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Spring Training Game 1: Yankees vs. Pirates

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 03, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Thames, DH
Hoffmann, RF
Gardner, LF
Cervelli, C
Pena, 2B

RHP Chad Gaudin (2-0, 3.43 with NY in 2009)

PIRATES
McCutchen, CF
Iwamura, 2B
Jones, RF
Doumit, C
Church, DH
Milledge, LF
Clement, 1B
LaRoche, 3B
Cedeno, SS

LHP Paul Maholm (8-9, 4.44 in 2009)

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Cloudy and windy. Not especially cold, but also not especially warm. Temperatures in the 50s.

UMPIRES: HP Chad Fairchild, 1B Eric Cooper, 2B Marty Foster, 3B Dan Iassogna

ON THE LINE: No one seems to consider them anything but extreme long shots in the fifth-starter competition, but Gaudin, Sergio Mitre and Alfredo Aceves are will be making their spring training debuts, trying to make a strong first impression.

OPENING LATE: This is the Yankees latest spring opener since 2005. They played their first spring training game on February 25 last season.

HE NEVER SHAKES OFF A SIGN: It’s CC Sabathia mini bobblehead day here at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

UPDATE, 9:19 a.m.: Joba Chamberlain is here and he’s healthy. He’ll throw a bullpen this morning, which means he should be good to go on Friday. “When I went home (yesterday) I slept until 5,” he said. “Then I went back to bed around 10.”

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m.: Next to the starting lineup, the Yankees have listed the nine players expected to play off the bench this afternoon: C Mike Rivera, 1B Nick Johnson, 2B Reegie Corona, SS Eduardo Nunez, 3B Brandon Laird, LF Colin Curtis, CF Greg Golson, RF David Winfree, DH Jon Weber.

media guide

UPDATE, 9:53 a.m.: Familiar names on the Pirates’ traveling roster: RHP Steven Jackson, INF Doug Bernier and OF Jose Tabata.

UPDATE, 10:03 a.m.: Just got this year’s Yankees media guide. Very cool cover.

UPDATE, 10:51 a.m.: Great to talk to Ross Ohlendorf and Steven Jackson before the Pirates started to stretch. Jackson got to New York but didn’t pitch in a game last year. He got at least a partial playoff share but hasn’t heard whether he’ll get a ring.

UPDATE, 11:57 a.m.: Just talked to Bernie Williams who is here for the day as a guest. He said he still goes back and forth on whether he’d like to return as a player, but he’s enjoying this new musical stage of his life.

UPDATE, 12:07 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez: “Nothing new. Nothing to report.”

UPDATE, 1:02 p.m.: They’re introducing all of the former Yankees who are here. The last three names were Reggie Jackson, Bernie Williams and Yogi Berra.

UPDATE, 1:12 p.m.: So much for a 1:05 start. World Championship flag just raised in center field.

UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: First pitch, called strike. It’s 55 degrees. Cloudy, but the sun is shining. Today’s a good day.

UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Solid first inning for Gaudin. He had to grind through some at-bats, but stranded a runner at second. Andrew McCutchen had reached on an infield single, slow roller up the middle.

UPDATE, 1:43 p.m.: Two scoreless innings from Gaudin. Ohlendorf in to pitch for Pittsburgh.

UPDATE, 1:49 p.m.: In comes Sergio Mitre. Through two innings, one ball has been hit out of the infield. Gotta love spring training. Gaudin threw 34 pitches, 23 for strikes.

UPDATE, 1:55 p.m.: No. 5 starter Sergio Mitre just pitched a perfect inning. Competition over.

UPDATE, 2:04 p.m.: Apparently Francisco Cervelli spent too much time hanging out with Brett Gardner at the arcade yesterday. He developed some goofy ideas of what he should do on the bases.

UPDATE, 2:18 p.m.: Pretty nice play by Rule 5 pick Jamie Hoffmann. The wind seemed to affect the flight of that ball to right, but Hoffmann made a nice grab while crashing into the wall.

UPDATE, 2:19 p.m.: Not to be outdone, Brett Gardner stayed with his own wind-blown fly ball.

UDATE, 2:23 p.m.: Hey, check it out, it’s Jose Tabata playing right field at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: The Yankees starters — except Ramiro Pena who leads off next inning — are out of the game. Curtis is in left, Golson in center, Winfree in right, Laird at third, Nunez at short, Johnson at first and Rivera is catching.

UPDATE, 2:39 p.m.: Clubhouse is open so I’m heading down. Enjoy the game.

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667 Responses to “Spring Training Game 1: Yankees vs. Pirates”

  1. Randy March 3rd, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Chad, do Gaudin, Mitre and Aceves have any shot at earning a spot in the pen assuming none of them wins the fifth starter’s job?

  2. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 3rd, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Nice to see this up – thanks, Chad!

  3. teddy March 3rd, 2010 at 8:28 am

    lineup already wanted a chance to guess it.

    oh well

  4. Coach6423 March 3rd, 2010 at 8:29 am

    ahhhhhh, a game thread….

  5. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Wow-I didn’t realize how much I missed game threads! :)

  6. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 8:32 am

    As long as it’s not snowing……Time to play ball…..Alright….I see Curtis Granderson gets to hit a lefty right off the bat, so to speak

  7. Ben March 3rd, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Thames ptotecting Arod???? ZOMG!!! I knew they gonna miss Matsui

  8. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 8:36 am

    NYPost_Kernan swisher just turned music down a notch guess he’s ready for his #Yankees workout day, gettin game off 38 seconds ago

  9. John in Ohio March 3rd, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Great story about Matsui by Tyler Kepner in the NY Times yesterday. A gentleman and a credit to the game of baseball, that’s for sure.

    I’m sure he’ll get a fine ovation at NYS his first appearance back.

  10. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Wow. A real baseball game. No more make believe. :)

  11. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 8:41 am

    John in Ohoi, I read that piece on Mats last night, outstanding……I’m going to miss # 55, I think the Yanks are also

  12. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Yay, it must be spring!

    Betsy, thanks for all the links you posted in the last thread

    Teddy
    would you have guessed that line up?

    John
    I am sure Sui gets a warm welcome, and Johnny as well.

  13. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 8:43 am

    John in Ohio
    March 3rd, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Great story about Matsui by Tyler Kepner in the NY Times yesterday. A gentleman and a credit to the game of baseball, that’s for sure.

    I’m sure he’ll get a fine ovation at NYS his first appearance back.

    *************************
    I get depressed every time I see Godzilla in his Angels uniform. It just looks wrong! lol

  14. teddy March 3rd, 2010 at 8:45 am

    no i would have failed

    first game at home, you tend to put your a lineup out there, but giradri outsmarted me

  15. kathyallott March 3rd, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Yeah, I would have guessed Posada and Cano

  16. quinn01 March 3rd, 2010 at 8:50 am

    This was a beautiful sight to see this morning… Yankee Baseball is back baby!

  17. blake March 3rd, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Man I like those first 4 spots in the lineup. I kinda thought most of the regular position players would play today. Oh well its a real baseball game so who cares.

  18. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 8:53 am

    The only data stream that matters begins today. :)

  19. rbj March 3rd, 2010 at 8:55 am

    “Cloudy and windy. Not especially cold, but also not especially warm. Temperatures in the 50s.”

    30 here in Toledo. Last time it was in the 40s here was December? November? I can’t wait for it to hit the 50s.

  20. blake March 3rd, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I think Granderson might see a lot of lefties this spring.

  21. Macfan March 3rd, 2010 at 8:57 am

    “Chad, do Gaudin, Mitre and Aceves have any shot at earning a spot in the pen assuming none of them wins the fifth starter’s job?:

    +++++++++++++++++

    Considering Aceves pitched 80+ innings out of our bullpen last season, no reason he won’t be in the pen this season

    That leaves it to Gaudin and Mitre to earn a 25 man roster spot.

    I would like to see a bullpen of

    Gaudin – R – Long Relief / Spot Starter

    Park – R – Short Relief around the 5th, mostly 6th inning

    Aceves – R – Long Relief, Short Relief, can go multiple innings, 1 inning, 1 batter, very versatile

    Robertson – R – 7th inning power arm to bridge to setup man

    Marte – L – Primary Lefty

    Hughes or Joba – R – Setup Man

    Rivera – R – Closer

    Whenever I post this bullpen some folks feel we need a Boone Logan as a second lefty, nope we don’t at all, he has 0 track record.

    Aceves, Robertson, Hughes, are all terrific against lefties, as is Rivera of course with that cutter.

    Aceves – 3.79 ERA, 38 IP, 29 H, 16 ER, 2 HR, 8 BB, 31 K’s, 0.97 WHIP, .210 AVG Against vs lefties

    Robertson – 1.86 ERA, 19 IP, 14 H, 4 ER, 2 HR, 9 BB, 30 K’s, 1.19 WHIP, .189 AVG Against vs lefties, Robertson also gets a lot of ground balls against lefties.

    Hughes – 1.17 ERA, 23 IP, 16 H, 3 ER, 0 HR, 11 BB, 29 K’s, 1.17 WHIP, .198 AVG Against vs lefties

    As I see it it will be

    Aceves, Robertson, Marte, Hughes or Joba vs lefty batters in relief

    Park, Aceves, Robertson, Hughes or Joba vs righty batters in relief

    Park was terrific against righties

    1.16 ERA, 31 IP, 22 H, 4 ER, 0 HR, 9 BB, 30 K’s, 1.00 WHIP, .204 AVG Against righties.

    Like Robertson who gets a lot of ground balls against lefties, Park gets a lot of ground balls against righties.

    Both could be terrific for turning double plays when they come into a game to get out of innings because of that ability, as well as the strikeout ability they have.

  22. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Blake-

    “I think Granderson might see a lot of lefties this spring.”

    I think you’re right.

    Practice makes perfect.

  23. Mike RI March 3rd, 2010 at 8:58 am

    LETS GO YANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. anon March 3rd, 2010 at 9:01 am

    How are we supposed to beat the Pirates when 5-9 are automatic outs?

  25. blake March 3rd, 2010 at 9:01 am

    MTU,
    My emotions aren’t in my work today. How’s the weather out your way?

  26. Trey March 3rd, 2010 at 9:04 am

    So good to see a game thread…

  27. Joe March 3rd, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Henry Mejia = MO?

  28. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Blake-

    “How’s the weather out your way ?”

    I am happy to report “mostly sunny w a high around 64″. :)

  29. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Can I tell you how happy I am to see this thread!!! AMAZING!

  30. yankswin27 March 3rd, 2010 at 9:07 am

    anon, I hope you’re joking haha. This is Spring Training we’re talking about, why throw your nine best position players out there to murder the Pirates? I mean c’mon, it’s the Pirates!

    Hopefully Gaudin and Aceves start off strong en route to solidifying their spots on the team. As for Mitre, well, hopefully a few good performances will increase your trade value a little.

  31. Macfan March 3rd, 2010 at 9:12 am

    “Man I like those first 4 spots in the lineup. I kinda thought most of the regular position players would play today. Oh well its a real baseball game so who cares.”

    +++++++++++++++

    Will be interesting to see if over the season Girardi alternates Granderson and Johnson in the 2 spot depending on the Lefty or Righty starter

    For example vs Righties he might go

    Jeter – R
    Granderson – L
    Teixeira – S
    Arod – R
    Cano – L
    Posada – S
    Johnson – L
    Swisher – S
    Gardner or Winn – L/S

    Against lefties he might go

    Jeter – R
    Johnson – L
    Teixeira – S
    Arod – R
    Posada – S
    Cano – L
    Granderson – L
    Swisher – S
    Winn or Gardner – S/L

    While Granderson struggles with lefties, he is a beast agsinst righties. His AVG, OBP, SLG, OPS all become excellent against righties.

    Over the past 3 seasons versus righties he has a

    .301 AVG, .378 OBP, .562 SLG, .940 OPS

    Those are league leading type production numbers.

    Also something to take into account Granderson is better away from Comerica Park every season of his career as a starter

    2006 Home – .249 AVG, .326 OBP, .389 SLG, .715 OPS, 7 HR, 33 RBI ?
    2006 Away – .271 AVG, .343 OBP, .485 SLG, .828 OPS, 12 HR, 35 RBI

    2007 Home – .286 AVG, .351 OBP, .512 SLG, .863 OPS, 10 HR, 36 RBI ?
    2007 Away – .318 AVG, .370 OBP, .592 SLG, .962 OPS, 13 HR, 38 RBI

    2008 Home – .277 AVG, .361 OBP, .493 SLG, .854 OPS, 11 HR, 35 RBI ?
    2008 Away – .283 AVG, .368 OBP, .495 SLG, .863 OPS, 11 HR, 31 RBI

    2009 Home – .230 AVG, .307 OBP, .388 SLG, .695 OPS, 10 HR, 34 RBI
    ?2009 Away – .267 AVG, .345 OBP, .516 SLG, .861 OPS, 20 HR, 37 RBI

    Career

    Home – .260 AVG, .336 OBP, .445 SLG, .781 OPS, 38 HR, 138 RBI

    Away – .284 AVG, 356 OBP, .522 SLG, 878 OPS, 56 HR, 141 RB

    That tells you Granderson is a better player as soon as he leaves Comerica Park.

    Will be interesting to see how Girardi structures the lineup, since against righties Granderson OBP becomes very good, unlike against lefties.

    Gives lots of options for sure in how to arrange the lineup.

  32. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 9:15 am

    almost 30 and sunny, birds chirping…spring is in the air.
    the boss is having a flat screen delivered for our conference room this am, just in time for the game.

  33. JK March 3rd, 2010 at 9:15 am

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b....._pleasant/

    And so, at age 36, he got a one-year, $8 million deal, which was $1 million more than he would have gotten from the Yankees, who paid him $13 million last season, when he hit .282 with 24 homers and 82 RBIs. Damon also hit .364 in the World Series and made one of the great baserunning plays in Series history.

    But all he has heard is how he and Scott Boras screwed up the negotiations. But did they?

    “I think it’s baloney,’’ Damon said. “I was a player coming off one of my best years. You’re entitled to be a free agent. Going back to New York would have been ideal. But they offered Nick Johnson a contract before me and then they kept listening to the media and rumors that were out there instead of dealing with us personally, and that’s what irks me.

    “That’s part of it, I guess – taking criticism. But I think Scott does a great job. I hope to prove to the other 29 teams that Detroit made the best free agent signing of the offseason.’’

  34. Macfan March 3rd, 2010 at 9:16 am

    “MTU

    Blake-

    “I think Granderson might see a lot of lefties this spring.”

    I think you’re right.

    Practice makes perfect.”

    ++++++++++++++++

    Man if Granderson just becomes a .250 hitter against lefties I would take it, when you look at his numbers against righties as I posted above in the earlier post.

    I personally feel Granderson will turn out to be one of the best acquisitions of the offseason.

    I mean just think about it the guy has speed, power, defense
    Is a better player away from Detroit in his career
    Is coming to Yankee Stadium
    Will be in a quality lineup
    Is 29 years of age

  35. blake March 3rd, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I think if Granderson has a good spring and shows some improvement against lefties then it will be hard to keep him out of that #2 spot. If not, Johnson would look good there as well. Joe G will figure it out.

  36. Macfan March 3rd, 2010 at 9:20 am

    “yankswin27

    Hopefully Gaudin and Aceves start off strong en route to solidifying their spots on the team. As for Mitre, well, hopefully a few good performances will increase your trade value a little.”

    +++++++++++++

    Wholeheartedly agree, maybe we can send Mitre to the Dodgers for the rights to Hoffman. LA is a pitchers park and maybe they will feel Mitre as a sinkerballer can be of use to them there because of that.

