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Notes from Monday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Mar 29, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Sounds like Mark Teixeira is going to be OK. He was checked out by the Orioles team orthopedist, Tim Johnson, and it was determined that no x-rays were necessary. They did some strength tests and moved the elbow around, but Teixeira is fine.

“We did all the different tests and it’s just going to be sore for a couple of days,” he said. “Just going to do treatment all day tomorrow, reassess it on Wednesday and at the very least I’ll play Thursday.”

The pitch hit Teixeira directly on the bone. Not above or below the elbow, but right on the elbow. You could hear it in the stadium. He’s keeping it wrapped and elevated to keep the swelling to a minimum.

“It looks pretty nasty,” he said.

Here’s the Teixeira audio. He talked a little bit about why he doesn’t wear protection on his elbow.

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• Four home runs for the Yankees tonight: Robinson Cano, Marcus Thames, David Winfree and P.J. Pilittere. “I was thinking 24-16,” Girardi said.

• Girardi said he decided immediately that Teixeira was coming out of the game after being hit. In a regular season game he would have evaluated first, but in spring training, “He was done.”

• As for Girardi’s rant when Francisco Cervelli was hit: “If you’re having a hard time commanding the fastball inside, I don’t think this is the time to work on it,” he said. “…I know Jeremy Guthrie’s not trying to hit someone, but it’s frustrating.” Girardi said his dugout rant was just venting. “I was actually facing the water cooler,” he said.

• The Yankees had Joba Chamberlain at 93 mph tonight.

• Javier Vazquez’s final spring training start will be Saturday’s game against Yankees minor leaguers. He said he’s only building arm strength tonight. Because of the wind, tonight was a tough night for him to throw anything but fastballs. “It was a tough day to throw the breaking pitches, especially the curveball,” he said.

• Pitchers making the road trip to play Atlanta tomorrow: CC Sabathia, Zack Segovia, Ryan Flannery, Ryan Zink, Cory Arbiso and Pat Venditte.

• Position players making the trip to play Atlanta: C P.J. Pilittere, C Jorge Posada, C Jeff Farnham, INF Robinson Cano, INF Juan Miranda, INF Kevin Russo, INF Brandon Laird, INF Justin Snyder, INF Walter Ibarra, OF Brett Gardner, OF Curtis Granderson, OF Nick Swisher, OF Jon Weber, OF David Winfree, OF Austin Krum. No specific positions listed for the infielders, but I’d bet on Miranda starting at first, Cano at second, Russo at short and Laird at third.

• The position players in camp who aren’t making the road trip will play in the night split squad game at home. Not sure which minor leaguers will be brought up for that game.

• For those of you back in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, tickets for the annual Meet the Yankees event are now on sale. Go see for yourself how big Jesus Montero is.

Thanks to The Associated Press for the photos.

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159 Responses to “Notes from Monday”

  1. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 29th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I love Joe for not being afraid to protect his players.

    Javy is going to be fantastic this year.

    Thank goodness Tex is ok…

    Isn’t it odd that people are concerned only about Joba’s velocity? No one asks about CC, Javy or AJ’s (well, they ask about Phil’s, but only rarely), but for some reason, Joba’s velocity seems to be ultra-important.

  2. Chad Jennings March 29th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    If you missed it, I just updated the post with Teixeira audio.

  3. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    “If you’re having a hard time commanding the fastball inside, I don’t think this is the time to work on it,”

    That’s what many of us were saying.

  4. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Maybe some of the guys who seem to get plunked a lot should consider elbow guards ?

    Some of the guys wear them regularly.

  5. Rich on the 6 train March 29th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Glad Tex is OK!!!! Glad Cano has matured and so far handling the pressure. Sounds like Joba is transitioning naturally. Francisco is fun to watch.

  6. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “Pete was ban-happy.

    There is NOTHING to like about that.

    We don’t live in China.”

    On the other hand there are TOS that go along with posting on this forum. Since Lohud is the owner of the press, they have the right to set their own terms as long as those terms are not illegal. If people want to post here, they live by the terms. Nobody is forcing anyone to post here. It’s a privilege, not a right.

    Just about everything that choochoo has posted here tonight has violated the TOS.

    I don’t think our guys will overdo it with bans. I trust however they will be vigilant about keeping bona fide violators at bay.

    JMO

  7. m March 29th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Hey, what was Phil’s velocity? :P

    BTW. Isn’t it funny how Park just cruised into camp and has thrown up nothing but zeroes?

    I think that Tex is about to say a really, really bad word in that picture.

  8. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Austin Krum is an outfielder to keep an eye on in the next couple of years. Really good outfielder, a lot of speed who knows how to run. Does have an exceptional bat, but, he’s not an automatic out, either. He hustles everywhere.

  9. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    m

    “BTW. Isn’t it funny how Park just cruised into camp and has thrown up nothing but zeroes?”

    I have been ambivalent about the signing, but that’s how he looked in the WS.

  10. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    GB-

    “Austin Krum”

    Is Austin Jackson leaving clues that he wants to return to the Yankees already ? :)

  11. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 29th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ouch, my elbow hurts looking at that first pic.

  12. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    MTU(aka GBURL)
    March 29th, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    GB-

    “Austin Krum”

    Is Austin Jackson leaving clues that he wants to return to the Yankees already ?

    ————————————————————

    Maybe so. The Yankees lead organized baseball in Austins last year. Now, they’re signing guys from Austin with Golson.

