the shine wears off) April 16th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    As mad as I am right now and as embarrassed as I am by parts of our bullpen right now some of you are acting like our team is actually bad.

    -This is the best team in the major leagues and it is not even close. We have tons of arms throughout the farm that will fill in if someone is not getting the job done. Veras had a sub-4 era last year and you simply cannot use Marte against Right handed hitters. Once we get Arod back and figure out what we have in centerfield, our team will be the ones with a 10 spot on the board quite often. People need to relax and understand that most of these problems will sort themselves out.

  1462. morning star April 16th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    MEMO to all you posters who are down on CC, hate Cashman, have given up on the season after 10 games, want the new stadium torn down, or have otherwise jumped off the band wagon:

    Please stay off the band wagon and away from this site. GO away, grow up, learn some patience, and then (maybe) come back.

  1463. Yanks22 April 16th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    plus now Tex hurt his wrist yet agian.

  1464. Swisher Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) April 16th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    ‘People that are saying it is only game 10 and there is no need to worry about about the bullpen are just being stupid. Now if you we have a bullpen that can’t throw strikes that is something to worry about. Now how do you judge a bullpen? You judge them on consistency, the Yankees bullpen is feast or famine great for one game, horrible the next game, great one week, disastrous the next. You know what I call that a bad bullpen!’

    How does consistancy get judged in 10 games ? dude it’s not even a month, what do you think it goes from 0 to 60 at the drop of a switch, no BP arm goes 0.00 ERA ..none they have the ups and downs, this is just a bad bump.

  1465. Steve M April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Get Ransom the hell out of here! Swinging like a girl.

  1466. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    That was a pathetic at bat. You cannot except to score runs when you have 2-3 automatic outs in a row every time through the lineup when your are missing your #4 hitter.

  1467. raymagnetic April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    The bullpen is horrible after 10 games :???: Really :???:

    They’ve played 10 games, 10 freaking games. It’s like every time they lose the idiots come out in abundance.

  1468. Lost in Tex-is April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I think spring training for wang,matsui,veras,marte,ransom should’ve been extended a few months.

  1469. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Having Cody Ransom on this team is an absolute embarrassment.

  1470. Tim April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Can I get my $ back for the DirecTV baseball package? We are sooooo bad – again!!! No hitting. Poison ‘pen. It’s going to be another long season in the Bronx.

    After a week amd a half of baseball, is there anybody who really thinks we are going deep into October with this roster (and don’t start jumping up and down that the seasaon is only 1/16th over)? This team is 5-5 and will probably end up with 85 wins tops. A $200 million team with a .500 winning percentage – folks, the joke’s on us.

    $2,000 seats; a dog and beer for $15; enforced patriotism (including physical abuse and expulsion if you dare oppose).

    See y’all next spring.

  1471. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Cody Ransom is going to be sorely missed when A-Rod comes back, right ? ;-)

  1472. Andrew April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Oh please the team will be lucky to finish over .500 because of the bullpen?!?! That is beyond asinine.

    Signing veteran bullpen guys as FAs has worked really well for the Yankees in the past decade, so I’m sure Brandon Lyon or Juan Cruz would have really made the difference between “finishing over .500″, not signing Burnett, Sabathia and Teixeira. Should have saved Teixeira’s money to spend on the bullpen, huh? What a joke.

    Get your head right. So many talented arms in the system, two guys imploding will only mean that other guys will get a shot going forward until something clicks.

  1473. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I’d rather see Girardi go before Eiland.

  1474. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Dont overreact people, but did anyone else forsee Ransom not coming through with runners on?

  1475. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Looks like it’s time for this again:

    http://mcguff1.googlepages.com/OhNoes.gif

  1476. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    “what does having an “8th inning man” have to do with today’s collapse?”

    If they had a real 8th inning man then Bruney could move down to the 7th inning. Where he is probably better suited. Then you would have Coke and Ramirez for the 6th. Veras is too wild to pitch in the 7th or 8th innings.

  1477. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I’m starting to believe in the curse of the New Yankee Stadium.

  1478. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I understand it’s only a week into the season, but Veras is not the answer….You just don’t know what you’re going to get day to day…..Farnsworth all over again….Marte has a great arm, but can be spotty….Melachon pack your bags, and say goodbye to AAA ball….

  1479. m April 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Well, now we know. The Indians can really hit.

    Erase. Too bad our stopper wasn’t pitching tomorrow. :)

  1480. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans ar Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Srsly LOL at the overreactions on this board.

  1481. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Melancon and Robertson deserved to make this team they are young and hungry, Veras and Marte are 2 lazy vets who think they have a job on lock. If you want good pitching you need someone who actually cares to throw strikes and study line-ups.

  1482. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Fire Eiland. lol You guys are clowns. Is he out there throwing balls and throwing BP fastballs?

  1483. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Srsly LOL at the overreactions on this board.

    And my error. :?

  1484. Eddy April 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Yankee Fans are far worse than this team. Show some support. Cashman is not to blame for this, neither is Girardi. Veras and Marte had bad days. If they have more switch up the bullpen. Last time I checked there is still over 150 games to go..

  1485. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    you tell me theres no one in AAA whos better than ransom? the guy is atrocious. yeah, he made one good play, he also made a terrible play with that bounced throw.

    CANT HIT, CANT FIELD. SEND HIM DOWN.

  1486. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Get off Girardi’s back.

    These are the guys he has, cannot just throw Bruney out there everytime you want an out.

  1487. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    any way we can trade marte or is he locked in

  1488. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    One word: Cheetos!

    Ah … well at least Robbie Cano is hitting over .400

  1489. dynasty April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Veras and Marte need to be traded….very soon. I never liked Marte from the start. maybe thats just me though

  1490. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “Meanwhile, remember those West Point Cadets who unfurled the flag before the game? They got obstructed view seats in the bleachers. How to honor the troops.”

    Now why do I find this funny?

    Because it is so perfectly messed up.

    The Yankee heirarchy strikes again!

  1491. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    2k for a seat and Jeter and Texiera don’t even play the whole game? All that money and a billion dollar stadium on opening day to see Robertson, and Pena? Wow

  1492. saucY April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “How does consistancy get judged in 10 games ? dude it’s not even a month, what do you think it goes from 0 to 60 at the drop of a switch, no BP arm goes 0.00 ERA ..none they have the ups and downs, this is just a bad bump.”

    qft!

  1493. HillBilllShakespeare April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    marte has to be one of the most overrated relief pitchers around. Why re-sign this guy? He’s a homerun derby. Bring up the kids and give them a chance. These older guys have no fire at all, send them down and make them earn it.

  1494. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    ‘Farnsworth all over again….Marte has a great arm, but can be spotty….Melachon pack your bags, and say goodbye to AAA ball….’

    Farnsy was lights out for us w/ GI Joe and Eiland. Melancon is not ready this isn’t AAA.

  1495. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I find it odd that there seems to be people who only show up here when the Yankees are awful.

  1496. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    ummmm – we could have used pitching like this last inning… not complainin’, just sayin’

  1497. Mop Up Man April 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Guess the Yanks could have used my services on the mound after the Sizemore vs. Marte at bat. Veras and Marte need to be worked out of the scheme here. Melancon, baby.

  1498. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Hello Robertson

  1499. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    a depressing first game at the Stadium and I thought the Mets had a bad opening at their ballpark

  1500. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Brandon it’s not an overreaction to say that Veras is a bad reliever and Marte has been bad since he was traded. Veras has basically been responsible for 2 losses out of 10 games so far.

  1501. Jeter in LF April 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    It’s time to face reality on Veras and Marte (hint: they only do low leverage). If they do, they’ll be fine.

  1502. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    How does consistancy get judged in 10 games ? dude it’s not even a month, what do you think it goes from 0 to 60 at the drop of a switch, no BP arm goes 0.00 ERA ..none they have the ups and downs, this is just a bad bump
    _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _

    Is Marte on a bad mountain cause he has been sucking since last year..and when does Veras learn that you can’t walk the first batter with a one run lead..when that changes tell me and ill chill on the bullpen.

  1503. kenobrien April 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    THE THIRD BASEMAN!!!!!!

  1504. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Omg a pitcher beside Swisher who can get the side out without giving up a run.

    Veras is awful, need to do something with him. And Marte, my god we are stuck with him for 3 years.

  1505. DB April 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Just out of curiosity did Tex hurt his wrist again? Or was he just pinch hit for because of the score?

  1506. Joe April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Cody Ransom, that weak hack he took was not good. He makes some good defensive plays, that’s why they got him, but he was a 4th/5th OF at best for the Giants. He’ll be a memory in less than 30 days.

    Good inning by Robertson, good young pitcher.

  1507. Rafael April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Robertson shows how to do!

  1508. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    A great team is a team without a weakness and this team has too many to be great sadly. Something needs to be done and soon about this failpen. This is going to be 08 Mets all over again if we can’t find strike throwers for the pen. Also Melancon may be young but I bet that he would throw strikes and go at batters I prefer that to the guy who walks the ballpark.

  1509. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Could have used that the previous inning :?

  1510. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Pavano must be loving this game

  1511. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Don’t dis Marte.

  1512. vin April 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I step away from the radio for 2 seconds and Robertson gets finishes the inning. Nice quick work.

  1513. rconn23 April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Saying the season is over because of a few games. Saying C.C. Sabbathia was a bad signing based on one start. Saying that Wang has lost it because of two bad starts.

    Those are overreactions.

    Saying there are concerns in the bullpen because guys who have little or no proven track records are pitching poorly is not an overreaction.

  1514. Andrew April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Veras isn’t exactly a “lazy vet”–he didn’t have a job circa 3 years ago until the Yankees picked him up off the scrap heap. To say that he is somehow complacent and that’s why he is struggling is silly–he’s just not that good because he can’t throw strikes consistently. To me he is the guy who should be replaced by Melancon. Not off the roster but buried in low-leverage situations.

    Marte is more of a concern to me because Coke hasn’t been able to recreate last year’s September and put pressure on him as the go-to lefty reliever. At this point they both look like gambles coming out of the ‘pen.

  1515. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    The Ransom experiment has to end. Now he can’t hit or field and he is an absolute mess out there. Play Pena see if he can hit. If not try Berroa or if they have anyone else from the minors. Berroa isn’t a good fielder but atleast he can hit.

  1516. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    DB
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Just out of curiosity did Tex hurt his wrist again? Or was he just pinch hit for because of the score?

    _____________________

    I think it is the score, Jeter is out too

  1517. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    why is marte this bad?

  1518. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    logic says robertson stays, verA$S goes.

  1519. Jones April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    hey cashman, nice work on the bullpen! cashman is the problem, people. wake up.