    Besidss their owner, who is divorcing, seems hard up for cash, signing Angel Berroa and Nick Green this offseason and making virtually no additions of note.

  37. bardos March 3rd, 2010 at 9:21 am

    question: how can you possibly calculate a pitcher’s era against, say, right handed hitters only? aren’t there lefties who they face in the lineup around all those righties?

  38. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Yes Johnny the Yankees read the Daily News and NY Post to get information about you. YOUR AGENT SAID HE WANTED 13 million! Case closed!

    And what an inflated opinion you have of yourself. You are no longer a 13 million dollar player. You no longer play center field which is why you got 13. You can barely play left. I can’t wait to watch him circle around balls and let them drop. Oh and the reason you had the best season of your career is that short right wall. All those homeruns that reached the first or second row would be fly ball outs in other stadiums.

    How about you trash talking the Yankees URKS me. If I get to go to a Detroit game I’ll boo you!

  39. UtilityMan March 3rd, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Waiting outside the stadium for the players to start warming up…..man it is chilly here!
    Look forward to see u Chad.

  40. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Wow, I’m so over Damon already. They offered NJ a contract WELL after Damon told the Yankees to shove it unless they offered 2/26. I can’t believe he came right out and accused Cashman of not negotiating in good faith. Cash listening to rumors and the media? Only in a parallel universe would this be true. Give me a break.

  41. Chad Jennings March 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I know guessing the lineup is a big thing, but the lineup was posted so early I didn’t have the game thread live yet. In the future, I’ll try to make the game post up a little bit before the clubhouse opens. Sorry about today. I’m still figuring out some of these things.

    Also, I know Pete usually made a note that linked to the pitchers’ splits against the other team. I just linked the pitchers names beneath the lineups to those stats. Does that work for everyone?

  42. blake March 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Macfan,
    I love the granderson move. I think he will have a huge impact this year both on and off the field and is another guy on the team that will be just fun to cheer for. If he improves to respectable against lefties then he could get MVP votes as he did in 2007.

    MTU. Must be nice. Chance of snow here as usual.

  43. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I’m sorry, but I don’t care what kind of guy Damon is at heart. He is the one trashing the Yankees and that is unforgivable to me.

  44. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 9:26 am

    As you may or may not know, I volunteered to take over Guess The LineUp duties from Erica for the 2010 season. Erica did a fantastic job with this. And on the days I can’t run the game, Erica has graciously agreed to fill-in. I only hope I can be as effective as she was in running a good, clean game.

    The rules for GTLU will not be changing substantially, with the exception of entry times. I will do GTLU on weekdays, and as my schedule allows, I may add a weekend game on a random basis, but I will give ample notice.

    The rules are as follows:

    GUESS THE LINEUP OFFICIAL RULES:

    **Please note the time changes for the 2010 season.

    1) “Guess the Line Up” will only be played during weekdays. (Weekend games may be randomly added, with advance notice given.)

    2) For 7pm or later starts, the submission window is from 1:15 to 3:15. Any line ups posted after 3:15 will NOT be counted. For 1pm starts, the submission window is from 8:30am-10:30 am.

    3) Once a new thread is posted, DO NOT post your line up on an old one. I may miss it. It is your responsibility to check to see if your name is on the list of line ups submitted.

    4) When you submit your line up you should include players and positions. Please check your line up before you post it. You should have exactly 9 players and positions. Anything else is an incomplete line up and will not be entered into consideration.

    5) Absolutely no revisions allowed. Check your line up before you post it.

    6) If your handle is a body part, a bodily function, or a euphemism for a body part or function, I will ignore you and ban you.

    Good luck!

    If you click on my name, you will be linked to my blog, where I will keep the Rules posted and also keep a list of the current GTLU leaders.

    For Spring Training, I will announce which games I will do GTLU for. I will not do all of them, but I think it will be good for me to do a few and get in the swing of things.

    I was going to do GTLU today, but since Mr. Girardi has pre-prepared his lineups ahead of time, and Mr. Chad has already posted today’s, I will start GTLU for the next game (will someone let me know when it is??? :) ). And since they’re posted so early, how about we do submissions for next game’s lineups the day before from 1:00 to 3:00?

  45. Macfan March 3rd, 2010 at 9:26 am

    “bardos
    question: how can you possibly calculate a pitcher’s era against, say, right handed hitters only? aren’t there lefties who they face in the lineup around all those righties?”

    That would seem to be true but somehow mlb.com does it with the double situational splits of the pitchers.

    If you check it out you will see they give the pitchers ERA vs Right handed batters, vs Left handed batters in relief

    For example in relief Park had a 1.16 ERA vs Righties, but 4.4 6 vs Lefties

  46. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I still haven’t seen a reasonable explanation why Granderson should hit in the #2 spot. His power would be completely wasted there; I want him lower in the order.

    FYI – even though most of us dislike the guy, Francesca will be spending the next couple of days at Yankee ST.

  47. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    JD is a good guy and was a productive Yankee but methinks he going to have to visit a physician soon.

    Cause he is obviously suffering from foot in mouth disease. ;)

  48. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Blake-

    “MTU. Must be nice.”

    It’s the G-dZone. You need to see it. ;)

  49. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

    UPDATE, 9:19 a.m.: Joba Chamberlain is here and he’s healthy. He’ll throw a bullpen this morning, which means he should be good to go on Friday. “When I went home (yesterday) I slept until 5,” he said. “Then I went back to bed around 10.”

    **************************
    Glad to hear Joba’s feeling better. I still feel bad for him he had to miss the arcade yesterday! lol

  50. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

    One more thing about Damon. He sure knows what reporter he was talking to, making it sound as if he wanted to stay in Boston more than he wanted to stay in NY.

  51. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Chad Jennings
    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 am
    I know guessing the lineup is a big thing, but the lineup was posted so early I didn’t have the game thread live yet. In the future, I’ll try to make the game post up a little bit before the clubhouse opens. Sorry about today. I’m still figuring out some of these things.

    Also, I know Pete usually made a note that linked to the pitchers’ splits against the other team. I just linked the pitchers names beneath the lineups to those stats. Does that work for everyone?
    =================================

    Not a problem :) I’m just happy to see a game thread!

    As for how you want to post splits – it’s your blog! Do it your way and sooner or later everyone will acclimate…

  52. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

    What irks me is he was so gracious when he left Boston, and has been nothing but nasty about NY. In addition to the above the markets are not the same. The economy is in much worse shape than it was when he inked his deal with the Yankees and he is OLDER. But oh thats right, according to Boras he has the legs of a 25 year old. Lets see how about a game of guess the game Damon leaves with leg cramps. I’ll go with the opener in Detroit.

  53. randy l. March 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

    “how can you possibly calculate a pitcher’s era against, say, right handed hitters only? aren’t there lefties who they face in the lineup around all those righties?”

    not only that, but sometimes you’ll get a lefty who uses a righty bat or vice versa where a righty uses a lefty bat.

    that really throws the calculations off.

  54. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Oh, and I’m glad Joba’s feeling better.

  55. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 9:32 am

    So Damon’s changing his story now? Sigh.

  56. Victor the Predictor March 3rd, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Damon will not get even half as much loud and warm applause from Yankee fans that Hideki Matsui will.
    No. 55 wouldn’t know what a sour grape looked like.

  57. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Betsy-

    “Oh, and I’m glad Joba’s feeling better.”

    Me too !

  58. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Jennifer, I know we’re going to get the “Damon’s a good guy, let’s him him alone as he made a bad decision”, but I don’t buy that. Sorry – now he’s personally impugning Cash’s integrity (as opposed to letting Boras do his dirty work) and I have no patience for that.

  59. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Take “trash talk” for what it is “garbage”. ;)

  60. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Kate, you’re very welcome! I like Straw, but we get it – he’s a Met at heart. He says that every single time he’s interviewed practicall. Comparing anyone to Mo is just insane.

  61. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Baseball, finally. Whooooo Hoooooo!!!!!!!!!!

    Just wish I was down in Tampa to watch.

  62. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 9:42 am

    rodg12
    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Baseball, finally. Whooooo Hoooooo!!!!!!!!!!

    Just wish I was down in Tampa to watch.

    ******************
    Me too :)

  63. Joe March 3rd, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Damon wears his heart on his sleeve. that is why everyone loves him. Did you really expect him to stay quiet? He isin’t the type of guy who is going to go out quietly.

  64. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 9:43 am

    “What irks me is he was so gracious when he left Boston, and has been nothing but nasty about NY.”

    Most obvious answer is money, no? Lot easier to be gracious when moving on with a 52% raise and a long term committment than it is to do so with a 38% paycut and 1 year deal.

  65. JK March 3rd, 2010 at 9:43 am

    lol, all the ladies upset with Damon.

    In Jhonny’s mind he should have been overpaid by the Yankees because they have money.

  66. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  67. m March 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Things I am grateful for:

    1)Joba’s feeling better. I feel bad he missed the outing yesterday. Somehow I think he would’ve loved the arcade. Just a feeling.

    2)Baseball! Nothing more to add to that one.

    3)Good Health. Please keep the players, especially the principles, healthy.

    4)Glad the Damon-drama is so over. That sound is whatever bridge was left crumbling. :roll:

    5)Chad & the gang for keeping it fresh.

  68. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am

    “He sure knows what reporter he was talking to, making it sound as if he wanted to stay in Boston more than he wanted to stay in NY.”

    I think that’s 100% true. And I think Cashman knew it was 100% true, which is why he blew Boston’s offer out of the water by 30%. Even after Cashman made the offer and gave him a window of only hours to take it or leave it, Damon called Boston to try to get them to pony up. All things being equal, I don’t think there’s anyway Damon would have left Boston.

  69. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am

    thanks Doreen, looking forward to GTLU, altho I think Girardi will be the winner in ST.

  70. Yank1 March 3rd, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Damon is just trying to be a good client and stick up for his agent who is getting trashed in the media. He owes Boras nothing especially considering Damon had to take a massive paycut. I think it is noble of Johnny to still stick up for the agent that screwed him. Then again….Damon is a loyal guy and that is why he is loved.

  71. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 9:54 am

    upstate kate
    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 am
    thanks Doreen, looking forward to GTLU, altho I think Girardi will be the winner in ST.

    ***********************
    I think you’re right, but it’ll be fun to try and guess :)

  72. Rick March 3rd, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Quietly, Brian Cashman got a good pickup in Mike Rivera to be a good emergency backup catcher if needed. He’ll be ready at AAA so the Yankees don’t need to rush Jesus Montero on the scene and let him continue to work on his catching skills with Butch Wynegar.

  73. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Great post, m :)

  74. FondoMotz March 3rd, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Baseball. Yahoo.

  75. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Some of you take quotes WAY too seriously.

    Nobody is going to build a shrine to their former employer. Especially when they believe (rightly or wrongly) they have been wronged.

    Take it for what it is. Words and nothing more.

    Professional sports is about moving on. Its the nature of the business.

    Matsui not giving interviews in English helps him greatly here! lol Keeps him from that dreaded “foot in mouth disease” that Johnny has unfortunately caught.

    It has zero bearing on anything on this point.

    Its a new year. Time to turn the page.

  76. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Damons a loyal guy? I hope that is tongue in cheek. Every single time he’s been a free agent he’s left his current team for a new one.

  77. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 10:04 am

    YankeesWFAN Due to arrive shortly, special guest instructor for the day: Bernie Williams!
    4 minutes ago via web

  78. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 10:05 am

    ” special guest instructor for the day: Bernie Williams!”

    Baseball and free guitar lessons for all. :)

  79. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 10:06 am

    “Damons a loyal guy? I hope that is tongue in cheek. Every single time he’s been a free agent he’s left his current team for a new one.”

    Sabathia and Teixeira will be disappointed to learn they are disloyal guys.

  80. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Erin,

    Thanks. Hope to add to list all the way through the end of October. :)

    I’ll take SJ’s advice and not take Damon’s quotes so seriously. Especially the ones to Nick Cafardo hoping that Sox fans will forgive him.

    BTW did anyone save the link for a gameday? IIRC we have to hack into it.

  81. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I’d be real careful about playing the loyalty card.

    The bottom line is, loyalty in professional sports has a different meaning than it does in everyday life.

    In sports, you go where the dollars are.

    Once there, if you play hard, help the team win, and represent them well off the field, I would call that player a “loyal employee”.

    Johnny Damon was a very loyal Yankee in his time here. Nothing that was said or done in the off-season will change that fact.

    If you are using movement from team to team to define loyalty, there aren’t 25 loyal guys in the game.

    That’s why I’d be careful using the word in the incorrect context, as many do, when it comes to players.

  82. sierchio March 3rd, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Doreen- best of luck with being GTLU President :)

  83. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 am

    yay Bernie.
    On the Sunday 2 hr episode of baseball tonight they featured Bernie and his band. He said he would still like to play baseball.

  84. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Sorry, I had to post this. It’s hilarious:

    “jim501 wrote:
    I liked when Curt Schilling said he would play for any team except the Yankees. He recognized and respected the Boston fans with that remark. Another reason why his photo is on my refrigerator since 2004.”

    Really, jim? Really?

  85. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Sabathia and Teixeira will be disappointed to learn they are disloyal guys.

    _____

    Trying not to bash Damon, however, you cannot compare Tex and CC. Damon is on his 5th team and has never been on one team longer than 4 years. Plus, they dont show a propensity to mouth off in the media.

    I wish Johnny would just go play baseball, because i want to remember him for what he did on the bases in the world series and not his trashing our team because we didnt overpay him.

  86. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Rishi
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:04 am
    YankeesWFAN Due to arrive shortly, special guest instructor for the day: Bernie Williams!
    4 minutes ago via web

    ********************
    Nice :)

  87. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Kate-

    “yay Bernie.
    On the Sunday 2 hr episode of baseball tonight they featured Bernie and his band. He said he would still like to play baseball.”

    The guy’s a “player” on and off the field. ;)

  88. pat- traveling March 3rd, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Haven’t been able to check in for a few days but happy to see a game thread when I did!

    Getting out of the cold in NY and feeling the warm weather has made me ready for baseball even more.

    I can’t catch todays game but hope you will all comment in the game thread so I’ll feel like I did when I can check in again.

  89. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Johnny’s clutch just slipped and he engaged his mouth before his brain.

    Happens. :0

  90. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Why can’t you compare the 2? CC put an opt out clause in his record contract just in case he didn’t like NY.

    Think about that. He got the largest contract for a pitcher in history and still put an escape clause in his deal.

    Tex is on his 4th team in 8 years and treated free agency like everybody else…..he went to the team that offered him the most money.

    The game is about player movement. Damon is no different than anybody else in that regard.

    I know folks get all emotional anytime somebody says ANYTHING they percieve as Anti-Yankee.

    However, lets not put our heads in the sand.

    Even Mariano Rivera made noises during his last contract negotiation that he was going to do what’s “best for his family”.

    Code….Ante up or I look elsewhere.

    I think you have to separate the business side of the game from the rooting side of the game. Its two different worlds.

  91. Jose March 3rd, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Let’s hope the temps in Florida warm up. I am two hours south of Tampa and it is FREEZING right now!

  92. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:16 am

    kate,

    I caught a portion of that program. Bernie looked more late night show band leader than baseball player. ;)

    I thought the questions to him were cruel, especialy the one asking him if he would’ve liked playing in the new stadium. :(

  93. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 10:18 am

    “I loved being with the Red Sox and I loved being with the Yankees. I didn’t want either to end, really, but it’s just something I have to accept.”

    And now he loves being with the Tigers.

    I’m sure Teixeira loved being with the Rangers, then the Braves, then the Angels and now the Yanks.

    Home is where you hang your hat.

    I hope the fans at Yankee Stadium treat him better than those at Fenway have treated him over the years.

