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Girardi: “I hope the Mayor’s right”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 09, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I will admit that I’m not a frequent listener of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s radio show. I certainly wasn’t listening yesterday, but the Associated Press moved this short story.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is already anticipating another World Series title for the Yankees, and he’s even dreaming about the parade.

The mayor joked Friday on his radio show that he’s so confident in the Bronx Bombers, he’s planning where the parade should start.

Two games into the playoffs, at least the Mayor is confident.

“I hope the Mayor is right,” Joe Girardi said. “I imagine that there’s a lot of planning that goes into something like that. And they just can’t do it overnight. I wouldn’t think they were in major stages of it. But I’m sure they have to have a preliminary conversation when he gets time. I hope he’s right.”

 
 

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77 Responses to “Girardi: “I hope the Mayor’s right””

  1. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Good morning.

    Was reading back through Last night’s thread.

    Came to find out that GB can play the guitar and has been doing so since he was 12.

    That’s impressive, and obviously a very long time.

    I would have figured him for the harpsichord though since he was around in Bach’s time, and it was way more popular instrument. :)

  2. JCPD October 9th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Morning MTU. Hoping for a really long, walk off win so I can catch the end of the game after I get off work. And then a tribute of course.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    And everyone got on me for sticking with Kyle Farnsworth!!!!! I’m mad at myself now but I turned off the Giants game when it was 3-0. Tommy Hanson had gotten squeezed and I saw no point in watching anymore.

    YOU GO BRAVOS!!!!!

    :)

    I keep reading that according to Selig the owners and managers aren’t interested in looking at the umpiring issue but that there is a December meeting set up, put in motion by the players association. I PRAY that is the case because the story said no formal announcement of the meeting had been made yet. People really flipped out on CR9 because he would go off on the umpires all the time. But we all saw it throughout the season, and we’re seeing it in the postseason. (And I mean generally poor umpiring, not just against the Yankees.) SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE! If these fools can’t get it right, replace them with a machine. And whoever in MLB went along with the “no arguing balls and strikes” needs to be shot. I don’t give a rat how much it extends a game. No pitcher should be forced to get extra outs, and no batter should be called out on ball 4. Period.

  4. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:34 am

    JCPD-

    I understand how you feel from your POV, and as long as they win it’s all good.

    However my personal preference would be a great pitching performance by YMH followed by a crushing blow from our offense.

    Time to show Minny the door.

    Looking forward to your tribute. It’s good to do 2. One for Hughesy and one for the ALDS.

    Maybe you can sneak off work a little early. It could be a special day. ;)

  5. JCPD October 9th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I wish getting off early. I close tonight, that means I get home around 1AM.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Updated chart. I will post it again later today.

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorga.....SERIES.pdf

  7. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    JCPD-

    Sh*t ! Maybe we can send in your “double”.

    A winning Lotto ticket would work too.

    You strike me a person who would make a good man of leisure. :)

  8. SAS October 9th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    MTU,

    It will be wonderful if you are right. I can’t wait to see the tributes. We won’t be home, I don’t think, when the game is over. Going out with friends tonight. I will be checking out the tributes though.

    ———————————————————
    A very good morning everyone. A toast with my coffee!!!

  9. SAS October 9th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Trisha,

    I went with my heart this round, not my gut feelings, so I will do poorly. The Yankees are my only ace in the hole, I hope

  10. Joe from Long Island October 9th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Good morning –

    Just checking in, quickly, and I find that GB played the guitar? I didn’t know he was so artsy….

  11. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    SAS-

    Me too. It’s really a simple formula.

    Pitch and Hit. That’s what it takes.

    Throw in the home town crowd and the Yankees killer instinct, and I hope we have a winner.

    Besides all that. I believe in Euthanasia. Minny is suffering so let’s just put them out of their misery. It’s unkind to drag it out when their fate is already sealed. Right ? :)

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    And who would think that the most sage words of wisdom for the day, the series, the world series, and life would come from none other than Kyle Farnsworth?

    “That’s part of the game, you just have to take the good with the bad and keep on going,” Farnsworth said.

    If only some lohuddites could wrap their minds around that concept…

  13. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Joe-

    Yeah. He’s more than just super snark. I wouldn’t have figured he would know one end of a guitar from another. :)

  14. lordbyron October 9th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Is Bud Selig hibernating already? The man makes $14 million per year and he can’t figure out how use technology/instant replay to improve the integrity of the game, nor can he schedule
    start times that will generally enable games to end before midnight. Bud remains clueless.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    “Trisha,

    I went with my heart this round, not my gut feelings, so I will do poorly. The Yankees are my only ace in the hole, I hope”

    SAS, I did the same thing. But not to worry, because each series has escalating points so good calls in the CLs’s, for example, can overcome the first series. Fran was the winner last season and I’m pretty sure she was near the bottom of the pack after the division series.

