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Hughes wins some and loses some

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yogi, Cerv, Rod

This afternoon, Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain threw their batting practice sessions in two “inning” stints. They threw roughly 20 pitches, sat while another pitcher went to the mound, then went back for another 20 or so pitches.

During Hughes’ first inning, Alex Rodriguez swung and missed against back-to-back fastballs, but the writers were in the clubhouse interviewing CC Sabathia during Hughes’ second inning. It seems we missed something.

“I don’t like the cage thing, especially when A-Rod’s taking you deep,” Hughes said “It might have been a ground-rule double. I tried not to look. It sounded good off he bat. Like thunder.”

Rodriguez said it wasn’t a home run. He hit one deep to left and one deep to right, but Rodriguez didn’t think either ball left the yard.

What about those first two fastballs?

“He was setting me up,” Hughes said. “Baiting me to throw him another fastball.”

UPDATE, 6:12 p.m.: Here’s the audio. All three are pretty short. Honestly, at this point we’ve pretty much asked these guys all we can in a group setting. Hughes actually made fun of us for not having much to ask him.

CC Sabathia

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Joba Chamberlain

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Phil Hughes

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In the picture, that’s Yogi Berra, Francisco Cervelli and Rodriguez watching batting practice.

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63 Responses to “Hughes wins some and loses some”

  1. Carl February 28th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    My boy Alex

  2. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks, Chad!

  3. F Youk February 28th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    So he deliberately swing at two fastballs so Hughes can throw him another one. A-God.

  4. The Evil Empire February 28th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    This has been the most interesting news so far all spring.

  5. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    It must make him feel slightly better that it was A-Rod taking him deep and not like, Ramiro Pena

  6. Melkman is in Hotlanta February 28th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I hope Hughes mans up and becomes the pitcher we all hope he can be. 2010 is the make or break year or he is going to Pittsburgh for a trade imo.

  7. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    http://twitpic.com/15x6c4

  8. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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  9. Carl February 28th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Alex Rodriguez says Phil Hughes throws “easy cheese”

    lol

  10. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend this video of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s visit to Quebec — a good tonic to this afternoon’s sad development.

    http://dumpalink.com/videos/Tr.....-810d.html

    (if link doesn’t work or is too slow, just google ‘triumph insult dog canada’ for other outlets)

  11. Bronx Jeers February 28th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The Canadian team probably cranked some tunes this classic in the locker room before the overtime. Canadian pride.

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/.....0lucky.jpg

  12. Chad Jennings February 28th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Audio is up. It’s true, Alex said Hughes throws “easy cheese.” Cracked me up a little bit.

  13. Pat M. February 28th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Outstanding hockey game, regardless of the outcome ( damn )…..Are people really serious about some bp hits ???? I took Cy Young winner Sparky Lyle yard once in bp….I ended up in AA West Haven for the summer…..

  14. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Is that funny?

  15. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Betsy – Romine wasn’t built in a day
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Is that funny?
    ***********

    Not if you are Phil Hughes (or a giant Phil Highes lover)

  16. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Pat M, you can direct that to me as I was the one that mentioned it. I’m not being completely serious and I understand that it’s just BP, but the way the media and the Yankees are making it out, every single pitch counts. All I said was that I didn’t like what this dumb competition was doing to me; it’s making me be treat BP like something to be taken seriously when I know very well that it’s not.

  17. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Pat M is my baseball hero.

    Word.

  18. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Erica, yeah – I don’t get the joke. What’s wrong with throwing “easy cheese”? That’s a good thing.

  19. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Melkman is in Hotlanta
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    I hope Hughes mans up and becomes the pitcher we all hope he can be. 2010 is the make or break year or he is going to Pittsburgh for a trade imo.

    ————————————————————

    Whatever you say, scout. Don’t give up your day job.

  20. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Pat M, did you ever know a catcher for the West Haven Yankees named Pat Callahan? I think he was there in 1979 or so, in Ft. Lauderdale for a couple years before that. Never hit the bigs. A little after your time?

  21. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Batting practice results mean absolutely zero for pitchers. All they’re going for is building arm and leg strength. It only means a little more for the hitters who are working on pitch recognition, pitch location and timing…but, mainly to strengthen and toughen the hands.

  22. Pat M. February 28th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks Tricia, I certainly wasn’t a hreo in my Mom’s eyes after I refused to do those stupid Sears & Roebucks catalog poses once I turned 14…..She warmed up to baseball when she realized that College was going to be free……Nick in SF, I was out of the game by 1974….

