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Girardi happy with all-star rule changes

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

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Major League Baseball has announced four fairly significant rule changes for the all-star game, and they will be in effect this year when Joe Girardi manages his first midseason classic.

“I think it’s good because the last thing you want to do is get in a situation like they had a few years ago where there’s a tie,” Girardi said. “Sometimes a catcher goes down or a player goes down, you don’t want to get in a bind where, to me, the fans aren’t seeing the best product. The reentry rule I like. I like the extra player because it’s gives you more flexibility on your roster.”

All-star voting has begun, but Girardi said he hasn’t started thinking about the decisions he’ll have to make to round out the roster.

“Because I haven’t done it, I really don’t have the experience to tell you when I’ll start thinking about it,” he said. “Probably mid to late June is the time that starts to make sense. You’ll start looking at the numbers and how your roster is going to be made up. You’ll probably have a better idea of how the voting is going.”

Here are the four changes:

• The designated hitter rule will now be utilized by both teams regardless of whether the All-Star Game is played in an American League or a National League ballpark. The National League’s starting DH will be selected by the N.L. All-Star manager, while the American League’s starting DH will continue to be selected via fan balloting.

• Any pitcher selected to an All-Star Team who starts a regular season game on the Sunday immediately preceding the All-Star Game will not be eligible to pitch in the All-Star Game and will be replaced on the roster. The pitcher who is ineligible to play in the All-Star Game will be recognized as an All-Star, will be welcome to participate in All-Star festivities and will be introduced in uniform.

• Rosters will be expanded from 33 players to 34 players, consisting of 21 position players and 13 pitchers. Last year’s 33-man rosters consisted of 20 position players and 13 pitchers.

• In addition to the existing injured catcher rule, one additional position player who has been selected to an All-Star Team will be designated by each All-Star manager as eligible to return to the game in the event that the last position player at any position is injured.

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203 Responses to “Girardi happy with all-star rule changes”

  1. Patrick April 29th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Agreed, those are all good rules. I totally forgot Girardi would be the manager for the all-star game. That’s really cool :)

  2. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Patrick April 29th, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Agreed, those are all good rules. I totally forgot Girardi would be the manager for the all-star game. That?s really cool

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

    I bet you Mo closes!

  3. teddy gbu April 29th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    nl has the adavantage picking a dh they got howard, adrian, prince.

    who the great dh in al matsui

  4. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    teddy gbu April 29th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    who the great dh in al matsui

    *******************
    Godzilla got my vote for DH :)

  5. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Those are great rules; playing a meaningless game with the same rules as games that count doesn’t make any sense. I like the DH rule, though if CC might not like it if he makes the team,lol. I feel sorry for any pitcher who is selected who pitched that previous Sunday, though obviously it makes sense. You’ve got coaches and managers from other teams handling pitchers and that can be a bit dicey; this way, there won’t be any issue with overusing a pitcher.

  6. sunny615 April 29th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Slick. I dig the new rules.

    I still don’t like the league winner of the ASG gets home field advantage during the WS tho. Still think it’s a bit hokey.

  7. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    ASB memory from my childhood-

    When I went to sleep away camp, my mother was the official letter writer. My dad wrote me one letter the entire time I was gone. It started like this:

    “It’s the all-star break and there is no baseball on TV. I don’t know what to watch” LOL

  8. Joe from Long Island April 29th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    sunny – agreed, using a game that doesn’t count to determine home field for WS is very hokey. I think they should go back to alternating AL or NL, or maybe team with better regular season record.

  9. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Joe from Long Island April 29th, 2010 at 11:40 am
    sunny ? agreed, using a game that doesn?t count to determine home field for WS is very hokey. I think they should go back to alternating AL or NL, or maybe team with better regular season record.
    *************

    I like the idea of using the team with the better regular season record.

  10. REA in MI April 29th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Sorry if this has been asked before, but…:

    Am I the only one who gets strange characters throughout the posts- seems to be in place of any quotation marks, bullet points, etc. Instead I get a couple of characters that look like Greek (literally and figuratively!), followed by a ‘TM’ in smaller-sized letters.

    It startes after the recent format change on the blog; I’m no computer expert, so this may be an obvious fix…

    Thanks for any assistance!

  11. John Sterling April 29th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Girardi managing the AL all star team: this will be the only time it is acceptable to make 17 bullpen switches in a 9-inning contest.

  12. Tom in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I always excited see Mattingly’s ABs as an All Star as a kid.

    Now it just doesn’t have that same magic.

    am I jaded or is the All Star Game?

  13. Tom in NJ April 29th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I was ….

  14. NYYROC April 29th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Betsy, I checked the YES website and Yankees on Deck is on Sunday at noon, FYI.

  15. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 11:36 am
    ASB memory from my childhood-

    When I went to sleep away camp, my mother was the official letter writer. My dad wrote me one letter the entire time I was gone. It started like this:

    ?It?s the all-star break and there is no baseball on TV. I don?t know what to watch? LOL

    *************************
    That’s funny. Poor guy. LOL

  16. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    As much as I think HFA should go to the team with the best regular season record, I do think that –

    hmm – I was about to say that some advanced planning might be desired, but, really that’s not true. Nobody knows who’s going to be in the WS until the prior rounds are played.

