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Congrats to Chien-Ming Wang

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

Chien-Ming Wang and his wife Chia-Ling are proud parents. Justin Jesse Wang arrived this morning in NYC. He checked it at 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

J.J. Wang is a good name. Sounds like a shortstop maybe.

My Taiwanese friends say that in their culture, a new baby is supposed to bring good luck to the parents. Hopefully for Wang that means seven strong innings against the Nationals tomorrow night.

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123 Responses to “Congrats to Chien-Ming Wang”

  1. MS June 16th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Justin Jesse…? How very American. Congrats to the new family!

  2. Stultus Magnus June 16th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    JJ Wang, future all-star.

  3. Laura - All we are saying is give Wang a chance! June 16th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    JJ Wang. Cool. Congrats, CMW!! Pitch well tomorrow. Your spot in the rotation depends on it.

  4. Pel (Artie Lange is my hero!) June 16th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    JJ Wang! Future worm killer!

  5. Pel (Artie Lange is my hero!) June 16th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    So JJ has dual citizenship?

  6. Carl June 16th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    JJ Wang is the baby man

  7. m June 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Jesse James!

    JJ Wang is so cool. Congratulations. maybe some of the Taiwanese fans can tell us out to say it in Chinese?

  8. Contrats to Wang June 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    J.J. Wang? doesn’t sound like a next Scott Boras,if he want to be a agent:P

  9. hjcho June 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Mazel Tov! Now go throw strikes!

  10. Yanksgal07 June 16th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Hopefully little JJ’s birth will get daddy back on track to the the terrific pitcher he has been for the Yankees. Good Luck to the whole Wanger family …

    Go Yankees 2009 !!!

  11. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Nice correction on the your “Taiwanese” friends Pete. Kim Jones made the mistake of referring to her Chinese friends saying the same thing. You might as well call a Puerto Rican a Dominican.

  12. Rebecca-Optimist Prime June 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Mazel tov!

    Just as long as JJ Wang doesn’t hit like JJ Hardy right now…

  13. Ed H. June 16th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Congratulations to the Wangs!

    I like that hjcho, “Mazel Tov! Now go throw strikes!”

  14. brent June 16th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats Chien!!

  15. Yankee Trader June 16th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    “Lets build higher walls and have a giant fan blowing in when the visiting team is at bat!!!! cmon people…what we need is solid gutsy pitching.”

    LOL.

    If they sold $1.00 standing room only in the concourses, to every game, maybe that would cut down on the wind currents. Anybody over 6’6″, maybe would be admitted free!!
    Of course when the Yankees come to bat they would have to sit down and just watch the monitors!!

    Anyway congrats to the Wangs. Since you drew the toughest pitcher in Lannan, maybe you’ll concentrate on pitching to contact and getting your ground ball outs!

  16. Joanne June 16th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Really glad to hear this news.
    It just be told on TV in Taiwan last hour.
    ====================
    My Taiwanese friends say that in their culture, a new baby is supposed to bring good luck to the parents.

    Yes, there is a slang describing this meaning.
    We believe this thursday he will pitch well.
    :D

  17. GreenBeret7 June 16th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I would have made bets on the name being “Wing Wang” or, at the very least “John Wang”.

  18. Scorpio June 16th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Congratulations Wanger! JJ, how cute.

  19. Matty June 16th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Unfortunately, CMW’s doctor missed Chia-Ling’s with the epidural and injected the midwife instead. She’s day-to-day with numbness.

  20. Sandman June 16th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Pete, has he named him Justin Jesse after someone in particular do you know?

    Congrats Mr and Mrs Wang! Now go pitch a no hitter tomorrow as celebration!

  21. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran June 16th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Yep Congrats to you and your wife CMW.

  22. Matty June 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Here’s a dumb question (and I’m not trying to stir up an immigration debate) – is JJ automatically an American citizen, or is he Taiwanese and have to apply for Citizenship? I’m not sure how it works with folks who are visiting legally and have a child here.

    Does he have dual Taiwan-American citizenship?

    I’m just curious how it works.

  23. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 16th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Tears of joy from my house to yours CM!