    He’s the kind of player that managers like and fans grow to like. Not the most talent, but, a hustler.

  13. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Betsy-

    People are concerned about Joba’s velocity because everyone has a need for speed, and everyone likes a Mazda – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom.

    Seriously, it might be an indicator that “Boston Joba” is back.

    And that would be good. :)

  14. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    GB-

    “Not the most talent, but, a hustler.”

    Good thing he doesn’t look like Minnesota Fats. ;)

  15. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Amazing how little respect and attention that Brandon Laird continues to get. Over his last 40+ games including the AFL, he’s hitting better than .330 against AAA and major league pitchers and is just now getting ready for his first AA stint. Pretty impressive.

  16. Carl March 29th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    A-Rod and Mo with the trophy on the sports center intro. I love it :)

  17. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 29th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t know about that, MTU, but we’ll see.

  18. SAS March 29th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Trisha,

    Please enter 100 wins for me. Thanks

  19. Benny Blanco March 29th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    if joba tops out at 95/96, I’m coo with that. As long as he’s locating his fastball he should be fine.

  20. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    MTU(aka GBURL)
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    GB-

    “Not the most talent, but, a hustler.”

    Good thing he doesn’t look like Minnesota Fats.

    ————————————————————

    I’ll be interested to see if his power picks up. He’s not huge, but pretty decent size. A line drive/gap type hitter. He may not make it, but, I wouldn’t bet against him.

  21. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    GB-

    They gave him a good long look this ST.

    If he can improve his plate discipline who knows.

    He seems like a smooth fielder and has ++ speed.

    Will he go to AAA ?

  22. Melkman is in Hotlanta March 29th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Tex should wear an elbow protector. His elbow is worth more than the entire Lohud poster’s income on this board.

  23. Melkman is in Hotlanta March 29th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Is Javy Vas going to show us he is the best number 4 starter in the AL this year? He has more than his share of atonement for his disgraceful pitching vs Blowsox in 2004. He better deliver!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. I like Inge March 29th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Hitting with protective gear is a pain. I can see why Texiera hits without it.

  25. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Chan ho Park has been throwing some serious Kimchee this Spring. :)

  26. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    SAS, got it. :)

    If anyone else is interested, predictions have to be in by the end of ST.

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/2010%20SEASON1.pdf

  27. pat March 29th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    The game thread was almost in mid-season form tonight.

    Another week and the trolls will really be ready for camp to break.

  28. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    MTU(aka GBURL)
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    GB-

    They gave him a good long look this ST.

    If he can improve his plate discipline who knows.

    He seems like a smooth fielder and has ++ speed.

    Will he go to AAA ?

    ————————————————————

    Krum? He didn’t get many looks in games, but, he’s been back and forth a few times. I think that he goes back to Trenton to get regular playing time. I’d think that the Scranton outfield will be Winfree, Golson and Weber. Krum only had less than half a season at Trenton. Strikes out too often for a #1 or #2 hitter, but he does walk.

  29. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    “Hitting with protective gear is a pain.”

    I think you have that 180 degrees out.

    Hitting without protective gear is a pain.

  30. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter March 29th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Good night Yankee people!

  31. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    GB-

    I mean’t Golson but you already answered that for me.

    Thanks.

  32. Pat M. March 29th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Looks like we left that Chooo putz behind….What cave did he crawl out of ???? Tricia, your bullseye must have been on flashmode tonight…..

  33. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    pat
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    The game thread was almost in mid-season form tonight.

    Another week and the trolls will really be ready for camp to break.

    ————————————————————

    Thankfully, some are career minor league trolls.

  34. I like Inge March 29th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Nah Tex is a man. He can take a hit by pitch. He’ll be a little sore but its all good.

  35. Phil The Thrill March 29th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I really think Joe has hit his stride as Yankee manager.

  36. Backbench March 29th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    In case anyone missed this news report from the parallel universe,

    “Kyle Farnsworth is competing for a job in the rotation,” pitching coach Bob McClure revealed Wednesday.

    “We’re going to lengthen him out and see how it goes,” McClure said. “Because what he showed me last year was the ability to back off a little bit and not pitch with his hair on fire. And, to be a starter, you have to be able to just kind of go pitch-by-pitch. [...] Now he’s throwing two types of fastballs [two-seam and four-seam], which I think is really going to help him, we had some comments from other teams going, ‘When did he start doing that? He should have done that a long time ago.’”

  37. MTU(aka GBURL) March 29th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    What a great Man said:

    “It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.”

    Nite All. :)

  38. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 29th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Trisha,

    161 wins.

  39. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 29th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    That idiot should be banned….

  40. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Pat M – :)

    1. I made the mistake of asking people not to overreact and kneejerk over Tex getting hit. Many did and of course it ended up that Tex lived. :)

    2. I made the mistake of suggesting that Guthrie’s hitting our guys was not intentional and therefore there was no reason to retaliate.

    Oh yeah, I think I suggested that overreacting was not rational behavior, something like that.

    People who were part of the overreacting camp, of course, did not agree with my take!

    I admit that I have very low tolerance for overreaction.

  41. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 29th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    GB, lol

  42. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 29th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    “We’re going to lengthen him out and see how it goes,” McClure said. “Because what he showed me last year was the ability to back off a little bit and not pitch with his hair on fire.
    ====

    I think McClure has Farnsworth confused with Scott Proctor.

  43. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    So I guess you could say that I have a strong reaction to overreaction!