    So, I agree. HFA should go to the team with the best regular season record between the two teams that make it to the WS.

  17. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    HFA should obviously go to the better of the two teams. i know the NL agrees since they havent won an ALS in 100 years or so.

  18. CB April 29th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Tonight’s game should be very interesting. Brian Matusz is a very, very good pitcher and is a guy who looks like he has a good shot to be a front of the rotation caliber arm from the left side.

    Someone asked for a rundown on Matusz in the last thread. So here’s my take.

    The most impressive thing about Matusz is that even though he’s a rookie, he throws 5 pitches and does so with plus command – four seamer, two seamer, change, curve, slider. He does a good job of keeping the ball low in the zone. He has a good fastball – not great. He sits 90-92. Around there. He throws a lot of two seam fastballs, particularly to right handed hitters. His curve ball, slider and change up are all good pitches. Don’t know if any of them are great. But he commands all of them well.

    What I like about Matusz is that he’s able to give hitters different looks. Against lefty hitters he does what most lefty pitchers do – uses his four seamer and mixes in his curve ball and his slider some. It looks to me that his curve ball has developed a lot last year as his slider was a pitch he featured more in college. He using his curve more now.

    However, when he’s facing RH hitters he’s able to give them a very different look. He throws a lot of change ups and two seamers – stuff that fades down and away from righties. And being able to do that is just enormous for a young left handed pitcher because it’s often RH hitters that kill them.

    So with Matusz it’s the whole picture and how he’s able to present different looks to different hitters. His overall command allows him to use a lot of tools. If he were right handed he’d be a nice pitcher. But he’s a left hander and that really gives him a high ceiling.

    He’ll be a challenge tonight. I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen from him so far.

  19. Chuck58 April 29th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    ALS?

  20. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    by als i mean asg. i think im a little drunk.

  21. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    tex’s friend April 29th, 2010 at 11:52 am
    by als i mean asg. i think im a little drunk.
    *************

    Mimosas at work this morning???

  22. MTU (aka GBURL) April 29th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    CB-

    I think Pat M. knows a lot about Matusz.

    IRC he spoke glowingly of him.

    Perhaps, he will chime in @ some point. :)

  23. Bronx Born April 29th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for the briefing CB. Tis appreciated

  24. MTU (aka GBURL) April 29th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Bronx Born-

    Just wanted you to know I made the D. :)

  25. sevrox April 29th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    GTLU submission:

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Thames LF
    Johnson DH
    Cervelli C
    Granderson CF

  26. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 29th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    REA in MI – I get the gibberish letters also.

    Matusz should have won all the games in which he pitched. He is definitely their best pitcher at this point, IMO.

  27. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 29th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Off to enjoy this glorious day. Enjoy your day all.

  28. blake April 29th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    CB,
    That was me who asked for a report on him..I haven’t seen him throw much. Interested to see him tonight…just hope he has an off night.

  29. Tom B - CitiField Pulled-pork sandwich > YS Pulled-pork sandwich :( April 29th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    REA in MI – Your browser is changing the font that the website is displayed in, which causes the funny characters to display.

  30. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Here’s my submission for GTLU:

    SS Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Tex
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    CF Granderson
    RF Swisher
    LF Thames
    C Cervelli

    Thanks Doreen!

  31. tampayank April 29th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Selig is such a bad commissioner, the All Star game shouldn’t decide home field advantage, the best record should

  32. Joe from Long Island April 29th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Doreen –

    Jeter SS
    NJ DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Robbie 2B
    Swisher RF
    Thames LF
    Cisco C
    Granderson CF

    AJ P

  33. MTU (aka GBURL) April 29th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    ss Jeter
    dh NJ
    1b Tex
    3b A-Rod
    2b Cano
    rf Swish
    cf Grandy
    c Cervy
    lf GGBG

    Thanks.

  34. UnKnown April 29th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter SS
    Nick DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Granderson CF
    Thames LF
    Cisco Kid C

  35. CB April 29th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    blake-

    He’s very good. It would have been nice to win the first two games because Matusz out on the mound gives the O’s their best chance of winning.

    That said, I’m sure Matusz hasn’t seen a line up like the yankees before. They should be able to get him out of the game and get to the O’s pen.

  36. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I don’t think Doreen officially started GTLU yet-

    Doreen are you out there?????????

  37. Judge Smails April 29th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    How is the best record fair when there’s a good chance the two teams in the WS haven’t even played each other in the regular season?

    Two completely different schedules for both teams too.

  38. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    The thing that I never understood about the rule change for the All-Star game and home field advantage was their reasoning was that the game should “matter.” What does that even mean? Arent All-Star events by definition supposed to be a fun thing? Why does a game, thats soul purpose is to generate revenue and has little baseball relevance, need to “matter” exactly? I just never understood that logic.

  39. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    The thing that I never understood about the rule change for the All-Star game and home field advantage was their reasoning was that the game should ?matter.? What does that even mean? Arent All-Star events by definition supposed to be a fun thing? Why does a game, thats soul purpose is to generate revenue and has little baseball relevance, need to ?matter? exactly? I just never understood that logic
    **************

    I think it was a direct result of the anger of the 2002 tie debacle

  40. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Selig is a bad commissioner :lol:

  41. RayVT April 29th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

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

    Thanks Doreen!

