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Trophy coming to Queens

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 19, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees director of scoreboard and broadcasting Michael Bonner is bringing the World Series trophy to Queens on Wednesday, bringing it with him for career day at P.S. 166.

“I’ve been speaking at their career day since 1999,” Bonner said in an email. “And this time I get the added bonus of taking along the trophy.”

The Yankees have really let the trophy make the rounds this year, which seems like a great thing. I can only imagine how cool it would have been to have the World Series trophy come to my elementary school.

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96 Responses to “Trophy coming to Queens”

  1. Billy Z January 19th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Nady will be ready in time for ST. He’s the perfect guy for us.

  2. Nick in SF January 19th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    re-post:

    m is right!!!!!!!

    There are probably a ton of older people who could stand/lean at the plate and lay down bunts with more skill than Brett Gardner and a bunch of other major leaguers.

    I think there are also a lot of players who don’t have Gardner’s speed but are still better base stealers than he is.

    We will get a better idea between now and Opening Day whether the Yankees think Gardner can improve enough in these and other areas to be an everyday player or not.

    Either way, he’s still one of our children — I mean, he’s still one of our players and I’m excited to see what he can do.

    And yes, maybe he would be a better bunter if he had come up through the Twins system — or maybe some of the failure is Gardner’s and not the system’s. Or both. But he might also be a pudgy wings eater and beer drinker.

    Yikes.

  3. Bo Knows January 19th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Nady will be ready in time for ST. He’s the perfect guy for us.

    ——————————————-

    Yep, one throw and the arm flys off. (Sheepish grin) Oops.

    Not totally bad news people. In the interest of science -

    We now know about double TJ surgeries and position players.

  4. Rich in NJ January 19th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    No one really knows if Nady will be ready for ST. That’s Scott Boras talking, hardly an unbiased voice.

  5. DT - OPPC member January 19th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Things I wonder about.

    When Damon looks in the mirror does he see a Nomad?

  6. Rich in NJ January 19th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    “When Damon looks in the mirror does he see a Nomad?”

    That assumes that he’s literate.

  7. Bo Knows January 19th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    re post

    Great Posts people, Lohud at it’s best. I stopped to check if there was anything happening and read for an hour. Informative, reasoned, quirky – The last, thanks to Nick

    My bad – Didn’t mention Erica in the quirky but lovable, intriguing, brilliant – uuh. Phew, sorry I think I just ran out of superlatives.

    One thing I would like to add. Much as it pains me, Boston blows away the Yankees in signing at least one high ceiling OF a year. 2 OFs in the whole system that are below A Ball is not performance. They must have scouts that know pitching and Damon knows catching – das it. They had to resurrect Livesey for God’s sake. Mr Towers we need you badly, come on down.

  8. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    If Boston has so many outfielders always coming through their system, why is it that they haven’t had more than one at a time since the days of Lynn, Rice and Evans or Burks, Greenwell and Evans?

  9. lets go yankees January 19th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    “We now know about double TJ surgeries and position players.”

    ————————-

    What do we know?

  10. m January 19th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Who was the last Red Sox-bred outfielder before Ellsbury?

  11. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    The only time people will see a WS trophy in Queens any time soon will be when they borrow the Yankees. That must be galling.

  12. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    m
    January 19th, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Who was the last Red Sox-bred outfielder before Ellsbury?

    ————————————————————

    Trot Nixon

  13. Ninja Burglar January 19th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Nobody seems to be talking about this, but what about Johnny Damon in LF?

  14. Nick in SF January 19th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Interesting idea, Ninja Burglar. Is he still available?

  15. Rich in NJ January 19th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The question is: Is Cashman talking about it?

  16. Bo Knows January 19th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    If Boston has so many outfielders always coming through their system, why is it that they haven’t had more than one at a time since the days of Lynn, Rice and Evans or Burks, Greenwell and Evans?

