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Notes from Monday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Before today’s bullpen sessions, Dave Robertson stood in right field playing catch alongside all of the other pitchers. But Robertson wasn’t throwing to a teammate, he was throwing to Triple-A pitching coach Scott Aldred. And he wasn’t doing a simple long toss, he was throwing as if from the stretch, occasionally with Aldred crouched like a catcher.

He was trying to refine his changeup.

“That stupid thing,” Robertson said. “You have it one day and the next day you don’t. I want to have it every day. But, it’s getting better.”

Robertson works mostly with a fastball-curveball combination, but he can also throw the changeup effectively. The problem is, his delivery occasionally gives it away, which ruins the deception. He sometimes pushes the ball, or lets his hand drag just before the release. Those are small mechanical adjustments, and he’s trying to get them just right.

Sabathia

• Andy Pettitte throws his first bullpen tomorrow. Thirty pitches, fastballs and changeups.

• Toward the end of CC Sabathia’s bullpen session, Francisco Cervelli started calling for his slider down and in (to a right-handed hitter). Cervelli practically put his glove flat on the ground to give Sabathia a target, and Sabathia was nailing his spot, perfectly to the ghost hitter’s back foot. “No one can hit that pitch,” Cervelli said. 

• As indicated in the previous post, Joe Girardi expects to carry 12 pitchers on opening day. “Our guess is we’ll take 12,” he said. “That’s what I’ve thought we’ll do.”

• Brett Gardner on the versatility of the outfield: “You never know where one person might be playing,” Gardner said. “It could easily switch around on a daily basis. Just have to take balls everywhere. As we come together as a team, you work on communicating and where you’re playing and learning the different spots, get a feel for how everybody goes about things out there.”

• Position player physicals begin at 7:30 tomorrow morning. Girardi has said he’s excited about getting the full team together, but he said tomorrow doesn’t really count. “Tomorrow I’ve got to see them take physicals, that’s not really exciting,” he said. “I always think camp livens up. It gets louder up there, and I like it. I like for the noise level to go up.”

• Girardi said he expects everyone to report on time. He’s not aware of anyone who’s supposed to be late.

• Joba Chamberlain had a huge box full of smaller boxes in front of his locker today. It was his latest shipment of spikes. He said one pair lasts him only two or three starts.

• Pitchers who threw today:
First group: Aceves, Gaudin, Burnett, Sabathia
Second group: Albaladejo, Mitre, Robertson, Sanchez
Third group: De La Rosa, Pope, Ring, Segovia
Fourth group: Arias, Duff, Hirsh, Sanit

• First group pairings: Rivera caught Aceves, Romine caught Gaudin, Posada caught Burnett, Cervelli caught Sabathia.

• I double checked with director of player development Pat Roessler: Humberto Sanchez is not still in the organization. His name still gets mentioned in the comments and in emails from time to time, but he became a free agent this winter.

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155 Responses to “Notes from Monday”

  1. tampayank February 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “Erin says:

    February 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    tampayank
    February 22nd, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    Just saw Cano at Miami’s airport. Talked to him on the train from customs, cool guy. I told him I’m going to miss the MelkMan and he said he will also, we’re both on a connecting flight to Tampa in an hour

    ***********************
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so incredibly jealous! I want more details-what was he wearing??”

    He was wearing a white AE polo and was with a Dominican friend that was wearing a flat bill Yanks cap. We just talked about Melky and he mentioned that he hopes he makes it to Tampa before International mall closes bc he needed to get something. Said they had physicals tommorow..that’s all I got, gotta go:)

  2. Erin February 22nd, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    tampayank
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    “Erin says:

    February 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    tampayank
    February 22nd, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    Just saw Cano at Miami’s airport. Talked to him on the train from customs, cool guy. I told him I’m going to miss the MelkMan and he said he will also, we’re both on a connecting flight to Tampa in an hour

    ***********************
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so incredibly jealous! I want more details-what was he wearing??”

    He was wearing a white AE polo and was with a Dominican friend that was wearing a flat bill Yanks cap. We just talked about Melky and he mentioned that he hopes he makes it to Tampa before International mall closes bc he needed to get something. Said they had physicals tommorow..that’s all I got, gotta go:)

    ***************************
    THANK YOU!!! You totally made my night!

    Have a safe flight (be warned-I want details if you’re sitting anywhere near him) :D

  3. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    GreenBeret7
    February 22nd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Yep. all you really hear is that he’s too big to be a catcher. He’s a big kid, no doubt. He isn’t soft or fat, though. He’s built like a linebacker, and, he’ll always need to keep an eye on the weight, but, I’m sure that he’ll get help with that and that NYY tries to get him to change his diet some…cut back on the red beans, rice and tortillas. Not a slam on his heritage, just a statement that it’s a pretty normal Latin diet.