  42. blake April 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    CB,
    Yea when the Yankees lineup is clicking that’s one of their strengths especially with young pitchers…the ability to frustrate.

    I hope AJ can build on his previous starts tonight and go deep in the game for them..aside from Javy they have been getting pretty good length from their starters thus far.

  43. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Guys -

    I’m here, so I’ll take the lineups because I’m here, but you’re jumping the gun! :lol:

    12:30 for night games. :)

  44. Bronx Born April 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    MTU… Thank you so much you are a Gent!

  45. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    cr9-Don’t get me started on Selig. Calling him a “bad” commish is being nice.

  46. MTU (aka GBURL) April 29th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Bronx Born-

    The pleasure was all mine. I wish my contribution could have been larger.

    Keep up the important work you are doing.

    The world needs people like you. :)

  47. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Doreen-

    Its the GTLU snowball effect at work. Once one line up gets posted everyone follows.

    I would let you know how to fix that if I was ever able to figure it out.

  48. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I was fine with alternating HF advantage instead of going with whatever league won the ASG. IMO, it’s a gimmick – and I”m not a fan of gimmicks. I enjoy the ASG for what it is – a chance for great players to mingle and hang out with other great players. It need not be more than that.

  49. champ809 April 29th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    here’s the lineup for today

    SS- Jeet
    LF- Gardy
    1B- Tex
    3B- ARod
    2B- MVP Robbie
    DH-Thames
    RF- Swish
    CF- Grandy
    C- Vells

    The Yanks will not be kind to the young Jedi Matusz….he has his shortest outing to date as a pro 5 innings 5runs 7 hits allowed 2HRs Tex and ARod…..Yanks win 9-2 as AJ goes 7+ 4hits 2walks 2runs 9ks

  50. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Doreen-Because of the game last night, I’m just so excited that I have to submit my line-up early today, LOL!!

    Jeter-SS
    Johnson-1B
    Tex-DH
    ARod-3B
    Cano-2B
    Swisher-RF
    Granderson-CF
    Thames-LF
    Cervelli-C

  51. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    warning track

    please do get started. i’ll enjoy reading it. I LOLed at him being a bad commish because that’s too generous! :lol:

  52. rodg12 April 29th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter – SS
    Johnson – DH
    Teixeira – 1B
    Rodriguez – 3B
    Cano – 2B
    Swisher – RF
    Thames – LF
    Cervelli – C
    Granderson – CF

  53. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Would you guys be disappointed if we lost this game and ended the road trip at 4-5, having lost 2/3 to the Orioles and ground to both the Sox and Rays?

  54. Dave D. April 29th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    From Lupica’s column today -

    With the Yankees stuck in second, the Mets have gone from last place in the NL East to first place in the NL East as fast as Jose Reyes. They have won nine of 10 on a home stand two other times in the history of the team, in 1969 and 1988, not such terrible years at old Shea.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z0mVTkGt4N

  55. IA 8 April 29th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    It would be nice if NJ decided to take the bat off his shoulders tonight, especially with Po out.

  56. SJ44 April 29th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    No Betsy because its April. The standings are meaningless right now.

    They have only played six home games all year.

    Its best not to even look at the standings until Late May.

    Way too many left to worry about who you gain/lose ground too over one road trip.

  57. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Sorry Dave, I won’t even read that blurb you posted. I don’t read Lupica when he’s ranting about the Yankees; I’m certainly not going to read when he praises the Mets.

  58. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Teixeira 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Thames LF
    Cervelli C
    GGBG CF

    Thanks Doreen!

  59. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=5146663

    With 27 World Series championships, baseball’s highest payroll and some of the most boastful fans in sports, the New York Yankees have to be the team other baseball fans love to hate, right? Wrong.

    According to a formula created by The Neilsen Company, there are four teams more detested than the Bronx Bombers, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    Slider
    Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesAccording to a report, Slider and his Cleveland Indians are baseball’s Public Enemy No. 1 among fans.

    The No. 1 most-disliked team in baseball, according to the formula, is the Cleveland Indians.

    The Boston Red Sox, the Yankees’ archrival, rank No. 2 on the list.

    ____

    LMAO!!!

  60. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    SJ44 April 29th, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    No Betsy because its April. The standings are meaningless right now.

    They have only played six home games all year.

    Its best not to even look at the standings until Late May.

    Way too many left to worry about who you gain/lose ground too over one road trip.

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

    It was also a West Coast road trip which are historically FAR more disasterous

  61. tampayank April 29th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    “# Judge Smails April 29th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    How is the best record fair when there’s a good chance the two teams in the WS haven’t even played each other in the regular season?

    Two completely different schedules for both teams too.

    so having an Oakland As reliever in the 7th should decide if the Yanks potentially have home field in a best of 7 over 162 game schedule where the Yankees may win 10 more games than the NL champ?

  62. Bronx Born April 29th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    That is so very kind of you to say MTU… thank you.

  63. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    SS Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

    Thanks! :)

  64. Steve April 29th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    The All Star games changes can’t possibly be the brainchild of the spineless Allan Selig. He doesn’t possess the logic for it.

