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Swish & Chips

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on May 20, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Despite his less-than-stellar recent haircut — for those who need a reminder, look here — Nick Swisher remains a very good guy and he’s teaming up with the good folks at Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant in Manhattan.

Today at noon, Swisher and Foley’s owner Shaun Clancy will announce the launch of a new item at the restaurant: The Swish & Chips (also known as battered fish and fries).

From now until the end of the season, Foley’s will donate $1 from every sale of the dish to Swisher’s charity, Swish’s Wishes, which benefits kids around the country. While I haven’t personally sampled the Swish & Chips yet, I can say with authority that battered fish, Foley’s and helping kids are, in my experience, all positive things.

 
 

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165 Responses to “Swish & Chips”

  1. TheHig May 20th, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I don’t know what you’re talking about. That new haircut is pretty hot. Just saying.

  2. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Geez, this always happens. As soon as I post a comment, there’s a new post. Re-posting:

    I liked it when Kaat and Murcer were on with Ken Singleton. That was ideal for me. Kay doesn’t annoy me, at least not to the extent Sterling does when I listen to the radio, but I’d rather have those three in the booth. Now with Kaat retired and Murcer gone, I’m just grateful that Singleton is still there. I don’t like Al Leiter in the booth and when Pauly is there, Kay just goofs off, which is nice sometimes, but gets old when game 3 of a series comes around.

  3. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Murphydog,
    Yeah, I don’t know why Leiter bothers me so much, but he does. There’s probably some lingering resentment for when he was on the Yanks and would throw 100 pitches in 4 2/3 innings and saying later that he “didn’t want to give in” to hitters when he was walking the bases loaded in every inning. How about doing your job, i.e., getting outs deep into the game?

    In any case, really wish Kaat would come back.

  4. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    i’d prefer it to be “Swish & Hits”, but hopefully he turns it around soon enough.

    good on him for the charity work.

  5. Eric May 20th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I think David Cone is great. His enthusiasm for the game comes through loud and clear, and he’s funny and has great insights. Singleton is just plain solid. I like Michael Kay because he’s smooth and very well informed. Flaherty is good, but kind of boring. Paul O’Neill is pretty funny. Al Leiter is too soft-spoken and talks too much. I didn’t get the YES network when Kaat and Murcer were doing the games regularly.

  6. murphydog May 20th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    The bar that banned “Danny Boy”

    http://www.foleysny.com/

    Check out the “team pictures,” left hand side menu bar

  7. AB May 20th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I am a relatively new fan. I learned almost everything I know about baseball from Murcer and Kaat. They actually explained what happened for the “new” fans and the little kids who were learning how to play. I loved it.

    Kay is ok but not that great. It is fun to listen to Kay and O’Neil going at it but Kay goes off on tangents a lot of times. All I have to say is, THANK GOD FOR SINGLETON.

  8. JoeyA May 20th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Mark De Rosa on the trading block. Maybe something we should think about, considering the Indians need pitching and De Rosa is at a low point, selling wise.

  9. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 20th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Eric,

    I like Cone, too, but he needs an editor. He gets very circuitous.

    I value Flaherty and his catcher perspective.

    Kay is a shrill menace who uses his position to naively moralize. Getting on guys for not bolting out of the box? Just shutup, Mike. It’s hilarious when Singleton gently corrects his myopic observations.

    He should be restricted to his radio show. He’s only good on the broadcast when he’s deferring to his sidekicks, in his talk-show host mode.

    Agree about O’Neill – he is just wonderfully flaky. He’s really loosened up since he started, and he and Kay do have a good chemistry. Kay probably at his best interacting with O’Neill and off his soapbox.

    I kind of like Leiter’s offbeat, baseball intellectualism. He has such an expressive voice – never feel he’s faking anything.

  10. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    of all the holes the yankees need to fill, which one does De Rosa fill? serious question.

    if the yankees are going to spend prospects to improve, i’d rather they target bullpen help or line up a potential CFer in case the Melky magic starts to wear off.

  11. JT May 20th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hmmm… i work only 5 blocks away. Guess i know where I’m gettin lunch today! :)

    Swish needs to start hitting again soon, but what a great guy. He always seems to be up to something good.

  12. Steve B May 20th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    “Mark De Rosa on the trading block. Maybe something we should think about, considering the Indians need pitching and De Rosa is at a low point, selling wise.”

    De Rosa won’t be all that cheap Joey. He’s struggling a little early on, but is still on a 20 homer, 90 rbi pace and can play a few positions. Further, there will be competition for his services. Mets. Maybe Brewers. Cubs. Several teams will have interest.

  13. Ed H. May 20th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Why do we need DeRosa?

  14. Dave D. May 20th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Swisher on WFAN

  15. murphydog May 20th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    No offense, bod, but Leiter?

    IMO, he’s like the guy in the next cubicle who drinks waaaaay too much caffeine. I don’t like his perma tan and I absolutely hate when he tries to use “big words” and mispronounces them.

    And another thing… since when do pitchers like Coney and Leiter know so much about how to hit the ball? Half the time that’s all they talk about is how good the swing was or what the hitter should have done. Having a pitcher explain hitting is like having the surgeon tell me how the patient feels.

    I’d rather have my hitting insights come from a hitter, thank you, and they have a darn good one in Singy.

  16. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    “Swisher on WFAN”

    The FAN gets me through work everyday. Swish is the man btw. Such a likable guy. He also hates Josh Beckett, which i can relate to.

  17. murphydog May 20th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    “He also hates Josh Beckett, which i can relate to.”

    Was that something he said on the Fan?

  18. yankeejewboy May 20th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    yankeejewboy is on his way I will be there

  19. Joey's Poodle May 20th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Kaat, the best analyst they ever had, offered to come back to YES after grieving the death of his wife, but YES turned him down. He went to MLB.com.