    :D

  44. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    So I guess you could say that I have a strong reaction to overreaction!

    :D

  45. David in Cal March 29th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Trisha, are you running a contest to predict number of Yank regular season wins? If so, please put me down for 105.

  46. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    A little (actually more than a little) revisionism going on.

  47. Merna Loy March 29th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Pat M –
    1. I made the mistake of asking people not to overreact and kneejerk over Tex getting hit. Many did and of course it ended up that Tex lived.
    2. I made the mistake of suggesting that Guthrie’s hitting our guys was not intentional and therefore there was no reason to retaliate.
    Oh yeah, I think I suggested that overreacting was not rational behavior, something like that.
    People who were part of the overreacting camp, of course, did not agree with my take!
    I admit that I have very low tolerance for overreaction
    ——————————————

    A calculated and dishonest restatement of your posts.

  48. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    LGY – do you really want me to put you down for 161? I’m happy to do it if you want me to.

  49. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    :)

  50. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 29th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    That is my prediction and I am sticking to it!

  51. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Merna’s never going to make it out of rookie league spring training for trolls. Obviously, completely out of his/her league. Back to junior little league for you.

  52. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    “A calculated and dishonest restatement of your posts.”

    :)

    Yeah because I’m scared to death of the reactions of people like you.

    Speaking of calculated and dishonest, nice screen name.

    Next!

  53. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 29th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    A calculated and dishonest restatement of your posts.
    ====

    Don’t you have something more compelling to do than appoint yourself the moral conscience on a Yankee board?

    Take a hike.

  54. TD March 29th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Really love the photos that you are posting lately. What a great job you guys have been doing with the blog.

  55. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Dave from Cal, got it.

  56. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    “Don’t you have something more compelling to do than appoint yourself the moral conscience on a Yankee board?”

    Whoa. Irony.

  57. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 29th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    The one loss will come on a hot Saturday afternoon in July.

    Phil Hughes will be on the mound and Betsy will be in the stands behind home plate.

    Phil will be so distracted by Betsy waving a large glittered filled sign asking “Will you marry me?” and her yelling that I love you so loud it can be heard high atop the subway running past YS.

    Unfortunately he will throw a clunker and the Yankees will have to settle for 161-1

    :)

  58. igotid88 March 29th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    i wanna see venditte pitch

  59. Pat M. March 29th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Time for some Pine-Sol to disinfect the LoHud….For such an outstanding baseball blog, this place has a knack for attracting some real rift-raft…..Tricia, you’re getting better in your dealings with the loonies…..

  60. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Interesting note: I wasn’t aware that Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. was the Arizona pitching coach. It’s too bad that his arm gave out. He’s another fine young pitcher that couldn’t stay healthy.

  61. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 29th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Rich in NJ
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    “Don’t you have something more compelling to do than appoint yourself the moral conscience on a Yankee board?”

    Whoa. Irony.
    =====

    Pick your battles better, Rich.

  62. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Bod, I’m sure that I can justly be accused of a lot of things. However dishonest and calculating just don’t fit. Those things would imply that I actually care what people think of my opinions, or worse, that I feel the need to try to sway people to my way of thinking. I think people know me well enough by now to know that being out there alone works for me, though of course it’s always nice to have some company.

    :)

  63. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    bodhisattva

    I don’t need advice. I need less judgmental posters.

  64. Bronx Jeers March 29th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    This season’s class of trolls seems so uninspired. At least so far.

    It’s very disheartening.

  65. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 29th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Pat M thanks. I think I finally figured out that the best way to deal with loonies is to basically ignore them. You can never go wrong if you do that, right?

  66. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 29th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    LOL Pat M – or some RAID. Troll hotel – they check in, but they can’t check out.

  67. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 29th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Rich in NJ
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    bodhisattva
    I don’t need advice. I need less judgmental posters.
    ====

    Listen, Rich. You don’t have to take my advice. But do you really want to line up on the side of a poster who calls himself Merna Loy?

    I should have said, pick your allies better. Of course, do as you please.

  68. becca March 29th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    in case you wanna see Teixeira’s injury:
    http://houston.astros.mlb.com/.....id=7233625
    I definitely don’t think Guthrie was trying to hit him. (and why that video is from the Astros, I do not know.)

  69. GreenBeret7 March 29th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Not sure that you want to go that route, Little Ricky. You’re among the most judgemental people on here.

  70. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    bodhisattva

    That poster may be a troll and an idiot, but I agreed with their post.

  71. Pat M. March 29th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Jeers, I suspect we’ll be seeing that Bunny person come this weekend while the Yanks invade The Fens…..Wasn’t there a Cristina as well who slides down the 95 as well when the Yanks & The BoSox square off ????…At least they have an agenda, this Chooo clown just targeted Tricia and went off on her…..

  72. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 29th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!!
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    Bod, I’m sure that I can justly be accused of a lot of things. However dishonest and calculating just don’t fit. Those things would imply that I actually care what people think of my opinions, or worse, that I feel the need to try to sway people to my way of thinking. I think people know me well enough by now to know that being out there alone works for me, though of course it’s always nice to have some company.
    ===

    You’ve got my support, always :D.

  73. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    GreenBeret7

    Project much, oh condescending one?

  74. robtom March 29th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    How are the Yankees not concerned that Joba is hitting 93 out of the bullpen? HOW!? Do they not remember Joba used to sit between 95-100? I am getting sick and tired of the Yankees complete ignorance on this issue.