    And don’t forget. Just because you may not have guessed the correct number of games does not mean you won’t end up with the right team. You get points for the correct team too. All we’re zeroing out at this point is the guess on the number of games since no team has clinched the series yet. (You have to wait until the 8:30 game is over for that to happen!)

    :)

  16. JCPD October 9th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    MTU, I do leisure REALLY well!!! :-)

  17. Betsy October 9th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Sorry I missed the Mo interview :(

  18. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Trisha-

    I just can’t do that. I lost mine a long, long time ago. :)

  19. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    JCPD-

    That’s what I figured. It takes one to know one. :)

  20. Ruby Tuesday October 9th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    The Twins will SWEEP …

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    “Is Bud Selig hibernating already? The man makes $14 million per year and he can’t figure out how use technology/instant replay to improve the integrity of the game, nor can he schedule start times that will generally enable games to end before midnight. Bud remains clueless.”

    Beyond clueless he is disgustingly spineless. Any commissioner who saw a perfect game ruined by a blown call and refused to overturn the call is nothing more than a waste of good space. I really can’t think of bad enough words to describe the way I feel about Selig.

  22. Ruby Tuesday October 9th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    (the next three games) .

    :(

  23. Ruby Tuesday October 9th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Happy birthday, John.

  24. tyanksfan36 October 9th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I’m babysitting tonight but luckily the little girl doesn’t watch TV so I can have the game on. The only thing about this game that makes me nervous(which is an understatement b/c everything makes me nervous) and I can’t believe that I feel like this, is that im scared about phil hughes pitching and girardi managing in a streak. As in, the Twins haven’t won a postseason against the Yanks in so long. I can’t help but think about the all-star game and how phil got the loss and now the NL has HFA, breaking that streak (HFA that we don’t need apparently) Ill try to not think about that while I watch. Also, I’m really happy that the Braves won last night. I love them.

  25. SAS October 9th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Trisha,

    No worries here. I do it for the fun of it. If I am last, so be it.

    ——————————————————-

    JCPD,

    Leisure is a good thing.

  26. Ruby Tuesday October 9th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    ” … a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42 “

  27. JCPD October 9th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Start times of games are late presumably because of advertising revenue. What I’d like to know is….. if a game starts at 8:30 ET are there more east coast viewers still watching at midnight than there are west coast viewers watching at 4:30 if the game started at 7:30 ET.

  28. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    SAS-

    Are you getting together with Comet since he’s in your area right now ?

  29. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Trisha -

    This from the Star Ledger this morning, I bolded what I thought was an interesting distinction:

    “Following more blown calls at the start of this year’s playoffs, some are callig for an increased use of instant replay by umpires. Selig said last month that there was not a lot of support for it among the managers, executives and owners he consulted with.

    The distinction is important, because he could have consulted with a grand total of 6 people for all we know (2 of each category).

  30. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    So, I’m making In-in-Out Burgers for dinner tonight. Little did I know there is a wealth of information on the internet on these burgers. Can’t wait to try them. :)

  31. upstate kate October 9th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    good morning all…just back from a run on a chilly but beautiful fall am.
    I am ready for some Yankee baseball.
    I watched a bit of the NL playoffs. Poor Bronson Arroyo, pitches a good game and his team just gives it away. And Krazy Karl gets the W, thanks to Ankiel! I didn’t think those pick ups would amount to much.

  32. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Doreen-

    I see your confidence level is high. That’s good. :)

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Helen Reddy sent this especially for Ruby Red Suck

    Big ole ruby red suck wanders ’round the blog
    Talkin to himself now, acting like a hog
    Yankees start to win, then, ruby runs away
    Poor ole ruby red suck born on a sorry day
    I can hear him bay

    Please let them lose, the Yanks need to lose
    Oh please let them lose, cuz I got the blues
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    I’m crying.
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    Oh please let them lose, cuz I got the blues
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    I’m crying.

    Big ole ruby red suck, everybody laughs
    Sux ain’t got no future, and cheated through the past*
    Something hurt that ruby, something he can’t bear
    Ya look at him real close now, you see a little tear
    When he bays now

    Please let them lose, the Yanks need to lose
    Oh please let them lose, cuz I got the blues
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    I’m crying.
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    Oh please let them lose, cuz I got the blues
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    I’m crying.

