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The big man is ready

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

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CC Sabathia threw 28 pitches this afternoon. He got a swing on his second pitch and broke Mike Rivera’s bat on a fly ball to center.

“They didn’t take many swings,” Sabathia said. “But it’s good to have that hitter judge your pitches… It doesn’t matter whether they swing or not.”

Sabathia faced Rivera, Marcus Thames, Randy Winn and Nick Johnson. Thames popped one up into the cage, Winn hit a ground ball and Johnson (of course) took every pitch he saw. Rivera, actually, was the star of the show. After the broken bat, he grounded one to short, grounded one to second and got his revenge with a hard-hit ball to center field.

Is Sabathia ready to finally pitch in a game?

“We’ll see,” he said. “I feel good tough. Bullpens went real well. I get Monday off then throw another bullpen, so I’ll be fine. I’m looking forward to it. Today definitely helped, getting back going and getting used to facing guys.”

And how does he feel about facing Roy Halladay in his first spring start?

“If I face him in the regular season I’ll probably be more concerned becasue I’d probably have to hit,” he said.

 
 

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108 Responses to “The big man is ready”

  1. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Maybe the pitchers are ahead of the hitters even if they don’t yet have their maximum fastball command.

    Except for Arod; he’s already ahead of Young Master Philip. :(

  2. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks, Chad! Nick is killing me here….

  3. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    How about this: Joba might be ahead of Phil too… at visits to the training table. :( :( :(

  4. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Nick, I’m in the morgue now……..now you’re just doing this for your own twisted enjoyment, lol.

  5. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    See, I really hate this. I am now paranoid about every pitch in BP….ugh.

  6. blake February 28th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Generally speaking hitters lag a little behind pitchers early in the year because it takes awhile to get their timing back.

    CC vs Halladay is awesome even if the games is meaningless. Still wonder how great they would have been in the same rotation..oh what might have been. Glad to have held on to Montero just the same.

  7. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Unless Joba Chamberlain has a chronic shoulder issue or some other affliction that doesn’t forecast him as a career starting pitcher, the Yankees need to groom him to start.

    Any other course, without such mitigation, is just wrong.

  8. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Glad to have held on to Montero just the same.
    ====

    Me too, but I have to conclude that the Yankees are dubious about him spending his career behind the plate.

  9. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Why is US Team sending only 1 FC in??

    THis over rating of Canada is going to cost.

  10. blake February 28th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    There is nothing to draw from an Arod at bat against Hughes when he likely knew what pitch was coming.

  11. pat February 28th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    “Except for Arod; he’s already ahead of Young Master Philip.”

    Damon passed the torch to Alex. Project Toughen Up 2010 is underway.

  12. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Blake, logically I know that……

  13. Jose February 28th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Betsy,

    What are you talking about? Did something happen today that I am unaware of?

  14. blake February 28th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I think the Yankees are committed to keeping Montero behind the plate but if they had a chance to get the best pitcher in baseball they would have done it. Doesn’t mean they don’t love Montero, just means there isn’t much more valuable than an established ace pitcher. I think Montero will have to prove 100% that he can’t catch in the big leaugues before they move him

  15. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    at
    February 28th, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    “Except for Arod; he’s already ahead of Young Master Philip.”
    Damon passed the torch to Alex. Project Toughen Up 2010 is underway.
    ====

    That’s right. What’s not being figured in the Damon/Boras demands were Johnny’s recruitment and toughlove fees.

  16. Mark- Can't Touch This February 28th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    That second period was one great period of hockey!

  17. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    No, why do you ask, Jose?

  18. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    blake
    February 28th, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    I think the Yankees are committed to keeping Montero behind the plate but if they had a chance to get the best pitcher in baseball they would have done it. Doesn’t mean they don’t love Montero, just means there isn’t much more valuable than an established ace pitcher. I think Montero will have to prove 100% that he can’t catch in the big leaugues before they move him
    ====

    If the pitcher had been Felix Hernandez, I would concede the point.