  75. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 30th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Rich in NJ
    March 29th, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    bodhisattva
    That poster may be a troll and an idiot, but I agreed with their post.
    ====

    I don’t see Trisha that way at all.

    She has a huge heart. She’s not emotionally dishonest. I don’t know what went down, but I’m backing her up.

    You’re a smart guy. Maybe you need to look a little deeper.

  76. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    less is used for things you measure.

    fewer is used for things you count individually.

    You would need less flour in your recipe, while you would need fewer people disagreeing with you.

    No charge for the help.

    I live for the moment you tell SJ to stop being judgmental when he pummels posters for freaking out over what he considers to be meaningless moments in Yankee baseball.

    :D

  77. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I don’t make judgements…just opinions.

    My opinion is that you’re an obnoxious jerk that drug yourself in here one day and proclaimed yourself as all knowing on any subject.

    The difference between you and me is that I know that I can be a jerk at times. I admit that. Your problem is that you don’t.

  78. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    bodhisattva

    She accused everyone who disagreed with her on the last thread of being irrational.

    It’s there for anyone to read.

  79. igotid88 March 30th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    is pete abe’s name still filtering out the full abe name?

  80. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 30th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    bod,

    I do not think it is very fair of you to be taking sides if you do not know what went down.

  81. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    The difference between you and me is that I know that I can be a jerk at times. I admit that. Your problem is that you don’t admit ***that you’re a jerk***.

  82. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    GreenBeret7

    No, the difference between you and I is that I have self-control and you don’t.

    Of course, I can be a jerk, as can everyone, but that has nothing to do with anything except your compulsive need to attack anyone who you think has disrespected you, even when in truth they merely disagreed with you.

  83. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    bod, that is a total fabrication and misrepresentation. Wow, delusional to boot. I will post the entire string for you and you can judge for yourself.

  84. Buddy Biancalana March 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    My 2nd daughter Violet, was born today at 7:14AM weighing in at 7lbs 14ozs, gotta love the numbers being a Yankee fan. Also the address of our home.

  85. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    “I don’t make judgements…just opinions.”

    ——————————–

    :lol: Oh man. I literally just fell out of my chair and stabbed myself in the leg with my pen. It was worth it though for a good laugh.

  86. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    disagreeing with me does not bother me. It’s when self-appointed blowhards like you tell everybody that you the other special numbers loving clowns are wrong.

  87. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    LGY, bod is taking sides because he knows me very well. He knows my weaknesses as well as my strengths. And so he knows that I am neither calculated or dishonest. That’s what he sided with. However he will be able to judge for himself. We’ll see how well his statement holds up:

    “She accused everyone who disagreed with her on the last thread of being irrational.”

  88. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 30th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Buddy,

    Congrats! :mrgreen:

  89. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Congratulations Buddy!!!! Violet is a very beautiful name. It looks like you have some numbers to play too!

    :)

  90. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    “We’ll see how well his statement holds up:”

    OK by me.

  91. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Buddy Biancalana
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am
    My 2nd daughter Violet, was born today at 7:14AM weighing in at 7lbs 14ozs, gotta love the numbers being a Yankee fan. Also the address of our home.

    ————————————————————

    Congratulations on the newest Yankee fan, Buddy. Those are always the best of news. Best wishes to Little Dereka.

  92. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Jeers, I suspect we’ll be seeing that Bunny person come this weekend while the Yanks invade The Fens…..Wasn’t there a Cristina as well who slides down the 95 as well when the Yanks & The BoSox square off ????…At least they have an agenda, this Chooo clown just targeted Tricia and went off on her…..

    —————————————————————

    I think we’ve seen that guy in here before. He was less vulgar this time around but I recognize the misogyny and the way he attacks.

    Still, people need to do a better job of ignoring it. I know it’s hard but by engaging it they’re just giving it more reason to stay in here.

  93. bartonbickle March 30th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Is this game going to be televised? I won’t be able to watch, but everyone should tune in at the end to see how hitters match up against “switch pitcher” Pat Venditte.

  94. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    LGY – Child Prodigy/GB7′s Bestest Buddy
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:11 am
    “I don’t make judgements…just opinions.”

    ——————————–

    Oh man. I literally just fell out of my chair and stabbed myself in the leg with my pen. It was worth it though for a good laugh.

    ————————————————————

    Your aim is off. about 3 feet higher and to the center.

  95. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 30th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    LGY – Child Prodigy/GB7′s Bestest Buddy
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:06 am
    bod,
    I do not think it is very fair of you to be taking sides if you do not know what went down.
    ===

    LOL, I don’t even post here anymore.

    I am so sick of the didactism and transparent Yankee shilling that goes on daily here.

    If I said half the things that occur to me when I read stuff that gets shoveled around here, I’d be piping up every second on here.

    The point is – I don’t say it because it just becomes petty and personal at that point, and what purpose does it serve?

    Trisha is good people, no matter what went down, which is what I meant. I did not say Rich isn’t. In fact, I enjoy his and your perspective because this is a blog about the most famous team in sports, not a members-only club.

    I wish more voices would join here with something to say. Silver and Gold – good combination.

  96. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    GreenBeret7

    You keep projecting.

    I never said anyone has to accept stats. I have problems with some. For example, I regularly point out the weakness in UZR as it applies to some players.

    It’s amazing how personal you have made it.

  97. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Venditte will be all over the sports shows tomorrow. Girardi has already said that he wants to see him against righties and lefties.