  65. upstate kate April 29th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    wow, we are starting already?

    SS Jeet
    DH NJ
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Robbie
    RF Swish
    LF Thames
    CF Granderson
    C Cisco

    thanks Doreen

  66. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    SJ, thanks! I tend to take short stretches of games and project them over the long, grueling season. This morning I almost got into a worry funk, but I worked my way out of it by reminding myself just how long the season is. I’m basically avoiding any articles about the Rays or the Sox or other teams and concentrating on the Yankees; so far, so good – I’ve not yet pulled the hair out of my head, lol.

  67. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Erica, true! My heart usually controls my brain which is why I had to ask that question, lol.

  68. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    im amused that johnson is hitting .143 but has a .385 OBP. Imagine if he actually hit.

    GTLU

    jeter ss
    gardner lf
    tex 1b
    alex 3b
    cano 2b
    swish rf
    thames dh
    granderson cf
    cervelli c

  69. blake April 29th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Hopefully the Yanks will win tonight but regardless of the outcome its been a good April. When you consider the schedule, the travel, and the fact that they really haven’t hit their stride offensively yet..its been a pretty good start.

  70. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Wang update: Has anybody heard/read an update on how well Wang is progressing as a nat?
    Not sure if he is throwing, or down in the minors preparing to make his debut, etc…

  71. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Guess The Line Up is now officially open for today.

    I will be accepting lineups from 12:30 until 3:00 or until the first lineup is posted either here or on Twitter.

  72. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Doreen,

    I appreciate your taking early GTLUs.

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixera 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Granderson CF
    Thames RF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner LF

    Thanks as always

  73. Pags&Rags April 29th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I think 34 man roster in the AS game is overkill. But I like the other three rule changes. Having any pitchers bat in the AS game was just stupid. I know that National League traditionalists will complain that it takes the double switch and pinch hitting out of the game but a manager can still get creative with pinch hitters. NL loyalists need to get over the whole pitcher’s hitting thing. It’s tired.

  74. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    blake April 29th, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Hopefully the Yanks will win tonight but regardless of the outcome its been a good April.

    ************************
    My thoughts exactly. :)

  75. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Blake, very true. Home cooking isn’t the cure for all ails, but it sure will be nice for them to sleep in their own beds. I want the Yanks to pound teams into submission, lol – I’m tired of the Rays and Sox already, lol. The good thing is that we’ve consistently received good SP, even on nights the SP has little.

  76. Patrick from CT April 29th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Doreen,
    You’ll be working at this today.
    Thanks

    SS Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Tex
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    LF Thames
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli

  77. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    interesting. perhaps granderson sits against the lefty instead of johnson?

  78. Len April 29th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    No it doesn’t matter if we lose.

    Let the Rays and Sox lull themselves in a false sense of confidence. We are the better team and it will show itself over 162. They take advantage of bad teams and fatten up on them ad they should, but we are still better and should not be worried about either team.

  79. Pags&Rags April 29th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    jeter ss
    swisher rf
    tex 1b
    alex 3b
    cano 2b
    thames dh
    grandy cf
    cervelli c
    gardner lf

  80. Pags&Rags April 29th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Len, the only time we should worry about the Sox and Rays is when we play them. Scoreboard watching is for losers. Although I have to admit I do it, there’s no reason for the Yankees to.

  81. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Today’s fake quote: “All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street folks will say…
    Ledger_Yankees … ‘There goes the greatest baseball name that ever lived.’” – Antonio Bastardo

  82. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Doreen…not so early. I still can not seem to use your email to get in touch with you. We leave for NY early tomorrow morning, at least a 4 day drive. What I wanted to reiterate to you is I was serious about giving you any help you need re: White Plains. I don’t know all the answers but will be glad to assist if I can or know the answers.

  83. tampayank April 29th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    the Rays have also played a lot more home games and haven’t played out west yet, it will balance out…I’m real happy with the April start, much better than the last few Aprils

  84. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    i think girardi has just about had it with our players getting hit.

  85. Danny April 29th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    The Boston series looks like

    Vazquez vs. Beckett
    Hughes vs. Buchholz
    CC vs. Lester

    Still a week away, but always fun to look ahead :D

  86. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    the Rays have also played a lot more home games and haven’t played out west yet, it will balance out…I’m real happy with the April start, much better than the last few Aprils

    ___

    And, the rays are 1-2 vs. us.

    and the one was a javy start.

  87. Danny April 29th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    They could also opt to skip Vazquez (because of the off-day on Thurs.) and go Hughes-CC-AJ

  88. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Hughes vs. Buchholz? Oh brother – cue the comparisons, lol.

  89. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Vazquez vs. Beckett – will be a likely high scoring game
    Hughes vs. Buchholz – the future vs. the future. Can buchholz actually beat a good team instead of fattening his win totals on orioles and blue jays?
    CC vs. Lester – lester is straightening out and cc is cc. this will be a great game.

  90. blake April 29th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Hughes vs Bucholtz….interesting.