    Some folks say some farm boy, up from Mashapee
    Promised simple Ruby, his Sux would win the D
    His mommy tried to hide it, tried to keep things cool
    But something happened to Ruby, he broke down to a fool
    who just bayed now

    Please let them lose, the Yanks need to lose
    Oh please let them lose, cuz I got the blues
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    I’m crying.
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    Oh please let them lose, cuz I got the blues
    Please let them lose, I need them to lose
    I’m crying.

  34. Carl October 9th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    # Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    So, I’m making In-in-Out Burgers for dinner tonight. Little did I know there is a wealth of information on the internet on these burgers. Can’t wait to try them. :)

    If Hughes wins ima walk to In-N-Out and get me a double double with cheese and lettuce. Animal fries. Chocolate shake.

    Thanks Doreen :)

  35. Betsy October 9th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Doreen, I don’t buy that. He’s said that before, over and over, and he can keep saying it and I don’t buy it.

  36. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Kate-

    I was wondering where you were. Now I know.

  37. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    We’re eating the burgers before the game. Is that a bad thing????? :lol:

  38. upstate kate October 9th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Listening to 4 hours of baseball on the way to pick up my son, it was amazing how the conversation was dominated by the blown calls. The discussion should be centered around Halladay’s no hitter, Andy, the veteran coming thru, the Freak’s performance.
    I have a new respect for the Ripken bros. They pointed out w/ regards to the Berkman missed strike, there were 31 missed strikes , and 17 of them benefitted Pavano. They complimented the Yankees on taking advantage of such situations, while the Twins failed to capitalize on the blown call the previous night.

  39. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Betsy -

    I don’t buy it, either. That’s why I bolded the part where he qualifies his statement (among the people he consulted with). Puh-lease. Owners, managers, executives – there are at least 90 people in that mix – do ya think he even spoke with a majority of them? I’d be surprised if he spoke with 25% of them.

  40. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    upstate kate -

    Good for the Ripken boys. :)

    Everyone else made it sound like that was the only missed ball/strike call and poor Minny got cheated again.

  41. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    The mops are callin’. BIAW. :)

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    “The only thing about this game that makes me nervous(which is an understatement b/c everything makes me nervous) and I can’t believe that I feel like this, is that im scared about phil hughes pitching and girardi managing in a streak.”

    I can’t believe you feel like that either. It’s not like Girardi even managed his team to a world series win…

    ;)

    “The distinction is important, because he could have consulted with a grand total of 6 people for all we know (2 of each category).”

    Doreen, excellent point. And I guess it’s possible he didn’t consult with any, because who would know the difference.

    Of course if he had a spine and integrity he wouldn’t need to consult with anyone to know the right thing to do. He’d just watch a few games.

  43. JCPD October 9th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Playing the devil’s advocate here for the sake of debate. ( I am in now way defending the calls of the umpires by the way). There were supposedly 31 missed strikes. My question is, how do we know the pitch trackers are correct, I mean how many times to we see different pitch speeds registered. Just saying, not defending.

  44. Betsy October 9th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Doreen, he’s got his head in the sand – and it’s hurting the game. Why the need to protect the umpires? Who are they anyway? Who are they to put themselves ahead of the game? If it weren’t for the players, they’d be doing something else for a living.

    Exciting night tonight. I really wish Phil had more than 1 inning under his belt in the last 12 days, but he seems ready for the challenge. I think Duensening (college teammate of Joba’s) will be good, so he will need his A-game.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    “We’re eating the burgers before the game. Is that a bad thing????? ”

    Doreen, lore has it that if you save at least a bite or two and eat it while the game is going on, the outcome is assured.

    ;)

    (Example. Fran had a tooth refilled right before the last game and couldn’t feel anything and couldn’t chew. She managed to do something to a bit of her already-prepared burger and got it down. Voila! Yanks won.)

  46. upstate kate October 9th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    JCPD
    in defense of the missed strikes, it was noted that the calls were consistent. Pavano himself took advantage, and Berkman said he noticed it as well. Idewally everyone’s strike zone should be the same, but if an ump consistently calls strikes the same way, the players need to adjust.
    And, altho I hate to defend him, Pavano did not blame that call, he said he failed to execute the next pitch.

  47. tyanksfan36 October 9th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    “The only thing about this game that makes me nervous(which is an understatement b/c everything makes me nervous) and I can’t believe that I feel like this, is that im scared about phil hughes pitching and girardi managing in a streak.”

    I can’t believe you feel like that either. It’s not like Girardi even managed his team to a world series

    …I dont have a problem with Girardi’s managing, I was saying that I was thinking back to the all-star game and how phil got the loss and the AL win streak was broken. The Twins havent won a postseason game against the Yanks in a long time and i was saying that im nervous about phil pitching in a game where a streak is on the line, I know the streak isnt important, a win is. But i am a big believer in teams being “due” and im really hoping that weve kicked the life out of the Twins enough that they dont win and get their confidence up for the next game.

