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Nady to start rehab with Scranton

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 22, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This from the Yankees:

OF Xavier Nady played in a simulated game, going 2 for 3 with two singles as the DH. He participated in an outfield workout prior to the game, making throws to second base and third base. Nady is scheduled to travel to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tomorrow to begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Catcher Jose Molina completed a workout and LHP Damaso Marte continued his throwing program.

UPDATE, 6:39 p.m.: Forgot to mention this before. CC Sabathia did not get treatment today. The Cubs and Braves are playing a makeup game at Turner Field and the trainer’s room was not available. He will try and throw in the bullpen tomorrow.

The Yankees are apparently not that concerned as no MRI was taken or is scheduled.

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262 Responses to “Nady to start rehab with Scranton”

  1. Jerkface June 22nd, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    X-nad come baaaack

  2. Boston Dave - OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Pete,

    what about an Ian Kennedy update?

    I had read he’ll be back with Scranton to begin rehab very soon.

  3. Nick in SF in Dallas June 22nd, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Good news on Nady and Molina, hopefully. I’m not familiar with this ‘Damaso Marte’ person, however.

  4. Boston Dave - OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    “Ian Kennedy is still on the disabled list and still several weeks from pitching in a game, but he will rejoin the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees this week and do his rehab work with the club.

    Kennedy was in the Yankees clubhouse on Sunday and said he was very encouraged by his progress from surgery. He hasn’t been given a day when he’ll start throwing — it will be six weeks since surgery on Tuesday — but he’s been doing a lot of strength exercises, including some that mimic the throwing motion. It’s all good news, and Kennedy seemed pretty excited to learn that he would be around the team again.”

    http://community.thetimes-trib.....on-wb.aspx

  5. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Boston Dave- He talked about Kennedy in one of his previous posts from today. He said hes with Scranton or something.

  6. The babe June 22nd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    X needs to be able to play field..
    marte+ Molina = who cares

  7. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Boston Dave -

    Thanks for the more comprehensive update on Ian Kennedy. Glad that things seem to be progressing well for him.

    I truly hope Nady is going to be able to play the field. Otherwise, the Yankees are really in a bind. Far too many DH types. Nady and Swisher can split playing time, given Nady ample rest.

    Next season I see lots of changes coming down the pike. Damon, Nady & Matsui all gone. I initially thought they might hang on to Damon, but as much as I hate to say it, I don’t know if they can. Obviously, there’s a lot of time between now and decision time, but I’d say it doesn’t look good for the walking wounded.

  8. gayle June 22nd, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    The real question is will Nady still be there for our Lohoud Scranton Yankee trip on July 5th lol.

  9. GreenBeret7 June 22nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Yankee Trader
    June 22nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    GB7-

    “As in don’ cha grin too much, Cabrera?”

    Exacly what Cabrera was “doin” when he made that catch and did a face plant in the CF wall. No wait that was Gardner.

    ————————————————————

    They gotta start putting caution light up for the Yankee outfielders.

    I really am surprised that Swisher, Burnett or Damon didn’t put up a taped outline of Gardner plastered against the wall….like a crime scene outline.

  10. jonathan June 22nd, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    great pics of the hard rock cafe doreen
    which one is you?

  11. Brandon (Shelley Duncan is not the answer people !) June 22nd, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Marchandt needs to stop talking Austin Jackson, he knows nada of what the Yankees will do w/ him. On the ESPN podcast he states they might bring him up to replace Damon…really are you serious man ? That is not gonna happen, he’s September debut written all over him.

  12. Stultus Magnus June 22nd, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I wouldn’t pin all your hopes on Nady, having him and Swish will make the bench better, that’s about it. GB7 mentioned it in the earlier thread and I feel the same way, that Nady, after coming to the Yanks last year, was ok. A bit erratic in the field and not all that impressive offensively. After 7 games this year, I don’t think we can say he would have been better or worse than Swisher. Nady had a career year last year (so did Swish, on the losing end, though), just remember that.

    It reminds me when the Yanks signed Dotel and he was coming off surgery, rehabing in the minors. Everyone said the bullpen would then be great once he arrived. Well, after 10 innings and a 12+ ERA or something, it was obvious I got caught up in the hype. Nady didn’t have surgery but rather that plasma-enriched platelets injection. One wonders how he’ll hold up in the outfield, if at all.

  13. stuart a June 22nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    nady playing twice a week and pinch hitting on occassion is an upgrade. they are still lefty dominate another good righty bat will help.

    maybe a week in scrant and back to the bigs for Nady!!!!

    Say goodbye to the old man, please g-d…

  14. RalphieD (OPPC) June 22nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    “Marchandt needs to stop talking Austin Jackson, he knows nada of what the Yankees will do w/ him. On the ESPN podcast he states they might bring him up to replace Damon…really are you serious man ? That is not gonna happen, he’s September debut written all over him.”

    As much as you or some others would like to see it that way…you know it is not out of the realm of possibly that they do call him up before…

  15. Clare June 22nd, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Anyone know the best/fastest way to get to Citifield from midtown?

    Rebecca said she took the LIRR (IIRC), but I always used to take the 7 to Shea. Anyone know the best route?

    Thanks.

  16. TeeJay June 22nd, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Nady will be a nice addition, when Matsui is going into one of his slumps or when they are facing a tough lefty you could use Nady as the DH.

    Good to see IPK getting closer to being able to pitch.

  17. m June 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Good news on Nady and Molina. Obviously, Marte as well. :?

    Wait,

    Are you seriously saying that Swish can turn in to Willie Mays?

    And I’m not talking base stealing instincts with Swish. It’s stuff like judging whether or not you can beat out the throw. Getting doubled off. Trying to stretch singles into doubles. I guess he really is like Giambi. When in doubt, don’t go.

  18. Rose June 22nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    When Yanks made the trade for Marte and Nady, does anyone remember if Yanks were given a choice of Bay or Nady?

  19. Jake June 22nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Finally!! Nady is a real hitter, and would be awesome hitting behind arod (5th) or cano (6th). Nady >>>>>>> Matsui! Too bad both of them are fielding cripples right now and cant trade one of them.
    Oh well, this should boost our offense a ton! Marte and Molina i can care less about though, i would rather them be in AAA/release/trade them. both of them dont help out this club, actually might hurt the club.
    Cervelli is A LOT better than Molina, and Marte is just not that good lol. Maybe package him in a trade for houston street, chad qualls or george sherrill.

  20. Stultus Magnus June 22nd, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Clare,

    Take the 7, it’s the best way to get there.

  21. Rose June 22nd, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Clare

    Best way from midtown is to take #7 train.

  22. Stultus Magnus June 22nd, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    “When Yanks made the trade for Marte and Nady, does anyone remember if Yanks were given a choice of Bay or Nady?”

    Nady was not / is not considered to be nearly as good as Bay. What the Yanks gave the Pirates would not have been enough to land Bay.

  23. m June 22nd, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Doreen,

    I agree, nice pix. Are you in those pictures? Are you the blonde or brunette?

  24. Yankee Trader June 22nd, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “When Yanks made the trade for Marte and Nady, does anyone remember if Yanks were given a choice of Bay or Nady?”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....sited.html

    I’m not sure, but the Pirates wanted more from the Braves, and the year before nixed a trade with Cleveland.

  25. Terry from NH June 22nd, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I really hope Nady comes back soon. I think the team needs his professional approach to the game. He hit .300 (.275 or so with NY). He played a good right field. If he’s healthy then he can produce. The outfields been atrocious and Nady could add some stability. In the near future though I hope Austin Jackson adds some defense to the team.

  26. m June 22nd, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I hope that Nady’s arm holds up. Not so much for the Yankees sake, but his own.

  27. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Doreen

    Did you happen to ask about the bat?

    Nice pics yet they are all of the Hard Rock was this your intention?

  28. G. Love June 22nd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Have to be honest, I’m not confident in Nady being healthy enough to make OF throws.

    What might happen to this team, which would stink, is Girardi is forced to play Damon and Nady and then have to go to defensive replacements if we get a lead if neither can make throws.

    If Nady can’t throw, guys will be taking 3rd like there’s no tomorrow rounding 2nd.

    Hopefully, we get some good reports from scranton that he’s throwing well.

    As bad as the offense has been of late, we can’t start blindly sacrificing defense.

  29. m June 22nd, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Perish the thought that Damon would have a stronger arm than Nady. :(

    Pete, I know it’s an off day, but any word on CC & Damon?

  30. dennis-Costanza June 22nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    GB7.

