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Pitching matchups vs. White Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 30, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Friday
LHP Andy Pettitte (3-0, 1.29)
vs.
RHP Freddy Garcia (0-2, 5.82)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Saturday
RHP Javier Vazquez (1-3, 9.00)
vs.
LHP John Danks (3-0, 1.55)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

Sunday
RHP Phil Hughes (2-0, 2.00)
vs.
LHP Mark Buehrle (2-3, 4.68)
1:05 p.m., YES Network

In case you don’t know, that’s an Associated Press shot of Pettitte, who’s been outstanding this season.

 
 

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187 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. White Sox”

  1. Laura - My Pretend Boyfriend plays for BAL April 30th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    We better beat the crap out of the White Sox this weekend or I will not be happy. Most of my friends are Sox fans and I don’t need to hear any bragging from them.

  2. Patrick April 30th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I have a feeling Javy is going to crap all over the White Sox. He is going to make them look silly.

  3. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I guy a work with (big CWS fan) just bet me $5 this morning that Chicago wins the series.

  4. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Phil vs. Buehrle is interesting – if they play; rain is in the forecast.

    A.J. Burnett is just one of those players who is never going to engender full trust. He spent too much of his career either injured and/or underperforming considering his skill level.

    He signed a five-year contract with the Yankees, won a World Series in Year 1 and was worked heavily. That combination made me wonder if he would come back hungry and focused, or if he would come back feeling some place in his mind that it was fine to take a break. I would not have been surprised, therefore, if Burnett took one of those vacations masked as a DL stint: ?Yeah, I know you can?t find an exact injury, but boy does my back hurt.?

    But Burnett said something in spring training that really struck me. He explained that it was ridiculous and unacceptable that a pitcher with his skill had managed just to win 100 games overall and be just 100-85 for a decade-long career. He sounded not like a con man, but like a talented pitcher who maybe had a light go on about maximizing that talent.

    He is 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA this season. But maybe we should take a step back now and notice that Burnett is actually 34-19 with a 3.94 ERA since the beginning of the 2008 season. So he is 15 games over .500 for that period in a career in which he is just 18 over. More important, the once fragile Burnett has made 72 regular-season starts in that period. Only three pitchers have made more: Detroit?s Justin Verlander and Atlanta?s Derek Lowe, who have 73 each, and his teammate, CC Sabathia, who has 74.

    Let?s face it, no one is going to trust Burnett in the same way they trust a true workhorse ace such as Sabathia. But this is not a one-year trend any more. Burnett has been making all of his starts regular since the beginning of the 2008 season.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/hardba…U8k7FXbtWIUmML

  5. Laura - My Pretend Boyfriend plays for BAL April 30th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    “I guy a work with (big CWS fan) just bet me $5 this morning that Chicago wins the series.”

    Did you ask him if he’d looked at the CWS lineup? :P

  6. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Oops, the Phil/Buerhle comment is mine; the rest is Joel Sherman’s.

    I said last year that AJ is just like any other pitcher in terms of health, but people keep waiting for him to fall apart. He’s becoming a very reliable innings-eater for us….and I hope he continues to prove people wrong about him.

  7. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Oops, the Phil/Buerhle comment is mine; the rest is Joel Sherman’s.

    I said last year that AJ is just like any other pitcher in terms of health, but people keep waiting for him to fall apart. He’s becoming a very reliable innings-eater for us….and I hope he continues to prove people wrong about him.

  8. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Laura – My Pretend Boyfriend plays for BAL April 30th, 2010 at 11:38 am
    ?I guy a work with (big CWS fan) just bet me $5 this morning that Chicago wins the series.?

    Did you ask him if he?d looked at the CWS lineup?

    *********************
    LOL

    I very happily took the bet. ;)

  9. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Friday
    LHP Andy Pettitte (3-0, 1.29)
    vs.
    RHP Freddy Garcia (0-2, 5.82)
    7:05 p.m., YES Network

    Saturday
    RHP Javier Vazquez (1-3, 9.00)
    vs.
    LHP John Danks (3-0, 1.55)
    1:05 p.m., YES Network

    Sunday
    RHP Phil Hughes (2-0, 2.00)
    vs.
    LHP Mark Buehrle (2-3, 4.68)
    1:05 p.m., YES Network

    Two out of 3 would be great. 3 wins would be amazing

  10. Patrick April 30th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Good stuff Betsy.

    It’s true, despite A.J.’s great pitching this year I still don’t trust him out there. I think most fans are thinking that he could blow up at any moment and give up 6 runs in an inning.

    However, the more he uses that 2-seam fastball, the more trust I have in him. That’s a great pitch he can go to that will keep the ball on the ground and limit the damage. It’s obvious at this point that he has complete confidence in the pitch. Now if he can work in the change-up some more he’ll be a legitimate 4 pitch pitcher which is pretty astounding.

  11. MTU (aka GBURL) April 30th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Does anyone know if WGN is televising tonite’s game ?

    I don’t get YES and would rather watch the game on the big screen instead of the computer.

    They say something about WCIU.

    Is that the same as WGN ?

    Thanks.

  12. pat April 30th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Good read. First extensive interview Ed Whitson has given to a NY reporter….

    “It’s like working in an office and your boss comes in and says, ‘You suck,’ after you’ve tried your best,” Whitson said. “Now multiply that by 50,000 bosses, all of them telling you that you suck, and imagine what that feels like.

    “You feel like everybody’s against you, and sometimes you just want to quit. But you can’t ever quit.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5149683

  13. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Patrick, I don’t feel that way about AJ – I guess I just accept that many fans do. I thought the point of the blog was about AJ’s innings pitched; IMO, there is no reason to be concerned about him anymore. I believed him in his press conference when he said he learned from Doc how to take care of himself and nothing has changed for me.

