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Teixeira trying to get back on track

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Apr 15, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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I’m heading for the stadium in about five minutes. For now, here’s Mark Teixeira’s postgame interview from yesterday. As you’re well aware, Teixeira has typically struggled in the month of April and so far it’s the same old story this season.

“I don’t know why it is, but I can’t change anything that’s happened the first eight games,” he said. “I’m going to go out (Thursday), get here early and try to get some hits.”

Teixeira is 3-for-31, with all three hits coming in one game.

“Whatever struggles come early on, it turns around and turns around really well,” he said. “I’m just going to stick with my plan and try to go out there and do the job.”

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Three quick links…

Eric Hinske and Melky Cabrera got their World Series rings yesterday. Turns out, Jerry Hairston Jr. picked them up and brought them to his old teammates.

Former Yankees reliever Jose Veras has been designated for assignment by the Marlins. Veras made the team out of spring training but was brutal through four outings.

An army medic came to the rescue of a fan who was choking at Yankees Stadium yesterday. John Stone rushed to provide assistance behind home plate, then had his seat upgraded as a thank you.

 
 

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164 Responses to “Teixeira trying to get back on track”

  1. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Doreen-

    So glad I could help! LOL

    Fran-

    You got it. Erica’s Avengers are trying to shake their “Evil Empire” reputation :lol:
    (Seriously, its an odd time and I would hate to see someone miss out)

  2. Carl April 15th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Jerry is the man.

  3. jz April 15th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    A-Rod is still looking for his first homer also.

  4. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Because we’re in a new thread:

    <The following people have posted lineups for GTLU:

    champ809
    Andrew
    Joekuh
    Patrick from CT
    RayVT
    William Buckner
    Erin
    Phil Columbus
    Gardner in CF
    NYY626
    Erica
    Dave F
    KP
    BBFan
    PC Dan
    IDCWYT
    antisocial scrooge
    Fran (the original)

  5. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Mark Teixeira is one of Erica’s Avengers.

    I would like to see him start hitting like a person with such honor should!!!

  6. Carl April 15th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-b.....esized.JPG

    love this pic

  7. Andrea April 15th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Carl: GREAT picture! It’s always a little sad to me when some the WS team can’t attend the ceremony.

  8. pat April 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    “A-Rod is still looking for his first homer also.”

    Individual stats are so 2008!

  9. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    man i miss melky

  10. rodg12 April 15th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter – 6
    Granderson – 8
    Teixeira – 3
    Rodriguez – 5
    Cano – 4
    Swisher – 9
    Thames – DH
    Gardner – 7
    Cervelli – 2

  11. Comet April 15th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Wonder if the Yankees will have any interest in Veras?

  12. SJ44 April 15th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Why? Veras has no role with the Yankees. He’s not even as good as the guys they have in AAA.

    That ship has sailed a long time ago.

  13. Jose April 15th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Comet,

    Let’s hope not!!

  14. Rob NY April 15th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Comet — I believe that ship has sunk.

  15. Jerkface April 15th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Is Ron Washington still on the stuff? 24 year old Matt Harrison throws 7 shutout innings only to give up a 3 run homer in the 8th (following 2 errors) on his…..116th pitch.

    The game took 2 hours, it was brisk and Harrison didn’t throw many high stress innings. Nolan Ryan wants his pitchers throwing more and the manager to determine how ‘labored’ they are.

  16. Bronx Jeers April 15th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I was just about to post that story about the guy that performed the Heimlich.

    Very cool that he was wearing a Mattingly jersey. Another “clutch” performance from ole # 23.

    I wonder where she got that meat from. Did she bring it on her own or did she buy it at the stadium? I don’t recall ever seeing a Kosher london broil stand.

    And now I have a brilliant idea to get myself some Legend Seats. All I need is a willing “victim” !

  17. HenryfromDC April 15th, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    You know who’s doing worse than Tex right now? The Melkman, he’s 3 for 32 vs Tex’s 3 for 31. Poor Melky, he misses New York and Cano.

  18. William Buckner April 15th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    “The game took 2 hours, it was brisk and Harrison didn’t throw many high stress innings. Nolan Ryan wants his pitchers throwing more and the manager to determine how ‘labored’ they are.”

    That’s all on Ryan. It’s his plan for their pitchers. We’ll see if it sticks or how many arms get Proctor-ed.