    ———————————————————-

    I was talking about drafting OFs with high ceilings. So, in that class would be Ellsbury, Kalish, Westmoreland that come to mind – There are two or three others. In that time the Yankees drafted Angelini, Sublett, Suttle, overslot. Then came Adams and Joseph – two 2B and three catchers. 30% of position players are OFs. There is a vast empty space in OF down to De Leon in GCL and Heathcott, the latter barely on board. Seems to me, a breakdown in drafting strategy.

  17. Tarheelyank January 19th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “The question is: Is Cashman talking about it?”

    The real question is: will Erica ever stop talking about it. j/k haha and all that.

    Off topic, this brownie I am eating is heavenly. Brownie and Cognac, I higly reccomend it.

  18. Erica - always OPPC - Bring Johnny Back!!! January 19th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Bo Knows
    January 19th, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    re post

    Great Posts people, Lohud at it’s best. I stopped to check if there was anything happening and read for an hour. Informative, reasoned, quirky – The last, thanks to Nick

    My bad – Didn’t mention Erica in the quirky but lovable, intriguing, brilliant – uuh. Phew, sorry I think I just ran out of superlatives.

    ****************

    Well, this is just my favorite comment of the night! Flattery will get you everywhere my friend ;-)

  19. Nick in SF January 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    We just drafted Slade Heathcott — after having deliberately loaded up on catchers a pitchers.

  20. Tarheelyank January 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I also “highly recommend” that I take GB’s spelling and typing course–again.

  21. Erica - always OPPC - Bring Johnny Back!!! January 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Tarheelyank
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    “The question is: Is Cashman talking about it?”

    The real question is: will Erica ever stop talking about it. j/k haha and all that.

    **************

    I make no guarantees… lol

  22. Erica - always OPPC - Bring Johnny Back!!! January 19th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Blog Poll!!!

    Does all this MPB Johnny Damon talk make everyone nostalgic for the endless weeks of hypothetical trades for Roy Halladay???

    Have we reached that level of irritation?

  23. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    How many catchers and infielders do the Red Sox find in the drafts? Next to none and that 5/8ths of the position players. Drafting the players do very little good if they never make it.

  24. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Tarheelyank
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    I also “highly recommend” that I take GB’s spelling and typing course–again.

    ————————————————————

    That’s BS. I’ve had two straight error free posts in a row, now. You probably missed the three post errorless streak earlier today.

  25. Erica - always OPPC - Bring Johnny Back!!! January 19th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    GreenBeret7
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Tarheelyank
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    I also “highly recommend” that I take GB’s spelling and typing course–again.

    ————————————————————

    That’s BS. I’ve had two straight error free posts in a row, now. You probably missed the three post errorless streak earlier today.

    *************************

    When you can manage to tie the Yankees errorless streak record, I will get excited :-)

  26. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Ooops. I need to take your reading course, Tar. I thought you said that I needed a spelling course. LMAO.

  27. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Erica – always OPPC – Bring Johnny Back!!!
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    GreenBeret7
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Tarheelyank
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    I also “highly recommend” that I take GB’s spelling and typing course–again.

    ————————————————————

    That’s BS. I’ve had two straight error free posts in a row, now. You probably missed the three post errorless streak earlier today.

    *************************

    When you can manage to tie the Yankees errorless streak record, I will get excited

    ————————————————————

    Johnny Damon will be a Yankee before that happens, Erica.

  28. Bo Knows January 19th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Well, this is just my favorite comment of the night! Flattery will get you everywhere my friend.

    ————————————-
    Phew

    Tap danced my way out of that disaster, thought I was a gonner. Note to self. Quirky = good word, use more often.

  29. Erica - always OPPC - Bring Johnny Back!!! January 19th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    GreenBeret7
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    When you can manage to tie the Yankees errorless streak record, I will get excited

    ————————————————————

    Johnny Damon will be a Yankee before that happens, Erica.
    ***************

    We can only hope GB7! (okay, well at least- I can only hope!)

  30. Bo Knows January 19th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    GreenBeret7
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    How many catchers and infielders do the Red Sox find in the drafts? Next to none and that 5/8ths of the position players. Drafting the players do very little good if they never make it.

