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Chat tomorrow

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

Sam and I are planning some sort of chat tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be flying in from Toronto in the morning, but assuming everything works out, we’ll be chatting at 1 p.m. on Thursday. I’m sure we’ll talk all about the playoffs and the upcoming Boston series.

Because of my travel and because Sam lives pretty far from the office, I’m pretty sure we won’t be video chatting. Just a basic you-type-questions, we’ll-type-answers situation.

See you then.

 
 

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62 Responses to “Chat tomorrow”

  1. Doreen September 29th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I am still taking lineups for GTLU – SE (special edition). There is a prize for today’s winning lineup.

  2. theREALkevin September 29th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Playing hurt is obviously trisha. I already came to that conclusion. CR9 has multiple handles as well. Pretty easy to figure them out if and when they show up.

  3. Eduardo September 29th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Jeter SS
    Granderson CF
    Miranda 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Berkman DH
    Kearns RF
    Gardner LF
    Cervelli C

  4. Pat M. September 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    One essential issue for the club to address will be the ability of the Yanks pitchers to hold runners at bay….The book on them right now is you can swipe bases at will & this has to change somewhat……If not, Yanks are going to find themselves in more jams that they want to be in…….In some respects, this could be their undoing in the upcoming weeks….Just an opinion, maybe not a very good one ( disclaimer )

  5. CR9 September 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    “Joe knows all the unknown facts so he knows best”

    WYH – Well, he does. Do you think that Girardi gives away every bit of information to the media and/or fans? No, he doesn’t, and rightfully so……and you know that as well.

  6. Wave Your Hat September 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Pat M-

    I agree with you that is a big problem, but how would you suggest the Yanks fix that? Presumably, if it was an easy fix they would already have done so.

  7. Open Spaces September 29th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Does anybody know if MLBTV is going to offer a legitimate playoff feed. Last years was awful because you couldn’t watch the television feed, so you had to pick several camera angles and guess where the ball was going half the time.

    I’d like to avoid the sports bars and purchasing a television/cable just for the playoffs!

    Thanks for any advice.

  8. Bret The Hitman September 29th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Jeter-ss
    Swisher-rf
    Berkman-1b
    Arod-dh
    Cano-2b
    Granderson-cf
    Cervelli-c
    Pena-3b
    Gardner-lf

  9. upstate kate September 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    simple solution…don’t let any runners get on base :)

  10. Wave Your Hat September 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    CR9-

    But, it is a tautology to argue that Joe made the right move, and then defend your argument by saying the move was right because Joe knew the unknown fact that made it right. Your argument is merely repeating the original assertion.

  11. Nick in SF September 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I am also going to be answering questions tomorrow.

    If you know how to get hold of me, feel free to ask away and I’ll do the best I can.

  12. 108 stitches September 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    The salaries of coaches are not generally common knowledge but Kevin Long deserves a nice increase for his hard work and what he’ll be doing over the winter and into spring training.
    Much the same for Dave Eiland. It’s not his fault that Burnett’s skull can’t be penetrated.
    If Rob Thomson is given the Toronto manager’s job, he’s easily replaced. Quietly, Tony Pena and Mike Harkey do their jobs well.
    Hopefully Tony stays and doesn’t get involved in the 9-10 openings after the season.

  13. Northy September 29th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Gardner – lf
    Jeter – ss
    Teixeira – DH
    Berkman – 1b
    Posada – c
    Swisher – rf
    Granderson – cf
    Nunez -3b
    Pena -2b

  14. MTU September 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    “It’s not his fault that Burnett’s skull can’t be penetrated.”

    Penetration of the skull is not a problem. Even the Ancients could handle that. It’s that once you do, and you peer into the great void, what do you do then ? :)

  15. BJK September 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Pat M. September 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    One essential issue for the club to address will be the ability of the Yanks pitchers to hold runners at bay….The book on them right now is you can swipe bases at will & this has to change somewhat……If not, Yanks are going to find themselves in more jams that they want to be in…….In some respects, this could be their undoing in the upcoming weeks….Just an opinion, maybe not a very good one ( disclaimer )

    ———————————————————————-

    We should actually be thanking Francona for exposing this flaw so it can be addressed. Better now than in the playoffs.

  16. m September 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    We all know that Trisha pats herself on the back once in a while, but if she is ‘playing hurt’ she’d be bleeding by now.

  17. 108 stitches September 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nick in SF September 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    I am also going to be answering questions tomorrow.

    If you know how to get hold of me, feel free to ask away and I’ll do the best I can.
    ………………………………….

    Hey Nick, I’ve got a question already. Any idea what light sweet crude oil will be worth per barrel on the market in November ?