  19. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Alex has already had some big hits; HRs aren’t everything (not that I’m saying you’re saying that, JZ).

    Tex has the right idea (as he’s said) – he’s not going to change his approach because he’s built a fantastic career on that approach. Eventually he’ll come out of it and start raking.

  20. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    jz April 15th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    A-Rod is still looking for his first homer also.

    ***********************
    I was so sure it was going to be yesterday I wore my A-Rod t-shirt under my dress shirt for work!

  21. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Huh! Didn’t know the Sox were playing the Twins. Twinkies lead 1-0, middle of the 5th. Wakefield v. Liriano

  22. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Carl April 15th, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-b…..esized.JPG

    love this pic

    ***********************
    I know-isn’t it great?!!

  23. Frank April 15th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Jerkface:

    Fair point. Still, a young guy like that makes it iffy to me. Especially after the inning started with two guys reaching by error. In a 2-0 game, tying runs on base, 114 pitches in the book and Choo at the plate, I’m going to assume things got pretty stressful. Harrison was yet another part of that Teixeira deal that probably still causes sleepless nights for the Atlanta front office.

  24. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 15th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    tex’s friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    man i miss melky
    ===

    imagine emoticon of pounding chest at heart level and pointing back at you :D .

  25. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    tex seems to be a guy who NEEDS the routine.

    5 night games then the weekend day games, no days off…

    With the yankees having all of these off days, day games and night games mixed and a road trip west coming, i expect tex’s issues to last at least 2 more weeks.

  26. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I love the poster who said Phil had better pitch well tonight, lol. Really? Or what? Yes, that’s exactly what Joe is going to tell him pre-game, just in case Phil doesn’t want it badly enough. If the fans at the stadium are like some posters, Phil’s going to be booed off the mound if he has the gall to struggle in his first start in a year.

  27. ray (sox fan) April 15th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    m April 15th, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Huh! Didn’t know the Sox were playing the Twins. Twinkies lead 1-0, middle of the 5th. Wakefield v. Liriano
    ———————————————————————————————–

    Hi m, Twins just went up 2-0.

  28. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “Bite your tongue Trisha! He said last year after the WS he wanted to play 5 more years. I?m going with that?. ”

    NYY, I’m good with that. He’s probably just yanking Kim’s chains.

    :)

    Erica, you continue to put me in very difficult positions. Actually since I have sincerely been okay with Tex’s late starts, I see now reason to change now!

    :lol:

  29. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    William Buckner,

    Did you see that a national writer used “Proctored” as a verb and explained the origin? It’s a part of baseball vernacular now.

    Poor Scotty. He was a nice kid. :(

    trisha,

    Are you watching this Sox game? How does someone get a double on a soft fly ball to LF?

  30. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on the day games!

    I have some Minny interests on my fantasy team (Mauer and Delmon Young) so it’s good for me to ride herd on these things.

    :)

  31. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Helloo, ray (in my evil Newman voice). I really hate rooting against you!

    bodhi,

    What would Bobby Abreu’s emotican look like? Kissing his fingers and pointing up? :P

  32. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    mel, I just turned the game on. I’ll see what I can find out from gamecast though.

  33. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    3-0

  34. Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    The Yankees should wear Elston Howard number as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, for making it possible for him to be on the team. He wore number 32 for all you new Yankee fans.

  35. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    4-0

  36. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    4-0

    sorry, ray. It’s just business. :(

  37. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 15th, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    tex?s friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    man i miss melky
    ===

    imagine emoticon of pounding chest at heart level and pointing back at you

    ************************
    Love it :D

  38. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    “Mo wanted to come back because he wanted to pitch in the new stadium.”

    Not going with the “link?” move on this one, but it was Andy Pettitte who was contemplating retirement and specifically mentioned coming back because he wanted to pitch in the new stadium, not Mo.

  39. Joe from Long Island April 15th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t think Phil Hughes needs any more incentive to pitch well and do a good job.

    And now then….

