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Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 10, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Looks like Johnny Damon brought a little bit of New York with him to Detroit. The picture above is from his walk-off home run against the Angels on May 1. It’s Damon’s only home run of the season, but he also has 10 doubles, a .294 batting average and more walks than strikeouts. He’ll meet his old  teammates when the Yankees and Tigers begin a four-game series tonight.

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“I think it’s always good to see guys that you play with, guys that you manage,” Joe Girardi said. “That’s always a good thing. The Tigers have been playing pretty well, so we have four tough games there, but it will be good to see Johnny. I’m sure there will be some laughs.”

The Yankees will also see their former left-handed reliever Phil Coke, who’s 3-0 with a 1.76 ERA through 16 games out of the Tigers bullpen. And they’ll be facing former top prospect Austin Jackson, who’s hitting .371, getting enough hits to more than make up for his 37 strikeouts.

“We always thought he was a talented player and I had seen a lot of progress in the two spring trainings that I had seen him, 2008 and 2009,” Girardi said. “I don’t think you ever predict that someone is going to hit .370. It just doesn’t happen, but he’s played great for Detroit.”

The series will be a homecoming for Yankees left fielder Marcus Thames, but Curtis Granderson isn’t on this road trip, having stayed in New York because of his strained groin.

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  1. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Because pieing was only something AJ did……….

  2. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I can’t wait to get out of Detroit; I’m just sorry Granderson can’t make the trip.

  3. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Excellent choice Chad. Excellent :-)

  4. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Chad,

    You probably still have your sources in Scranton.

    Is there anyway you could find out why Montero has not been playing?

  5. teddy gbu May 10th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    here the pitching mathups

    Monday, May 10 Tickets Comerica Park | 7:05 PM ET
    NYY Sergio Mitre, RHP (0-0, 2.79)
    Yankees (21-9) @ DET Dontrelle Willis, LHP (1-1, 3.99)
    Tigers (17-14)

    Yankees: Mitre will slide into the Yankees rotation to make a spot start as the club pushes Andy Pettitte back to protect his left elbow inflammation. Mitre has appeared in five games this season for New York, all in relief, and is expected to be stretched out enough to throw 65 to 75 pitches against the Tigers. Mitre will be making his first career appearance against Detroit.

    Tigers: Willis goes against the Yankees for the first time since 2006. Willis has a 3.99 ERA through six appearances (five starts) thus far. The veteran left-hander pitched fairly well in his last two starts, both of which came against the Twins. He allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings in his last start. Willis fanned 12 batters over 11 1/3 innings in his two starts against Minnesota. As usual, his control will be of paramount concern for manager Jim Leyland and pitching coach Rick Knapp. The high-powered offense of the Yankees will also be a concern — New York hits lefties better than any other AL squad this year (.904 on-base plus slugging). The Minnesota Twins were no pushovers, but Monday’s start against the Yankees represents Willis’ toughest test of the season so far.

    Tuesday, May 11 Tickets Comerica Park | 7:05 PM ET
    NYY Javier Vazquez, RHP (1-3, 9.78)
    Yankees (21-9) @ DET Rick Porcello, RHP (2-3, 7.50)
    Tigers (17-14)

    Yankees: Vazquez will get another chance to figure out his issues as the Yankees continue their four-game series at Comerica Park. The Yankees pushed Vazquez back so he’d miss a start against the Red Sox in Boston, giving him time to throw two vigorous bullpen sessions and work on his mechanics. Something has to change — he was raked by the White Sox for five runs in three-plus innings on May 1 and the innings-eater hasn’t completed the sixth in any of his starts. Vazquez is 6-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 13 career starts vs. Detroit, but has not faced them since 2008.

    Tigers: Porcello has lost three of his last four starts, giving up fewer than five earned runs just once in those outings. Most recently, he allowed five runs, three earned, in a loss to the Twins, giving up five hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings, striking out three. The right-hander is at his best at Comerica Park this season. Both of his wins have come on the Tigers’ home field, against the Angels and Indians. Porcello has faced the Yankees just once, giving up six runs on six hits and three walks. Porcello lasted just 3 2/3 that day, striking out one.

    Wednesday, May 12 Tickets Comerica Park | 7:05 PM ET
    NYY To be announced
    Yankees (21-9) @ DET Jeremy Bonderman, RHP (1-1, 5.74)
    Tigers (17-14)

    Tigers: Bonderman lucked out his last outing, when a rainstorm that blew in off Lake Erie canceled out a miserable night. Pitching with a 7-1 lead, Bonderman gave up six straight runs in the third inning of a game against the Indians at Progressive Field, ultimately being tagged for six runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. Luck factored in because, when the rain came, the teams hadn’t played five innings. When the game was later postponed, that meant that Bonderman’s stats — like those of everyone who played that night — vanished. The rough outing would have raised Bonderman’s ERA above 7. Bonderman last faced the Yankees in 2008, going 1-1 against the Bronx Bombers before ending the season on the disabled list.

    Thursday, May 13 Tickets Comerica Park | 1:05 PM ET
    NYY To be announced
    Yankees (21-9) @ DET Justin Verlander, RHP (3-2, 4.50)
    Tigers (17-14)

    Tigers: Verlander came out on fire in his last start, striking out five Indians hitters in the first two innings, and held on to pull above .500 for the season. Verlander gave up three runs on four hits and four walks over six innings, punching out nine Tribe hitters in the victory. With the win, he improved to 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts (four earned runs in 20 innings). Verlander hasn’t faced the Yankees since July 18, 2009, when he allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings, still taking the loss despite fanning six hitters. Verlander went 1-1 in two starts against the Yankees last season.

  6. teddy gbu May 10th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    from yankees.com

  7. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Will be weird to see Damon on Los Tigres, for sure. Hopefully the pitchers exercise caution with the top of their line-up; quite the precipitous drop-off after you get through the first 4-5 hitters for Detroit.

  8. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Ok, so you don?t like me, Jerkface ? big deal. I don?t know how I will go on??.

    You’re wrong, I think you’re a worrier but I certainly don’t hate you and I always like to talk a little Hughes action with you. Its just my opinion that you’d be happier if you didn’t have to get ouraged by some anonymous poster on the internet. Please, continue to go on the internet at your own peril. My point was, for example, that I hate conservative talk radio/TV because its stupid, hateful, and serves no purpose. SO I AVOID IT.

    If you can’t handle someone wishing a line drive into Lester’s head during a sporting competition, well maybe you should avoid any place where you might see or hear that.