    ———————————————-
    I know, but all last year I was checking Scranton’s line scores. “Damn, Jackson with another two SOs. Trenton – Nada, Tampa – Nichevo, okay, how about Almonte – Nah, he’s in the toilet again”

    A Yankee fan whimpering at Minor League line scores is unnatural, basically pitiful.

  31. Buddy Biancalana January 19th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Erica-

    What does your gut, not your heart tell ya about the Yanks re signing Johnny Damon?

    ;-)

  32. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Erica, I didn’t feel that it was prudent to post what I really wanted to say.

    “I’ll beat the streak before Johnny Damon is a Yankee.”

  33. whatever January 19th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    The Yankees should have signed Ben Sheets instead of trading for Vazquez.. not only is Sheets the better pitcher but he is so cute, I would have loved him on the Yankees.. its a shame.. and we could have kept Melky, man Cashman really dropped the ball this off season.

  34. Carl January 19th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    whatever January 19th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    The Yankees should have signed Ben Sheets instead of trading for Vazquez.. not only is Sheets the better pitcher but he is so cute, I would have loved him on the Yankees.. its a shame.. and we could have kept Melky, man Cashman really dropped the ball this off season.

    Lets trade for Youk. Hes cute.

  35. Bo Knows January 19th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    The Yankees should have signed Ben Sheets instead of trading for Vazquez.. not only is Sheets the better pitcher but he is so cute, I would have loved him on the Yankees.. its a shame.. and we could have kept Melky, man Cashman really dropped the ball this off season.

    ————————————————-

    There you go Cash, it’s curtains for you, the ultimate insult, “dropped the ball”. How come you didn’t factor in “cute and Melky Love”? This is haunting, almost daunting. The season, it is ruin’t.

  36. Jerkface January 19th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Cashman’s stats can’t measure heart*, bring back Melky!

    *neither could the bears though!

  37. Erica - always OPPC - Bring Johnny Back!!! January 19th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Buddy Biancalana
    January 19th, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Erica-

    What does your gut, not your heart tell ya about the Yanks re signing Johnny Damon?

    **************

    So not falling into that death trap again! LOL

  38. Derwood Morris January 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I would’ve been the first 4th grader arrested for stealing a world series trophy and fleeing the scene.

  39. Tarheelyank January 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    “Lets trade for Youk. Hes cute.’

    I agree. I found this baby picture.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.....ye-aye.jpg

  40. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I know, but all last year I was checking Scranton’s line scores. “Damn, Jackson with another two SOs. Trenton – Nada, Tampa – Nichevo, okay, how about Almonte – Nah, he’s in the toilet again”

    A Yankee fan whimpering at Minor League line scores is unnatural, basically pitiful.

    ————————————————————

    You failed to mention Daniel Brewer, who split the season between Charleston and Tampa. Don’t sleep on this guy. He can flat out hit and he has speed.

  41. GreenBeret7 January 19th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Tarheelyank
    January 19th, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    “Lets trade for Youk. Hes cute.’

    I agree. I found this baby picture.

    http://news.nationalgeographic…..ye-aye.jpg

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. You have a cruel streak in you.

  42. Carl January 19th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Tarheelyank

    lol

  43. ANSKY January 19th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Tarheelyank

    That baby picture of Youk was altogether hysterical, shocking, perverse (in a bestial way), goofy and yet somehow it manages to be complimentary.

  44. Tarheelyank January 19th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Ansky

    Well at least he had some hair back then.

  45. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! January 19th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    OT but I had to say it to someone!

    WOW in Massachussetts. Something pretty historic has happened. It doesn’t take much to call this a resounding referendum. For Massachussetts to go Republican is huge but not surprising based on the mood of the nation. This was obviously about Washington as much as it was about Massachussetts. (I think there is something in there about Americans not wanting to be further taxed during a recession.)

    Anyway, go Yankees. If you think Curt Schilling was oppressive before this, watch out now!

    :)

  46. m January 19th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Cubs and Yankees have both been linked to two players. Nady & Baldelli. Are the Cubs OF needs the same as ours?

  47. m January 19th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    trisha,

    Did the Republican win Kennedy’s seat? If so, the news cited the other day that it could be a referendum on Obama’s health reform plan.