    Kaat and Singleton were the best YES combo ever. Knowledgable, intelligent, experienced at the actual game — a couple of baseball lifers talking over the game in front of them and letting you listen in.

    Kay is a good interviewer but a bad interview — that is, he’s fine when he’s getting other people to talk, awful when he tries to talk baseball himself. Not bad at play-by-play, since he learned it on radio (where you have to mention the obvious) so he got in the habit of routinely keeping track of the basic elements of what was happening in his patter.

    Leiter is not good himself and also has the unfortunate quality of somehow making Kay worse. I don’t know how that works.

    O’Neill is funny and has much more recent knowledge of the club and some of the key players and relationships. Flaherty is a dull speaker but has that same recent knowledge. They bring something similar to the broadcast in spite of their very different styles.

    Cone is no Kaat but he does bring the pitching perspective, which the broadcast needs to maintain. I think of him as a placeholder for that pitching voice until they find someone better. I wonder if the highly intelligent, articulate, independent and acerbically witty Mussina could be a future Kaat if he ever gets tired of spending the whole year at home?

  20. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 20th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    wow, no love for the Loquacious Lefty (Leiter). I think the mix of guys gives them character. If you have 3 of the same types of guys in the booth, it makes for a dreadfully boring telecast (especially if its a horrific blowout game). Leiter does talk a lot and sometimes I have to wonder what is going to come out of David Cone’s mouth, but regardless we don’t have a choice about the announcers.

    Murphydog- I do wonder what they can tell us about hitting, but I don’t doubt their knowledge about pitching. Leiter is a cutter guy and Coney can tell you a crap load about different pitching techniques and situations.

    Look around the rest of baseball (well most, the Mets have a great team team of announcers) and you will be happy will the guys you have.

  21. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Murphydog,

    Its nothing he said on the FAN. There’s a YouTube video of him when he was with Oakland talking about guys around the league he likes, and Beckett came up and he basically said he can’t stand the guy, and no one else can for that matter. Priceless, Beckett’s a DB.

  22. Ed H. May 20th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I get tired of hearing Cone talk about going drinking with Boomer. It’s not cute.

  23. RCK May 20th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Jon Ringland,

    Link please.

  24. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Except for Hernandez, the Mets have awesome guys in SNY and the WFAN. The Yanks have Singleton who is awesome and nobody at WCBS who is any good.

    Joey’s Poodle,
    Did Kaat really want to come back??? If this is true, then there are a bunch of fools at YES. I don’t know if I should be surprised, the Yanks have a knack for doing the wrong thing sometimes. They should have insisted that Kaat get his job back on YES.

  25. tampayank May 20th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    The Swish and Chips should be priced at Swisher’s current batting average, a good lunch for under $3!

  26. Steve B May 20th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Jon R:

    Burnett and Beckett are apparently pretty tight. Beckett does seem like one ornery guy though. Never seen a guy who has such an obvious disdain for the press as he has.

  27. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    RCK,

    Jon Ringland,

    Link please.

    Here ya go:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgZi-zaOshQ

  28. EvoLuTioN May 20th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Keith Foulke wants to make a comeback, why not take a chance on him?

  29. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “Burnett and Beckett are apparently pretty tight. Beckett does seem like one ornery guy though. Never seen a guy who has such an obvious disdain for the press as he has.”

    Didnt know that. I could see Burnett having his surly moments, but I guess we all do, right?

  30. Joey's Poodle May 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Stultus,

    Yes, Kaat said publicly when he first started working again that he called YES first when he decided to pick up the mic again, but they told him they were fully staffed and had no place for him. He moved on to his next choice.

  31. EvoLuTioN May 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    via MLBTR:

    Stan Grossfeld of the Boston Globe talked extensively with Keith Foulke, who currently closes for the Newark Bears. It’s an amusing read.

    Foulke hopes the independent league stint is a springboard back to the bigs:

    “I’m not hoping to lead the Atlantic League in saves. I hope the phone rings today and it’s the Diamondbacks and I can pack my stuff and get out of here. Any big league city is better than being here. I’d even play for the Yankees. I still think I have something to offer.”

    Grossfeld talked to a couple of scouts who gave Foulke mixed reviews, but he does have an 0.75 ERA in 12 innings with seven saves. Other members of the Bears’ pitching staff include Armando Benitez, Bobby Brownlie, Ryan Bukvich, Shawn Chacon, and Aaron Fultz.

  32. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “Keith Foulke wants to make a comeback, why not take a chance on him?”

    I almost spit my food out :)

  33. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Kaat left YES, and so YES hired a bunch of new people.

    then Kaat changed his mind.

    what should they have done? fire Cone? fire Flaherty? how is that fair to those guys?

    i enjoyed Kaat, but towards the end he was repeating himself a ton. i’d heard all of his stories about 100 times over the years.

    it’s all a matter of opinion anyway. some people actually like Michael Kay (not me).

    Singleton and Cone do a great job, IMO.

  34. RCK May 20th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Jon R,

    Thank you very much!

  35. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    RCK,

    No prob. Basically confirms my beliefs all along…Papi (although he’s broken my heart many a time) seems like a good dude. Beckett just seems to be intolerable.

  36. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    do you guys really think Cone and Leiter won about 400 games by not knowing anything about how hitters think? seems a bit short-sighted IMO.

  37. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Did anyone see Friday’s broadcast when O’Neil, Tino and Cone were in the booth and they were all ripping on the size of Kay’s head? Priceless, I love those guys (minus Kay)

  38. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    “Any big league city is better than being here.”

    He must be very popular on the team. ;)

  39. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    For any golf fans out there, WFAN just reported that Phil Mickelson’s wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer today. Horrible to hear, they are both terrific human begins. Keep them in your prayers :-/

  40. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    *human beings

  41. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Yes, just a fan, they should have fired Leiter. That’s what I am saying. And even if that doesn’t happen, they certainly could have made room for Kaat.