  14. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Favre is back in the news. Now Pedro Gomez, can come out of witness protection program. ESPN will start a Favre Chan called ESPNFAVRE.

  15. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    MTU

    WGN is showing the Cubs tonight.

  16. Laura - My Pretend Boyfriend plays for BAL April 30th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I have to watch the Chicago feed and listen to that baffoon Hawk Harrelson for 3 days. Ugh!

  17. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) April 30th, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Does anyone know if WGN is televising tonite’s game ?

    I don’t get YES and would rather watch the game on the big screen instead of the computer.

    They say something about WCIU.

    Is that the same as WGN ?

    Thanks.
    _____________________________________________________________

    WGN has the Cubs on today…

    TBS will have the Yankees on Sunday featuring Ron O my Darling you are the worst.

  18. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) April 30th, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Does anyone know if WGN is televising tonite?s game ?

    I don?t get YES and would rather watch the game on the big screen instead of the computer.

    They say something about WCIU.

    Is that the same as WGN ?

    *********************
    MTU, I think WGN has the Cubs tonight.

    Really not looking forward to having to listen to Hawk. :(

  19. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Laura – My Pretend Boyfriend plays for BAL April 30th, 2010 at 11:45 am
    I have to watch the Chicago feed and listen to that baffoon Hawk Harrelson for 3 days. Ugh!

    ********************
    My thoughts exactly.

  20. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    MTU
    Sorry WGN is showing the Cubs Saturday afternoon. Don’t know what I was looking at.

  21. DB April 30th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    MTU,
    If you own a PS3, you can get the MLB.TV package piped through it to your TV in HD.

  22. Macfan April 30th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I don’t care to hear anymore excuses, it would behoove Vazquez to come out and put up a solid start, especially against the White Sox and Ozzie Guillen who thought little of Vazquez’s guts to come up big.

    When you look at our rotation Vazquez is like a sore thumb sticking out

    CC Sabathia – 3-1 – 3.12 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 12 ER

    A.J. Burnett – 3-0 – 2.43 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 9 ER

    Andy Pettitte – 3-0 – 1.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 4 ER

    Phil Hughes – 2-0 – 2.00 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 4 ER

    then we have

    Javier Vazquez – 1-3 – 9.00 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 20 ER, Ugh

  23. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    i hope wgn shows the saturday game. im in dc and the comcast mlb package blacks out saturday day games because of fox. but they wont block wgn.

    on paper javy vs. danks looks awful for us. im going to hold hope for the best.

  24. Tripps78 April 30th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    If 4 out of 5 starting pitchers are rolling and one guy is struggling, that’s not bad at all.

    I dont worry about Vazquez. Maybe after another 10 starts then it would concerning but right now its just 4 bad starts.

  25. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 30th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    This schedule is ridiculous. We’ve played 15/21 on the road already – soon to be 21/27?

    I smell a conspiracy! Clearly, the schedule makers start us out on the road to try and bury us early. Last laugh will be on them though…we’ve come through this portion of our schedule with playing at a .667 clip.

    I have seen over and over posted here things that boil down to “we haven’t really played well”. That’s not really true. Our defense has been absolutely great. Our starting pitching has been OUTSTANDING, three Javy starts notwithstanding. Cano looks like a man on a mission. Posada and Gardner have been great too.

    We’re just hoping all that stays together as the bullpen calms down and ARod / Tex begin to hit. If it does, this team is going to be an unstoppable juggernaut.

    14-7 against the best teams in the league, mostly on the road. When was the last time we didn’t have to dig out of an April hole? Feels like we have to do that every season.

  26. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 30th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    pat April 30th, 2010 at 11:42 am
    Good read. First extensive interview Ed Whitson has given to a NY reporter….

    “It’s like working in an office and your boss comes in and says, ‘You suck,’ after you’ve tried your best,” Whitson said. “Now multiply that by 50,000 bosses, all of them telling you that you suck, and imagine what that feels like.

    “You feel like everybody’s against you, and sometimes you just want to quit. But you can’t ever quit.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-…..id=5149683
    =====

    “Fans” went even further than this. I believe people drove by Whitson’s house and harrased him.

  27. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Great info Betsy! Thanks!

  28. champ809 April 30th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Cano is hitting .407 with 8 hrs and slugging .790 for the month of April…

    In the last 20yrs the only other player to hit over .400 with 8 or more homers for the month of April was none other than Barry Bonds.

    Cano is Bondsesque right now!

    good stuff.

    Would anybody be surprised if he took Garcia deep a couple of times tonight.

  29. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    MTU, why don’t you go to Best Buy or Wal-Mart’s and by an S-Cable for about $25 and connect your computer to the TV? It takes about 5 minutes to hook it up.

  30. austinmac April 30th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Can one watch mlb.com games on an i-pad even though it does not have a flash player?

  31. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Good Afternoon GB!

  32. Macfan April 30th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    “GGBG (50 SB’s for me!) April 30th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    This schedule is ridiculous. We’ve played 15/21 on the road already – soon to be 21/27?

    I smell a conspiracy! Clearly, the schedule makers start us out on the road to try and bury us early. Last laugh will be on them though…we’ve come through this portion of our schedule with playing at a .667 clip.

    14-7 against the best teams in the league, mostly on the road. When was the last time we didn’t have to dig out of an April hole? Feels like we have to do that every season.”

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

    Coming through this stretch with a winning record is pretty good, considering Tex has been invisible, Arod has been mediocre and the lineup has really not clicked and gotten on an extended role the way for example Tampa Bay has been hitting early on.