  19. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    USA is having trouble sticking the biscuit in the basket. a lot of rebounds, but, not a lot of good rebound shots.

  20. Jose February 28th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Betsy,

    You mentioned above being afraid of every pitch in BP. Did someone get hit by a ball off the bat? Sorry, I am out of the loop I guess.

  21. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Why? The US is playing stupid. Put some pressure on Niedermayer and Pronger. The US is not using their speed. They’re playing prevent as if the Canadians are Central Red Army.

    Use your speed and get the late man into the play. What are guys like Rafalski for?

  22. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    No, nothing like that Jose. This competition for the 5th spot has made me paranoid about every pitch Phil throws. He got hit hard by Alex today, so I’m trying very hard not to think he’s behind. Normally BP means nothing, of course….

  23. tampayank February 28th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    this hockey game is so tense…cmon USA

  24. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    GB they are peeling off prematurely like they are terrified of the counter.

    I don’t see why they’d feel that way – Canada does not have a speed advantage and for all their skill, they aren’t any super transition team.

  25. Jose February 28th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Where did you read that Hughes got hit hard? And who doesn’t hit Alex hard? :)

  26. Jose February 28th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    oops..”who doesn’t Alex hit hard!” :)

  27. blake February 28th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    The Yankees were willing to trade Montero straight up for Halladay and I don’t think that would have been an unwise decision if the Jays would have accepted.

  28. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    There was a tweet about it and I read it on USA today………

  29. Awais February 28th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    llol soo it wouldnt be a good idea to hit a homerun off CC during batting practice?

  30. pat February 28th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Betsy

    They pay Alex millions of dollars because he hits baseballs hard.

    Phil is not the first and hopefully not the last to receive such a hello from Alex’s bat.

  31. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Regardless of what people say that prospects don’t have the value of established starters, no way would I have traded a 19 year old bat like Montero’s for a 33 year old pitcher. Short of the pitcher being a 25 year old Sandy Koufax, I wouldn’t trade that bat for an arm.

  32. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    blake,

    I would emphatically disagree.

    Trading the team’s top catching prospect who has 80 power and the best bat in the system since Robinson Cano and probably the best power hitter since Mantle, for a 32-year old starter, when they have enough pitching to repeat, would have been short-sighted.

    I am grateful the Jays declined.

  33. pat February 28th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    CC, Swish and Joba on ESPN

  34. blake February 28th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    GB7,
    I can’t argue with your logic but in the Halladay/montero case I think maybe the Yankees were considering that a CC/Halladay combo may have gotten them a couple more titles before the core players got too old. Montero is a great prospect and I’m super excited about him but there is a chance that by the time he is great the championship window may have closed for this group. You could also argue that Montero would help start a new core but with the Yankees resources they can retool quicker than most clubs and therefore they can afford to think about now if the deal makes sense.

  35. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    blake,

    How in the world did we manage to win last year without Halladay?

  36. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    That was actually a shot for the US from the blueline.

  37. blake February 28th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Cashman did offer Montero for Halladay but it didn’t happen so no point rehashing all that. I love the team for 2010 and the fact the hung onto the best bat in the minors is a great bonus.

  38. blake February 28th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    They won because they were the best team in 2009. That guarantees you nothing for 2010 or beyond.

    Not getting into a debate about this because it didn’t happen and doesn’t matter anymore.

  39. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    blake
    February 28th, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    GB7,
    I can’t argue with your logic but in the Halladay/montero case I think maybe the Yankees were considering that a CC/Halladay combo may have gotten them a couple more titles before the core players got too old. Montero is a great prospect and I’m super excited about him but there is a chance that by the time he is great the championship window may have closed for this group. You could also argue that Montero would help start a new core but with the Yankees resources they can retool quicker than most clubs and therefore they can afford to think about now if the deal makes sense.