  94. Keep it March 3rd, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Speaking of the Line ups: I just bought MLB 10 The Show for Playstation 3. And this is how the makers of the game put the 2010 Yankees Lineup:
    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Swisher RF
    Cano 2B
    Winn LF

    Joba was the 5th starter and Hughes was the SU man.

    [Note: My mind is hazy on the Swish/Cano placement. Yes I realize in real life it would make much more sense to have them flipped but that's the way I remember it.]

  95. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 10:20 am

    “Trying not to bash Damon, however, you cannot compare Tex and CC. Damon is on his 5th team and has never been on one team longer than 4 years.”

    Teixeira’s on his 4th team. Sabathia’s on his 3rd. Both turned down fat contract extensions from their original teams and basically forced the teams to trade them. Teixeira did it twice. Are they disloyal?

    My point was not to badmouth either Sabathia or Teixeira. It was merely to point out Damon’s no different. These guys all availed themselves of the system to their benefit. None of them did anything wrong, Damon included.

  96. randy l. March 3rd, 2010 at 10:20 am

    the one player i’m most interested in this year is granderson. his numbers are all over place righty/ lefty so he’s hard to get a read on what he’ll do this season. what i remember about him when he wasn’t a yankee was wishing he were a yankee.

    i’m expecting after the cool weather which doesn’t help any hitter that granderson is going to be a very good yankee. i think being around so many really good players in an environment where it”s win the world series or else will raise his game .

    long seems to have a positive influence on hitters who work with him , so by all star break granderson should have at least a little better approach against lefties.

    as far as platooning, it’s possible that granderson wouldn’t have the excellent right handed stats he has if he didn’t play every day. for a young player it’s easier to play everyday even though he has problems with right handed or left handed pitchers.

    and he’s not going to improve sitting against lefties.

    i think after a period of adjustment in the spring that granderson is going to rise to the occasion and be really good granderson by mid summer.

  97. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Teixeira’s on his 4th team. Sabathia’s on his 3rd. Both turned down fat contract extensions from their original teams and basically forced the teams to trade them. Teixeira did it twice. Are they disloyal?

    ___

    All trades until they joined the yankees. not leaving by free agency. it is not the same at all.

  98. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Jeers,

    I agree. I hope they give him a standing O when he comes to NY.

    My hope is that Yankee fans stop acting like Red Sox fans.

    Stop acting as if you are the poor stepchildren in the family.

    The guy played a big role in helping to bring a championship to NY.

    Cheer him and move on and don’t get caught up in the words or comments…..which change according to whomever Johnny is talking to at the time! lol

  99. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 10:23 am

    SJ-

    The effective earning window for a professional athlete can slam shut in a heartbeat.

    They are one serious injury away from the complete loss of the game they love, and from the unemployment line.

    I can’t blame them acknowledging this fact by obtaining as much security as they can as quickly they can.

    If that means changing jobs who can really blame them.

    Given the circumstances most people would do exactly the same.

  100. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Doreen-

    I am so proud!!! Good luck with your new role. I know you will be wonderful :-)

  101. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:23 am

    The only thing different between CC/Tex & Damon is tact.

    Despite the excitement in the air today, it’s sobering to realize there’s still 32 days until the regular season begins.

    Remind me why we’re starting at Fenways this year?

  102. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 10:24 am

    “Code….Ante up or I look elsewhere.”

    It also may be code for “My loyalty is to my family first, and my employer is, at best, a distant 2nd”

    Isn’t that the way most people are?

  103. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Sure its the same. You just don’t want to see it that way.

    Why do you think those guys were traded? They were dealt because the teams that offered them deals were turned down and they didn’t want to have them leave for nothing.

    Its almost as if those guys were free agents before they were free agents because they became rental players.

    They were the very definition of “hired guns”.

    The game is all about player movement. Tex and CC are no different than Damon, or any other player, in that regard.

  104. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 10:26 am

    SJ44
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Jeers,

    I agree. I hope they give him a standing O when he comes to NY.

    My hope is that Yankee fans stop acting like Red Sox fans.

    ************************
    LOL SJ, that reminds me of when I was a kid-whenever my brother or I were whining endlessly about something, after a while my dad would tell us to stop acting like Red Sox fans. That always got us to shut up pretty quickly. :)

  105. t March 3rd, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Is MLB.tv the only way to watch games out of market? I’m away at school and 100$ is a bit much when I’ll probably only be able to watch a few games a month.

  106. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 10:27 am

    And if the Yanks didn’t offer Po that 4th year?

    He might have been a Met.

    Maybe we should all be blaming Nick Johnson for this.

    If only he wasn’t so good… and cheap… and available.

  107. Concerned_Citizen March 3rd, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Wow – I know the regular season is still a ways away, but I never thought this day would come. Today is the first day I actually feel like there’s an end in sight for winter.

    Too bad the “MLB At Bat 2010″ iPhone app only covers regular season games.

  108. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 10:29 am

    “All trades until they joined the yankees. not leaving by free agency. it is not the same at all.”

    Trades they both pretty much forced after rejecting long term contracts that would pay them $18M per season. But they’re not about the money.

    Damon’s been a free agent twice. Those guys once each. So far, all three have changed teams 100% of the time.

  109. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Frank,

    Exactly. That’s my point.

    Its a game to us as fans. Its a BUSINESS to the players. Its their livelihood and as MTU points out, they a limited window to earn.

    That’s why getting caught up in words or negotiations is a waste of time.

    Teams change every year. Players change every year.

    Once the team is assembled, you root for the guys that are on the team.

    I just hope Yankee fans don’t act like Red Sox fans when Damon comes back.

    He hasn’t trashed the Yankees. He’s disappointed things didn’t work out.

    That should tell fans how much he wanted to come back.

  110. randy l. March 3rd, 2010 at 10:30 am

    He recognized and respected the Boston fans with that remark. Another reason why his photo is on my refrigerator since 2004.”

    i have shilling’s photo on my refrigerator also to remind me how quick muscle can turn to fat and how that fat around the middle can cause early mental deficiencies where one thinks other people like to listen to non stop opinions about everything.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gcA0.....illing.jpg

  111. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:30 am

    t,

    You can go monthly, but it’s $25 a month. But then, you’ll be home in a couple months, right? Some of the P2P sites had games, but not sure if there will be many now that Wang & Hideki aren’t on the team. Besides, that came with the risk of viruses.

    I’ve decided to give up my subscription. I won’t be catching as many games either. Will try to share anything I find.

  112. Jimmy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Does anyone know if this game is going to be on 880?

  113. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 10:32 am

    RiverAveBlues DYK: Bill Murray is part-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, the Yanks’ A affiliate in the Sally League. about 1 minute ago

  114. sierchio March 3rd, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Anybody have the SopCast/TV Ants/Whatever for the game today?

  115. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Tex and CC have each signed one free agent contract. Damon has signed 12.

  116. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Tex and CC were free agents one time and both left. They were also traded from teams because they were uninterested in signing contracts with their present teams without testing free agency.

    Damon was a FA 3 times and changed teams 3 times.

    Last I checked, he didn’t violate any rules of baseball.

    Don’t let your current dislike of Damon blur reality.

    Tex has played on 4 teams in 8 years. CC 3 in 8 years.

    Its not like those guys have been “loyal” by the definition some now want to use to trash Damon.

  117. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 10:37 am

    GB/Randy-

    Did you guys see the MM thing I posted a few threads ago ?

  118. Jimmy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Jimmy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Does anyone know if this game is going to be on 880?
    ….
    Or some local Florida station? Anything on radio?

  119. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 10:38 am

    SJ44 -

    I don’t really care, but I wish JD would just keep his mouth zipped at this point. :)

    Thanks, guys. I will try to do a good job.

    FYI: Two items of note. First, I will be on vacation from 3/21 through 3/26 and so I will not run GTLU during that time. Second, I have posted the dates I will be doing GTLU – ST Edition on my blog. Click my name and it will take you there.

  120. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:39 am

    btw, I caught the second half of Parenthood (with limited commercial breaks brought to you by Nissan).

    It was moving. Good cast. Julia Stiles is miscast, tho. I think she would’ve been better as max’s mom.

    Speaking of. Didn’t max in a baseball uni & helmet totally look like Baby Swisher?

  121. randy l. March 3rd, 2010 at 10:39 am

    no , which post was it on?

  122. Tripps78 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 am

    My way of thinking is if you are not on the Yankee squad then screw you. That includes Matsui and Damon. I want you to get dominated and if you break something, oh well.

    But I’m not booing players, that’s for children or drunks.

  123. Don't Hassle the Hoff March 3rd, 2010 at 10:41 am

    work just got a lot less productive

  124. Jimmy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Okay, not that anyone seems to care, but if you’re looking for the radio affiliate, it’s going to be on WPGB-Pittsburgh 104.7.

  125. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 10:43 am

    m
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:39 am
    btw, I caught the second half of Parenthood (with limited commercial breaks brought to you by Nissan).

    It was moving. Good cast. Julia Stiles is miscast, tho. I think she would’ve been better as max’s mom.

    ***********************
    I loved Parenthood :)

    Do you mean Erika Christensen though? Julia Stiles isn’t in it.

  126. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Randy-

    this one.

    ” Five questions with Jason Hirsh”

    last post.

    It’s a real letter. I thought it was cool of MM to actually respond.

    I was also interested in the idea that there is a Scientific
    journal devoted to these issues. “The Journal of Applied Sports Psychology”

    Enjoy. :)

  127. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Should I enter MLB The Show’s lineup as a permanent contributor on GTLU? I think it would be kinda cool.

  128. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Doreen,

    Tried to post on your blog, but there’s no “anonymous” option, haha. It looks great. And good luck!

    Erin,

    Oops. I thought that was Julia Stiles who’s the working mother with the mr. mom husband. No?

  129. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Frank, maybe that was true at the time, but Damon grew to love NY and became a popular player. IMO, he’s gone overboard in trying to make the Yankees look bad.

    SJ, I generally agree with you, but not here. I don’t expect Damon to go out of his way to praise the Yankees, but there’s no way I expect him to trash them either. This has nothing to do with the fact that he chose to leave – he has every right to do that even if it was a mistake. I do not like the way he impugns Cashman’s integrity – it’s just not necessary.

    Tex was traded a few times- how is he comparable at all. Wasn’t it Cash who wanted the opt-out clause? In any case, my problem is with Damon in particular, not free agents.

  130. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 10:49 am

    m -

    I couldn’t help but cry (a lot) during that Parenthood episode last night. I had read a review of the program earlier in the day, so I knew the outcome regarding Max. I thought they did a good job with that. I’m tearing up thinking about it now.

    So far, it looks nothing like a comedy. A drama with comedic overtones, maybe. So far. :)

  131. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 10:50 am

    m
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Erin,

    Oops. I thought that was Julia Stiles who’s the working mother with the mr. mom husband. No?

    ***********************
    No, it’s Erika Christensen. They do look quite a bit alike though. And Erika’s character’s name is Julia. :)

  132. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Doreen – New GTLU Hostess
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:49 am
    m -

    I couldn’t help but cry (a lot) during that Parenthood episode last night. I had read a review of the program earlier in the day, so I knew the outcome regarding Max. I thought they did a good job with that. I’m tearing up thinking about it now.

    So far, it looks nothing like a comedy. A drama with comedic overtones, maybe. So far.

    *************************
    It’s a dramedy. ;)

  133. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:52 am

    SJ, just because we disagree with you doesn’t mean we’re acting like Sox fans and that’s really unnecessary for you to say. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t agree with you about Damon. You make it sound like we are crazy for reading things that aren’t there; well, IMO, you don’t have to read too hard between the lines to see that he’s insulting our GM. I’m sorry, but that’s unacceptable to me.

  134. Brian from NJ March 3rd, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Ahhh baseball…I usually can’t watch/follow more then a few innings per game of spring training baseball, but NOTHING beats the first day of real games.

    I’ve never been so optimistic about a season in my life as I am with this 2010. Fresh of a World Series Championship, a re-loaded roster, Chad replacing Red Sox Pete (huuuuuuuge upgrade for us LoHud’ers, and not to mention that the Yanks did nothing in October with Pete here but as soon as Chad and Sam showed up = WS #27!)….#28 here we come!

  135. William Buckner March 3rd, 2010 at 10:53 am

    “That’s part of it, I guess – taking criticism. But I think Scott does a great job. I hope to prove to the other 29 teams that Detroit made the best free agent signing of the offseason.’’

    Matsui not giving interviews in English helps him greatly here! lol Keeps him from that dreaded “foot in mouth disease” that Johnny has unfortunately caught.

    NY fans are turning on Damon because he’s making some comments that are a little testy. True, like Tex, CC, or Arod he’s played for multiple teams and the only one he should be loyal to is the one signing the checks. At the same time, he doesn’t need to poke the Yankees or Cashman for making a decision on his value.

    As for foot in mouth decease, Johnny hasn’t caught it. He was born with it. And its hereditary, recalling his dad comparing his Yankee signing to Babe Ruth.

    All that said, Johnny played hard and at a high level his 4 years and for that I for one will applaud him when he returns.

  136. m March 3rd, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Oh, Doreen. It must’ve hit home a bit for you. They treated it well, in my uniformed opinion.

    The show looks good, tho I could totally forsee that Johnny Slacker was going to turn out to have a kid. When your ex pops up 5 years later, it could be a gift or a gift. If you know what I mean.

    Erin,

    Oh, my goodness. All this time, I was thinking this girl sure gets a lot of work for an average looking face. But Erika’s much better looking now that I think about it. I’m having a real hard time picturing Julia Stiles. Very small nose?

  137. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Schilling is a liar. He wanted to be a Yankee up until the time he decided it was ok to be a Sox. He would have been a Yankee had it not been for Colangelo and his hatred of George.

  138. jd March 3rd, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Damon’s back stabbing just a ploy. He’s just drumming up media attention so he doesn’t get lost in Detroit. Sorry Damon but the limelight will be dimming shortly.

  139. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 10:58 am

    The Pirates have some intriguing young players. I’m a big fan of McCutchen. Really like his game and have him in my fantasy keeper league. I also think Jones and Milledge can be players. I’ve always been a fan of Clement since he’s the same age as me and grew up about 18 miles from where I did. An absolutely unreal hitter in HS.

  140. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 11:01 am

    m
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Erin,

    Oh, my goodness. All this time, I was thinking this girl sure gets a lot of work for an average looking face. But Erika’s much better looking now that I think about it. I’m having a real hard time picturing Julia Stiles. Very small nose?

    *********************
    LOL I think they’re both pretty, but Erika is prettier. Here’s Julia’s imdb page-there are some pictures of her at the top

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005466/

  141. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 11:02 am

    m – I changed that setting on the blog.

  142. AwaisM March 3rd, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Isn’t marty foster that umpire who always messes wit the yanks?

  143. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Rodg12-

    One of my hiking buddies grew up in a place called Clinton, Iowa.

    He eventually moved to Palms Springs and then here to the G-dZone.

    He said it was like waking up from a Coma.

    I hope the Tundra is kinder to you.

  144. Chris March 3rd, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Why would Jackson even want a ring? He didn’t contribute in any way. The money I understand because who doesn’t want the money, but the ring? I just wouldn’t want it.

  145. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Erica-

    Where’s that famous “countdown” of yours ? :)

  146. Keep it March 3rd, 2010 at 11:06 am

    rodg12
    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:58 am
    The Pirates have some intriguing young players. I’m a big fan of McCutchen. Really like his game and have him in my fantasy keeper league. I also think Jones and Milledge can be players. I’ve always been a fan of Clement since he’s the same age as me and grew up about 18 miles from where I did. An absolutely unreal hitter in HS.
    —————————————————
    I hate McCutchen because he hit a homerun off me the first pitch I threw in The Show. That jerk.