  24. Annie June 16th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Justin ….Good name for a kid ,
    hope that Dad Wang can win the game tomorrow

    Justin Jesse Wang still not have a Chinese name ,
    In Taiwanese culture ,
    some parents will give a English nickname for chid,
    almost parents give a special full name for their baby,
    so the baby will have a Chinese name late ,
    maybe after 1 week we will know baby’s name.

  25. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Matty, he is automatically an american citizen. Doesn’t matter where your parents are born. If you are born here, you are American.

  26. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 16th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    “Here’s a dumb question (and I’m not trying to stir up an immigration debate) – is JJ automatically an American citizen, or is he Taiwanese and have to apply for Citizenship? I’m not sure how it works with folks who are visiting legally and have a child here.

    Does he have dual Taiwan-American citizenship?

    I’m just curious how it works.”

    Not dumb at all Matty and I would love the answer as well since I have asked the same question regarding my brothers children, who were born in France.

    No idea as to what the rules are!

  27. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran June 16th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Hey Matty, I think he is automatically a US citizen. Not sure about the dual citizenship thing but I don’t think it’s a problem.

  28. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) June 16th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats to the Wangs!

    The amount Home runs is clearly due to the fact that someone has absconded with the Gehrig Bat Weathervane.

    I seem to be the only one that cares that probably THE coolest artifact from the old stadium has disappeared.

    I even emailed Suzyn Waldman about it – no reply.

  29. RayVT June 16th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    There is no truth to the rumor that Ms Wang was hit with a pie! But hopefully, the daddy will be tomorrow!

  30. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    You can save this debate for other threads, but children born here automatically qualify for Medicaid and the mother gets emergency medicaid to pay for the hospital bills.

  31. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    “Matty, he is automatically an american citizen. Doesn’t matter where your parents are born. If you are born here, you are American.”

    Well not American, but an American citizen.

    So does that mean my neice and nephew who were born in France have dual citizenship and are both French and American citizens? That stuff really confuses me. I know they are not considered to be of French heritage, because they are not – just born there.

  32. Jon Ringland June 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats Wanger!!!!

  33. pat June 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    US has a “born in” clause for citizenship.

  34. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Donnie was a big fan of the bat, you gotta love it. I’m perplexed they didn’t bring it over either.

  35. Scorpio June 16th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    JJ is American by fact that he is born in the US.

    Dual citizenship is determined by each country but seeing that CMW is a huge star in Taiwan even if it weren’t allowed, I’m sure they would bend the rules.

  36. Laura - All we are saying is give Wang a chance! June 16th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    DB, you asked about bolding words.

    Put an asterisk in front and in back of the word, no spaces.

  37. murphydog June 16th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Congratulations to Chien-Ming Wang and family.

  38. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Well not American, but an American citizen.

    Quite a statement isn’t it? I mean aren’t we all just American citizens? Unless you are native american at least.

  39. Matty June 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    See, the whole big to-do about McCain was that even though he was born to American parents, he wasn’t born on American soil, so he didn’t qualify to be President. (even though he was born on an American base)

    So I’m curious to see how it works. If two Americans have a baby overseas, is the baby an American citizen, and could that baby potentially run for president?

  40. GreenBeret7 June 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Matty
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    Here’s a dumb question (and I’m not trying to stir up an immigration debate) – is JJ automatically an American citizen, or is he Taiwanese and have to apply for Citizenship? I’m not sure how it works with folks who are visiting legally and have a child here.

    Does he have dual Taiwan-American citizenship?

    I’m just curious how it works.

    ————————————————————

    Until he’s of age, he’d be a citizen of his patents country. Once he’s of age, he could apply for citizenship or duel.