    ————————————————————

    I’m just as concerned about the next window as I am this one. Montero should be part of the next core. You’ll have Cano, Teixeira, Montero and a still potent Rodriguez bat, to go with a strong pitching staff. I’ll take 5 rotation pitchers that some might consider #2s and #3s over a a #1 and 4 #4s any time. NYY may not have a Jeter in the system, but, there’s plenty of help, not counting FAs and trades.

  40. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Getting sustained pressure finally, but why don’t those D pinch?

  41. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    From most reports, the Jays were starting with Chamberlain or Hughes plus Montero and then more. It wasn’t going to be a straight one for one.

  42. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Point.

    I also don’t get how a 32-year old pitcher gives you a better shot at multiple championships than a centerpiece player who can hit cleanup for 10 years. Especially a catcher.

    But as the attempt has been made to pre-empt further discussion, I was happy to politely retreat.

    But since it’s continuing…that is exactly the point.

  43. Pat M. February 28th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Bod, The USA is turning up the heat…finally

  44. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    FInally is right, Pat M.

    Hope it’s not too late! No fourth man means no offense, fellas.

  45. blake February 28th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    GB,
    That’s perfectly logical and hopefully that’s whatll happen now.

  46. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Oooh. Moral dilemma for me.

    Sid doesn’t score there. If US ties it, Canadian press will eat Sid alive.

  47. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Kane is some great young player. Hawks are lucky to have him and he’s probably why they’re the best team in the West.

  48. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I fear an empty netter spoiling my +1 — among other things :evil:

  49. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Ron WIlson is stupid.

    The US should not have banked on creating their offense in the slot. They need to use the hashmarks and points more to open it up down low. They’re not going to jam on that defense if they don’t force it to move its legs.

    Wilson always gets credit for being a genius, but it looks like he wants to make sure he at least loses respectably.

  50. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    USA just doesn’t have the aggressive snipers that they had in 1980 like Johnson, Pavelich, Christian and Eruizone, Silk and Broten. This isn’t on Miller and the defense. It’s on the offense and the coaching.

  51. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I am starting to get really p-off.

    We’re going to hear about the US “effort” and how they fought valiantly but couldn’t overcome the more talented Canadians.

    The tactical mistakes made by US won’t even be noticed.

    SCOOOOROOOOOORRRRRRRRRE!!!

    JP’s kid!!!!!!!

  52. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    :grin:

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

    USA! USA! USA!

  54. Carl February 28th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    USA!!!!!!!

  55. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Finally…it’s a 1980 Miracle.

  56. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    SCORRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!!!

  57. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    That’s very true, GB.

    That US team was “cinderella”, but they had a bunch of guys who could finish who went on to pretty nice NHL careers.

    Well, we’ve got ourselves a ballgame!

    Now go out and get it, Wilson!

  58. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Parise and Kane can bury the puck.

    They just need Wilson to allow his D to get involved.

    I admit my Wilson bias. I hate the SOB.

  59. Fran (the original) and OPPC member February 28th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Great hockey game. Is the OT same as NHL rules? 1 period and then a shootout if no one scores?

  60. Mark- Can't Touch This February 28th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    What a game!!

  61. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!!
    February 28th, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    SCORRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!!!
    ====
    Trisha,

    Rally the squirrels on the terrace and bring it on home!

  62. Erica - always OPPC February 28th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Do NHL owners/managers panic over their players participating int he Olympics the way that MLB ones do over the WBC?

  63. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    i believe 10 minute OT and then shootout.

  64. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    How long will it take Milbury to say something stupid.

  65. Rishi February 28th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Sudden death ot?

  66. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Not sure, Fran. I hate shootouts. I love those 6 and 7 period games. Those were classics.

    It’s a sudden death game…just reported.

  67. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    And I don’t even like hockey. But I love my country, and I love my country’s athletes (well those who are playing for my country) and Canada? Oh no no no no no.

    I was already to go into my “so what, we won more overall medals” mode. I certainly didn’t think we were going to score. But then I truly don’t know the rhythm of hockey. When Fran said there was plenty of time, she knew exactly what she was talking about.