  1520. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    My blood boiled before when in a tie game someone on this board said Marte would be pitching. He couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn from 10 feet away. He’s hasn’t been the same pitcher since Girardi let him go to multiple guys last year.

  1521. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Note to Mike: SHUT UP WITH THESE FIRSTS ALREADY!!!!

  1522. Trevor April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Teixeria didn’t hurt his wrist. It was a case of Girardi waving the white flag.

  1523. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    this can get worse. Pavano can beat Burnett on Monday.

  1524. Spiced Ham April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Anyone know where I can try out for the Yankees? Pete, hook me up, I want to try out for the Yankees. I’ll make the team I am better than half the players.

  1525. kenobrien April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!!!!!!!!!

  1526. Jeter in LF April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Patrick

    Brandon it’s not an overreaction to say that Veras is a bad reliever and Marte has been bad since he was traded. Veras has basically been responsible for 2 losses out of 10 games so far.
    __

    Saying he’s a bad reliever misses the point. He’s bad when the score is close, as evidenced by his 0.38 WPA last season. When the game is out of reach, he’s fine.

  1527. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    ‘Brandon it’s not an overreaction to say that Veras is a bad reliever and Marte has been bad since he was traded. Veras has basically been responsible for 2 losses out of 10 games so far.’

    Yes it is overreaction.

    ‘Robertson shows how to do!’

    He did it when they were up by 9, you think the motivation in the AB is the same as if it were a tie game ?

  1528. Where's Dr.A? April 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I have a feeling that this is the beginning of alot of “over reaction” that will carry on thru the seaon.

    9 runs to lowly Tribe.

    Ouch that really hurts.

  1529. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Robertson shows what I have been screaming about for 2 weeks this kid should have broke camp he has good stuff and more importantly he wants it, he cares.

  1530. Zach in Melbourne, AUS (formerly known as Zach in Port Jeff) April 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    They need to find a way to get to at least June (hopefully the Allstar break) before calling up Melancon. He’s mowing everyone down in AAA right now, but its still way too early in the season to think about him.

  1531. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    We had the chance to have the score like this early but we didn’t. It isn’t Martes fault. He still sucks though.

  1532. jennifer April 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Can Veras be sent down? Or does he have service time?

  1533. YanksinCA April 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    What a fantastic idea. Come in from the bullpen and throw strikes!

    Looks like Veras should start packing after the game. Don’t worry, Scranton isn’t that bad. I recommend the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour or check out a SWB Penguins game. If you’re lucky, Sno Mt might still be open.

  1534. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Brandon, Are you defending Farnsworth ???? He was a disaster for just about his entire tentur in the Bronx..And he’s doing the same thing in KC…..If things don’t improove with those two real soon, changes will happen quickly

  1535. m April 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    The sad part is that if we could’ve put up more than 1 run, a rally against Perez wouldn’t be impossible.

  1536. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Big day for the Duncan Brothers for Scranton, today (yes, I know they aren’t brothers). Eric was 3-4, 1B, 2B, and 3B hits, 1 RBI, 1 Run scored (hitting .364) also an error at 1st. Shelley was 2-2 with a homer, 3 walks, 3 RBI. John Rodriguez was 1-5 but a homer.

    Aceves got hammered in 5 innings.

    Melancon got the win with 2 innings, 3 strikeouts, 0 hits, but, 2 walks.

  1537. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Girardi’s a bum.. He gave up.

  1538. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    This may surprise some, but I’m more concerned about the offense than the bullpen. The bullpen can be addressed. Guys can be moved in and out. However, we are stuck with this lineup for the foreseable future. This is exactly what happened when Alex was out last season. No one stepped up and carried the load. They can’t just sit around and wait for him to return. Who knows what condition he will be in anyway. They need to start hitting w/ RISP. Otherwise, 3rd place here we come.

  1539. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    How does consistancy get judged in 10 games ? dude it’s not even a month, what do you think it goes from 0 to 60 at the drop of a switch, no BP arm goes 0.00 ERA ..none they have the ups and downs, this is just a bad bump
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Is Marte on a bad mountain cause he has been sucking since last year..and when does Veras learn that you can’t walk the first batter with a one run lead..when that changes tell me and ill chill on the bullpen

  1540. Frankie Roche April 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I guess spending 1/2 billion on starting pitching has it’s faults. We can’t pay any good relievers. This is why Boston will kick our butts. And the first Grand Slam goes to the opposition. Great opening day in the new park.

  1541. JIm April 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    CaptainsCorner
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    The bullpen was good last year. But Cashman still hasn’t addressed the fact that the bullpen hasn’t had an 8th inning man for a couple of years now. Bruney has been good, but I still don’t trust him totally. He is another one who either has command or doesn’t.

    Just out of curiosity, what 8th inning man that you trust is available right now?

  1542. stf April 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Veras & Marte plus Ramirez, all should be banned from the New Stadium, just for what they’ve done Today!!!

  1543. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    “‘Brandon it’s not an overreaction to say that Veras is a bad reliever and Marte has been bad since he was traded. Veras has basically been responsible for 2 losses out of 10 games so far.’

    Yes it is overreaction.”

    Get off the Veras bandwagon, he sucks and he has single handedly ruined 2 well pitched games (one by Joba and one by CC)

  1544. Jeter in LF April 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    m

    The sad part is that if we could’ve put up more than 1 run, a rally against Perez wouldn’t be impossible.
    ___

    The lineup is weak against LH pitching, at least for now. That’s where Nady will be missed.

  1545. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    ‘Robertson shows what I have been screaming about for 2 weeks this kid should have broke camp he has good stuff and more importantly he wants it, he cares.’

    I don’t even know what you was watching. It’s 10-2 when he was relieving, not 2 – 1…he has talent but still alot to prove.

  1546. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    The problem is and will continue to be Giradi’s stupid matching up of relief pitchers. He goes to 4 relievers in an inning, neither of which has had a chance to get any kind of momentum going, and what does he expect to happen? Girardi needs to let guys get out of their own jams, because it’s a lot harder to come in with runners on and get guys out on your first hitter than to settle in and focus on the hitters after a walk.

  1547. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    The lineup just can’t get timely hitting. Its been like this for years now. Doesn’t matter if its a righty or lefty.

  1548. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    ‘Get off the Veras bandwagon, he sucks and he has single handedly ruined 2 well pitched games (one by Joba and one by CC)’

    And 2 games is the season right. Who cares which SP pitched that game what’s the need in pointing that out ? Again you yes you overreacting.

  1549. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    this bullpen will look drastically different 3 months from now.

  1550. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    OH YEAH BRANDON? WHAT ABOUT MARTE GIVING UP A HOMERUN DOWN 9-1 ALREADY??? ANSWER ME BAFOON

  1551. 86w183 April 16th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I’m in favor of calling up Shelley Duncan and Berroa and sending out Ransom and Veras… agreed?

    This of course assumes no FA signings or trades

  1552. Spiced Ham April 16th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Veras sucks and it’s not just this season. He sucks now, he sucked in the past, and he’ll suck in the future.

  1553. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Brandon im sorry but you have to Admit that veras and Marte are not good relievers they are too inconsistent to be good.

  1554. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    “Can Veras be sent down? Or does he have service time?”

    No he is out of options

  1555. Patrick April 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “Yes it is overreaction.”

    no it’s not and the numbers back me up, you fail

  1556. Billy April 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Michael Dunn won’t be in the Trenton bullpen for long. SW-B is calling and he may see time in NY by mid year.

  1557. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint April 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Get off the Veras bandwagon, he sucks and he has single handedly ruined 2 well pitched games (one by Joba and one by CC)
    ================================

    Wasn’t Coke the one who did the real damage in the Joba game?

  1558. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    The offense is more of a factor than the pen though. When you score 2 runs on 8 hits, 6 BB, and a HBP, you should be EMBARRASSED.

    They had chance after chance to blow the game wide open and they let Cleveland stay in it. What happens when you give another team 3 or 4 more chances than they deserve? Any team in the major leagues would have creamed us if we let them stay in this kind of 1-1 game as long as we did.

  1559. Jeter in LF April 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Carl

    The lineup just can’t get timely hitting. Its been like this for years now. Doesn’t matter if its a righty or lefty.
    ___

    They beat Tampa Bay twice with late inning rallies and cameback against KC. You are mistaken.

  1560. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Well, I see the trolls, idiots and slugs are out in force. Pathetic jerks without a life.

    They’ll be disappearing by the 2nd inning tomorrow. when the board becomes tenable again, I look at the board.

  1561. CENTRAL CT YANKEE April 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Petition to Have A-rod Back by April 24th please! Even at 70% A-rod is better than what is at third.

  1562. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    ‘OH YEAH BRANDON? WHAT ABOUT MARTE GIVING UP A HOMERUN DOWN 9-1 ALREADY??? ANSWER ME BAFOON’

    Did I say he performed well today ? No. Is he more often times than not going to suck ? No. Again another overreaction and now I see rage setting in to you, would you like a hug :lol:

  1563. rodney April 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    The yankees look just pathetic today. 12 Lob, Tex is looking feeble, Girardi is making all the wrong moves with the bullpen. He’s going to be gone before the all star game if he keeps up this video game like managerial style.

  1564. pat April 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    This should be a fun postgame today. :shock:

  1565. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    ‘no it’s not and the numbers back me up, you fail’

    Yes it is, last season shuts you up. Victory.

  1566. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Its just another game fellas, no need for ledge jumping

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

    Nah, let em jump. :lol:

  1567. Spiced Ham April 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    A 0% A-Rod is better than anyone the Yankees have at third :(

  1568. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    pat -

    that’s the worst part of these games. :(

  1569. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    ‘Its just another game fellas, no need for ledge jumping’

    Cap, they’re basically canon balling off it.

  1570. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Did I say he performed well today ? No. Is he more often times than not going to suck ? No. Again another overreaction and now I see rage setting in to you, would you like a hug.
    _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ __ _
    I would trade Marte for a bag of balls if i could. What has he done since becoming a Yankee, Was a good last year? No! is he good now? NO! he brings down the bullpen and were stuck with him for three more years..I can’t see him getting better.

  1571. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    GUYS LIKE BRANDON AND GB/SJ44 WERE SAYING THE SAME THINGS LAST YEAR ALSO! “GUYS ITS APRIL” , “OVERREACTING” , “CALM DOWN ITS ONLY 10 GAMES”

    BEWARE OF THESE GUYS I THINK THEY WEAR RAINBOW COLOR GLASSES.

  1572. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Well, that and all the people ready to give up in April.

  1573. tampayank April 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    well hopefully Joba has his stuff tommorow and the team rebounds, hopefully hitting w/ RISP will improve

  1574. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    CENTRAL CT YANKEE
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    Petition to Have A-rod Back by April 24th please! Even at 70% A-rod is better than what is at third.