  147. randy l. March 3rd, 2010 at 11:07 am

    mtu -

    i did see that.

    i thought mm was mickey mantle :)

    mound temperament?

    marshall seems to think a really good pitch creates the confidence and not the other way around.

    i ran into a former pga tour player yesterday . we were on the range and talking about the swing. he said that there are a lot of golfers with good swings, but not a lot who are players.

    he clearly was saying something different than what marshall was saying. he said he was taught by bob toski who told him that it’s all in committing to a shot with everything you have. he said toski didn’t work much on his swing.

    he also said after a week with toski his friends didn’t like him because he had such a competitive edge on. he told a funny story where toski told him that the right attitude to play with in match play was to try to beat your opponent so much that after defeating him your opponent should be contemplating quiting golf and never playing again.

    i guess that’s another school of thought for mound presence , more of a bob gibson approach :)

  148. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 am

    MTU
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:06 am
    Erica-

    Where’s that famous “countdown” of yours ?

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

    I have to be honest. These days the only countdown in my world is “5 full weeks left of busy season”

    I am starting to wonder if I am going to make it

  149. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Why would Jackson even want a ring? He didn’t contribute in any way. The money I understand because who doesn’t want the money, but the ring? I just wouldn’t want it.

    Collectors item. Conversation starter. Pawn material.

  150. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Randy-

    More like success breeds confidence, and not confidence breeds success.

    A chicken or egg type problem.

    Gibson was just great. Incredible really. One of my all time Favs. :)

  151. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Erica-

    “I am starting to wonder if I am going to make it”

    When’s your next trip to Vegas ?

    It’s nearly time. :)

  152. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 11:15 am

    MTU -
    Yep, I’m familiar with Clinton. Played college ball with a guy from there. Town in Eastern Iowa on the Mississippi.

    There’s definitely some days in the winter when the Tundra gets to me (especially this year with the worst winter in my lifetime), but it’s home. :)

  153. Ron March 3rd, 2010 at 11:16 am

    does every player with the yanks last year get a ring? for instance what about someone like angel berroa who was traded or dropped in june ?

  154. NY March 3rd, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Will this game be on gameday? if any one knows

  155. Ben Linus March 3rd, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Anyone know where I can find a list of pitchers for all of todays ST Games? Anyone have info on the rest of the Yankees pitchers today?

  156. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Rodg12-

    “but it’s home.”

    He still talks about the place in that way. His roots run deep even though he has been transplanted to a different soil.

  157. randy l. March 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 am

    “LOL I think they’re both pretty, but Erika is prettier. Here’s Julia’s imdb page-there are some pictures of her at the top”

    erin-

    julia stiles family has had a place down the street from my business for most of her life and she’s around town a lot. her mom is in the same business i’m in( she’s a very good potter). for what it’s worth you wouldn’t even notice julia stiles if you saw her in the summer here as she just looks like any other attractive young woman, but not so much you’d think anything unusual. she’s always been a regular kid and fits in with locals. i’ve never heard a bad story about her. what she has is a talent and screen presence that makes her into an actress.

  158. CB March 3rd, 2010 at 11:22 am

    It’s nice to see a line up posted again.

    I think the highlight of today will be seeing Granderson in pinstripes during game play.

    Over time, I think the trade for Granderson is going to look better and better. The same thing with the trade for Swisher.

    The yankees have very little depth in the minors in terms of outfielders and the free agent market for outfielders over the next several years is going to be thin. There’s not a lot of talent right now across baseball in the outfield (especially the corners) and of the younger talent in the game many have signed long term deals buying our their arb years and a few free agent deals.

    A notable event in baseball yesterday was Justin Upton signing a long term contract. I thought there was a decent chance he would have been the yankees next RF a few years from now.

    Upton is arguably already the best right fielder in all of baseball. He was scheduled to be a free agent at the age of 25 or 26. That’s the age Alex was when he signed his contract with the Rangers.

    Upton would have gotten an enormous contract as a free agent at that age. Instead Upton opted for security now. He’ll still hit the market at 28 and is in line for a huge deal – but it’s not the same as being a free agent at 26.

    The only younger outfielders who haven’t longer term deals are Matt Kemp, Sin Soo-Cho, a few others.

    But to be able to trade for Swisher last year and then Granderson this year and given how thin outfield talent is in baseball and to have done so while giving up such little talent is really remarkable.

  159. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 11:24 am

    MTU
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Erica-

    “I am starting to wonder if I am going to make it”

    When’s your next trip to Vegas ?

    It’s nearly time.

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

    No Vegas trips on the horizon. However, I am eyeing a trip there for my birthday in December.

    I am planning Atlantic City April 15th weekend :-)

  160. Uncle Ellsworth (Don't Hassle me, I'm Local) March 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 am

    0ne day of work – Travel day – games fri and sat.

    Erica anything on the Oscar pool?

  161. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Uncle Ellsworth (Don’t Hassle me, I’m Local)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 am
    0ne day of work – Travel day – games fri and sat.

    Erica anything on the Oscar pool?

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

    That was Erin looking into it

  162. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 11:27 am

    randy l.
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:20 am
    erin-

    julia stiles family has had a place down the street from my business for most of her life and she’s around town a lot. her mom is in the same business i’m in( she’s a very good potter). for what it’s worth you wouldn’t even notice julia stiles if you saw her in the summer here as she just looks like any other attractive young woman, but not so much you’d think anything unusual. she’s always been a regular kid and fits in with locals. i’ve never heard a bad story about her. what she has is a talent and screen presence that makes her into an actress.

    ****************************
    randy, that’s so cool! I love Julia Stiles-she’s one of my favorite actresses. I’ve always thought she appeared really down to earth in interviews; it’s good to know that it’s true!

  163. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:28 am

    SJ, or anybody elase in a position to know-

    I asked a question the other night which I would very much like to know the answer to.

    It is :

    Can a team insist that a player go to a “conditioning institute,” or the like in the off season ?

    Thanks in advance.

  164. Uncle Ellsworth (Don't Hassle me, I'm Local) March 3rd, 2010 at 11:28 am

    “That was Erin looking into it”

    Sorry about that!

  165. m March 3rd, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Like anyone’s going to turn down a ring? Please.

  166. yanksince57 - LET'S ROCK!!!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 11:30 am

    i just heard the gibson delayed retaliation story for the first time. classic!

  167. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Uncle Ellsworth (Don’t Hassle me, I’m Local)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:25 am
    0ne day of work – Travel day – games fri and sat.

    Erica anything on the Oscar pool?

    ***********************
    Hi Uncle E-so I finally found it! I guess the way it works is, I can send out 50 inviations through the website. I guess I’d just have to give out my e-mail on here, have anybody who’s interested e-mail me, and take it from there. I’m not sure if anybody besides you or me would be interested though. ;)

  168. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Uncle Ellsworth (Don’t Hassle me, I’m Local)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:28 am
    “That was Erin looking into it”

    Sorry about that!

    *****

    Thats okay. We are the two headed monster

  169. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 11:31 am

    CB-

    I’d love to have his brother.

    I was hoping his repaired shoulder would hold him back long enough to fool the Rays into thinking they could let him go.

    However, I think he’s gonna have a great year again and will therefore be less likely to be available.

    Maybe he will get crosswise to Maddon again ?

    That might work. ;)

  170. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I am glad Upton extended.

    I would like to see teams keep as many of their home-grown players as they’re able to, especially the marquee ones.

    Too much movement and these teams and players lose their identity.

    I’m glad the trend looks to be going the other way.

  171. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Uncle Ellsworth (Don’t Hassle me, I’m Local)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:28 am
    “That was Erin looking into it”

    Sorry about that!

    *****

    Thats okay. We are the two headed monster

    **************************
    I didn’t even realize he had typed Erica until I saw your post. :)

  172. Uncle Ellsworth (Don't Hassle me, I'm Local) March 3rd, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Hi Uncle E-so I finally found it! I guess the way it works is, I can send out 50 inviations through the website. I guess I’d just have to give out my e-mail on here, have anybody who’s interested e-mail me, and take it from there. I’m not sure if anybody besides you or me would be interested though.

    I be we could get 10 people.

  173. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Game threads are a beautiful thing :)

  174. John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 11:42 am

    We are coming to you LIIIIIIIVE from the LOWE’S BROADCAST BOOTH in Tampa, Florida. LOWE’S- LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TO-GETH-AHHH!!

    (Sixth inning): Suzyn, who is that in left field? Ha ha ha, that’s the odd thing about Spring Training Baseball. We have no monitors, and my scorecard is a mess. WHOAAA!!!!

  175. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Uncle Ellsworth (Don’t Hassle me, I’m Local)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Hi Uncle E-so I finally found it! I guess the way it works is, I can send out 50 inviations through the website. I guess I’d just have to give out my e-mail on here, have anybody who’s interested e-mail me, and take it from there. I’m not sure if anybody besides you or me would be interested though.

    I be we could get 10 people.

    *******************
    OK, I’ll make an announcement later today!

  176. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I love Granderson and I think he’s going to be fantastic; I think the Tigers will regret trading for him. As I’m inclined to think positively at this point, I think Granderson will improve quite a bit against lefties.

  177. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Looking forward to seeing Hoffman.

  178. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Me too, Bodh; the Yankees seem really intrigued by him. That said, I’m still rooting for Thames.

  179. 86w183 March 3rd, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I was at Legend’s/Steinbrenner Field yesterday and the wind was howling to RCF.

    I’m really interested to see what kind of player Hoffman turns out to be. He could be a very interesting piece or nothing at all.

  180. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    pcaldera Bernie Williams just walked into the clubhouse to say hello to his old teammates. Said with a smile he is merely a “good will ambassador.” 5 minutes ago

  181. Tripps78 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    “Just talked to Bernie Williams who is here for the day as a guest. He said he still goes back and forth on whether he’d like to return as a player, but he’s enjoying this new musical stage of his life.”

    Return as a player? He’s old. There’s no way he can play in the show.

  182. Keep it March 3rd, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Return as a player? He’s old. There’s no way he can play in the show.
    ———–
    Chris Chelios just returned to the NHL. Signed with the Thrashers. He’s 48. If Bernie can still slug a bit, may not make a bad DH somewhere. Who knows.

  183. Keep it March 3rd, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    *may make a decent DH somewhere. Sounds better.

  184. blake March 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    CB,
    Your post is exactly right and is the reason I was on the ” sign Holliday” bandwagon a couple months back. I’m glad they didn’t for the money he got but outfield is thin throughout baseball and thin in the Yankee system as well. Granderson was a great pickup and so is Swish for what he’s paid.

  185. Rob A from BBD March 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Bronx Baseball Daily is having a live chat during the game. If anyone is interested I hope you can check it out. http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com/?p=3726

  186. NY March 3rd, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    anybody have the gameday link

  187. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    # Rob A from BBD March 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Bronx Baseball Daily is having a live chat during the game. If anyone is interested I hope you can check it out. http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com/?p=3726

    Bronx Baseball daily? This is LOHUD!!!!!!!!!!!

  188. CountryClub March 3rd, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Come on, Bernie.

  189. Tripps78 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    DH? The guy has not played in three years. Bernie probably says it just to say it but there is no way he could play now.

    If Jermaine Dye can’t get a gig how could this guy ever get one.

  190. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    NY
    It doesn’t look like any of today’s games are on gameday

  191. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Daydreaming needs to end. Bernie is done as a player.

    He’s not going to play anywhere.

    He hasn’t played in 3 years and was done as a player a year or two prior to him leaving the game.

    Thankfully, he has music to fill the void.

  192. NY March 3rd, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you Kate

  193. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Bernie tried to make a comeback last year w/ the WBC, IIRC that didn’t work out so well

  194. m March 3rd, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    kate,

    they never link to spring gamedays, but if we can get an old link we can change the team and dates to get the new one.

    my history’s been cleared, but if someone can help by going to their address bar and put in “mlb.mlb.com/gameday” then an old link might pop up.

    I just need a link from last season. thanks in advance!

  195. Phil Columbus March 3rd, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Game is on MLB network for those who can’t get it on YES.

  196. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Are you kidding? The mediots are going to keep asking Alex about this Galea? Sheesh.

    FYI – Francesca will be live from Tampa for the next couple of days.

  197. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    SJ-

    Did you happen to see my question to you earlier ?

    I would sure appreciate an answer if you know.

    Thanks in advance.

  198. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    MTU,

    A team can’t force a player to go to a particular off-season workout place. They can “strongly suggest” it, and that usually goes a long way.

    However, they can’t force the player to go anywhere in the off-season. That’s the players time.

  199. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    m -

    Here’s a gameday link from the Yanks/Angels series…

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....b_anamlb_1

    Will that work??

  200. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    FWIW,

    I saw Joba a month ago and he looked fine to me. At least from an outward appearance, he looked to be in good shape.

    Obviously, I don’t know how fit he is baseball-wise but, weight was definitely not an issue.

  201. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Figured it out….

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....b_nyamlb_1

  202. MTU March 3rd, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    SJ-

    Thanks. It was an itch I needed to scratch.

  203. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Man it’s nice to see a gameday post again.

  204. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    “In New York,
    Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
    There’s nothing you can’t do,
    Now you’re in New York,
    These streets will make you feel brand new,
    big lights will inspire you,
    Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York.”
    –Empire State of Mind

  205. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    For the first game, we should have had a contest to see which person was going to criticize the lineup or player(s) if the Yankees fall behind.

    A week into ST, we should have a contest to see which person starts quoting ST stats to make a point.

    Chad should see if the Journal News has a towel they can give away as a prize.

    We can call it, “The Lohud Yankee Blog Crying Towel”.

  206. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Well we’re just a few minutes away from live Yankee baseball.

    And a few more minutes away from our first whine/complaint. :wink:

  207. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Do you think gameday would have tried a little harder to find a better picture of Chad.

  208. lets go yankees March 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    “Trying not to bash Damon, however, you cannot compare Tex and CC.”

    ———————-

    This is going to be funny to look back on when CC opts out of his contract in 2011.

  209. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    For the first game, we should have had a contest to see which person was going to criticize the lineup or player(s) if the Yankees fall behind.

    A week into ST, we should have a contest to see which person starts quoting ST stats to make a point.

    Chad should see if the Journal News has a towel they can give away as a prize.

    We can call it, “The Lohud Yankee Blog Crying Towel”.

    A-Rod sucks.

  210. Longo March 3rd, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    anybody not getting sound on mlb.tv?

  211. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I have a huge smile on me face right now :)

  212. John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I’m so sick of Reggie Jackson…the guy played with the Yankees for 5 years and everyone treats him like a God. Ridiculous.

  213. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Told ya Granderson would be in the two hole!!!

    :D :D :D

    GO PITTSBURGH!!!!

    And I’ll tell ya why I said that. Because I feel bad for them and I want to see them validated as a team, and if they do it against the Yanks, what is better validation? We’re back on US soil, where my heart goes out to all that’s American (or I should say plays in America!)

    My ambivalence is that one of my favs, Chad Gaudin, is pitching.

    So GO PITTSBURGH AND ROSS OHLENDORF – and Yanks, at least keep it close until Chad is through pitching, and then you can let Pittsburgh go to town.

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

    Yanks will win #28 this year. I don’t mind a little feasting off us during ST, honestly.

  214. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    BryanHoch #Yankees wearing high socks – Granderson, A-Rod, Gardner, N. Johnson. Just saying. 57 seconds ago

  215. sierchio March 3rd, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    StreamTorrent has a YES Feed up for the game and it’s really good quality.

  216. steveoh March 3rd, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I won’t say Damon was disloyal.

    I will say he is a liar and tried to badmouth the Yankees because he did not get the money he wanted.

