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Old-Timers’ Day schedule of events

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on Jul 17, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s early, but you can expect another busy day at the ballpark filled with memories. Here’s a schedule of events, followed by a list of players expected to attend Old-Timers’ Day:

10:00 a.m.: Ruppert Plaza parking garage opens
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Old-Timers take batting practice
12:30 p.m.: Gates open to ticket-holding fans
2:00 p.m.: Bob Sheppard video tribute
2:05 p.m.: Old-Timers introductions
3:00-3:30 p.m.: Old Timers’ Game
3:15 p.m.: Monument Park closes
4:10 p.m. Yankees-Rays first pitch
7th-inning stretch: Special performance honoring Bob Sheppard

Here are the former Yankees expected to attend today’s ceremony:
* denotes first-time Old-Timer
Luis Arroyo
Brian Doyle
Reggie Jackson
Joe Pepitone
Jesse Barfield
Mike Easler
Don Johnson*
Duane Pillette*
Yogi Berra
Dave Eiland
Pat Kelly
Mickey Rivers
Ron Blomberg
Cecil Fielder*
Don Larsen
Charlie Silvera
Homer Bush
Whitey Ford
Hector Lopez
Bill “Moose” Skowron
Rick Cerone
Oscar Gamble
Jill Martin (widow of Billy Martin)
Aaron Small
Chris Chambliss
Joe Girardi
Lee Mazzilli
Mel Stottlemyre
Horace Clarke
Rich “Goose” Gossage
Gene Michael
Ralph Terry
Jerry Coleman
Ron Guidry
Diana Munson (Thurman Munson’s widow)
Mike Torrez
David Cone
Charlie Hayes
Kay Murcer (Bobby Murcer’s widow)
Bob Turley
Bucky Dent
Arlene Howard (Elston Howard’s widow)
Jerry Narron
Roy White
Al Downing
Helen Hunter (Catfish Hunter’s wife)
Graig Nettles
Hank Workman*

 
 

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140 Responses to “Old-Timers’ Day schedule of events”

  1. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    GTLU Today

    So far, two players: upstate kate and NYY626.

    I’m accepting lineups until the official lineup is posted.

  2. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Trying to figure out who Nick Swisher reminds me of as a personality and a player. At first, I thought about Paul O’Neill, but, O’Neill was just so intense and constantly wired. O’Neill was more like Lou Pinella with a lot more talent. It dawned on me that Swisher, other than position is a lot like Joe Pepitone.

  3. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Not sure if anybody heard the Texas broadcast of Molina’s triple in Boston to complete the cycle, but, those guys were having a lot of fun with his running skills. “Come on Big Boy. Get it going.” After he cruised into third base STANDING UP, one of them yelled. “Pigs have flown in Boston, Mass.”

  4. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:42 am

    MaineYankee July 17th, 2010 at 8:32 am
    GB7

    What good does the powerball # do a day late?

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    I figure that I could find some unsuspecting sucker to buy it for the price of a Big Mac and a Double Quarter Pounder meal.

  5. MaineYankee July 17th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    GB7

    GB7

    I think you could find someone like that during the game on here. :lol:

    Maybe Matt.

  6. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    GB7 -

    I watched the replay of that triple. Bengie was chuggin’ around the bases. Don’t know what they were doing with that ball out in the outfield, but no way should he have had a stand-up triple!!

  7. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hey….my guys, Horace Clarke, Roy White and Hector Lopez will be there today. Only Jack Reed, Roger Repoz, Steve Whittaker, Frank Fernandez and Ross Moschitto are missing. Frank Fernanez is a former outfielder first baseman for NYYs and a retired NY fireman. His fire department was one of the 9-11 responders, I believe.

  8. MaineYankee July 17th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Doreen

    That triple was similar to the one Melky got last year.

  9. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Morning good people.

    Last night’s ceremony was moving. I teared up. I’ll admit it.

    Very happy at the outcome. It sets the tone going forward.

    Keep winning ‘em for the Boss. That’s his tribute. That’s what he would want the most.

    Nick Swisher for Betemit = steal of the decade. :)

  10. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 8:47 am
    GB7 -

    I watched the replay of that triple. Bengie was chuggin’ around the bases. Don’t know what they were doing with that ball out in the outfield, but no way should he have had a stand-up triple!!