    1. Jeter SS
    2. NJ DH
    3. Tex 1B (he needs the daily routine to get going, that’s why he stalled in the playoffs).
    4. Alex 3B
    5. Cano 2B
    6. Posada C
    7. Swisher RF
    8. Thames LF
    9. Granderson CF

    Phil Hughes P

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  40. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 15th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    m April 15th, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    Helloo, ray (in my evil Newman voice). I really hate rooting against you!

    bodhi,

    What would Bobby Abreu’s emotican look like? Kissing his fingers and pointing up?
    ====

    LOL. I don’t have any problem with Abreu. He wanted to come back.

    It wasn’t supposed to be an emoticon of Melky (that would be “V” sign and tongue out, lol).

    I was just sharing Tex’s Friend’s sadness at missing Melky.

    Going to CitiField (for first time) to see him. Also dying to see Heyward in person.

  41. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Nick,

    Of course mo wanted to pitch in NYS (can we call it YS now?).

    The trick is finding the link that he actually said we wanted to pitch 4 years at NYS. :P

  42. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    i dont know that kazmir is one of those lefties that would make joe g take out gardner and drop grandy to 9th.

  43. NYY626 April 15th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    m April 15th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Nick,

    Of course mo wanted to pitch in NYS (can we call it YS now?).

    The trick is finding the link that he actually said we wanted to pitch 4 years at NYS.
    _________________________________________________________________________
    Guys stop selling Mo short! He said FIVE (5) more years. There is video evidence!!!!!!!

  44. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    GTLU Update:

    champ809
    Andrew
    Joekuh
    Patrick from CT
    RayVT
    William Buckner
    Erin
    Phil Columbus
    Gardner in CF
    NYY626
    Erica
    Dave F
    KP
    BBFan
    PC Dan
    IDCWYT
    antisocial scrooge
    Fran (the original)
    rodg12
    Joe from Long Island

  45. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    OT – I am trying to see wheter I can become the official attorney for the RI SPCA. I would do it totally pro bono. The only thing I have to figure out is whether or not I will be able to prosecute cases for them. I’m thinking that all laws with criminal penalties have to be litigated through a government office. If that’s the case, I will look further to see whether I can be named as a consultant to the different municipalities so that any animal cases would go to me.

    Keeping my fingers crossed as I always said that I wished I could have a practice devoted to prosecuting cases dealing with the elderly, children, and animals (the most vulnerable populations.)

  46. Rick April 15th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Good hitters will hit. It’s not like Teixeira is an aging veteran with a dropoff in bat speed. One good breakout game and finding his groove and havoc begins for the teams the Yankees face. The same applies with Alex although he’s getting some production minus the HR’s

  47. Bronx Jeers April 15th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Hi m, Twins just went up 2-0.

    ————————————–

    Double that score now.

    I see Papi took a seat against the lefty Liriano. Lowell could use the at-bats anyway. He could be the full time DH before all is said and done.

  48. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    m April 15th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Nick,

    Of course mo wanted to pitch in NYS (can we call it YS now?).

    The trick is finding the link that he actually said we wanted to pitch 4 years at NYS.

    *************************
    Just go back to the footage right after the WS where he said he wanted to pitch 5 more years. BTW, I refuse to even entertain the possibility that Mo is done after this year. Call it denial if you want to. :P

  49. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    trisha -

    Best of luck to you.

  50. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 15th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    The Yankees should wear Elston Howard number as a tribute to Jackie Robinson, for making it possible for him to be on the team. He wore number 32 for all you new Yankee fans.
    ====

    I remember Ellie best as a 1B coach (very dignified).

    But my Dad and older brother always raved about him.

  51. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    pedroia is mashing so far. How is it so hard to get him out?

    Must be the tiny strike zone for a tiny little man.

  52. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    “Not going with the ?link?? move on this one, but it was Andy Pettitte who was contemplating retirement and specifically mentioned coming back because he wanted to pitch in the new stadium, not Mo.

    Mo said the same thing. I heard it with my own two ears when he was interviewed on postgames by Kim.

  53. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    trish-that’s great! Good luck :)

  54. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Mo is not going to retire and no way the yankees dont work it out with him and Jeter.

    Hal did make it clear he wants them back but his policy is no extensions. He did, however, add that he hopes Jeter/Rivera/Girardi are reasonable.

  55. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Doreen, thanks. I’m so hoping it works. Maybe that’s why I was meant to quit my job, who knows. But it’s something I always wanted to do. I’m trying not to get too hopeful because I’m not sure it’s going to work out. I was talking to the vet who runs the RI SPCA yesterday and we were lamenting the fact that states like NY actually put offenders in jail but we in RI with laws that allow for it never see it happen.