  91. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    SAS -

    Check your lineup – you have 2 RFs and no DH. :)

  92. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    the white sox series this weekend will feature 2 lefty starters by the white sox. does that mean more ab’s for thames? i can see granderson getting a day off and so will gardner to enable Thames to get in the line-up

  93. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    the only way i see javy being skipped here is if he has another lousy start this weekend. at that point, joe may decide there is something he needs to get straightened out and boston is probably not the team to do it against (even if they cannot score runs this year)

  94. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    SAS -

    I appreciate your offer. We are 99% sure that our daughter will be moving there in August, so I will be certain to pick your brains if necessary. Thank you so much. :)

  95. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    does burnett throw at someone tonight to avenge posada?

  96. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Doreen:

    Thanks Thames DH please

  97. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I am no TOO nutsy today. Thanks for catching my blunder.

  98. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    not*

  99. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    The following people have submitted lineups for GTLU so far:

    Yankee Trader
    sevrox
    Shame Spencer
    Joe from Long Island
    MTU
    UnKnown
    RayVT
    champ809
    Warning Track Power
    rodg12
    Erica
    Erin
    upstate kate
    tex’s friend
    SAS
    Patrick from CT
    Pags&Rags

    Please, if you submitted a lineup, make sure your name is on the list.

    I had to backtrack, and I double-checked, but I can’t be sure I got everyone.

    This is why if possible I would prefer no lineups until I announce the game. It’s juster easier to go forward than to backtrack.

    Of course, if you have circumstances (meetings, for instance) I am very amenable to making an exception or two. But as a rule, it would just make my life easier to wait for the game to open. Thanks. :)

    (I’m usually not far from my computer but I do make sure I take a break for about a half hour before I start GTLU.)

  100. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I hope AJ doesnt hit anyone. I dont there was any purpose behind Guthrie’s HBP.

  101. five iron from fenway April 29th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Some crazy minor league games going on right now:
    Macallister pitching a very good game at AAA. The bats, except Montero, are thumping.
    AA is a scoring fest with unfortunately DJ Mitchell getting knocked around.
    Noesi in A put up 13 strikeouts in a great performance. Corban Joseph is knocking the cover off the ball lately.

  102. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    SAS -

    Fixed it. :)

  103. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Erica -

    I think making the game count was in response to some players opting not to play? Anyone else remember this?

  104. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Sorry for the early submission Doreen. I got too excited after getting 1 right. Now I feel untouchable .. too bad we can’t get Sam and Chad to just set up an entire post for GTLU every day, just to make your day easier :)

    Erica -

    I remember that pretty vividly, but even at the time I remember thinking.. “..AND??” It sorta reminded me of when I played baseball in my peewee years and no matter how many runs were scored in a game the coaches would tell us at the end that we tied. It was just a sportsmanship thing. Isnt that what the All-Star game should really be about? I mean, these are the best of the best. Who wants to see someone get injured because the Commish felt like the ratings needed a boost and made the game ‘matter?’

  105. MTU (aka GBURL) April 29th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Five-

    Thanks for the update.

    Go Z-Mac.

    Noesi – 13k’s. Wow. :)

  106. MaineYankee April 29th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Erica -

    I think making the game count was in response to some players opting not to play? Anyone else remember this?

    ———————————————————————————————

    I think it started after the tie game. Trying to get them to take it more seriously.

  107. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    You know when I first heard Jean Afterman’s now infamous quip at The White House the other day, I sort of knew what she was trying to say and realized that she had just failed miserably in her delivery. It’s unfortunate but quite common when someone is trying to be funny while they’re nervous.

    Anyway here’s a humorous look at the situation from El Duque over at the “It Is High” blog.

    http://johnsterling.blogspot.c.....-kill.html

  108. NYY626 April 29th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Jetes – SS
    NJ – DH
    Tex – 1B
    Alex – 3b
    Cano – 2B
    Swish – RF
    Thames – LF
    Cervelli – C
    Granderson – CF

  109. SAS April 29th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks Doreen

  110. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    If Burnett chooses to retaliate for what happened to Jorge last night, the logical choice is the o’s catcher. If Burnett does hit the opposing catcher, I don’t have a problem with that one bit

  111. m April 29th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    You mean other people wake up and read what happened overnight? :)

    That was a nice comment from Wiggington, a stark contrast to what the Orioles said 2 years ago.

    REA,

    If you see Greek symbols from MTU (Nick in SF, too?), that’s meant to be there. But anything else is the browser incompatibility with the blog. From what I’ve read, most of us are experiencing it.

  112. MTU (aka GBURL) April 29th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    m-

    Baseball is all Greek to me. :)

  113. jennifer April 29th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Stealing this from T Kep. Two things are wrong with this cartoon. Name them.

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor.....2#slide=18

  114. rodg12 April 29th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Video of the Coaches and reporters playing paint ball was just posted at YES.

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/medi.....id=7727569

    Love to see Chad leading the strategy session at one point. :)

  115. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    m -

    I do it all the time. :)

    I’m up so early, the paper delivery person has lately started delivering the morning paper in an untimely manner, so I’m “stuck” reading the game and post-game posts! :)

  116. m April 29th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Don’t you guys just love the “Open in New Tab” function?

    Thanks for all the a.m. links, guys!

  117. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 29th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Doreen,

    Here is my line-up:
    Jeter – SS
    Johnson – DH
    Teixeira – 1B
    Rodriguez – 3B
    Cano – 2B
    Swisher – RF
    Thames – LF
    Cervelli – C
    Granderson – CF

    Thanks :)

  118. m April 29th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Facial hair on the player is one (is that NJ?)