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    I was surprised that he got a standup double. He is faster than Jose, though. Sadly, Bengie came up lame with a hamstring. Never knew that you could pull old fat.

  11. Jeff NJ July 17th, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Surprised there aren’t more players from the recent championships, oh well.

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

  12. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    MaineYankee July 17th, 2010 at 8:46 am
    GB7

    GB7

    I think you could find someone like that during the game on here.

    Maybe Matt.

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    Maybe I should hold out for the cost of a Domino’s pizza, too. Really stick it to him.

  13. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Gb-

    The news for Boston just keeps getting worse.

    I’ll give you 3 guesses who’s pitching for Texas tonite. :)

  14. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Don’t tell me, MTU. Is it the Texas version of Spaceman Lee?

  15. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Yes – the fielder-assisted triple. :)

  16. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Not counting the pitching staff, but, just the offensive players, Nick Swisher just might be the 2nd most MVP on the Yankees, in a close race with Gardner.

  17. MaineYankee July 17th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    As you can see Doreens chlorine has cleaned up the place. :lol:

  18. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    GB-

    Bingo.

    By the way, I call Pat M. the blog Nostradumus now. I am quietly growing to hate him for the accuracy of his predicitions.

    Makes the rest of us look bad.

    Maybe you or Randy could at least teach him a thing or two on the golf course just to slow him down a bit. :)

  19. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Maine-

    If it were me I would just use full strength Hydrochloric acid. ;)

  20. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Gotta love these gals on here. Doreen, pat and a couple of others are pretty sneaky with some of those stinging zingers. Nothing beats a smart ass remark from unexpected sources.

  21. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    No, MTU, the last thing anybody would ever do is take golf lessons from me. I was so bad that Orville Moody had me sent to Vietnam for playing golf.

  22. Giuseppe Franco July 17th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    No surprise at all the Rangers have won the first two games of the series. They have given the Red Sox all they could handle the last couple of years and you could see it coming a mile away.

    Especially with all the injuries that have piled up. It was just a matter of time before the injuries caught up to them. They were playing way above their heads.

  23. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    “Gotta love these gals on here. Doreen, pat and a couple of others are pretty sneaky with some of those stinging zingers. Nothing beats a smart ass remark from unexpected sources.”

    It does have a certain special appeal.

    Like a “touche” – take that, or a coup de gras, or perhaps just a guillotine type feel. :)

  24. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:13 am

    “I was so bad that Orville Moody had me sent to Vietnam for playing golf.”

    Sorry. I forgot. :(

  25. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:15 am

    GF-

    Lee is going to add to their woes tonite. That team is snakebit this year.

  26. SJ44 July 17th, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I was at the game last night.

    Reminded me a lot of the Orioles game the night they came back from Munson’s funeral.

    Swisher played the role of Bobby Murcer.

    Headed out to OTD in a bit.

    Re: why so few of the later Dynasty guys aren’t here…..

    Many of them are spending vacation time with their families.

    For players that are 5-7 years into their retirements and have children, they use the summer as family time since they were unable to do so as players.

    Once the kids get older, they will be OTD fixtures.

    Took a peek at last nights game thread. Yikes!

    Looks like they backed up the moron truck and dumped them into the blog.

    Same cast of crybabies, using a bunch of different SN’s with the same tired act.

    It’s why most of the regulars skip the game threads these days.

    Jeter? I’d be careful writing his career obituary just yet.

    Have a great weekend and play nice in here.

  27. MaineYankee July 17th, 2010 at 9:16 am

    GF

    It didn’t help the RS by starting their two worst starters as well.

  28. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    SJ-

    You are a lucky man to be able to see these 2 particular games.

    Very emotional. Very memorable.

    Another milestone in the Yankee story. :)

  29. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Enjoy the day, SJ44. :)

  30. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Have fun at the OTD, SJ. Not many of the real legends left. Whitey and Yogi are about all.

  31. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I am a little surprised that O’Neill, Flaherty and Leiter aren’t listed, but, have to think that they’ll be there.

  32. SJ44 July 17th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    GB,

    I know. We were talking about that last night.