    United States nationality law
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    The United States flagArticle I, section 8, clause 4 of the United States Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization. The Immigration and Naturalization Act sets forth the legal requirements for the acquisition of, and divestiture from, citizenship of the United States. The requirements have become more explicit since the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, with the most recent changes to the statutory law having been made by the United States Congress in 2001.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Possession of citizenship
    1.1 Rights of citizens
    1.2 Responsibilities of citizens
    2 Acquisition of citizenship
    2.1 Birth within the United States
    2.2 Through birth abroad to two United States citizens
    2.3 Through birth abroad to one United States citizen
    2.4 Naturalization
    2.4.1 Eligibility for naturalization
    2.4.2 Citizenship test
    2.4.3 New naturalization test
    2.4.4 Eligibility for public office
    2.5 Expeditious naturalization of children
    2.6 Child Citizenship Act of 2000
    3 Dual citizenship
    4 Nationals who are not citizens
    5 Citizenship at birth on the U.S. territories and former U.S. territories
    6 Loss of citizenship
    7 Overseas Americans
    8 Notes and references
    9 See also
    10 External links

    [edit] Possession of citizenship

    [edit] Rights of citizens
    See also: Voting rights in the United States
    Adult citizens of the United States who are residents of one of the 50 states have the right to participate fully in the political system of the United States, as well as their state and local governments (with most states having restrictions on voting by persons imprisoned for felonies, some states having restrictions on voting by people convicted of felonies, and a federal constitutional prohibition on naturalized persons running for President and Vice President of the United States), are represented and protected abroad by the United States (through U.S. embassies and consulates), and are allowed to reside in the United States and certain territories without any immigration requirements.

    [edit] Responsibilities of citizens
    Citizens have the duty to serve in a jury, if selected. Citizens are also required (under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code) to pay taxes on their total income from all sources worldwide, including income earned abroad while residing abroad. Under certain circumstances, however, U.S. citizens living and working abroad may be able to reduce or eliminate their U.S. federal income tax via the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and/or the Foreign Tax Credit.[1] U.S. taxes payable may be alternatively reduced by credits for foreign income taxes regardless of the length of stay abroad. The United States Government also insists that U.S. citizens travel into and out of the United States on a U.S. passport, regardless of any other nationality they may possess.

    Male U.S. citizens (including those living permanently abroad and/or with dual U.S./other citizenship) are required to register with the Selective Service System at age 18 for possible conscription into the armed forces. Although no one has been drafted in the U.S. since 1973, draft registration continues for possible reinstatement on some future date.

    In the Oath of Citizenship, immigrants becoming naturalized U.S. citizens swear to defend the Constitution and laws of the US and, when required by the law, to bear arms on behalf of the U.S. and/or perform noncombatant service.

    [edit] Acquisition of citizenship
    There are various ways in which a person can acquire United States citizenship, either at birth or later on in life.

    [edit] Birth within the United States
    Main article: Birthright citizenship in the United States of America
    The Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled on whether children born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents are entitled to birthright citizenship via the 14th Amendment,[2] although it has generally been assumed that they are.[3] A birth certificate issued by a U.S. state or territorial government is evidence of citizenship, and is usually accepted as proof of citizenship. This differs from most western nations[citation needed]; countries of the European Union which awarded citizenship to children born there (such as Ireland until 31st December 2005) closed this possibility.

    “In the case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898), the Supreme Court ruled that a person who

    is born in the United States
    of parents who, at the time of his birth, are subjects of a foreign power
    whose parents have a permanent domicile and residence in the United States
    whose parents are there carrying on business and are not employed in any diplomatic or official capacity of the foreign power to which they are subject
    becomes, at the time of his birth, a citizen of the United States, by virtue of the first clause of the 14th amendment of the Constitution.”

  41. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Scorp I would think that a child of American parents born in another country would have automatic American citizenship then. It seems like the kind of the thing the US would do.

  42. m June 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Here’s the link to the new Wang Nike shoe.

    http://sneakernews.com/2009/06.....ming-wang/

    Check out Wang’s surname on the tongue. The vertical stroke his him throwing a strike!

  43. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) June 16th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    D.B.
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    Donnie was a big fan of the bat, you gotta love it. I’m perplexed they didn’t bring it over either.

    Yep – who has it?
    did a construction worker take it?
    did the yanks sell it to Steiner?
    is it in George’s office?

  44. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    “If two Americans have a baby overseas, is the baby an American citizen, and could that baby potentially run for presidentt?”