    BTW, how are ya?

  48. RayVT January 19th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Erica – always OPPC – Bring Johnny Back!!!
    January 19th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Bigmitch

    I am RAYVT or Ray from Virginia Tech.

  49. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! January 19th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    m, the republican did win and it definitely is seen as a referendum on Obama’s health reform plan. I think that Massachusetts has always been seen as about the bluest state in the nation and a stronghold of the Kennedys so I think that the dems really underestimated the independent voter potential of Massachussetts voters. O and Bill Clinton went there personally to stump for Coakley, and Ted Kennedy’s wife campaigned with her the entire past weekend.

    Now if only it could trickle over to RI where Ted Kennedy’s really dumb son Patrick has held a seat in the House far too long!

    I am doing very well thanks! I am enjoying time away from the forum during the offseason because I know that once the season begins, I’ll be stuck like glue once again. The Ys winning the WS gives me total comfort in letting them run the offseason without my help! :)

    (I do check in to see the different lead-ins, and that’s the way I keep up on Yankee news.) And in another matter altogether, I have discovered that being out of work is not my cup of tea! I’m setting up my law practice in my home and hope to be busy enough with pro bono stuff that I feel like I am contributing to society again! I am definitely meant to work and not be a total person of leisure, at least not yet.

    Hope all is well by you. I know I can always count on you to keep the troops honest.

    XOX to all.

  50. JMZ January 20th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Trisha, stfu please. If nothing else, have a little respect for the forum rules about politics. Not everyone here is on your side.

  51. CR9 January 20th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    GreenBeret7
    January 19th, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    m
    January 19th, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Who was the last Red Sox-bred outfielder before Ellsbury?

    ————————————————————

    Trot Nixon”

    Just a joke, but Backdoor Trot was a Steroid-bred outfielder! I guess Steroid-bred is a synonym for Red Sox-bred.

  52. CR9 January 20th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    TarHeelYank

    Too funny, and true!

  53. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! January 20th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    JMZ, whoever you are.

    1. I am a long-time poster

    2. I said it was off topic

    3. I saw people on line who are actually my friends here and so I posted to them

    4. I didn’t realize I was on any particular “side”

    5. Telling someone to “stfu” is against the TOS. Please have some respect.

  54. Pat M. January 20th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Tricia, Good to hear from you…As I stated the other day, this place ( The LoHud ) has a more prevelent dark side as of late…..It was stunned by todays happenings in Mass….Are you fine with Gardner in left, or would you rather a platoon with let’s say a Marcus Thames ???? Or do you re-up with Johnny for one season ????

  55. PittsburghYankeeFan January 20th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    This is first, and likely last, time I will praise the Red Sox Nation as a die hard Yankee fan. Way to go, guys.

    One thing I think all of us agree on is that it is enough of the arrogance which says you can ignore the people since you think you know better (and this goes for both parties). Way to go.

    Martha Coakley thought Schilling was a Yankee fan…unbelievable.

  56. JMZ January 20th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    1) I don’t post much but I skim the threads for posters I respect. Believe me, I know who you are.

    2) You were right when you said it was off topic.

    3) That is indeed what you did, but I submit that it would have been better directed to your non-online friends than posted in a sports forum that prohibits political discussion.

    4) If you’re not on a particular “side,” then I apologize for making assumptions.

    5) Touche. I look forward to us both respecting the TOS from here on out.

  57. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! January 20th, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Hi Pat M!

    I admit I am really conflicted on the LF situation. I have loved Johnny Damon and his “grit” but loved him a little less when he and Beelzebub Boras decided that he was worth four more seasons, or bust. At that point I wanted him out of here because I think that another season with a team option for a second season is more than generous. What Johnny may fail to realize is that a lot of success was founded upon his sitting out of games or DHing from time to time. That is not my idea of LF. I distinctly remember a (non)play in the WS that led to a run for the Phils, and I distinctly remember that the ball was catchable, meaning that no amount of Damon grit can make up for the fact that he is losing a few steps there – and that’s with being somewhat pampered through the season.