  217. lets go yankees March 3rd, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    “According to the numbers, Hendry seemed to make the right moves when he signed free agents Milton Bradley and Aaron Miles last year. Bradley led the American League in OBPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) with the Rangers in 2008, while Miles hit .392 in day games with the Cardinals, which made him a perfect fit for a team that plays more day games than any other.

    But both flopped badly with the Cubs.”

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/.....5063.story
    ————————————

    Is this what people in the media think sabermetrics are?

  218. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Let’s get ready for baseball!

  219. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, tears as soon as I saw the pinstripes. I guess I missed baseball more than I knew!

  220. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Carl
    you didn’t even make it to the start of the game :)

    rodg and m
    thanks for the game day info. I have the game set to record at home, but wanted to catch a bit of it live. Sadly, our TV at work is not operational :(

  221. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Mike from Tampa….

  222. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    For those that were too lazy to get up and read the board at 6:23 AM this morning, I’ll post this from Bud Selig.

    Selig’s comments on ESPN’s Mike And Mike Show about the ongoing investigation with Canadian doctor, Anthony Galea. Take it any way you want to.

    “Selig also addressed a potential controversy regarding a federal investigation into a Canadian physician who is suspected of violations involving performance enhancing drugs. Several players have already been linked to Anthony Galea, but the investigation is still in a preliminary stage. Selig expressed interest in the case and said that the league will be paying very close attention to it.”

    “We have a department of investigation created years ago at the recommendation of Senator [George] Mitchell,” he said. “We’re very well plugged into this situation. We’ll continue to monitor it closely. I don’t have at this point in time — and I say this with trepidation — I don’t think there is a great deal to be worried about, but we will monitor it very closely.”

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl…..p;c_id=mlb

    Looks like much ado about nothing.

  223. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Cash on WFAN

  224. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Michael Kay seems more enjoyable to listen to than usual.

  225. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I’ll have to catch the replay later, but I LOVE the high socks

  226. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    C-money on wfan

  227. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    OT – just got back from a funeral for one of my neighbors. He died on his 98th birthday and was hale and hearty up to the last week of his life. Wonderful life lived, wonderful way to go! Bob, even though you were a Red Sox fan, this one’s for you.

    :)

  228. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    upstate kate
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Carl
    you didn’t even make it to the start of the game

    rodg and m
    thanks for the game day info. I have the game set to record at home, but wanted to catch a bit of it live. Sadly, our TV at work is not operational

    ********************
    kate, I have it recording at home too. Now I’m kind of wishing I had taken a half day. lol

  229. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    BryanHoch Joe Girardi is bringing the World Series trophy out to the mound as they raise the championship flag.
    1 minutes ago via TwitterBar

  230. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Rishi – Jeter put the trophy on top of Yogi’s head at one point!

  231. Tom March 3rd, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Pirates announcers said that Mattingly is at the game today. Anybody know if that’s true or not?

  232. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Cash saying anything interesting on the FAN?

  233. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Jim Pir – one
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Rishi – Jeter put the trophy on top of Yogi’s head at one point!
    =============
    I so wish I could be watching!

  234. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I like Andrew

  235. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    http://twitpic.com/16euke

  236. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    One good thing about being out of work – I don’t have to tape games!

  237. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Get rid of Gaudin. A hit and a pick-off throwing error already. What a bum. Where’s Mitre and Igawa?

  238. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    “…just got back from a funeral for one of my neighbors. He died on his 98th birthday and was hale and hearty up to the last week of his life.”

    Just think. He was around 6 years old when the Sox last won a World Series. Then he didn’t see another one until he was 92.

  239. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Cash is talking about the problems in the clubhouse….I always find this stuff interesting.

  240. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Cash said that CC said to him before he signed that the Yankee clubhouse was a problem. Cash stressed to the new Yanks to be themselves. Said players who left the Yanks said they couldn’t be themselves.

  241. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    OH I guess I’ll have to listen to a replay of Cash’s interview later.

  242. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Has it been figured out yet, is it Go Dan, Gow Dan or Gaw Dan?

  243. jennifer March 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    hmm maybe part of the problem was Torre?

  244. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Damn Granderson looks good in the stripes.

  245. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    SJ –
    Sorry if this was asked already, but did Tony make the trip to Tampa??

  246. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    GB
    are you feeling better?

  247. Roger March 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Any way I could see this game other then on yes?

  248. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    SJ said no, yesterday.

  249. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Roger March 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Any way I could see this game other then on yes?

    mlbnetwork mlb.tv

  250. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Roger – MLB Network

  251. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    upstate kate
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    GB
    are you feeling better?

    ————————————————————

    Afternoon, Kate. Thanks for asking, but, yeah…breathing a lot better, but, still have a headache, just not as bad. I see you’re having tolerable weather your way. Hope all is well with you and the family.

  252. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Bronx, what a nice guy he was. Up until last October he was still at mass every single week. Blows my mind that he was 98. I swear you would never ever know it. We visited with him right before the Super Bowl and he was talking about how he needed to be tending to his garden, etc. And he was still painting! (He did portraits, watercolors, etc.) He was an engineer and had been a member of the army corps of engineers. I have a watercolor that he painted for me in my house.

    I don’t know if you will be able to see this as its from the projo and the projo is a subscription paper, but if you can, this is exactly what he looked like. Tell me that looks like someone who is almost 100! I don’t think so.

    http://www.legacy.com/obituari.....=140190837

  253. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Am I going to be the first one to ask what happened to driving up the pitch count ;)

  254. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    “hmm maybe part of the problem was Torre?”

    Jen, when was Torre EVER part of the problem?

    PSYCHE!

    :D

  255. whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Granderson still looking overmatched against lefties I see.. I just have a bad feeling about him, he is going to be a bust here.
    I miss Damon and I will not be afraid to say it every day during the 2010 season, the YANKEES BLEW IT.

  256. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    It’s Chip’s favorite player: Ryan Church :)

  257. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Okay I admit total confusion. My YES network has Centerstage and I have this on the MLB network – which has the YES broadcast. Is YES split broadcasting?

  258. sierchio March 3rd, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Even though I’m watching it on my computer, its nice to finally see baseball again..

    One more month until I have YES again…

  259. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Whatever.

  260. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    BryanHoch A fan just lifted a baby in front of the press box window. Not sure exactly what I was supposed to do with it. 30 seconds ago

    LOL

  261. RalphieD (OPPC) March 3rd, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    gaudin is looking pretty solid…good movement on the slider…spotting the fastball…nice to see hes pretty sharp from the get-go

  262. whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    and another thing.. to give chan ho park a guaranteed spot in our bullpen is RIDICULUS… gaudin is the better pitcher… he has that slider, an out pitch.. chan ho park has proven nothing.. and to insult gaudin like that who really did a great job last year is an insult.

  263. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Granderson still looking overmatched against lefties I see.. I just have a bad feeling about him, he is going to be a bust here.
    I miss Damon and I will not be afraid to say it every day during the 2010 season, the YANKEES BLEW IT.

    ___

    guess jeter and tex are over matched too? they both grounded out.

  264. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Whatever wins the crying towel. First AB of the spring and he comes up with the dumb comment of the day. Well done!

  265. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Watching it on YES just fine here Trisha.

  266. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Did SJ have a contest about who would be first to whine about Damon not being here and send out warnings about Granderson being a bust? Because if so, we have a winner.

    (If someone whined about it before whatever, I apologize. I just got here a short while ago.)

  267. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    lol cash just cursed on wfan

  268. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Cashman didn’t mention any names, but it sounds like the Braves at first made Vazquez unavailable, called the Yankees to see if they’d take Lowe, and then reluctantly agreed to trade Vazquez when the Yankees refused Lowe.

  269. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    “John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I’m so sick of Reggie Jackson…the guy played with the Yankees for 5 years and everyone treats him like a God. Ridiculous.”

    I don’t get tired of Mr October but I do get annoyed by Goose Gossage coming to Spring Training and running his mouth the last few years to radio shows, etc….he just brags about the ’3 inning save’ way too much…he was a good player but he’s no Mo….Goose has 0 titles w/ the Yanks but he talks so much you would think he has 3 -rant over :)

  270. whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    granderson looked overmatched on that slider down and away, swung right through it, thats the granderson i saw last year..

    DAMON DOESN”T DO THAT, he hits lefties, he makes contact and he hits the ball the other way.

    Bad job by the Yankees.. don’t deny it.

    AND another thing.. I MISS MY MELK MAN AND MY GODZILLA.

  271. John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Well Goose does have 1 title…you are right about him as well. I just don’t consider Reggie a Yankee legend. I’m not quite sure why his number needs to be retired…5 years really isn’t that much.

  272. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    “lol cash just cursed on wfan”

    what did he say?

  273. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    rodg12, thanks for that info. I’m sure then it has to do with Verizon’s contract with YES. Thankfully I will be activating my account with DirecTv on the 10th of March so will be back on schedule with the real YES networking! In fact, I think I’ll tell them to activate today. (I only keep them around during baseball season because I get all the Y games through them – they have the premier Extra Innings package, where Verizon is pretty helter skelter. Their Extra Innings package is catch as catch can in terms of the team broadcast.)

  274. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    SJ

    Carl said “Arod sucks” at 1:00 in response to your contest :) or was he trying too hard?

  275. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    “Goose has 0 titles w/ the Yanks but he talks so much you would think he has 3″

    1978???

  276. William Buckner March 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    “Granderson still looking overmatched against lefties I see.. I just have a bad feeling about him, he is going to be a bust here.
    I miss Damon and I will not be afraid to say it every day during the 2010 season, the YANKEES BLEW IT.”

    :35 minutes in and first definitive, defeatist comment.

  277. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Granderson’s first at-bat in spring training makes you think trading for him is a mistake? Dude are you like 10 years old or something?

  278. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Trisha,

    Yeah he looked good. I guess at least he got to spend his b-day with his wife.

    —————————————

    I knew someone was going to complain about Granderson.

    He STILL can’t hit lefties?

    Forget about the fact that it’s his first at bat….but how many lefties do you think he’s faced since last September?

  279. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    “and another thing.. to give chan ho park a guaranteed spot in our bullpen is RIDICULUS… gaudin is the better pitcher…”

    RELAX. There’s room for both of them.

    Gaudin
    Park
    Aceves
    Robertson
    Marte
    Hughes/Joba
    Rivera

    That would be our best bullpen, IMO.

  280. whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    bad job by cashman trading ohlendorf

  281. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    FWIW, I think the best thing the Yankees did was to get Granderson and let Damon walk, Whatever. I think you really need to know that not everyone is attending the same funeral as you. Did I mention I attended another funeral today? I thought so.

  282. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    tampayank
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    “John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I’m so sick of Reggie Jackson…the guy played with the Yankees for 5 years and everyone treats him like a God. Ridiculous.”

    I don’t get tired of Mr October but I do get annoyed by Goose Gossage coming to Spring Training and running his mouth the last few years to radio shows, etc….he just brags about the ‘3 inning save’ way too much…he was a good player but he’s no Mo….Goose has 0 titles w/ the Yanks but he talks so much you would think he has 3 -rant over

    ————————————————————

    Gossage won a WS title with the Yankees in 1978.

  283. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    oops my fault he has 1 title I think

  284. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Trisha,

    Yeah, I’m on DirecTv. Love it.

    Also, terrible call on strike 3 to ARod.

  285. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    SJ, That didn’t take long….I see your level for tolerance has decreased since the Bombers won The World Series…Rightfully so I might add……Judging by the off season, it’s going to get crazy here this summer

  286. Ben Linus March 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Yes we should get rid of Curtis because he couldn’t get a hit in the first inning of the first spring training game against a pretty good lefty he’s probably seen once before if at all.

    (Shakes Head)

  287. Mike RI March 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    What has Arod done ?? HE’s my favorite Yankee

  288. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Carl was trying too hard Kate! LOL

    We have somebody in here right now who can be stupid without trying. It comes naturally to him.

  289. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    “Also, terrible call on strike 3 to ARod.”

    rodg12 – I thought that was a poor call. Luckily, only a ST game.

  290. Pags&Rags March 3rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    You know when the Yankees decided that they weren’t bringing Damon back (I believe they decided that in December) they should have looked at Matsui. I like Nick Johnson but he’s no Godzilla. If they were concerned about injuries then why sign Johnson, who has played only two seasons without landing on the DL? I think the Yankees will be ok but the playoffs will be a struggle without a player capable of a clutch hit like Matsui. I’m worried about this October.

  291. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Bronx, it appears the complaints are about EVERYTHING.

    It’s going to be a long season. Always fun to have a grim reaper in the bleachers…

    GO SERGIO MITRE!!!

    The guy is great. Keep your eye on him.

  292. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Carl was trying too hard Kate! LOL

    We have somebody in here right now who can be stupid without trying. It comes naturally to him.

    Some know that A-Rod is my boy.

  293. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    “John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Well Goose does have 1 title…you are right about him as well. I just don’t consider Reggie a Yankee legend. I’m not quite sure why his number needs to be retired…5 years really isn’t that much.”

    yeah my fault, was before my time but I do follow the history of the Yanks but had a brain fart on that one but still not a Goose fan…way too outspoken on the current Yanks teams and it just rubs me the wrong way

  294. whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I miss Phil Coke, he was the man out of the bullpen! I can’t believe we traded him for no hits vs lefties granderson

  295. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    By the way, I declare myself the winner of the person who first said the Yankees would win number 28 this year. I think I said it as soon as the last out of the world series was made!

    Thank you, thank you!

    :)

  296. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Pat M,

    I have zero tolerance for morons. I enjoy differing opinions. That’s far different than moronic gibberish.

    When someone comes on here posting idiotic gibberish, they are going to get crushed.

    This way, they will find another place to write their nonsense this summer.

    This is a World Championship team that most people in baseball think is BETTER this year. Frankly, there is nothing to complain about.

    Even less so toward the GM.

    Folks can do it if they please. However, if its just childish gibberish, expect to get crushed and don’t whine about getting crushed.

  297. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    matsui was gone before the yankees and damon issues.

  298. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    “:35 minutes in and first definitive, defeatist comment.”

    Just narrowly beating out the beginning of chronic pissing and moaning about the umpires.

  299. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Carl,

    I know Arod is your boy and I know you were joking around.

    Sadly (in a funny way) we have somebody here who isn’t joking around. He’s proud of sounding stupid.

  300. whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I say Gardner should bat 2nd this season.

  301. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    What did Cash say on WFAN where he cursed?

  302. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    uh oh

  303. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I hate all of the Yankee position players. They are all stupid. I hate all of the Yankee pitchers. They are all stupid. The 28 Yankees should still be here. If they were we would be winning today’s game.

    Cashman’s an idiot for not having the 28 Yankees on this team!

  304. YankeeFanInVA March 3rd, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I am impossibly happy to see a game thread — the long dark winter of my discontent is over!

  305. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    “whatever March 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I say Gardner should bat 2nd this season.”

    maybe in Scranton

  306. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Nipping it in the bud SJ……Not crazy aboout The Buc’s practice uni’s….

  307. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Never mind! Never mind! I take it all back. The 28 Yankees ARE on this team – this is the year we win 28. That means we are playing with the 28 Yankees. It’s all good.

    :D

  308. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    According to Baseball-reference.com, the pitcher “most similar” to Sergio Mire is… Dave Eiland!

    That’s probably not too good for Serg.

  309. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Mike RI
    Alex hasn’t done anything, Carl said that in an attempt to win the crying towel. Carl really likes ALex, it was just a joke :)

  310. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Jeter, Granderson, Tex, Joe-G will be with Mike. Jeter I won’t believe until I hear it.

  311. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Pat M,

    The Bradenton unis are nicer. Tony was pumped when they had their unveiling last week.