  56. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    tex’s friend,

    I was thinking the same thing. That he must be one of the toughest outs in baseball.

    Youkilis and Pedroia definitely near the top of the list.

  57. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I hope Thames does not play; he’s already butchered a couple of plays behind veteran pitchers. Joe should have his best D out for a kid making his first start in a year.

  58. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Erin, thank you so much. I really hope it happens.

  59. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Twins look very good this year……so do the Tigers. Who was pitching for the Sox?

  60. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    m, you silly, twisting what I said. :mad:

  61. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    i just dont think kazmir is that dominant that they need to take the middle road lefties out of the lineup. may be a good day for gardner to bunt for a hit or two, with kazmir just coming off the DL.

  62. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    trisha only has two ears? How does she hear all with only two? You’d need at least four.

  63. jack -lv nv April 15th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    gtlu- JETER 6
    JOHNSON DH
    TEX 3
    AROD 6
    CANO 4
    POSADA 2
    SWISHER 9
    THAMES 7
    GRANDERSON 8

  64. Joe from Long Island April 15th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I hope Liriano does well in his comeback. Especially today.

  65. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    i think the sox just want to leave minny already. 3 errors in 5 innings?

  66. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Trisha, the question marks in your re-quote reveal your subconscious uncertainty.

  67. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    goin with the A lineup tonight.

    Jeter 6
    NJ dh
    Tex 3
    Alex 5
    Cano 4
    Posada 2
    granderson 8
    swish 9
    gardner 7

  68. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Nick,

    LOL. Doesn’t it suck when someone twists your words?

  69. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    LMAO @ Victor Martinez!!!

    6-0 TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    mel, I listen very very very hard.

    :)

  71. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    m, you should just be grateful that you’re allowed to post words for other people to twist.

    ;)

  72. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    “Nick,

    LOL. Doesn?t it suck when someone twists your words?”

    :D

  73. Jason Voorhees April 15th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Wakefield was pitching for the Sox.

  74. Jerkface April 15th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I think there is a difference between Mo enjoying pitching in the new stadium and coming back specifically too do that. He obviously didn’t, because he signed a 3 year contract.

  75. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    GTLU Ends at 3 pm. The following people have entered lineups:

    champ809
    Andrew
    Joekuh
    Patrick from CT
    RayVT
    William Buckner
    Erin
    Phil Columbus
    Gardner in CF
    NYY626
    Erica
    Dave F
    KP
    BBFan
    PC Dan
    IDCWYT
    antisocial scrooge
    Fran (the original)
    rodg12
    Joe from Long Island
    jack -lv nv
    tex’s friend

  76. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Nick,

    You need to freshen up your material. It’s only funny the first time you use it. :P

    By the way, the question mark comment was very funny. Is LoHud destined to be a place of uncertainty?

  77. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Jerkface FTW. I think everyone understood that already, of course.

  78. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Jason, thanks!

  79. Lefty April 15th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Get used to it Boston. The Rays are coming to the green dump for a 4 game series and will drive Martinez, Varitek, and the pitchers crazy with their speed and wear out their bullpen.

  80. m April 15th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    If you guys feel a need to advocate for someone, please support my old hometown team. The Astros are winless this season, and they’re holding on to a very untenous 2-1 lead in St. Louey.

  81. Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    My guess on the lineup

    Derek Jeter SS
    Nick Johnson DH
    Mark Teixeira 1B
    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Marcus Thames LF
    Curtis Granderson CF
    Randy Winn RF
    Francisco Cervelli C

    Im going to win!

  82. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Everyone’s a critic!

    But one of the bedrocks of comedy is repetition.

    And that was a very benign reference to the original incident. Given what is being celebrated today, it could have been a lot worse. :(

  83. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Really Jerkface?

    http://www.realgmbaseball.com/.....e_stadium/

  84. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Frank & Beans, if you’re right with that lineup I predict at least one complaint that Phil Hughes isn’t being given enough support in his first start.

  85. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Of course it’s always a gas when people try to say you didn’t quite hear what you said you heard.

    Good job boys!

    :lol:

  86. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I am pretty excited for tonight’s line up

  87. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Frank & Beans, got your lineup.

    GTLU is now Closed.