    —————————

    Could not figure out a way to link this to the sabermetric debate, except maybe that stuff murphydog was talking about with him liking baseball like food.

    But, since I enjoy enlightening GB7, that is definitely not a typical Latin diet, especially since Montero is Venezuelan and is kind of an insult on his heritage.

  4. DaSaint007 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Yanks will make the appropriate decisions on bullpen and rotation. My hunch is that Mitre gets traded or released prior to the end of ST, and Gaudin gets traded prior to opening day.

    Chip, Aceves is flexible and cost-controlled, and you have to start to understand that.

    I don’t know who the other lefty out of the pen will be, but of course I’m pulling for Igawa. But it’s just as likely that a starter or starters gets traded for a situational lefty. Logan will not be on this team come opening day.

    It’s going to be a fun ST.

  5. Joe from Long Island February 22nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Humberto Sanchez – one of many examples of why we fans shouldn’t get too caught up in young players and potential. Too bad – a young kid from the Bronx, it would have made for a heckuva story.

  6. DaSaint007 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Next prediction: Swisher gets traded prior to the start of 2011.

  7. pat February 22nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Doreen

    Thanks. Self-editing is a good thing sometime.

    Reading backwards I now see she threw you and I under the bus to stop Nick from being a splinter. :wink:

  8. Doreen February 22nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    pat -

    You’re welcome. :)

  9. Holden February 22nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Betsy
    “when you are the best team, with the highest payroll, and offer the most money, you are going to attract people for the money. That’s the Yankees greatest selling point.”

    Yankees Greatest Selling Point??
    You don’t seem to have a clue, do you?

    Start with the Yankee tradition, it’s fans, it’s history, and
    maybe further down on the list is what you say.

  10. pat February 22nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Now that we know Cano is in transit; that leaves only Tex and Alex who haven’t surfaced in Tampa yet, right?

  11. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Just so you know, Lets….persons from Venezuela are considered Latin….just as much as the people from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands and the rest of South America are. and, yes, that is a major part of the diets from the poorer parts of Latin America.

  12. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Not so much red beans as refried beans

  13. Camilo Gerardo February 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    swish traded for whom? prospects?

  14. Awais February 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    RANDOM QUESTION

    do you know what game it was

    Mo comes in..gets the outs

    and Joe Buck goes ” what a game?”

    i m pretty sure they were tied in the 9th..whoever they wer e playing…

  15. Awais February 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    w.o the “?” in “what a game.”

  16. Awais February 22nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    they actually “what a game” several times that night

  17. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    “Humberto Sanchez – one of many examples of why we fans shouldn’t get too caught up in young players and
    potential.”

    Maybe the lesson is not to trade for a pitcher that needs major surgery.

  18. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Doreen and pat: innocents caught up in the flood of innuendo. :(

  19. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    LOL the “stupid thing” is probably what Phil calls the change, too

  20. Erin February 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    pat
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Now that we know Cano is in transit; that leaves only Tex and Alex who haven’t surfaced in Tampa yet, right?

    **********************
    I think so

  21. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    pat
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    Now that we know Cano is in transit; that leaves only Tex and Alex who haven’t surfaced in Tampa yet, right?

    ————————————————————

    They’re home watching the kids. Their ladies are out shopping in the only place to shop…in NY.

  22. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    “Yankees Greatest Selling Point??
    You don’t seem to have a clue, do you?
    Start with the Yankee tradition, it’s fans, it’s history, and
    maybe further down on the list is what you say.”

    If you think that for most players the tradition means more than money and the ability to play with a great team as a result of a massive payroll, perhaps you should look in the mirror before you insult people.

  23. Joe from Long Island February 22nd, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Rich – wasn’t it elbow surgery? I thought that elbow surgery for pitchers had a pretty good success rate. Look at Brackman – the Yanks spent a lot to draft and sign him, and the next week (or so) he had TJ surgery.

  24. hardwired February 22nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Awais, you could be describing literally dozens of Yankee post-season games since this run started in ’95.

    I’m guessing you might be referring to Game 7 of the ALCS in 2003.

    That was probably the most-clutch Mo has ever been. The Sox offense that year was sick, and Mo kept them shut down until Boone’s epic shot.

    That was the game Mo went back to the mound while everyone else was celebrating and just collapsed like a newborn.