  98. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Congrats Buddy Biancalana!

    A beautiful name for the newest beautiful little Yankee fan.

  99. pat March 30th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Buddy

    Congratulations.

    Avoid the pink jerseys.

    Little girls can wear pinstripes too. :smile:

  100. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Bod, here it is. Remember the accusation: “She accused everyone who disagreed with her on the last thread of being irrational.”

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

    Chad Jennings

    March 29th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    For whatever it’s worth, I can’t imagine retaliation in a situation like this. It’s spring training. Guthrie wasn’t hitting anyone on purpose and the Yankees know it. Doesn’t mean Girardi can’t get upset about it, but there’s no sense hitting one of the Orioles.

    _____________________________________

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!!

    March 29th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    “For whatever it’s worth, I can’t imagine retaliation in a situation like this. It’s spring training. Guthrie wasn’t hitting anyone on purpose and the Yankees know it. Doesn’t Girardi can’t get upset about it, but there’s not sense hitting one of the Orioles.”

    Chad, welcome to irrationality. Get used to it.

    ______________________________________________

    Rich in NJ

    March 29th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    “Chad, welcome to irrationality. Get used to it.”

    OK, thanks. Your opinion is rational and anyone who disagrees with you is irrational Gotcha.
    __________________________________________

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!!

    March 29th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    No, posters who flip out without having information are irrational. Posters who automatically look for retribution without really knowing whether intent was there are irrational. If you fit into either school, you are irrational.

    And yes indeed I am rational. There are a few of us here.

  101. Phil The Thrill March 30th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    bodhisattva,

    the buddha mind, either be there or change your handle.

    GB7 using the term blowhard on someone else. Priceless.

  102. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Rich in NJ
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:18 am
    GreenBeret7

    You keep projecting.

    I never said anyone has to accept stats. I have problems with some. For example, I regularly point out the weakness in UZR as it applies to some players.

    It’s amazing how personal you have made it.

    ————————————————————

    Nothing personal about it.

    You and the other blowhards made that stuff personal by telling them that if they didn’t accept those categories, then they didn’t know anything about “the real game of baseball” and spent a month doing it.

  103. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Even a small and probably skewed sample proves the point.

    As SJ and others pointed out, intent has nothing to do with it.

    “Posters who automatically look for retribution without really knowing whether intent was there are irrational. If you fit into either school, you are irrational.”

    By your logic, we’re all irrational.

  104. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    GreenBeret7

    “You and the other blowhards made that stuff personal by telling them that if they didn’t accept those categories, then they didn’t know anything about “the real game of baseball” and spent a month doing it.”

    I NEVER said any such thing.

  105. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 30th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    trisha – OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!!
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:09 am
    bod, that is a total fabrication and misrepresentation. Wow, delusional to boot. I will post the entire string for you and you can judge for yourself.
    ===

    Trish, I’m not arbiter. I’m just a Yankee fan seeking community on here, albeit less and less.

    You’re a gem – I don’t need the details of some argument that is already in fossil mode. I respect everyone’s right to an opinion, and I have to agree with Rich’s observation in an earlier thread about reasoned arguments being stomped all over. There’s a great deal of that on here – which is why the place has become a real turnoff.

    I have a very small group of people on here I’m very fond of – you’re at the top of the list. I have no problem saying so, either. I enjoy the baseball talk, but when someone’s humanity really shines through, I recognize it – it can’t be faked and it speaks to me.

    In any case, have a great night – everybody.

  106. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I find GB to be one of the most practical, down-to-earth, rational posters here. I look for his posts because I know that he isn’t going to be weeping a river every time there’s a Yankee misstep. That to me is the difference between a rational poster and one who falls apart on the spot and declares the Yankee season over because a Yankee player gets hit by a ball (hyperbole for effect – but not by a lot believe me).

  107. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Rich in NJ
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:26 am
    GreenBeret7

    “You and the other blowhards made that stuff personal by telling them that if they didn’t accept those categories, then they didn’t know anything about “the real game of baseball” and spent a month doing it.”

    I NEVER said any such thing.

    ————————————————————

    BS.

  108. Pat M. March 30th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Just because a sewer rat made it’s way into the LoHud, does that mean we have to turn the place into a sewer as a result ?????

  109. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy March 30th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Bod,

    I really was not trying to make it personal at all with you. I like your posts and have noticed you post less recently which is unfortunate. Even if Trisha is your friend it is much more fair I guess to read what happened before drawing conclusions. Trisha (not saying she did) may have said something really offensive. We all make mistakes (except for me of course).

    My friends, while I love them, are definitely often wrong about things. GB7 is my best bud for godssake!

  110. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 30th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Phil The Thrill
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:23 am
    bodhisattva,
    the buddha mind, either be there or change your handle.
    ===

    LOL.

    Maybe you should change yours, friend. Maybe to – Phil in LA – who went to “the No. 1 college” ???

    BTW, How’s it going with DePaula and Matias? Are we gettin’ either?

    ‘nite :D.

  111. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    San Diego is going to be in the hunt for the NL West this year. No Gonzales trade happening.

  112. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    GreenBeret7

    Great rebuttal.

    But I’ll say it one more time:

    Just because I have found that stats increase my enjoyment of the game, it doesn’t mean that everyone has to feel the same way.

    But in your world, those who like stats are the idiots because they are in your words: “BS.”

    And because we like stats, we can never have played the game, irrespective of what the reality is.