    ————————————————————

    Why worry about when Rodriguez comes back? The idiots will just whine and cry when he makes his first out.

  1575. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Really – I’m more upset that it is the home opener/first game at the new stadium – they are going to lose games – it is inevitable…this one was so close and I just hoped this game would one they would win…

  1576. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Watsup w/ Enrique Palazzo there ?

  1577. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Who pitches the 6- 7th inn. if the game is close tomorrow?

  1578. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    If you think the season’s over in April, stop watching games – or at the very least, stop coming here. I mean, why bother? If the season’s already lost and it gives you such grief, do something else. Please.

  1579. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    two out of 10 games were tough to watch…do I se a trend here…they need OF help quick…Gardner as our 3rd OF & Melky the 4th OF won’t cut it

  1580. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    ‘GUYS LIKE BRANDON AND GB/SJ44 WERE SAYING THE SAME THINGS LAST YEAR ALSO! “GUYS ITS APRIL” , “OVERREACTING” , “CALM DOWN ITS ONLY 10 GAMES”

    BEWARE OF THESE GUYS I THINK THEY WEAR RAINBOW COLOR GLASSES.’

    Negative, we never dissed the BP last season and we were right. We dissed the offense, while everyone thought it was alright and we sadly were right about that too.

  1581. Tom in NJ April 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Dude, ya see the button on the left-hand side of the keyboard, the one that has “Caps Lock” on it? Hit it once, then type your post.

  1582. m April 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t get how this is on Girardi.

    He makes the call, and these pitchers need to 1)throw strikes 2)get outs.

    Veras and Marte did neither.

    In the tie game and with the way the offense was sputtering, I would’ve used Coke for more than 1 out.

  1583. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    BTW “AL from BK” at 4:32 is a trolling moron. What does a player being a minority have to do with their capability? When the team I root for has 25 players from 7 different countries I find it hard to think any of us Yankee fans would be intolerant and I am certainly not, Veras just sucks.

  1584. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    ransom sucks
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    GUYS LIKE BRANDON AND GB/SJ44 WERE SAYING THE SAME THINGS LAST YEAR ALSO! “GUYS ITS APRIL” , “OVERREACTING” , “CALM DOWN ITS ONLY 10 GAMES”

    BEWARE OF THESE GUYS I THINK THEY WEAR RAINBOW COLOR GLASSES.

    ————————————————————

    And you were one of those cheering on Ransom over Rodriguez during ST…under a different SN, of course. Another brave coward.

  1585. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    WOW. why is mike kay laughing and joking aronud. Fire this bafoon.

  1586. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Rishi -

    Definitely disappointing. Didn’t follow the script, did it? :(

  1587. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    And I’m not jumping I still think we will win 95 to 100 games ill just put a gun to my head when veras the walking man, and Marte the useless one come in to pitch in a big game. I can see it now Marte is brought in to fave Big Papi and he doubles, but wait there is more Veras come in to face Youk and he doubles.

  1588. Nick F. April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    That Pirates trade is looking like one of the worst in Yankees history. Cash was a goddamn retard resigning Marte.

  1589. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    every game matters even if it’s April,May,July,Sept,these games that are lost can’tgotten back

  1590. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    YEAH RIGHT GB. EVEN IF I TELL YOU MY ADDRESS YOU WOULDNT COME HERE. GIVE ME YOURS AND ILL BE ON YOUR FRONT STEP BY THE MORNING.

  1591. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    we either get hit hard or win by one run!

  1592. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Here are my thoughts on this disaster of a game: Yes, it is a long season and I understand that. However, this is the same exact crap we saw last season time and time again. The team needs to turn things around quickly because June/July will get here before we know it.

  1593. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “In the tie game and with the way the offense was sputtering, I would’ve used Coke for more than 1 out.”

    I would have too. He must have had his reasons for taking him out. Perhaps he will address it in his post game comments.

  1594. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The crowd was dead from first pitch. The Yankees should be ashamed of what they did in turning this into a corporate meeting room rather than a ballpark filled with passionate fans.

  1595. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    how embarressed is Jorge going to be today?

  1596. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    ransom sucks
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    YEAH RIGHT GB. EVEN IF I TELL YOU MY ADDRESS YOU WOULDNT COME HERE. GIVE ME YOURS AND ILL BE ON YOUR FRONT STEP BY THE MORNING.

    ————————————————————

    WOW!!!! Such courage.

  1597. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “WOW. why is mike kay laughing and joking aronud. Fire this bafoon.”

    What should he be doing? Slitting his wrists? It’s a bad loss, not the end of the world.

  1598. Brad April 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Veras should not be used again unless the Yankees are holding at 10 run lead in the 9th inning and Mo was used the day before.
    DFA would be better.

  1599. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    i tell you what – if Tex is off in April and Arod is on in April…we got unlucky with the one out for the month

  1600. pat April 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Doreen

    People were so manic today that I couldn’t tell who was being impersonated and who was really them.

    I figure they are gonna lose about another 60 games this year so way too early to panic.

  1601. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “I would have too. He must have had his reasons for taking him out. Perhaps he will address it in his post game comments.”

    Well.. You just have to tip your cap to the other team… It’s still early, tomorrows a new beginning….

  1602. Al from BK April 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Honestly right now gun to my head prediction, we don’t make the playoffs but its early and A-Rod will help a lot.

  1603. E-gawa April 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    although to be honest I haven’t listened to one post game show yet this year because it was a broken record last year.

  1604. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    If Ransom hadn’t made his error, Ramirez would have been out the inning and Coke could have started the next one. Everything might have been different.

    Interesting. The Yankees have won their home opener for, did he say 11 years straight? Anyway, winning the home opener or losing the home opener has no magic for the rest of the season.

    They need to address Veras and Marte not throwing strikes.

    But if the Yankees score early and often, as they had the opportunity to do, that horrible inning doesn’t happen.

    Woulda, shoulda, coulda – tomorrow’s another day. :)

  1605. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    joe g took out coke cause he has no faith in him as well as veras and marte. should have kept dan geiss, at least he was reliable . this bullpen looks bad. not a good sign. they
    were basically a .500 team last year, hope it’s not the same again.

  1606. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Well Malencon I hope to see you soon young man, and Marte please get injured lol.

  1607. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    ‘That Pirates trade is looking like one of the worst in Yankees history’

    That’s the only thing that I agree with, they didn’t get high value for thier prospect.

    LOL at the internet tough guy act.

  1608. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “Well.. You just have to tip your cap to the other team…”

    That’s not Girardi; that’s Jeter. He’s the cap tipper. :P

  1609. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    just had a bad loss a couple of days ago…trend ?

  1610. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    E-gawa -

    I know the post-games are monotonous, but I’m addicted to them anyway. :lol:

  1611. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    ‘Well Malencon I hope to see you soon young man, and Marte please get injured lol.’

    If your waiting for Melancon we’re talking July buddy. 2nd part I’ll leave alone.

  1612. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    matt
    the cowd was dead from the 1st pitch.

    were you at the game?

  1613. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Ransom,Gardner,Melky are AAA players ar best

  1614. Zach in Melbourne, AUS (formerly known as Zach in Port Jeff) April 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    “That Pirates trade is looking like one of the worst in Yankees history.”

    Exactly what I’ve been saying… The whole Tabata’s wife kidnapping his children ordeal would have totally overshadowed the A-Rod scandal. Definitely would be nice to still have his “youthful excuberance” around the organization.

    Ross Ohlendork will also be sorely missed.

    ps…”How could you trade Jay Buehner!”

  1615. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I realize that Ransom is a career minor league guy, but for some reason, I didn’t expect his defense to be the problem. I thought he’d be hurting us offensively. Now, he’s doing both.

    To think that Cashman said that he’s a better 3B than A-Rod. Cashman should call Alex and apologize.

  1616. vin April 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    “Al from BK
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    Honestly right now gun to my head prediction, we don’t make the playoffs but its early and A-Rod will help a lot.”

    Is this really you Al?

  1617. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Doreen – You can tell it’s me by all the smileys
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    If Ransom hadn’t made his error, Ramirez would have been out the inning and Coke could have started the next one. Everything might have been different.

    Interesting. The Yankees have won their home opener for, did he say 11 years straight? Anyway, winning the home opener or losing the home opener has no magic for the rest of the season.

    They need to address Veras and Marte not throwing strikes.

    But if the Yankees score early and often, as they had the opportunity to do, that horrible inning doesn’t happen.

    Woulda, shoulda, coulda – tomorrow’s another day.

    ————————————————————

    HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY BE USING SMILIES WHEN THE SEASON HAS JUST ENDED?

    Keep up with the smilies, Doreen. This board is in dire need of sanity and objectivity.

  1618. Scared of the Wall April 16th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Posada will be furious if anyone in the clubhouse dares to crack a smile after this game.

  1619. m April 16th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Doreen,

    They escaped that inning. Coke got the last out.

    Veras needs some “doggy” training. When he walks the first batter on four pitches, he’s going to get his chain yanked.

  1620. Rob April 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    If you look at Robertson….his stats were not that bad last year if you take out that Baltimore game when he gave up that grand slam….that game blew up his season ERA…….Also if you think Melancon is going to be up soon, Think again we will not see him until AFTER May 15….so the Yankees can control his arbitration a year longer….Trust me by than if he is dominating AAA Cashman will bring him up on the 16th of May

  1621. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Jorge and Cano showing Yankee Pride

  1622. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    “If your waiting for Melancon we’re talking July buddy. 2nd part I’ll leave alone”

    Well give me anyone besides Marte he has sucked and he is sucking. I still don’t know what he did last year to deserve that 3 year contract?

  1623. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Robbie has been the one bright spot this game. I hope he can keep up this good play.

  1624. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    and cano take the team BA lead :)

  1625. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    TO BRANDON AND GB, IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT ME, COME MEET ME TOMORROW UNDER THE ONEIL BANNER AT 12:10 SHARP. LETS SEE HOW TOUGH YOU GUYS ARE.

    TO ANYONE ELSE WHO THINK THEY CAN TAKE ME, COME MEET ME TOMORROW. FIGHT ME, I DARE YOU.

    LOOK FOR ME: NAME IS JOE FRANCISCO, AGE 25, MATSUI JERSEY, JEANS, 5’11 200 LBS. LETS GO TOUGH GUYS.

  1626. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    m -

    I know they didn’t score that inning. But what I meant was the error was on the potential 3rd out. If they make that out, Coke doesn’t need to come in that inning. Then he could have started the next (horrible) inning. If he starts that inning rather than Veras, perhaps the outcome is different. :)

  1627. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    gb7

    honestly man you dont think veras and marte are a problem?

  1628. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Mark
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Well Malencon I hope to see you soon young man, and Marte please get injured lol.