  48. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    JCPD -

    That thought crossed my mind as well.

    I’m not sure how they should approach this. But I do know this. The broadcasts are not going to stop showing replay. I think it puts the umpires in an unfair position. I think the umpires should have the same access to technology as the public does. But it has to be carefully put into place. It can’t be every play; but I do think some sort of challenge system – 2 per side, whatever – would be fair, for those types of plays (fair/foul; base safe/out calls) that seem to cause the most problem.

    Ball/strike calls are more problematic. But sure there needs to be something done to discourage umpires from being “creative” in establishing their strike zones. It is defined in the rule books. Therefore, I believe that umpires who are way off in their accuracy behind the plate should not be allowed to umpire behind the plate. Perhaps they can earn back the privilege of being a home plate umpire in some way – but I’ll admit I haven’t thought about this much and don’t know logistrically, practically, how that could be accomplished.

  49. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    upstate kate -

    That’s true. And I’ve heard players say it before – as long as the umpire is consistent throughout the game, it can be managed – you adjust. The umpires that drive them craziest are the ones whose strike zones vary from inning to inning, or batter to batter and the like.

    I just think it’s awful for pitchers especially, to have to vary the way they pitch based on the particular zone of an umpire from start to start.

  50. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Trisha -

    I can save some milkshake for the game, too.

  51. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 9th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    When did KC trade Krazy Kyle to ATL? I must have missed that.

    Those parades take a long time to plan. It would make sense that Bloomberg was already thinking about it. Of course, he also may have jinxed us! Damn you, Bloomberg!!!

  52. pat October 9th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    There seems to be varied response from owners, executives and players on whether they want to see expanded replay. I’ve heard many players say they don’t want it.

    But Bud’s job is not to take polls. It’s to do what is in the best interest of the integrity of the game.

    Not acknowledging that a problem exists is following a pattern similiar to what he used with PEDs testing. Difference is no collective bargaining is required for him to enact this change.

  53. JCPD October 9th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Doreen,

    I agree, broadcasts are not going to stop showing replays. I find the replays from the CF angle to be quite deceptive. The best replays I’ve seen showing side to side view are the ones YES has from a camera seemingly directly behind home plate over the umpires shoulders. They have shown pitches from the CF angle that I thought surely were strikes, but when shown from the behind the plate view, they were obviously a few inches off the plate.

  54. pat October 9th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Kate

    Saying players should adjust might be easier said than done.

    Muscle memory sometimes plays a bigger role than rational thought when a decision to swing or not swing needs to be made in a split second.

  55. SAS October 9th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    My problem is that we are going to be out most of the game. They may have a TV, but getting the restaurant to actually put it on TBS is not easy especially because it is a football Saturday. We can’t wait until the game is over to eat. Such frustration.

  56. upstate kate October 9th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    That is a valid point Pat. I mentioned it b/c Berkman said he was watching how balls/strikes were called and made the adjustment, but I am sure it is not an easy thing to do.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    “Trisha -

    I can save some milkshake for the game, too.”

    Doreen – absolutely do it!

    How’s this for fun (not necessarily…). My brother is in from Houston and so my sister is having a big family meal at her house tonight at 7. I have a feeling things will not die down before 8:30. I will be the only Yankee fan in the house so it’s going to be awkward for me to bring my laptop over and start to watch the game – but I’m going to do it. You can rest assured, however, that if the Suxers were playing, that game would be on well before 8:30 and everyone there would be having a good ole time watching and cheering!

    :(

  58. Jim October 9th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Anyone notice the Melkman forcing another error in the middle of a big rally last night? 0-5 yet got the 2nd RBI and scored the tying run of the big 8th inning rally. The thing I always respected about the Melkman was his penchant for putting the ball in play and forcing the hand of the opponent.

  59. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    “The Twins will SWEEP …”

    out their locker room and join the Sox on the golf course…

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Doreen, as I find myself saying all the time now, how did we ever live without the internet! (On some levels we definitely lived better.)

    I had never heard of In and Out Burgers. But now that you say they can be found on the internet, I’m curious to see what’s in them!

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

    And oh Doreen, I think you were one of the people who agreed on HFA not meaning that much. (If not you should have ha ha!) Betsy too. Well the proof is in the pudding. Texas took both at Tampa, we took both in Minny, and the Braves split in San Fran! To me, going home with a split and having the next two at your stadium becomes the equivalent of home field advantage! As Betsy says, if you play well enough it shouldn’t matter where you play because you will win.