    And yes, to show you that I share my emotions readily, I did indeed cry when we scored the tying goal.

    Thank you, thank you!

  68. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    February 28th, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    Do NHL owners/managers panic over their players participating int he Olympics the way that MLB ones do over the WBC?
    ====

    Hell yeah. The next one’s in Russia. I’m hoping we go back to amateurs.

    I know myself, I don’t like it a bit that Crosby and Orpik are playing in this thing. Especially Crosby.

  69. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Rish, I thought I heard them say something about 20 minutes and then a shoot out if it was tied. Something like that.

  70. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I can’t pull the patriot card today.

    I admit I am rooting AGAINST Canada more than for the US.

  71. Fran (the original) and OPPC member February 28th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks GB.

  72. Pat M. February 28th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Tricia, I know exactly what it is you’re attempting to convey…..Bod, did you ice-it when you were a kid ???

  73. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    IT’s a 20 minute 4-on0-4.

    Not to be a jinx, but that could favor the US.

  74. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Pat M,

    I was a river rat, lol.

    Unfortunately, we grew up where there wasn’t much natural ice. No rink in every town in those days.

    Even though I’m a lefty, I bat RH. That’s from playing hockey, where you naturally shoot the opposite way. As a hitter, I made good contact, but I probably would have had more power LH.

  75. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    “Trisha,

    Rally the squirrels on the terrace and bring it on home!”

    Bod, I absolutely couldn’t love you more if I tried.

    Word.

    :)

  76. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Seriously, do you think any Canadian fan in that rink thought the game wasn’t over?

    I don’t.

    SA-WEET!

    :)

  77. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    God but Herbie kicks Wilson’s butt.

    If Herbie had been the Canadian Olympic coach, he’d be a God in America.

    (I know that sounded Yogi-esque).

  78. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Trisha,

    Right back at ya, doll.

    Actually, those Canadian fans suffer from US paranoia, big-time. I’m sure they weren’t counting it.

  79. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Is anybody else sick of those snooty Canadian international travelers with their precious maple leaf patches sewn onto their backbacks?

    Me too!

    Go USA!!! :twisted:

  80. Rishi February 28th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    really – how do they keep losing the puck

  81. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Well, I guess the thing about “the first team to score has always won” still holds true.

    :(

    So what? Hockey is their national sport, not ours. And anyway, we scored more overall medals.

  82. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 28th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Pat, of course that’s true….

  83. Nick in SF February 28th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    errr, congratulations to our close friends and neighbors to the north.

  84. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    If they had to win, at least my boy gets the goal.

  85. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Tomorrow this will be forgotten – well by everyone maybe but the hockey community. And it’s only the Olympics. It’s not like the Stanley Cup or anything. And USA tied it with seconds to go, so how about that!

    (Vintage trisha)

  86. xxx February 28th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    congratulations to our close friends and neighbors to the north.

    ————————

    great beer, great herb and great hockey.

    what they do, they do well.

  87. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Wilson doesn’t get his own material.

    But no one will bury him, because they lost valiantly.

  88. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    We actually had the great Herb. :D .

  89. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    “what they do, they do well.”

    Yeah, and don’t forget the Candian side of Niagra Falls.

    Or something.

  90. Chad Jennings February 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    What a hockey game! New post up with audio coming soon.

  91. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Great game by both teams. This is one of those “It’s a pity that either team had to lose) games.

  92. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Besides, Singha and Ommegang beat Molson.

    Magic Hat, made in Vermont, is pretty damn awesome too.

  93. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    You know Bod, they did lose valiantly. If Canada had tied the score with 24 seconds, it would have taken a little shine off the eventual win. Maybe not a lot, but some. Well I think it would have. Yes, it would have. So EFF EM.

  94. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Yeah but Wilson sucks.

  95. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Trisha,

    It’s not about the players’ effort. It was stellar. The goaltending was dynamite.