    This is the 27th OTD I’ve attended.

    In a way, it’s not the same as it used to be when Joe D, Mickey, Scooter, etc were around.

    It’s still special. Just different.

    Plus, it makes me feel OLD when guys younger than I are introduced as “Old Timers”! lol

  33. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I am hoping that GREAT AJ will show up today. :)

    Need to get his recessive “consistency gene” to express itself.

    This is the perfect time.

  34. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    In 10 to 15 years, OTD will have that same feel to today’s younger people that it used to have for you guys. Today’s stars are tomorrow’s legends. There were some lean times in between eras, so I guess that has something to do with the feel of OTD.

  35. JM July 17th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Heading out to OTD in a bit……Still wired after last night’s game. An instant Yankees classic! Swish is the best.

    As for Jete, maybe Father Time is catching up to him but as SJ and others have said, it’s way too early to count him out. I am still hoping it’s just a prolonged slump. Last night he was pressing and that was obvious; he wanted so much to get the game-winning hit for the Boss. Here’s hoping he gets a couple of big hits today and good AJ shows up as well. :)

  36. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I am really pleased that Mel Stottlemyre will be back this year. Always one of my favorite pitchers. I can only imagine him if he could have been with better teams and stayed healthy. No Stan Bahnsen or Fritz Peterson, though. Fritz was there last year. Wonder if his cancer has returned.

  37. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    JM-

    Another lucky man ! Enjoy. Find SJ and celebrate together. :)

  38. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    SJ44 July 17th, 2010 at 9:23 am
    GB,

    I know. We were talking about that last night.

    This is the 27th OTD I’ve attended.

    In a way, it’s not the same as it used to be when Joe D, Mickey, Scooter, etc were around.

    It’s still special. Just different.

    Plus, it makes me feel OLD when guys younger than I are introduced as “Old Timers”! lol

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    Back around 1960 is when I really started remembering OTD. Growing up in Michigan, you just never read or saw these things. I think that it was in 1961, the CBS Game Of The Week first started showing the ceremonies and the game (Dizzy Dean and PeeWee Reese) and that’s the first time I ever saw Joe DiMaggio play. He hit a home run in the lower left stands (and one in each of his next two OTD games. That was some special stuff.

  39. Rishi July 17th, 2010 at 9:34 am

    last night’s game was an unreal experienece…from the tributes to the lack of announcer (except the “Welcome to YS” and “Thank you for coming, get home safe” which were both Bob Shepherd) to the actual game – totally unreal.

  40. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    SJ-

    That was an interesting speculation you put up the other day.

    “What if Mo has told the Yankees he intends to retire at the end of the season ?”.

    That in relation to the buzz about Soria.

    Have you heard anything to that effect ?

  41. joeman July 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    smart not getting Joba anywhere near that game last night..

  42. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Rishi-

    Winning was the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow.

    And winning in that fashion turned sadness into gladness.

    #28 will complete the task for now. :)

  43. Giuseppe Franco July 17th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    # joeman July 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    smart not getting Joba anywhere near that game last night..

    ————

    Um, Joba would have pitched the 10th had Swisher not come through in the 9th.

  44. Rishi July 17th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:39 am
    Rishi-

    Winning was the ?pot of gold? at the end of the rainbow.

    And winning in that fashion turned sadness into gladness.

    #28 will complete the task for now.

    ==============================

    the only logical next link in the chain :)

  45. joeman July 17th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    # Giuseppe Franco July 17th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    # joeman July 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    smart not getting Joba anywhere near that game last night..

    ————

    Um, Joba would have pitched the 10th had Swisher not come through in the 9th.
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    didn’t get that far which is good

  46. joeman July 17th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    would like joba to be part of a Soria deal, if KC was looking to deal him

  47. Comet July 17th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    GB anything as to why Mike Pags isn’t coming? Played decent third base in his time with us.

  48. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    From the schedule of events looks like today will be another emotion filled day at the Stadium.

  49. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Fran-

    The TB series is a time for the Yankees to step up and shine.

    and for new heroes to emerge.