    At this point I don’t know that I would even want him back for one. I don’t think he can cover LF. With Granderson’s bat I’m not worried about needing Johnny to set the table so much.

    Okay, so that leads to the question of platoon or no platoon. The upside to a Marcus Thames is that the kid can hit. So there’s a good bench player for us. (I admit that I haven’t been keeping close tabs so am not sure what we have for a bench at this point. I know that Hinske has signed elsewhere…) I think I would be comfortable with Gardner in left and having him bat maybe 8th or 9th. I think I’d also be comfortable if he spent more time working on laying down bunts since his speed will well make up for his lack of power otherwise4.

    Does this constitute an entire nonanswer? What are your thoughts on the LF situation?

  58. Rich in NJ January 20th, 2010 at 1:51 am

    No politics, please.

  59. Crawdaddy January 20th, 2010 at 5:19 am

    “No politics, please.”

    Thank you, I’m down on politics and sports (baseball) is my escape from that reality.

  60. hobbie January 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

    As nobody else as suggested it how about Barrack Obama in Left. He seems a natural fit.

  61. m1kew January 20th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Klapish on Damon … http://www.northjersey.com/spo.....tions.html

    It really seems like Boras has blown Damon’s chances. I wonder what if any impact what appears to be an obvious failure on Boras’s part will have on his sway over other of his clients? Probably none. But Boras may be less able to correctly guage value when the economy is having difficult times.

  62. teddy January 20th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    is a shame they never bring the ws titles to us upstate nyers.

    the forgotton fanbase

  63. upstate kate January 20th, 2010 at 7:53 am

    yeah Teddy I have to agree :)

  64. hobbie January 20th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    On a pure baseball note what do youthink of Felipe Lopez for LF. He brings the additional benefit of being competent at the middle infield position. He has also had some good seasons with the bat although I don’t know how well this is translate to the AL east

    Apologies to Rich and craw daddy. You must have been posting simultaneously with my last “joke” post

  65. pat January 20th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    A former gold glove winner in Japan, Matsui is anxious not to be restricted entirely to the DH role.

    “I want to play every game next season and play some of those games in the outfield,” Matsui said.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4841298

  66. mick January 20th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    # randy l. January 19th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    i know that politics is supposed to be off limits on the blog but what was martha coakley thinking when she said “who cares what shilling things because he’s a yankee fan “?
    ———————————————————–
    Teddy Kennedy must be scratching his head. There goes his health plan sabotauged by his own people.

  67. Aaron January 20th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Well, it’s only fun to be a democrat while everything is in theory. Once the tax bills start coming, and you realize that you’re now officially a nation’s caretaker for a bunch of issues you don’t give a crap about, the shine wears off quick – as is evident by the underwhelming support of this stupid health care program. Good Job, Massachusetts.

  68. blake January 20th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I thought Matsui was crazy for taking the deal with the Angels for just 6 Million…turns out he was crazy like a fox.

  69. Erin January 20th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    m1kew
    January 20th, 2010 at 7:31 am
    Klapish on Damon … http://www.northjersey.com/spo…..tions.html

    It really seems like Boras has blown Damon’s chances. I wonder what if any impact what appears to be an obvious failure on Boras’s part will have on his sway over other of his clients? Probably none. But Boras may be less able to correctly guage value when the economy is having difficult times.

    **********************
    Very interesting article. In a way, I feel bad for Damon-I don’t think he ever thought he’d be without a team this late into January. I wonder if he’s kicking himself for not taking the Yankees initial offer.

  70. upstate kate January 20th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    It just looks wrong seeing Matsui in that Angels cap :(

  71. Doreen - Ain't it Just "Grand"? January 20th, 2010 at 8:52 am

    pat -

    Thanks for the link.

    Perhaps one of the most telling sentences in the article referenced Johnny’s amiability – not being the type of guy who would stand up to a Boras – his easy-going nature.

    It’s unfortunate.