    But baseball is about streaks and nothing lasts forever, Arod and TEx will start hitting, thank goodness for Tex today is the last day of April. Woohoo.

    Last April he had .200 AVG, .367 OBP, .371 SLG, .738 OPS, 3 HR, 10 RBI

    This April he has .139 AVG, .292 OBP, .266 SLG, .557 OPS, 2 HR, 9 RBI

    Last May he had .330 AVG, .391 OBP, .748 SLG, 1.138 OPS, 13 HR, 34 RBI

    This May is upon us and Teixeira is about to collect the rent due by the baseball Gods and Law of Averages. :)

  33. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the Ed Whitson int. I’ll read that later on.

    So is the weather forecast calling for rain in The Bronx today???

  34. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Afternoon, Ray. How are things out your way?

  35. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I know im obsessed but anyone else care that Jete passed The Hawk and tied Jr. with 2775 hits last night.

    When are we going to start the clock?

    http://yankeesvoice.blogspot.c.....-2775.html

  36. Macfan April 30th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    “# champ809 April 30th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Cano is hitting .407 with 8 hrs and slugging .790 for the month of April…

    In the last 20yrs the only other player to hit over .400 with 8 or more homers for the month of April was none other than Barry Bonds.

    Cano is Bondsesque right now!

    good stuff.

    Would anybody be surprised if he took Garcia deep a couple of times tonight.”

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

    I Wouldn’t be averted to it if he did, :)

    Would love to see Robbie win the batting title, but long, long, long way to go, but it was mentioned in the past that one day he would, could it be the time is upon us. :)

  37. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    The countdown on the Jeter-Meter Hit Clock starts at 2999.

  38. G. Love April 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Brett Gardner is hitting .306 with a .380 on base percentage and already has 9 steals out of the 9 spot. In his “part time” play, he already has more runs scored than Granderson.

    What a complete failure he’s been, eh?

  39. Tom B - CitiField Pulled-pork sandwich > YS Pulled-pork sandwich :( April 30th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    austinmac – mlb.com doesn’t use flash it uses silverlight iirc

  40. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Ray, you’re welcome!

  41. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 30th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    According to WSJ, David Biderman article: Are the Yankees truly the most-despised ball club?
    He list the shocking results !!

    The 10 most despised teams in baseball by rank.

    1 Indians
    2 Bosux
    3 Reds
    4 Astros
    5 Yankees
    6 Nationals
    7 Wht sox
    8 Orioles
    9 NYM
    10 LAD

    The study done by using an algorithm designed by Nielsen Co (the ratings experts) measures positive and negative reactions on the internet.

  42. Tom B - The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Frank & Beans – might as well wait until next year to start counting since it’s essentially certain he will get his 3000th hit in 2011.

  43. pat April 30th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    ““Fans” went even further than this. I believe people drove by Whitson’s house and harrased him.”

    Put tacks under his car tires in his driveway and got death threats phoned to him.

    Can’t imagine people going through life that perspectively challenged.

  44. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 30th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    “”"Let?s face it, no one is going to trust Burnett in the same way they trust a true workhorse ace such as Sabathia. But this is not a one-year trend any more. Burnett has been making all of his starts regular since the beginning of the 2008 season. “”"”

    Now SJ would disagree because he is always right and I’m wrong, but I think AJ was motivated in 2008 since it was a contract year, hit the big time playing in a true baseball town and stepped it up in 2009. In 2010, he realized that he is with the best team/org, and he has talent among the best. He’s going to use that as motivation for the remaining 4 years to make his mark in NYC and baseball.

  45. Tom B - The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Damon enjoy 27….think 28 – That Neilsen study was found to be false, it has nothing to do with “most-hated” or anything like that. They took polls of how fans thought their teams were doing this year so far, hence Cleveland and Houston being way up on the list.

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

  46. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    The countdown on the Jeter-Meter Hit Clock starts at 2999.

    _________________________________________________

    Wow you are telling me that we give more importance to a hallow homerun list, that includes some guys that had no business being there?

    Atleast start the Clock at 2800. Since Jeter broke the All-time hit record for a SS, He has 110 hits that was since, Aug 2009. Its not crazy to assume he gets to 3000 in may or earlier.

  47. SJ44 April 30th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Pat,

    We have them now with Vazquez.

    There is always an element of every fan base that borders on the dilusional.

    In Whitson’s case, it crossed over to criminal behavior.

    Hopefully, the whack jobs that hate Vazquez don’t crossover to that level of behavior.

  48. Bronx Jeers April 30th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Jeter’s got 44 guys in front of him on the all time hit list.

    Of those 44, only Baines, Biggio, Bonds, Palmiero and of course Pete Rose are not in the HOF.

    Behind Jeter on the all time-active list are Pudge, Omar Vizquel and then A-Rod.

  49. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I’ll start Jeter’s clock with 1 hit to go, just like I’ll start Rodriguez’ home run clock with 1 homer to go.

  50. Jerkface April 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Two things:

    - Randy L has been talking about Cervelli’s minor league workload, he was scheduled to be the full time AA catcher before he got taken out in spring training. Injuries have held him back from full play time. He caught more games than Montero or Romine did in the minors, but he didn’t have the bat to sit at DH.

    - I will be at the game on Sunday, hoping for a Hughes no no to compliment my CC 1 hitter i attended

  51. austinmac April 30th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Tom B–Thanks. I knew one of you smart people would know.

  52. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Tom B – The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Frank & Beans – might as well wait until next year to start counting since it’s essentially certain he will get his 3000th hit in 2011.

    __________________________________________

    I agree, im the minority on this but we should celebrate Jeter while we have him on the club. Afew years from now we will miss him!