    These are some extra memorable times IMO. New Era beginning. :)

  50. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Comet, haven’t heard a thing about the non-invite/appearance for Mikey Pags. same with Baylor, Boggs, Tim Raines and that group. It’s the remaining ones from the Horace Clarke Era that surprises me. Most won’t know them, but, they still tried. I was in Vietnam for some of that time, but, hey, it was still Yankee baseball and that was enough.

  51. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I noticed that Tino Martinez wasn’t listed. a lot of unhappy ladies. Perhaps he’s getting in shape for his ladies fantasy camp.

  52. Tom July 17th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    If a Soria deal were pulled off, he would alternate closer roles with Mariano when not being used as the last bridge to No. 42.
    It might do Chamberlain some good to be in the mid-west and closer to Nebraska.
    Cashman would have to add another 2 players from the farm to get a deal done. Possibly McAllister and Nunez ?

  53. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    GB-

    “I noticed that Tino Martinez wasn’t listed. a lot of unhappy ladies. Perhaps he’s getting in shape for his ladies fantasy camp.”

    Yeah. They are getting ready for the “swimsuit” competition. ;)

  54. LGY - Free Dejo! July 17th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    If you watch the replay of Swish’s game tying HR, he kisses the GMS patch as he crosses home plate.

  55. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Tom-

    I do not think Nunez is available. He is Jeter insurance. JMO.

  56. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:00 am
    GB-

    “I noticed that Tino Martinez wasn’t listed. a lot of unhappy ladies. Perhaps he’s getting in shape for his ladies fantasy camp.”

    Yeah. They are getting ready for the “swimsuit” competition.

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    You’ve become a pretty sick puppy, MTU. I try being serious and you try turning this into smut.

    I wish my mind worked like yours.

  57. Apple byte July 17th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Perhaps the Yankee Alumni Association needs to start sooner in reaching former players to participate in the Old Timers Day festivities.

  58. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    GB-

    “I wish my mind worked like yours.”

    Oh no you don’t ! Be glad. Good thing they don’t hang you for what you think. :)

  59. 86w183 July 17th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Haven’t gone to OTD since The Mick passed on. Probably won’t again until/unless the core four begins taking part in the festivities.

    I do hope Mariano gives the Yanks a heads up on his plans so that they can, perhaps make an acquisition under the radar. While Jorge and Pettite will be missed when they move on, Jetes and Mariano will leave craters to be filled.

    I think baseball needs to pass a rule that if your flying bat part interferes with the ball in play you are out. Maybe that will put an end to making bat handles too thin and players drying out there bats which are the two major factors in all the broken bats these days. Alex could have gotten killed last night.

  60. joeman July 17th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    # Tom July 17th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    If a Soria deal were pulled off, he would alternate closer roles with Mariano when not being used as the last bridge to No. 42.
    It might do Chamberlain some good to be in the mid-west and closer to Nebraska.
    Cashman would have to add another 2 players from the farm to get a deal done. Possibly McAllister and Nunez ?
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    in a NY minute

  61. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Wouldn’t it be cool if in years to come the Yankees invited the Red Sox teams of the 2000′s to OTD? Much like the old Giants and Dodgers were invited?

  62. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I saw that one of the giants of the NY media made a remark about Rodriguez “cowering” away from the bat and allowing Upton to get a hit.

  63. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    86w183 -

    I missed that play on the first go-round, but saw it when I re-watched the game later. Oh my goodness, that was too close for comfort!

    Sadly, it is going to take a serious injury, not a near miss (near stab???) for anything to be done.

  64. RMS July 17th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Does anyone know why Jorge was standing in right center during the tribute?

  65. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    The TB series is a time for the Yankees to step up and shine.
    and for new heroes to emerge.
    *********************
    MTU, well said. We are getting to see some really good future old timers.

  66. joeman July 17th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    don’t have a idea of when it will happen but when the core starts to break up it will be a sad day for Yankee fans….for the most part to see 4 players to stick together for this period of time that meant so much to a team is unreal

  67. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    GB-

    “I saw that one of the giants of the NY media made a remark about Rodriguez “cowering” away from the bat and allowing Upton to get a hit.”