  9. Jim May 10th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Those 3 former Yanks are excelling, especially A-Jax. Yikes

  10. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Wave,

    If that’s how you think Randy Winn is going to play then he shouldn’t be on the team. Girardi and Cashman probably don’t agree with that asessment. I don’t know who’s right or wrong but Cashman said they signed Winn as insurance against injury. That implies that he would start if one of our outfielders go down. Also, if the Yankees can stomach playing Granderson against every lefty why can’t they do the same with Winn?

    I guess it comes down to this – is Randy Winn that much worse vs lefties than Juan Miranda is? Because that’s who you’re choosing between. Thames will play vs every lefty either as DH or LF. So you have Winn LF / Thames DH or Thames LF / Miranda DH. I don’t think the difference in Winn and Miranda vs LHP is that large but I think the difference in fielding between Winn and Thames is pretty vast.

    The best way to go is simply leave Winn in LF and platoon Miranda/Thames at DH until Granderson and Johnson are back.

  11. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    What is the over/under on walks for Dontrelle tonight? 4? 5? If it’s 5 I think I still might take the over.

  12. 4 Train May 10th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Yankees didn’t leave Boston until 4:15 this morning….and arrived in Detroit at 5:45. Yikes – I hope they’ll get some sleep today.

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8889

  13. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I’m just happy Extra Innings has both game feeds-I actually get to watch YES!! This is very exciting. :)

  14. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    My point was, for example, that I hate conservative talk radio/TV because its stupid, hateful, and serves no purpose. SO I AVOID IT.

    —-

    Shutup it’s awesome

  15. Laura May 10th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    So they stole our pie celebration theme? DET has no originality.

  16. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Jerkface, I try to ignore those types of things and generally succeed, but last night it was awful. Ray (Sox fan) came on and I didn’t want him to think that we were agreeing with Jake by not responding to him.

  17. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Shutup it?s awesome

    Ok I avoid it except for when its so bad its good. Kind of like this blog when a troll comes in and everyone goes crazy!!

  18. Patrick May 10th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Wait you mean you didn’t want to crack Lester’s head? Some Yankee fan you are.

  19. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos May 10th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Final comment before i actually leave my house – :

    “Everything I know I learned in kindergarten” – or something to that effect.

    I tell my daughter all the time, you do not have to like everyone, but you should try to get along with everyone and treat people with kindness and respect whether or not you actually would want to be friends with them. Try to ignore what you don’t like (unless it’s hurtful, of course, either emotionally or physically).

    Basically, play nice.

    We all cross the line at some point; we all have our boiling points. But if you’ve first established a rapport, a decent reputation, people will understand the frustration as a “bad day” and move on and allow you to move on.

    And as far as thinking this forum is “ours” – well, many of us have been here a long time and have established a community of sorts. Technically this is not our forum, but I would suggest that to some extent if the people who participate here regularly didn’t mostly get along, and have some intellilngent discussion while allowing each other the latitude to discuss silly topics like 60s tv on slow nights, this place would not be thriving today.

    And now, I’m really gone. Till later, :)

  20. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Ray (Sox fan) came on and I didn?t want him to think that we were agreeing with Jake by not responding to him.

    Why would Ray, someone with whom I’m sure you’re all very friendly with, think you’re implicitly agreeing with someone by ignoring him?

  21. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Detroit is my pick to win the AL central. I hope they (esp Johnny, Coke, Ajax) do well, except when they play the Yankees.

    Which reminds me of some other former Yankees getting some recognition on ESPN the other day. On the later sports center, not the LA version, they showed highlights from an Angels game w/ (I think) Matsui and Abreu scoring the winning runs. They made a comment about getting the Yankeeography ready. Also that day, there were several Jeter-esque spin/throw plays in the top 10. They suggested that Jeter should get paid royalties when other players copy his moves.

  22. murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    So, somebody tweeted that Braden’s grandmother told A-Rod to “stick it”? Is his grandmother Betty White?

    When Cervelli’s liner to Scutaro didn’t go over the glove for a hit last night I knew it was over. Good to get that stinker from yesterday out of everybody’s system. Marcus Thames needs to get some fly ball practice. Not easy playing a Getaway Night game at 8pm thanks to ESPN and then flying to Detroit for a 7pm start tonight. No batting practice today?

    It’s four games at Detroit and a split would be just fine, IMO, considering Pettitte isn’t pitching and Javy is re-testing his sea legs. Mitre tonight should battle for 5 innings and then who knows.

  23. Mike_Boston May 10th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I thought I heard over the weekend that Montero hurt his hammy.

  24. murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    “I thought I heard over the weekend that Montero hurt his hammy.”

    I read that he came up lame running the bases a couple of nights ago but nothing else.

  25. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Apparently he was warming up pitchers in the bullpen after they pulled him from the game, and I doubt they would make him do that if he was injured.

  26. pat May 10th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    “Everything I know I learned in kindergarten”

    Great source of basic life skills.

  27. Mike_Boston May 10th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Maybe they don’t want him running just yet, probably a tender hammy, giving it another few days. Warming up pitchers and running bases 2 drastically different things.

  28. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    pat May 10th, 2010 at 10:51 am
    “Everything I know I learned in kindergarten”

    Great source of basic life skills.
    **********

    My kindergarden teacher was an evil woman who made me sit in the corner for sharing my crayons

  29. Phil Columbus May 10th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    FYI

    Tuesday night at 7pm ET, ESPN’s E:60 will be doing a segment on Mo.

  30. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Going into a crouch puts a lot of pressure on your leg muscles. I doubt they’d have him squatting if he hurt his hammy. Most likely he was taken out for not running out a ground ball. Which is the other story going around.

    For some reason SWB is like a 3rd world country and we can’t get any decent news out of it. All the embedded beat reporters were killed by IEDs so we’ll just have to wait till Montero returns to a real place to get the news.

  31. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Jerkface, I just felt that if we didn’t say anything, it was implicity agreeing with him.

  32. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    “If you can’t handle someone wishing a line drive into Lester’s head during a sporting competition, well maybe you should avoid any place where you might see or hear that.”

    jerkface-

    or if you ,jerkface, can’t handle some of us calling out someone who says lester was faking cancer maybe you should avoid places where people call out people who are clearly out of line.

    what was up with you defending that guy by the way?

  33. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    That is crazy talk, Betsy, and not the attitude that will work with the internet. This blog comment section isn’t your voice. Your POSTS are your voice. There are going to be pretty diverse thoughts and emotions posted on here. Trolls come with the territory, and if they are ignored no one will care. They will be recognized as trolls. If you feed them, then everyone will get riled up until they leave. And more over who cares what Ray from boston thinks.

  34. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    When Cervelli?s liner to Scutaro didn?t go over the glove for a hit last night I knew it was over.