    Thank you all for playing. It’s been especially interesting today!

    Good luck and may one of you out-smart Joe!

    :)

  88. NYY626 April 15th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Trisha

    Please stop posting these fake articles about Mo. I’m getting upset and I have to contain myself since I’m at work.

    Thanks! ;)

  89. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Frank & Beans, if you’re right with that lineup I predict at least one complaint that Phil Hughes isn’t being given enough support in his first start.

    __

    i think it is too early and there have been too many off days to be just sitting the starters for no reason. Swish has to be in there, as do Tex and NJ. I dont know about Gardner here, but i can’t imagine a switch hitter would be sitting when a lefty is starting, especially since swish works counts and kaz throws way too many pitches.

  90. baseball jesus April 15th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Jeter ss
    Johnson dh
    Teix 1b
    Arod 3b
    Cano 2b
    Granderson cf
    Swisher rf
    Gardner cf
    Cervelli c

    And Hughes goes

  91. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    NYY, I’m sure he wants to stay on. The point of that article was to prove to Nick and Jerkface, both who knew otherwise :lol: that Mo said he wanted to stay to pitch in the new stadium.

    Don’t forget Andy talked retirement a few times but changed his mind. Mo hasn’t even talked retirement.

  92. baseball jesus April 15th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    7 innings 2 runs 6 hits 4 ks
    Yankees win 5-2
    Arod and Swisher go deep/

  93. Rockks April 15th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I will be so annoyed with Joe if he plays Thames today – Phil should have the best possible defense behind him. The worst thing we could do is put that statue in LF and make Phil throw extra pitches, extend innings, and give up unearned runs.

  94. Jerkface April 15th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Touche. Hopefully Mo’s desire is to pitch in NYS2525 (Neo Yankee Stadium 2525) and will thus play for 100 more years.

  95. Frank & Beans April 15th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    Frank & Beans, if you’re right with that lineup I predict at least one complaint that Phil Hughes isn’t being given enough support in his first start

    LOL

    I also predict The Franchise will throw six strong innings and only allow 1 run on 3 hits.

    Im here all wk people.

    hahaha

  96. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Off-topic.

    My daughter’s school is having their Annual Student & Alumni dinner dance and action. For the first time they are running the auction online. There are some really interesting items up for bid, including some sports memorabilia.

    If you’re want to take a look, here’s the link:

    http://www.biddingforgood.com/.....view=IMAGE

    VIP or Vocational Independence Program is one of the very few post-secondary opportunities for young people with learning disabilities who wouldn’t necessarily benefit from a more traditional college experience.

  97. pat April 15th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    “It’s only funny the first time you use it.”

    Some jokes are classics and timeless.

  98. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Not “action.” Auction. Dinner Dance & Auction. :oops:

  99. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Doreen, I’m sure I will find something purchase worthy. You can count on it.

    :)

  100. baseball jesus April 15th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Really want to see hughes new change up.

  101. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    “Not “action.” Auction. Dinner Dance & Auction.”

    :lol:

  102. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Trisha, thanks for finding that. Did you use Nexus/Lexus or just the google? ;)

    I’m happy for you (really) that something you thought you remembered was vindicated this time. Mo really said what you said he said, and I was wrong in suggesting that you had confused Mo with Andy Pettitte.

    If you want to argue that Mo was going to retire but didn’t because he wanted to pitch in the new stadium, I don’t agree, though it could have been a factor. I doubt that was the main factor with Andy either, but he did cite it when he was talking about either retiring or coming back.

    Nonetheless, good job.

  103. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    YES!! 2 run bomb!! 8-0 TWINS!!!!!

  104. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    yeah minny looking good.

  105. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Yes! An idea whose time has certainly come.

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/news.....&oid=

  106. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    oops, just the I was wrong was supposed to be bolded. For emphasis.

  107. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Good God almighty, the Twinkies are killing the Suxers!

    I remember feeling sorry for them thinking they were in big trouble without Nathan.

    Yowza!

    (I did try to get Cuddyear back on my fantasy team but I think DB beat me to the punch.)

  108. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    (and neither Jerkface nor I ever said that Mo didn’t say he wanted to pitch in the new Yankee stadium — no word-twisting, please)

  109. ray (sox fan) April 15th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I’m not feeling so good! :)

  110. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    early on, the twins look much better than the rest of their division.