    Same question I am asking – except for the part about president. My neice and nephew were born in France when my brother lived there.

  45. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    *gee* *thanks,* *laura!*

    experimenting

  46. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran June 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Only on LoHud. I love it!

  47. Laura - All we are saying is give Wang a chance! June 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Didn’t one of the players say that they wanted that bat? I remember someone saying that.

  48. Copelius June 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Matty
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    Here’s a dumb question (and I’m not trying to stir up an immigration debate) – is JJ automatically an American citizen, or is he Taiwanese and have to apply for Citizenship? I’m not sure how it works with folks who are visiting legally and have a child here.

    Does he have dual Taiwan-American citizenship?

    I’m just curious how it works.

    __________________________________________________________

    My understanding is that any person born within the US borders is a US citizen. Hence the term anchor baby sometimes used in referring to babies born to immigrants. (Also not trying to stir the pot, only reporting my understanding and the basis thereof.)

  49. Laura - All we are saying is give Wang a chance! June 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    “gee thanks, laura!”

    You are welcome.

  50. GreenBeret7 June 16th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Matty
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    See, the whole big to-do about McCain was that even though he was born to American parents, he wasn’t born on American soil, so he didn’t qualify to be President. (even though he was born on an American base)

    So I’m curious to see how it works. If two Americans have a baby overseas, is the baby an American citizen, and could that baby potentially run for president?

    ————————————————————

    He’s American. Makes no difference as long as the parents are American.

  51. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Dave!! Can you stop using GB7 name when posting. Thank you.

    They have duel citizenships. Not sure about president. I thought you had to be born here.

  52. pat June 16th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    The bat is still on the flagpole across the street.

    They showed a shot of the stadium minus grass and seats the other day and you could see it still on the flagpole.

  53. Copelius June 16th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Trisha-

    You are correct. Born outside of USA to US citizen = US citizen.

  54. GreenBeret7 June 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    A baby born in another country to US citizens. It’s up to that country of birth as to whether they would grant duel citizenship. Babies born of foreign citizens on US flagged ships would also be considered born on US soil.

  55. Christina - Picture of YES Network studio June 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Congrats to the Wang’s. Hopefully Wang is able to get some sleep tonight.

  56. Tom B June 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    the air shots on saturday from the directv blimp showed that the bat and the flagpole are still standing there.

    I imagine the yankees making that one of the last things to come down, and a ceremony to carry it over to the new stadium.

  57. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Holy christ GB, that reads like stereo instructions. I think it pretty much backs up what I have witnessed in personal life. If you are born here your an American.

  58. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) June 16th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Laura – All we are saying is give Wang a chance!
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    Didn’t one of the players say that they wanted that bat? I remember someone saying that.

    no player has a right to the bat.

    It completely different than the Dimaggio sign which was fabricated by the Yankees and Not a gift from Mrs. Gehrig herself. The bat belongs more to you and me than it does to any player.

    That bat belongs atop the flag pole or in the Museum.

  59. GreenBeret7 June 16th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    S.o.S.
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    Dave!! Can you stop using GB7 name when posting. Thank you.

    They have duel citizenships. Not sure about president. I thought you had to be born here.

    ————————————————————

    It wasn’t supposed to be the complete piece from wiki, but, not everything works as we’d like it to.

  60. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I don’t know what’s worse..that I constantly make dumb little grammatical errors or that I don’t catch them until I hit the send button.

    your = you’re

  61. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Which brings up a more important question. If a baby was born on a flight from boston to new york? Is he condidered

    born where the flight took off from?
    Where it landed?
    What land the plane was over when baby was delivered?

    Man i hope its D. Its up to the parents to choose.

  62. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) June 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Tom B
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    the air shots on saturday from the directv blimp showed that the bat and the flagpole are still standing there.

    I imagine the yankees making that one of the last things to come down, and a ceremony to carry it over to the new stadium.

    REALLY? That restores my faith.
    please disregard all my soapboxing and kvetching

    (is their photographic proof?)

    This July 4th is the 60th aniversary on Lou’s speech – please do the right thing please please

  63. Matty June 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    *S.o.S.*

    The answer is New York, because Boston sucks.