    *************************
    That’s funny-I was watching the game with my family, and after Swish and Alex both hit their HRs, my dad said “this game isn’t over”. Then as soon as Scutaro caught Cisco’s line drive, my brother looked at me and said “this game’s over.” LOL

  35. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes May 10th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Just to add my two cents:

    1). There is no admin responsibility taken for cleaning up some of the detritus that poses for posting about baseball; racist and sexist commentary is extremely well tolerated by the Lohud admin people, who probably chuckle as they count up their precious “hits.”

    Because they are so laissez-faire, there are posters here who have taken it upon themselves, with considerable, and annoying zeal, to smack down these so-called trolls – although it’s interesting that the racist/sexist comments are so controversial that these bold folks seem to care less about expressing outrage over these than they do reprimanding anti-Yankee, pro-Red Sox silliness.

    Barring the unacceptable hate-mongering comments against race and gender, the INCESSANT commentary ABOUT the trolls, and the chronic, HUMORLESS, outright MISSION of some on here to put them in their place, has made this blog nearly unreadable at times.

    And I cannot stress enough how repelling the high tolerance or complete indifference by the Lohud establishment for the blatant racis and sexist comments is.

    You’re not going to get my “hits”, if you who officially run this place think of the posters as cattle whose function it is to up your “hits” count.

    Really, Lohud, just EFF you. I, and some of your devoted posters who virtually live on here, and who make this place go, deserve better than that. If you can’t provide it, then I’m taking my baseball talk elsewhere.

  36. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    or if you ,jerkface, can?t handle some of us calling out someone who says lester was faking cancer maybe you should avoid places where people call out people who are clearly out of line.

    what was up with you defending that guy by the way?

    Call out anyone you’d like. I’m just calling you guys out on being crazy loco about the internet.
    Whats the phrase? I don’t care what he said but I’ll defend to the death his right to say it? :x

    The blog as its currently constituted is fine, when you guys start trying to throw your weight around and ask for radical (and unrealistic) changes that affects my delicate daily balance and I have to provide an alternate view point so Chad realizes that not everyone is crazy for change.

  37. pat May 10th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    “My kindergarden teacher was an evil woman who made me sit in the corner for sharing my crayons”

    Is that when you started hissssing? See. Valuable life skill! :wink:

  38. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Ok, Jerkface – this conversation is getting nowhere.

  39. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Oh, and I like Ray and I care what he thinks.

  40. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I must have missed all the racism, where it at?

  41. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    If you like him so much why don’t you marry him?

  42. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    My kindergarden teacher was an evil woman who made me sit in the corner for sharing my crayons

    *****************************
    8O

    I didn’t like my kindergarden teacher mainly because I hated it and wanted to be home watching TV. My TV addiction started at a very young age.

  43. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    What the heck?

  44. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    pat May 10th, 2010 at 11:02 am
    ?My kindergarden teacher was an evil woman who made me sit in the corner for sharing my crayons?

    Is that when you started hissssing? See. Valuable life skill!

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

    LOL. She just didn’t like me because I would ignore her instructions every day. I was probably the only kindergardener in history who got notes home every single day.

    In all honesty, I was a child genius who taught myself to read at 3 years old. So when I got to kindergarden, all of the other kids would be sitting and learning the letter “L” and I knew it already. So I would get up and play with the blocks. I didn’t understand why I had to stay in my seat when I knew it already. I told her she was wasting my time.

    I almost wound up in special ed

  45. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    “Everything I know I learned in kindergarten”

    erica-

    me too.

    i moved to ct when i was five from maine.

    i started kindergarten a month late and was put next to a kid who was the youngest kid from the toughest meanest family in town.

    he kept jabbing me in the side with his number two pencil over a period of 2-3 days.

    on the fourth day in the middle of class after the latest jab from johnny golden, i stuck my number two pencil into his thigh with all i had.

    the only downside was it got boring sitting out in the hallway at my desk for the next two months while they figured out what to do with me :)

    oh, by the way, in P.E. class in high school johnny showed me the lead that was still in his leg all those years later :)

    oh yeah, we never had another problem after our initial negotiations.

  46. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Patrick-

    I don’t like the choice between Thames fielding vs LHP, Winn batting vs LHP or Miranda at all. I was never a big fan of Cashman getting Winn in the first place. I don’t like Thames in LF in Comerica, but we will only face one lefty starter.

    Personally I’d continue to DH Posada and continue to catch Cervelli and platoon Thames and Winn in LF and take what comes, but I suppose Girardi won’t do that and even if he did Cervelli would have to rest sometime.

  47. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Nice post Doreen.

    Me and the GreenBear (is this an acceptable nickname?) had some tough times over this past winter as it dragged on and we all were dying for some baseball, but we got through it and it probably made us stronger as posters and internet buds.

    This blog has had some bad times that should probably be imploded from the archives like the tail end of last winter reference above, but generally your comment would work very well on here.

  48. Bronx Born May 10th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    JF’s statement about not feeding trolls should be taken to heart. He is very right about that. However, there are times and Bodhi nailed it with his post when the toleration is no longer the right thing. A couple of nights ago, there was a pedophilia comment made. I guess I lost it on that one wrote to Chad. But you cannot just let some of the commentary go by. The idiotic ramblings – who cares. But the inhumane stuff has to be called out. There has to be a line drawn and not let these idiots have their way.

  49. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    In all honesty, I was a child genius who taught myself to read at 3 years old. So when I got to kindergarden, all of the other kids would be sitting and learning the letter ?L? and I knew it already.

    **************************
    This is another reason I hated kindergarden. I already knew how to read (thanks to mom and dad and Sesame Street)-so I didn’t understand why I had to be there. LOL

  50. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    there was a pedophilia comment made.

    Someone let dustin pedroia’s brother on here ? :x

  51. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    randy l-

    I am very glad you showed him who was boss :-)

  52. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes May 10th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Hey Bronx,

    Haven’t had a chance to read through the attachment yet – I have been beyond busy since I received. Planning to take a look tomorrow morning, when things finally wind down and I can devote real time to it, which I’m sure it deserves.

    Thanks so much for sending, will respond once I’ve read it! :D.

  53. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    This is another reason I hated kindergarden. I already knew how to read (thanks to mom and dad and Sesame Street)-so I didn?t understand why I had to be there. LOL
    ************

    Exactly!!!!

    I swear, even my 4-year old self didn’t appreciate her time being wasted and told the teacher that. I got notes home every single day and my parents would yell at me and I would cry every night. It was awful

  54. Y's Guy May 10th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    i believe the phrase is everything i NEED to know i learned in kindergarten.

    i wouldnt be so quick to say i hadn’t learned anything since i was 6.

  55. pat May 10th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    “She just didn’t like me because I would ignore her instructions every day. I was probably the only kindergardener in history who got notes home every single day.”