    Thanks for the link, Jon!

  42. Joey's Poodle May 20th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    just,

    Saying ‘Kaat left YES, then changed his mind’ is oversimplifying the situation. He wasn’t just waffling around about what he wanted to do.

    Kaat stopped working when his wife was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He spent the rest of her life traveling around with her as long as she was able, then taking care of her until she died.

    When he was able to return, he offered his services to YES first.

    It was not too surprising that they didn’t take him up on it. He was too popular and respected for them to fire while he was still a regular, but he was never one to mouth the NYY FO official line with much docility — he didn’t look for trouble, but his opinions were always his own. It was said that Kay hated him because while Kay was parroting whatever opinions Tampa dictated Kaat would quietly say what he thought, and sometimes it made Kay look like what he was (and is): a puppet.

  43. Doreen May 20th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    “I’d even play for the Yankees.” Well, okay. ????

    Foulke was with the Red Sox? I guess that statement would make sense, then.

    :)

  44. m May 20th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Yeah. What’s with Boomer and Cone moaning about the pies, but they let the stories of their legendary partying live on in the booth?

  45. stuart May 20th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    swisher needs a day off. he is in a horrible slump. the problem when he slumps is he strikes out all the time.

    he has 40 k’sfpr the year…

  46. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Where the hell is everyone?

    LOST, Heroes, Supernatural, 24 are all finished for now. Damn. Now i have to spend quality time with the wife and kids. Board games, walks to the parks, family conversations. Wheres the shows when you need em? Yankee games last only so long.

  47. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    “Where the hell is everyone?

    LOST, Heroes, Supernatural, 24 are all finished for now. Damn. Now i have to spend quality time with the wife and kids. Board games, walks to the parks, family conversations. Wheres the shows when you need em? Yankee games last only so long.”

    Hahaha, forced bonding ftw. Still plenty to talk about, at least with LOST. Ill be on pins and needles all freakin summer until that show comes back.

  48. EvoLuTioN May 20th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    striking out is better than gidp isn’t it :lol:

  49. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Iv was never to impressed with Faulks 87 mph fastball. Stay away from senior citizens trying to make a comeback.

  50. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    J.B. (Dunmore, PA): Do you think Yankee fans will stop overreacting now that C.C. and Mark Teixeira are producing?

    Steve Phillips: (1:08 PM ET ) Yes, at least until the next guy starts struggling again. They look like they have found their groove, and if they add some depth to the bullpen, they could be a very dangerous team all season long. But New York is reactive, and they do so more to the negative than to the positive.

  51. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Blaise from Beantown: So after watching David Ortiz last night I couldn’t help to feel a bit like a father watching his little leaguer mired in a slump. I’m really pulling for this guy, but this isn’t little league, when does Boston start considering dropping him bellow the 3 hole?

    Steve Phillips: (1:13 PM ET ) I think the Red Sox will have to consider moving Ortiz down in the lineup. You can only go so long hoping that he comes back. At some point, you have to assume less production and make adjustments. That time is about here. I do think he will get hot again and will have a stretch that will help him regain his confidence. He won’t be able to recoup his numbers, but I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t at least become a productive offensive player again.

  52. PJH® May 20th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    We are seeing last years Nick Swisher for sure right now. I have not seen a player on the Yankees that strikes out as much as him but still stays in there night after night. Its unbelievable.

  53. m May 20th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    lol, sOs. We’ve filled our AARP quota with Tomko & Berroa.

  54. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    “But New York is reactive, and they do so more to the negative than to the positive.”

    Which explains Steve Philips’ continued notariety in the NY.

  55. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    “Which explains Steve Philips’ continued notariety in the NY.”

    What was Steve Philips’ bonehead trade when he was with the Mets? Was it Kazmir?

  56. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    mel,
    Great game yesterday. Still rooting against Kome. Its going to be a tough faught series.

    The other day i voted my you in to the OPP gang and they told me that you declined the invitation. I think i should have done the same. I think they are going to revoke my OPP card soon. Its like quitting rather than getting fired.

    Whats up with all you LOST fans? Is it a new york thing? Supernatural is more real and better. So is Heroes.

  57. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    SprungOnSports (Long Island) : Daniel Murphy can’t field, Ryan Church doesn’t touch third base and their 1B is out two months? Are the Mets in trouble?

    Steve Phillips: (1:20 PM ET ) They definitely have some issues. But if their pitching can be consistent, they still have enough firepower to win some games. They have to stay close until they regain full strength. I think Nick Johnson of the Nationals would be a great pickup for the Mets. When Delgado comes back, they could evaluate what to expect from him, then trade one or the other. They will need Beltran, Reyes, and Wright to stay in the hunt.

  58. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    What was Steve Philips’ bonehead trade when he was with the Mets? Was it Kazmir?

    ———

    It wasnt him. Most think he was the one that pulled that catostrophic trade.

  59. jennifer May 20th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Just got back. #1 Swish is even hotter in person, pictures do him no justice. #2 Love the new hair cut, very cool Swishawk. #3 very nice guy.

  60. Doreen May 20th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    SoS -

    You’re thinking of opting out of the OPPC? I was starting to have second thoughts last night, too. Not because I can’t be positive, but somehow FORCED positivity rankles whatever small rebellious nature still exists in my soul. :)

  61. Doreen May 20th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    jennifer -

    So cool that you got to go see Swish!

    I don’t think any Yankees are going to be coming to Central NJ anytime too soon.

  62. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Miranda plus prospect for Church?

  63. Mark H May 20th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Hey guys here is a pretty funny story that was on mlbtraderumors about Keith Foulke pitching for the Newark Bears.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....ty/?page=1

  64. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    “Saying ‘Kaat left YES, then changed his mind’ is oversimplifying the situation. He wasn’t just waffling around about what he wanted to do.”