  64. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I don’t know what’s worse..that I constantly make dumb little grammatical errors or that I don’t catch them until I hit the send button.

    your = you’re

    ————-

    If your GB7 or myself db. You wait till someone else catches it. It keeps the bloggers on their toes. Just think of the blog having the Riddler and his twin brother posting constantly.

    Correction-condidered also means considered.

  65. D.B. June 16th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    It’s still there? Why on earth would they not move that over already.

  66. GreenBeret7 June 16th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    D.B.
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Holy christ GB, that reads like stereo instructions. I think it pretty much backs up what I have witnessed in personal life. If you are born here your an American.

    ————————————————————

    That’s about it. Babies of foreign citizens that are born in US embassies or on US flagged ships are considered US citizens if the parents so chose. Once that baby reaches adulhood, he can apply for his Born In The USA citizenship.

    Babies of US citizens are automatically US citizens.

  67. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I don’t know what’s worse..that I constantly make dumb little grammatical errors or that I don’t catch them until I hit the send button.

    your = you’re

    ——-

    DB,
    GB7 and I wait till others here have spotted it. It keeps everyone on their toes. Just look at us as the RIDDLER and his twin brother.

    I meant to say considered not condidered.

  68. vin June 16th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    At least JJ wasn’t born in Scranton. Hopefully Wanger can get it rolling today.

    I said after his first start since he came back to the rotation that the Yanks need to hope to win half of these quasi-rehab starts. Right now, they’re 1-1.

  69. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) June 16th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
    “Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.

    “When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that’s something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body — it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that’s the finest I know.

    “So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for. Thank you.”

    — Lou Gehrig at Yankee Stadium, July 4, 1939[44]

    just in case you forgot how lucky you are to be a Yankee fan

  70. vin June 16th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    “S.o.S.

    The answer is New York, because Boston sucks.

    Yeah, but what if the baby is “wicked syked to be heeaaar?” And is “ready to rent some caahhhrs?”

    Sorry, I’ve seen that commercial way too many times on YES.

  71. Erica June 16th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I can swear it was Jeter that wanted to bat. Let’s accuse the Captain. LOL

  72. Matty June 16th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    *GreenBeret7 *

    I have my Born In the USA Citizenship. It comes with a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a red hat to put in your back jeans pocket.

    WHOA WHOA WHOA

  73. ... June 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Congrats to the Wang family

    As far as I know/my experience would tell me, he has American citizenship but no Taiwanese citizenship. Unless the laws have changed in the past 20 something years.

  74. trisha - OPPC lifetime member June 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Copelius – thanks!

  75. Matty June 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    *vin*

    The best part of the ad is the awkwardness of him smiling and rubbing his stomach and stretching as everyone else just looks away.

    I do an awesome impression of that guy, much to my wife’s chagrin.

  76. Scorpio June 16th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Trisha,

    I think GB7 covered it, there are 2 ways: born on American soil or born to American parent(s).

  77. Tom in N.J June 16th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    “If two Americans have a baby overseas, is the baby an American citizen, and could that baby potentially run for president?”

    My College roomate was born in France to American parents and he’s an American citizen and has been since birth.

    As to, could the child run for president? John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Plus, Chester A. Arthur was rumored to be born in Canada…

  78. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    S.o.S.

    The answer is New York, because Boston sucks.

    ——–

    Whew!! Didnt know it was universally known. Thanks. Its been eating at me for the last 30 minutes.

  79. vin June 16th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Matty,

    That’s a fine impression to do. Very funny.

    I also like your Springsteen reference – I was trying to work it in, but to no avail.

  80. Tom in N.J June 16th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Never mind. To be able to run for President or Vice President you must be a “Natural born citizen of the United States”, meaning you have to be born on U.S. soil.

  81. Christina - Picture of YES Network studio June 16th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Random note, but did anyone get that fun hailstorm yesterday?

  82. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Never mind. To be able to run for President or Vice President you must be a “Natural born citizen of the United States”, meaning you have to be born on U.S. soil.

    ————

    Tom,
    Unless you have as much money as Mccain and can pay to make people become law blind.