  119. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Facial Hair; Road Uni. :lol:

  120. jennifer April 29th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Doreen’s got it. :-)

  121. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Jennifer -

    It was funny to me that the MOST obvious thing was the facial hair!!!

  122. jennifer April 29th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    yeah me too, but than i read the caption and looked at the uniform.

  123. m April 29th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    lol @ the paintball video. Someone acting like they’re dying. Reminds me of the Battle Royale scene from “Role Models”.

    Speaking of Chinese dude.

    I watched one great and one good movie last night. Hangover and Date Night.

  124. muffinstump April 29th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    jeter ss
    johnson dh
    tex 1b
    a-rod 3b
    cano 2b
    swish rf
    thames lf
    granderson cf
    cervelli c

  125. m April 29th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    As for GTLU.

    I think Gardy sits for Thames. He’s not going to sit NJ after he only played a couple of games coming off an injury.

    Hopefully, Matoosh won’t be for long, and we’ll see GGBG in the field.

  126. Phil Columbus April 29th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Tex
    3B Arod
    2B Cano
    DH Thames
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

    Thank you

    The lineup misses Jorge against lefties.

  127. Dave F April 29th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    GTLU,

    Doreen, lots of different line ups today. Thanks for all of your work putting this together.

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

  128. Abe Peterham April 29th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Abe asks,”why does my browser change the font, and how do I stop it”

    GTLU
    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Johnson DH
    Cervelli C
    Granderson CF
    GGBGardner LF
    Thanks Doreen

  129. LGY April 29th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    “As far as Chan Ho Park, I see why Philly so easily let him walk. He good but the stints on the DL really impacts his team.”

    The Phillies did not let him walk. They offered him 3+ million to return at the beginning of free agency, but he turned down their offer.

    The money dried up for Park and the Yankees swooped in and signed him at a great price. Even with this DL stint he can still be a very productive member of this team and if not it is no big deal because the Yankees got him for so cheap.

  130. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    The following people have submitted lineups today:

    Yankee Trader
    sevrox
    Shame Spencer
    Joe from Long Island
    MTU
    UnKnown
    RayVT
    champ809
    Warning Track Power
    rodg12
    Erica
    Erin
    upstate kate
    tex’s friend
    SAS
    Patrick from CT
    Pags&Rags
    NYY626
    Fran (the original)
    muffinstump
    Phil Columbus
    Dave F April 29th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Abe Peterham

    If you submitted a lineup and do not see your name, please let me know. Thanks. :)

  131. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    M, no because I have no idea what Open in New Tab means.

    LOL I’ve been trying to google Wigginton’s quote about Phil, but no luck; it must have been said during an on-air interview.

  132. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    LOL that video was great, with Cash saying he was lying in wait and Zillo saying he was hiding…

  133. NYY626 April 29th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    After going to a total of FIVE places i finally found a Sports Illustrated!! Why was this process so difficult? lol

    I cant wait to watch the paintball video later….

  134. NYYROC April 29th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Brandon Tierney on 1050: “Munson is over-rated”. Guess he needs some callers today! :)

  135. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    NYY626 April 29th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    After going to a total of FIVE places i finally found a Sports Illustrated!! Why was this process so difficult?
    ***************

    I was unsuccessful in 3 attempts last night.

    One store I went to had a stack of magazines under a curtain. I didn’t look under the curtain. Something told me those were magazines I would not be interested in

  136. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    That video was great – I don’t think I’ve EVER seen Cashman smile like that!

  137. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Brandon Tierney on 1050: “Munson is over-rated”.

    —————————

    Wow. Even by ESPN standards that’s low.

    What a hack.

  138. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Munson is overrated. To insult a guy killed in a tragedy in the prime of his career….

  139. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Speaking of that New Yorker cartoon and the player with facial hair here’s a sight most have probably never seen.

    A Yankee with a full beard?

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....ograph.jpg

  140. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    But ESPN sings the praises of Len Bias as being the next Michael Jordan, although he practically killed himself with drug use.

  141. Mark in Tampa April 29th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Thames LF
    Gardner CF
    Cervelli C

  142. Mark in Tampa April 29th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    “Speaking of that New Yorker cartoon and the player with facial hair here’s a sight most have probably never seen.

    A Yankee with a full beard?”

    I have that exact card somewhere in my parents attic in Massapequa!

  143. NYY626 April 29th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Erica – I think you made a wise decision not to look lol.

  144. Bill April 29th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Tierney is a die-hard Yankees fan, FYI.

    It’s his opinion… the fact that he died tragically should not mean people can’t critique his playing career….

  145. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hmmm…

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....ent,17314/

    :)

  146. Chambliss April 29th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Bud Selig is missing the point by changing the rules. The All-Star game is an exhibition which showcases the most popular players in baseball. The only rule that should be changed is the one which says that the outcome determines HFA for the World Series. That is an absolute joke and is unfair to the team which finishes with the best record.

  147. murphydog April 29th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Brandon Tierney on 1050: “Munson is over-rated”.

    Opinions are like, well, you know, certain orifices. Everybody has one.