    ————————————————————

    You’re all class…..ooops too many letters to the word CLASS.

  1629. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Frankly, I thought there’d be nobody left the in the seats behind homeplate. I guess some yuppies can be “real fans.” ;)

  1630. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    If you’re going to quote me, at least spell “crowd” correctly before you try to mock me.

  1631. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    LOL :lol:

  1632. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Doesn’t change the fact Veras can’t throw strikes Doreen..

  1633. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Wow, disgraceful strike call on Matsui there in the 3-1 count.

  1634. vin April 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Hey, Joe Francisco… you sound like a Mets fan with that act.

  1635. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Cano’s three hits have been to all fields….Cano will be in the hunt for the batting crown in 09….

  1636. pat April 16th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    At least they’re making their pen work

  1637. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    really…to many smiles on their faces for a team that has gotten blown out in two out of ten games…don’t give me this early stuff because every game matters

  1638. Dan April 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    For all Pete’s I-Told-You-So tangents about Joba needing to be in the rotation, it’s only fair to point out this team is better with him in the ‘pen. Bruney-Joba-Mo would have worked a little bit better than the stream of trash we showcased today.

  1639. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    “You’re all class…..ooops too many letters to the word CLASS”

    I was joking idiot, I don’t want Marte to get hurt i just don’t like pitchers that suck.

  1640. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Mark -

    Huh?

    I said they need to address Veras and Marte not throwing strikes.

    My point was if Coke starts the 7th instead of Veras, maybe Veras doesn’t come into the game.

  1641. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Hey look Joe Francisco’s favorite Yankee is up

  1642. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    ransom sucks
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    TO BRANDON AND GB, IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT ME, COME MEET ME TOMORROW UNDER THE ONEIL BANNER AT 12:10 SHARP. LETS SEE HOW TOUGH YOU GUYS ARE.

    TO ANYONE ELSE WHO THINK THEY CAN TAKE ME, COME MEET ME TOMORROW. FIGHT ME, I DARE YOU.

    LOOK FOR ME: NAME IS JOE FRANCISCO, AGE 25, MATSUI JERSEY, JEANS, 5’11 200 LBS. LETS GO TOUGH GUYS.

    ————————————————————

    Sorry, but, I don’t fight little kids that aren’t allowed to cross the street without holding mommy’s hand, nor, do I fight people with the IQ of an ice cube.

  1643. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    How about Ransom sits Joe since he has “earned” the bench by hitting .100?

  1644. Zach in Melbourne, AUS (formerly known as Zach in Port Jeff) April 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    “LOOK FOR ME: NAME IS JOE FRANCISCO, AGE 25, MATSUI JERSEY, JEANS, 5’11 200 LBS. LETS GO TOUGH GUYS.”

    He also likes “long walks on the beach”….

  1645. Tex's New Best Friend April 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    randon has left a small army on the bases today. come through!!!

  1646. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Ransom looks like a pitcher batting out there…

  1647. pat April 16th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Kobayashi? The hot dog eating champ pitches for the Indians. :smile:

  1648. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    GreenBeret7
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    ransom sucks
    April 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    TO BRANDON AND GB, IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT ME, COME MEET ME TOMORROW UNDER THE ONEIL BANNER AT 12:10 SHARP. LETS SEE HOW TOUGH YOU GUYS ARE.
    TO ANYONE ELSE WHO THINK THEY CAN TAKE ME, COME MEET ME TOMORROW. FIGHT ME, I DARE YOU.
    LOOK FOR ME: NAME IS JOE FRANCISCO, AGE 25, MATSUI JERSEY, JEANS, 5’11 200 LBS. LETS GO TOUGH GUYS.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Sorry, but, I don’t fight little kids that aren’t allowed to cross the street without holding mommy’s hand, nor, do I fight people with the IQ of an ice cube.

    ===========================
    Ooh! a FIGHT! Sounds like FUN! I’m SO THERE!

  1649. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Ransom is as bad as it gets….

  1650. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    THAT was horrible. He should have just struck out. Sigh.

  1651. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    He better not be in the lineup tomorrow….

  1652. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JOE, DO NOT START RANSOM.

    A guy who hits .100 over 30 at bats has EARNED the bench. Who cares if he won the job in spring training if he is TERRIBLE when it counts?

  1653. Spiced Ham April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Ransom is the worst player in the history of competition.

  1654. Joe Monte April 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Wow, when did people start acting like they are in bars and try to start fights (Ransom sucks)?

  1655. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    In case I get banned, I should clarify that I was joking :)

  1656. Jeter's Future Wife April 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    well that sucked

  1657. m April 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Poor Ransom.

    3 things we know:

    1. Pena starts @ 3B tomorrow.
    2. Marte & Veras won’t be available tomorrow.
    3. That sucked.

    We win tomorrow.

  1658. pat April 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “He also likes “long walks on the beach”….”

    LOL :smile:

  1659. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Ransom single handedly destroyed half of our rallies today by chasing pitches off the plate with runners on base. I don’t care if he had one clutch double yesterday, the fact of the matter is that this player has single handedly killed our offense, and you cannot keep running him out there when he is a REPLACEMENT PLAYER and you desperately need someone to step up.

  1660. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    matt

    wasn’t mocking you, just curious if you were at the stadium? sorry for the misspelling.

  1661. CYF April 16th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Ransom is unacceptable. Something must be done.

  1662. Steve O April 16th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Anyone else think Ransom should just keep running after the game ending doudle play?

  1663. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Who needs A-Rod when you have Cody The Great. Good luck Joba im counting on you, and Veras and Marte yeah….

  1664. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    ‘He also likes “long walks on the beach”….’

    He sounds like a scorpio too :)

  1665. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    God….ugly game, today. Go get ‘em, tomorrow.

    My sympathies to the real regs today for having the board ruined by idiots.

  1666. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    “Kobayashi? The hot dog eating champ pitches for the Indians.”

    I’d put CC up against him.

  1667. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    9 hits, 8 bb, 1 hbp

    TWO runs

    That is beyond awful.

    Don’t even dare blame the bullpen for this. A team that can’t blow open this kind of game has nobody to blame but themselves. Cleveland had only 2 more base runners, and 8 more runs. Whose fault is that?

  1668. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I HOPE RANSOM GETS INJURED SOMEHOW

  1669. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    they could have went out and got themselves a utility player that can play 3rd,this guy isn’t even a decent utility player…that CF position is just as bad..way to many auto outs on this team

  1670. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    *2 HBP

  1671. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Bad game, but we still have 3 left with CLE. Shake this one off and come out swinging tomorrow!

  1672. meg April 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    can anyone tell me if trisha still posts here? thanks.

  1673. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    gb7

    asked you an honest question. why are you ignoring me?

  1674. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “I HOPE RANSOM GETS INJURED SOMEHOW”

    Uh oh… I smell a Jack Ruby among us.

  1675. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Guys, Marte does not stink. Girardi uses him in the worst scenarios (worse than Mo)–so that in effect he becomes the scape goat. Reactionary–that is what you Marte haters are.

  1676. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    it’s been fun – at least it’s a day game tomorrow…I’ll be back later :)

  1677. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    how is there nobody that is better than ransom out there. impossible!

  1678. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    “Bad game, but we still have 3 left with CLE. Shake this one off and come out swinging tomorrow!”

    I do like the way the team has rebounded so far this season… which is easier to do when AJ or Joba is starting instead of Rasner or Ponson.

  1679. pat April 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    He’s a career minor leaguer, people. What were you expecting?

    He’s a book mark.

    They were hoping he could hold it together defensively and were willing to write off his offense.

    I feel bad for Cody because he knows he’s overmatched and you can see the frustration level rising daily.

  1680. Spiced Ham April 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Be serious here, even though it sounds like an ass to say it, Ransom getting hurt wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world >_>

  1681. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Joltin’ Joe
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    gb7

    asked you an honest question. why are you ignoring me?

    ————————————————————

    What question? I generally skip over the names I don’t know or care to read?

  1682. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    If this happens vs. Pavano then we will know the curse is in effect, and then we should all make arrangements to meet and manually move the team back to the REAL YS.

  1683. Scared of the Wall April 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I knew it was only a matter of time before the “Joba to the pen” brigade shows up. Wang can barely throw a strike and people have the audacity to suggest that Joba be removed from the starting rotation to be a reliever? Laughable. How would he have helped today anyway, Joba was primarily used as a set-up guy and rarely pitched in relief unless the Yankees had a lead. I don’t think Girardi would have used him in the 7th inning in a tie game.

  1684. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    the highest team in pro sports & all this team can come up with is Ransom,Melky & Gardner starting

  1685. ANSKY April 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Ransom sucks – is that officially a threat? Now, I’m not trying to instigate or infuriate (or flatulate for that matter) but if’s I wuz you I’d wonder if there are any legal ramifications to what you’re subtly proposing or implying there.

  1686. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    MARTE DOESNT STINK! TRUST ME! HE WAS TRYING TO BE TOO FINE.

    Veras started the inning off on the wrong foot. WALK, DOUBLE, DOUBLE. SEND HIM DOWN.

  1687. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Meg
    I was just gonna ask if she was at the game.
    she still posts.

    someone should send her Joe Francisco’s description.
    I’ll take Trisha in the first round by KO

  1688. Dee April 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    i wouldnt be as upset if it wasnt the first game of the new stadium. i guess we’ll just have to look back at the exhibition games as the first games haha.

  1689. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Loligagger
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    “I HOPE RANSOM GETS INJURED SOMEHOW”

    How is this clown still being allowed to post?

    ————————————————————

    Because it’s worth 2 cents a post in advertising income.

  1690. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Good things from Today:
    Cano is the Man
    Matsui looks so much better at the Plate
    CC battled

    Bad Things:
    Offense couldn’t buy a hit with runners on
    Cody The Great not looking so hot
    Tex still slumping
    Veras can’t throw strikes
    Oh MARTE SUCKS!!!

    But there is tomorrow and i still say we take 3 out of 4 :)

  1691. m April 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    It’s not the offense’s fault that the bullpen gave up 9 runs in the top of the 7th in a 1-1 game.

    Marte was acquired and extended because he is, well was, more than a LOOGY.

    I’m willing to chalk it up to a good hitting lineup and move on, but those guys have to throw strikes. And stop hitting batters. And stop walking in runs.

  1692. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Without A-Rod in the lineup and without Teixeira hitting, this team has absolutely NO ABILITY to score runs in bunches. That is why they lose games like this. You have to score at least 4 or 5 runs with the opportunities they are handed, but all they can put on the board time after time is ONE run at a time.

    If you can’t have a 3 or 4 run inning, you won’t be able to blow games open, and the other team will do what Cleveland did today- have a big inning. It’s what happened in KC the last game and Baltimore in both losses. You have to put up insurance runs to put the other teams away, or they will do the job in your place.