    Well sure, I didn’t mean that as an insult to Kaat. I apologize if it sounded insensitive. But the results of that process are still the same as I described: he left and they hired new analysts.

    I am not sure I really buy into your conspiracy theories, b/c Kay constantly rips the Yankee organization while on ESPN. If the Yankees fired people for merely expressing variate opinions, Kay wouldn’t be so visible. I am sure the Yankees are aware of what Kay says on his radio show.

    for example, Flaherty openly disagrees with the Yankees putting Joba in the bullpen.

    I really don’t think Kaat was not brought back b/c he “refused to toe the line”. Kaat simply wasn’t that controversial. I’m glad you like the guy, I liked him too, but I don’t miss him THAT much. Cone is just as entertaining, IMO.

  65. YankeeRay May 20th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    S.o.S.
    May 20th, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    Where the hell is everyone?

    LOST, Heroes, Supernatural, 24 are all finished for now. Damn. Now i have to spend quality time with the wife and kids. Board games, walks to the parks, family conversations. Wheres the shows when you need em? Yankee games last only so long.

    ——

    Between pre game and post game shows they last 4 plus hours. How much time do you have on your hands for them? Get your priorities straight.

  66. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    jennifer: that’s great, but did you buy any Swish Bars?

  67. vin May 20th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    “Whats up with all you LOST fans? Is it a new york thing? Supernatural is more real and better. So is Heroes.”

    LOST is a nation-wide phenomenon. Great show. I’ve never seen Supernatural – what’s the gist of it?

    I was into Heroes when it first aired, then the wheels started to come off during the 2nd half of the first season, and the second season was completely unwatchable. I gave up on it early in the second season. Too many hastily-thrown together characters, meandering story-line, awful dialogue. Heroes is one of the great tv disappointments in my lifetime.

  68. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Not because I can’t be positive, but somehow FORCED positivity rankles whatever small rebellious nature still exists in my soul.

    ———-

    Doreen,
    I couldnt have worded it better myself. I just need to find out how many options i have left. If im out of options then its either stick with it/force a trade or get dfa’d.

  69. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Beltran Stays (New York): Steve, while I respect your work, I disagree with your statements about Carlos Beltran on Sunday Night Baseball. The guy has done nothing but produce, and name me a CF who’s better in the game right now.

    Steve Phillips: (1:28 PM ET ) If the Mets don’t make the playoffs, I firmly believe they need to reconfigure the core of this team. While Beltran does have talent, I just don’t see him as a winning player. Even after my comments on Sunday night, Beltran let a fly ball drop in between himself and Angel Pagan in the Dodger game. I see him putting up numbers but not making plays to win games. I would take Torii Hunter, Grady Sizemore, Curtis Granderson, and Nate McLouth over Beltran, and use the financial difference to improve the team in other ways. Beltran isn’t a $17 million dollar a year player. He just doesn’t have the kind of impact for that kind of money.

  70. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    “Prospects on the Horizon”:

    *• Austin Jackson, Yankees: He’s hitting .344 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he just turned 22. As long as the Yankees keep winning, Jackson can continue to polish his game while Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner handle center field in New York.

  71. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I hate to bring this up, but everyone is crucifying Church for missing 3B. If memory serves, Cano did the same thing as well. I can’t remember how long ago it was, but it definitely happened.

  72. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    ” I would take Torii Hunter…and Nate McLouth over Beltran,”

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    Torrii Hunter over Beltran. hilarious.

  73. jennifer May 20th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Told him I like the Swishawk. He said that John needs to get a new call. He didn’t like the one he has.

  74. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    ps. pssst Steve Phillips, Hunter makes more money than Beltran.

  75. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Steve Phillips: (1:30 PM ET ) Many people think that Alex Rodriguez is the best player in the game, but he’s never won anything. I look at Beltran in a similar fashion as Rodriguez–a great talent that just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to win championships. Maybe the Mets can keep him and add pieces to the core around him and still win. But when you’re dealing with a budget and the screams of immediacy in New York, I’m not sure the Mets can wait to piece it together around him. I know there are a lot of people who disagree with me, but it’s just the way I see it. Beltran is a very good person and a solid citizen, in addition to being a guy who puts up numbers. I like him, I just don’t think they can win with him.

  76. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    “LOST is a nation-wide phenomenon. Great show. I’ve never seen Supernatural – what’s the gist of it?”

    SN is a fantastic show. Go back and watch the first 3 seasons on DVD. You’ll love it. It’s about two brothers who battle demons and other supernatural beings. The show rocks!!

    “I was into Heroes when it first aired, then the wheels started to come off during the 2nd half of the first season, and the second season was completely unwatchable. I gave up on it early in the second season. Too many hastily-thrown together characters, meandering story-line, awful dialogue. Heroes is one of the great tv disappointments in my lifetime.”

    The train came off the tracks for Heroes during season 2. Season 3 was only marginally better. Season 4 returned to Season 1 greatness. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done and the show will probably be on for another half season. It was a very promising show that shot itself in the foot (the writer’s strike made matters worse), but applied the band aid too late.

  77. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    jennifer – remind me what the call for swisher is?

  78. jennifer May 20th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    ps. pssst Steve Phillips, Hunter makes more money than Beltran.
    *********

    don’t let facts get in the way of a good argument.

  79. KOOOOOOO May 20th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Girardi hasn’t had much of a chance to screw things up lately but Swisher seriously needs a day off. I mean it is beyond obvious. Maybe even a couple days off. Gardner comes in a game and goes 3 for 3 with a triple and an inside the park homerun and he hasn’t gotten an at bat since? Meanwhile, Swisher, who is NOT one of 200 MM free agents… NOT someone who HAS to be in the lineup every day…. is in there every single freaking day. And he is a strikeout machine. He needs to ride the pine for a couple games, and soon.