    Maybe the genius who wrote that would like to take A-Rod’s place in as a target in a Javellin throwing competition. ;)

  68. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    When I first saw that play by Alex I thought he just missed the ball. But when I saw it on the replay I realized just how close that bat looked to hitting him. Glad he got out of the way in time.

  69. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Just a gentle reminder that GTLU is ongoing until an official lineup is posted. :)

  70. 86w183 July 17th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    My guess is Jorge was on his way back from the bullpen and the ceremony began forcing him to either stand out there or keep walking. If so, he clearly made the correct and respectful choice.

  71. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Doreen, back in the 60s and 70s, the Yankees always invited an”All Star team” from around baseball to play the Yankee teams. Bob Feller, Ted williams and players of that kind would show up. Those were the great times. Sadly, they got away from that. Yankees/Red Sox of the 70s and 80s? Can you imagine the 65-70 year olds involved in a bloodbath? Those guys didn’t just hate the other teams…they hated the other team’s players.

  72. LGY - Free Dejo! July 17th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Romulo Sanchez has apparently been cranking it up since moving to the pen.

    Was sitting 95-97 last night with the FB and 88 with the slider.

  73. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Doreen,

    Guess I’ll play this special weekend edition of GTLU.

    SS Jeter
    RF Swisher
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Robbie
    DH Posada
    CF Granderson
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

    Thanks :)

  74. 86w183 July 17th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Doreen —- here’s my HFWTLU (have fun with the lineup)

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

  75. RMS July 17th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    86w183

    If so, he clearly made the correct and respectful choice.

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    Thanks for the info. I agree.

  76. 86w183 July 17th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I liked OTD when they would feature a particular team and invite rival players from that year.

    How about 1996 for next year?

    the core four can play in both games!

  77. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    LGY-

    That’s good but can he find the plate ? We’ve had our share of Farnsworth’s, Veras’s, and Bruney’s.

    Might be nice to have some one wih control for a change of pace. :)

  78. Joe from Long Island July 17th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Good morning all –

    Just catching up a bit. It is impossible to read the in game threads. It really is.

    I am really struck by how emotional Joe Girardi gets. The man is a very sincere, you know where he stands type of guy, who isn’t afraid to show how he feels, and cares about his job and people. Just my opinion.

    I’ve got a lot of chores to get done before the ceremonies start today. I’m envious of SJ and whomever else gets to go. Thank goodness YES will be broadcasting. Unfortunately, FOX will be doing the game, but I’ll just mute them and listen to John and Suzyn. Their style suit me just fine.

    Enjoy the ceremonies, the game, and the blog (while you can!) today.

  79. MTU (aka GBURL) July 17th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Out for a while. back later. :)

  80. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    GB7 -

    I do wonder why they got away from inviting opposing players. It’s a nice twist. Maybe they stopped getting positive response from those guys? Maybe they got tired of being the “underdog” in the Yankees’ show? I mean, they usually are celebrating a Yankees’ success, right? :)

    I think if they invite Red Sox in the future, it would be a tribute to the rivalry that exists now. They players don’t seem to hate each other and the head-to-head season competition is usually about .500, so maybe it could work?

  81. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Joe,

    Don’t forget there is also a postgame show on YES today.

  82. Erica in NY July 17th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Doreen – GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 7:12 am
    Sam Borden -

    I want to echo the sentiments of “Just a Visitor.” Your article was sublime.
    *************

    I agree.

    Furthermore, I am still laughing at the thought of the Boss ordering a steak at IHOP

  83. nutballgazette July 17th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    The names are starting to become a little ridiculous, In the old days they brought in truly great playes who played for and against the Yankees,

    Who is Don Johnson? Duane Pillette played a part season as a rookie in 1949,
    Then names like Mike Easler, Aaron Small, Pat Kelly, Homer Bush and Hank Workman played in 2 games in 1950 went 1-5 for a .200 average, But he did a score a run.

  84. Erica in NY July 17th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Tex 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Posada DH
    Granderson CF
    Cervelli C
    GGBG LF

    I haven’t won GTLU in weeks. Okay, I also haven’t played GTLU in weeks.
    Thanks Doreen

  85. Jack Florham July 17th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    “GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 8:53 am
    Hey….my guys, Horace Clarke, Roy White and Hector Lopez will be there today. Only Jack Reed, Roger Repoz, Steve Whittaker, Frank Fernandez and Ross Moschitto are missing. Frank Fernanez is a former outfielder first baseman for NYYs and a retired NY fireman. His fire department was one of the 9-11 responders, I believe.”