  18. Jerkface September 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Certain things can’t change. AJ burnett will give up steals. Pat M, I think you’re right in that the yankees need to get better but look at the stats. They are getting KILLED by AJ burnett

    341 SBO (stolen base ops) 15 steals, 3 caught stealing against CC. Thats only 18 attempts!!
    309 SBO 36 steals, 5 CS vs AJ
    245 SBO 10 Steals, 5 CS vs Hughes
    186 SBO 2 steals, 1 CS vs Pettitte

    One of those is not like the other.

  19. Erica in NY September 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Nick in SF September 29th, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    I am also going to be answering questions tomorrow.

    If you know how to get hold of me, feel free to ask away and I?ll do the best I can.
    ******************

    Is ANY question on the table????

  20. CR9 September 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    WYH – You’re absolutely right. So essentially, both the defenders and attackers of Joe’s moves do not have all the information that Joe has. Thus, we cant determine if his decision is the correct or incorrect one.

  21. West Coast Yankee Fan September 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Jeter SS
    Granderson CF
    Tex 1B
    ARod DH
    Cano 2B
    Kearns RF
    Gardner LF
    Cervelli C
    Pena 3B

  22. upstate kate September 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    hey Nick
    did Phil get a tribute meal the other night for his great pitching performance?

    M
    SoS was here earlier… I told him you were looking for him

  23. CR9 September 29th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    *accurately determine

  24. West Coast Yankee Fan September 29th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    How about this for an interesting quote from a Yankee player (anonymous) as reported in the NYDN:

    “We’re on board with whatever Joe wants to do. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite us in the end.”

  25. yanksfansince67 September 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    what the heck….

    Golson cf
    Nunez 3b
    Cano 2b
    Arod dh
    Thames lf
    Berkman 1b
    Kearns rf
    Cervelli c
    Pena 3b

  26. Wave Your Hat September 29th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    “WYH – You’re absolutely right. So essentially, both the defenders and attackers of Joe’s moves do not have all the information that Joe has. Thus, we cant determine if his decision is the correct or incorrect one.”

    CR9-

    That’s true. So let a thousand arguments bloom. We shouldn’t criticize the criticizers for criticizing, that’s what a comment section is for.

    Just make the best case you can with what you do know.

  27. Doreen September 29th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    GTLU-SE update:

    Unknown
    upstate kate
    chuck58
    Erin
    sevrox
    Fran
    Noreaster
    jacksquat
    justinxdance27
    tyanksfan36
    jackamir
    Erica
    Doreen
    Eduardo
    Bret The Hitman
    Northy
    West Coast Yankee Fan

  28. 108 stitches September 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    MTU September 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    “It’s not his fault that Burnett’s skull can’t be penetrated.”

    Penetration of the skull is not a problem. Even the Ancients could handle that. It’s that once you do, and you peer into the great void, what do you do then ?
    …………………………………………..

    Probably listen for an echo or marbles shifting from side to side.

  29. playing hurt September 29th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    When a man is faced with overwhelming evidences of superiority. Jealousy and admiration is spawned on such occasional. The jealousy fights with futility in the shadow of such mighty amalgamation of wit and reason, the admiration attempts a feeble imitation of the inimitable.
    One is reduced to a gibberish few words against the light of the truth and the pearls of wisdom….

    Let the last bastion of courage and might fortified us against the savagery of the on coming darkness… when they comes a moment when all is seem but lost…. gaze above, for there lies hope for the men of Westerlings.

  30. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Penetration of the skull is not a problem. Even the Ancients could handle that. It’s that once you do, and you peer into the great void, what do you do then ?

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

    A very special man who was at one time keenly attuned to the soul of LoHud once said…..

    “Man stares into the abyss, and there’s nothing staring back at him. That’s when man finds his character. And that’s what keeps him out of the abyss.”

    Who you may ask?

    http://www.esquire.com/cm/esqu.....rs2008.jpg

  31. upstate kate September 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    yeah, I would guess you could make up anything and quote an anonymous source

  32. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    You know, I’ve never felt like I was preparing for the GRE’s while reading LoHud but today might be a first… thanks for the edumacation playing hurt!! (and trisha too I suppose!)

  33. Nick in SF September 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Let me repeat that I will be answering questions tomorrow.

    But I will answer upstate kate’s question, Phil was honored with a Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger for his last win but not for his fine no-decision performance which I did not even get to watch. I don’t make the rules, I just eat them.