  1693. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    How sad. But it’ll be the first of many at this new ballpark. The Babe did not make the move across the street and why should he? When all it does is symbolize all the materialism that pervades the game today. Or why should the ghost of Mantle help us out when he had to go to work in the mines in the offseason to support his family despite being the best baseball player on the planet? Meanwhile these prima donnas today who make 20 million a year aren’t qualified to shine his shoes.

    Sorry, but this place is just wrong. If the Yankees don’t move back across the street, which they won’t, get ready for a whole lot of Shea Stadium style unpleasant memories. And it doesn’t matter how good of a team we put on the field, Babe Ruth is bigger and better and today’s game made it painfully obvious that he is not amused by the Yankees antics. Unless he changes his mind, things will not go well for us at the new park. Carl Pavano tosses a no hitter Monday, you heard it here first. sigh

  1694. eLneneM360 April 16th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    is There anyway we could get Berroa up here with out losing anyone from the 40 man roster? also i think posada needs to start getting on peoples faces in the clubhouse this is getting ridiculous. 2 games lost already by veras and counting.

  1695. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    VERAS SENT DOWN AND BERROA SENT UP. YOU HEARD HERE FIRST.
    -RANSOM SUCKS EXCLUSIVE

  1696. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    ransom is seriously garbage – cant we get someone better than him? I mean he went 0 for5 with two strikeouts and ended the potential rally with a double play to finish his horrendous start with the yanks. He is not somebody whos glove makes up for his bat because he doesnt ever hit when we need one. He doesnt ever hit period.

  1697. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “I do like the way the team has rebounded so far this season… which is easier to do when AJ or Joba is starting instead of Rasner or Ponson.”

    Exactly. Yes, it would be nice to sweep every series we play in. In the end, we just need to win series to stay above the curve.

  1698. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    GB7, Being today has been a day of reflections, do you remember a Marshall Bridges..Relief pitcher in the early 60′s…..IAs much as I resisted the thought of leaving the old stadium, they did a great job in the recreation of the original stadium….Not brazy about the advertisments that adore the auxulary scores boards…..Kind of cheezy, they should have left them without …..Veras is on borrowed time….I see someone once again left the gates open as the lunies have escaped and ended up here….

  1699. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    cash shuld have looked and got someone to play third for a month and a half. Anyone is better than ransom

  1700. DT April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Well I missed a fun game blog.

    From the jist of it – the Yanks got clobbered, the idiots overtook the game blog as usual and GB is fighting some all cap bozo at the stadium tomorrow who has the IQ of an ice cube.

    Did I miss anything else?

  1701. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    This is why i dont like all this we need more homegrown talent talk with some strong defense talk. What we need is talent – doesnt matter if its homegrown or acquired as long as it works and ransom DOES NOT WORK.

  1702. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    all kidding aside ransom should be released.give angel b and pena shot.ransom has never produced at the mlb level..it’s not personel. he is not even an acceptable sub.

  1703. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Joba is probably not going to pitch deep into the game tomorrow. 6 innings if they are lucky but probably 5. So they are going to have the same issues tomorrow of who pitches until you get to the 8th inning?

  1704. kb April 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Your unnecessary commentary about Kelly Clarkson was uncalled for. Please leave the chauvenistic commentary to the side in the future.

  1705. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    And also, losing Nady shows a lot in games like today where Matsui is dominated by a lefty. However, where it hurts even more is that is gives us no backup plan if Gardner and Melky continue to crap out.

    We could have moved Damon to center, swisher to left, and nady in right if those guys struggled. However, we are now stuck with Gardner in center unless they decide to bring up Austin Jackson.

    Anyone who thought they should not have traded Melky for Cameron this offseason is crazy. That trade would have been a steal, and solidified our lineup and defensively center field for the season.

    How we can continue to field Melky, Gardner, and Ransom in a major league lineup is beyond me. There has to be someone better out there… oh wait, he was. Dallas Mcpherson, and we didn’t even TRY to sign him.

  1706. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    And when has marte been good in pinstripes to warrant the contract he has right now? Marte has a lot to prove – i know he is good but he has yet to show it in ny.

  1707. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    VERAS SENT DOWN AND BERROA SENT UP. YOU HEARD HERE FIRST.
    -RANSOM SUCKS EXCLUSIVE

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

    Enough with the friggin caps lock key being on

  1708. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    It’s not the offense’s fault or the pitching’s fault, it’s the House that Greed Built’s fault. Or if we’re looking to put the blame on an actual person, it’s Randy Levine’s fault.

  1709. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “If this happens vs. Pavano then we will know the curse is in effect, and then we should all make arrangements to meet and manually move the team back to the REAL YS.”

    Instead of coming here, how about you go this website instead… I think it would be more appealing to you:

    http://sonsofsamhorn.net/

  1710. leblanc April 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Oh shut up BBB, Christ, save it for retirement home.

  1711. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “Carl Pavano tosses a no hitter Monday, you heard it here first. sigh”

    Okay, BBB – it’s time for you to put the crack pipe down. Have you seen his first two starts? He sucks as bad for CLE as he did for us. No way he’s tossing a no hitter.

  1712. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    BBB please shut up..we don’t need to hear your nonsense bantering…

  1713. Scared of the Wall April 16th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    The whole situation with Ransom is just laughable. I think he has a batting average under .100 after today’s game. Pena should be the starting 3rd baseman until A-Rod returns.

  1714. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    DT April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Well I missed a fun game blog.

    From the jist of it – the Yanks got clobbered, the idiots overtook the game blog as usual and GB is fighting some all cap bozo at the stadium tomorrow who has the IQ of an ice cube.

    Did I miss anything else?

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

    The stadium is cursed
    We won’t make the playoffs
    There is no hope for the bullpen
    I’m sure someone mentioned to put Jobber back in the pen.
    Girardi needs to be fired

    Though I don’t think anyone blamed Alex for this loss, so that’s a positive!

    I think that’s about it. :)

  1715. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    PAT M
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    GB7, Being today has been a day of reflections, do you remember a Marshall Bridges..Relief pitcher in the early 60’s…..IAs much as I resisted the thought of leaving the old stadium, they did a great job in the recreation of the original stadium….Not brazy about the advertisments that adore the auxulary scores boards…..Kind of cheezy, they should have left them without …..Veras is on borrowed time….I see someone once again left the gates open as the lunies have escaped and ended up here….

    ————————————————————

    “The Sheriff”? Sure do. Came over from Cinncy after the ’61 series and in ’62 saved a bunch of games when Luis Arroyo got hurt, had a lot of good games during the stretch run and was gone by the end of ’63.

    Washington, I think.

  1716. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Im sure i am going to get some complaints about this but I BLAME cashman for ransom – what reason did cash have to expect ransom to be an acceptable sub for a month and a half. I mean we are not talking about a few days here and cash didnt even know exactly when arod would be back yet, i did not hear of a single attempt to try to fill the void from outside the organization. Once again, it was brian just expecting homegrown talent to fill a hole they have never in their careers proven that they could handle. That was the same reason we fell off the face of the earth last year by starting our rotation relying on pavano and hughes to be starters the entire season. Cash did soo well this off season and completely blew it with ransom filling in.

  1717. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I thought is was Posada’s fault?

    What gives?

  1718. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    WE HAVE TOO MANY WEAK HITTERS! THESE GUYS EVER CONSIDER LIFTING WEIGHTS ONCE IN AWHILE? GARDNER, PENA, DAMON, RANSOM, MOLINA, MELKY,.. CMON! I MISS ABREU AND GIAMBI ALREADY =(

    ONCE CASHMAN TRADED FOR NADY, IT ENDED ANY CHANCE OF ABREU COMING BACK. IM SO SAD THAT WE DONT HAVE HIM. MISS YOU ABREUUUU!!!

  1719. pat April 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Matt
    Melky has a .300 avg with limited ABs and that’s higher than anyone not named Cano or Swisher. He’s played good defense too so what else would you like him to do?

  1720. Zach in Melbourne, AUS (formerly known as Zach in Port Jeff) April 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “I HOPE RANSOM GETS INJURED SOMEHOW”

    All these negative thoughts can easily be attributed to pent up sexual energy. Have you tried eharmony.com??? If worst comes to worst, you could give adultfriendfinder a whirl… oh, and there is always the ever dangerous Craigs List.

    See Mom, I told you that Pysch 101 course would eventually pay dividends.

  1721. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    lolligagger, don’t underestimate the Babe. He has something to do with all things Yankees.

    seriously…those of you who don’t believe in ghosts or superstition can just go head and skip this post, but for those who do, can you really sit there and tell me that you think the Yankee Stadium ghosts are happy about the new park? I mean, you can barely even see the retired numbers! The whole thing is barely about baseball at all. Are Ruth and Mantle supposed to be looking down and thinking ‘this is great’? No, theyre thinking, who the heck is Mohegan Sun and what kind of numbers did he put up to get his very own monument in center field!

  1722. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “It’s not the offense’s fault or the pitching’s fault, it’s the House that Greed Built’s fault. Or if we’re looking to put the blame on an actual person, it’s Randy Levine’s fault.”

    This can’t be the same dude who was here yesterday pining for Frank Catalanatto. If it is, then I guess I had higher hopes for you as a poster.

  1723. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    ‘Enough with the friggin caps lock key being on’

    S.A. be careful or else he’ll ask you to meet him underneath the Oneil banner at 12:10 sharp :lol:

  1724. CaptainsCorner April 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Let me guess Girardi’s postgame will include Ransom and Marte are my guys. Like always…

  1725. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    the only thing we lost with nady is depth – the guy was not going to be that good this year. Losing swisher would be far more devastating than losing nady. I could have told you that months ago.

    BBB,

    The house that greed built? I hope thats a joke. Jeez. Can you be any more negative? Just calm down.

  1726. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Since your all blaming someone, can i try? Lets see….. I blame God, for not making the Yankees with runners on, for not letting Veras throw srikes and for making Marte suck. Oh wait Marte does suck lol..

  1727. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    RANSOM SWINGS LIKE A GIRL!! GROW A PAIR, BUDDY.

    THE GIRLY SWING WORK FOR DAMON, JETE, AND GARDNER, THOUGH. LOL!

  1728. leblanc April 16th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Forget Abreu and Giambi man, we had them and didn’t win jack. Heck is wrong with half of you today?

  1729. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 16th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    LOL Brandon :lol:

  1730. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    The day dallas McPherson does better than a .920 fielding percentage and strikes out less than once every 2.5 at bats, you can call him a third baseman. The Angels have been crying for one for years and gave him away.