    Great story re:Payne Stewart. I choked up multiple times. Amy and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for your diligence.

    -dennis

  31. Clare June 22nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks Rose and Stultus.

  32. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Jonathan -

    AHH! They were supposed to be pictures from the stadium tour! I got all messed up when I had to re-enter my information for this sight, I guess. I’ll fix it.

    Anyway, I’m in two of the pictures – the lady in the brown shirt. :) The younger ladies are my daughters and the older lady is my mom.

    Now, I’m going to fix that link!!

    :lol:

  33. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Okay, that should be better!

    I took 160 or so pictures so I divided them up – HRC/Tour – but there’s still alot. :lol: Plus the HRC is of mostly my family and me, and who wants to see that????

  34. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Much better. The first few are Bernie’s exhibit from the HRC, but the rest is the tour.

    Uncle E -

    I DID ask about the bat. Our tour guide Larry, was a “Tour Guide in Training” so was not exactly a font of information. He didn’t know. But I do know that it is still in the old stadium and no one seems to know exactly what’s going to happen to it.

    Our tour guide had someone on the tour with him telling him which way to go and stuff like that. He was certainly nice enough but don’t you think they should hire Yankee Geeks to do the tours?? I mean, people who know everything you’d ever want to know about the Yankees (*but were afraid to ask??) :lol:

  35. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    m -

    I’m the brunette.

  36. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Good news all around – I’m happy for Nady as it looked like his career may have been wrecked that day in Tampa.

    SJ – not to beat a dead horse, but……are you not concerned that Phil will once again have severe innings limitations next year? That he won’t be able to develop his 3rd pitch in the pen? I know the Yankees are walking a fine line between developing Phil and winning now, but he’s so close. I feel like everything has been stop and start with Phil – and now it continues. I agree that he’s too good for the minors right now- he’s getting major leaguers out and looking great doing so (I’m still awed by his curve to Zimmerman). I also wonder if the Yankees are seriously contemplating keeping Phil permanently in the pen……that could just be me worrying, though. Still, there has to be a concern that Phil may not be suited to the pen, even temporarily. How do we know that he’s got a rubber arm? IMO, keeping him in the pen all year stunts his growth and may damage him. I understand that pitchers like Santana started out there, but I believe he was a long man – and got his innings in. I won’t keep harping on this – I’m just hoping that maybe you’ll give me a different perspective, perhaps there is something that I am missing (in fact, I’m sure I’m missing something).

    Thanks!

  37. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Doreen Great pics

  38. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Betsy -

    I mean this in the nicest way – are you related to Phil? :)

    I’ve never seen someone so invested in a player.

    I support Phil and I can’t wait until he fulfills all his potential, and I think he will. I haven’t waivered in that. But I’m not very vocal about it. You are his biggest cheerleader and fan – and look-out-for-er. :)

  39. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Does anyone else feel like this Yankees road trip has already been too long? ( I know technically it’s not, but if sure feels that way.) Plus for some reason, I thought they played the Nationals in Washington. But they did play them at home, right? How many games left in the season? I don’t think I’m going to make it……

  40. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    How can the Yankees not be concerned about CC Sabathia, in whom they have invested a ton of money and years? Am I missing something?????

    Why did they bother taking him out yesterday if it was nothing to be concerned about????

  41. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t think Hughes’ innings will be an issue this year.

    When all is said and done, I bet he is at or around 120-130 innings.

    Starters will go down and he will get a lot of work in this year.

    He also will help this team win games which will do wonders for his confidence.

    I think people, even those in baseball, go too crazy over innings limits.

    To me, its the number of pitches, not the innings, that ruin arms.

    He’s going to get enough innings in this year to be ok. It just won’t come strictly from being a starting pitcher.

  42. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Great pictures Doreen!

    Betsy-deep breaths regarding Youuuuuse. I think he will be okay. :D

  43. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Doreen,

    Wouldn’t surprise me if he tightness was heat related cramping.

    In the papers down here, Dr. Kanell was quoted as saying, “I THINK its biceps tendonitis”.

    “I think” means, “he’s sore, no structural damage so, I’m going with the tendonitis angle”. lol

    If it was something more serious, he would be in an MRI tube as we speak.

    If its just general soreness, and they were being safe rather than sorry, I can see why they aren’t doing further tests.

    The rubber will meet the road when he throws tomorrow. If he has soreness when throwing, that’s when they will probably take him for tests.

    If he’s not sore, it was probably heat related because it was an oven down here this weekend. Much hotter than it usually is this time of year.

  44. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks, SJ44.

    I’m hitting the point in the season where I start to freak out a bit, I guess. :lol:

    I guess CC likes the heat, but the heat doesn’t necessarily like CC.

    Thanks, everyone, about the pix.

  45. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I like the heat too but it was more than just hot this weekend in South Florida. It was ridiculous.

    The humidity really kicked in this weekend and the heat index was over 100 all weekend.

    I think they took him out yesterday because he was messing with his arm angle to try and get through the game. Once they saw that, they rightly decided to take him out.

    I think if it was more serious, ie: necessary to take pictures, Dr. Kanell would have suggested it.

    Like I said though, if he has trouble tomorrow, that’s when I would him in take an MRI. If not, see ya Friday CC.

  46. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Doreen, lol – no. I would have the same questions about anyone else – it just happens that Phil is my favorite youngster. I think the questions I asked are reasonable ones any fan might want to know. I know I am not the only Yankee fan (maybe here, though) who disagrees with Phil to the pen – and for the reasons I enumerated. I guess it’s been so long since the Yankees developed anyone that I have gotten extremely invested in the kids, lol

  47. randy l. June 22nd, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    ” CC Sabathia did not get treatment today. The Cubs and Braves are playing a makeup game at Turner Field and the trainer’s room was not available.”

    since he’s only making 160 million dollars, it makes sense to me that sabathia getting treatment on an injury that could become chronic would depend on if another team had a make up game there.

    actually you’d be surprised of the amount that could be saved by not treating tendinitis. over three thousand seven hundred seventy six years , that would actually save 160 million.

  48. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Betsy -

    I didn’t want him in the pen to begin with. But Phil himself seems to be revelling in the opportunity, and you gotta love that, anyway. He’s got that “something,” I think. I understand all the concern because his career hasn’t been a straight path. But sometimes you’re the stronger for something like that. He’s certainly got lots of people pulling for him.

    SJ44 -

    Ah, yes. There’s heat and then there’s HEAT.

    The reason we don’t go to Florida between May and October.

    My parents are going to be moving down there full-time this fall (they’ve been snowbirds). My mom seems to think she’ll be able to deal with the summer heat. I sure hope so. She’s never been there past June before.

  49. Tom in N.J. June 22nd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Isn’t rest the the most important part of tendonitis treatment?

  50. [b]hi[/b] June 22nd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    hi

  51. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I think David Cone had some influence in this decision.

    He and Girardi are very close. He’s also been talking about keeping Hughes in NY, and having him pitch out of the pen, for weeks.

    His theory is, Hughes’ biggest weakness as a pitcher is toughness and throwing strikes when needed. He feels, rightly so, IMO, that coming out of the pen will make him work on those weaknesses and make him a better pitcher.

    I think we have seen that already. He’s not just throwing strikes. He’s throwing quality strikes.

    94, on the black, knee buckling curves in fastball counts, nasty cutters. He looks like the Phil Hughes of 2006-07.

    You can also see its done wonders for his confidence. As important for a young pitcher as developing a third pitch.

    He walked on that mound Saturday night as if he owned the place. Terrific mound presence and he followed it up with a great inning of work.

    He’s clearly one of the 12 best pitchers they have right now. Meaning, he belongs in the bigs in whatever role he has to help the team.

  52. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Uncle you around?

    I asked about the bat as well. My tour guide didn’t know what the Yankees were doing. Didn’t know if they’d bring it over or auction it off.

    I ended up emailing Pete, first he thought it was in the museum, told him it wasn’t so he said he would check into it.

  53. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Doreen,

    Usually, June isn’t bad. Neither is July for that matter.

    I’ve been in NYC in July when its much worse than South Florida.

    The bad months, combo is nasty heat and humidity, are August and September. September is often especially brutal.

    Thankfully, I’m traveling a lot for business starting in September and miss a lot of it! lol

    We had a great, mild winter this year. The last 8 days though, the heat index has topped 100 each day.

    When I have trouble getting through 18 holes, that’s when I know the heat index is in triple digits!