  111. Jerkface April 15th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I like twister.

  112. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    “I?m happy for you (really) that something you thought you remembered was vindicated this time.”

    :lol:

    If I say I remember something being said, it was said. Always. So there’s no “this time” about it.

  113. Jason Voorhees April 15th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Somehow Rauch has become a dominating closer. 5 Saves already.

  114. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    YES!! 2 run bomb!! 8-0 TWINS!!!!!

    ************************
    Go Twins!! :)

  115. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    boston’s pen is making our couple slip ups seem really small.

  116. Bronx Jeers April 15th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    There is now a Margarita kiosk at Yankee stadium. I believe it’s in the food court as it is replacing the Boar’s Head sandwich place. Not sure but it could be a Cuervo stand. I believe I had one of those at ATT park. It wasn’t bad on a hot day but it was a little light on the tequila.

    Also, there is a new steak sandwich stand from the restaurant at the stadium NYY Steak although I doubt very highly that it could be better than the Lobel’s stand.

    Check out the NYY Stadium Insider blog for more.

  117. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Tex, Detroit looks very good, especially with their young pitching; they’ve already come back several times. Minny looks better than I thought.

  118. Carl April 15th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Way too early to be tracking Boston imo.

  119. champ809 April 15th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    If Thames plays today he will DH and Gardner will be in LF or maybe Winn….

    Phil is a flyball pitcher so Joe will not compromise the OF D behind him with Thames wearing a glove that’s not used exclusively for hitting.

    Liriano is toying with the Sox right now. I picked him up on most of my fantasy teams as I felt he’d finally be back to his pre-injury form.
    Maybe next season we put together a package that could bring us Liri to replace Pettite…anyway staying on this season…

    I’ve posted on here that I think when the music stops the RedSux are gonna be the ones left without a seat.

    AL East

    Yanks
    Rays
    RedSux
    Toronto
    Baltimore

    Rays, Tigers and White Sox in a Deathmatch for the wildcard…..stay tuned!

  120. Phil Columbus April 15th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    If Liriano can stay healthy they now have a possible #1 type pitcher. They don’t have alot of holes in thier lineup. Only question would be thier closer.

  121. five iron from fenway April 15th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    The Sox have problems.
    They usually start out very strong and then fade later in the year. They are likely to lose this Twins series and then they have the Rays coming in. Papi isn’t hitting. Cameron is hurt. etc. They had better be careful or they will be looking pretty far up to two teams.
    I am certainly not counting them out. It is way too early and they can potentially trade for a big bat. But, I would begin to start worrying just a bit if I were a Red Sox fan.

  122. m April 15th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Doreen,

    Now that is classic and timeless.

    Did anyone see this? I saw it on tv the other day and here’s the casting call site. Should be a boon for new material here.

    http://www.wickedsummahcasting.com/

    Boston Dave, can we expect to see you? five iron? ray?!

  123. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    They have a margarita kiosk at Watefront Stadium (Trenton Thunder). My favorite place!

  124. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I don’t know who Joe will put in the lineup but I don’t think it’s his responsibility to try to help Phil win the game by shuffling things around, nor do I think Phil would want that. Joe needs to set the lineup he feels best helps the Yankees win and if that means he likes a certain matchup, it doesn’t matter that someone here doesn’t want to see the player either at all, or in the field.

    Phil’s job is to get outs. I’m sure he will do a great job of it.

    JMO

  125. tex's friend April 15th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Way too early to be tracking Boston imo.

    ___

    it’s whats on this afternoon.

  126. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Mike (NJ)

    Keith, has you seen or heard any scouting reports on Jesus Montero’s defense in AAA? He hasn’t throw anyone out yet but the Scranton pitching staff hasn’t imploded or anything. Is the “he’ll never catch in the big leagues” thing losing a little steam?

    Klaw (12:16 PM)

    I’ve heard he’s as bad as ever back there, but has lost some weight and maybe he could handle left field.

  127. Andrew April 15th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Betsy keep in mind Los Tigres have been playing Kansas City and Cleveland, not exactly the powerhouses of their division/league so far. Verlander/Porcello/Scherzer are nice but they have serious questions in their lineup, bullpen & the 4-5 starters are very large ?s.