  1731. DT April 16th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    “Though I don’t think anyone blamed Alex for this loss, so that’s a positive!
    I think that’s about it.”

    lol…. yes Alex is off the hook for this one. Thanks for the recap SA.

    I’ve got my money on the green fatigues man tomorrow – his opponent can’t even find the caps lock key on his keyboard.

  1732. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    BBB I’ am not convince that you are on some serious illegal drugs..

  1733. leblanc April 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    BBB shut up about the ghosts man, tell this bull to Don Mattingly, where was Babe Ruth during his career?

  1734. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    ransom sucks,

    Did you really just put damon in with those scrubs … Come on man!

    How many people in here can hit better than ransom is right now? I bet at least three. Ransom is a triple A pitcher. YOU HEAR ME CASH – A TRIPLE A PITCHER!!!!!

  1735. tampa yankee from long island April 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Scared of the Wall

    it’s bordeline insane.all they need to do in a tough spot is pitch around matsui to pitch to ransom for the automatic out.and gardner still kills me with the fly balls he’s not damon who has pop.

  1736. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    BBB-find the voodoo priest, I’ll get the goat. We will nip this curse in the bud tomorrow.

  1737. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Srsly no one wants to meet him underneath the Oneil banner especially at 12:10 sharp. He’s 200 lbs and 5’10

  1738. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    YOU GUYS ARE MAKING FUN OF ME?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!! BUT WILL ANY OF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO FIGHT ME TOMORROW? DOUBT IT.

  1739. Rick April 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Is Tex hurt? I hope not,it seems like something is wrong though.

  1740. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I miss the old days: SJ44, CB, GB7, Doreen, Trish, randy, raymagnetic, Kasey, and more sane posters than crazies. The game was a stinker and it’s a pity that it had to happen on the day they opened up the new house, but what’s done is done and there are still 152 left to play. Here’s to another reaction like the one they had in Tampa. Bullpen follies: in the words of our blogmaster extraordinaire, “Mark Melancon. Mark Melancon. Mark Melancon.” Pete, excellent job as always – you’re the hardest working man not named James Brown. Come rain or come shine, this blog rocks the house and is must reading for Yankees fans. Pete, you just keep raising the bar and clearing it. Go Joba and GO YANKS!!!

  1741. Bronx Jeers April 16th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    His name is Joey Francisco

    And he’s got half a brain

    He is not into healthfood

    HE IS INTO CHAMPAGNE!

    He wants to meet GB at tomorrow noon……

    Sorry?

  1742. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    cant wait for arod – please alex get well soon.

  1743. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    For the record
    i don’t blame Posada at all.

    I blame the law of averages

  1744. DT April 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I don’t think the new Stadium is cursed – BUT – they did win twice against the Cubbies with 1923 priced seats.

    Maybe they should go back to that pricing scheme. ;-)

  1745. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    is girardi gonna cry?

  1746. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Joe said this is a day he will remember..HA! Ill spend the rest of the night forgetting it

  1747. BBB April 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    sorry guys, I hate corporate monuments to consumerism, I love punk rock and I love baseball history. And I’m definitely not the first one to call it the house that Greed built, and I loathe the corporateness of it all. If that offends or upsets anyone then dont read my posts, I guess.

  1748. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I’M BRINGING MY LITTLE BROTHER TO THE GAME TOMORROW AND I HOPE YOU HOOLIGANS WON’T BE MESSING WITH HIM, HES ONLY 12. I’M GAME THOUGH.

  1749. dave April 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    ransom may very well be the worst hitter in the entire MLB

  1750. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Bronx Jeers, it’s Joe Francisco’s capslock world, we just live in it :lol:

  1751. S.A.--It's a marathon, not a sprint. Calm down. April 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    YOU GUYS ARE MAKING FUN OF ME?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!! BUT WILL ANY OF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO FIGHT ME TOMORROW? DOUBT IT.

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

    Do you need a hug?

  1752. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    THERES MANY PITCHERS WHO HAVE HIGHER BATTING AVERAGE THAN RANSOM RIGHT NOW. ANOTHER FAILED EXPERIMENT BY CASHMAN. GET A CLUE!!!!!!

  1753. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    So what do you think we should do with Veras and Marte?

  1754. Zach in Melbourne, AUS (formerly known as Zach in Port Jeff) April 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    “His name is Joey Francisco”

    Thats where you’re wrong buddy. Francisco is just his middle name.

    Buttafuoco is his last name…

    and let me tell you something…HE’S MAAAAD!

    Apparently he’s having really bad nightmares about Mary Jo and Amy Fisher.

    Ohhhhh the paaaain!

  1755. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    how can some reporter ask about jorges hr? another tourist like the nouveau fans.

  1756. DT April 16th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    hey ransom sucks –

    Here is a quarter, now be a good little boy, take your all CAPS and run along. I suggest you go and play in the street. It’s rush hour.

  1757. John April 16th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Just got home from the game, definitely a sad start as the bullpen imploded.

    Sat in LF bleachers, they were fairly quiet except for Boomer sitting three rows in front of me. He was pounding some beers, was good enough to pose and sign autos for anyone and everyone although the steady stream of people was annoying after a while.

    Place was dead quiet. Although little to cheer about. From the bleachers you can’t see much with the scoreboards. The views of the field and bleachers cafe are really nice, worth the cheap ticket price out there. The obstructed view bleachers are a disaster and were pretty much empty, people stood around the cafe where they have tables and watch the game from up there.

    Peter’s mentioned a few limitations of the new stadium. The scoreboards are definitely something that is easily fixable. The pitch count is found only a few places even with the massive lcd banner that wraps the whole stadium. Pitch count and MPH can only be seen above the big LCD screen in CF which means anyone in the OF pretty much can’t see it. The sound system is weak out there, it may project to the rest of the stadium, but the stadium definitely doesn’t hold sound well.

    Other than Boomer making the trip out there the loudest part was the chants for Swisher to pitch.

    Also a big drawback, I didn’t realize until today that all the bars in the place are pretty much exclusive. So you can’t even get in to see them. I don’t even think you can pay a cover or buy tickets for single games. Another big mistep if you ask me. I keep seeing the bar in LF with the Gehrig black and white photo in front of the bat. How can you do as much coverage as they have in some of these areas and dny people access even if they want to pay????

  1758. Matt April 16th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    A-Rod not only is a tremendous upgrade over Ransom at the plate, but also in the field. So many balls that Ransom is not making plays on would be easy outs for A-Rod. You guys greatly underestimate how much we miss him.

    A-Rod, even if he hit .250 with 20 HR the rest of the year and provided his normal defense, would be a huge upgrade over Ransom. Even if A-Rod hit .220 with RISP, just his presence in the lineup would be an upgrade over Ransom, and his defense would save a LOT of runs over Ransom.

  1759. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Molina behind the plate please. Posada at DH. Pete tell Posada to ask Molina how he calls ball games.

  1760. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    bbb

    let your freak flag fly man.

  1761. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    DT, don’t be under that Oneil banner I’m telling ya :lol:

  1762. Mark April 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I really don’t care about first, we didn’t get the most important first which the win and we didn’t get that :(

  1763. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    THIS LINEUP WILL BE A LOT BETTER. COMING SOON TO STADIUM NEAR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JETER SS
    DAMON LF
    TEX 1B
    AROD 3B
    SWISHER RF
    CANO 2B
    POSADA C
    MATSUI DH
    JACKSON CF

  1764. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Jackson won’t be here until September, that is unless your meeting Mark Newman underneath the Oneil banner.

  1765. PAT M April 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    After being here for todays game and if this is just a sample of what we’re in for this season, Pete might consider changing it from LoHud to the Bronx Zoo…Crazy stuff today..Ban all booze after the 7th inning

  1766. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    another inane question about throwing the 1st pitch…i tell you this new corporate culture will drive the real fans away. less fans will show at this park. only 48 thousand today. oh well , it was good while it lasted.

  1767. BetsyI April 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Just got back from the game – a few observations:

    *The Stadium is GORGEOUS. I wasn’t a fan of how the field looked on tv – I thought the stands were too recessed. However, in person, they are fine and the field is spectacular. I had fantastic seats – right behind home plate and the 2nd from the top level down. I didn’t miss a pitch – didn’t miss anything, actually. The view was stupendous – and I was thisclose to the pennants blowing in the breeze.

    *John Fogarty playing Centerfield was cool
    *Pavano got booed LOUDLY – he’s going to be in for a treat on Sunday

    *AJ got a huge ovation from the crowd – they obviously appreciate what he’s given the team. His fist pump as he jogged onto the field was very cool!

    *Sabathia had nothing – no control, no anything. He was very lucky to get away with giving up just 1 run because there was a fly out/throw em out DP at 2nd and then Cody made a very good play at 3rd, gunning the runner at home.

    * I’m not sure what to think about Tex. He looked absolutely dreadful at the plate and dropped a throw in the dirt from Ransom that he makes 99.9% of the time. I don’t know if his wrist is still bothering him – I think so, because he was swinging really well before he got hurt. I’m starting to get slightly concerned – not about his performance, about his health.

    *Bullpen was atrocious. Coke was fine (though I screamed in frustration at the time because he had just come off two terrible outings) and Edwar was as well. Those ground balls he gave up were really nothings – just bad luck (and a not so great play from Tex). I’m very concerned about Veras, who couldn’t hit the side of a barn, and Marte. The guy I sat next to wanted Bruney to come in in the 7th, but that’s ridiculous. Nevermind that he’d pitched 2 days in a row, but we can not become a two person pen…….This pen is not that good right now and I don’t have confidence at this point in Veras or Marte.

  1768. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    YOU’RE WRONG BRANDON. I TALKED TO A YANKEES SCOUT AND TOLD ME HE WILL BE SENT UP SOON. DON’T ASK ME WHO BECAUSE HE TOLD ME NOT TELL HIS IDENTITY.

  1769. lil' m April 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Forgot to include our (sox fan) members ray, Brian, Dennis and (sox fan) newcomers, Laura, Rebecca, jennifer, Brandon, all part of what makes this blog such good reading.

  1770. joeman April 16th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    they needed to get someone better than Ransom when AROD went down & they didn’t,they needed to get someone better than Gardner & Melky to play CF & they didn’t, now they are paying for it….when Molina,Melky,Gardner & Ransom all in the lineup together they aren’t going to win many games

  1771. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    DONT WORRY JOEMAN BECAUSE AUSTIN JACKSON WILL BE UP BY JUNE.

  1772. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “sorry guys, I hate corporate monuments to consumerism,”

    Go outside, take a look around and understand that EVERYTHING is built for consumerism. Then come back inside, and realize how naive you make yourself out to be here.

  1773. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    Jackson won’t be here until September, that is unless your meeting Mark Newman underneath the Oneil banner.