  54. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    jennifer -

    My husband and my brother-in-law both heard (saw on tv) that the bat is actually still at the old stadium and hasn’t been dismantled yet. It seems like no one is certain if it’s going to be brought over to the new Stadium (NO BRAINER) or auctioned off (NO!!!).

    I loved your pictures, jennifer. You were a lot more organized than i was, especially in the museum. I was all over the place! :lol:

  55. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Jennifer,

    Last I heard Jeter wanted to buy it and they told him they are bringing it over to the new stadium at a later date.

  56. sevrox June 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Doreen is the one in the photos whose body was made for love.

    The Yanks’ll be fine.

    Trust me.

  57. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    SJ44 -

    My parents both enjoy golf and when they’re in Florida they go a lot. I guess they’ll be taking a break from that at the end of the summer, then.

    One of the things that convinced my mom to go year-round was the hot weather we had in NY/NJ last summer. She said how much worse could it be in FL? :)

  58. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks Doreen, I didn’t get to look at the signed baseballs they moved us along way to quickly.

    SJ- thanks, question for future reference. Do you ever appear in the game threads?

  59. Tom in N.J. June 22nd, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Steiner Sports really is selling everything. From Arods locker-only $25,000(!)- to bullpen benches, it’s all there:

    http://auction.steinersports.c.....Y&mp=

  60. hokiehill June 22nd, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t care what they think it is with CC. If it was enogh to take him out of the game then it’s enough to run some tests and at least be sure.

  61. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    jennifer -

    I just started snapping and snapping pictures of those baseballs. So many I didn’t find. Ha – I didn’t get the one signed by Don Larsen.

    You know those guys had no sense of humor either. All business. :) The Yankees are all business. Sigh.

  62. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Jennifer, SJ44 Thanks!
    Can’t blame Jeter for wanting it But it belongs in the NYS
    in the museum – (maybe for a while so people can see it up close) or atop the flag pole.

  63. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    If I were Alex I would buy my locker – seems like a no brainer. Jeter took his did he pay for it?

  64. GreenBeret7 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    dennis-Costanza
    June 22nd, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    GB7.

    Great story re:Payne Stewart. I choked up multiple times. Amy and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for your diligence.

    -dennis

    ————————————————————

    You’re very much welcome, Dennis. Happy to find something people would find interesting and touching in a sports setting.

  65. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Doreen,

    The key to summer golf in South Florida? 7:30 am tee times! lol

    You go off that early, you are good to go.

    I, being an idiot, usually go off at around 11. Not recommended!

    Jennifer,

    I was in the game thread over the weekend from the ballpark.

    Most nights, I try to avoid it because you can only take so much whining on a given night! lol

  66. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Okay I wasn’t sure. Thanks

  67. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    SJ – thanks, ,and good points. I’m just going to enjoy watching Phil do so well now – he sure is confident, and you can’t teach that.

    S.A…….deep breath taken,lol.

    Doreen, I think Phil’s a strong kid, so I have no doubt that what he’s been through will make him stronger (because it apparently didn’t kill him, lol). One thing I like about him is that he works hard and never makes excuses – it’s easy to root for him.

  68. NYY626 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I know its not like any of these guys are short on cash, but do you really make them pay for their own lockers? cmon now…

  69. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    5 hits for the Mets in 1 1/3 innings! OUCH! the Cards pitcher is a bum.

  70. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    SJ, so you think the lessons Phil is learning pitching out of the pen can be transferred to the starting rotation? He’ll be using more of his pitches and he won’t be throwing quite as hard (though his stuff is still very good at 92-94 instead of 94-95)…….so there’s a difference. The confidence issue is huge. Phil has had so many injuries and setbacks (or so it seems) that it would be easy for him to be demoralized.

    I love Coney – love him as a person and love him as an analyst. I think he’s got terrific insights…..

  71. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Doreen,

    Your pictures of the the stadium are awesome! I have been wanting to do a tour myself. I am curious as to how much they cost and how long it lasts?

    The Bernie Williams guitar is really cool as are the baseballs that are in the museum exhibits. I didnt get a chance to check all that stuff out when I was down at the stadium. So how sweet was the dugout and clubhouse?

  72. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Joe Girardi RBI triple! My favorite moment of all time!. I love when they play this Yankee classic…

  73. Lara08 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    SJ you weren’t doing damage in the stands were you?

    http://deadspin.com/5299715/ya.....e&s=x

  74. Stultus Magnus June 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Ahhhh, minor league baseball. I’m sitting here in Rochester with my folks watching the Red Wings (Twins) battle the Toledo Mud Hens (?), 4 rows behind the home dugout. It’s a perfect day, mid 70s, not a cloud in they sky.

    Baseball is great.

  75. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Great pics Doreen!

    My first trip to the (new) Stadium is next Wednesday. I am SO excited

  76. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Betsy,

    I just got the new Yankee DVD Set, Perfect games and No Hitters, and watched Coney’s perfect game again against the Expos today.

    You can see him trying to create out there to get outs. Toward the end of his career, he wasn’t throwing hard but, he was getting outs because he knew how to pitch and had CONFIDENCE. That enabled him to pitch a perfect game, on 88 pitches and only 3 pitches in that outing topped 90 MPH. Amazing

    Phil is too young to know all the ins and outs of pitching. Confidence? That you get from succeeding at the big league level and you can see his confidence rising with every outing.

    Folks get too caught up with how many pitches a guy has to master, the radar gun, and “stuff”. Having confidence and being able to work a lineup to get outs is more valuable than all the other BS people hear about what a pitcher needs to have to win at the major league level.

    Its why a guy like Jamie Moyer can still get people out at 45 years old and how over 70% of all first round pitching draft picks have bombed in the last 15 years.

    There is an art to pitching and Hughes is learning that working out of the bullpen.

    That will only make him a better starting pitcher in the long run, IMO.

  77. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    NYY626 -

    Yes. They should pay for whatever they want. Either outright or through an auction.

  78. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    CC Sabathia didn’t want to come out of Sunday’s game against the Marlins in the second inning, and he certainly doesn’t want to miss Friday’s scheduled start against the Mets at Citi Field.

    But Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that the team’s level of caution with its $161-million ace and the biceps tendinitis that crept up in Miami has not changed just because Sabathia has an admirable bulldog streak.

    “Ultimately, it’s not his call,” Cashman said in a telephone interview. “It’s the manager’s call in consultation with the medical staff. It there’s any concern, then he won’t start.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....?track=rss

  79. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Okay- I know this is a Yankee blog but, is anyone else incredibly anxious to watch Jon & Kate’s big announcement on TLC at 9?

    Seriously- I am kind of glad there is no Yankee game on or I would be torn

  80. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I love that the Yankees are all of a sudden shy about giving MRIs. Maybe they did too many this month and used their quota.

  81. pat June 22nd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    MLB Network show with the umpires that was on tonight was good. If you have the Network and haven’t see it, try to catch it.

  82. SJ44 June 22nd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Lara,

    LOL. No that wasn’t me! lol

    I gotta tell ya though, the fight between the two woman in the stands was one of the best fights I’ve ever seen.

    Toe to toe, each one landing haymaker after haymaker.

    If someone captured that on YouTube, those two would be signing MMA contracts today. That was one amazing fight!

  83. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    SJ – I appreciate the insight, thanks! Phil has had a lot of adversity in his young career – I think it will serve him well down the line. Amazingly, he’s just 23 – hard to believe. I just read the MLB piece on Phil – really enjoyed it. Phil is having a good time and he’s not worried about his innings, so why should I, lol?

    The Yankees are lucky to have Coney and other ex-Yanks to turn to. You’re right – pitching is an art. I can’t think of anything more difficult in sports, except maybe hitting a baseball. Coney is definitely in Phil’s corner -and so far, he’s been right on. Amazingly, I used to hate him something fierce when he was on the Mets -I loved Doc and sort of resented Cone because he was so good. I never liked Straw either…..but when players end up on your team, you see them in a different light. LOL – all the players I ever hated (Roger, Boggs, Straw, Cone) ended up in pinstripes.

  84. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Okay- I know this is a Yankee blog but, is anyone else incredibly anxious to watch Jon & Kate’s big announcement on TLC at 9?

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

    Don’t look on the people.com website-possible spoiler as to the “announcement”

  85. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Erica, I’m watching a Golden Girls marathon. I hate reality shows – in fact, I don’t even think there is one tv show currently on air that I do watch (just replays of old shows). It sucks to have to go through a divorce in public – it’s just such a devastating time for everyone. Poor kids….

  86. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I missed that fight, but that sounds like the scene from Airplane, where Robert Hayes is in that bar and the two girls basically try to kill each other while Staying Alive is playing……..GREAT movie.