  34. Kitt6Katt September 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    In case you missed it – GTLU

    1-Jeter SS
    2-Swisher RF
    3-Berkman 1B
    4-Arod 3B
    5-Posada C
    6-Thames DH
    7-Kearns LF
    8-Pena 2B
    9-Granderson CF

  35. upstate kate September 29th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    and you thought you were just wasting time Shame :)

  36. MTU September 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Jeers-

    Looks like a chipmunk. Pass the mushrooms please. :)

  37. playing hurt September 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Man stares into the sun , the brilliance overwhelms him. That’s when man finds his better.
    And that’s what keeps him looking for the divine.

  38. blake September 29th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    As Jerkface eluded to…one way to decrease the amount of SBs against the Yankees is not to pitch AJ Burnett….I know that isn’t the primary issue but he’s one of the worst at holding base runners.

  39. upstate kate September 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    thank you for your timely answer Nick, altho I am disappointed you didn’t honor Phil for single handedly saving our season

  40. West Coast Yankee Fan September 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    upstate kate
    September 29th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    yeah, I would guess you could make up anything and quote an anonymous source

    *********

    Is it really plausible to you that a Yankee beat writer would put his job on the line by making up a quote like that? Really?

  41. Nick in SF September 29th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Also, again, I may not be present in the LoHud comments section tomorrow. But I’ll still look forward to hearing from you.

  42. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Playing hurt,

    I’m sorry but I’m just not feeling it.

    It’s almost like you’re just copying and pasting now. Lowest-common-denominator stuff like you would find on an inspirational poster bought at your local Staples.

    Your grammar usage is also a bit lacking.

  43. CR9 September 29th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    WYH – Agreed. So continue criticizing the object of your criticism! Btw, what side of the Girardi discussion are you on?

  44. playing hurt September 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Disclaimer : the written contents expressed above by playing hurt Co. is in no way associated with the said the great one . The names, logos, trademarks, and service marks of playing hurt that appear on this site may not be used in any advertising, publicity, promotion, or in any other manner implying playing hurt’s endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with any product or service, without playing hurt’s prior express written permission.

  45. champ809 September 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    GTLU- Special edition winner

    Jeter ss
    Swisher DH
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Thames LF
    Nunez 2B
    Kearns RF
    Velli C
    Golson CF

  46. MTU September 29th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Blake-

    I’ll go a step further. One way to win the ALDS is to not pitch AJ. :)

  47. CountryClub September 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Better lineup than I expected:

    BloggingBombers NYY lineup vs TOR 9/29: Jeter 6, Swisher 9, Teixeira 3, Rodriguez 5, Cano 4, Thames DH, Kearns 7, Cervelli 2, Golson 8, Vazquez 1

  48. upstate kate September 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    WCYF
    how is that putting his job on the line? and what player would say something like that to a beat writer? you would think they, both reporters and players, would learn something from the Ken Griffey Jr flap
    yes, I guess seeing some of the garbage that is written, it is plausible to me

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    “Playing hurt is obviously trisha. I already came to that conclusion. CR9 has multiple handles as well. Pretty easy to figure them out if and when they show up.”

    Are you CRAZY? I swear on the souls on my parents in heaven that I am not that person, nor do I know who it is. Why would you even say that? I’m not even sure if it’s someone being nice to me or goofing on me!

    And if it is someone being nice, well just wow that someone else gets me to that extent. And if it is someone goofing on me, it wouldn’t be the first time.

    I don’t appreciate you or anyone else saying stuff like that since I don’t post for anyone else but me. If you’ve posted here long enough, you obviously know that I’ve never looked for or needed an army of people to support my position in order for me to stick to it. I have put up with more nonstop CRAP from disgruntled people who have berated my positions – and I have stood toe to toe with them, holding the line. I don’t remember seeing a fortress showing up in my direction, but it didn’t stop me from holding my ground ever.

    Just remember this. I do not need validation from people on a baseball forum to feel my position is a correct position. So I would hardly take the time to come on and be a second voice saying I’m right. Please.

  50. RayVT September 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Some of you folks crack me up! Not only is Trisha beautiful, she is brilliant! She has talent & brains. She knows what she is talking about a lot more than most of you for sure. Sometimes her thoughts are a bit out of the box, but I tell you they are carefully thought out. She isn’t afraid to be different either and she will always stand her ground.

    What I don’t understand is why so many people take cheap shots at her? Is it a manhood thing? If so then maybe you’d best do a self check!

    The day we all agree on here is the day I will no longer be back. Doreen has both beauty & brains too, but she somewhat submits to the male egos on here and gets a pass! I truly find all the women’s comment on here to be refreshing and usually spot on. (Even Betsy’s, which may take a little re-inforcement sometimes.)

  51. m September 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    kate,

    I saw. :)

    K. I was going to explode. Listening to Dan Patrick interview some TB radio guy, PJ something. First response “the national guys need to understand…deep depression down here…and location…in a bad spot…people turn out on the weekends…”. I’m like, he asked you about Longo & Price’s tweets!