    But it’s also interesting to see that Boras is not some kind of Houdini – his success in being able to bring extremely favorable contracts to his clients is dependent on the economy and he hasn’t adjusted his definition of “extremely favorable” to reflect the current market conditions, which were telegraphed last off-season.

    I still can’t see Damon going to the Braves. Klapish was spot on when he mentioned that a big reason for Damon’s success last season was the way his playing time was managed. The flexibility of being able to DH in the American League gets his bat into the lineup even while he “rests” from playing defense for a few games. Well, we’ll see.

  72. Erin January 20th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    upstate kate
    January 20th, 2010 at 8:50 am
    It just looks wrong seeing Matsui in that Angels cap

    ************************
    kate, don’t even get me started on that! Everytime I see a picture of him in that uniform, I have to take a peek at the Matsui picture I have up in my cubicle where he’s in his “real” uniform. lol

  73. Doreen - Ain't it Just "Grand"? January 20th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    upstate kate -

    Oh, I so agree with that! Matsui looks foreign in that red cap.

    Does anyone think he’s going to see a lot of time playing the outfield? Do you think the Angels really give him a chance to do so? And if they do, does anyone think his knees can really handle it or would the Angels be playing with fire?

    I’m sure he’s working hard at rehabbing them, but were too far gone?

  74. Number23 January 20th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I’m not a long-time poster but I really enjoy reading the baseball/Yankee-oriented discussions on this forum. Sometimes you have to wade through some personal/trivial stuff but it’s just about the best place I found for information on the Yankees. Conversely, there are about a thousand other site on the Net where I can find blowhards expressing ill-informed political opinions (e.g. Aaron). Please, please restrict those types of comments to one of those blogs.

  75. Erin January 20th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Doreen – Ain’t it Just “Grand”?
    January 20th, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Perhaps one of the most telling sentences in the article referenced Johnny’s amiability – not being the type of guy who would stand up to a Boras – his easy-going nature.

    *********************
    He should have called his buddy Alex to get some advice. ;)

  76. rover January 20th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    It is time I think to inform Mr.Cano he has to man up and hit #5. He, without a doubt has the best skills in the current lineup to do that. Does he have the mental to be effective? Should spend the year or near year finding out.
    The guy inspite of last years risp is just to good to hit in the far rear on this team. 7-8 should be reserved for CG if for no other reason than his splits. I don’t like NJ in the two slot either. He is an easy dp without the clean hit or walk.
    If BG is starting the last two months of the season, its likely someone saw something many on here didn’t. I hope he is that would make him valuable as a yankee or tradebait.

  77. upstate kate January 20th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I can’t see Matsui having much, if any, playing time in the outfield. From his comments, it did seem like that was important to him, so perhaps the Angels were telling him what he wanted to hear.

    Damon would have been perfect as a LF/DH, it is really too bad he (or Boras) had such high expectations that prevented him from signing before NJ.

    It is snowing yet again, but I have my WS poster on my office wall, so I can dream about baseball.

  78. Frank January 20th, 2010 at 9:02 am

    “It is time I think to inform Mr.Cano he has to man up and hit #5.”

    I like Posada for the #5 spot right now.

  79. blake January 20th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I can’t blame Damon for listening to Boras (he’s only the best agent in sports) but he really misread the market with Damon this offseason. I don’t know if it was because of arrogance or denial over the economy or because he just thought the Yankees would bail him out but Johnny is running out of options.

    Teams are still spending on elite players or to fill specific needs but are trimming the fat in other areas and the market was flush with DH types like Damon. Its surprising that Boras didn’t read that better.

    That said, I don’t see Damon retiring and I still think he will sign somewhere and if I had to bet on it I’d say it will be with the Yankees (I could be wrong).

  80. JohnC January 20th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Are Yanks making a mistake by not at least checking out Ben Sheets?