  87. Tom in N.J. June 22nd, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Erica,

    My fiancé tells me they already filed for divorce.

    Which means I get to watch the HD T.V. on Mondays now! (It was a bet we had)

  88. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Lara08
    June 22nd, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    SJ you weren’t doing damage in the stands were you?

    http://deadspin.com/5299715/ya.....e&s=x

    Wow just wow – disturbing.
    reminds of the fight I was in the middle of (not a part of)
    on the 4 train on the way to a game. Dad in full-on brawl mode while with his 4 year old daughter. This exploded right as the train was stopping at the stadium the and the prticipants (who were not going to the game) we’re blocking my exit – I almost missed the stop but I made a mad dash through the fray and emerged unscathed.

  89. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I swear, I never watched Jon and Kate Plus 8 until I got swine flu and spent 7 days alone in my apartment. I hate reality TV too, but I got so sucked in. Those are really cute kids!!!

    I just find it so incredibly sad that this marriage completely unravelled on television before America and here I am watching.

  90. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    They need to end this show. Think of the kids!

  91. Tom in N.J. June 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Oops, Ignore my post Erica!

  92. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Erica -

    Have a great time at the game.

    Christina -

    The tour cost $20-plus fees per person. It lasted about 50 minutes, but the time flies. You could spend 30 minutes in the museum alone, but they don’t let you linger.

    They are on a strict schedule, apparently.

    They did have a feature in the museum where you could look up where a particular ball was on he wall. I was too busy snapping pictures to take advantage of it, but as a result I didn’t see balls signed by Jeter or Mariano and quite a few others. So, I’d suggest if there’s a particular person’s autographed baseball you’d want to see, take the time to look it up.

    The clubhouse is unbelievably nice. It is not by any stretch of the imagination a “locker room.” It is not as big as I thought it was going to be, but it is big – it’s a lot cozier than you might think. Warm tones, even the lighting.

    The dugout was cool. My mom said, “We sitting where they sit!” The day we went it was raining, so we weren’t allowed out on the field (they would have let us on the warning track).

    Also, we went to a game first. The Stadium is incredibly alive and electric during a game. On a gray, rainy day with no game going on, it’s a lot different. The concourse is not nearly as impressive when the jumbotron in the concourse is silent. So if you can get to a game, get to a game. What was good about doing both was we figured on the tour you wouldn’t be waiting on line for the museum or Monument Park, and of course, the dugout and clubhouse visits.

  93. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    The tour is 20 bucks plus 4 for ticket master fee. I think it lasted an hour. it was way to short. Felt rushed the entire tour. It is still well worth it.

  94. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    That fight is posted on Yahoo as well. I just watched it. I wanted to cry for that little girl scared and screaming for her daddy. And of course all the knuckleheads on Yahoo blamed the rude Yankee fan

  95. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Sorry that I missed the Payne Stewart piece…….I would have loved to have caught it. What a tragedy.

  96. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Clubhouse, dugout, museum, Mon park anything else?

  97. Lara08 June 22nd, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “I’m watching a Golden Girls marathon.”

    Ooooh, that Dorothy Zbornak was the best!

  98. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth

    That video is just insane! I really don’t understand the mentality of people to even let something escalate to that point. And what is wrong with the wife. She looked and acted like a class a ‘itch to even get involved.

  99. Tom in N.J. June 22nd, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Betsy, GB posted a link to it in an earlier thread. It was really well done.

  100. Lara08 June 22nd, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Betsy, the Stewart story is a must-see.

    “Aaron Stewart, Healing Through Golf”

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4275791

  101. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Uncle

    We got to see the batting cages which are steps from the dugout. walked up the stairs to the clubhouse, stayed in there a few. than walked out there other exit and up the stairs to the great hall. the elevator didn’t work so they basically showed us how to get down to the clubhouse from the hall. :hehe:

  102. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Lara08
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    “I’m watching a Golden Girls marathon.”

    Ooooh, that Dorothy Zbornak was the best!

    ****
    I am definitely a Rose Neiland

  103. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I forgot Jon and Kate was on tonight. Thanks for the reminder. It’s a sad story though, I feel for the kids. I wish they would have ended the show to focus on what is really important, but money wins in the end.

  104. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    People like those in the video really tick me off. Other people could have been seriously hurt by those morons fighting. You want to fight like men take it on the street don’t do it where others could be hurt.

  105. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Well, what’s worse- fighting like a moron or video taping people fighting like morons and posting it on the internet????

  106. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Erica – newly OPPC
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    Well, what’s worse- fighting like a moron or video taping people fighting like morons and posting it on the internet????

    fighting like a moron

  107. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Doreen, thanks! It looks like fun. I went on a tour of the old stadium last year, which was nice. But they do rush you through everything and they wont let you take pictures in the clubhouse. Some guy next to me had an iphone and took a bunch of pictures though. It is people like that who ruin it though because eventually they will just cut that part out of the tour.

    Jennifer- that is cool about the batting cages, I am thinking maybe I will go there during the day before I head to the Mets/Yankees game on Saturday…

    Anyone know how far of a drive it is from Yankee Stadium to Citi Field? I have never been to a Mets game before..

  108. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Christina
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    I forgot Jon and Kate was on tonight. Thanks for the reminder. It’s a sad story though, I feel for the kids. I wish they would have ended the show to focus on what is really important, but money wins in the end.

    ****
    I honestly don’t know if I would have done anything differently than they did if I was in that position with 8 kids and no money. I can’t even imagine trying to raise 8 children. How else would they get the money and the help to do things and have the opportunities they have been presented?

  109. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Just caught it, actually – really powerful.

  110. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Christina

    They were pretty strict about picture taking in the clubhouse. there were about 3 people who ran the tour that went with the groups.

    you couldn’t use flashes in the museum. they were afraid of the flash damaging the items.

  111. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Christina -

    You’re right about the people who break the rules. Yeah, it would have been nice to get a picture of the clubhouse, but really, there were lots of pictures when it first opened. And some of the lockers were personalized, not many, but some, and it is their private, or semi-private space. They specifically said to put away all cameras AND cell phones. :)

  112. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Anyone know how far of a drive it is from Yankee Stadium to Citi Field? I have never been to a Mets game before..

    ***
    It depends on traffic. It can take 10 minutes or an hour. Realistically, probably 20. It’s really just over the Triborough Bridge and then right past LaGuardia on the Grand Central.

    I grew up in Queens. We always passed Shea on the way to Yankee Stadium and it bugged me.

  113. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    jennifer
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    Uncle

    We got to see the batting cages which are steps from the dugout. walked up the stairs to the clubhouse, stayed in there a few. than walked out there other exit and up the stairs to the great hall. the elevator didn’t work so they basically showed us how to get down to the clubhouse from the hall. :hehe:

    love the elevators.
    I went on the tour of the original stadium clubhouse and dugout were cool, clubhouse was a mess though.

    Doreen’s guide was apparently clueless – did yours give you any tidbits?

  114. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Lara, Dorothy was my fav, lol.

    I was tearing up watching that video…..hard to believe it’s been 10 years.

  115. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    True, Erica. But is it worth putting your kids future at stake for the money? I guess once your in it, theres no turning back… But then again, people in America have raised 8 kids before without having a reality show.

    The Duggars (whose only contribution to society is for plopping out 18 children) are the biggest joke out there. I could go on my tangent about them for hours. As a teacher, what she is doing to them academically, shouldnt be allowed.

  116. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Uncle

    Not that I can remember. :lol:

  117. Joe from Long Island June 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Intersting that they’re “not that concerned” with CC, given how much they’ve invested in his performance over the next 6 years.

    Maybe Dr. Kanell was more authoritative in his exam.

  118. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Christina-

    I have no idea, what I would do. I probably wouldn’t do the show, but you need to admit- it’s a tempting thought. The funny thing is, the children seem very happy and well adjusted. Its the parents who bugged out. I guess fame does funny things to people.

    I have never seen the Duggars show, but I have heard about it. I think those parents are criminally selfish

  119. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    jennifer

    Christina

    you couldn’t use flashes in the museum. they were afraid of the flash damaging the items.
    —————————————————–
    Wow really, that sucks! I remember the Baseball Hall of Fame used to do that back in the day. We went for a school trip and they kept yelling at us for using the flash. We were kids, we didnt know what we were doing half the time.

    Erica –

    Anyone know how far of a drive it is from Yankee Stadium to Citi Field? I have never been to a Mets game before..