  53. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    If Javy doesn’t improve and he gets even a sniff of the Whitson treatment, I don’t see how he makes it here……and it would not reflect badly on Javy, it would reflect badly on Yankee fans.

  54. JohnC April 30th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Sunday its supposed to rain only in the morning. Will clear up by aftenoon so they should play SUnday as well.

  55. murphydog April 30th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    ““Fans” went even further than this. I believe people drove by Whitson’s house and harrased him.”

    Put tacks under his car tires in his driveway and got death threats phoned to him.

    Can’t imagine people going through life that perspectively challenged.”

    You ought to meet some of my clients.

  56. MTU (aka GBURL) April 30th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    For all of you who responded to my question.

    Thanks.

  57. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Too many things can happen before Jeter gets to 3,000. Alomar and Griffey were sure bets. How did that work out? Remember that Clemente made it on his last ML at bat.

  58. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    SJ, do you think that Javy is going to be worth 10 million for this season?

  59. 86w183 April 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    The Jeter countdown to 3,000 should start opening day next year. He’s not going to get there this season so it would be pointless to start a countdown that will be frozen Nov-Mar.

    Who cares about Ed Whitson?

    14-7 with 15 of 21 on the road is a helluva start. Especially considering Tex and NJ have been worse than awful and Alex hasn’t done much.

    I think Saturday is really important for Vazquez. He’s had two decent starts through five innings and needs to show that to the home folks.

  60. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Re: Burnett/Pettitte

    I think its high unlikely that both Pettitte and Burnett make it through a full season without a DL stint for the second year in a row. The laws of probability are just against that.

    Hopefully whenever either one of them does hit the DL, it will not be serious and will not be for an extended amount of time. When that does happen, the Sergrio Mitre’es and Alfered Aceves’es of the world will have to pick it up.

    Essentially, its bound to happen, but hopefully it won’t be too damaging when it does.

  61. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Guess The Line Up is now Open for Business.

    I will take lineups until 3 p.m. or until one is posted here or on Twitter.

    Good luck.

    :)

  62. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    GB
    The weather is great and a weekend is almost here. I look forward to seeing some Yankee wins this weekend. When the Yankees do get home, they will be awesome! LOL! (And tired)

  63. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Javy needs to pitch well on Saturday. I don’t think his spot in the rotation is in jeopardy. What he needs is a boost to his confidence and a good performance in front of the fans.
    We all want him to do well. No better time then on Sat vs the white sox.

  64. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Yes, Vazquez will be worth the 10 million. At the very least he will give us 200 innings, which takes a lot of wear and tear off the rest of the pitching staff. The only concern I have is that he is injured, because his breaking pitches look flat and his fastball looks way off. I watched him a lot last year and his “stuff” looked completely different.

    Considering how awful Vazquez has been too, he can pretty much only get better.

  65. justsaying April 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Really loving the match up between Javy and Danks. :roll:

    I know its early in the season, but I wonder how much Cashman likes that deal now. I have a feeling he is feeling some buyers remorse.

  66. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    Too many things can happen before Jeter gets to 3,000. Alomar and Griffey were sure bets. How did that work out? Remember that Clemente made it on his last ML at bat.
    _________________________________________________________________

    Ok I will shut up for now,….. For Now!

  67. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Sugar Shane will win Saturday.. Anyone dissagree?

  68. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    why would Cash be feeling buyers remorse.
    some players get off to HOT starts(Cano) and other players get off to very slow starts(Tex, Johnson and Javy).
    no need to push the panic button.
    not necessary to send Javy to the bullpen just yet.

  69. Bronx Jeers April 30th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I think MLB security is a heck of a lot tighter than it was in the 80′s.

    I remember night games where if the players didn’t make out of the clubhouse by a certain time, they were basically on their own for that 30-odd yard walk to the paring lot.

  70. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 30th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/0.....?icid=main|main|dl5|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fanhouse.com%2F2010%2F04%2F25%2Fjustin-marchese-defers-baseball-dream-goes-to-hell-and-back-f%2F

    “Justin Marchese Defers Baseball Dream, Goes to ‘Hell and Back’ for Country”

    Nice story here.

  71. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 30th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    “”"Javy needs to pitch well on Saturday. I don’t think his spot in the rotation is in jeopardy. What he needs is a boost to his confidence and a good performance in front of the fans.
    We all want him to do well. No better time then on Sat vs the white sox.”"”

    I hope you’re right. He has the fourth starter’s position. The pressure is off of him yet he has pitched like a dud. He will do ok in the middle of the season but come playoff time, he better be used for mop up duty.

  72. SJ44 April 30th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    He’s worth it because someone is paying him that money.

    That’s always a foolish argument.

    The guy has a track record of being a good pitcher. Four starts doesn’t change that anywhere but with a few upset Yankee fans and some media members who want to stoke the fire.

    What a player makes has no impact in what they do on the field. Its just about making pitches and doing your job.

  73. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Frank & Beans-

    I disagree. Mayweather will win UD on points. Don’t let the Margarito fight full you, Mosley got beat to the punch by Miguel Cotto, who got beat to the punch by Pac. Mayweather is faster then all of them.

    PS… I met Mayweather twice. He is a really, really nice person. They “money” persona is all an act to sell tickets.

  74. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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

    Thanks Doreen!

  75. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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

  76. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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

    Thanks :)

  77. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Ray, glad your weather is great. It’s been great here in the Coastal Empire, too.

    I’m not sure which lunatic set up this schedule, but, it’s like nothing that i’ve ever seen before. Opening and closing the season in Boston, 21-27 on the road, playing 2 different 3 game series in Boston within a month before they ever play in NY.

    At least when this silliness is over, they should have some long home stretches, so, if they play in Yankee Stadium this year like they did last year, it’ll be a long year for the AL. One thing that they need to do is play better in the Inter-League games. Had the played better last seaon, they would have been close to 110 games.