  81. randy l. January 20th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    i guess because curt shilling is involved it’s baseball.

    so sticking with that theme and not injecting my own voting preferences i wonder how many percentage points were lost when the candidate in an interview said that what shilling thought didn’t matter because he was a yankee fan.

    on my little main street in the cape cod summer resort town that swells to 20,000 people in season ( half from ny & nj), i would say that at least 95% of people know who curt shilling is at any given time.

    baseball is a religion down here. how a politician could not know that curt shilling is as anti- yankee as it gets is beyond belief. i would say that it created at least a 2-3 point vote swing. take that from one side and add it to the other and there’s a different result.

    now that seems crazy because baseball is a game and politics is about life and death issues, but i think the thinking of someone who would be affected by the shilling faux pas is that if anyone is that out of touch with what almost everyone else knows than that person doesn’t deserve to be elected and trusted with more important things.

    of course that’s crazy because part of the 5% in my town who doesn’t know who shilling is do things like spend their spare time working on helping people like haitians (and have for years). maybe it’s not a good sign that so many people here know who shilling is . there are, after all, things more important than baseball( shocking as that sounds).

    the people of massachusetts clearly violated lohud yankee blog policy and mixed baseball and politics.

    the only thing worse than that is if the people of MA elect shilling to something in some future election and you know they will.

  82. Alan January 20th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Fernando Tatis is less of a risk than Nady is. Obviously Boras is promoting his client Nady by saying he’ll be ready for spring training.

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/te....._id=123107

  83. blake January 20th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Sheets is gonna sign a one year deal so if he goes out and stays healthy and has a good year then they can give him a look next year.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Cano hit #5 some. I think he’s on the cusp of being great..he just needs a little less Vlad in his approach.

  84. pat January 20th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    “Are Yanks making a mistake by not at least checking out Ben Sheets?”

    Do we know they didn’t have someone there for his workout yesterday?

  85. pat January 20th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    oops hit enter too soon

    On MLB Network, Verducci said Sheets is likely to sign with an NL club rather than an AL one because he needs to re-establich himself and build his market. In his opinion, that’s easier to do facing shorter NL line-ups where he is more familiar with the batters.

  86. m January 20th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Is there some kind of referendum on today’s pinch hitter post?

    pat,

    That’s where it’s easier to face shorter line-ups AND he’s more familiar, right? ;)

    And I was finally convinced that Ben Sheets’ stuff could translate anywhwere

  87. Bret the Hitman January 20th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Google Club for Growth, it’s a Wall Street front group and 527 that funded Scott Brown’s campaign.

    BIG WIN FOR BIG MONEY!

  88. Bret the Hitman January 20th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    the republican did win and it definitely is seen as a referendum on Obama’s health reform plan.

    He ran as an ‘Independent’. Coakley failed to unite the progressive wing with the centrist wing of the state Dem party.

    Also, the largest voting block in MA are not Republicans, they’re Independents.

    But carry on Trisha, you’re on a roll.

  89. Bret the Hitman January 20th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    And the health reform plan is a product of centrists in the Senate and to a lesser extent in the house.

    Obama wanted a much better plan than the one that will creep its way to his desk.

    BIG WIN FOR INSURANCE CORPORATIONS, DRUG COMPANIES AND THEIR LOBBYISTS

    YAY!

    DOING GREAT!

  90. bru January 20th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    signing sheets will put both joba & hughes in the pen wich would be a huge mistake

    we need one of them too be a solid ml starter

    until both hughes & joba fail as starters there will always be the temptation too experiment with them as starters because it has not been ruled out

    after the 2010 season we have cc & burnett so 3 starters will be needed
    maybe pettitte,vazquez,hughes,joba & others fill the void but you never have enough

    if we strike gold & both hughes & joba turn into solid 1-3 starters we are in fantastic shape

    also if any adjustments need too be made with lf & the bench it will be done as we go along

    if gardner can’t handle lf he will not be there for long
    no way cashman is going to let lf bring the rest of the team down

    i am ok with giving gardner 1/2 the season

  91. Bret the Hitman January 20th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Trisha’s a lawyer.

    Figures.

  92. GreenBeret7 January 20th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Bret the Hitman
    January 20th, 2010 at 9:49 am
    Trisha’s a lawyer.

    Figures.

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    Give your pathetic BS a rest. Both parties are equally to blame for the mess this country’s in. They care about two things. Their own money and their party.

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