    ***
    It depends on traffic. It can take 10 minutes or an hour. Realistically, probably 20. It’s really just over the Triborough Bridge and then right past LaGuardia on the Grand Central.

    I grew up in Queens. We always passed Shea on the way to Yankee Stadium and it bugged me.

    ——————————————————-
    Thanks Erica. I guess its safe to just do an early tour so that I have plenty of time to make it back to Citifield. It will be cool to see the stadium, but I am sure its nothing compared to the Yankees.

  120. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I am taking off for a while-

    Enjoy your off night folks. Try to rest up so you don’t get fatigued and have to miss games.

  121. tampayank June 22nd, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    is that the same fight that Pete mentioned, I thought he mentioned a cat fight involving two ladies, is there a video for that fight?

  122. Uncle Ellsworth June 22nd, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    jennifer
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    Uncle

    Not that I can remember.

    I good tour guide can really make the experience – National Park Service has some good ones who have a passion for history.

  123. Ed H. June 22nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Doreen,

    Thanks so much for posting the photos. I really enjoyed them. You were unsure about identifying a few things in some of the pics and I think I can help. In the museum the #8 jersey belonged to Bill Dickey (you can see the little sign in the bottom of the shot). In monument park, the plaque you couldn’t identify was Mel Allen. And in the dugout, I believe (not sure!) that the third telephone goes to the public address announcer.

  124. GreenBeret7 June 22nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Lara08
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    Betsy, the Stewart story is a must-see.

    “Aaron Stewart, Healing Through Golf”

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4275791

    ————————————————————

    The ESPN piece was TV in it’s best possible light.

    The orginal coverage was TV at it’s worst. Payne Stewart’s wife knew nothing about it until it showed up on TV as it was happening. Everything was broadcast from the frosted up windows, to the National Guard chase planes with orders to shoot it down if it came close to a city population center, to the countdown to when the plane would run out of fuel. That would be a crushing feeling to know exactly when a family member was going to die in an accident…and wait for the countdown.

  125. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Christina

    The pictures still came out okay without the flash. Everything is behind glass so you would have just gotten glare anyway.

  126. Betsy June 22nd, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    GB, wow – I didn’t remember that. I can’t think of anything worse – they actually broadcast an about to be plane crash?? Unbelievable – wait, you’re right. I do remember the talk about having to shoot the plane down if necessary. Poor Tracey Stewart…and those kids. How heartbreaking, Aaron being unable to say goodbye to his mom in case she didn’t come home again.

    What I remember from that time is Payne hugging Phil Mickelson. I don’t recall exactly what he said, but I believe Phil’s wife was pregnant at the time and it had something to do with fatherhood. I know that meant a lot to Phil – I just remember it was a very touching scene.

  127. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    The orginal coverage was TV at it’s worst. Payne Stewart’s wife knew nothing about it until it showed up on TV as it was happening. Everything was broadcast from the frosted up windows, to the National Guard chase planes with orders to shoot it down if it came close to a city population center, to the countdown to when the plane would run out of fuel. That would be a crushing feeling to know exactly when a family member was going to die in an accident…and wait for the countdown.

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

    I remember the TV coverage of it. Just sad

    http://www.golf.com/golf/tours.....-4,00.html

  128. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Ed H -

    Thanks for that information, I appreciate it!

    Christina -

    Are you going to Citifield?

    This has been quite a month for us – we went there on May 31. If you’ve been to Shea, Citifield will knock your socks off.

    Yankee Stadium is what it is. Nothing like it. But the New Stadium is so much like the old one that the impact is not the same as the impact you get when you see Citifield for the first time. It blows Shea Stadium away. I think you’ll like it. The two Stadiums are nothing alike, but NYC should be proud of both of them. Both are first class venues.

  129. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Ed H -

    I did a zoom on the phones in the dugout – the third phone (first on the left) said “House.” Would that be main offices? Or outside line? :)

  130. you gotta have faith (we need you wang!) June 22nd, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    i saw that video, disgusting that his daughter had to watch that.

  131. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Doreen,

    I am hoping to head to Citi Field Saturday. It all depends on if I can get my paper written at some point this week.

    I never was able to get to Shea Stadium so I guess I will not be able to see the improvement the Mets made with their new ballpark. Yankees- Mets should be a fun game though.

    I am also heading to Syracuse on Thursday to see another AAA game. If Mark Melancon is there, he should probably run for it. He knows it too when he sees me.

  132. gayle June 22nd, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    sj-

    Hope you saw this JOnathan just posted this on the site

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  133. Richie June 22nd, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Nady should replaced Damon, who should shift to DH.

  134. gayle June 22nd, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Lots of baseball upcoming weeks cant wat

    Sunday – Citifield for Yanks game
    Thursday – STadium for Seattle gam
    SUnday – Scranton for Scranotn Yanks game

  135. GreenBeret7 June 22nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    gayle
    June 22nd, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    sj-

    Hope you saw this JOnathan just posted this on the site

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    ————————————————————

    Wonder if the back of his uniform will read
    ***S***anchez ***J***r
    ***44***

  136. GreenBeret7 June 22nd, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Wonder if the back of his uniform will read
    ***S*** anchez ***J*** r
    ***44***

  137. GreenBeret7 June 22nd, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I hope the Pirates won’t put the asterisks on the uniform.

  138. Ed H. June 22nd, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Doreen,

    The house phone would allow them to dial any location within the stadium where there is an extension like the offices, locker room, etc.

  139. Nick in SF at DFW June 22nd, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Look, everyone knows that Phil Hughes is softer that Jon and Kate’s marital stability. If staying in the bigs and working out of the bullpen toughens him up, I’m all for it.

    The best thing that can happen to Phil Hughes this year is to ride down the Canyon of Heroes in late October. Whatever it takes!

  140. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks, Ed H.

  141. Joe from Long Island June 22nd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    gayle, I guess I’ll see you in Scranton.

    Looking forward to that weekend. Would love for GB7 to mix it up with Pete.

  142. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Look, everyone knows that Phil Hughes is softer that Jon and Kate’s marital stability. If staying in the bigs and working out of the bullpen toughens him up, I’m all for it.

    The best thing that can happen to Phil Hughes this year is to ride down the Canyon of Heroes in late October. Whatever it takes!

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

    lol :lol:

    Jon vs. Kate under the O’Neill banner

  143. Ed H. June 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I wish there was a game tonight.

  144. m June 22nd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Doreen,

    lol. I was thinking, “Geez, Doreen sure looks good for her age.” And then I saw the “brunette” pop up and figured that was you and that you were the photog. You still look good for your age. I can see why some poster said you were smokin’ hot.

    I missed you original album, is it accessible from your link?

  145. Joe from Long Island June 22nd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    So, I’m watching the Mets-Cards, and Pujols is up with a man on first, one out, and the Mets up 5-4 late in the game, Stokes pitching. Clutch spot, right? Pujols GIDPs.

    Misery loves company. Nice to see someone – in this case the best hitter on the planet – perform like one of our boys. See, it’s not just the Yanks.

  146. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    m -

    Ha!

    Me and Madonna. :lol:

    If you click on my name, when you get to the slideshow, on the address line, delete the number 365 and replace it with 84, hit enter, and you’ll the pictures from the game we went to.

  147. m June 22nd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    All the major sites are showing CC determined to pitch against the Mets. What we all give up to see a CC vs. Santana matchup? Which is better, that or Hughes vs. Santana?

  148. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Joe from LI -

    I saw that, too! My first thought was, see, Pujols does that, too. Silly, right? And just now, Castilllo was safe – was Pujols’ foot on the bag?

  149. Trevor June 22nd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    “What we all give up to see CC vs. Santana matchup?”

    No Santana in this series.

    Sabathia vs Pelfry
    Burnett vs Redding
    Wang vs Hernandez

  150. m June 22nd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Oh, Doreen. What a great photo album. Beautiful family, great shots, and awesome story line. I think you spelled A-rod’s name wrong, though.

    You had “Ale Rodriguez” Shouldn’t it be “Ail Rodriguez”? :(

  151. m June 22nd, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Trevor,

    Sorry. Dropping words would totally mess up what I meant.

    What would we all give up to see a CC vs. Santana matchup. That’s like Ali v. Frazier, no?

  152. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    m –

    Oops! You’re right! “Ail” it is. :)

  153. Brandon (Shelley Duncan is not the answer people !) June 22nd, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    DeAngelo Mack just doubled to CF.

    nice start to his pro career.

  154. m June 22nd, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Anyone else think that Fehr & Quentin Tarantino are one and the same?