  78. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    lineup:

    ss jeter
    dh nj
    1b tex
    3b alex
    2b cano
    RF Swish
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

    Some may have posada back today but i figure why rush it with cervelli doing the job. if they need a homer late, po will be there to ph and catch but i dont see a reason to start him when they can afford the extra days to recover.

  79. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

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

  80. Frank & Beans April 30th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Frank & Beans-

    I disagree. Mayweather will win UD on points. Don’t let the Margarito fight full you, Mosley got beat to the punch by Miguel Cotto, who got beat to the punch by Pac. Mayweather is faster then all of them.

    PS… I met Mayweather twice. He is a really, really nice person. They “money” persona is all an act to sell tickets.
    ______________________________________________________

    Nice guys get knocked out..

    They were face to face and Mosley looked more focused.

    Mayweather was not looking directly in his eyes.

    It will be a classic fight I might even pay to see it,,, instead of going to a friends and mooch off his payperview.

  81. m April 30th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I trust AJ to be a workhorse. That was just a ridiculous comment.

    Doreen, Laura, et al.

    Enjoying your back and forth on the iPad (agree, not a good name). In the Date Night movie they used it to download a file from a flash drive, so I guess it’s different in that sense, too.

    Oldest daughter was just telling me a story the other day when I mentioned how unwieldy it looks. She said she saw a very tall (basketball tall) guy and he had his iPad. He was navigating through his music (like you would on an iTouch or iPhone) and she thought it was just the funniest thing. Like an iTouch for a Giant. Anyway, she said it did look ridiculous.

    So, if you get one, Doreen, I’d recommend you leave it at home when you go out. :)

  82. tex's friend April 30th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    well it seems most of us agree on tonight’s lineup.

  83. Mike_Boston April 30th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Teix 1B
    Arod3B
    Cano 2B
    GrandyCF
    Swish RF
    Cervelli C
    Gardy LF

  84. JohnnyB April 30th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Sugar Shane will win Saturday.. Anyone dissagree?

    I disagree. But I wouldn’t bet against either Shane or Floyd in this one; just a good one to watch!

  85. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Do yourself a favor and mooch off your friends pay per view.

  86. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    M, I guess Joel Sherman likes to speak for all Yankee fans………he doesn’t speak for me.

  87. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Well if your talking about putting money down, Shane is at 4-1 odds, and is the epitome of a “live” underdog. Like I said, I don’t think he will win, but at those odds its not a bad idea to throw some cash on him.

  88. vectorious April 30th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    mostly unrelated but I don’t know where you guys are checking your weather forecasts…it’s going to be 70+ and sunny the whole weekend. Sunday calls for an “isolated’ thunderstorm – hardly “rain in the forecast”. there will be no postponements this weekend.

  89. Melkman is in Hotlanta April 30th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    “He’s worth it because someone is paying him that money.”

    Scott Boras would agree.

  90. pat April 30th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    murphy

    People who know me consider me in the upper eschelon of empathetic people but on occasion I’ve been known to ask “What the hell were you thinking?”.

    I would imagine fighting back that urge would be tough in your line of work but the answers you’ve probably heard to that question would make for a good book. :wink:

  91. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    The schedule almost looks contrived against the Yanks. LOL! When you look at how RSox & Tampa were set up to win early against weak teams & RSox getting the Yanks early which usually favors them. They must be sulking in the MLB palace! Another plan gone awry.

    I am glad the weather is great down there. I am going to have to get down that way sometime. When I do I will try & look you up.

  92. NYY626 - Go Andy!! April 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    SS – Jetes
    DH – NJ
    1B – Tex
    3B – Alex
    2B – CANOOOO
    RF – Swish
    LF – Granderson
    C – Cisco
    LF – GGBG

    And on the mound, Andrew Eugene Pettitte &hearts

    Thanks Doreen!

  93. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Boxing has about as much appeal to me as basketball. absolutely none. There are no real talents in boxing…no heavyweights or middleweights, no welterweights and anybody that can copy the alphabet now has a title.

  94. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

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

  95. m April 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Yeah, I see a lot of cut & pasting going on.

    Hey, S.O.S, your Spoors did great. Did you see that loser Cuban’s sore loser comments? Said he’s proud of his players, but not proud of the NBA. :roll:

  96. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Well, go tell News 12 LI then, because per that channel, there are going to be scattered thundershowers in the area on Sunday.

  97. Fran (the original) April 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Doreen,

    I’ll play.

    Derek SS
    Nick DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Robbie 2B
    Swisher RF
    Curtis CF
    Cervelli C
    Gardner LF

    Thanks for hosting :)

  98. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds great, Ray. Check the schedule and find a time after June when Charleston plays in savannah. Grayson stadium is a great place to watch a game.

  99. upstate kate April 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Doreen

    SS Jeet
    DH NJ
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Mr MVP Robbie
    CF Granderson
    RF Swish
    C Cisco Kid
    LF GGBG

    thanks

  100. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Erica
    I thought about adding Winn since he is hitting .385 against Garcia but I chickened out when I saw LHP the next 2 days. I almost took Gardy out. I couldn’t see Joe G taking out Granderson with Posada out too against a RHP. Good-Luck!

  101. Tom B - The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    GB – sounds like you haven’t watched boxing in a while…

  102. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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

    Thanks

  103. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Fran-

    I clearly have issues today. I looked at your line up and it took me two minutes to figure out who Curtis is. I had two thoughts 1) Does she know Chad Curtis is no longer with the team? 2) Did they call someone up. LOL

  104. Tom B - The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Betsy – getting your weather from news12 is almost like asking “hi, what’s the wrong weather?”

    http://www.noaa.gov is the only place anyone should check weather IMO.
    Sunday no rain til after 3 = plenty of baseball.