    DB,
    Dont worry about your miss spellings. You will become accustomed to it. Just ask me or GB7.

  83. Wendy June 16th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    It is possible to be a dual citizen, depending how which country. In the U.S., you can’t have dual citizenship, however, in Taiwan, if you parents are Taiwanese, you can have dual citizenship. However, in JJ’s case, I doubt he’d want to do that since he’d have to commit to 2 years of military service at 18.

  84. Erica June 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I thought Gov Schwartzenegger (or however that last name is spelled) was trying to get the Constitution amended so he could run for president even though he was born in Austria.

    I love the United States Government lessons here on the Yankee blog :-)

  85. YankeesLuv June 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Congrats! :)

  86. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Scratch that Tom. McCain probably bought out the Panama canal zone and made it U.S. territory. My bad.

  87. Erica June 16th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    SOS-

    The Panama Canal zone was returned to Panama in 1999. No idea why I remember that offhand

  88. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Wendy,
    I have duel citizenship and was not born here. I thought i heard that you couldnt have 3 citizenships though.

  89. Stateman June 16th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    May the Wang’s spirits be lifted and his ball sink tomorrow night.

  90. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    SOS-

    The Panama Canal zone was returned to Panama in 1999. No idea why I remember that offhand

    ——–

    McCain probably gave it back in 99 when he knew Bush had him beat. If he would have only had the U.S. own it for a few more years we could have had MO close our W.B.C. games for us.

  91. Uncle Ellsworth (Expert texpert choking smokers don't you think the joker laughs at you?) June 16th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    What the first rule of Lohud???

    No Politics.

  92. Joey's Poodle June 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    My children were born abroad and having been born to an American citizen were entitled to citizenship from birth. From the nearest consulate we got certificates that at that time were labeled “Certificate of the birth of an American citizen abroad”. I haven’t heard of any changes since. By the way those certificates have always been accepted like any other US birth certificate.

    The country that they were born in did not allow dual citizenship and if they had continued to live there in theory they would have to choose upon reaching their majority. From others I’ve discovered that in practice nobody follows up.

  93. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    What the first rule of Lohud???

    No Politics.

    ———-

    Uncle,
    I thought it was “dont talk about who looks better Jones or Andrews”? It must have made its way up the ranks. Sorry about that, didnt get the memo.

  94. Stultus Magnus June 16th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    “What the first rule of Lohud???

    No Politics.”

    Then I shouldn’t mention that Obama is an illegitimate president because he was born to bedouin in the ad-Dahna desert of Saudi Arabia??

  95. Joey's Poodle June 16th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Obama, like my children, was born to an American citizen abroad, and has all the rights thereunto pertaining, just like my kids do.

    It is not necessary for both parents to be American citizens for the children to acquire citizenship rights through the American citizen parent, whether born in the US or abroad.

  96. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran June 16th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Sultan said “Then I shouldn’t mention that Obama is an illegitimate president because he was born to bedouin in the ad-Dahna desert of Saudi Arabia??”

    No you shouldn’t mention it cause it’s a fat lie and you’re scaring Shepard Smith.

  97. Stultus Magnus June 16th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    “No you shouldn’t mention it cause it’s a fat lie and you’re scaring Shepard Smith.” :)

    I wish it would make Hannity run for cover and never return…

  98. Stultus Magnus June 16th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    By the way, I usually never post smileys. But your comment warranted one.

  99. Old Fezziwig June 16th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    7 pounds 12 ounces and I hear it already has a 9.32 ERA

  100. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I wish it would make Hannity run for cover and never return…

    ———–

    Stultus,
    I never thought we could see eye to eye after the avacado talk. But after reading this comment. We must have been seperated at birth. You off course going to some avacado farming family.

  101. Stultus Magnus June 16th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    “You off course going to some avacado farming family.”

    Crack me up.

    S.o.S.,

    You know, I was never a fan of avocado until my girlfriend started force feeding it to me. So perhaps we are not that different after all.