    I’d love to hear Thurman’s opinion of Tierney; wait, I think I know what it is. It rhymes with “spit.”

  148. I am a Fat Walrus April 29th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    The Onion some funny Yankee articles. My favorite being the one about how the Yankees trademarked the phrase “Yankees suck” in 1996 and have made billions off that alone.

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....in-1,2850/

  149. RayVT April 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

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

    Thanks Doreen

  150. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    listening to 1050 ESPN NY- the show hosts(not sure who they are), continue to talk about if/when A.J. will hit an oriole tonight.
    like i said before, if that does happen, i don’t have a problem with it.

    guthrie saw how Jorge smoked a home run off millwood. guthrie knew exactly what he was doing.

  151. NYY626 April 29th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    Hmmm…

    http://www.theonion.com/articl…..ent,17314/

    _________________________________________________________________________
    I’m cracking up!

  152. murphydog April 29th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    “It’s his opinion… the fact that he died tragically should not mean people can’t critique his playing career….”

    True.

    At the same time, however, it’s nothing more than a contrived attempt to generate controversy by crapping on a beloved player’s grave. I mean, did someone overrate Munson recently and Tierney feels the need to set the record straight before a whole generation of kids is taken astray and led to their demise by such distorted information?

  153. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I am a Fat Walrus April 29th, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    The Onion some funny Yankee articles. My favorite being the one about how the Yankees trademarked the phrase ?Yankees suck? in 1996 and have made billions off that alone.

    http://www.theonion.com/articl…..in-1,2850/

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

    My favorite Onion article was the one from 2003 when the Yankees signed every free agent

  154. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    This is the one:

    Yankees sign every free agent

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....-playe,32/

  155. CR9 (Poor Len Bias, the next Michael Jordan) April 29th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Len Bias would never have made a great professional basketball player. He would have been lucky if he could have shared the same court with Jordan.

  156. I am a Fat Walrus April 29th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    What’s funny about that 2003 article is one of those signings actually came to be (well, via trade).

  157. RayVT April 29th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Sorry Doreen, I read you were taking GTLU from 12:31 to 3 pm & immediately re-entered mine but saw you had me included already. Sorry for any confusion.

  158. I am a Fat Walrus April 29th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Actually more than one.

  159. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I had an early day at work today, so I finally got to pick up my copy of SI. I’m seriously thinking of framing the cover. I can’t stop staring at it! LOL

  160. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t find the Onion article, only the video, but my favorite was when they had the Yanks building a new “Vacation Stadium” in the Hamptons. Complete with uniformed butlers that did all the sac. bunting. I think ARod has his own “guesthouse stadium”

  161. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Ray VT -

    No problem.

    :)

  162. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Here’s the video for the “Vacation Stadium”

    http://vodpod.com/watch/103422.....e-hamptons

  163. Dylan April 29th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Cano is going to the MVP this year. He is an incredible hitter. He has one of the smoothest swings in the entire league, and his approach at the plate this year is much more mature than it was in previous years. I think not having Melky on the team this year has really helped Cano. He is forced to hang out with guys like A-Rod, Tex, and Jeter who are all very professional on and off the field. I think he could hit 330 with 35 HRs and 110 RBIs. This is going to be Cano’s breakout year.

  164. Matt April 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    It was disappointing that CC didn’t retaliate… we had a big lead throughout most of the game.

    Now the honus is on AJ to do it and tonight will likely be a much tighter game and that HBP night come back to haunt us.

    Vazquez also didn’t retaliate when Tex got hit in that ST game. I hope this team isn’t going soft. Part of last year’s great chemistry was having eachother’s back. Can’t let Posada’s hit go unscatch….

  165. randy l. April 29th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    “Len Bias would never have made a great professional basketball player. He would have been lucky if he could have shared the same court with Jordan.”

    CR9-

    you are a moron of the first class and this blog will be better off as soon as you move on to other things.

  166. IDCWYT April 29th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    D Jeter SS
    N Swisher RF
    M Texiera 1B
    A Rodriguez 3B
    R Cano 2B
    M Thames DH
    C Granderson CF
    F Cervelli C
    B Gardner LF

  167. Don April 29th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    GTLU

    1.Jeter ss
    2.Swisher RF
    3.Teixiera 1B
    4.Arod 3b
    5.Cano 2B
    6.Thames DH
    7.Granderson CF
    8.Brett Gardner LF
    9.Cervelli C

  168. CR9 (Poor Len Bias, the next Michael Jordan) April 29th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    randy

    Im just trying to channel Brandon Tierney :)

  169. tex's friend April 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    matt it isnt going soft. it is about winning. unless it is absolutely necessary, you dont want to get into a beanball match, and in our case, put additional runners on base intentionally.

  170. CR9 (Poor Len Bias, the next Michael Jordan) April 29th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I take it I did a good job! :D

  171. RayVT April 29th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    He did die of an overdose years ago right after the draft.

  172. Erin April 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Dylan April 29th, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Cano is going to the MVP this year. He is an incredible hitter. He has one of the smoothest

    **********************
    Dylan, I like the way you think. ;)

  173. randy l. April 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    “Im just trying to channel Brandon Tierney”

    rats , i had my comment stored for days just waiting for just the right time to use it :)

  174. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I think Cano will have an MVP-worthy season.