  25. John_Halfz February 22nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Incorrect about the Venezuelan cuisine, GB7. Germany and France are neighboring countries in Western Europe. No one confuses the cuisine of those two countries. Venezuelan cuisine is diverse and varied, and has little to do with the cuisine of other adjacent and nearby countries

  26. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Betsy – Romine wasn’t built in a day
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    LOL the “stupid thing” is probably what Phil calls the change, too

    ————————————————————

    “Stupid thing” is a lot better than what a guy like Burnett would have called it….or, at least a lot cleaner.

  27. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Da saint-

    I sometimes like to speculate.

    So, I’ll take the bait.

    Why do you think Swish is gonna be traded ?

  28. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Joe from Long Island

    TJ.

    Cox, Garcia, and Sanchez haven’t made it back, at least not yet.

    Maybe Brackman will.

    Cash said he had seven offers for Sheffield. I think, as I posted elsewhere at the time, that he should have gone for a sure thing. I think the Sanchez deal was too boom/bust.

  29. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    GB-
    ““Stupid thing” is a lot better than what a guy like Burnett would have called it….or, at least a lot cleaner.”

    I believe AJ calls his changeup “Old Lonesome”. ;)

  30. Rose February 22nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    “Start with the Yankee tradition, it’s fans, it’s history, and
    maybe further down on the list is what you say.”

    Here is what most players look for-$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

  31. Joe from Long Island February 22nd, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Rich – point taken.

    Maybe the real point is that persistent injury issues – Sanchez, and Garcia, as you point out – is the real culprit here. Alan Horne seems to be falling prey to that. Will Dellin Betances too? My only point was that until these young guys with athletic ability actually produce, it’s all just hope. Unfortunately, all too often hope gets dashed.

  32. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    MTU
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    GB-
    ““Stupid thing” is a lot better than what a guy like Burnett would have called it….or, at least a lot cleaner.”

    I believe AJ calls his changeup “Old Lonesome”.

    ————————————————————

    It’s really to bad that he doesn’t use his change-up because it’s quite good. He learned it in 2007 or 08 because of a split fingernail. The curve hurt too much. He did say that from one day to the next, the problem was knowing which direction it would break.

  33. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Cox won’t be back. He quit baseball.

  34. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 22nd, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    GB, that was the old AJ, the AJ that threw a ball through the back of a Marlins pickup truck because he was annoyed at Billy the Marlin, lol. MTU, lol. It would be nice if AJ felt better about his change; if he did, he’d throw it more.

  35. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    GreenBeret7
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Just so you know, Lets….persons from Venezuela are considered Latin….just as much as the people from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands and the rest of South America are. and, yes, that is a major part of the diets from the poorer parts of Latin America.

    ————————-

    I know Venezuela is considered Latin. I was not saying it wasn’t. I was saying it was an insult to Venezuelan heritage to say tortillas are typical in their diet. You would be hard pressed to find a tortilla in Venezuela.

    And, tortillas in general are not part of the diet in many if not most countries in Latin America.

  36. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 22nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    If the Q&A series that Pete started continues and AJ is a guest, I will definitely ask him about the change

  37. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    GB-

    “It’s really to bad that he doesn’t use his change-up because it’s quite good. ”

    I was aware of that.

    Can you imagine how good AJ would be if he wasn’t so stubborn
    about mixing it in ?

  38. Comet February 22nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Erin you really do seem to be quite taken with Mr. Cano.

  39. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 22nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Maybe he’s not stubborn, maybe he just doesn’t feel comfortable throwing it. It’s like telling someone that she’s pretty – if she doesn’t believe it, it doesn’t matter what everyone says.

  40. Erin February 22nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Comet
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    Erin you really do seem to be quite taken with Mr. Cano.

    **********************
    I’m not exactly subtle, am I? ;)

  41. DYD INDA WUL February 22nd, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Let’s go and GB – Not to bust chops but regarding Montero’s cuisine: although red beans are eaten in Venezuela, black beans or “caraotas negras” are the Venezuelan staple. Neither is the tortilla: the “arepa” is the quintessential Venezuelan daily “bread” (though it’s actually made from refined cornmeal).

  42. pat February 22nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    GB

    I was just taking roll call not casting aspersions but watching the kids is no excuse. Have diaper bag, will travel! :wink:

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/0.....?q=yankees

  43. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Betsy-

    “Maybe he’s not stubborn, maybe he just doesn’t feel comfortable throwing it. It’s like telling someone that she’s pretty – if she doesn’t believe it, it doesn’t matter what everyone says.”