  113. Phil The Thrill March 30th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I did go to the #1 college. Of course, I was on the dean’s other list…

    We’re still in on DePaula, though I don’t think MLB has cleared him yet. I haven’t heard anything about Matias in a couple of weeks.

  114. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) March 30th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Trisha

    Write me down for 112 wins. Thanks!

  115. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Love stats all you want. just stop trying everyone who don’t care about them to like flawed stats. You and the other two tried choking this board with that crap. Using flawed stats that are known to be flawed won’t make them any more acceptable.

  116. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    GreenBeret7

    Do you have any idea how many strawman you have knocked down tonight?

    This is silly.

  117. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    GGBG – got it. :)

  118. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 30th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    LGY – Child Prodigy/GB7′s Bestest Buddy
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:30 am
    Bod,
    I really was not trying to make it personal at all with you. I like your posts and have noticed you post less recently which is unfortunate. Even if Trisha is your friend it is much more fair I guess to read what happened before drawing conclusions. Trisha (not saying she did) may have said something really offensive. We all make mistakes (except for me of course).
    My friends, while I love them, are definitely often wrong about things. GB7 is my best bud for godssake!
    ===

    Trisha is no shrinking violet. That’s why I love her!!! She also does things like worries about whether the squirrels in her yard are hungry – sorry, but that’s enough evidence for me! She’s a brawler who also has a big heart.

    Listen, everyone can beat eachother’s brains out if they think it’s a good time to be had. Vigorous debate is fun to read and engage in. Tone is important; I mean, does anyone REALLY find Randy offensive?? He’s hilarious. His exchanges with Stuckey (the straight man) are worth coming in here for. He and GB7 ribbing eachother is classic. It gives the place its personality.

    That’s this blog at its best.

    And you are right, we all make mistakes. I’ve said some things in debate I immediately regretted. I’m getting soft, I guess. :D.

    Goodnight, indeed!

  119. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes March 30th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Phil The Thrill
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:33 am
    I did go to the #1 college. Of course, I was on the dean’s other list…
    We’re still in on DePaula, though I don’t think MLB has cleared him yet. I haven’t heard anything about Matias in a couple of weeks.
    ===

    Guess you missed my post on “the No. 1 college” in reply to yours. No matter.

    I’m looking forward to adding DePaula and/or Matias to future bullpens.

    Now – good night to all.

  120. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I’ll give you a guess after the next NYY/Baltimore series, Trisha. I want to see how many suspensions are handed out for retaliation pitches. You just know that they are called for.

    Vazquez pretty much took care of that with two fastballs in around chest level to Matt Weiters.

  121. Pat M. March 30th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    If this keeps up, GB is going to pull out a box of Top Flights and none of us are going to be safe…..Time to settle down……

  122. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    “As SJ and others pointed out, intent has nothing to do with it.”

    And as Horace Clark, Chad, I, and others pointed out, the pitches were not intentional, retaliation was not called for – and as we all saw, there was none.

    I’ve watched the game of baseball long enough to know that every hit batter does not result in some form of retaliation. You are either being disingenuous or just digging your heels in if you are even suggesting otherwise.

    So it looks like your “unwritten rule” doesn’t have universal application.

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

    “Posters who automatically look for retribution without really knowing whether intent was there are irrational. If you fit into either school, you are irrational.”

    “By your logic, we’re all irrational.”

    Words in sentences have meaning. They’re put there to clarify the meaning. If you are someone who AUTOMATICALLY looks for retribution without knowing whether intent was there, then yes indeed you are irrational. And you probably don’t deserve to live in civilized society.

    That’s quite different from saying that you’re all irrational. In fact, I know well enough that SJ wouldn’t call for it wily nily. So maybe you are really the only one there fitting the mold.

    As I said to you before, if you want to read nefarious intent into things I say, be sure to remember that the only target is you.

  123. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Pat M.
    March 30th, 2010 at 12:51 am
    If this keeps up, GB is going to pull out a box of Top Flights and none of us are going to be safe…..Time to settle down……

    ————————————————————

    Nah, Pat. I’m actually pretty mild-mannered, but, I’m going to say my piece from time to time. If they don’t like it, that’s too bad.

    My belated condolences to you and your friend’s family in regard to the passing of your friend, by the way.

  124. Tarheelyank March 30th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Buddy B

    Congrats. Violet a beautiful name for a beautiful new Yankee fan. Hope your wife (or friend) is doing well.

    And ditto everything Bodhi just said. We know who is welcome here, and who is not. Negativity aimed at those who are welcome, is not helpful. Just push the ignore buton.

    Good night all.

  125. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Tarheelyank
    March 30th, 2010 at 1:02 am
    Buddy B

    Congrats. Violet a beautiful name for a beautiful new Yankee fan. Hope your wife (or friend) is doing well.

    ————————————————————
    “Hope your wife ***(or friend)*** is doing well”

    Say it ain’t so. Buddy B. might be living is sin?

  126. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    LGY, Bod and I have disagreed vehemently with each other on Yankee issues but we have always respected each other as posters because we both know and appreciate the core being of the other. Same with Pat M. If anyone ever accused Bod, or Pat M, or GB, of being calculated and dishonest, I wouldn’t even have to read the posts to know that it wasn’t true. I think that’s where Bod may have been coming from. They all may have other irksome traits (not saying they do) but they are not calculated nor dishonest.