    Finding out the consequences for questioning authority and figuring out how to pick battles you can win- valuable life skill. :wink:

  56. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    This blog gets a lot of comments and very few are objectionable. (There’s a lot of comments I disagree with and a number of commenters who often irritate me, but that’s a different story).

    On a percentage basis, there seem to be many fewer objectionable comments here than many other sites I’ve seen. I don’t really see a problem.

    Be careful what you wish for, unintended consequences can often make the cure worse than the disease.

  57. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:11 am
    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    In all honesty, I was a child genius who taught myself to read at 3 years old. So when I got to kindergarden, all of the other kids would be sitting and learning the letter ?L? and I knew it already.

    **************************
    This is another reason I hated kindergarden. I already knew how to read (thanks to mom and dad and Sesame Street)-so I didn’t understand why I had to be there. LOL

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

    You were most likely sent to school to give your parents a break. 7 hours of no Barney and Sesame Street. I’ll bet they were about ready to mortgage the house to send you to switzerland to boarding school.

  58. z May 10th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I really don’t think anyone is going to come on this forum and give us constant Austin Jackson updates.

    I really don’t.

    ugh.

  59. murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I made a point not long ago here that baseball is a language that unites us. Perfect strangers, even enemies can talk baseball and avoid the other stuff that causes the friction. You can have a pleasant, diverting and sometimes passionate conversation with your fellow human being but without the politics or the faux politics and the need for hurt feelings if you don’t agree. It’s all good if it’s all baseball.

  60. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    pat May 10th, 2010 at 11:17 am
    ?She just didn’t like me because I would ignore her instructions every day. I was probably the only kindergardener in history who got notes home every single day.?

    Finding out the consequences for questioning authority and figuring out how to pick battles you can win- valuable life skill.

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

    25 years after kindergarden and I still really suck at that :-)

  61. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    WYH
    I like that idea of having Posada DH and Cervelli catch…wonder if Girardi would do that. He comes up w/ some creative line ups.

  62. Betsy - Hughes rules (Pleading the Fifth) May 10th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Interesting article by Bert Blyleven on Javy:

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/.....-baseball/

  63. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    You were most likely sent to school to give your parents a break. 7 hours of no Barney and Sesame Street. I?ll bet they were about ready to mortgage the house to send you to switzerland to boarding school.
    ***********

    GB7- I am still a little disturbed that you remember Rainbow Brite’s horses name ;-)

  64. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    You were most likely sent to school to give your parents a break. 7 hours of no Barney and Sesame Street. I?ll bet they were about ready to mortgage the house to send you to switzerland to boarding school.

    ************************
    This has actually been hinted to me on more than one occasion. ;)

    But, no Barney for me. I never liked him.

  65. G. Love May 10th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Wow. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. The one poster who has consistently had the audacity to suggest that people were supporting Brett Gardner because of his skin color walks in here this morning and goes on a rant about blatant racism on this blog? I guess your “subtle” form of racism is okay.

    How do you even look at yourself in the mirror?

  66. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    erica-

    i wasn’t the boss, but i wasn’t liking being a pin cushion either :)

    it is funny though how the traits you have in kindergarten are there throughout your life.

    i did some of my best thinking out in that hallway.

    the principle’s office was a few doors down from where my desk was in the hallway. his secretary had a glass wall in front of her desk separating the office from the hallway.

    if i crawled on my stomach i could almost always get by her without her seeing me.
    then it was off to the races looking into other classrooms, visiting the janitors etc.

  67. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Erica – always OPPC – Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 11:21 am
    GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    You were most likely sent to school to give your parents a break. 7 hours of no Barney and Sesame Street. I?ll bet they were about ready to mortgage the house to send you to switzerland to boarding school.
    ***********

    GB7- I am still a little disturbed that you remember Rainbow Brite’s horses name

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

    Three granddaughters all the same age. I’m in need of deprogramming.

  68. z May 10th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Can anyone really blame Keith Hernandez for falling asleep while watching the Mets?:

    http://metspolice.com/2010/05/.....ame-video/

  69. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:21 am
    GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    You were most likely sent to school to give your parents a break. 7 hours of no Barney and Sesame Street. I?ll bet they were about ready to mortgage the house to send you to Switzerland to boarding school.

    ************************
    This has actually been hinted to me on more than one occasion.

    But, no Barney for me. I never liked him.

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

    Sorry, Doll. I’m just feeling mean today. No pizza or beer for a couple of days. I’m having withdrawal symptoms.

  70. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    “wonder if Girardi would do that. He comes up w/ some creative line ups.”

    i’ll give you that line up with thames in left field on a windy night was definitely creative.

    i saw some routes i had never seen before.

    i was worried that the line drive that ate him up was going to hit him in the head and bounce over the green monster . that would have been a first.

    thames really is so bad in windy conditions that he’s comical out there.

  71. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes May 10th, 2010 at 11:28 am

    murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 11:19 am
    I made a point not long ago here that baseball is a language that unites us. Perfect strangers, even enemies can talk baseball and avoid the other stuff that causes the friction. You can have a pleasant, diverting and sometimes passionate conversation with your fellow human being but without the politics or the faux politics and the need for hurt feelings if you don’t agree. It’s all good if it’s all baseball.
    =====

    That’s well said, although an innocent opinion expressed in here, that demeans no one, often gets the reply “You’re an idiot”, which other posters then congratulate that poster for – especially if the poster either 1). flatters their own view, or 2). is a long-standing poster.

    I’m really, really, really tired of that crap, too.

  72. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Sorry, Doll. I?m just feeling mean today. No pizza or beer for a couple of days. I?m having withdrawal symptoms.

    ****************************
    LOL No problem. Do you want me to e-mail you a pizza?

  73. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Erica

    Be carefull what you say about kindergarten teachers. I married one. :lol:

    And I had similar experience as randy.

    Sat in the hall, teachers desk drawer, on the floor. Probably forgot some. :lol:

  74. Y's Guy May 10th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    in the course of my day i hear and see all kinds of things. parents cursing in front of thier children, extremly rude people, racist and ignorant comments, racist tattoos, and on and on and on. this is life in the early 21st century. there are increadibly intolerant and ignorant people surrounding us every day.

    why people wouldn’t expect some of these crazies to be among the milliions of yankees fans or the thousands of commenters on this blog is the only thing that suprises me.

    what rule would you propose that would restrict someone’s ability to express thier opinion that jon lester faked his cancer? such a rule would have to be completly arbitrary. there is nothing profane or racist about it. ignorance is very hard to legislate against, and is often very hard to separate from sarcasm.

    as unpleasant as it is, freedom of opinion is still preferrable to arbitrary censorship, imo.