    He eventually got to that. They apologized (on the radio?). He actually had to explain to those two kids that a hurting citenzry might not want to hear millionaire athletes tell them how to spend their money.

    Said fans were a upset at first, but they’re behind the team. Mentioned that their ratings and merchandise sales top the charts. Not sure if that was in the TB market or MLB.

  52. Abe Peterham September 29th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Gtlu !
    Golson cf
    Nunez 3b
    Pena 2b
    Miranda dh
    Thames lf
    Berkman 1b
    Kearns rf
    Cervelli c
    Russo, yes, Russo 3b

  53. Doreen September 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    GTLU-SE Is Now CLOSED. NO more lineups will be accepted.

    Thank you for playing.

    :)

  54. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    MTU,

    Hal is our friend. He is our bridge over troubled water

    :wink:

  55. playing hurt September 29th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Those armed with faith stands alone in dreaming the impossible and making it the quite plausible.

  56. tom tresh 15 September 29th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    RayVT September 29th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Some of you folks crack me up! Not only is Trisha beautiful, she is brilliant! She has talent & brains
    **************************************************************************
    You convinced me at beautiful

  57. Wave Your Hat September 29th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    CR9-

    In general I think Joe’s decision to rest players was an organizational decision made because the Yanks are a conservative organization and did not want to risk further injuries. So I don’t blame Joe for resting the players and I don’t blame the organization either because WINNING THE WORLD SERIES IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WINNING THE DIVISION, even though winning the division would be nice and one should always compete.

    In general I like Joe’s in-game decisions too, although I think that towards the end of a tight pennant race and in the post-season he can be guilty of over-managing and favoring one-run strategies too much, such as changing pitchers too often, pinch-running too often, bunting too often and playing Cervelli (or Molina in the 2009 post-season) too often.

    But, big picture, I like Joe, and think a managerial change would be likely to hurt more than help.

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    “Is it really plausible to you that a Yankee beat writer would put his job on the line by making up a quote like that? Really?”

    Job on the line? It isn’t like he said that an unnamed player said he was going to kill Joe Girardi! That quote is about as benign as you will find. Obviously you don’t have a lot of experience with the inner-workings of the media, since one of the most sacrosanct rules is that a reporter never gives up his source. Now nobody in their right mind is going to be pushing to hear which player purportedly said that!

    Look at the Daily News Poll about Clueless Joe, and I think you have your answer. Do I believe that a reporter could have made that up. ABOLUTELY! In addition, I dont believe Yankee players make those kinds of comments to the media. They know better. That team is all on the same page, and they know that their manager is managing to keep them fresh as possible and to win it all.

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    “Those armed with faith stands alone in dreaming the impossible and making it the quite plausible.”

    Wow, you do blow me away. I want to think you mean the stuff you’re saying. I think’s it’s beautiful.

    :)

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Wow Ray VT, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for appreciating who I am and also for seeing that my positions are always thought out. What an awesome post that was and if I could find a way to give you a huge cyberhug, I would do it.

    I do think differently, and I do think out of the box a lot, but I believe that adds dimension that sometimes needs to be there. That you are able to see all of that and appreciate it for what it is really blows me away.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. What an awesome friend!

    :)

  61. West Coast Yankee Fan September 29th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    upstate kate
    September 29th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    WCYF
    how is that putting his job on the line? and what player would say something like that to a beat writer? you would think they, both reporters and players, would learn something from the Ken Griffey Jr flap yes, I guess seeing some of the garbage that is written, it is plausible to me.

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

    With much respect, I work in a related business and know quite a bit about the media. If a reporter and a prominent one for a major newspaper invented something like that, they would be fired. They have their source, a real player told him that, he asked to remain anonymous. These players have relationships with beat rfeporters and confide in them. It’s quite common for quotes to be given off the record.

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan September 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue
    September 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    “Is it really plausible to you that a Yankee beat writer would put his job on the line by making up a quote like that? Really?”

    Job on the line? It isn’t like he said that an unnamed player said he was going to kill Joe Girardi! That quote is about as benign as you will find. Obviously you don’t have a lot of experience with the inner-workings of the media, since one of the most sacrosanct rules is that a reporter never gives up his source. Now nobody in their right mind is going to be pushing to hear which player purportedly said that!

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

    Trish you just babbled incoherently about something totally irrelevant to what was being discussed. I posted a quote by a prominent Yankees beat writer who wrote that a player told him that. I am in a media related business and have a great deal of experience in it, you do not know what you are talking about.

    Again. “We’re on board with whatever Joe wants to do. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite us in the end.”

    That was a Yankee player questioning Girardi’s moves.


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