    How’s this for progress from your playing days….

    3 different tops and 3 different hats for an A Ball team! LOL

    Budgets be damned!

  312. upstate kate March 3rd, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Trisha
    you are not getting that crying towel either, we know you better than that.

  313. Keep it March 3rd, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Interesting comment made by Cashman on Francesa’s show:

    He said something along the lines of the best possible scenario for 2010 would be to have one of the three pitching today (Gaudin, Mitre, Aceves) win the 5th starter spot and have both Joba and Hughes coming out of the pen.

    Francesa then said that a pen with Marte, Roberston, Hughes, Joba, Park, and Rivera would be nearly unhittable.

    Obviously, this isn’t how it’s going to go down since Cashman said that the scenario would be good only for the 2010 team, and not the future of the Yankees. Found it to be an interesting comment though.

  314. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    The group that started the game for the Pirates appears to the same group who will start opening day. That makes me a little sad for the folks in Pittsburgh.

    Some potential there, and more on the way, but this team looks to push 97-100 losses…….again.

  315. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Gardner looks funny in LF

  316. Ron March 3rd, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Yes ! Joba and Phil in the pen is what many Yankee fans I know want ! BTW, Ken Singleton is a great commentator. I hope they give more games this year.

  317. Doreen - New GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Hardly recognize Gardy.

  318. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Gardner looks funny in LF

    When he first came up he played left for Damon.

  319. Doreen - 2010 GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    What will happen if all 5 have solid springs????

  320. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    didn’t Mark Cuban want to buy the Pirates or was it the Cubs? I think he didn’t get approval…I personally think he would be a great owner

  321. Comet March 3rd, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    If you have XM radio the game is on 176.

  322. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    According to Baseball-reference.com, the pitcher “most similar” to Sergio Mire is… Dave Eiland!

    That’s probably not too good for Serg.

    ————————————————————

    Doesn’t say a Hell of a lot for Eiland, either.

  323. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Yea but I’m used to him in CF

  324. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Kate – :)

    I just wanted to know what it felt like to be a whining malcontent. Wow, it’s not a lot of fun! My condolences go out to any who are carrying that cross. Yowza.

  325. Roger March 3rd, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Gardner’s teeth are verry verry white…he looks faster when he’s bald btw

  326. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    SJ/Randy/Pat M: Am I imagining things or does Rodriguez appear to be ranging further to his left than he has over the last couple of years?

  327. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    “Doesn’t say a Hell of a lot for Eiland, either.”

    Those who can’t do, coach. :)

  328. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Mark my words – Sergio Mitre is going to be lights out this season, and it will be for the New York Yankees. You read it here first.

  329. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see NJ

  330. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I hope Igawa makes the team this year. :)

  331. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    SJ, We wore the hand me downs for the most part……Baseball is Big business…..3 stes of uni’s at the A Level, very sweet

  332. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I won’t mention that it appears that GB just dissed all of us but SJ, Pat M, and Randy!

    ;)

  333. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Mitre for the 5th spot!

    Granderson can’t hit lefties!!!!

    Omfgz…

  334. John Sterling March 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    It’s really not easy to follow the game on Gameday Audio. The idiotic Pirates announcer called Granderson “Gardner” about 10 times so I had no idea who was up to bat.

  335. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    If Mitre and Gaudin pitch well enough to be the 5th starter, that’s GREAT news for the Yankees.

    That would make them good trade chips and I would expect one of them would be dealt prior to the start of the season.

  336. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    GB, I noticed that also, he looks very nimble

  337. JohnC March 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Has whatever been banned yet?

  338. JohnC March 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    “Mark my words – Sergio Mitre is going to be lights out this season, and it will be for the New York Yankees. You read it here first.”

    Trisha:

    Wish I could beleive you but Amazin Kreskin says no.

  339. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Frank
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    “Doesn’t say a Hell of a lot for Eiland, either.”

    Those who can’t do, coach.

    ————————————————————

    Never have been that crazy about Eiland as a coach, either.

  340. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    These hitters are making the pitchers look good, the bats are so slow, Tex just wiffed on an 88 mph fastball. Give him a couple games and he’s gonna hammer those. It’s funny how most of the hits have been dribblers

  341. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    17 groundball outs, 1 flyout in this game thru 4 innings.

  342. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    The way Girardi just talked about Hoffman implies he works closely with Cashman, which lets me believe that many things that Cash says about the team were discussed with Girardi

  343. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    wow at this wind

  344. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    What a catch!

    2 in a row!

  345. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Gardenhoser and Hoffy making this wind look like sissy breezes.

  346. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Wow sick catch by Hoffmann, it’s windy as eff here.

    Damn, gardner gets one too as I’m typing this lol

  347. RalphieD (OPPC) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    what a defensive inning!

  348. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    good El nino

  349. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Trisha, I wasn’t dissing you. It’s because you’re just a girl, and girls don’t know nothin’ about baseball.

    before anybody jumps on that, I was j/k. LMAO.

    I’m practicing my April Fool’s jokes. I still need some work.

  350. 161st and River March 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    is the YES feed out for anyone else?

  351. Aaron from Albany March 3rd, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    161st and River
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    is the YES feed out for anyone else?

    Yes it is..

    I just gotta watch it on standard, not HD

  352. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    161st and River says:
    March 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    is the YES feed out for anyone else?

    I’m watching on MLB network

  353. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    GB,

    ARod is moving around better than he has in 3 years.

    My nephew worked out with him a few times at the University of Miami and said he looked great and was moving around as if he never had hip surgery.

  354. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    seems like a bunch of imposters in here today even sj, gb and trish aren’t usually this over the top

  355. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    A Rod would…

  356. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    My boy Alex. Right center.

  357. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    a hit wooooo

  358. JohnC March 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    “GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Trisha, I wasn’t dissing you. It’s because you’re just a girl, and girls don’t know nothin’ about baseball.

    before anybody jumps on that, I was j/k. LMAO.

    I’m practicing my April Fool’s jokes. I still need some work.”

    LOL GB!

    That reminded me of that scene in A League of Their Own, where the guy was on top of the dugout making fun of the girls on the field, unitl he got hit in the chest with a throw for the shortstop, and she said “IT SLIPPED”

  359. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Trisha, I wasn’t dissing you. It’s because you’re just a girl, and girls don’t know nothin’ about baseball.

    before anybody jumps on that, I was j/k. LMAO.

    I’m practicing my April Fool’s jokes. I still need some work

    *************************
    In that case, I can’t wait for April Fool’s Day. ;)

  360. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Pat M.
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    GB, I noticed that also, he looks very nimble

    ————————————————————

    Pat, I hope that’s the case. Last couple of years, there were a lot of hits through that area.

  361. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I remember when Winn played with Nash at Santa Clara, they beat UCLA…..Tricia, you’re loved !!!

  362. Uncle Ellsworth (Don't Hassle me, I'm Local) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    http://www.ny1.com/1-all-borou.....thics-laws

    NY1 reporting Guv Patterson ethics vioation involving Yanks WS tickets

  363. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    My favorite part of YES, hearing Singy say “LOOKOUT”

  364. RayVT March 3rd, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    tampayank
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    didn’t Mark Cuban want to buy the Pirates or was it the Cubs? I think he didn’t get approval…I personally think he would be a great owner

    Well, I haven’t agreed with you in a while so I wanted to chime in on this one!! Yes Cuban would be great for baseball. He tried to buy the Cubs, but was given the cold shoulder.

    MLB is walking the line tightly trying to keep the rich or free spenders down to a minimum.

  365. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    GB – I L’d MAO even before you said it was a joke.

    JohnC – I’m willing to wait and see.

    mick – of course it’s me! And I’m always over the top.

    :)

  366. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    SJ44
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    GB,

    ARod is moving around better than he has in 3 years.

    My nephew worked out with him a few times at the University of Miami and said he looked great and was moving around as if he never had hip surgery.

    ————————————————————

    I know that it was only two plays, but, it’s been a long time since he’s gone that far into the 3rd/ss hole. That could really help Sabathia and Pettitte, especially.

  367. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Who has the edge now? Thames with the hbp or Hoffmann with the advancing of the runners?

  368. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Hoffman’s ab goes down as an 0 fer, but it was a good ab…..Well I know that’s frown upon in some circles though

  369. Doreen - 2010 GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Did Gardy get his teeth whitened over the winter?

  370. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Good thing it’s not the regular season because Cano would be batting now. Lol

  371. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Need GGBG to do a job here…

  372. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I think we should stop feeding the trolls. OMG Granderson had a bad at bat – cut him. LOL Ohlendorf……please. Seriously, you just give these clowns what they want by paying attention to them.

  373. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Trisha, I wasn’t dissing you. It’s because you’re just a girl, and girls don’t know nothin’ about baseball.

    before anybody jumps on that, I was j/k. LMAO.

    I’m practicing my April Fool’s jokes. I still need some work

    *************************
    In that case, I can’t wait for April Fool’s Day.

    ————————————————————

    Never fear, Erin. I’m saving my best stuff for you. Or, at least, better stuff than that last one.

  374. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Pat M -
    Used to call Hoffman’s AB there a ‘productive out’ at college. We used to track those. At the very least, everyone has to agree that a productive out is better than a non-productive out.

  375. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Wait, Cashman actually said that he’d really prefer Joba AND Phil in the pen? I can’t believe that….

  376. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    RS
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Good thing it’s not the regular season because Cano would be batting now. Lol

    ********************
    I was hoping he’d play today :( Oh well, hopefully tomorrow!!

  377. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    risp. mid season form.

  378. Im in FLA March 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Betsy,

    I’m not sure if you were referencing my post but it was a poke of sarcasm towards these trolls you speak of :P

  379. 5th outfielder March 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    looks like gardner is in postseason form

    just kidding…or am I????

  380. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    “Wait, Cashman actually said that he’d really prefer Joba AND Phil in the pen? I can’t believe that….”

    I read that post as specualtion from Francessa, not a quote from Cashman.

  381. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    In that case, I can’t wait for April Fool’s Day.

    ————————————————————

    Never fear, Erin. I’m saving my best stuff for you. Or, at least, better stuff than that last one.

    ****************************
    LOL Good thing you warned me-now I know what I’m in for ;)

  382. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Pat M.
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Hoffman’s ab goes down as an 0 fer, but it was a good ab…..Well I know that’s frown upon in some circles though

    ————————————————————

    If you can’t get on base, at least be productive.

  383. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Mini Molina behind the plate.

  384. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Hey if Hoffman really turns into a playah, we just might be discussing the Tales of Hoffman!!!!

    :D

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

    Here’s a cool thought. I’m betting that troublesome trolls don’t last here, and here is the reason. Pete probably took some delight in watching the trolls trash the Yanks. I doubt we are going to see the same with our current dashing hosts!

    Buh bye now trolls. Buh bye!!!

  385. Benny Blanco March 3rd, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Look at Jack Curry’s debut..lol

  386. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’m in FLA, nope – not to you.

    Frank, yep that makes sense. Francesca is so full of it, lol.

    We’re already complaining about not scoring with RISP? And people say I worry?

  387. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    In that case, I can’t wait for April Fool’s Day.

    ————————————————————

    Never fear, Erin. I’m saving my best stuff for you. Or, at least, better stuff than that last one.

    ****************************
    LOL Good thing you warned me-now I know what I’m in for

    ————————————————————

    I’ll go easy on you, Erin. I might need some cookies e-mailed to me, and I don’t want to burn any internet bridges behind me.

  388. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    This is scary. Johnson playing a position. Cross your fingers and toes, kids.

  389. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’m in FLA, nope – not to you.

    Frank, yep that makes sense. Francesca is so full of it, lol.

    We’re already complaining about not scoring with RISP? And people say I worry?

    I was joking. You’re serious when you worry :)

  390. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Here’s how I see it. IF Joba or Hughes end up in the pen, it won’t be as a spot starter it will be as a true reliever/set up man for Mo. So that will give us 7 potential starters, including at least one of the 7 who can give us long relief – Gaudin.

    Not bad at all.

    Gaudin and Mitre aren’t going anywhere SJ.

  391. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Friday

    Blood and guts baseball :evil:

  392. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    What did Curry say?

  393. rodg12 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Did Gameday die for anyone else??

  394. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I was never all that impressed with Johnson’s play at first base….especially on throws in the dirt. He always seemed to short arm the throws to first base…never stretching as much as he could on throws in the dirt.

  395. Brian Cashman $$$$$$$ March 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    The New York Yankees and Johnny Damon have PARTED WAYS!

  396. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Pena!!!

  397. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Carl, yes – unfortunately………I’d like to think that the WS has calmed me down a bit, but I know myself. Talk about a type A personality, lol

  398. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Way to go El Nino!

  399. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Check Pena’s bat and arms for cork.

  400. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Carl, yes – unfortunately………I’d like to think that the WS has calmed me down a bit, but I know myself. Talk about a type A personality, lol

    lol

  401. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Que paso Eduardo!

  402. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Eduardo Nunez can absolutely fly.

  403. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    RAMIRO!

  404. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Old friend Austin Jackson reached base twice in his Tiger debut……..only to be thrown out stealing 2nd the first time and then getting picked off of 1st the second time.

  405. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Knicks, Eduardo showing off the wheels :D!

  406. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    WHOA!!!

    It’s Pena time!

  407. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’ll go easy on you, Erin. I might need some cookies e-mailed to me, and I don’t want to burn any internet bridges behind me.

    ***************************
    LOL Oh, I see.

    I’ll e-mail you cookies anytime. What kind? ;)

  408. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Really cool to see the Sick back with the Ys!

  409. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    OK, since I’m stuck at work, what exactly did El Nino do???

  410. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    NJ!!!

  411. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    NJ is going to wake you guys up, also check that RBI double

  412. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Risp success!

  413. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Bodhisattva, he’s one of my favs, now if only he puts it together. Blind horse is what some say about him, potential but you know.

    Tabby :(

  414. Rick March 3rd, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Nick Johnson …….. uh … yes !

  415. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Knicks,

    Wild horse with thoroughbred pedigree ;)

  416. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see Montero play this spring. Wasn’t it last year or the year before where he had one ST AB and hit a HR?

  417. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I know…:(

  418. Keep it March 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Jerkface
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    What did Cash say on WFAN where he cursed?
    ——————————————-
    He said @ss. Pain in the @ss to be exact.

    Francesa had brought up bad “Pain-in-rear-end” club house guys like Lofton and Sheffield. Cashman used the precise term for them.

  419. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Trisha,

    Both guys aren’t going to make the team. One or the other will be traded or released because they are out of options and their contracts aren’t fully guaranteed.

    Its simple baseball math.

  420. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Nick Johnson just scored on a really weak hit.

  421. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Hey, Johnson even scored from second on a single! Who says he’s a base clogger?

  422. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    LOL I love Cash.

  423. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    oops, there were 2 outs.

  424. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’ll go easy on you, Erin. I might need some cookies e-mailed to me, and I don’t want to burn any internet bridges behind me.

    ***************************
    LOL Oh, I see.

    I’ll e-mail you cookies anytime. What kind?

    ————————————————————

    Chocolate cookies are obviously my favorites.

    Remember now, that’s chocolate chip cookies and not cow chip cookies.

  425. Make like a Tree March 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Can anyone tell or link me to a thread … I am trying to find out when single game tickets go on sale at the Stadium.

    Yankees.com is of no help :/

  426. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’ll go easy on you, Erin. I might need some cookies e-mailed to me, and I don’t want to burn any internet bridges behind me.

    ***************************
    LOL Oh, I see.

    I’ll e-mail you cookies anytime. What kind?

    ————————————————————

    Chocolate cookies are obviously my favorites.

    Remember now, that’s chocolate chip cookies and not cow chip cookies.