    OK. So just let him throw it to his “blind spot” then. Hitters are still gonna have trouble with it, right ? ;)

    And P.S. – In AJ’s case let’s use Handsome instead of Pretty.

  44. Bronx Jeers February 22nd, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Arepas are the big thing in Venezuela.

    It’s kind of like a sandwich but the “bread” is kind of this unsweetened corn cake. Very similar to a “raw” corn tortilla. Much thicker than what we’re used to.

    But regardless , there are a lot of carbohydrates in most Latin American diets. Rice, beans or some sort of legume, plantains are big.

    And I think everybody loves chicharon,
    Which is fried pork skin of course.

  45. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    MTU
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    GB-

    “It’s really to bad that he doesn’t use his change-up because it’s quite good. ”

    I was aware of that.

    Can you imagine how good AJ would be if he wasn’t so stubborn
    about mixing it in ?

    ————————————————————

    There was a piece that I read and he was describing the pitch and the trouble he had in figuring out the break from start to start and sometimes pitch to pitch. It tends to make batter look silly after a high, hard 97 MPH heater. another one with a great change-up and won’t use it in a game (that I remember) is Mariano Rivera. He does break it out during spring training. It drove Ryan Howard to tears last year.

  46. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    GreenBeret7
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Not so much red beans as refried beans

    —————————

    No definitely not. Refried beans are strictly Mexican. If you put that stuff on Latin American person’s plate outside of Mexico they would want to know why their beans look like vomit.

  47. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Gb-

    “There was a piece that I read and he was describing the pitch and the trouble he had in figuring out the break from start to start and sometimes pitch to pitch. It tends to make batter look silly after a high, hard 97 MPH heater. another one with a great change-up and won’t use it in a game (that I remember) is Mariano Rivera. He does break it out during spring training. It drove Ryan Howard to tears last year.”

    I guess when you’re that good disrupting a hitter’s timing becomes secondary.:)

  48. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    All of a sudden, I’m getting a little hungry.

  49. DYD INDA WUL February 22nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Referring to the potency of Venezuelan black beans (probably their iron content) when you see a clean-up hitter type person “un cuarto bate” like Miguel Cabrera and the “Big Cat” Andres Galarraga, he’s said to have been nursed with a baby bottle filled with strained black beans “un tetero de caraotas.”

  50. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    pat
    February 22nd, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    GB

    I was just taking roll call not casting aspersions but watching the kids is no excuse. Have diaper bag, will travel!

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/0…..?q=yankees

    ————————————————————

    Not this kid. They don’t travel with me alone unless they can change their own pants. I ain’t getting near toxic waste.

  51. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    LGY-

    “No definitely not. Refried beans are strictly Mexican. If you put that stuff on Latin American person’s plate outside of Mexico they would want to know why their beans look like vomit.”

    Layoff the Tequilla please ! ;)

  52. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    GB-

    Maybe you should call it in to the EPA and have them take care of it ?

  53. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    “But regardless , there are a lot of carbohydrates in most Latin American diets. Rice, beans or some sort of legume, plantains are big.

    And I think everybody loves chicharon,
    Which is fried pork skin of course.”

    ———————

    Plantains also are not big in many countries in Latin America.

    Each country in Latin America has its own and very diverse cuisine. The point is that it is very insulting to many people from there when people couple them together or make assumptions about what they eat.

    Like someone else said, no one confuses what people in France and Germany eat.

  54. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    lets go yankees
    February 22nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    GreenBeret7
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Not so much red beans as refried beans

    —————————

    No definitely not. Refried beans are strictly Mexican. If you put that stuff on Latin American person’s plate outside of Mexico they would want to know why their beans look like vomit.

    ————————————————————

    Whatever. Beans and rice are beans and rice. This isn’t worth the space it’s taken already. I forgot that you are an expert on everything.

  55. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    If you like chicharon you gotta try longaniza.

  56. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    MTU
    February 22nd, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    GB-

    Maybe you should call it in to the EPA and have them take care of it ?

    ————————————————————

    If I get caught with that detail, I just hold ‘em over the camode and just hose ‘em off.

  57. MTU February 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    LGY-

    “Like someone else said, no one confuses what people in France and Germany eat.”

    Guess you’ve never been to a German beer house then ?

  58. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    “Whatever. Beans and rice are beans and rice. This isn’t worth the space it’s taken already. I forgot that you are an expert on everything.”

    —————————–

    No they are not.

    It is worth the space no matter what type of forum this is when you are insulting people’s culture.

    You are being extremely ignorant right now and this is not even a joke like the sabermetric thing.

  59. Tom in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Here’s a picture of the Venezuelan National dish. It’s called Pabellón criollo.