  75. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    “It’s all good if it’s all baseball.”

    another great insight from murphydog.

    you’re right.

    the trick is staying disciplined enough to not let the other stuff enter.

  76. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I didn’t see the play by Thames because I had to deal with a chimney fire( nothing serious) so I don’t know how bad it was. That being said that wasn’t what cost them the game last night.

  77. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    “what rule would you propose that would restrict someone’s ability to express thier opinion that jon lester faked his cancer?”

    Nick is still working on getting a blog taser. I’m sure he will figure it out.

  78. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    “How do you even look at yourself in the mirror?”

    ————————-

    Lessons from kindergarten is the theme today:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-ebrGEg8a4

  79. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes May 10th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Y’s Guy,

    You are right, in that specific case, but there is never even an attempt to pre-empt such comments, no warnings that are stated and periodically re-stated to discourage, etc.

    Also, withdrawing from the world is not quite the same as deciding that, being on a baseball blog, once the good, the bad, the indifferent are weighed, is more trouble than it’s worth.

  80. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Whenever I see the name randy with Cashman in the post I’ve learned to strol past. :lol:

  81. murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    bodhi:

    These d-bags show themselves for what they are by responding insensibly to a well thought out observation and then congratulating themselves for their cretinous existence. Believe it or not, it speaks for itself. Other than posting the equivalent of “your parents ought to be ashamed of themselves for procreating,” you shouldn’t take their bad behavior as a reflection on you or a pall on the rest of the blog experience.

    Unfortunately, this blog is like a public pool: there’s always going to be someone who doesn’t feel the need to get out of the pool to go to the bathroom ;) Thank god for chlorine.

  82. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Posting on a blog is too much trouble for me ;_;

  83. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Maine, back in the ’50s, we had a teacher that had an unusual way of dealing woone kid. There was a cloak closet for all of the kids’ coats and boots. She hang me….errr….this one kid on the coat hook. Could him screaming half way down the hall….or so I was told.

    A few years later, after a teacher sent a note through the mail….I guess she didn’t trust me to deliver it….to my dad about my refusing to write poetry for an assignment, the old man wanted to know what the deal was. Let’s just say that you don’t tell your old man that you just don’t dig it.

  84. murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    randy l:

    “the trick is staying disciplined enough to not let the other stuff enter.”

    Like Yogi said, 90% of this game is half mental. Or was that 90% of the posters are half mental?

  85. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    unusual way of dealing ***with one*** kid

  86. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    “what rule would you propose that would restrict someone’s ability to express thier opinion that jon lester faked his cancer? such a rule would have to be completly arbitrary. there is nothing profane or racist about it. ignorance is very hard to legislate against, and is often very hard to separate from sarcasm.”

    y’s guy-

    i find this a really interesting point you’re making, but i take the other side of it.

    free speech is only allowed in public areas. i don’t have to let you in my living room to have that y free speech. you can have it out on the street though.

    the question is how public do you want to have a competition ?

    a US open golf tournament is open to anyone once they a 2 handicap or better.

    if you let everyone in the final round it would be logistically impossible to stage the event.

    the question is whether lohud yankee blog is a public street.

    i don’t think it is.

  87. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes May 10th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Yeah, you’re right MD.

    I have nothing else to say on this.

  88. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    GB7

    The year I was supposed to be in K they didn’t have it. The year before and after they did. I think they were on to something. :lol:

  89. Jim May 10th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I might play Dallass’ “209″ in the play 3 and see if it comes out . He seems to have the hot hand

  90. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    “Whenever I see the name randy with Cashman in the post I’ve learned to strol past. ”

    maine yankee-

    i can’t stand reading about randy johnson either :)

  91. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Erin May 10th, 2010 at 11:30 am
    GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Sorry, Doll. I?m just feeling mean today. No pizza or beer for a couple of days. I?m having withdrawal symptoms.

    ****************************
    LOL No problem. Do you want me to e-mail you a pizza?

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

    That sounds great, Erin. E-Mail pizza is better than none, though I’m not a fan of thin crust. It will do until I can get Domino’s out here.

  92. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    randy, the lohud yankee blog is like a public street that happens to run through your living room. You have the amazing option to move your living room out of the street, but then you don’t have the street anymore. We live in unresolved times.

  93. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Posting on a blog is not a sanctioned sporting event with prizes. Its not even an amateur sporting event. Its like a bar, or an open air venue where ANYONE can enter and discuss what they like.

    Your sports analogies, though beloved by all, do not apply here.

  94. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Or maybe it was I was smart enough so I just skipped to first grade. :lol:

  95. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:43 am
    GB7

    The year I was supposed to be in K they didn’t have it. The year before and after they did. I think they were on to something.

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

    And they say that there’s no intelligence in Maine. Yeah, it sounds like they had some inside info on you.

  96. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Jerkface

    I thought Doreen said she may have prizes at the end. :lol:

  97. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Speaking of randy as a child. This is where his golf career began:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36KCWmlypA

  98. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Not much has changed for him as he has gotten older though

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eob_DeLA_gg

  99. Y's Guy May 10th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    i dont know how you can consider this blog as anything but a public forum. theres no cost to join, nobody checks you out and allows you to enter (or prevents you from entering) and there are very minimal rules of behavior. i think it is much more like a public street than like a club. i’m pretty much never suprised by the things i read here. still i am not in favor of employing the thought police to interpret and judge the comments that are not blatantly racist or offensive.

  100. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    GB7

    “And they say that there?s no intelligence in Maine.”

    That’s just the impression we want out there to keep the people from “away” from coming here.

  101. murphydog May 10th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    “the question is whether lohud yankee blog is a public street”

    Great issue.

    It’s like public street in that even on a public street there are limits to what a person can and cannot do without a visit from the local police. Fighting in the street can get you arrested and hauled off that street, even if you are defending yourself, until the facts can be sorted out and the parties’ roles examined by cooler heads.

    All are invited to attend (for free) this commercial enterprise (blog) and may remain to post and or just read. If a person decides to post, however, they are permitted to do so only to the extent permitted by the “rules” for posting. Violate the rules and a person can be virtually hauled off the blog.

    Attending a Yankee game is similar. A ticket is only a limited license to stay for the game and only as long as the person holding the ticket obeys the rules. A ticket doesn’t make a person a part owner of the team for a day just like signing on here doesn’t make a person a part owner/self-moderator of the blog.

  102. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Gb-

    I meant to tell you that the e-mail pizza that erin sends you does not have to be thincrust to fit in the e-mail.

    It’s all digital in here, and as such the pizza can be re-configured to your liking.