  105. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Erica
    I thought about adding Winn since he is hitting .385 against Garcia but I chickened out when I saw LHP the next 2 days. I almost took Gardy out. I couldn?t see Joe G taking out Granderson with Posada out too against a RHP. Good-Luck!
    *************

    Crap-
    I didn’t plan ahead. I only looked at the match up. We’ll see if my gamble pays off.

  106. murphydog April 30th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Justin Marchese could have been a character in “The Best Years of our Lives,” one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/

    Every year around Memorial Day weekend there are veterans standing outside shopping malls and supermarkets selling those little red poppies. Buy one and thank the old soldier or sailor or marine. Find “In Flanders Field” and give it a quick read and think of kids like Justin Marchese.

  107. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I will do GB! I’m not sure where I’ll be! LOL!

  108. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Erica
    With Joe G we never know! LOL!

  109. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) April 30th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Tom, I’m glad to hear it. Saturday is going to be in the mid-80′s…

  110. randy l. April 30th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    jerkface-

    that makes sense about other catchers dhing when they weren’t catching.

    cervelli has only had 708 at bats in 5 years in the minors. so i was hoping that someone who follows the minors could explain the low number of at bats because it seemed such an anomaly .

  111. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    m -

    Cute anecdote from your daughter. It must have looked very silly. :)

  112. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Tom B – The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    GB – sounds like you haven’t watched boxing in a while…

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    When boxing finds another Ali, Frazier, Leonard, Hearns, Robinson or Marciano, let me know. 90% of these guys couldn’t beat Chuck Wepner (The Bayonne Bleeder) or Jerry Quarrey.

  113. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Yea GB sounds like you haven’t watched boxing in a while. Not to mention that you are throwing out names from different weight divisions and from different eras of boxing that cover about 50 years. Not a proper comparison at all to just cherry pick names over a half a decade of prize fighting.

    The one area of boxing that is lacking is heavyweight talent, because the best athletes that would have been heavyweight champs are linebackers in the NFL.

  114. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I have the folllowing people for GTLU so far:

    RayVT
    Frank & Beans
    Erin
    tex’s friend
    Erica
    Mike_Boston
    NYY626
    Warning Track Power
    Fran (the original)
    upstate kate
    Phil Columbus

  115. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Not to mention that either of the Klitschko brothers, who I am not of fan of but will just be honest about it, would CRUSH Chuck Wepner and Jerry Quarrey within 6 rounds.

  116. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Didn’t they used to put the important boxing matches on free television? It was an event. I don’t really like the idea of boxing, but I loved the drama of it, the theater of it. That’s what you don’t see, really, anymore. No real characters – or none that are larger than life. Ali, Frazier, that era – people looked forward to it, made plans to watch together.

  117. G. Love April 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Just so we’re clear, Tex is basically going to go 5 for 5 tomorrow with 3 HR’s and 15 RBI, correct?

    I’m really excited for this series this weekend.

    Really pulling for Javy to come out dealing tomorrow. If he gets on a roll, and I believe he will, our starting pitching will be devastating.

    It’s amazing how well we’re doing with so many big guys in the lineup scuffling. That’s a testament to the pitching and to Cano, Gardner, Jeter, Posada and the way guys like Thames and Cervelli are thriving in their roles.

    When Arod, Granderson and Tex get hot, the rest of the league should just fold. Especially, if Cano stays hot with those 3 at the same time.

  118. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I’m not old enough for the other guys GB7 mentioned.

  119. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    So, “The Tooth” is showing his ignorance again. Those I mentioned were legitimate champions from different eras and class weights for a reason. There’s nobody fighting today that were even close to those guys. Now, do you understand, Idiot?

  120. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Where have you gone Wide World of Sports? ” The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat”

  121. 86w183 April 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Just to be different

    SS The Captain
    DH Swisheroo
    1B Teixiera
    3B Mr. 585
    2B MVP of April
    CF The former Tiger
    RF Randy “am I really in the lineup” Winn
    C Cisco
    LF Gritty, gutty

    Thanx Doreen

  122. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    G. Love April 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Just so we?re clear, Tex is basically going to go 5 for 5 tomorrow with 3 HR?s and 15 RBI, correct?

    *********************
    It’s May 1st tomorrow so that means he has to. ;)

  123. upstate kate April 30th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    It is also amazing how well the Yankees are doing given the amount of away games, the west coast trip, and playing, except for Baltimore, tough teams. The schedule gets easier from here.

  124. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    HAHA Hey IDIOT (back to name calling because you know you are wrong again)

    If you dont think Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, or Floyd Mayweather are some of the greatest champions of all time, you not only are you an idiot, you are ignorant!

  125. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    I’m not old enough for the other guys GB7 mentioned.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    These guys fought in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 89s, Doreen. All legitimate champions. Not made up champions of the Alphabet Soup of pro boxing. Everyone knew who was who. Today, they don’t even know the names. Back then, the trainers were better known than the boxers are today. Boxing has become as “entertaining” as rasslin’.

  126. daverave April 30th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Only one more day of April Teix!

  127. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    right, Floyd Mayweather is making $40 million a fight but NO ONE knows he is.

  128. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    HAHA Hey IDIOT (back to name calling because you know you are wrong again)

    If you dont think Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, or Floyd Mayweather are some of the greatest champions of all time, you not only are you an idiot, you are ignorant!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    trolls don’t deserve anything better than scorn and name calling.

  129. Rishi April 30th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Matt (DC)

    Do you think Robinson Cano can keep this power and consistency up this season?