    ————————————————————

    Brandon, that idiot couldn’t beat up Nancy Newman.

  1774. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    So now your an insider as well Joe Francisco ? Funny because no one here expects him up until Sept., I guess you met that scout under the Scranton banner.

  1775. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I’m actually glad I’m watching the post-game. It was a horrible loss. I wish they won. But, just like they’re saying – tomorrow they can go on with the season – that’s how I was feeling this morning. This game was a ceremony. Not a normal day. That’s not an excuse for the loss, no way, but it is not a normal day.

    Tomorrow the season really starts, in my mind anyway.

    And all the ceremony WAS terrific, as only the Yankees can do it.

    I suspect Veras is on a very short leash now.

  1776. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    cant wait till they ask posada about his major hr. he will be pissed. someone should show some emotion. really how long will this love affair with swisher last. he’s an everyday player now, the pressure is on. this is NY Nick, watch out!

  1777. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    at least we can get some great souvenirs from the new stadium

  1778. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    ‘Brandon, that idiot couldn’t beat up Nancy Newman’

    IDK GB I mean he does write in caps.

  1779. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Joe Francisco / Nick IN San Francisco

    Salmon Rushdie / Sal Bass

    HMMMMM?

  1780. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Jorge is such an honest guy. You have to feel for him.

  1781. Laura - Plug it in, change the world! April 16th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    “Forgot to include our (sox fan) members ray, Brian, Dennis and (sox fan) newcomers, Laura, Rebecca, jennifer, Brandon, all part of what makes this blog such good reading.”

    :)

  1782. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Good observations, Betsy.

    The misplay by Tex was definitely an error on Ransom (as it was scored). The throw was kind of an in-between hopper. Tough play to make, but you’re right, he does often make that play.

    I think Veras will be fine. He may need to straighten himself out in SWB where the games don’t matter. You’re right about not wanting a two-person pen… the reason the pen was so good last year was because Girardi got everyone involved, and maintained his faith – even Krazy Kyle.

    Glad to hear the fans appreciate what AJ has been thus far. Great signing by Cash.

  1783. Jerry W. (El Paso, TX) April 16th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I hate my life. I wish someone would just put a bullet through my head right now.

  1784. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    ‘Brandon, that idiot couldn’t beat up Nancy Newman’

    IDK GB I mean he does write in caps.

    ————————————————————

    Well, maybe, as long as he brings his big 14 year old sister for protection.

  1785. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    AUSTIN JACKSON WILL BE UP BY JUNE! BET ON IT!

  1786. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    “Salmon Rushdie / Sal Bass

    HMMMMM?”

    hahaha I always love Seinfeld references.

  1787. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    remeber one thing all you yankee know it alls, we are not winning a damn thing without a bullpen. IF WE DONT FIX IT FORGET IT.

  1788. Carl April 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Call up Melancon and Jackson. Cant be any worse than Veras/Gardner.

  1789. ty April 16th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Veras would be ok??
    LOL
    guys you can trust: Bruney, MO, and ??
    Need 2 more
    Melancon could be one.

  1790. vin April 16th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the stadium experience recap, John. I would think all those Boomer visitors would get annoying pretty quickly.

  1791. Kevin April 16th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Jerry W. (El Paso, TX)
    April 16th, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    I hate my life. I wish someone would just put a bullet through my head right now
    ————————————————

    I will if you do the same to me.

  1792. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Vin: Nick in SF is not around
    someone needed to take up the slack.

  1793. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    They don’t have any reason to nor will they rush Melancon or Austin Jackson.

  1794. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    what did Jorge say?

  1795. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    IF JACKSON IS HITTING .350 BY JUNE, HE WILL BE SENT UP. BET ON IT!!!!

    GARDNER’S SPEED IS NEGATED BY HIS WEAKNESS TO GET ON BASE. .290 OBP? YIKES!!!!

  1796. Joltin' Joe April 16th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    maybe yankee brass will wake up and start with joba back where he belongs.

  1797. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    CASHMAN IS BETTING ALL HIS MARBLES THAT MELANCON WILL BE THE FUTURE CLOSER! IF MELANCON FAILS, JOBA WILL BE BACK TO THE BULLPEN AS CLOSER. BET ON IT!!!!!

  1798. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    They’re not rushing Jackson until he atleast reaches 250 or 300 ABs, that won’t happen until atleast August or September.

    JJ he belongs in the rotation.

  1799. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    BBB -

    I understand your point of view, I do. What I always dislike is when people are painted with a broad brush. Just because someone can afford certain seats in the stadium does not automatically disqualify them from being a “real” fan. There are many people who work very hard for their income who choose to use it to see the Yankees play baseball. Not everyone is an investment banker, you know? And many of the corporate owners of seats give those seats to their employees.

    I have a feeling that the prices may see some kind of adjustment over time.

    But don’t condemn everyone who doesn’t sit in the bleachers.

  1800. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    THIS IN 2-3 YEARS WHEN RIVERA IS TOO OLD TO PITCH!

  1801. Somali Pirate (Red Sox Fan) April 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Things just looking a lot, lot brighter after the last 26 in red sox nation.

  1802. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Why are we who believe in Yankee ghosts being called trolls?

  1803. Somali Pirate (Red Sox Fan) April 16th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Things just looking a lot, lot brighter after the last 26 hours in red sox nation.

  1804. Somali Pirate (Red Sox Fan) April 16th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Things just looking a lot, lot brighter after the last 26 hours in red sox nation.

  1805. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    BRANDON- IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. THE YANKEES CAN’TTT MISS THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY NOT THIS YEAR CAUSE OF THE NEW STADIUM! CASHMAN’S JOB IS ON THE LINE AND IF IT MEANS RUSHING AJAX SO BE IT!

    DON’T FOOL YOURSELF TO THINK CASHMAN’S JOB IS SECURE. IF THE YANKEES MISS THE PLAY OFFS AGAIN THIS YEAR, WITH THE BLOATED PAYROLL (AGAIN), CASH IS GONE! BET ON IT!!!!!!!

    REAL YANKEES FANS UNITE AND SUPPORT ME!!!! TOMORROW 12:10 PM UNDER ONEIL BANNER. REAL FANS VS FAKE FANS FIST FIGHT, DONT BRING ANY WEAPONS AND DON’T HURT KIDS/WOMEN, ONLY REAL MEN FIGHTING WITH FISTS. LETS GO!!!

  1806. Yankee Trader April 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Turned off the game after the bullpen meltdown. Was Robertson lights out, as appeared in the boxscore?

    Braves bullpen in disarray. Any possibility of prying Martin Prado loose for some of our bullpen arms?

    Bullpen was a mess today, but so far, we are not getting hits in key situations, and not playing aggressive on the basepaths-pretty much a replay of last year, although only 10 games into the season.

  1807. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    AJAx won’t be up quickly, but can someone explain to me why Gardner also never tries to bunt for a hit? Never. Even if he gets the third baseman to come in better chance he can slap one on the ground past him no?

  1808. m April 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Not going to fret too much about the offense today. Chalk it up to Lee doing what he had to and the guys playing tight. Before today, the lowest runs scored in any of our first 9 games was 4. So we can put up runs with the best of them. Just hard to do it when you give up 10 (twice) and 15 runs.

  1809. Lori April 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Back from the Stadium. Game was brutal — despite the celebration to start the afternoon, the game gave the fans nothing to really get excited about. A couple of brave souls tried getting the “Let’s Go Yankees” chant going, but no one really wanted to join in.

    CC looked to be struggling most of the game, and the bullpen was horrible until Robertson came out. Fans chanting for Swisher — just terrible.

    Really great though that the first homerun comes from a Yankee, and that it came from Posada. Straight out into Monument Park. Looked like a few men in dark jackets went looking around for it afterwards.

    Stadium looked great – the bunting seemed a bit lost – I don’t know if it was because the facings are set back or if they were just too small. During the game, the left scoreboard (where they had the two lineups during the Cubs series) now shows the batter — with his BA, his runs, rbis, HRs, slugging % and OBP — and the pitcher with his W-L and ERA. Very nice addition.

    Here’s hoping this was just one loss and things will right themselves. Cody looks just lost at the plate. And unfortunately today he kept coming up in places where we really needed a hit.

    Oh well, as Scarlett O’Hara said, “Tomorrow is another day.”

  1810. BetsyI April 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    What did I miss here when I was out? LOL
    How did the crowd sound on tv? I thought it sounded ok at the Stadium……

    What do you guys think of Joe’s pen management?

    I’m going to have to scan this thread today, too many posts to catch up on.

    Also, one other thing – the Yankees are going lose a lot of games leaving that many RISP

    Thanks!

  1811. BetsyI April 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    What did I miss here when I was out? LOL
    How did the crowd sound on tv? I thought it sounded ok at the Stadium……

    What do you guys think of Joe’s pen management?

    I’m going to have to scan this thread today, too many posts to catch up on.

    Also, one other thing – the Yankees are going lose a lot of games leaving that many RISP

    Thanks!

  1812. ransom sucks April 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    IF YANKEES WANTED REAL FANS THEY WOULD DO A FIST FIGHTING TOURNAMENT OUTSIDE THE STADIUM. HAVE US FANS BRAWL IT OUT FOR THE TICKETS. WHOS WILLING TO GET HURT FOR A CHANCE TO WATCH HIS TEAM??? THATS THE QUESTION AND NONE IS ASKING IT.

  1813. pat April 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Alex Gordon torn his hip labrum sliding into 2nd base and is having surgery Friday in Vail

    Tough year for 3Bman named Alex.

  1814. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    LOL remember folks 12:10 PM True vs Fake underneath the Oneil banner :lol:

  1815. John April 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Yeah Boomer was pretty funny. He signed some girl’s lower back. He was definitely kicking quite a few back. Taking pictures and signing for everyone. Took pictures with all the cadets.

    I will say though, nice to be able to get a beer in the bleechers, but you can also see why they took it away at the same time. And for those that care, the bleachers are much better view, the RF ones look real nice, I was in LF. And the distance between seating space seemed wider so you could actually sit and have some space instead of sitting in someone elses lap.

  1816. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Also, one other “good” thing from today – no one got a save. So Mariano can still get the “first” save in the new stadium.

    Hey, folks, gotta take the silver linings where they come, right? :)

  1817. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Yankee Trader
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Turned off the game after the bullpen meltdown. Was Robertson lights out, as appeared in the boxscore?

    Braves bullpen in disarray. Any possibility of prying Martin Prado loose for some of our bullpen arms?

    Bullpen was a mess today, but so far, we are not getting hits in key situations, and not playing aggressive on the basepaths-pretty much a replay of last year, although only 10 games into the season.

    ————————————————————

    Trader, Robertson looked pretty good, two hits, but, they were soft hits. Big thing was no walks and 3 strikeouts.