    Just thought you might want to know that for future reference. ;)

  103. David in Cal May 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I know Girardi doesn’t want to use Posada at DH while Cervelli catches, but I don’t understand why not. It’s quite unlikely that Cervelli will be injured in the middle of a game. If he is, you switch Po to catcher and the pitcher has to bat (or be pinch hit for). That’s not much of a cost.

  104. Bronx Jeers May 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    It is kind of like a big bar.

    Unfortunately everybody can hear everybody else’s conversations.

    And I haven’t gotten a buyback in 2 years! The bathrooms smell much better though.

  105. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    More from lohud poster days in kindegarten:

    Looks like Greenbear has had this spelling problem for quite a while

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  106. z May 10th, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Can you imagine if A-Jax (should we still call him that?) or Damon gets a game-winning walk-off hit against the Yanks?

    Can you say “Full meltdown mode”, or Trollapolooza?

  107. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    LGY

    When I first came here I had to stand up to the bully (randy) :lol: and now we tolerate each other. :lol:

    He knows I know where his family lives up here. :lol:

  108. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    “Can you say “Full meltdown mode”, or Trollapolooza?”

    Or, your typical Wednesday night.

  109. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    murphydog-

    There are very few posts that actually violate Lohud’s TOS for this blog. Many exchanges here go like this:

    “What a dork lineup that idiot Joe is running out there tonight. We’ll never win another game if the Yanks play that lineup.”

    “Oh great, another moron whining about the lineup. I wish Chad or Sam would do something about it, the place is going to [violates TOS].”

    “I can criticize the lineup if I want to, you are an arrogant jerk for attacking me.”

    “You are a moron for calling me an arrogant jerk.”

    “Am not.”

    “Are too.”

    Now, maybe if I were blog king I’d ban exchanges like that but as I’m not blog king I think it’s better to let a thousand flowers bloom, so to speak.

  110. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    what a fine weekend. taking 2/3 in boston=success!!!

    now we have 4 vs the tigers and some former Yankees.

    i would love to see Mitre get through 4 solid innings. since his pitch limit is around 75, asking for 5 solid innings would be a bit much.

  111. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    jerkface-

    i do think the blog takes on the characteristics of a sporting event- it is a form of debate at times.

    and the fact is in real life people that are good at something don’t usually like competing against people that are really bad at something.

    but there has to be a mechanism to let new people in if for no other reason than a sense of fairness.
    plus it makes the best players better to have this democratic mechanism in place.

    i have no doubt that three years from now if this blog still exists it’ll have moderation to separate the really bad and offensive from the good or else the good posters will have moved on to a place that does.

  112. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    The jerkface has apparently always been a jerk :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  113. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    WYH-

    What happens when instead of a thousand flowers you get a thousand weeds ?

    Use “Roundup” or,

    Goes with the territory ? :)

  114. GreenBeret7 May 10th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 11:49 am
    GB7

    “And they say that there?s no intelligence in Maine.”

    That’s just the impression we want out there to keep the people from “away” from coming here.

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

    And doing a great job of it, too.

    I gotta say, that is some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, though.

  115. austinmac May 10th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Erica–Your teacher was obviously upset you couldn’t “account” for your crayons. Your job is likely your need to overcome the psychological damage that incident caused. Has it helped?

  116. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    MTU, beats me. We could pave over the whole garden, we’d get fewer weeds but we’d have a parking lot.

  117. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    and the fact is in real life people that are good at something don?t usually like competing against people that are really bad at something.

    What happens when they add this divide and you find yourself on the lacking side?

  118. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    austinmac May 10th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Erica?Your teacher was obviously upset you couldn?t ?account? for your crayons. Your job is likely your need to overcome the psychological damage that incident caused. Has it helped?
    ***********

    No. :-(

    I can assure you, any psychological damage I may have developed as a child has only been worsened and enhanced by my job

  119. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    MTU, beats me. We could pave over the whole garden, we?d get fewer weeds but we?d have a parking lot.
    ***********

    They paved paradise and put up a parking lot :-(

    I love Joni

  120. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Trisha has never taken any crap from anyone. Including monsters!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj95cSlewsQ

  121. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    “I gotta say, that is some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, though.”

    ———————————————————————————

    I agree but I think I may be prejudiced.

  122. Gil L May 10th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    does anybody know why stoneburner was pulled after one inning today???

  123. Jacob Ruppert May 10th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I read this comment earlier today and didnt get a chance to respond but I would like to now….

    comet May 10th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Some of you emailed Chad about the goings on, on this blog. I did as well. Much as I am impressed by Chad and Sam and job they have done I can not accept that we have to have the blog destroyed by the few. Chad’s response was that he is helpless to police the board. Pete did and it produced a better dialog. If you’ve received an unsatisfactory response from Chad as I did then I suggest you contact the the LoHud sports editor

    ——————————————————————————————

    This for some reason really bothered me. I don’t know if “comet” is using another name because he is a regular poster or just rarely posts like me but the main problem I have is that this person never once considered contacting the LoHud sports editor when Pete Abe was the blog host.

    Pete was condescending, arrogant, encouraged posters to jump off bridges, and was more biased against certain Yankees like Girardi and A-rod than just about any writer could be. Yet people like “comet” just ignored it and allowed it to continue. I will say that I contacted the LoHud sports editors numerous times about Pete’s attitude and comments and was never once indulged.

    Since Pete has left, I have found the blog has become a much better place. Sam, Chad and even Josh who blogs occasionally are infinitely better than Pete was and yet we have people like “comet” complaining about them and encouraging people to contact the editor. Perhaps Chad actually follows the rules of the terms of service rather than arbitrarily banning people for disagreeing with them the way Pete did. They have certainly banned the appropriate people who actually do violate the terms of service.

    Either way, I would like to encourage everyone on the blog and be the first to compliment Sam, Chad and Josh for their judicious use of power and for their ability to remain uncompromised by personal biases. Thanks guys and continue the great work.

  124. Dave May 10th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    The problem with creating administrators from the posters here is that you are drawing a fine line on objectivity.

    What is “polluting” the blog? Is it just the racist/imposter comments? Is it the Boston conspiracy theorists? Is it the people who think the A-Jax trade was bad?

    Are you going to ban people for complaining about the lineup?

    As Wave said, most of the comments here DO NOT violate the TOS. So are you going to put the blog in the hands of veteran posters who ban anyone who is remotely annoying? A lot of moderators on other forms ban people who disagree with them.

    It’s never going to work because the criteria would be so sketchy. There is no solution to get rid of the ‘morons’.

  125. raymagnetic May 10th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    The best way to control this blog would be to leave and form your own blog.

    You can regulate it however you like.