    Then you probably also remember Thad Tillotson, Joe Verbanic, Steve Kline, and Roger Repoz. I remember going to one game as a kid (I think it was a Sunday afternoon) and sat in the left field outfield seats (402 to the low fence) and Whittaker hit a triple and a homer and I thought we had the replacement for the Mick.

  86. Erica in NY July 17th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Who is Don Johnson?
    *********

    In all honesty, I was wondering the same thing but didn’t want to sound lame. I am guessing he isn’t the Miami Vice guy but someone who played in the 50s and 60s way before my time

  87. john July 17th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hello! Does anyone know what time the Yes Network will start covering todays festivities?

  88. LGY - Free Dejo! July 17th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    MTU,

    From what I can gather he has walked 2 in 6 innings of work since moving to the BP. So that translates to 3 BB/9. Not bad considering as a starter he was over 5 this year, but still obviously a very, very small sample.

  89. Erica in NY July 17th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    john July 17th, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Hello! Does anyone know what time the Yes Network will start covering todays festivities?
    *************

    YES covers OTD from 2-4.

    The actually game vs TB today is on FOX at 4

  90. rb July 17th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I’ll give GTLU a shot today.

    Jeter ss
    Swisher rf
    Tex 1b
    A-Rod 3b
    Cano 2b
    Posada dh
    Granderson cf
    Cervelli c
    Gardner lf

    Thanks Doreen.

  91. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Morning, Joe. Hope all is well with you and your family.

    I hate everyone that gets to go to this weekend series and events. The fact that the games are important is one thing, but, it’s the events that have arisen have made this mustsee baseball. It’s like Woodstock was for music lovers. It’s not just an important series of baseball games, it has become a happening.

  92. Erica in NY July 17th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    ARGH!!!!

    I just discovered I had my Air Conditioner on “Fan Only” mode last night. No wonder I was so uncomfortable….. it was 84 degress in here!!!!!!

  93. Mark- Can't touch this. July 17th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Mu first GTLU

    Jete
    Swish
    Tex
    A-Rod
    Cano
    Jorge(DH)
    Granderson
    Cervelli(C)
    Gardner

  94. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I am going to stop telling people what a good time it is to see the Trenton Thunder. Couldn’t get 4 tickets for tonight’s game. First time that’s ever happened to us. Good for the Thunder; good for the Yankees; bad for us! :)

  95. Giuseppe Franco July 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Hard to believe someone in the media would have the gall to call A-Rod a coward for prioritizing his life over that play in the 9th.

    Who was the culprit?

  96. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Looking at the Trenton blurb from last night in today’s paper, and it looks like Brandon Laird isn’t going to miss time from being hit on the foot. He and Romine had RBI singles last night. And Adam Warren (was he the guy that was going to be the replacement in the Lee trade?) got the win in his first appearance for the Thunder (5 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 5 Ks).

  97. Erica in NY July 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Off to the beach-

    Hope everyone has a great day

  98. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Doreen, that’s why nobody goes to the Trenton games any more. Nobody can get tickets.

    God, do I love Yogi’s insight into life.

  99. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Yeah, Doreen, Warren was a top pick last year. Happy that he and Montero weren’t included in that deal.

  100. The First Place Rays July 17th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    So automatic win for Niemann today and for Price tomorrow?

  101. teddy3321 July 17th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    since nettles is here, have him find bill lee and give him another beatdown

  102. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Don johnson was a pitcher from the 1950 Yankees (and ’47). Not too good. Bounced around baseball until the late 50s.