  155. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Doreen- I absolutely loveeeee picture number 49 on your album from the game <3 the love of my life. hahaha!

  156. m June 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Cubs in Atlanta today. Isn’t that where we’re playing tomorrow?

    And go Rox. That old rookie Matt Palmer? He’s pulling an Aaron Small for the Angels. Still undefeated at 6-0.

  157. Brandon (Shelley Duncan is not the answer people !) June 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    2.0 IP 2 H 1 ER 4 K’s for Melancon tonight

    Colin Curtis doubled off of Chris Bootcheck for his first AAA hit of 09′

    Shelley Duncan HR vs McCutchen (trade him while his stock is high)

  158. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Jon and Kate Share 8- just doesn’t have the same ring to it

  159. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Brandon- I never found out what movie you saw over the weekend!!

    I finally got to see the Hangover yesterday. Hilarious

  160. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    No, sure doesn’t Erica. What did you think of the episode?

  161. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Christina
    June 22nd, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    No, sure doesn’t Erica. What did you think of the episode?

    ****
    I feel like crying. You can’t really take sides when you have no real clue what goes on when the cameras are off, but just watching a marriage fall apart like that breaks your heart. But I guess its better for them to split then always fight in front of the kids. I just hope they can find a way to pull together so those kids can be happy

  162. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    m -

    Just did some editing. Found a few more typos. That’ll happen when you decide to annotate your photographs when you should be sleeping!

  163. Brandon (Shelley Duncan is not the answer people !) June 22nd, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I didn’t go to a theatre this weekend Erica.

  164. Joe from Long Island June 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Brandon – Pete had an interesting post a couple of threads ago, where he proposed releasing Berroa (surprise) and Brett Tomko. I could see Ransom replacing Berroa, and Melancon replacing Tomko. However, the regular lineup is what needs to step up, they’ve been responsible for the latest losses. Just not hitting.

    Now, with Nady, when he’s ready in 10-14 days, who gets moved – Gardner? Melky? Trade Swish (I don’t think that’s the way to go.) Or, place Matsui on the DL? That might be the best option. It would kill his ego, but might be the best answer.

  165. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Okay, I need to watch the Golden Girls. Jon & Kate Separ-8 really disgusted me.

  166. Rishi June 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I thought for sure the big J&K+8 announcement was going to be that they were going to stop filming for a while to work on their family – then it was all over the internet this afternoon that they were divorcing…

    feel so bad for the kiddies

  167. Cal June 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    D’Angelo Mack = The next Griffey?

  168. m June 22nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I haven’t watched that show in a while, and I would never condone extramarital activity.

    But if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say it’s Kate’s fault.

    She’s a witch who just seemed to get meaner as the show went on.

    No man worth his salt is going to put up with how she treated him. I wouldn’t be surprised if she died a lonely woman. She’s just a shrew and deserves what she gets.

  169. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Haha SA- I was trying to get excited to watch Cake Boss afterwards, but I am still way too sad.

    Watching the two of them talk about their dissolved relationship- felt gutwrenchingly more real than just about any other “reality tv”

  170. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Christina -

    When I went to the Mets game at Citifield, I took a picture of their SNY box and when I uploaded the pictures, I realized you could recognize Ron Darling and Gary Thorn. So, when we went to the Yankees game, I decided I was going to concentrate on getting some pictures from the YES box. With that picture, I wasn’t sure who I’d taken a picture of. :)

    I really love my new camera. Great zoom.

  171. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Kate was definitely tough, and maybe even a screw- but I think you need to be like that when you are raising 8 children that are all really young. They need discipline and organization or they will team up and outnumber you and it will be chaos.

    I realize sextuptlets were not what they signed on for, but Jon didn’t exactly step up to the plate. Instead of embracing his stay at home dad role (that he wanted) he seemed to retreat into his own little world and party with random women and go on vacations. Not exactly being there for his kids

  172. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I wanted to watch that Cake Boss show..lol, but I don’t think I’m gonna be watching anything on TLC for a while.

    I don’t understand how they are even continuing with the show. The words I want to use to describe Kate are not suitable for this blog. Jon is in no way innocent in this either, but my gosh Kate is a pill.

  173. m June 22nd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Erica,

    Ah. The picture’s a little clearer. Was Kate the breadwinner? What was her job?

    I don’t think men can do the Mr. Dad thing for very long. It’s a tough proposition.

    But it seemed like Kate got a little more self-centered as she improved her appearance?

  174. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I don’t feel bad for them at all. They had every deputed. Got all kinds of free things, still are. Because they had a sham of a marriage they got a huge mansion. And I read that Jon is buying an apartment in Trump Towers. Those apart go for millions.

  175. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Cake Boss is awesome. Don’t let your Jon & Kate depression ruin that for you. The guy makes absolutely unbelievable cakes.

    But I agree. I think now would be a spectacular time to pull the Jon & Kate plug. I guess a 40 episode season order contract can mess up a persons judgement in the midst of divorce proceedings

  176. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I saw Jon & Kate once for about 10 minutes. Completely didn’t like her. The kids were cute, though. I just hope the kids will be okay.

    I suppose it’s a very tempting proposition to be able to set yourself and your kids up financially simply by allowing a few cameras in. But rare is the person who can do that and not have their head turned by everything else that can go along with giving up a bit of your privacy. In the long run, is it worth it? Depends on how you look at it, I guess. I’d say it will depend on whether both parents still parent even while being divorced.

  177. Brandon (Shelley Duncan is not the answer people !) June 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    “D’Angelo Mack = The next Griffey?”

    Are you crazy ?

  178. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    money money money

  179. Rishi June 22nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    apparently, they decided he was going to quick his job and they were both home. Then she had the opportunity to write books and they did the publicity together to start, but he started staying home with the kids and she was gone all the time…

    He says he loves the kids etc, but never wanted to be a stay at home dad…that she never appreciated the challenges b/c she wasn’t there…

    She says she appreciates that being home is not easy, but she was working

    now if you consider that one of the rags or maybe eonline.com has stated that they have like 50 “helpers”, I don’t know what to make of it all.

    I do take issue with the way she talks to him (like he’s kid no 9) – even my mother noticed it.

  180. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Jon was working as an IT specialist for the first 3-4 years the sextuplets were born. When the show started getting popular, Kate started writing books and getting paid to do all kinds of speaking engagements. Then came the offer of a book tour. And well, that stuff makes MUCH more money than Jon’s IT specialist job, so he became the stay-at home. And that is really when the trouble started.

    I swear, I am not pathetic. I learned all of this when I was home with swine flu and got very addicted to Jon & Kate Plus 8. It is on for 2 hours a day in the afternoons

  181. J June 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Erica, if you don’t mind me asking, how did you get swine flu? I contemplating going on vacation in Mexico.

  182. Rishi June 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    oh, and when she started touring etc, she did start to focus on her appearance more (fake tanning/fake nails)

  183. Rishi June 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Erica, when i was working from home, I had them on in the background, too :)

  184. Tom in N.J. June 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    They’re job was the show. They made 60 grand per episode.

  185. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Erica
    I heard he was skimming money from his IT job.

  186. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    In case anyone is bored :P

    http://gosselinswithoutpity.blogspot.com/

    Aunt Jodi’s sister:

    http://truthbreedshatred.blogspot.com/

  187. jennifer June 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Rishi June 22nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    oh, and when she started touring etc, she did start to focus on her appearance more (fake tanning/fake nails)
    *******

    Yeah she went from a woman who really didn’t care what she wore. to constantly having her hair highlighted and cut. Believe you me I know it is very expensive. Than again it is probably another thing she got for free.

  188. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I have no idea how I got swine flu. I have never left the country. I don’t even have a passport so I can’t make any quick getaways.

    I was happily living my existance on Long Island (and never left Long Island) basically only going to work, home, the gym and other errands. One night I started coughing really badly. The next morning was a Friday and I woke up with a fever. I couldn’t get a doctor appointment until Sunday morning (I was supposed to go to a wedding Sunday afternoon). I came home from work Friday night and never left my apartment again until that Sunday for the doctor. I couldn’t get rid of the fever and I couldn’t even stop coughing long enough to tell the doctor what was wrong.

    He tested me for the strain and I came up positive. I didn’t leave my apartment again for a week. The fever finally broke on Wednesday night

  189. Blog Poster June 22nd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    For the love of God can we please beat the Red Sox a few times this year please?