    On the RAB blog it’s not a free for all and you aren’t allowed to have off topic conversations on posts unless the post is designated as an open thread.

    It’s about $60 a year to maintain a blog.

    For $60 you can assure that no one who disagrees with you can post and you can mark other posts as spam that you disagree with. You can start a stress free existence over the Internet. No need to stick around these parts at all.

  126. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Erin-

    “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”

    Not out here in the GZ. Beautiful as ever. You should see it. :)

  127. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    “the lohud yankee blog is like a public street that happens to run through your living room.”

    wave your hat-

    good point.
    which is exactly why we all take breaks from the blog for extended periods of weeks to months.
    there ‘s only so much of the public you can take.

  128. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Erin-

    ?They paved paradise and put up a parking lot?

    Not out here in the GZ. Beautiful as ever. You should see it.

    ***********

    I am Erica :-)

  129. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Nick in SF has never been able to stop himself from being a troublemaker :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WNbvFT19w0

  130. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    raymagnetic May 10th, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    The best way to control this blog would be to leave and form your own blog.

    You can regulate it however you like.

    On the RAB blog it?s not a free for all and you aren?t allowed to have off topic conversations on posts unless the post is designated as an open thread.
    ************

    I would be voted off instantly. :-(
    While I understand the need for hard baseball talk, isn’t it fun to also talk about other interests??

  131. Ignite 3 May 10th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    ray,

    Exactly. Every blog/forum has its quirks. Unless you want to create a board with 20 of the same homer posters exchanging information with no one challenging or posting a contrasting opinion, then you have to deal with the annoyances.

    But from the sounds of it, the above seems like exactly what people want.

  132. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Erin-

    ?They paved paradise and put up a parking lot?

    **********************
    MTU, that was Erica with the Joni reference. :)

  133. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Side note-

    I really love when I accidently paste blog posts into my work.

    I am quite sure the partner I am working for is 100% interested in raymagnetic’s comment I was responding to

  134. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    While I understand the need for hard baseball talk, isn?t it fun to also talk about other interests??

    On a baseball blog??? If I want to not talk about baseball I’ll go to my real pals or a general forum.

  135. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Erica-

    Of course you are. how silly of me to think otherwise but my comment still stands.

    There isn’t enough concrete in China to pave over the GZ. :)

  136. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    “On the RAB blog it’s not a free for all and you aren’t allowed to have off topic conversations on posts unless the post is designated as an open thread.”

    the problem RAB has is that they don’t have an embedded beat reporter to get into the clubhouse and the owners of the blog are amateurs at all levels- baseball and otherwise.

    this blog for it’s problems has it’s best conversations at a much higher level than RAB’s best conversations.

    this blog needs tweaking , not abandonment.
    it’s a good base to build off of.
    the web never sits still.

    this blog won’t stay the way it is today, just like it’s not the same as it was three years ago.

  137. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    raymagnetic May 10th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    On the RAB blog it?s not a free for all and you aren?t allowed to have off topic conversations on posts unless the post is designated as an open thread.

    ****************************
    I would not like the RAB blog. ;)

  138. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    While I understand the need for hard baseball talk, isn?t it fun to also talk about other interests??

    ?

    On a baseball blog??? If I want to not talk about baseball I?ll go to my real pals or a general forum.

    ***********

    Wow. I must really bug you then :-)

    In all honesty, I would talk baseball more but no one ever really pays attention to me when I do. As a person widely perceived as “blog fluff” most people don’t really value my baseball opinions.

    I get a lot more response when I say “Big Bird”.

  139. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    the problem RAB has is that they don?t have an embedded beat reporter to get into the clubhouse and the owners of the blog are amateurs at all levels- baseball and otherwise.

    RAB has Rebecca who has been embedded by a Beat reporter.

  140. raymagnetic May 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Erica,

    I believe the open threads are a free for all, but they are VERY strict on keeping posts ON TOPIC.

    Most of the posts on this thread would be erased as they have nothing to do with the Yanks playing Detroit :(

  141. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Erica’s first crush? Has she not always been committed to Johnny Damon? :-?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTCm8tdHkfI

  142. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    hey LGY-

    thanks for those golf videos.

    i’ll see if i can work that kids technique into my routine.

    putting is kind of a stupid part of golf.

    i think you should just hit the green , count your strokes , pick up your ball, and go to the next hole.

  143. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Wow. I must really bug you then

    Actually, while I do not participate , people going off topic doesn’t bug me. I get a glimpse into whatever dumb stuff you all are into and it doesn’t really upset the balance of the blog. Plus it gives me room to quip.

    Now were I randy, I’d be calling for you amateurs to get off the court and stop forcing us elite posters to wade around your tripe.

    I have perfect baseball and blogging ZEN. For all the ‘Its only april the yankees will be fine!’ posts, the same could be said for the blog.

  144. UnKnown May 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Turned on the radio and who is on the Colin Cowherd show but King Idiot himself Curt Schilling. Wow he just continues to talk like such a clown, can’t think of a former big leaguer that I hate more than him. Please Schilling just go away. Unfortunately, we all know that will never happen.

  145. Walter May 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Everyone rags on NYYForums, yet they have one of the toughest registration processes you can have (has to be a work e-mail address, not a free one, and they have to personally approve you).

    However, there are probably more idiots there than on here.

    People really need to grow thicker skin and not let mildly annoying comments bother them. Is a guy like CR9 really that bad? If you start banning guys like him, you start to set a bad precedent- you can follow the rules, be courteous and positive about the team, but still be banned because you might annoy a few people!

  146. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    raymagnetic May 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Erica,

    I believe the open threads are a free for all, but they are VERY strict on keeping posts ON TOPIC.

    Most of the posts on this thread would be erased as they have nothing to do with the Yanks playing Detroit
    ***********

    My thoughts on the Yankees playing Detroit would no doubt result in mass eye rolling and groaning.

    So I am censoring myself

  147. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Erica?s first crush? Has she not always been committed to Johnny Damon?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTCm8tdHkfI
    ********

    No youtube at work :-(

    Must remember to look tonight

  148. Yankee 77 May 10th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    You could say the off-topic discussions about some 1960 movie are just as perplexing to some as CR9′s Anti-Boston theories.

    It is a matter of opinion.

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

    Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Wow. I must really bug you then

    ?

    Actually, while I do not participate , people going off topic doesn?t bug me. I get a glimpse into whatever dumb stuff you all are into and it doesn?t really upset the balance of the blog. Plus it gives me room to quip.

    Now were I randy, I?d be calling for you amateurs to get off the court and stop forcing us elite posters to wade around your tripe.
    *************

    Nah- Randy secretly likes me and my fluff :-)

  150. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Keep your fluff in your pants and you won’t be banned.