  128. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Carl, I agree…..it’s too early to be tracking anyone. If people didn’t update the game, I wouldn’t even think about the Sox or the Rays or the Twins or any other team.

  129. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Trisha, don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, please!

  130. Carl April 15th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    # tex’s friend April 15th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Way too early to be tracking Boston imo.

    ___

    it’s whats on this afternoon.

    The Amazing Mets are on.

  131. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Jerkface – thanks. :)

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

    “Somehow Rauch has become a dominating closer. 5 Saves already.”

    Jason, I was a day late and a dollar short on that one. That would have been a sweet pickup on my fantasy team. Instead I’ve picked the two closers who, when playing against each other with one team taking a one-run lead into the 9th, one manages to blow the save and the other is in for one inning but his team can’t score.

    Boo!

  132. Tom in NJ April 15th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Has Law ever seen Montero in person?

  133. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Andrew, it’s not their fault who they’ve played, though; you can only beat who you play. I’m not saying they’re great (nor the Twins, either), just that they’re off to a nice start and they have confidence.

  134. pat April 15th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Doreen

    :lol:

    One letter makes those 2 things completely different fundraising events.

  135. m April 15th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Good lord, K-Law.

    How about this? He tries, and if he’s TRULY that awful, we’ll turn him into a V-mart type as the DH/backup C?

    Although, would Jesus be any slower in LF than Juan Rivera?

  136. Pel April 15th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    >I’ve heard he’s as bad as ever back there, but has lost some weight and maybe he could handle LF.

    Translation: I haven’t seen him with my own eyes, therefore, I cannot form an opinion on the matter, so let me take this time to spread misinformation.

  137. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    pat -

    Oh, yeah. :)

  138. Andrew April 15th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Also on the Tigers, of their next 30 games it breaks down: West Coast (3 @ SEA, 4 @ LAA, 4 @ TEX). Then they are home for the Twins & Angels, then Twins & CLE away, then 7 straight at home against the Yanks and Sox. So, basically, get back to me on the 2010 Tigers’ chances in a month.

  139. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Nick – I think what’s more like it is that you are attempting to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

    :D

    I’d suggest you let it go, but I know you just can’t!

  140. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Nick – I think what’s more like it is that you are attempting to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

    :D

    I’d suggest you let it go, but I know you just can’t!

  141. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    What kind of an answer is that anyway? As bad as ever? Could Law be less specific? How about listing the problems he apparently has? Arm strength? Footwork? Whatever? Oh no, he can’t do that because he probably hasn’t seen him, so Law goes with the generic “as bad as ever”, lol. Pathetic.

  142. 7789 April 15th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Montero looked fine behind the plate in spring training. Honestly he probably just as good defensively maybe better than Posada. I dont understand why people think he cant be a catcher.

  143. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    What a scumbag Sox stinksniffer Klaw is!

    Truly pathetic.

    Probably doesnt even know the first thing about Montero, but spouts the company line on command.

    It wasnt too long ago Klaw heard that Casey Kelly was the next Greg Maddux.

  144. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Ok, Andrew, then let’s say the same about the Twins. It’s too early to make any judgments on any teams…….or on any players.

  145. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Time to watch the Mets. Jorge De La Rosa is my property.

    :)

    Later y’all.

  146. Andrew April 15th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Wow Keith Law just coming off as petty, that is pretty weak. Not even going to say that he’s heard this from scouts or give any detail about what exactly he’s heard about Montero being “bad as ever”? That is some lazy stuff even for a boring ESPN chat session that’s usually 60% useless restaurant recommendations.

  147. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Is there a bigger void in a #4 spot than Carlos Lee and his whopping .088 average?

  148. William Buckner April 15th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    “William Buckner,

    Did you see that a national writer used “Proctored” as a verb and explained the origin? It’s a part of baseball vernacular now.

    Poor Scotty. He was a nice kid.”

    m,
    That is great. To me that was probably the one thing I hated about Joe Torre. He would ride a guys arm until it fell off. Proctor, Sturtz, Quantrill.

    And once he lost faith in you, it was almost impossible to get it back.

    That and he was racist. J/K (Sheffield).

  149. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I think we need tonight’s line up!

  150. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 15th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Keith Law is just a non-entity.

    Who cares what he thinks.

    He can pander to his Sox bias around the clock – we are defending champions, and Montero is going to knock the Green Monster down for the next 10 years.