  80. jennifer May 20th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Rishi

    Jolly old saint nick.

  81. m May 20th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    According to wikipedia, Steve Phillips traded away Jason Bay and tried to trade away Jose Reyes.

    They don’t mention it, but AJ Burnett was traded on his watch. That would explain why Phillips always talks negatively about Burnett.

  82. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    i would agree that that needs to be replaced :)

  83. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 20th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    murphydog
    May 20th, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    No offense, bod, but Leiter?
    IMO, he’s like the guy in the next cubicle who drinks waaaaay too much caffeine. I don’t like his perma tan and I absolutely hate when he tries to use “big words” and mispronounces them.

    And another thing… since when do pitchers like Coney and Leiter know so much about how to hit the ball? Half the time that’s all they talk about is how good the swing was or what the hitter should have done. Having a pitcher explain hitting is like having the surgeon tell me how the patient feels.
    I’d rather have my hitting insights come from a hitter, thank you, and they have a darn good one in Singy.
    ==========

    Lol on the tan and the self-conscious vocab. Yet I like Leiter; he’s sort of awkward & unchecked, which is, I don’t know, refreshing. And I do think he brings insight. I guess you can view the hitting commentary as that from from a pitching perspective, which is interesting.

    My problem with SIngleton is also my pleasure with him. He doesn’t chew up the scenery, speaking only to say something relevant and I love his sort of whimsical musings and poetic heart that come out every now and again.

    But when it’s just he and Kay, he allows Kay to run roughshod over him; it’s his basic nature not to be a blowhard, and Kay’s to be one, so it’s inevitable, I suppose. But those are the worst of times for me as a listener/viewer.

    BTW, I hope the ‘no offense’, is just a product of your diplomacy and not because of the OPPC next to my username, lol. I joined to support those who felt the IGTs were being overrun by negative hysteria, but I’m sure not interested in policing those people.
    ======
    In general, I’ve read through the game thread now and walked away feeling the correcting comments bordered on the Stepford-esque… kind of scary.

    Irreverence is great, it’s just the mean spiritedness that sucks, but that’s my opinion; there are people who like to dump on players who don’t produce at the slightest provocation: they’re stupid, and I’d tell them so, but you can’t really pre-empt them or turn them into robots.

    I have a friend whose dad, now in his late 90s and still caustic as ever, drove around for the entire duration of the ’78 one-off against Boston with the radio OFF because he couldn’t bear to watch. This guy has seen plenty of Yankee WS in his lifetime, but it’s just the way he is! His way to love them is to criticize them and feel certain they’ll fail.

    (He has a similar relationship with his doting son – but in their way, they understand and reach eachother; it looks destructive from the outside to people who don’t let love’s ways breathe on their own terms).

    & personally, I’d like to see more tolerance in this place for the percentage of people who maybe draw “wrong” conclusions because their knowledge may not be as advanced; who said they have to be baseball scholars to contribute? I can’t stand that BS from the “you obviously don’t know baseball” crowd.

  84. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Nobody should crucify Church. :(

  85. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Just wanted to clarify my Heroes comment. Heroes breaks their seasons into arcs called Volumes. Season 4 is actually Volume 4. The show has only been on for 3 seasons. Sorry for the confusion.

  86. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    vin,
    Supernatural is an awesome show. Its 2 brothers hunting down demonds. One of them is turning evil and they just released Satan himself. Like i said real beleivable stuff.

    Yankeeray,
    I hope you know i was kidding. I spend plenty of time with the wife and kids. They sit there and watch all this stuff with me. Cant think of a better way to bond. Seriously though, I coach, i take them out, Chuchy cheese trips, ZOO, i wash dishes, make the bed, fold laundry for my wife. I sometimes wear red ? to bed. TMI. I shoudnt have to explain in depth. Youll have to take my word for it.

  87. Tex's Friend (Soon the starting 5 will dominate again!) May 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Gardner is hurt, that is why he isnt playing.

  88. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    “Whats up with all you LOST fans? Is it a new york thing? Supernatural is more real and better. So is Heroes.”

    Blashphemy! LOST is the best show on television. As I follow no other shows whatsoever, I may also have a small sample-size from which to comment. Seriously though, if you have never seen LOST, start from the beginning. Its a giant time commitment, but it is well worth it.

  89. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    There’s a caller on the Fan saying that Yogi should manage the Mets. This explains why this guy was in prison. LOL!

  90. YankeeRay May 20th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Funny, Met fan on WFAN just suggested that Yogi take over as manager lol.

  91. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    “Nobody should crucify Church.”

    Jerry Manuel should be ashamed of himself the way he’s handled that whole situation. No coach should EVERY hang his player out to dry like that. Typical Mets…

  92. YankeeRay May 20th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    S.o.S.
    May 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    vin,
    Supernatural is an awesome show. Its 2 brothers hunting down demonds. One of them is turning evil and they just released Satan himself. Like i said real beleivable stuff.

    Yankeeray,
    I hope you know i was kidding. I spend plenty of time with the wife and kids. They sit there and watch all this stuff with me. Cant think of a better way to bond. Seriously though, I coach, i take them out, Chuchy cheese trips, ZOO, i wash dishes, make the bed, fold laundry for my wife. I sometimes wear red ? to bed. TMI. I shoudnt have to explain in depth. Youll have to take my word for it.

    —–

    SOS, hope you know I was kidding. I coach all 4 of my kids and they watch with me too. Now the wife, thats another story.

  93. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    “There’s a caller on the Fan saying that Yogi should manage the Mets. This explains why this guy was in prison. LOL!”

    hahahaha, i heard that too. Also, if i hear the 1-877-KARS4KIDS song one more time, Im going to freakin lose it.