  190. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    They gave her a tummy tuck too when she started the show. And Jon got free hair plugs. And looking at her right now, I would swear she got a boob job- maybe that is her way of ensuring she doesn’t wind up alone

  191. Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Going to Turner Field tomorrow night…I’ve never seen the Wanger pitch live so I’m pretty darn pumped for this one. Only 8 rows up behind the Bombers dugout :-)

  192. Blog Poster June 22nd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Someone sent me the YouTube video of Varitek fisting Arod in the face years ago.

    We’ve been stepped on enough I think since 2004.

    Time for some payback.

    Can this team man up and save some face this year?

  193. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Rich- that’s awesome.

    I was at the Stadium the on May 5, 2007 when Wang was perfect until the 8th inning vs. Seattle. The place was rocking. I also happened to be sitting upstairs in right field, and watched the first hit of the game for Seattle go right under where I was sitting. Oh well…

  194. Rishi June 22nd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    so Matt Palmer coming back down to earth?

  195. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    When did Jon get his ear pierced? He’s like in full single and on the prowl mode.

    Kate did look like she had her boobs done. I forgot she had the tummy tuck a while ago. I wonder if the rumors about her and the security dude is true.

    See what happens when no Yankee game-A Jon & Kate discussion. :P

  196. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Yahoo has an article on Fehr retiring. The man has a very striking resemblence to Bert on Sesame Street. Maybe its the unibrow.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

  197. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Going to Turner Field tomorrow night…I’ve never seen the Wanger pitch live so I’m pretty darn pumped for this one. Only 8 rows up behind the Bombers dugout

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

    Have fun!
    I forgot the Wanger was pitching tomorrow. Hope we see continued improvement from him

  198. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    S.A.- I think he looks so stupid with the earrings. I realize he is only 32, but looking at the guy just yells “midlife crisis”.

    I obviously have no clue what to do with myself when the Yankees don’t play and there is no normal TV on

  199. Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Eric I’ll never forget that start. That Wang game is the best non-perfecto or no-no performance I’ve ever seen. Ground ball out after ground ball out, nothing hit remotely hard until Broussard’s bomb. I was sure he was gonna get it.

  200. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Oops- I didn’t read the caption. It is Michael Weiner, his replacement that looks like Bert from Sesame Street ;-)

  201. Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks S.A.! I hope so too. I was encouraged with his last start…he wasn’t quite where he was in the start at Fenway with his velocity but much much better sinking movement. Great slider too. Quality start I’m predicting for tomorrow.

  202. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Rich,

    I think everyone at the Stadium that day thought he was going to get it. The place was completely electric. Everyone was standing for every out. And when Wang would get to three balls on a batter, everyone would stand to cheer him on.

    And when that ball flew right over the fence, he got one more really nice ovation.

  203. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Quality start I’m predicting for tomorrow.

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

    Would love to see that from the Wanger. Bring him some luck Rich

  204. Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Erica the one at-bat I remember thinking that it was destiny was the final out of the 7th. 3-0 to Ibanez and he came back and whiffed him. Bet the stadium was rocking right then :-)

  205. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Erica-yeah, he totally seems like he is having a crisis. The earring and he has that little sports car. I guess he’s gonna be living in NYC. Watch out

  206. Sey June 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Who are “John and Kate”?

  207. Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I will S.A…he’s gonna get win #1 tomorrow. I’ll be decked out in my lucky Yankee gear. They’re 5-0 this year when I’ve been in attendance. It can’t fail :-)

  208. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    It was amazing. That was definitely the most memorible game I have ever been to. (I went to one playoff game. It was 1996. They lost it. I no longer go to playoff games).

    No one was moving out of their seats that day. And all of the parents around my seat with little kids, kept sushing them. It was awesome.

  209. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Rich-

    Have a great time tomorrow! I hope you bring them luck!!

    SA-

    Next thing you know, we’ll be seeing Jon in the Legends Seats at Yankee Stadium.

    Pete,

    I am really sorry I clogged your blog tonight with Jon and Kate talk.

  210. Rich June 22nd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks Erica :-)

    I’m really impressed with this Matt Palmer. Haven’t seem him pitch until tonight but saw his 6-0 record and had to take a look. Pretty impressive 6-pitch comeback inning after that tough 2nd. When he commands his breaking pitches he looks gooooood.

  211. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Doreen- What type of camera is it?

    I have this amazing camera with 10x optical zoom. Oh, the things you can see with that thing :)

  212. Buddy Biancalana June 22nd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Erica-

    Where in Queens did you grow up? I’m originally from Forest Hills.

  213. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Buddy-

    I grew up in Howard Beach. My family is still there. I am just on the Nassau side of kennedy Airport now

  214. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    It’s a Canon Power Shot SX10IS. It has 20X optical zoom. It’s unbelievable. I was sitting in the tier level about 6 rows up and in the section right next to the end of the tier in RF. I got a picture of Cano touching home plate – and you can tell who it is and what he’s doing.

    I got so tired of having to delete so many pictures with the pocket digitals I’ve tried. It’s so worth the extra weight and heft of the camera to get such quality pictures. (And, frankly, I can still fit it in my oversized pocketbook and I’m so used to carrying so much “stuff,” it’s not all that bad. :)

  215. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    The Mets have some sort of weird curse this season

    Jose Reyes and Mets trainer Ray Ramirez were in a car accident on the way to the hospital for a check-up. Thankfully no one injured

    http://www.nj.com/mets/index.s.....e_r_1.html

  216. m June 22nd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=4515773

    Video on Yankee at-bat music.

  217. Doreen - Stadium Tour Pix June 22nd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    m -

    Interesting.

    But maybe they spend a little too much time worrying about their staging?

    Although, hopefully, they figure it out once and then forget about it. Wha’d’ya think?

  218. Christina June 22nd, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Ah cool Doreen. I have the Power Shot SX110 IS. Mine is a 10X optical 4 times digital. Its a great camera, I definitely agree with you there.

  219. dennis-Costanza June 22nd, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Hi Mel.

    Hope you are well.

    GB7- How are you dealing with the off night? I just finished a book and now I am doing the crossword…The book is “The Book Thief”, great story.

    Nick SF- Hope all is well in Dallas and that the line dancing career is taking off.

    -dennis

  220. Jake June 22nd, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    anyone know who’s pitching the second game of the series since AJ is suspended..on yankees website it says TBA.

    Move everyone up a day since the off-day and then we dont have to be creative?

  221. Buddy Biancalana June 22nd, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Erica-

    I lived in Nassau County for a while too, in Merrick.

  222. dennis-Costanza June 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Jake.

    Joba on Wed.

    -dennis

  223. m June 22nd, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Doreen,

    I’m not surprised. Guys are pretty superstitious.

    dennis,

    Good evening to you, too. Can you blow a little Boston luck our way? We’re hurting on the blog.

  224. Jake June 22nd, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    thanks dennis!…costanza? Cousins with george from sienfeld or something? lol

  225. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Buddy-

    I know Merrick. I have family there. They live on the south side near the Walbdaums on Merrick Road. My cousins all went to Kennedy high school

  226. Erica - newly OPPC June 22nd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I am going to bed- but one last thought-

    Can anyone think of a reason why Hughes wouldn’t start with Burnett is suspended? I guess he is a fullfledged member of the bullpen now

  227. Buddy Biancalana June 22nd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    That’s where I lived, right near Waldbaum’s.

  228. Fan Interference June 22nd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    “Kate Hudson may be wearing A-Rod out. The slumping Yankee slugger missed most of last night’s game against the Florida Marlins after riding the bench the night before as well with a case of “fatigue.” It’s not surprising that A-Rod is feeling a bit sluggish — the wilting all-star was caught partying in South Beach with Hudson, his main squeeze, in the wee hours yesterday morning. The third baseman was seen leaving an exclusive party with the actress at around 2:30 a.m.”

    New York Post

    Arod’s lucky George isn’t around to comment on his nightlife the way he did Jeter. I thought Kate Hudson was at her peak when she did Almost Famous. She’s still alright, but has had too many Hollywood D**ks in her. Arod must like them skanky.

  229. dennis-Costanza June 22nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Mel.

    The Sox have been very fortunate. Drew should have been called out on strike 3 yesterday and then hit the double..

    Jake.

    I like the mantra of self deprication far exceeds self promotion. See: Costanza, Woody Allen, Larry David, etc..

    -dennis

  230. Jake June 22nd, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Dennis –
    im confused with what you meant?

  231. Giuseppe Franco June 22nd, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and Mariah Carey have all been around the block a few times, too.

    That didn’t stop Jeter from dating them.

    Mickey Mantle was a first ballot manwhore Hall of Famer.

    Don’t care what any Yankee does away from the field as long as they continue to perform on it.