    Jayson Stark (1:07 PM)

    I’m all in. The only thing keeping Robinson Cano from having this kind of year in the past was that he didn’t seem to grasp the kind of day-to-day commitment you need in baseball to get the most out of your talent. I get the sense he’s turned that corner now. And if he has, he’s as talented as any middle infielder alive.

  130. 86w183 April 30th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    GB 7 —

    I agree boxing has faded dramatically due largely to the absence of a legitimate oversight/governing body. But Pacquiao, Mayweather and Mosely would be great fighters in any era.

    Modern heavyweights are a joke… Leon Spinks could have held the title for five years in this era.

  131. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    AH yes, back to calling me a “troll.”

    I am not exactly sure what a “troll” is, but let me try and brake it down.
    Whenever I post something you agree with, I am a normal poster. But whenever I post something you disagree with, and then bring up points why you are wrong, I am a “troll.”

    Interesting.

  132. Abe Peterham April 30th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Gtlu in da house!

    ss Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Tex
    3B Arod
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    lf Gardner

    LF gritty g Gardner

  133. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    The Truth -

    Only boxing afficionados know the participants today. Years ago, everyone knew these guys, even girls, like me. Boxing doesn’t command the same audience anymore. It really doesn’t. When I see coverage of an upcoming match buried in the sports pages, I’m truly taken by surprise.

    Not saying these guys today aren’t good, because I wouldn’t know. And that’s really the point.

  134. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Mayweather and Mosley aren’t much better than Spinks or Buster Douglas. I wouldn’t watch a pro fight for free, much less pay to see it. Olympic and Golden Gloves are much better, until they turn pro and then they turn to slugs.

  135. Tom B - The Phranchise Starts in 2010 April 30th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    GB – don’t assume that because you don’t know the names, everyone doesn’t. Boxing used to be one of the premier sporting events, but it has fallen back in society to an also-ran. If all you ever expect to see is the greatest boxers EVER, then you should expect to be constantly disappointed.

    Comparing any athlete 50 years ago to athletes today is just a bad joke.

  136. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    “Mayweather and Mosley aren’t much better than Spinks or Buster Douglas.”

    You said enough right there. Clearly you know absolutely nothing about boxing.

  137. Phil Columbus April 30th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    86w183

    Boxing lost it when the promoters became bigger than the game. It’s too bad because a big boxing match could hold your attention for a few weeks.

  138. Erin April 30th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Joba_62 Home sweet home, nothing better! Excited to be back playing at the stadium!

  139. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Here’s my GTLU:

    SS Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Cano
    CF Granderson
    RF Swish
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

  140. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Washington just added an arm to their ML roster…a big name and 1st round pick from the 2009 draft.

    Drew Storen has been recalled from AA.

  141. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Tyson would murder everyone mentioned. I mean that literally. He would actually kill everyone before the date of the event

  142. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    A.J. was dealing last night. I remember one of his fastballs was clocked at 97. NICE!!!
    I know his curve still needs some work, but when he can locate the fastball to both sides of the plate, we get results like last night.
    I had a good feeling Mo would pitch the 9th. He just needed to get some work in.

  143. Dave F April 30th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    GTLU,

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

    Thanks Doreen, :)

  144. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Tyson would bite off their noses as ear are so retro!

  145. champ809 April 30th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    GTLU

    SS Jeet
    DH Nick tha Stick
    1B Tex
    3B ARod
    2B THA MVP Robbie
    RF Swishie
    CF Grandy
    C Vells
    LF Gritty

    this is a winner

  146. m April 30th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I hate boxing with a passion, but I can appreciate its deep, long history.

    And I really hate that MMA has pushed boxing to the brink of irrelevancy. Something’s just not right about that.

  147. Patrick from CT April 30th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Doreen,
    You should have lots of winners today.
    SS Jeter
    DH Johnson
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

  148. sevrox April 30th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

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

  149. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    m-

    Was there a reason why last night you said “Good night Erica :evil: “??

    I don’t recall doing anything particuarly evil????????

  150. Patrick from CT April 30th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Look for the Yankees to score early and often tonight.
    Andy with another quality start of 6.2 innings to get his 4th win.

  151. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Patrick from CT -

    There’s either going to be a lot of winners or just one. :)

  152. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    So now it’s ok to ask Halle Berry’s number??

    Anyway..This is my lineup for today:

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

    Thnx Doreen

  153. m April 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Erica,

    Probably because I forget which one is :evil: and which one is :twisted:

    You did nothing wrong. I was just trying to get into your head that I’ll be say nothing good about that no good guy. ;)

  154. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Doreen-

    Was I the only person who dared to be different??? LOL

  155. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    My error. I misread the report. Storen was promoted from AA to AAA. My apologies for the mistake.

  156. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    m April 30th, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Erica,

    Probably because I forget which one is and which one is

    You did nothing wrong. I was just trying to get into your head that I?ll be say nothing good about that no good guy.

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

    Oh- as long as its an issue about MPB and not Erica.
    I was worried I somehow offended you!

  157. upstate kate April 30th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    M
    I think MMA is more popular w/ the younger guys, at least it is w/ my son and his friends. Part of the appeal for him is that it incorporates wrestling moves (real wrestling, like what he did in high school, not fake wrestling like WWE)

  158. m April 30th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Erica,

    lol, I was just trying to mess with your sweet dreams. And failed miserably.

    :twisted:

  159. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Erica -

    Nope.

    Roger (missing out on Koninginnedag) -

    Are you the same as Roger(from Amsterdam)?

  160. UnKnown April 30th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter SS
    Johnson DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Grandy CF
    Cisco C
    Gardner LF

    Let’s see what Cano can do tonight. Go bombers

  161. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Yes that’s me Doreen

  162. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks, Roger. I just want to make sure you get credited properly.