    **************************
    Oh GB, I would never e-mail you cow chip cookies.

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite too. Don’t be surprised if there are a few missing from your batch. :)

  427. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    “Knicks,

    Wild horse with thoroughbred pedigree”

    Bod,

    More like drunk horse.

  428. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    WHOA!!! Albaladejo has really dropped some tonnage.

  429. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Well we do seem to have a glut of pitchers.

    SJ, I still say that both Mitre and Gaudin stay with the Yanks, maybe precisely because they are both out of options.

  430. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Jeter on wfan

  431. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Jeter on with Mike

  432. Doreen - 2010 GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Alby looks trim – but not so sharp today. :)

  433. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Chocolate cookies are obviously my favorites.

    Remember now, that’s chocolate chip cookies and not cow chip cookies.

    **************************
    Oh GB, I would never e-mail you cow chip cookies.

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite too. Don’t be surprised if there are a few missing from your batch.

    ————————————————————

    It had better be very few. Just in case you’re really hungry, though, you might had better make that a quadruple batch.

  434. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    “Can anyone tell or link me to a thread … I am trying to find out when single game tickets go on sale at the Stadium.”

    Go to the New Stadium Insider blog found over on the list to the right. They’ll give you the best info on that kind of stuff.

  435. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    LOL Jeter’s great – Mike is saying how no great SS has played his entire career there and Jete responds to the effect that there has to be a first time (of course, he’s not thinking past this year)

  436. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Trisha,

    Do the math.

    They are going to carry 12 pitchers.

    CC, AJ, Andy, Javy, Hughes, Joba, Marte, Park and Mo are guaranteed spots on the roster. That’s 9 of the 12 spots right there.

    Robertson and Aceves are pretty much guaranteed spots on the roster. That’s 11 pitchers.

    Gaudin has an edge on Mitre because Mitre can’t pitch out of the bullpen. He’s a strictly a starting pitcher.

    There isn’t any room for both unless there are injuries.

    Mitre’s inability to pitch out of the bullpen also limits his options.

    While both are out of options, neither contract is guaranteed unless they make the Opening Day roster.

    If you have a chance to keep Aceves or Robertson for 400K or Mitre (who can’t pitch out of the bullpen) for 850K, what do you think they do?

    Its why the chances both guys stick on the roster, barring injury, is virtually non-existent.

  437. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Brandon Awesome (B/c I’m still more AWESOME than you)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    “Knicks,
    Wild horse with thoroughbred pedigree”
    Bod,
    More like drunk horse.
    ===

    LOL.

    Better a drunk wild horse than a sober gelding!

    Eduardo, drink and be merry! Just make the plays.

    Tabby gets a hit. Sweet.

  438. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Doreen, why should ST be any different than the regular season? Alby just is not very good.

  439. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Albaladejo can’t be faulted for the squib hit, but, that double was smoked.

  440. Hello minor leagues March 3rd, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Albaladejo in mid season form today.

    Just kidding…or am I?

    Doesn’t albaladejo mean “meatball” in spanish?
    In any case he’ll be flipping burgers with his buddy edwar in about a month.

  441. Jim Pir - one March 3rd, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    LOL

    I bet he makes a mean burger.

  442. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Bod, Eduardo can fly, but Golson, lets just say if he gets his pitch recognition eye he can burn rubber in air.

  443. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If8Ef24mVPY

  444. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    SJ – give me a minute. I’m figuring something out.

  445. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Knicks,

    Can he hit at all?

  446. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Okay I figured it out. I said Robertson is the odd man out.

  447. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Not that it matters, I suppose, but what’s the score?

  448. Make like a Tree March 3rd, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks ! I’ll keep on eye on there, good info. I figured it would be public knowledge by now, silly me.

    —————–
    Bronx Jeers
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    “Can anyone tell or link me to a thread … I am trying to find out when single game tickets go on sale at the Stadium.”

    Go to the New Stadium Insider blog found over on the list to the right. They’ll give you the best info on that kind of stuff.

  449. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    He has hidden power. He just has issues w/ the breaking ball. Phillies loved him, the guy was set to be Victorino plus more but they traded him to Houston for Brad Lidge.

  450. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    i guess albaladejo is first on the go away list.

  451. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Who wants Pie :)

  452. antisocial scrooge March 3rd, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    3-3 bot 7

  453. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    SJ, the answer is that I send Robertson back to AAA.

  454. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks, Knicks.

    Shelley Duncan syndrome.

  455. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Mike Fran. asked Jeter if he’s had to make any concessions because of age.

    Jeter: “Yeah I go to sleep a lot earlier”

  456. AwaisMa March 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Pies in spring training? Lol

  457. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Robertson isn’t going back to AAA. Especially since Mitre can’t pitch out of the bullpen. He is one of the featured setup guys in the bullpen this year.

    Neither Gaudin nor Mitre are unseating Robertson.

    They didn’t last year and they won’t this year.

    A rule of thumb when figuring out the roster is, whoever was on the post-season roster is pretty much guaranteed a roster spot unless they pitched themselves off the roster in the post-season.

    Robertson certainly didn’t do that. He was outstanding in the post-season.

  458. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Bod,

    Pretty much, except he might out run Gardner, and his arm makes Melky look like a sissy, he’s also one of the best young defensive OFs, he’d prbly be the starting CF on most teams if he can straighten out the Duncan syndrome.

  459. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Mike Fran. asked Jeter if he’s had to make any concessions because of age.

    Jeter: “Yeah I go to sleep a lot earlier”

    ***********************
    LOL :)

  460. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Yeah Mike – having Joba and Hughes in the pen would make be great and yet it would weaken our rotation. That’s smart.

  461. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    trisha,

    You would send a pitcher with the highest K/9 in the AL back to AAA? So you can keep Sergio Mitre?

    Give me a puff of whatever you’re smoking please.

  462. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    SJ – I SAID BOTH GAUDIN AND MITRE WILL MAKE THE OPENING DAY ROSTER!!!

    That means there’s no need to discuss it further because I will either be right or wrong! Time will tell.

    :)

  463. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Antisocial, thanks!

    So – who looked good today as far as pitchers go? I guess everyone except Alby? I guess Hoffman also made a good impression?

  464. antisocial scrooge March 3rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    hirsh lookin’ good.

  465. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    “Phillies loved him, the guy was set to be Victorino plus more but they traded him to Houston for Brad Lidge.”

    Golson? No they didn’t. They traded him to Texas for John Mayberry Jr.

    Brandon’s right about the pop, but his OBP in nearly 2800 minor league plate appearances is .308 with a 5/1 K/BB ratio. 7 major league at bats and he only struck out in 5 of them….but did score a couple runs.

  466. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    There isn’t any room for both of them on the Opening Day Roster no matter how much you may want it.

    Like I said, do the math.

    Since the Yankees have only one lefty in the pen, Girardi has talked about how good Robertson is against lefties. Meaning, he’s on the roster.

    He isn’t going to AAA.

  467. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I will admit that bringing on Park has certainly crowded the pen!

  468. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I think the Yankees should send Curtis Granderson back to AAA so that both Trevor Hoffman and Marcus Thames can make the team!

  469. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Frank, thanks I knew it was a Texas team.

  470. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Brett Gardner on wfan

  471. Anthony Murillo March 3rd, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Yankee bull pen will be:

    Mariano Rivera
    Phil Hughes
    Damaso Marte
    Dave Robertson
    Chan-Ho Park
    Alfredo Aceves
    Chad Gaudin

  472. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Its not crowding the pen. Its making it better.

    No team in baseball has a back end of the bullpen as good Robertson, Park, Marte, the loser of the Joba/Phil battle and Mo.

    Makes the team deadly from the 7th inning on.

  473. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    “Frank, thanks I knew it was a Texas team.”

    Michael Bourn was the speedster sent to Houston in exchange for Lidge.

  474. RS March 3rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Trisha,

    Why in the world would you get rid of Robertson to give Mitre a spot on the roster?

    Robertson is 26 yrs old, I believe. He has steadily improved since his major league debut (issuing fewer walks and inducing more strikeouts) and finished the season with a 3.30 ERA. He’s not a young kid anymore and the Yankees can’t keep stashing him in the minors. He’s entering his prime now and looks to have a nice future as a reliever.

    Also, Robertson had the highest K/IP rate in the AL (second in the majors behind Broxton). Mitre types are a dime a dozen, but being the best strikeout reliever in the entire league is an actual accomplishment that does not deserve a demotion to Scranton.

  475. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Knicks,

    He’s up now. Big swing, there. Yeah, I’ve heard about his defense, but haven’t seen him first-hand.

  476. vb03 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Robertson to AAA? I see that some posters are already in midseason form!

  477. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    At least Kenny Singleton is aware the Rays exist.

    I’d like to listen to Singy, but it means I’m forced to hear Kay’s shrill voice as well.

  478. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    “Frank, thanks I knew it was a Texas team.”

    Michael Bourn was the speedster sent to Houston in exchange for Lidge.
    —————

    Bourn was the lesser of the two if I remember correctly, hopefully the Yankees hitting coach fixes him, he can either be trade bait or help.

  479. JohnC March 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    What has Golson and Winfree done today?

  480. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    SJ, I don’t want you to have to think to hard on this, but if you know, when is the last time you laughed or smiled?

    When I said the pen was crowded it’s because it is – NUMBERS WISE! Not every discussion has to be on the same level as discovering the polio vaccine.

  481. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Been waiting to see this guy, so much hype, lets see if it’s real.

  482. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    “I think the Yankees should send Curtis Granderson back to AAA so that both Trevor Hoffman and Marcus Thames can make the team!”

    He’ll see some tough competition. Lincecum is getting smoked today, so I see no choice for the Giants but to send him to AAA too.

  483. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Tex on wfan

  484. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Dunno about SJ but your posts always make me laugh, trisha

  485. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    NYPost_Kernan granderson played his first game with contacts today, gardner said left could be a tough read because you dont get the same wide view as cf 2 minutes ago

  486. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    RS – I just threw out Robertson’s name because it was the only one I could think of. I am not lobbying for Robertson to go anywhere.

    You needed to follow the entire conversation to know how it got here.

    Here’s the shorthand version. I said both Mitre and Gaudin were going to make the team. I still say they are. I don’t really need to name a player who isn’t.

    Done!

    P.S. I actually sleep at night whether I’m right or wrong.

    :)

  487. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I still don’t see what’s so special in Sanit.

    Golson makes CF look easy.

  488. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    In that case trisha,

    I say Marcus Thames, Randy Winn and Greg Golson are all going to make the team.

  489. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    He does glide out there and covers a lot of ground.

  490. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Patrick – thank you!

    A day without humor is a day not worth living. So I am happy I make you laugh.

    :)

  491. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    “Bourn was the lesser of the two if I remember correctly, hopefully the Yankees hitting coach fixes him, he can either be trade bait or help.”

    Golson showed more pop and maybe was a better athlete, but Bourn was clearly the better baseball player. Better basestealer, fielder, and light years better as an on base guy.

  492. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Laird up!

  493. five iron from fenway March 3rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Pie time.
    Serious question – do they play extra innings in spring training?

  494. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Aww, I love how Tex is talking about how a whole generation of players grew up with Donnie Baseball as their sports idol…

  495. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Golson on speed and defense alone should make the team. Thames b/c he kills LHP.

    So who’s the designated pier today :?

  496. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Pie Pie Pie come on

  497. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Very nice.

  498. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    “In that case trisha,

    I say Marcus Thames, Randy Winn and Greg Golson are all going to make the team.”

    And?

  499. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    5 iron, sometimes …it depends on how many players the teams have fielded. I personally don’t think it’s necessary – well, maybe an inning, but not more than that.

  500. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Cashman has constructed a very deep pitching staff and bullpen……He learned well from the pitching disaster of 2007…..

  501. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    “Golson showed more pop and maybe was a better athlete, but Bourn was clearly the better baseball player. Better basestealer, fielder, and light years better as an on base guy.”

    better base stealer by a bit, fielder, debateable, on base no question.

  502. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    “And?”

    And, my opinion makes no sense, similar to yours.

  503. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    “Here’s the shorthand version. I said both Mitre and Gaudin were going to make the team. I still say they are. I don’t really need to name a player who isn’t.”

    ‘Cept that you kind of do.

    With a finite number of roster spots, to say Mitre will make the 25 man implies one of the 12 guys who are better than he is can’t be there.

  504. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    NYPost_Kernan granderson played his first game with contacts today, gardner said left could be a tough read because you dont get the same wide view as cf 2 minutes ago

    ————————————————————

    At least in left field, Gardner doesn’t have to stand up on his toes to try looking over the pitcher’s mound.

  505. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    five iron, it seems they do according to Singleton – but it’s looking like they may not have to.

  506. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Tex likes to look at youtube camera videos of his walk off homer lol

  507. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    ballgame!!!!

  508. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Mr. MVP of the AA playoffs.

  509. tex's friend March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    the other CC?

  510. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    And the new kids come through.

  511. Jacob Ruppert March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Walk off in the 1st game? I sense good things.

  512. Sab March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Well looka dat

    Yankees in mid season form!!

  513. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    “With a finite number of roster spots, to say Mitre will make the 25 man implies one of the 12 guys who are better than he is can’t be there.”

    Ah Frank, talk to me at the end of spring training, unless of course you’re telling me that you know the guys who will end up being better than Mitre.

    Patrick – shove it.

    :)

  514. Doreen - 2010 GTLU Hostess March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    GB7

    That’s my man Colin Curtis!!!! I told ya he might turn out to be somthing! :)

  515. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    NYPost_Kernan granderson played his first game with contacts today, gardner said left could be a tough read because you dont get the same wide view as cf 2 minutes ago

    ————————————————————

    At least in left field, Gardner doesn’t have to stand up on his toes to try looking over the pitcher’s mound.

    ****************************
    LOL Poor GGBG

  516. five iron from fenway March 3rd, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Curtis flies a bit under the radar, but he may have a shot (probably not with the Yankees) to be a 4th outfielder type.

  517. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    trisha,

    You are completely insane.

  518. tampayank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    ahhhh the season is officially back, already a walk off win :)

  519. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Yanks won? LOL yay ! No pie in ST – AJ has to save his arm.

  520. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    “And, my opinion makes no sense, similar to yours.”

    Patrick, isn’t it a little early for you to get your panties in a twist over a baseball discussion? Or in your life is it never too early for that?

  521. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Man dis he lean on that pitch……Tricia, I can’t express how glad I am that your back…….Love it !!!!

  522. Rishi March 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    and the walkoffs start anew :)

  523. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Ha! I’m taking this as a very good sign.

    Was there pie??? ;)

  524. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I feel like I finished the hors d’oeuvres and am waiting on the main course, but they came out to tell me the kitchen is closed. :(

  525. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Colin has a good stroke, he just needs to put it together but he has XBH ability and is a very good defensive OF.

    I remember him coming up w/ so many clutch hits for AA Trenton in the AA playoffs, he just became a different player in pressure situations, RISP and hit .414 in that championship series.

  526. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I have no idea who did what today, so I’m looking forward to watching the replay…

  527. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    “Ah Frank, talk to me at the end of spring training, unless of course you’re telling me that you know the guys who will end up being better than Mitre.”

    I know the one’s better than Mitre right now. He can’t pitch out of the pen, and he represents about the 8th best starter on the club. IMO, he’s pitching for a job on another team this spring, because there isn’t one for him on this club.

  528. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Pat M, glad to be here! By the way, keep your eye on the poster Patrick. Prone to frequent nervous breakdowns.

  529. vb03 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    hopefully curtis got pied :D

  530. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    trish
    are you always this flighty?

  531. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    “By the way, keep your eye on the poster Patrick. Prone to frequent nervous breakdowns.”

    you really are daft..