  94. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    “Gardner comes in a game and goes 3 for 3 with a triple and an inside the park homerun and he hasn’t gotten an at bat since? ”

    i guess you didn’t watch the VERY next game when he started and went 0 for 4? or the game after that when he decided to blow through the third base coach’s stop sign and almost cost them a game?

  95. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Re: Foulke

    Can’t we just re-sign Brad “The Admiral” Halsey?? He’s playing for the LI Ducks…

    http://www.liducks.com/index.c.....ayerId=217

  96. Rishi May 20th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    not to mention the fact that gardner has a rotator cuff contusion and is listed as day-to-day

  97. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    “i guess you didn’t watch the VERY next game when he started and went 0 for 4? or the game after that when he decided to blow through the third base coach’s stop sign and almost cost them a game?”

    Or the fact that he’s day-to-day with a shoulder contusion. He’s so gutty and gritty though.

  98. JT May 20th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    KOOOOOOO, Gardner hurt his shoulder on that play at the plate with Mauer. That’s why he hasn’t played. He’s day-to-day though and should be back soon.

    I like Cone in the booth. He’s funny and has great insight, though he’s a little too loose with what he says sometimes. He needs to remember there are kids watching. I dont think its long before he’s a pitching coach somewhere though. He knows way too much about pitching and just seems like someone that needs to be around a clubhouse with the guys.

  99. Wave Your Hat May 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Gardner is hurt and day-to-day. Let’s try to keep up, people.

  100. BJK May 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    “Whats up with all you LOST fans? Is it a new york thing? Supernatural is more real and better. So is Heroes.”

    Heroes is better than Lost? Thanks. That’s the loudest I’ve laughed all week.

  101. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    That Cars for Kids commercial makes me want to puke. I’d give that kid my car if he just stops singing.

  102. JB May 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Phillips Mets trades:

    Carl Everett for John Hudek

    AJ Burnett Jesus Sanchez Robert Stratton for Al Leiter and Ralph Milliard

    Preston Wilson Ed Yanrall and Geoff Goetz for Mike Piazza

    Mel Rojas for Bobby Bonilla

    Terrence Long for Kenny Rogers

    Jason Isringhausen and Greg McMichael for Billy Taylor

    Craig Paquette for Shawon Dunston

    Octovio Dotel and Roger Cedeno for Mike Hampton and Derek Bell

    Melvin More Mike Kinkiade and Leslie Brea for Mike Bordick

    Robin Ventura for David Justice

    Matt Lawton Alex Escobar Jerrod Riggan and Billy Traber for Roberto Alomar Mike Bacsik and Danny Peoples

    Kevin Appier for Mo Vaughn

    Lou Collier for Jason Bay

    Bobby Jones Jason Bay Josh Reynolds for Steve Reed Jason Middlebrook

    So he actually was a lot better than I thought overall. The big glaring one at the moment was how good it was to get Jason Bay for nothing but then sent him packing in a bad deal.

  103. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    “for example, Flaherty openly disagrees with the Yankees putting Joba in the bullpen”

    Actually this morning on Boomer and Carton Flaherty said that Joba would be in the bullpen by the end of the season and definitely for the playoffs.

  104. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    “LOST is the best show on television.”

    That’s an understatement. It’s probably one of the best shows that’s ever aired on TV. Way ahead of it’s time.

  105. pat May 20th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Okay ladies (and any guys who want to play), how many guys on this top 10 hottest baseball players really fits the bill? Very disappointing group to me.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/p.....to=9562798

  106. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Yankeeray,
    Good deal. As far as the wifey goes. Wear red Giambi’s to bed. It makes them forget all the bad stuff youv done and makes them think “why didnt i get with Jete instead?”. Its all good.

    Jon,
    I started watching LOST in its second season. I just started getting frustrated with the 5 time travels per show. As i mentioned to Nick yesterday. How the heck is that girl alive after falling 500 feet? Its not believable. Supernatural and Heroes are. Demons and super heroes. Whats not to believe. Must see SN. Just one will get you hooked.

  107. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “Okay ladies (and any guys who want to play), how many guys on this top 10 hottest baseball players really fits the bill? Very disappointing group to me.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/p.....to=9562798

    Bronson Arroyo…really? Who did he have to pay off to get himself on that list…

  108. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “Actually this morning on Boomer and Carton Flaherty said that Joba would be in the bullpen by the end of the season and definitely for the playoffs.”

    I’m sorry, i screwed that up.

    What I meant was that Flaherty opening disagrees with the Yankees putting Joba in the ROTATION.

    Which your quote backs up.

  109. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “Heroes is better than Lost? Thanks. That’s the loudest I’ve laughed all week.”

    I’m a huge Heroes fan and stuck with it during the rough patches, but in terms of it being better than LOST; that’s like saying Angel Berroa is a better player than Alex Rodriquez. Heroes has had some great moments, but it does not deliver on a consistent basis like LOST has.

  110. m May 20th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Rishi,

    Details, details.

  111. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    ““Actually this morning on Boomer and Carton Flaherty said that Joba would be in the bullpen by the end of the season and definitely for the playoffs.”

    Amen. The best team the Yankees can field is Phil in the 5-man rotation, then Bruney-Joba-Mo. 6 inning ballgame. 1996 anyone?

  112. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Arrested Develpment and the Sopranos were great shows.

    Barry Bonds has not retired.

  113. Doreen May 20th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    KOOOO

    Brett Gardner got a contusion in his shoulder from that play at the plate the other day, so is day to day. He would be the one giving Swisher the break, so until he’s up to playing, Swish has to be in there.

  114. Betsy May 20th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    On the chemistry issue, as a fan I like to see it – I can’t pretend that I don’t. I love the fact that these guys actually enjoy being together, even off the field. Perhaps a team doesn’t need to like each other to win, but over the long haul, I still think it’s a good thing. These guys actually support each other – remember Swish making an X for Nady when he was first injured? How about AJ making an effort to learn Chinese to help Wang?