  151. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 15th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Andrew, that’s just what I said; he really did himself proud on that answer.

  152. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Erica -

    After last week’s lineups being consistently TOO DARN EARLY, this is quite the turn-around!

    I keep refreshing Twitter.

    I feel like a prisoner. :lol:

  153. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 15th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Doreen – 2010 GTLU April 15th, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Erica -

    After last week?s lineups being consistently TOO DARN EARLY, this is quite the turn-around!

    I keep refreshing Twitter.

    I feel like a prisoner.
    *****************

    I understand completely.

    I knew I had gotten out of hand during the playoffs on weekends when I was planning my day around GTLU. It should be up soon and then you will be free to continue with your day. Thank you again for keeping the tradition alive

  154. Jeremy April 15th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Wow ! Boston is getting beat bad. I would be a little worried if I were a Sox fan especially since the Sox usually start off hot out of the gate.

  155. Jason Voorhees April 15th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Both Rockies I have aren’t in the lineup. Stupid NL and no DH.

  156. pat April 15th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Sox home for 20 of next 26. Only trip two-city, six-game jaunt to Toronto and Baltimore. 10-game homsetand next w/ Tampa Bay, Texas and Bal
    about 1 hour ago

  157. Patrick April 15th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I don’t like Law’s comments any more than the rest of you but why is he pathetic? Montero could very well be doing poorly behind the plate. I haven’t seen him this year, so I can’t say. We all might have to face the possibility that Montero ends up being a poor defender. Too early to say, but it could happen.

    And for the record, Keith Law is awesome.

  158. Erin April 15th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    New Post: Today’s lineup vs. Angels

  159. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 15th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Erica, as good as JDLR was the first time, he is iffy now. He just walked the pitcher on four straight.

    :(

  160. CR9 April 15th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    bodhi

    Terrible game from Fleury last night, especially on that last goal.

    We need all the top seeds to advance in case the Bruins advance (are gifted the series) past the Sabres.

    According to dbag John Boston Buccigross, Ryan Miller and Tuuuuukkka Rask are the 2 best goalies in the East (no, he did not mean the East playoffs). Because they are 1 and 2 in GAA and Save %.

    Sorry, John, but Tuuuuuuuuukka hasnt proven anything yet, while Lundqvist is a 3 time Vezina finalist!

  161. Nick in SF April 15th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious, a double-dose of wicked reverse-(or is it even more devious double-reverse) psychology.

    I’m not aware of any recorded cases of anyone escaping such a trap — as evidenced once again by this reply — so I will do the only honorable thing left to me and attempt to exploit a wormhole in the space/time continuum and kill the baby H****r in his cradle.

    Of course I will probably fail and in the process turn him into the monster he will later become, but that’s just a theory.

  162. Bronx Jeers April 15th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    “They have a margarita kiosk at Watefront Stadium (Trenton Thunder). My favorite place!”

    ——————————————————————————————

    The stadium or the margarita stand? :wink:

    I’ve seen wine bars at other stadiums. Id like to see that happen.

    But I do vow that this will be the season that I smuggle in my bota!

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi.....e_vino.jpg

  163. CanoJOBAJeterFan April 15th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Bodhi – Just to say I am with you all the way on your sentiments on Joba Chamberlain. I am a big fan of Joba and will always be. Your comments on Vazques probably costing Joba his career could be so true.

    Somewhere last year towards the end of the season, he lost favor with management after all the superlatives Cashman had said about in 2007, 2008 and part of 2009. The innings limit did not help- either.

    But yet in the WS after Phil crashed, and he did, Joe trusted Joba to pitch out of the bull pen. And he did a great job.

    If we are discussing theories, and we are, we can also suggest that management feels Mo may be in his last year or so and decided that Joba is the best candidate to replace him. Hence his demotion to the pen, and it is. Joba was NEVER given the same opportunities as Phil, and that is well known. Whatever.

    I hope Joba has a great season out of the bullpen and is reconsidered for the rotation in 2011. You can never say never with Yankee management because in 2008 Joba was projected to be an Ace and Melancon was projected to be Moe’s replacement.

  164. Yeah April 16th, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Joe should make it a habit of batting Tex in the 5 (or better yet, 6 or 7) spot every April. This is ridiculous.


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