    I probably have a ton of irksome traits. But I am not calculated, and I am not dishonest. Simple as that. And I take pride in that on many levels, one being that I don’t particularly give a rat whether someone agrees with my take. I feel comfortable with statements that I make, and I know that I’m not pulling them out of the air. I believe I can always back them up or I wouldn’t make them.

  127. CR9 March 30th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    “Negativity aimed at those who are welcome, is not helpful.”

    Negativity aimed at ANYONE IS NOT HELPFUL.

  128. S March 30th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Park’s been pretty solid in Spring Training.

    5 innings, 4 hits, no walks, 5 strikeouts in 4 games.

  129. Pat M. March 30th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    GB, Thanks ….Myself and some of the boys celebrated Ralphie’s life in a grand way…..Somehow we ended up on a 737 enroute to Las Vegas….My wife called me to come pick me up, then I had to tell her. oh by the way, I’m in Vegas….She knows that I don’t drink & drive, but Vegas !!!!

  130. CR9 March 30th, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I was so excited at the addition of Park.

    That adds tremendous value to our bullpen.

  131. Giuseppe Franco March 30th, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Park is a rock solid pickup for the Yankees as long as he stays in the pen.

    I wouldn’t want him starting any games for them.

  132. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Pat M.
    March 30th, 2010 at 1:14 am
    GB, Thanks ….Myself and some of the boys celebrated Ralphie’s life in a grand way…..Somehow we ended up on a 737 enroute to Las Vegas….My wife called me to come pick me up, then I had to tell her. oh by the way, I’m in Vegas….She knows that I don’t drink & drive, but Vegas !!!!

    ————————————————————

    Pat, I’ve been to a lot of life celebrations, most of them paid for by the deceased becausethey left money for it. It’s the best way to remember close friends….just smiles, laughs and hoist a few to a friend. Tears hurt too bad. He did the same thing when my dad passed away a few years ago. Family and friends of his kids that knew him from hanging out at our house when young all showed up…most from 500 miles away or further. My parents must have adopted 3/4ths of them when they have a fight with their parents. They’d stay for a couple of days, and after cooling off, would go home. It’s the best way to leave this world….with smiles on everybody.

  133. Pat M. March 30th, 2010 at 1:44 am

    GB, I’m quite certain that you had to say farewell to far too many good people during the course of you life….It’s the approach I have adopted as part of the coping mechanism….It’s been 2 buddies in 2 moths, my heart aches still……This place can spin out of control so quickly it sometimes can spin one’s head……You personally have improved in choosing your battles and I understand how at times that can be tough for you, but you’re setting a good example and raising the bar……Much admiration goes with that GB…..I understand the desire to slap the snot out of the few, but it’s a waste of time and energy…….You’ve become a leader of sorts, whether you like it or not…..People take your lead…..

  134. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Pat, I’ve never made it a secret that I can be a jerk at times, but, I’ve never bitten my tongue, though there have been times when I would have been better off. I made a lot of ny superiors unhappy with that character flaw, and, in the miltary, that doesn’t help get you ahead very often. They may not have liked it to be so public, but, they never had to wonder about where I stood. I will say, though, I only had one more rank that I could have reached, but, I’m no politician.

    Yeah, I know that I can’t change anybody and probably not myself, but, some things I just can’t ignore. Tonight was especially bad and I was part of it. Maybe it’s the constant day after day hughes/Chamberlain BS that finally made me crack like cheap plastic car seat cover.

    As far as this board goes, on minor league players, I can’t or won’t trash a player unless they don’t hustle. I can’t talk about a player that I haven’t seen, because, like you’ve seen with Montero….they’ve been shown that he has the ability to be a major league quality catcher. Most of those “he can’t be a big league catcher” haven’t ever seen him and that includes the experts.

    Speaking of catchers, I’m pretty excited to see Higashioka catch in Charleston this year….bit…just as excited to see the Staten Island kids, too.

    Have you seen enough of Romine since high school to see any changes in him/ Like his bat and defensive technique?

  135. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Tomorrow on MLB-TV is a must see event. Pat Venditte is scheduled to pitch in the game. Start time is 1:05 PM against Atlanta.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  136. Pat M. March 30th, 2010 at 2:14 am

    GB, Austin has grown up and has become a young man and his talents cannot be denied……Laird is the guy to keep an eye on looking forward to let’s say 2012……Higgy is going to delight you this season, he’s very smart player, good stick with pop……Good be a Cervelli type players with a greater uposide offensivley……You’re a fine man GB, and one that has captured the respect of manmy, a I’m at the top of that list…..

  137. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2010 at 2:21 am

    “Words in sentences have meaning. They’re put there to clarify the meaning. If you are someone who AUTOMATICALLY looks for retribution without knowing whether intent was there, then yes indeed you are irrational. And you probably don’t deserve to live in civilized society.”

    Thank you for continuing to make my point for me.

    As was repeatedly pointed out to you by numerous posters, intent has nothing to do with it. Girardi’s quote references the same thing:

    “If you’re having a hard time commanding the fastball inside, I don’t think this is the time to work on it,”

    It’s about recklessness, i.e., a conscience disregard of a known risk.

    The Yankees won’t forget that Guthrie continued to throw inside, even though he couldn’t command his fastball and hit two of their players. They know that they could easily have been without Teix and/or Cervelli for weeks, at a minimum. As a result, they will want to send a message that if you are going to exhibit that level of reckless disregard concerning the health of our players, there will be a consequence.