  115. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    “Heroes is better than Lost? Thanks. That’s the loudest I’ve laughed all week.”

    ———

    I see im in the minority here. Im going to stop trying to sell my side of it. Im affraid it might cost me my OPP license.
    LOST is the best ever!!

  116. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    “Barry Bonds has not retired.”

    But if you can’t find anyone to hire you, haven’t you essentially retired?

  117. just a fan May 20th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    And didn’t Girardi say, before Gardner got hurt, that Swisher was going to get a day off on Tuesday?

    I don’t have a link or anything, just memory…

  118. m May 20th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I can’t get excited about Lost. They screwed it up a couple fo seasons ago, by mashing old episodes with new footage. And it gets so convoluted that they have to do recap episodes with subtitles to explain what’s going on?

    I’ll rent the DVD’s one day and watch belly to belly, back to back. But it’s not a show for the casual hit and run observer.

  119. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Bernie Williams isn’t retired either…

  120. Betsy May 20th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Oops, didn’t finish my thought……. I still think that a team that supports each other will find it easier to get through a bad time than a team that constantly snipes at each other. However, I will say that if you don’t have the talent, having a group of BFFs won’t mean a hill of beans. The Yankees are winning because they have talent, but I am getting more enjoyment out of this team than I have recent vintages (even during their hot streaks) because this is a likeable, fun team…..

    Man, I hope there is a report on the Kangaroo court….

  121. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    “I’ll rent the DVD’s one day and watch belly to belly, back to back. But it’s not a show for the casual hit and run observer.”

    That is very true. LOST requires some serious commitment on the part of the viewer. Sort of like being a Yankee fan. :)

  122. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I think that’s called being unemployed.

  123. vin May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    “So he actually was a lot better than I thought overall. ”

    Don’t be so easy on him, the…
    Carl Everret
    Terrence Long
    Jason Isringhausen
    Melvin Mora
    Robin Ventura
    Kevin Appier
    Jason Bay (#2)
    = were all bad deals
    He took on a lot of veterans… many of whom were making big money. He probably traded away more talent in his tenure than Cashman has in his (longer) career.

  124. Trevor May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Melky Cabrera made a video. :lol:

    He could lose a few pounds.

    http://www.terezowens.com/category/melky-cabrera/

  125. Jon Ringland May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    “But it’s not a show for the casual hit and run observer.”

    That is 100% accurate. Not a show for the fair-weather viewer.

  126. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    “Man, I hope there is a report on the Kangaroo court….”

    I want to know what the punishments are.

  127. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 20th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Oh no you didn’t! Is Jon Ringland bringing up the Joba Bullpen vs. Rotation argument??

    I do not want Joba in the bullpen. But I don’t want to get into it other than that. BUT I do believe he will end up in the bullpen at the end of the year due to the innings limit I always hear about.

  128. EvoLuTioN May 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    lol@everyone crying for gardner to get play time. A. he’s injured

    B. even if he wasn’t injured, melky is a much better all around player.

  129. Wave Your Hat May 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    If Joba is truly innings-limited, given his current usage isn’t he going to have to move to the bullpen at some point late in the season and finish out the year there?

  130. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Speaking of best ever.

    The Office(american version. couldnt understand the british)is the funniest funny show ever.

  131. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    “I think that’s called being unemployed.”

    Nick, he’s permanently unemployed. That’s retirement.

  132. Doris from Rego Park (member of OPCC since 1933) May 20th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    From today’s Heyman column:

    A-Rod looks like he’s having fun, like he doesn’t have a care in the world.

    • I don’t care what anyone says. Derek Jeter, 34, doesn’t look old to me. In fact, he looks better going to his left than he has in years.

  133. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Brett Gardner’s name hasn’t shown up in the hit column for a few games. I think he needs a day off.

  134. vin May 20th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    “Arrested Develpment and the Sopranos were great shows. ”

    Don’t forget Deadwood and Eastbound and Down.

    “But if you can’t find anyone to hire you, haven’t you essentially retired?”

    If that’s the case, then half of my friends are retired. Stupid economy…

  135. Bronx Jeers May 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I like shows about nothing.

  136. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “A-Rod looks like he’s having fun, like he doesn’t have a care in the world.”

    That’s what happens when you make 32mil a year. Pay me that kind of money and I’ll be having fun too! :)

    Seriously, Alex seems to have turned a corner. He’s weathered the storm and I think he’s better for it.

  137. vin May 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “The Office(american version. couldnt understand the british)is the funniest funny show ever.”

    The Andy character has really hurt that show. Steve Carrell is perfect for his role, however.

  138. vin May 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “I like shows about nothing.”

    Well that goes without saying…

  139. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 20th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “I like shows about nothing.”

    So Bronx Jeers, you were a huge Seinfeld fan, yes?

  140. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    So the Clippers got the first pick and looks like they are going to take Blake Griffin. If Blake bombs as a Clipper. The clippers first round drafts have to be put in the same category as the maddon curse. Griffin has all the tools to succeed. Theres no other excuse or reason he wont(aside from injury, which would also be relative to Maddon).

  141. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Maybe you had to have seen the British version first or something, but Ricky Gervais cannot be topped.

    “There’s been a rape up there.”

  142. Uncle Ellsworth (relax Chief) May 20th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says. Derek Jeter, 34, doesn’t look old to me. In fact, he looks better going to his left than he has in years.

    Doris is this you or Heyman speaking?
    either way I tend to agree – he’s not perfect and never was
    but love the guy

  143. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Does anyone know what day or team was opening day this year. Trying to work on a stat. Thanks.

  144. jennifer May 20th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    pat- Huge thumbs down. where is Swish? I’ll post a picture later, he is hot hot hot.