  23. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    GB, of course that’s true. It’s not like I spent the day moping about it…In fact, when I was away from the computer, I didn’t think of it at all. Hey, Phil had a sense of humor about it, so why shouldn’t I?

  24. blake February 28th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    GB,
    Correct, its about the work not the results. Hitters are tracking pitches and getting their hands ready and pitchers are getting used to a hitter standing there. The results really mean nothing.

  25. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Pat M.
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    Thanks Tricia, I certainly wasn’t a hreo in my Mom’s eyes after I refused to do those stupid Sears & Roebucks catalog poses once I turned 14…..She warmed up to baseball when she realized that College was going to be free……Nick in SF, I was out of the game by 1974….

    ————————————————————

    Say it ain’t so, Pat. Your mom tried to make you into Jim Palmer, Jr.? How embarrassing. I feel your shame.

  26. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Pat M, by the way, I didn’t mean that to come out the way it sounded. I just meant that there was only one person who mentioned BP and that was me; no one else was foolish enough to be so paranoid about this competition, lol.

  27. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I wonder if Pat M.’s mom will be posting her pix of him modeling his Giranimals?

  28. upstate kate February 28th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I am so Olympicked out…I really thought the USA would pull it off in OT, oh well. The local TV station has a medal count of 10 for just NY/VT/NH, better than many countries!
    Ready to move on to ST. The guys sound relaxed in the audios.

    Erica-
    what was the winner, the brownies or the cinnamon buns?

  29. Chad Jennings February 28th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    The “easy cheese” thing only made me laugh because you don’t hear it very often. It’s absolutely a good thing. I just think it’s funny when guys throw that sort of baseball slang around.

  30. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Pat M: I didn’t know the guy, just met him one time at a West Haven Yankees game; he was dating some friend of my mom.

    We have something in common, I was a youth model too (not underwear!). I won a contest in my school and did some print advertising for some medical journals and did one PSA TV ad.

    I actually saw myself on TV one time… it was during the summer and I was watching a Yankee game on WPIX and suddenly there I was. It was so surreal, I wasn’t sure if I hadn’t just imagined it. Then when school started up again a couple months later, a pal of mine came up to me and said “were you on TV during a Yankee game?”

  31. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    upstate kate
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    I am so Olympicked out…I really thought the USA would pull it off in OT, oh well. The local TV station has a medal count of 10 for just NY/VT/NH, better than many countries!
    Ready to move on to ST. The guys sound relaxed in the audios.

    Erica-
    what was the winner, the brownies or the cinnamon buns?

    ————————————————————

    Why doesn’t somebody invent cinnamon bun brownies?

  32. upstate kate February 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    GB
    that has definite potential…cinnamon goes good w/ chocolate. would you put the gooey frosting on the top?

  33. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Another great Canadian export – Neil Young. I understand he is going to be part of the closing ceremonies.

  34. upstate kate February 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    did I miss something? did Pat M model underware in his youth?

  35. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Chad, that was hysterical. There would be no other way to take Arod saying that than in good humor! Talk about throwing a meatball…

    :)

  36. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Kate, you definitely have to follow the bouncing ball on that one!

    Two of my brothers were in a Burger King commercial, print ad, nationwide. The reason is that my fiance at the time was the art director on the job!

    :)

  37. upstate kate February 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    ah thanks Trisha. I don’t usually go back to the old threads.

  38. Erin February 28th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    GreenBeret7
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    upstate kate
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    I am so Olympicked out…I really thought the USA would pull it off in OT, oh well. The local TV station has a medal count of 10 for just NY/VT/NH, better than many countries!
    Ready to move on to ST. The guys sound relaxed in the audios.

    Erica-
    what was the winner, the brownies or the cinnamon buns?

    ————————————————————

    Why doesn’t somebody invent cinnamon bun brownies?

    ***********************
    I’d much rather have those peanut butter brownies she made. Yum!! :)

  39. sevrox February 28th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Anywhere online where one can access the ESPN interview of CC and Swisher this eve?

  40. Pat M. February 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Nick in SF, No BVD”s here either….It was Boy’s clothing…You did summer stuff in the middle of December, I hated it and once I hit HS it & expensive clothes…..