  1818. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Doreen – what did jorge say>

  1819. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Guys, superstition aside (although totally credible in this case), the yanks FO has been on the mother of STADIUM DRIVES. stadium drives that make adrien beltre’s salary drive look like a slump. What can we expect folks–one or max two years of contention and then… the same old stuff that happened after the last YS drive… in the 70s. Just for the FO to say to all us plebeians, “we did it because we could, and man were we good.”

  1820. Fran April 16th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Betsy, I agree that the Yanks left too many runners on early on. Maybe had they gotten some of those runners inthey outcome would have been different. Kay pointed out that in all of Cleveland’s losses, they were playing from behind.

  1821. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    BBB -

    One other thing. The other stadium? It wasn’t the building that made that place great. It was the players. And the memory of those players. The Yankees history did not leave them. Those players will always be Yankees. The memories and the history and the tradition follow.

    The only thing that isn’t great about this new stadium is the way they’ve priced tickets and, from what I’ve read here, the way they handled the transition for season ticket plan holders. That’s not on the ghosts. That’s not on the building. And perhaps they did get greedy. But I suspect that a lot of people paid WAY over face value for seats over the last several years, money the Yankees did not get. So, now the Yankees will be getting it. The solace I take is that at least the Yankees have an ownership that re-invests in its team.

    The Yankee mystique is more than the building. It really is.

  1822. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    “REAL FANS VS FAKE FANS FIST FIGHT”
    Now this is funny
    Joe good to see you’ve lightened up

  1823. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    pat
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Alex Gordon torn his hip labrum sliding into 2nd base and is having surgery Friday in Vail

    Tough year for 3Bman named Alex.

    ————————————————————

    Ouch. That will really put the hammer on KC. They can’t afford to lose that defense and bat, especially with Guillen out for a while. Looks like a lot of playing time for Billy Butler.

    http://kansascity.royals.mlb.c.....38;c_id=kc

  1824. Brad April 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    A win in April is every bit as good as a win in September. Biding time with Ransom with the idea that everything changes when A-Rod returns is ludicrous.
    Jeff Keppinger for example, was a late March pickup for Houston and he could have just as well have been pursued by Cashman and kept as the utility infielder when A-Rod returns.

  1825. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Uncle E, it’s not meant to be funny he promises someone will get hurt and it will be underneath the Oneil banner.

  1826. Yankee Trader April 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    BetsyI-
    “What did I miss here when I was out? LOL
    How did the crowd sound on tv? I thought it sounded ok at the Stadium……”

    What crowd? The loudest I heard them on TV was when they started to boo Veras. Oh and when they announced some of the Yankee greats!!

    Crowd noise either doesn’t project well on TV, due to the vastness of the stadium, or the well-healed expensive seats were too busy chatting to each other.

  1827. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Re: Ransom… Ransom is a decent utility player, i have no problem with him. But if he is going to be a regular, why not give an actual prospect a shot? at least then they are getting major league playing time and in the long run the team is better.

  1828. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Brandon – really?
    I’m still laughing
    I think it’s Nick

    so if nothing else today is the day that the O’neail Banner beacame the official meeting place for Lohudders?

  1829. Yankee Trader April 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Also appeared to have many of the expensive seats empty, unless they were milling around in the stadium and bars/restaurants.

    Are there still 6 skyboxes at $600,000/per available. Maybe A-Rod can buy one or two and let us poorer folk take in a game.

  1830. pat April 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    GB

    I heard the KC team has good chemistry. They’ll be just fine. :wink:

  1831. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Rishi -

    Jorge is Jorge. When asked if he’ll remember the stadium opening or the loss, well, he said he loss. When asked about whether it mattered to him that Babe Ruth hit the first HR in the old stadium and he hit the first one in the new one, he said, simply, “No.” But he did say later that it was good that he hit the first one and that it will probably sink in at a later time.

    He said Veras told him he was falling into Sabathia’s hole on the mound, but he also said that he couldn’t get Veras to make the adjustments.

    Jorge hates to lose. He gave a game interview though. He wasn’t crotchety or anything. Just himself. And he hates to lose. :)

  1832. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    new post

  1833. Brandon (I LOVE ME SOME ME !) Yankees fans are Bi-Polar April 16th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Uncle E, I don’t think Nick is that clever, actually I should have dissed Wang to see what may have been said. :?

    We learne underneath ‘The Oneil banner’ is the fight/brawling area :lol:

  1834. Rishi April 16th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks, Doreen :)

  1835. GreenBeret7 April 16th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Brad
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    A win in April is every bit as good as a win in September. Biding time with Ransom with the idea that everything changes when A-Rod returns is ludicrous.
    Jeff Keppinger for example, was a late March pickup for Houston and he could have just as well have been pursued by Cashman and kept as the utility infielder when A-Rod returns.

    ————————————————————

    They sent a AAA infielder with power and hits for average and another prospect TBNL for Keppinger. Exactly who would you send?

  1836. SUZYN_WALDMAN April 16th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    OH MY… OF ALL THE DRAMATIC… CODY RANSOM AND MARTE ARE FIGHTING… OH MY… RAWJAH… OF ALL THE… NOW RANSOM IS IN THE EMPTY LEGENDS SEATS BEATING MARTE MERCILESSLY… OF ALL THE DRAMATIC… THESE TEARS ARE FOR JOE HE’S MY FRIEND TORRE… AND THE COACHES… WAIT… WHAT YEAR IS… OF ALL THE DRAMATIC… OH MY… NOW JORGE IS BEATING CC ABOUT THE HEAD FACE AND NECK WITH A JOCK STRAP AND EPSTEIN IS CRYING IN RAWJA’S OLD LOCKER SHOUTING WHY WHY OF ALL THE DRAMATIC DID YOU HAVE TO CURSE THIS TEAM… OH MY… HERE’S THAT MCNAMEE KID… NOW GODZIRRA AND BEATING MCNAMEE WITH A ROLLED UP HUSTLER AND CRYING… OF ALL THE DRAMATIC

  1837. Brandon "I'll see you underrneath the Oneil banner !" April 16th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    GB Keppinger from the Reds before I was in favor but not anymore I mean it’d take a bit and really we have no spot.

  1838. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Real Fans v Fake Fans – Fist Fight
    STILL laughing

    Watch out for the girls with pink hats and Jeter Jerseys (Name- Of course)

  1839. Brandon "I'll see you underneath the Oneil banner !" April 16th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    LOL

  1840. Zach in Melbourne, AUS (formerly known as Zach in Port Jeff) April 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I heard the wine selection at the new stadium is to die for. I just hope I can find a decent Sushi roll to complement my ’98 Napa Valley Shiraz while I’m sitting in my bleacher seat.

  1841. LoveTheYankees April 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I hate to say this but the new stadium looks like an ugly mess on television. There is so much exposed concrete and steel in the outfield seats it looks more like a run down 50 year old South American soccer stadium than a brand new ballpark. I keep expecting to see rust all over everything. And what is with all the different levels and concrete walls and metal gates everywhere? You can’t look 10 feet without seeing another steel and cement section with people trapped in it. And who thought those metal cage enclosed stair wells going to the upper decks would look good? Paint anyone? ESPN is going to start calling Yankee stadium the penitentiary, believe it.

  1842. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Hey, Uncle -

    Pink hats don’t necessarily mean not a real fan. I don’t have a pink hat (yet) but I’ve almost bought the pink ensembles for me and my girls. I know they’re not Yankee PC, but I like pink!!!!! :lol:

  1843. Brandon "I'll see you underneath the Oneil banner !" April 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Doreen so I take it you’ll be underneath the Oneil banner ?

  1844. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I know Doreen.
    Just Kiddin

    I got your back under the O’Neil banner

  1845. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Brandon -

    Nah, I’m a lovah not a fightah. :lol:

  1846. AROD fan April 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    LoveTheYankees
    April 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    I hate to say this but the new stadium looks like an ugly mess on television. There is so much exposed concrete and steel in the outfield seats it looks more like a run down 50 year old South American soccer stadium than a brand new ballpark. I keep expecting to see rust all over everything. And what is with all the different levels and concrete walls and metal gates everywhere? You can’t look 10 feet without seeing another steel and cement section with people trapped in it. And who thought those metal cage enclosed stair wells going to the upper decks would look good? Paint anyone? ESPN is going to start calling Yankee stadium the penitentiary, believe it.

    ======================
    beautiful post, my friend.

  1847. Doreen - You can tell it's me by all the smileys April 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    But I’ll be with y’all “real” fans in spirit. :)

  1848. Brandon "I'll see you underneath the Oneil banner !" April 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    we can work something out :lol:

  1849. Uncle Ellsworth April 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Nice “back to school” reference! Doreen

  1850. Brandon "I'll see you underneath the Oneil banner !" April 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    ok I got to go. Remember 12:10 sharp, fight underneath the Oneil banner. :x

  1851. Greg April 16th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Ummmm the West Point cadets aren’t troops. They’re students, in school to be troops. They get free tickets to the first game at the new stadium? They get to participate on the field? How much would you pay for that privilege, even when getting less desirable seats? These are not guys with Purple Hearts and Silver Stars here.

    Pete, for someone who speaks rationally about the Yankees being ostentatious with the patriotism at the seventh inning stretch, I found your comment strange… as I find the whole culture of flag/troop worship in this country.

  1852. Buck Nasty April 16th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    You know i try to defend yankee fans as much as I can but after reading some of these I can see why there are alot of fans of other teams that hate us. GOD FORBID the team have a bad game GOD FORBID the bullpen have a bad game and GOD FORBID the yankees lose a game how dare they treat us fans with such disrespect by not going undefeated. Please fire Girardi? are you serious the man has one mroe manageer of the year trophey than any of us keyboard gm’s have. give me a break and start having a lil friggen faith in your team GO YANKEES, GO GIRARDI, GO MARTE, GO RANSOM, GO VERAS.

  1853. Kevin Page April 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Gesh talk about fair weather fans. EARTH TO INTERNET NUTS, you are not going to win every game.

    Peope started freaking out when the Rays scored 15 runs. What happened next? We won the next 2.

    It’s odd for a team to sweep a 4 game series.

    You wonder if Jeter should take back his remarks last year “we have the greatest fans in the world”. Too many of these so called fans don’t enjoy the game, all they do is EXPECT wins. And even that isn’t good enough sometimes, you have to win certain ways.

  1854. Jay April 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Just so you know, even though the posting with the profanity about Girardi and Cashman said it came from Jay, it wasn’t from me. (Sorry I didn’t notice it earlier.)

  1855. Sean Serritella April 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I want to at least get a comment in because this was the big day.

  1856. igotid88 April 17th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Come back sooner Alex.


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