    Notice the rice, beans and plantains.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....riollo.jpg

  60. Melkman is in Hotlanta February 22nd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Beans and rice is what the NYY rookies live on when they only make 400k in the big city. 400k doesn’t get much in NYC, ask the melkman.

  61. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Melky worked for peanuts.

  62. Melkman is in Hotlanta February 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    “I forgot that you are an expert on everything.”

    Everyone is an expert on this board including dork from NJ, sk101, etc etc. etc.

  63. Melkman is in Hotlanta February 22nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Hey Nick, 400k gets a Giant a 400 sq ft apartment in the Mission District?

  64. DYD INDA WUL February 22nd, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Tom in NJ – Cool! Pabellon con baranda: Pabellon with a railing, which are the sliced yellow plaintains – platanos.

  65. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Feel the love.

  66. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t think any Giants live in the Mission District, but I’ll be getting one carne asada taco and one chicken taco in about 30 minutes.

  67. Nick in SF February 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I’d rather see Papelbon without the railing.

  68. DYD INDA WUL February 22nd, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Hey NJ, you know it!

    I’ll bet my bottom dollar that Cervelli still throws down with his arepas for breakfast and a serious Pabellon for lunch. LOL

  69. Rich on the 6 train February 22nd, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I am enjoying hearing about the arms race. I do believe both Ramirez and Mitre will be gone before the season starts.

    I would like to see Hughes get that 5 spot though I think Joba has the unwritten advantage.

    I am curious to hear how the team is reacting to Park being added.

  70. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    “I am curious to hear how the team is reacting to Park being added.”

    I doubt they care very much.

  71. DYD INDA WUL February 22nd, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Nick in SF – Only in Beantown.

    Rich on the Pelham local – Girardi said it: the best twelve arms. That’s raising the bar for some healthy comp.

  72. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Melkman is in Hotlanta

    “Everyone is an expert on this board including dork from NJ, sk101, etc etc. etc.”

    I missed this.

    Tell us again why Cash is a bad GM, genius.

  73. Chad Jennings February 22nd, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    One last post for the night

  74. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Melkman is in Hotlanta
    February 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    “I forgot that you are an expert on everything.”
    Everyone is an expert on this board including dork from NJ, sk101, etc etc. etc.

    —————————

    Yes, what am I thinking correcting someone’s blatant ignorance that many people, some very close to me happen to take great offense to.

    How about this. Why don’t we test my “expertise” as you call it.

    Go down to Tampa and tell Montero he should consider cutting back on the tortillas and refried beans.

    I have a feeling we will not be seeing any more posts from Melkman is in Hotlanta after that…

  75. Mike_Boston February 22nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    My question to: Have diaper bag, will travel!

    http://www.daylife.com/photo/0…..?q=yankees

    …Is why does a NYY father/fan name his kid Manny?!? I don’t get it;-)

  76. pat February 22nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Someone remind me, how did Greg Golson end up as a Yankee and where does he project to be when camp breaks?

  77. Rich in NJ February 22nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Traded for Mitch Hilligoss. SWB.

  78. murphydog February 22nd, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    First there was disagreement about the value of sabermetrics. But now things have gotten ugly. There’s been a Blog Human Rights Violation filed over the lack of respect for bean diversity, compounded by a flagrant tortilla insult.

    And what do I have to say about this? Only this:

    “Sevilla” is a great little place in the West Village I have been to many times and very recently:

    http://www.sevillarestaurantandbar.com/

    The menu is great and claims to be “Spanish” (rather than Bolivian, or Mexican or Ecuadoran or anything else). I especially like Sevilla because it was an Irish bar before it was a Spanish restaurant. Excellent sangria, charming, intimate (small) place, very busy on the weekends, good service, reasonable prices for West Village, a nice West Village spot.

    The last time I went to Sevilla, it was four couples: My pink self and my Puerto Rican Wife; One of my Italian lawyer friends and his Dominican wife; my other Italian lawyer friend and his Ecuadoran wife and my Irish lawyer friend and his Cuban fiancee. And nobody complained about the friggin rice or the beans or the tortillas. Amazing. Must have been the sangria bringing all the cuisines together in harmony.

    Hope this little piece of dining advice can calm the Tortilla Wars.

  79. pat February 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks Rich.

  80. lets go yankees February 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    murphy,

    If you are ever in the Murray Hill area El Pote is quite good.

  81. GreenBeret7 February 22nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Murph, maybe we can find one of John Steinbeck’s relatives to write part II of “Tortilla Flat”. Just hope for better results than “Gone With The wind, Part II.

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