  41. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    upstate kate
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Erica-
    what was the winner, the brownies or the cinnamon buns?
    ***********

    I’d have to declare the cinnamon buns the winner since there were two types of brownies and confusion! LOL

    I made the peanut butter ones; my cousin baked some with chocolate chips and a fudge topping.

  42. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Erin
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’d much rather have those peanut butter brownies she made. Yum!!
    ************

    We aren’t doing it again for three weeks; but I think I am doing chocolate chip cookie bars next time

  43. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Erin-

    Btw- I knew I said I had transport concerns about the cinnamon buns. But then I was stuck with a plan last night- I put them all on a large serving tray and just covered it with cling wrap

  44. Erin February 28th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    Erin
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’d much rather have those peanut butter brownies she made. Yum!!
    ************

    We aren’t doing it again for three weeks; but I think I am doing chocolate chip cookie bars next time

    **************************
    Those sound good too! :)

  45. Pat M. February 28th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Nick in SF…What I was trying to say was the only good thing about that time was when it was time to do photo stuff for John Wanamakers…..They always had great kid’s food and they let you keep the real nicxe clothes

  46. Doreen February 28th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Ack! Can’t listen to audio until tomorrow a.m. Think I should invest in some earphones??? :)

  47. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    upstate kate
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    GB
    that has definite potential…cinnamon goes good w/ chocolate. would you put the gooey frosting on the top?

    ————————————————————

    Yes, but only after I hollowed out some of the inside and filled it with the gooey frosting.

  48. Erin February 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    Erin-

    Btw- I knew I said I had transport concerns about the cinnamon buns. But then I was stuck with a plan last night- I put them all on a large serving tray and just covered it with cling wrap

    ****************************
    That works! Glad they were a hit :)

  49. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Kate, actually it’s all in this thread, but you know how quickly things get out of hand! Someone makes a serious comment, someone else makes a quip, and all of a sudden the entire thing is turned into a comedy.

    :)

  50. Doreen February 28th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Erica – you ended up making cinnamon buns, too?

    You must have had some extra time on your hands. :)

    You know what’s fun to do? A giant chocolate chip cookie, that you cut into wedges like pizza. You can “ice” it with frosting, or write on it like a birthday cake, or dollop it with icing – decorate it. People always think it’s fun and it’s very, very easy.

  51. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    “Anywhere online where one can access the ESPN interview of CC and Swisher this eve?”

    I would think an excellent start would be the ESPN website…

  52. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Chad, really? I thought the term “cheese” is used a lot… Alex is either a dork or just behind the times, lol.

  53. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Pat M, it must have been fun dressing up like Richie Rich, even if it was just pretend. A little glimpse into Young Master Philip’s childhood. ;)

  54. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I love cinnamon….yum. Cinnamon in anything makes it better…….

  55. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Doreen
    February 28th, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Erica – you ended up making cinnamon buns, too?

    You must have had some extra time on your hands.
    ***************

    The cinnamon buns were ummm… not from scratch. After you gave me the tip about the Pillsury dough, when I went food shopping for supplies I saw they happened to be on sale. So I went for it.

    I did the brownies last night and the buns this morning- I woke up a little unusally early for a Sunday

    Funny you mention the big cookie though. My grandma used to bake a giant chocolate chip cookie for our birthdays instead of cake. I remember one year she brought it to my birthday party and everyone went nuts over it and I was really mad I had to share my big cookie. LOL

  56. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    new thread :arrow:
    Notes from today

  57. Doreen February 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Erica -

    I am “scratch” to a fault! BUT sometimes you just gotta take short-cuts! Ha ha!

    I’m finding now that I have to look into the quicker-type stuff for my daughter, who is not really a cook, and so now I find myself in the interesting position of having to find the best quality mixes, and ready-to-go foods so she can prepare herself healthy, quality meals without having to fix everything from scratch. Not easy for me to do. Like, what are the best frozen veggies, frozen prepared dinners, cake/brownie/cookie mixes – with the least preservatives and “junk.”

    ——

    I enjoyed the Olympics. About 90%. Was starting to get olympic-ed out, so I guess it’s good they’re over now. However, that hockey game was absolutely amazing. I saw the last period and overtime. (Fortunately the drive home from Long Island was nowhere near as harrowing as the drive TO LI yesterday.)

    ——

    Can’t wait to find out what the outing is on Tuesday, and watching the first ST game on Wednesday. I am not taking any of this prep stuff seriously (Hughes v. Arod – :lol: )

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    darn, I keep logging on to the food network and I was looking for Yankee info :)

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