  532. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Erin, I doubt AJ is even there……..that would be awful if they pied in ST. That really would be showing the other team up, lol

  533. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Tact. ?

  534. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Doreen – 2010 GTLU Hostess
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    GB7

    That’s my man Colin Curtis!!!! I told ya he might turn out to be somthing!

    ————————————————————

    I guess he’s out to prove that his numbers while playing in the AFL this past fall was no fluke, huh? I’m more shocked by the power lately than anything else. Wind or no wind, that ball was smoked. Loved Lair’s solid liner up the middle, too. a lot of young guys would have tried pulling that pitch and rolled over on it. The only disappointment was albaladejo. Jason Hirsh looked great, too, as did Mitre.

  535. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Tricia, He admits to not watching the games, but rather sits in front of multible computers and reads numbers…..I don’t buy into that , but he is arguementive ….

  536. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    “I know the one’s better than Mitre right now. He can’t pitch out of the pen, and he represents about the 8th best starter on the club. IMO, he’s pitching for a job on another team this spring, because there isn’t one for him on this club.”

    Can you deal with the fact that I disagree? Because I do. I say Mitre will be on the team. Is that okay? I mean I know that there are many people on this forum who feel they are appointed by Jesus Himself. I don’t by the way. But I do feel the right to express my opinion and stay with it even when those who feel they are appointed by Jesus Himself tell me I’m wrong.

  537. vb03 March 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Anyone can look good against the Pirates but it’s a good start to ST.

  538. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    How do you follow Michael Kay with Mike Francesa?

  539. Sab March 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Here’s one Red Sox player that I now like and have immense respect for. Even better is that he no longer is a Red Sox player. And if he makes it on the Mariners I will be rooting for them this year to win it all – that is if the Yankees don’t win it.

    The part that made me especially sick to my stomach is that the Red Sox kept calling asking him to join the team – and having absolutely no concerns that the man’s child had swine flu and Woodward was doing what every father should. What a despicable disgusting team!!!
    ******************************************************

    Chris Woodward sacrifices Red Sox playoffs to care for sick child
    By David Brown

    Last October, when faced with a choice that could cost him professionally, Chris Woodward made the only decision a father felt he could.

    Then an infielder with the Boston Red Sox, Woodward was ecstatic when the team told him he would be added to its postseason roster.

    Woodward had just one playoff appearance in his career to his name — he hit a double against the Dodgers in the Mets’ clinching of the 2006 NLDS — and was looking forward to leaving his mark.

    Woodward’s joy soon doubled when his wife Erin gave birth to the couple’s third child, a son named Grady, on the first day of October.

    Everything was looking great for his career and for his family.

    But the next morning, the couple’s two-year-old son, Mason, developed a 104-degree fever.

    It was swine flu.

    And so Erin and Grady were moved into a hotel over concerns for their health. Woodward, meanwhile, left the team to take care of Mason and eight-year-old Sophie, at home.

    A few days into that chaotic schedule, the Red Sox called and wanted him back.

    “I explained what was going on. I mean, I couldn’t leave my kids with someone else,” Woodward said. “People ask me, ‘How many chances will you get to win a World Series?’

    “My thought was always, ‘How would I live with myself if something happened to my family when I was playing baseball?’ ”

    So Woodward told the Red Sox thanks, but no thanks.

    The Red Sox team doctor called Woodward and asked how much exposure he’d had to Mason.

    “I told him, all day, every day,” Woodward said. “I didn’t have symptoms, but he said if I could avoid contact for a week, I could rejoin the team. I told him that wasn’t going to happen — I was the only parent who could be with Mason, and I wasn’t about to leave him.”

    Mason’s condition improved and the family moved back in together within two weeks — but only after the Los Angeles Angels had bounced the Red Sox from the playoffs.

    A few weeks later, Woodward ended up catching the swine flu. And about a month after that, the newborn caught it.

    This is Oprah-worthy stuff right here.

    Thankfully everybody is healthy now and Woodward is trying to earn a job with the Mariners, but what an amazing ordeal.

    Woodward, 33, has been in the majors for parts of 10 seasons, but he’s only played more than 100 games in a season once — so I’m not sure about his pension eligibilty or how wealthy he is.

    Baseball-Reference guesses that he’s grossed about $4.8 million playing in the majors. Accounting for taxes and expenses, well, who knows how comfortable the Woodwards are?

    Considering he hasn’t had Derek Jeter’s career, Woodward made a real baseball sacrifice. Sure, the Red Sox were eliminated in the first round, but he didn’t know that would happen. Woodward could have played, and even if he didn’t make a difference in the series outcome, he still could have put it on his resume.

    Because of insurance and other financial issues, many fathers aren’t in any position to leave work when a child gets sick. Woodward is lucky in that sense.

    His children, meanwhile, are lucky to have a dad like him.

  540. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Pat M,

    WHOOSH

    That’s the sound of my joke post going right over your head. Come on dude, you know I watch every game

  541. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Betsy
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Erin, I doubt AJ is even there……..that would be awful if they pied in ST. That really would be showing the other team up, lol

    **************************
    LOL you’re right.

    I can’t wait to get home and watch this game! :)

  542. Bronx Jeers March 3rd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Tex had to tell Mike Fran. that it was Curtis that hit the HR.

    Mike seemed impressed that Tex even knew his name.

    Tex gave Swish a lot of credit for the loose clubhouse atmosphere. Says Swish was crackin jokes at the first meeting last year and that people felt that if Swish felt comfortable, then they could too.

  543. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    “trish
    are you always this flighty?”

    Exactly how am I being flighty?

  544. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    GB, I thought of you when Laird got his knock….Alby needs to go…Even you & I could hit that hanger he throws

  545. Frank March 3rd, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    “Can you deal with the fact that I disagree?”

    Sure.

    That said, you are among the very last who should be asking anyone if they can deal with a fact of any kind.

  546. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    feel they are appointed by Jesus Himself. I don’t by the way. But I do feel the right to express my opinion and stay with it even when those who feel they are appointed by Jesus Himself tell me I’m wrong.
    ====================================

    Is this Jesus you speak of named Montero?

  547. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Montero will be on wfan

  548. Jerkface March 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Pat M,

    WHOOSH

    That’s the sound of my joke post going right over your head. Come on dude, you know I watch every game

    Nice try, I saw your spreadsheets on SharePoint

  549. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    is it really you trish you seem manic-depressive.

  550. Benny Blanco March 3rd, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Mike just said that he will be interviewing montero.

  551. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    “you really are daft..”

    And you really are arrogant – and argumentative.

    I guess we all have our peculiarities.

  552. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    How do you follow Michael Kay with Mike Francesa?
    ————————————————-
    It’s actually a step up.

  553. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    Betsy
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Erin, I doubt AJ is even there……..that would be awful if they pied in ST. That really would be showing the other team up, lol

    **************************
    LOL you’re right.

    I can’t wait to get home and watch this game!

    ————————————————————

    Erin, calm down. It’s only Spring Training. Those only rate a Hostess Twinkie in the face.

  554. Patrick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    “Nice try, I saw your spreadsheets on SharePoint”

    nice

  555. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Sab,

    It’s a nice story but he belonged with his family and probably it wasn’t a particularly intellectual decision.

    Where else would he be?

  556. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    mick
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    How do you follow Michael Kay with Mike Francesa?
    ————————————————-
    It’s actually a step up.
    ====

    I…don’t think so….

  557. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    “is it really you trish you seem manic-depressive.”

    Just having a good time mick. :)

    “That said, you are among the very last who should be asking anyone if they can deal with a fact of any kind.”

    Okey dokey Jesus!

  558. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    GreenBeret7
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Erin, calm down. It’s only Spring Training. Those only rate a Hostess Twinkie in the face.

    *********************
    LMAO Oh, well if it’s only a Twinkie… ;)

  559. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Baseball is back @ The LoHud…..

  560. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    if you say so they are both caricitures

  561. Trevor March 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    “Mike just said that he will be interviewing montero”

    He knows who he is?

  562. GreenBeret7 March 3rd, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Pat M.
    March 3rd, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    GB, I thought of you when Laird got his knock….Alby needs to go…Even you & I could hit that hanger he throws

    ————————————————————

    I love that swing. It’s quick and short. He has some really good power to all fields, too. He could end up being a really nice 27th round pick-up. He’s also been a solid run prodicer in his 2 years, so far.

  563. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Trevor March 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    “Mike just said that he will be interviewing montero”

    He knows who he is?

    Yes.

  564. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Ledger_Yankees sounds like AJ got pied by kevin long for winning indycar game at arcade. about 1 minute ago

  565. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Gene Michael is on…

  566. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Gene Michael on WFAN

  567. Alan March 3rd, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    The number don’t lie …. 12 pitchers will go north. Not possible for both Mitre and Gaudin to stay. Cashman will make the best deal possible for 1 of them late in the month.
    Both Aceves and Robertson have earned their trust with Girardi and are more contract friendly.
    Only injuries can change things.

  568. Anthony Murillo March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    What a boring interview with Stick. He’s very short on this answers

  569. Carl March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Stick Michael on wfan

  570. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry for my absence today, I am at a client and its been one disaster after another.

    I followed all of your comments though. Its like we never stopped at all. Baseball is definitely back………………………

  571. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Oh no, are you kidding ? LOL That’s hilarious – oh, if only it was caught on tape. Finally – someone got AJ!

  572. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Betsy
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Oh no, are you kidding ? LOL That’s hilarious – oh, if only it was caught on tape. Finally – someone got AJ!

    *************************
    I know-I had to laugh when I saw that :D

  573. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Alan, why do you think they were both invited to ST? Neither of them had to be brought back.

  574. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Sorry for my absence today, I am at a client and its been one disaster after another.

    **********************
    Sorry Erica :(

    Is Super Grover needed???

  575. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    IDK why, but this has to be one of the most boring Stick Michaels interview I’ve ever heard in my life. And IDK why.

  576. Matt March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Who wants Pie?

  577. Pat M. March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Erica, I sent you an e-mail…..

  578. vb03 March 3rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Matt March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Who wants Pie?

    ——————–

    Nah, Yankees don’t have any space on the roster for Felix.

  579. Erica - always OPPC March 3rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Erin
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Sorry for my absence today, I am at a client and its been one disaster after another.

    **********************
    Sorry Erica

    Is Super Grover needed???

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

    Nah, spirits are actually good today. I think the technical glitches are almost worked out. And I am going to be home early tonight which sounds heavenly right now. Especially since I haven’t walked in my door before 9 in weeks.

    I’ll let you know when I need Super Grover ;-)

  580. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Brandon Awesome (B/c I’m still more AWESOME than you)
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    IDK why, but this has to be one of the most boring Stick Michaels interview I’ve ever heard in my life. And IDK why.
    ===

    Maybe it has something to do with Francesa not letting him say anything.

  581. Uncle Ellsworth (Don't Hassle me, I'm Local) March 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Will Montero be on today?

  582. Betsy March 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Francesca is impossible to listen to as he continues to interrupt Stick and try to finish his thoughts. Ugh.

    Erin, I guess they did it yesterday? I can’t believe no one took a pic of that- what a waste. Now, if they surprised him today, that would be great…..oh, for a photo

  583. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Fran does have a way of stepping on your toes…and words.
    And he repeats himself like a drunk.

  584. Brandon Awesome (B/c I'm still more AWESOME than you) March 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Bod, it’s wierd, just let him speak, and he can make that a must listen interview. Fatcessa doesn’t even talk about the kids.

  585. Sab March 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Sab,

    It’s a nice story but he belonged with his family and probably it wasn’t a particularly intellectual decision.

    Where else would he be?
    *******************

    Bodhi – thats my point – thats exactly where he should have been. But the redsox kept calling him asking him to join the team without an ounce of compassion of what he was going through. This guy shouldn’t even have been put in a situation to choose. If a phone call was necessary on behalf of the Red Sox it should have been to offer any type of assistance to help HIM out any way possible. Not to ask him to stay away from his sick child for a week so he could rejoin the fricken team. If I didn’t hate that team before this story really seals it for me on what a scumbag team and organization they really are.

  586. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Betsy
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Francesca is impossible to listen to as he continues to interrupt Stick and try to finish his thoughts. Ugh.
    ====

    He also continues to prompt him. Some things never change.

  587. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    They were both brought to ST for depth purposes.

    You always invite more pitchers to ST than you need just in case there are injuries.

    It doesn’t insure them of roster spots. Since neither has a guaranteed contract, that should give you an indication as to how fragile each guy’s status on the team is right now.

  588. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Sab,

    Oh, I see. It must have escaped me. If that’s the case, well then, there you have it…

    They were pretty good with Lester during his ordeal. I don’t know, Sab, what their compassion quotient is, I guess.

    I’m glad it worked out for the player and his family :D

  589. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Uncle E, I’ll make the Oscar pool announcement in the next thread whenever it’s posted FYI

  590. Erin March 3rd, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    New Post: Walking off again

  591. SJ44 March 3rd, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Francesa doesn’t even know what Stick is doing right now.

    He just found out Stick hasn’t been an advanced scout in 5 years! lol

  592. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    mick
    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Fran does have a way of stepping on your toes…and words.
    And he repeats himself like a drunk.
    =====

    He seems determined to show whomever he’s interviewing how smart he is. Thus his constant interruptions, and his “Oh, I agree”s, etc.

    A pleasure to see you, Stick. If only we could hear you. Love the way he doesn’t even sound him out on Melancon. All the other guys Francesa prompted him on. Melancon, he brought up on his own.

  593. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Fran has taken on some of ex-partners persona, becoming fran-tic, so to speak. let the facts be damned.

  594. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Joe G on

  595. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    he is certainly not smooth . he seems to rush his thoughts out as if he might forget them. when he slows down he is better. he asks a question then goes stream of consciousness then repeats the question. then he gives you 3 words to answer it.

  596. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 3rd, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    mick,

    that’s a good summary.

  597. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 3rd, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    SJ – okay, but I still think they somehow will both make the team. And yes, that is what I want to see.

    So I will just wait and watch. That doesn’t hurt anyone except Patrick, I would say, who can’t seem to control his hostile nature.

  598. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    bullpen could be: Mo, Marte, Robertson, Gaudin, Aceves,Park and who will the elusive 7th man be?

    could be Joba/Phil or Mitre/Logan Boone/Wilkins de la Rosa.

    The 5th starter getting minor innings in April could dictate Phil starting in AAA, Joba as the 5th starter and Mitre starting in AAA.

    That would give the 2nd lefty in the pen a chance, at least for now.

    Things will certainly change during the course of the season.

  599. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    mick,

    that’s a good summary.
    ================================
    Bodhi
    Let’s start a paper, you can be editor, I will write for you.

  600. mick March 3rd, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    pay Homage sez mike….in the movie Cop Out Tracey Morgan uses that phrase, Bruce Willis has to correct him, it’s pronounced O-mage.

  601. mlearn2 March 3rd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Am I the only one who is going to miss the team chemistry this year? Last year was such a treat, and I feel the loss of Melky and Damon could really change the feel of the team.

    I am sure they will play just as fine as they did last year, but that feeling of camaraderie is going to be different. Hell, even in games last season where Hinske came in the team felt a little different.

  602. Ramondo March 4th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    John in Ohio
    Great story about Matsui by Tyler Kepner in the NY Times yesterday. A gentleman and a credit to the game of baseball, that’s for sure.
    I’m sure he’ll get a fine ovation at NYS his first appearance back.
    ______________________________________________________________
    Of course they will give him a standing ovation the first time they see him partially because the first time will be the ring ceremony on Opening Day!
    I really miss Matsui!!

  603. Efresh March 4th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I am eager to see how much the Yankees will defend their title this year. And also the loss of Matsui. we shall see.!!

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