  145. dennis-Costanza May 20th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Good Afternoon.

    I have been traveling and now in Maine for the summer/fall so I have not had a chance to post in a few weeks. Congrats on a great run by the Yanks. You must have been pretty stoked after three walk off wins in a row up until Sunday. The staff is shaping up and the lineup is getting hot.

    Hope all the regular lohud posters are doing well.

    Cheers.

    -dennis

  146. Uncle Ellsworth (relax Chief) May 20th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I NEED to see LOST and the Wire

    can suggest Breaking Bad and Madmen.

    The odd couple is still current

    Anyone like ALF?

  147. jennifer May 20th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Laura

    You aren’t going to get anything out of the players. I mentioned the Kangaroo court to Swish, he was like yeah we got it today, someone else asked what is it. He said just some baseball stuff. Would NOT tip his hand. :lol: Try as we might, he wouldn’t tell us anything.

  148. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 20th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Jennifer, were there a lot of people there?

  149. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Dennis: glad you are well. I recommend Round Top ice cream, especially the peach flavor, if it’s available near you.

  150. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Dennis,
    I was just wondering where all the sox regulars went? I think ray and yourself should be honerary OPPC members. Always positive even if it hurts to say. Hope your trip is going good.

  151. Bronx Jeers May 20th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Melky Cabrera made a video.

    He could lose a few pounds.

    ———————————————————–

    Wow!

    Talk about Kangaroo Court!

    Please sombody tell me what he’s saying I have no audio.

  152. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Just went to espn mlb section. There is a picture on the front page with a kid for baltimore called matt weiters. Does he look like Wally Joyner to you folks? I wonder if Wally has ever touched a razor yet?

  153. Trevor May 20th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    “Wow!

    Talk about Kangaroo Court!”

    Melky’s video should definitely be in Kangaroo Court. :lol:

  154. dennis-Costanza May 20th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks Nick.

    Been traveling much?

    Mel.

    Good Laker win last night. Congrats.

    -dennis

  155. dennis-Costanza May 20th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    SOS.

    Thanks. Hope you are well.

    Life is way too short to be anything else. Besides I prefer this blog when the Yanks are doing well. I take less grief!

    -dennis

  156. Nick in SF May 20th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I was up in Tahoe a few weeks ago and then house-sitting in Marin County. That’s it. :(

    New post —–>

  157. m May 20th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    dennis,

    Thanks for the kind words. Too bad about the C’s. Garnett to have surgery soon, no?

  158. dennis-Costanza May 20th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Mel.

    No idea why he has not already had surgery. Makes very little sense to me.

    -dennis

  159. S.o.S. May 20th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    m,
    That is the last time i respond to your post. Everytime i ask you a question, you ignore it. But when(with all do respect dennis)a red sox fan comments. You have the time to respond. No more.

    Dennis
    Doing well. thanks.

  160. Tim Sherman May 20th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I have got to chirp in about the Hughes to the rotation and Joba to the pen comment. Hughes has yet to prove he can be consistently good at this level and Joba has been very effective as a starter. I believe that Hughes has a long way to go and he has yet to prove that he will be an effective Major League pitcher. Look at Joba’s record as a starter. You just can’t replace proven effectiveness with someone who might be good and might not. Hughes has got to prove he can be a consistent Major League starter before he even warrants consideration for replacing Joba.

  161. m May 20th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    SoS,

    What am I supposed to say when you said you still won’t cheer for ‘Kome’? Huh?!? WTH was that!

  162. no.27 May 20th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Since Gardner hurt himself on that play at the plate has Matsui been the 4th outfielder? Damon, Melky, and Swisher have played every game since then. When are they going to realize that having a 2nd (f)utility player on the bench is a waste? With Swisher able to play 1st base, Berroa needs to get sent down for a power bat, preferably an OF. Dunan or Miranda

  163. lil' m May 20th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Laura: “SN is a fantastic show. Go back and watch the first 3 seasons on DVD. You’ll love it. It’s about two brothers who battle demons and other supernatural beings. The show rocks!!”

    S.o.S.: “Supernatural is an awesome show. Its 2 brothers hunting down demonds. One of them is turning evil and they just released Satan himself. Like i said real beleivable stuff.”

    Agreed!! Supernatural totally rocks, two brothers on the road in their awesomely cool black ’67 Chevy Impala fighting the forces of the netherworld. Laura’s so right – check out Seasons 1-3 on DVD, Hulu Season 4 and stay tuned for Season 5 this fall!!

  164. tampayankee May 20th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    All I’m saying is Kay needs to shut the hell up about what the Yankees or their players are doing, especially on the ridiculous Joe Girardi show, or in the booth.

    What right does he have to “stir the pot” with his condesending questions about why Girardi is letting the team act so loose and the pies in the face and the Joba fist pumps, saying thats not the usuual Yankee way to act. Who the hell is he?? He does not have one thing as far as I know, to say about anything the Yankees do or how they act.

    He is not the owner, GM or manager, he is a two bit punk announcer, that couldn’t fill Rizzuto’s or Mel Allens, or Bill White’s or Frank Messers jock with what he knows about baseball or the Yankees. He is a self promoting blow hard, who doesn’t realize this is 2009 and the game has changed and stuff shirt idiots like him need to be empty suits on ESPN, where they can play their corporate mind games with other morons.

    By the way Kay, since the Yankees have “been so Loose” they have won 8 in a row, and are a game behind Boston, and 2 out in the lost column to the Jays, Genius.

  165. Deb Hoffman June 8th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    For Nick – you have now become my all time favorite Yankee – and that’s going some. I never thought anyone could surpass Munson in my heart. But you’ve done it…. Great meeting you at the signing in Rye. For all you do….God Bless Grandma Betty….and I can’t wait to take my kids to Foley’s for some “Swish & Chips” All the best to you always!!!!


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