    Then it depends on those that vote on such things and their whims. :?

  175. MTS April 29th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    So, I agree. HFA should go to the team with the best regular season record between the two teams that make it to the WS.
    _______________
    That would suck. The senior circuit would have HFA almost every year. Having the ASG determine HFA makes the game interesting. It’s not perfect but it’s better than all other options. Back when HFA alternated, the champion was sometimes determined solely based on which league was lucky enough to HFA. See Twins, Minn. (1987).

  176. MaineYankee April 29th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    In order for Cano to win MVP he needs to get his uni dirty to give the impression he’s playing all out.

  177. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    CR9-

    you are a moron of the first class and this blog will be better off as soon as you move on to other things.

    ———————————————————————-

    Randy don’t hold back any punches, just give it to him straight. :wink:

  178. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    The following people have submitted lineups for GTLU.

    Yankee Trader
    sevrox
    Shame Spencer
    Joe from Long Island
    MTU
    UnKnown
    RayVT
    champ809
    Warning Track Power
    rodg12
    Erica
    Erin
    upstate kate
    tex’s friend
    SAS
    Patrick from CT
    Pags&Rags
    NYY626
    Fran (the original)
    muffinstump
    Phil Columbus
    Dave F
    Abe Peterham
    Mark in Tampa
    IDCWYT
    Don

  179. Jacob X April 29th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Jeter SS
    Gardner CF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Thames DH
    Winn LF
    Cervelli C

  180. Clint April 29th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Texeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Thames LF
    Gardner CF
    Cervelli C

  181. Y26 April 29th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3b
    Cano 2B
    Swish RF
    Thames LF
    Grandy CF
    Cervelli C

  182. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    GTLU is Now Closed.

    Thank you, everyone, for playing! :)

  183. upstate kate April 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    my favorite onion article was on the premature death of Jason Varitek. It included comments from Pedroia saying that he had sent flowers to the family. Sorry, no link, I read it at my sisters, not online.

  184. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Intense GTLU today!

    How are you holding up Doreen?

  185. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Wasn’t there also a great Onion article that Roy Halladay wasn’t a real person???

  186. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Erica -

    Fine!

    After the morning rush, that is!!! :lol:

  187. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Here it is-

    The Blue Jays failed to trade Roy Halladay at the trade deadline last season because there was no Roy Halladay

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....-roy,2780/

  188. Jim April 29th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Any word on whether Girardi has decided to go with one healthy catcher for now or bring up someone from the minors?

  189. Phil Columbus April 29th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Jim
    ESPN had Cashman say there wasn’t a plan right now to bring up another catcher. Says Jorge is day to day.

  190. Bronx Jeers April 29th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    upstate kate,

    Here it is.

    My favorite line.

    “Though Pedroia insisted that it was good to see his teammate again, he was still not entirely convinced that Varitek was not dead after watching him take a round of batting practice.”

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....son,17195/

  191. MaineYankee April 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Doreen

    When you’re a stay at home Mom with nothing to do GTLU must be a good way to keep from being bored. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  192. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Not again……

    Maybe Doreen will show mercy on me once again.

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1B
    A Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Granderson CF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner LF

  193. Michelle B .. April 29th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Hey all,

    Good article on ESPN/WSJ about how the yankees are NOT the most hated team by fans in baseball. According to the article, the Indians are with the Red Sox coming in 2nd.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=5146663

  194. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Maine Yankee -

    I wouldn’t go down that road if I were you!!!!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  195. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Jim-Good question. I also heard Cash said no move will be made today.
    We need to hope that Jorge needs at the most 3 games off.

  196. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 29th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    My dentist let me keep their copy of SI, so I didn’t even have to go buy one, lol. It’s a fantastic interview; these guys have a ton of chemistry.

  197. miggs- GTLU Reigning Champion April 29th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I’m not going to win the contest this year if I can’t even get my submissions in on time.

    Add that to the fact that I missed the 1st 15 games and my title is in serious jeopardy.

    I may have to quit my job to better defend my crown.

  198. Michelle B .. April 29th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    My first try at GTLU

    Jeter ss
    Gardner CF
    Tex 1B
    A-rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Johnson DH
    Swisher RF
    Thames LF
    Cervelli C

  199. Warning Track Power April 29th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Listening to Mike Kay on the radio. C.C. will be a guest on the show later on.

  200. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 29th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    new thread
    :arrow:

  201. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    miggs -

    By the skin of your teeth!

    :lol:

  202. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 29th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Absolutely no more lineups, thank you.

    Got yours, Michelle B.

  203. Pags&Rags April 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Great article in SI but $4.99 for that magazine. What was it like 40 pages thick? They are really hurting over there I guess. When I picked up the mag at the newsstand in Penn Station (where there are plenty of copies guys) a subscription ad fell out advertising a FULL YEAR of SI and a full year of Entertainment magazine for the low price of $39. That’s TWO subscriptions for $39. I didn’t bite on it but that’s a pretty good deal. They also are selling 56 issues for $0.70 an issue. I don’t know how they are staying in business offering those subscription prices. $4.99 an issue was steep but I paid it to get my Yankees.

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