  163. RayVT April 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    Mine was different too. I have Granderson ahead of Swisher. Most have the reverse.

  164. Giuseppe Franco April 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Boxing doesn’t have that big box office draw anymore like they did with Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, George Foreman, and De La Hoya in the 80s and 90s.

    Mayweather, Pacquiao, and the Klitschko brothers are great fighters. But people don’t come out in droves to watch them fight.

    Dana White has done a remarkable job making MMA a mainstream sport. It wasn’t that long ago when the UFC was banned in most of the US.

  165. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    NYYs have a higher batting average, a lower ERA and a better fielding team than the white sox, but, they always seem to have Pettitte’s number. 4 regulars over .300, not counting Beckham’s 2-3 or Ramirez’ 1-2 with a homer. He hasn’t been overly successful in his career against the White Sox.

    http://www.baseball-reference......as=pitcher

    Other than Rodriguez and Winn, nobody does well against Garcia. I’m not ready to call this game a walk-over for Pettitte and the Yankees, just yet.

  166. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I have a feeling I’m late on this… but I found this funny:

    “In a case of mistaken identity, the bullpen coach was told “nice job pitching” by a fan before the game. Harkey, like C. C. Sabathia, the winning pitcher Wednesday night, is an imposing physical presence.”

  167. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Doreen

    Didn’t do this too often because of the time difference. But do you really keep score?Any idea what my record is?.I’m guessing 0 for 6??lol

  168. Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Cano is going to get walked probably 4 times tonight. Which means the hitter behind him needs to make the sox pay.

  169. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    UFC was insane when it was banned. There were zero rules. If you knocked the guy down you could knee him in the face all you wanted. Matches ended by knockout or tapping. That was it. No decisions.

  170. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Roger,

    You are 2 for 3.

    If you ever want to take a look at the standings, you can click on my name at any of my posts.

  171. Giuseppe Franco April 30th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    # Warning Track Power April 30th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Cano is going to get walked probably 4 times tonight. Which means the hitter behind him needs to make the sox pay.

    ———–

    When was the last time Cano walked 4 times in a game? I don’t think he ever has. Hell, he rarely walks 4 times in a series.

    Cano is so locked in right now that he’s not giving anyone a chance to walk him. If anything is close, he’s letting it rip and lining rockets all over the yard.

  172. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Roger-

    You can click on the link of Doreen’s name and see the GTLU standings.

    She does tally it!

  173. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Anyone out there?

  174. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    “I’m proud of our guys, the way they kept on fighting back. I’m not so proud of the NBA. I’m not proud of my inability over the last 10 years to have the impact like I want to have, so I kind of feel like I owe fans an apology,” Cuban said. “But, that’s just the way this business goes. But congratulations to the Spurs.”

    Via ESPN.com, Mark Cuban, billionaire!!

    Refreshing to see a guy with everything in life put the blame where it truly belongs, the officiating!!

    Mark owes no apology to the fans whatsoever. He’s done more by acknowledging the referees’ bias and incompetence than many of the fans themselves :D

  175. Gardner in CF April 30th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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

  176. RL15 April 30th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Doreen,

    Here’s my lineup for today.

    SS Jeter
    DH NJ
    1B Tex
    3B ARod
    2B MVP
    RF Swisher
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF GGBG

    Just in case: MVP= Robbie Cano “Don’t ya know”

    Thank you.

  177. Judge Smails April 30th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Why do you constantly think that the referees are always out to destroy the teams you like?

  178. CR9 April 30th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I dont like the Mavericks!

    I do, however, appreciate Mark Cuban for acknowledging the referees’ impact on outcomes!

  179. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I have these people down with lineups:

    RayVT
    Frank & Beans
    Erin
    tex’s friend
    Erica
    Mike_Boston
    NYY626
    Warning Track Power
    Fran (the original)
    upstate kate
    Phil Columbus
    86w183
    Abe Peterham
    Shame Spencer
    Dave F
    champ809
    Patrick from CT
    sevrox
    Roger(Koninginnedag)
    UnKnown
    Gardner in C F
    RL15

    GTLU is open until 3. :)

  180. THE TRUTH April 30th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I agree that boxing has waned in popularity to an extent. Its really tough for me to agree that boxing is not a box office draw anymore, however, when boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather make over 30$ million per fight. Not to mention, the OLDH v. Mayweather fight set PPV records, and Mayweather v. Mosley will give that fight a run for its money in terms of PPV buys.

    I am somewhat of an MMA fan, if not for nostalgia reasons. I watched UFC 1 back in the day with my grandfather, and he died soon after. It was one of the last things we ever did together.

  181. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    2 for 3??wow!So my average is better then Cano’s..

  182. Nick in SF April 30th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Roger, back in HK? The time difference must be tough, but you could probably hire a GTLU helper from the New Territories pretty cheaply.

    I outsourced all of my guesses to a nice chap in Bangalore last season, although it turned out I was guessing cricket lineups.

    Moral: good help is hard to find.

  183. Joe from Long Island April 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Doreen –

    Jeter SS
    NJ DH
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Cano 2B
    Curtis CF
    Swish RF
    Cisco C
    Winn LF

    Andy P

  184. Bronx Born April 30th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Hey GB, MTU, Bodhi am on the final proofread at last (3 in all).

  185. Roger(missing out on Koninginnedag) April 30th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Doreen

    Just looked at you’re link.And if I haven’t said it before…you’re doing a great job with this GTLU!

  186. Rishi April 30th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    :arrow:

  187. Doreen - GTLU Standings, Updates, Calendar & Rules April 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks Roger.

    No more lineups in this thread. Thanks.


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