  151. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    This poem by WB Yeats just about sums it up.

    I quote it below :

    “TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.”

    Hope it’s not getting to be more and more like that on our little speck of the Universe. ;)

  152. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    “Now were I randy, I’d be calling for you amateurs to get off the court and stop forcing us elite posters to wade around your tripe.”

    “GET OFF MY MOUND”!!!!! :)

  153. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    in Doreen’s absence:

    GTLU is now officially open!!

  154. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    “i think you should just hit the green , count your strokes , pick up your ball, and go to the next hole.”

    Well, looking at your putting skills I can see how you feel that way :lol:

  155. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Randy-

    “GET OFF MY MOUND”!!!!!

    I’d rather have “mounds”, or for that matter “almond Joy”. :)

  156. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    in Doreen?s absence:

    GTLU is now officially open!!
    *********

    Well done Kate!!!!

    :-)

  157. Jerkface May 10th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    ?GET OFF MY MOUND?!!!!!

    Maybe when you’ve got more than a handful of posts I’ll pay attention. :x

  158. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter May 10th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    in Doreen?s absence:

    GTLU is now officially open!!
    ***********

    Can I put MPB Johnny Damon in my line up just for laughs in honor of the Yankees playing Dteroit?? :-)

  159. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Is GLTU going on today?

    Doreen usually puts the announcement in bold :(

  160. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    “RAB has Rebecca who has been embedded by a Beat reporter.”

    uh oh, we’re getting into irreverent but funny turf.

    the imaginary moderator would deciding if while wrong this is funny enough to let stand.

  161. MTU (aka GBURL) May 10th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I didn’t know you liked the “Stones” Randy ?

    I said, Hey! You! Get off of my mound
    Hey! You! Get off of my mound
    Hey! You! Get off of my mound
    Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
    On my mound, baby

    :)

  162. Billy D May 10th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    “Is a guy like CR9 really that bad?”

    Monotonous as all git out, but not necessarily bad.

    That said, schadenfruede, once the sole property of Boston fans, has become a defining characteristic around here. Never thought I’d see the day.

  163. blake May 10th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I like the variable conversation on this blog..that’s just me.

  164. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    ‘Can I put MPB Johnny Damon in my line up just for laughs in honor of the Yankees playing Dteroit??”

    I suspect you might be wrong if you did.

  165. Wave Your Hat May 10th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    “I like the variable conversation on this blog..that’s just me.”

    Without variable conversation we would never have had disco fries…

  166. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    “Well, looking at your putting skills I can see how you feel that way”

    i once read that hogan and snead once advocated a new rule making putts count for a half stroke each because it made no sense to have two full swings that cover 550 yards count as much as two stokes that cover ten feet.

    the full swing measures athleticism. putting measures almost nothing athletic.

    the best putters in the world are not on the pga tour. they actually have had world championships for putting and in a typical year some weird kid from thailand would win it.

    putting is more like playing pool. very little athleticism involved.

  167. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    The convo. about Muppet’s,cooking,tv shows,and music is better than rehashing some of the baseball stuff over and over.

  168. JohnC May 10th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Listening to Charleston game right now. Announcer just said that Stoneburner was not removed because of injury. Does not know the actual reason but has confirmed it was not injury related. Said he is in the dugout right now leaning over the railing watching the game.

  169. Mike_Boston May 10th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Hey Doreen, do any of us get credit for yesterday’s GTLU even though it wasn’t official? ;-)

  170. UnKnown May 10th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    GTLU

    Jeter SS
    Gardner CF
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Swish RF
    Thames DH
    Winn LF

    Let’s get off to a fast start tonight against the D.

  171. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    looking at the blog post, it makes me think that it would be very nice to have johnny damon patrolling left field for the yankees tonight.

    of course , then gardner wouldn’t have had as much chance to play as he’s had.

    .. and it’s fun seeing him learn to hit in the majors and to get more confident on base .

    hopefully gardener turns out to be more than podsednik though podsednik had his good years.

  172. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    randy

    Go find a golf blog.

  173. LGY May 10th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    randy,

    Interesting. I don’t play golf so I never thought about it, but it sounds like a good idea.

  174. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    C Posada
    DH Thames
    LF Winn
    CF Gardner

  175. Irreverent Discourse May 10th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I’m a little angry at Gardner right now… 3 games against Boston he managed only 1 stolen base? Unacceptable.

  176. Andrew May 10th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Guessing the Line-up time….

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    C Posada
    DH Thames
    CF Gardner
    LF Winn

    SP Serge Meat-tray

  177. MaineYankee May 10th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    randy

    Watching Damon in the OF made me think maye he should have signed with the Red Wings instead of the Tigers. He is good at skating.

  178. Warning Track Power May 10th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Basing my line-up on a guess that Cano will get the day off vs a lefty and Posada is scheduled to catch today.

    Jeter-SS
    Gardner-CF
    Tex-1B
    ARod-3B
    Posada-C
    Swisher-RF
    Thames-DH
    Winn-LF
    Pena-2B

  179. muffinstump May 10th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    jete ss
    swish lf
    tex 1b
    arod 3b
    cano 2b
    posada c
    thames dh
    gardner cf
    winn lf

    doreen, thanks for being so gracious re your response to gltu attempts yesterday. didn’t get a chance to respond to your reply while you were here, but thanks and i hope you and your family enjoyed the day.

  180. upstate kate May 10th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Doreen
    hope you had a great time w/ your daughter.
    I like the idea a few posters had about having Cisco catch and Posada DH, but I don’t think Girardi will try that tonight.

    SS Jeet
    RF Swish
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Robbie
    C Posada
    DH Thames
    CF GGBG
    LF Winn

    thanks for hosting

  181. randy l. May 10th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    “Go find a golf blog.”

    well, that’s one way to get rid of gb7.

    he’s allergic to anything related to golf.

    the problem gb7 has with golf is he too close to the ball.

    after hitting it , it’s sometimes only a few feet in front of him.

  182. Erin May 10th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    New Post: Pitching matchups in Detroit

  183. muffinstump May 10th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    oops, i meant swish in rf.

  184. Uncle Ellsworth May 10th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    So….would Sam and Chad not be allowed to post about non baseball topics??

    The reason this board is so special is the off topic discussions.
    Yes the baseball discussions are top notch and I equate them with a classroom.
    The off topic discussions I equate to a barroom, or a backyard BBQ.
    taking away our freedom to express ourselves as something more than baseball fans would take most of the fun away and many of the posters.
    Pete knew that Chad and Sam know it.

  185. antisocial scrooge May 10th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Jeter SS
    Swish RF
    Tex 1B
    Alex 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada C
    Thames DH
    Winn LF
    Gardner CF

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