    So your baseless claim that:

    “That’s quite different from saying that you’re all irrational. In fact, I know well enough that SJ wouldn’t call for it wily nily. So maybe you are really the only one there fitting the mold.”

    fails of its own weight.

    “As I said to you before, if you want to read nefarious intent into things I say, be sure to remember that the only target is you.”

    Nefarious means wicked. I never said you were. I merely said you were judgmental, and you are.

    That’s the difference between me and you. I repeatedly told you that you are free to think whatever you want, but according your narrow and idiosyncratic world view, if someone doesn’t agree with you, they are irrational. You said it over and over again, and you continue to say it, irrespective of the truth, the facts, and the reality.

  138. Pat M. March 30th, 2010 at 2:31 am

    That’s a wrap for me !!!!!! It’s a quagmire here tonight

  139. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Later, Pat. Have a good night. Hopefully tomorrow will be sane around here.

  140. bardos March 30th, 2010 at 4:30 am

    don’t know if it’s mentioned, pat vedette will pitch on Tuesday for the yankees.

  141. pat March 30th, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Good read on Montero maturing and skrinking. As I suspected, if Girardi thought a particular player wasn’t in condition, he would be proactive in making sure they were.

    “Girardi and bench coach Tony Pena — both former major league catchers — had firm conversations with Montero about the need to grow up and slim down. He was ordered to come to camp daily at 6:30 a.m. to work with strength and conditioning coordinator Dana Cavalea. That was before his group’s everyday weight-room session, which preceded on-field workouts, conditioning and games”

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....z0jehldNyy

  142. teddy gbu March 30th, 2010 at 7:10 am

    off topic, thhis st

    nick johnson has 12 walks in 32 at bats, wonder if thats like a st record. he has more walks than hits. guys a beast

  143. Doreen - 2010 GTLU March 30th, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Good morning, everyone.

    Another night game today, so another opportunity to brush up on Guess The Line Up before the season starts. I will accept lineups until the official lineup is posted by Chad. (I have to run out for a mammogram at 9:30 this morning, but I’ll catch up when I get back.)

    I have a dilemma. Opening Day is Easter Sunday. We will be out pretty much all day, and I won’t be near a computer. I do not see any way that I can run GTLU on opening day as a live contest.

    Would it be okay with everyone if I take the lineup entries after I get home, announcing the winner officially way after the official lineup is posted? I would be recording the lineups and the winners, just late.

    Or we can wait to start GTLU. For the most part, GTLU doesn’t run on weekends anyway, but since this was the first game of the season, I had looked forward to doing it.

  144. blake March 30th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    They said on the radio this morning that CC chose to start the day game today so he could hit.

  145. pat March 30th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Doreen

    For Opening Day, maybe you could pick a window of time in the days prior to accept the line-up.

    Tell the tech to press gently. :wink:

  146. Frank March 30th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    “nick johnson has 12 walks in 32 at bats, wonder if thats like a st record. he has more walks than hits. guys a beast”

    It’s actually 12 walks in 44 plate appearances. He’s 8 for 32 with 12 walks which translates to an .250 average but a .444 OBP. Giambi-esque.

    He’s 4th in the majors in Spring Training walks this year, trailing Daric Barton (17), Figgins (15) and Rasmus (13).

  147. Frank March 30th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    “They said on the radio this morning that CC chose to start the day game today so he could hit.”

    Figures. But do the Yankees really want him hitting. What if they encounter another kumquat working on pitching inside?

  148. Doreen - 2010 GTLU March 30th, 2010 at 8:03 am

    pat -

    That’s a good idea.

    As for the other, it’s over quickly enough. ;)

  149. Patrick March 30th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Doreen,

    That sounds fine. We all know the rules, we can submit on our own and you can check the entries later.

    Although to be quite honest, 90% of the people on here will probably guess the correct lineup for opening day. That’s about as much a lock as you get.

  150. teddy gbu March 30th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    thanks frank

  151. Patrick March 30th, 2010 at 8:09 am

    “What if they encounter another kumquat working on pitching inside?”

    Rich will go down to Florida himself and throw balls from the stands at said pitcher. While trisha calls the pitcher’s mother and tells her how unsportsmanlike her son is being :)

  152. Frank March 30th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    “Rich will go down to Florida himself and throw balls from the stands at said pitcher. While trisha calls the pitcher’s mother and tells her how unsportsmanlike her son is being”

    As long as there’s a plan in place.

  153. blake March 30th, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Frank,
    I personally don’t see a reason for any pitcher to bat in ST games (American or National League).

  154. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day March 30th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Buddy, congratulations on the birth of your daughter. 7 lbs, 14 ounces ? She’s a regular little Babe.

    GB, there are still some people that have your back; don’t let this argument chase you away.

  155. pat March 30th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Patrick

    Well played.

  156. Frank March 30th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Blake:

    I can maybe see the NL pitchers batting so as to get work in on their bunting, but no reason for an AL pitcher to hit.

  157. Doreen - 2010 GTLU March 30th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Buddy -

    Yes! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. :)

    Patrick -

    You’re probably right about that opening day lineup. :lol: Well, at least the people who enter will start off feeling really good about themselves. :)

  158. Erin March 30th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    New Post: Today in The Journal News

  159. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! March 30th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Rich in NJ
    March 30th, 2010 at 2:21 am

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

    Since you do not show the ability to present in any accurate fashion either what I have posited or what you have said in return, I am totally done responding to you.

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