    Hannity, I can’t watch him, he enrages me. Did you see that clip when Jesse Ventura was on recently? Ventura was great, but I still ended up enraged. I swear that clip and some Autotune the News clip are the only thing I’ve seen in the last two years. It’s not good for my health.

  102. Zach in Port Jeff June 16th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I thought the first rule of LoHud is that we dont talk about LoHud, no?

  103. S.o.S. June 16th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Stultus,
    I stopped watching after we FINALLY got our president. The last thing i heard from his mouth was the ridiculous “you are who you hang out with” Bill Aires accusations. Im happy to say that i havnt heard him talk all year.

  104. Stultus Magnus June 16th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    S.o.S.,
    Honestly, I stopped watching all of it when Obama was elected. Even Keith Olbermann annoys the crap out of me. But at least he didn’t invoke some sort of zombie rage when I watched him. Cable news in general I will never watch on a regular basis again. Even when the next campaign is upon us (that’ll start probably gearing up in 6 months for Repubs).

    Man, even thinking about that “you are who you hang with” BS is getting to me. Weren’t half of Bush’s staff indicted at various points?

  105. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran June 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Hannity’s belly is full of black gunk and there is a blackhole where his heart should be.

    By the way Gooooooooooo Yanks :)

  106. jimmy1138 June 16th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Justin? Did he name the baby after Joba?

  107. saucy June 16th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    congrats to the wangs. lets hope the good luck thing is true!

  108. kaseya June 16th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    congratulations to wang and his family. hopefully the relief and joy of child birth will bring him luck.

  109. Debbie June 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    A son how wonderful. Best wishes to the Wang family and little JJ.

  110. rbj June 16th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats to the Wangs.

    And if you are born on US soil, you are automatically a US citizen.

  111. The Ghost June 16th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I’m calling it. Proud Papa pitches a no-no tonight. There is nothing more stress relieving than finally having that baby.

  112. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! June 16th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Many congrats to the Wang family! :D

  113. Tiki June 16th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Just as Wendy said regarding military service in Taiwan the same is true in France and many other countries. For this reason it is up to either the parents or the child when he/she is of legal age to decide on citizenship.
    I chose to come back to NY from France to have my baby because they made so many mistakes on so much of our paper work that I didn’t want to take any chance on having a son there that would have to fulfill a military responsibility.

    Congratulations to the Wang Family.

    Pete, any chance Chien-Ming would accept an assignment to the minors to get his stuff straightened out? I know it would be especially difficult now with his wife just having a child but I don’t want to give up on him being a terrific starter but neither do I want to see the team continue to struggle every 5th day.

  114. Benny Blanco June 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Congrats Wanger! I have not doubt in my mind that you will pitch a gem tomorrow and solidify your spot.

  115. Papa Smurf June 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats now hopefully Cervelli will be behind the plate tommorow.

  116. Gerald June 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Good Job!!! MAN

  117. David June 16th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Mazel tov to the Wangs from all us Yankee fans here in Israel!!

  118. Ovaltine June 16th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    The mandatory military service is no longer for two years in Taiwan. I personally took the service five years ago and it was like 1 yr+8 months. I thikn it is now like 1 year or so and will soon become 4-month service. Eventually it will be none (when the government decide to use the mercenary system, instead of the current mandatory system).

    CMW also had military service in Taiwan, but because he represented Taiwan in some high-level international games (like Summer Olympic, Asian Cup…), he was only required to do a 12-day service. Yes, only 12 days!

  119. Ovaltine June 16th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    In addition, that a man will be lucky after having a new baby is in fact an old saying “spoken” in Taiwanese (Southern Min). (the other part being that a man will be lucky right before his marriage). So technically, it’s not really “Chinese” culture in the narrow sense.

  120. JJGold June 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    D.B. shut ya big mouth you racist jerk!

  121. Don anisk September 14th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Does anyone know what has and will happen to the bronzed Gehrig bat that sat atop the flag pole in old Yankee stadium. Is it going to st. Jetersburg???

  122. Don anisk September 15th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    What is the latest on bob sheppard, voice of Yankees?

  123. Don anisk September 16th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Posada dreams about WWF and loves to wear that wrestling gear around his house!

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