  232. dennis-Costanza June 22nd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Jake.

    You mentioned “Costanza” in your post as per my blog name. I chose it because I prefer people that have the confidence to make fun of themselves rather than self promote.

    GF.

    I agree with George Will when he said about baseball players, “Love what they do, not who they are”.

    -dennis

  233. Fan Interference June 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Jeter has never let his social life impact the team. Arod is another story. I know Mickey was a carouser, but that was before my time.

  234. Giuseppe Franco June 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    GF.

    I agree with George Will when he said about baseball players, “Love what they do, not who they are”.

    -dennis

    ——————-

    Exactly.

    Some of the most colorful and legendary Yankees of them all had plenty of issues off the field.

    Babe Ruth, Mantle, DiMaggio, Reggie Jackson, and even Mattingly the last few years.

    It’s not our business what they do off the field if they aren’t breaking any laws.

  235. Vin R. June 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    If Nady comes back healthy enough to play the outfield, who is the better everyday option in right?

  236. Richie June 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Giuseppe Franco

    Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and Mariah Carey have all been around the block a few times, too.
    __

    I have it on good authority that Jeter gets p.o.’d any time people bring up his relationship with the ugly chick of that trio, so watch it!!!!!!!!!

  237. Giuseppe Franco June 23rd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Fan Interference June 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Jeter has never let his social life impact the team. Arod is another story. I know Mickey was a carouser, but that was before my time.

    —————-

    You don’t know what you’re talking about. No idea what these guys do off the field and how it does or doesn’t impact their game on it.

    Even David Cone often references during YES broadcasts how much fun he used to have when he was playing and even now when his buddy David Wells is in town.

    It’s not wise to opine about things you know nothing about.

  238. Fan Interference June 23rd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Giuseppe Franco

    Here we go again. The point is that Arod’s off the field antics effect him, and therefore effect the club. i’m talking about the headlines, Steroid use, fatigue from partying with a sore hip, etc.

    If Jeter, Cone, Wells or anyone else you wanted to mention from the “Winning” years was partying, whatever. They obviously held their own, since they won championships. Arod needs to pull his stuff together, because since he began his career his teams have won didley squat. This is personified by his teams failures from 2004 to the present.

  239. Richie June 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Fan Interference

    Here we go again. The point is that Arod’s off the field antics effect him, and therefore effect the club.
    ___

    You have no idea whether or not that’s true.

  240. Giuseppe Franco June 23rd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Fan Interference June 23rd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Giuseppe Franco

    Here we go again. The point is that Arod’s off the field antics effect him, and therefore effect the club. i’m talking about the headlines, Steroid use, fatigue from partying with a sore hip, etc.

    If Jeter, Cone, Wells or anyone else you wanted to mention from the “Winning” years was partying, whatever. They obviously held their own, since they won championships. Arod needs to pull his stuff together, because since he began his career his teams have won didley squat. This is personified by his teams failures from 2004 to the present.

    —————-

    Here’s a tip for you. Never use a tabloid as your source for legitimate information.

    This is why you don’t know what you’re talking about. You suggested that the “fatigue” was a result of him “partying” with a sore hip.

    Oh, yes. I’m sure that’s what it was. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the cage and infield drills, weight room exercises, and overall bust ass work he’s done everyday since he was cleared to begin his rehab after the surgery.

    Not to mention he played every single day since his return until Friday when the doctors ordered him to take some days off to let his body heal and recuperate.

    What the Post calls a “party” might have been just dinner or a social gathering with some friends after the game. That is his hometown you know.

    A lot of Yankees go out of the game. I’m willing to bet Jeter did the same thing when he was kept out of the lineup with that gimpy ankle. But nobody cared because it was Jeter.

    This was a story because it was A-Rod. Plain and simple.

    No Yankee has won the World Series since 2000 – not Jeter, not Posada, not Mo, not Pettitte.

    But A-Rod is the guy who takes the fall for those shortcomings and it’s people like you who continue to do it.

    It’s A-Rod’s fault when they lose but he doesn’t get any credit for helping them win. This team doesn’t even get play in October without his 2007 MVP season yet it’s his fault they didn’t play well against the Tribe and lost.

    Get your head out of your arse and you might learn something.

    How many people knew Scott Proctor was an alcoholic until this past weekend and part of the reason he was sent out of town was because of his off the field issues?

    Exactly.

    You don’t have any idea what any of these guys do away from the field or how it affects their play on the field.

  241. pat June 23rd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    From mlb.com

    Tommy Hanson 2-0 4.08 ERA
    “Armed with a plus-fastball and a plus-slider, Hanson has shown the ability to pitch out of jams and make quick adjustments. After using two strikeouts to escape a bases-loaded jam with one out during Thursday’s second inning against the Reds, he threw 25 of his next 37 pitches for strikes and ended the six-inning effort without allowing a run.”

  242. Nick in SF at SFO June 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 am

    How bad has all this Jon and Kate chatter gotten on here?

    Even Nick in SF resorted to a Jon and Kate joke in this thread and he’s usually not *that* lame.

  243. dennis-Costanza June 23rd, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Nick in SF.

    Hope you are well. How was Dallas?

    Insomnia again.

    -dennis

  244. Nick in SF at SFO June 23rd, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Hi dennis. Still stuck on my taxiing plane. I had a nice time in Dallas but I suspect I didn’t see (m)any of its brightest attractions. And it was very hot. I fear I will eventually have to return. I hope you’ve been well.

  245. dennis-Costanza June 23rd, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Nick.

    Safe travels!

    -dennis

  246. m June 23rd, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I swear, Nick. You must be the must be the most interesting man in the world. Stay thirsty, my friend…

  247. Nick in SF at SFO June 23rd, 2009 at 1:36 am

    As if! I don’t think I’m even the most interesting man currently commenting on the blog.

    I am currently on a shuttle bus to my off-airport remote parking space thinking where I’ll go for a late dinner while trying to sort out what to say when my family asks about my trip.

    Hardly the stuff of deep fascination.

    I did spend most of the flight reading a book about the ’78 playoff, about which I will have more to say later.

  248. m June 23rd, 2009 at 1:38 am

    How about telling them the truth? Unless you were at a certain Starbucks with a certain starlet without a certain baseball star…

    Wait, Kate’s in North Carolina, right?

  249. dennis-Costanza June 23rd, 2009 at 1:42 am

    How about not mentioning ’78? I just felt a little sorry about the sushi Amy and I had this eve.

    -dennis

  250. Nick in SF June 23rd, 2009 at 2:00 am

    I think it’s going to be ok for you guys. Where I am in the book, Torrez is cruising through 6 and Guidry is on the ropes. I’ve already written it off as a loss – LoHud style. ;)

  251. dennis-Costanza June 23rd, 2009 at 2:15 am

    LOL. Well played as always.

    Any new photos? Here is my wife’s Amy’s website. Her work is in some galleries here in Maine and in the Staybridge Suites in Savannah.

    I put this out there knowing the the knucklheads will be tough on it.

    http://www.amyfarrellphotography.com

    -dennis

  252. Nick in SF June 23rd, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Thanks for sharing that, dennis. I’m still out and about in the city on my mibile device, but I’ll check it out when I’m able to get onto my laptop at home. And don’t worry about the knuckleheads; they’re not much for art criticism.

  253. Fan Interference June 23rd, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Giuseppe Franco

    FYI,

    Here is my source.

    http://www.fannation.com/truth.....?eref=sihp

    Would you not call SI.com reputable? Plus, hasn’t Arod made enough headlines, and confessed enough to come under scrutiny with the fans and the press. I bet you sat behind his wife at a game where she wore her F-You shirt.

    Bottom line, you’re a just a Yankee Homer, who uses insults to bully people. You are just a BULLY period. Get your head out of your arse.

  254. Fan Interference June 23rd, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Now go dye your hair tough guy.

  255. charlestonchew June 23rd, 2009 at 8:45 am

    The great thing about Nady is that he’s a very solid player. He’s also really clutch and will knock one out when you need it. I’d much rather have Nady up there getting important hits than Nick tacking on homeruns in blowouts. I’m not saying that’s what always happens, but Nick has been far from clutch (in my memory, at least).

    Nady will give us a solid average hitter with the ability to walk and to hit a ball out occasionally. There’s no reason he can’t spell Damon in left from time to time, either. I know that makes our defense somewhat weaker, but it’s not by much. Damon’s bat has been a blessing this year, but his homeruns have sort of disappeared. One can only hope he starts hitting those NYS blasts once again soon.

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