  103. joeman July 17th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    MY memory of what The Boss was about was on Sept 9th (Sat)1978 up in Boston…had a bus trip that day from Waterbury Ct to Fenway…as you most know the weekend of the Boston Massacre which till this day still haunts Red Sox Fans…around the middle of the game 5th-6th inning as we were making all sorts of noise in the stands a couple of us look to the right and coming up the ramp is George and his entourage. He walks over to us and says he had to stop by to see who was making all the noise for the Yankees, he also says that Fenway was quiet today and all he hears is us. He signed autographs for us, mine was on a $20 bill which I still have today…

  104. Erin July 17th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    GTLU:

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

    Thanks! :)

  105. Erin July 17th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    # Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    When I first saw that play by Alex I thought he just missed the ball. But when I saw it on the replay I realized just how close that bat looked to hitting him. Glad he got out of the way in time.

    **************************************
    Me too! That bat could have killed him!

  106. upstate kate July 17th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    have fun at the beach Erica

    I am also jealous of everyone who got to go to last night/today’s game.
    However, the game we are going to is the last night of Hope Week, so that should be a good one.

    joeman
    what a great memory :)

  107. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Just watching “Baseball Chronicles”. The last clip was Yogi. His kids asked him what he wanted on his tombstone when he died. He said, “It’s Over”.

  108. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 17th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Kate,

    When is Hope Week?

  109. pat July 17th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Good morning! Last day of vacation and I slept in late. :smile:

    Swish reminds me of an adopted pound puppy. He’s seen the world from outside, he’s grateful to be here and doing everything he can to be able to stay.

    GB- Thanks for the compliment. Not everyone may have taken it as such but I’m okay being compared to a guillotine. :wink:

    Sam
    Touching portrayal of last night. The roses, taps and silence- the Yankees always seem to hit the right notes on these kind of occasions.

  110. Apple byte July 17th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Manuel Banuelos with another good outing last night for Single A Tampa. He’s given up 3 earned runs in 18.3 innings of work.

    Albaladejo with another save for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Nice clean inning with 1 K.

  111. ac1 July 17th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I think we should bring Albie back up and try him in the 8th inning. He has been real good closing games in AAA so it is worth a shot. The fast answer is Roberson based on 1 game, but i’d rather see him develop without the 8th inning pressure.

    Albie cant be worse than Joba has been on his day days.

  112. Erin July 17th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    YankeesWFAN Yogi Berra fell in his home last night. Nothing broken but very sore. Will not attend OTD. Disappointed he can’t celebrate with ’50 Yanks.

  113. rb July 17th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I hope Yogi is all right. :(

  114. Erin July 17th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    YankeesWFAN Amazing stat. In 1950 Yogi struck out only 12 times in 597 at bats. 12!

  115. Mike in Harrisburg July 17th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Poor Yogi. As if he needed this week to be any tougher.

  116. Mark- Can't touch this. July 17th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    No Yogi, :-(

  117. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I see that the Lowell Spinners of the Red Sox single A baseball team is going for the world’s record of the most people popping bubble wrap at the same time.

    Given the Red Sox injury problems, perhaps they should save that buppble wrap for their players. Until then, the Boston Red Sox should go after the Lowell Spinners other world’s record set in 2004…the largest game of “Duck, Duck, Goose”.

    Thos ’04 Red sox were going after everything, weren’t they?

  118. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    ***bubble*** wrap for their players

  119. m July 17th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I was hanging out on the wrong thread! Good morning guys. And what a wonderful morning it is. :)

    m July 17th, 2010 at 11:48 am
    I saw highlights of Benjie?s triple this am. The news guys said he would be removed with a quad issue?

    I peeked at the standings last night and saw the sawx were 7 back in the loss column. Awesome. Also, huge win last night. I can see why Maddon wanted it so badly. A win would?ve put them one gcme back, and a loss?well you know the rest.

    And, no, can?t stand the hipster.

  120. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Hope Yogi is okay. :(

  121. Brian Heyman July 17th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Tough draw for the Yanks today. My guess on the final score: 6-2, Rays.

  122. GreenBeret7 July 17th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Brian Heyman July 17th, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Tough draw for the Yanks today. My guess on the final score: 6-2, Rays.

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

    Nobody really cares what your guess is, nor, who you are.

  123. upstate kate July 17th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Fran
    Hope Week is the week of Aug 16. A little extra bonus for us as we found out after we had gotten our tix

  124. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 17th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I have the following people submitting lineups for GTLU; if you’ve submitted one and don’t see your name, let me know.