    It’s the tactical decisions. They were poor.

  96. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Herbie would have pulled the “upset.”

  97. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Ah, well.

    Did we sign DePaula yet?

  98. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    GB, funny, Fran said the same thing and said she would feel bad for whatever team lost. I said I wouldn’t feel a bit bad for Canada. And that is totally unlike me.

    So I think I’ve figured something out. It’s my nationalism that trumps all! Even though the Jays aren’t an American team I do think of MLB as American and the teams part of American culture. So when teams lose in the majors, I do feel bad. But this? Not at all.

    Now I consider that a victory because it shows I do have killer instinct when it comes to sporting events!

    Cool.

    :)

  99. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Trisha,

    Now didn’t you shed a few tears for Little Dusty when he popped out to end that ALDS?

  100. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Well I think their players are goofy looking and the audience really sounded ridiculous singing the National Anthem because all they wanted to do was belt it out. No reverence. And they even rushed it at the end. Idiots.

    Next!

  101. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    the goal tending and defense by Team USA was spectacular. Luongo had a lot of problems with long rebounds, but, the uSA offense just couldn’t jump on enough of them. Love great games and great hockey games. The USA has been producing a lot of top talent over the last 30 years. Mark Howe, Neil Broten, Brian Rolston among the best.

  102. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    “Now didn’t you shed a few tears for Little Dusty when he popped out to end that ALDS?”

    Oh Bod, just thinking about that moment leaves me breathless. I think I have known the absolute zenith of joy, and then something like the Little Dusty moment happens.

    Just goes to show you can always learn!

    :)

  103. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Brett the Jet, too, and Mike Modano, who’s still playing. They could have used Modano, IMO.

    It’s too bad this country just doesn’t care about the game.

  104. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Trisha,

    We’ll have to reprise your brilliant composition ‘Dusty at the Bat’ at the appropriate moment. :D

  105. CompassRosy February 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!!
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Well I think their players are goofy looking and the audience really sounded ridiculous singing the National Anthem because all they wanted to do was belt it out. No reverence. And they even rushed it at the end. Idiots.

    I don’t know, Sis.
    I appreciated their exuberance in singing their country’s song. It’s been my experience at baseball and football games, that few fans actually sing. Now soccer, that’s a different animal all together. It was pretty cool hearing 30k+ belting it out prior to every Sounders matche at Qwest last season.

  106. Y's Guy (formerly Ham Fighters February 28th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    now that johnny damon is an afterthought, how cool is it that nick the stick is back on the yankees? i liked nick alot when he was here before and followed him in montreal and washington. there has been a significant number of yankees fans like me who have wanted to see nick come back home for several years now.

    i think nick is his own guy and wont get caught up in trying to ‘make up’ for damon and i see him being a big contributor this season. its a great deal for nick and for the yankees that he’s back.

    cant wait to see him in pinstripes again!

  107. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! February 28th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Sis, sorry about that. My computer froze up, probably at the sound of the Canadians singing their National Anthem!
    Seriously, I beieve the National Anthem, if sung at all, should be sung with reverence and not sound like some pool hall drinking song. They were probably half looped anyway. Besides, you’re just sticking up for them because their your next-door neighbors.

    ;)

    By the way, I’ve gone on record as picking the Mariners as the team to win the wild card in 2010 (if they don’t take the division that is!)

  108. CompassRosy March 1st, 2010 at 1:38 am

    We’ll have to disagree, Sis.

    I guess I just prefer the type of enthusiasm the Canadians displayed during a their National Anthem (is WAS a hockey game after all, not Sunday school ;-) ) to the what I’ve witnessed at some American sporting events – ranging from complete disinterest all the way to disrespect (leaving a hat on, talking, texting, etc.).

    Anyhoo – I’ve never been to a hockey game in person and don’t follow it, but I enjoyed watching this one … even if it was only snippets streamed over the computer as I spent a Sunday afternoon at work :(


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