    I’m taking lineups until an official one is posted, whatever time that is.

    upstate kate
    NYY626
    Jeff NJ
    Fran (the original)
    86w183
    Erica
    rb
    Mark – can’t touch this
    Erin

  125. Kate July 17th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    where did you hear yogi wont be at the game?

  126. H.K. July 17th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    “Tough draw for the Yanks today. My guess on the final score: 6-2, Rays.”

    2-1 Yankees, may be.

  127. Jon July 17th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    So which AJ will show up today? The Bad AJ is due for a return? No?

  128. Mark- Can't touch this. July 17th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I think A.J starts one of his 4-1, 5-0 under 3 ERA runs today.

  129. Mark- Can't touch this. July 17th, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Oh Montero has turned into Jesus again, his numbers for a month now have been Amazing.

  130. Bernie July 17th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    They’re bruised and battered, hurt and crippled
    But who’d a thought Molina tripled
    He hit for cycle, a slam included
    This Red Sox fans seems quite diluted

  131. Gateways July 17th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Not good.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5388434

  132. upstate kate July 17th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    just finished watching the encore of last night’s game and I hope the complainers noted that Granderson lead off the 9th w/ a single against a lefty, and Pena bunted him over…truly a team win

    And then there is Swish! I always like Swish, but considered him a player like Kevin Millar/Eric Byrnes/Sean Casey…fun to have as a team mate, not the greatest player. I give Swish all the credit in the world, he has worked so hard on his offense and defense, and both have improved. it is obvious how much he loves and takes pride in being a Yankee.

  133. miami, FL July 17th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    What’s the official ranking of these pairings:

    Niemann/Price
    CC/Cliff Lee
    Lester/Buchholtz

  134. Bill M July 17th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Three of the first-timers (Don Johnson, Duane Pillette and Hank Workman) are guys who played briefly on the team 60 years ago, and are now in their 80s. I think it’s absolutely fantastic that the Yankees have brought them in for their first Old-Timers Day. I know the team has been trying to locate every member of the team to get them to autograph a baseball for the museum.

  135. Tar July 17th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    “If you watch the replay of Swish’s game tying HR, he kisses the GMS patch as he crosses home plate.”

    I noticed that as well. A touching moment most Yankee fans won’t soon forget.

  136. kev July 17th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    amazing photo … on Bing homepage today.

  137. Thrillington July 17th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Hi All,

    It’s been a while since I posted. Great to see the regulars still here.

    On the occasion of M. Sheppard’s tribute today, I figured I’d post this YouTube video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7W5N9TySsQ

    Isn’t this guy amazing? Aparently, that’s one of Eddie Layton’s old setups that he used at the stadium, and the man in the video is a former protege of Eddie’s.

    Really brings back memories. Bat Day in 1979 was my very first game. I was 5 years old. These kinds of sounds really bring back those very early days of Yankee fandom for me.

    Here’s to you, Mr. Sheppard.

  138. Mark- Can't touch this. July 17th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Kev,

    Yeah breath taking.

  139. tampayank July 17th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    “NEW YORK — New York Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra will not attend Saturday’s Old-Timer’s Day at Yankee Stadium after suffering a fall Friday evening at his home in Montclair, N.J.

    While the 85-year-old former catcher and manager didn’t suffer any broken bones, Berra is not feeling up to coming to the ballpark for the 2 p.m. ET ceremony, according to the Yankees and Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Montclair.

    Berra tripped on his front steps and was brought to nearby Mountainside Hospital, according to Kaplan. He was X-rayed and released. “His nose is pretty banged up,” Kaplan said.

    The Yankees are working on re-writing the script for the day’s events. Berra’s family is putting together a statement to be read at the ceremony.

    “He’s very disappointed as you can imagine,” said Kaplan. “He looks forward to this day. And he’s sorry he can’t be there.”"

    :(

  140. Yin July 17th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Gotta love these gals on here. Doreen, pat and a couple of others are pretty sneaky with some of those stinging zingers. Nothing beats a smart ass remark from unexpected sources.

    ….OR, maybe the “unexpected” comes from your own limitations on what “these gals” are capable of? ……? I know you are being complimentary, but in a way, you dissed “these gals.”


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