    The only place I vary is with the world series, because the teams have not played in each others parks all season. I definitely would want HFA for the world series.

    GRRRR!!!!!

  61. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Laura-

    Trade was made at the deadline:
    The Atlanta Braves made a five-player deal Saturday to upgrade their outfield and an already formidable bullpen, acquiring Rick Ankiel and right-hander Kyle Farnsworth from Kansas City for three players.

    Atlanta sent reliever Jesse Chavez, outfielder Gregor Blanco and minor league pitcher Tim Collins to the Royals. Kansas City included cash in the deal.

    Thoughts-

    Umpiring around the league has been sub-par. Vote for “eye in the sky” person in booth to radio down to crew chief correct call. Will speed up game.

    Dusty Baker is not a good playoff manager, Leaves pitcher in after two hit batsmen, a walk that forces in a run, in a must win game.

    Braves might just pull off the ALDS with Hudson on the mound.

    Rays win tonight, but lose series in four

    Yankees play same lineup from Game 1 and win big!!

  62. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    When a stadium full of fans is chanting “REPLAY” I think it might make Bud at least consider to appear like he’s open to instant replay.

    Then again these are the same fans that need free tickets to go watch their team win a division.

    And then there’s the cowbell thing…

  63. Erica in NY October 9th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    0 Days, 9 Hours, and 19 Minutes until Game 3 of the ALDS :grin:

  64. Erin October 9th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Happy John Lennon day everyone :D

    Heading out for a while, but I have to make sure I’m back in time for GTLU.

    Everybody have a good afternoon!

  65. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    And then there’s the cowbell thing…
    —————————————

    Also the blinding waving of the white towels in Philly. Did that effect Jay Bruce losing the fly ball?

  66. JM October 9th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Bloomberg should not have said anything. Hopefully the baseball gods will not hold it against the Yankees.

    My friend will be at the game tonight. Told him to bring a broom. :)

  67. 108 stitches October 9th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Leave it to “Spineless” Bud Selig.
    He said last month that there was not a lot of support for the use of replay among the managers, executives, and owners he consulted with.
    Yeah sure, oh delusional one. Managers thrive on getting thrown out of games and executives and owners thoroughly enjoy seeing bad calls against their teams.
    No doubt he spoke with about 2 owners that continuously sponge luxury tax money from the Yankees and his consensus was completed.

  68. Vineyard Yankee October 9th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    The Mayor needs to keep his pants on and not throw a knuckler into the mix. Let the string play out first before counting the chickens.

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    “Also the blinding waving of the white towels in Philly. Did that effect Jay Bruce losing the fly ball?”

    I hope Cincy is creative enough to hand out white towels to all of the fans who don’t bring their own and whenever the Phils are in the field give the order on the big screen to “WAVE YOUR TOWELS!”

  70. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Trisha -

    I have been on the HFA is not all that in baseball for years! I even wrote into the XM radio show back when Buck Martinez was on about it (4 years or so ago).

    Here’s the thing with the WS – IF the Yankees get there, and if they play the Phillies – they will have played their as recently as last year.

    If it’s the Giants, well, that’s been a while and that’s an interesting ballpark.

    If it’s the Braves, didn’t they play there recently, too?

    With interleague play, it’s not necessarily a problem.

    And as Betsy and others say, if you’re playing well, you’ll play well no matter where you play.

    I think the Yankees had more of a disadvantage in Anaheim than they could have had almost anywhere else, and they played there often (what with those thunder sticks and the amusing, yet obnoxious, rally monkey.)

  71. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I loathe those towels.

    To me, Bruce saw it and just missed it. His glove was there and he seemed to be tracking the ball with his eyes. But who knows? Maybe it was the towels.

    How about they just ban white towels? Seems to make sense.

  72. MTU October 9th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    YT-

    “Also the blinding waving of the white towels in Philly.”

    I wondered about that in terms of the people behind home plate and the Pitcher trying to concentrate on his target.

  73. Doreen October 9th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Vineyard Yankee -

    I agree on the mayor. But Girardi answered the question well. Saying things like that probably need some advance planning and he hopes the mayor is right. I think he was embarrassed by it.

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Hey, you don’t think Mayor Bloomberg comes on here as Ruby Tuesday do you?!?

    :lol:

  75. Rich in NJ October 9th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I like Bloomberg, but he needs to shut up.

  76. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 9th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    “To me, Bruce saw it and just missed it. His glove was there and he seemed to be tracking the ball with his eyes. But who knows? Maybe it was the towels. ”

    http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2010/10/08/w3dDmR5j.jpg

    Looks more like towels to me. Anyone?

  77. Vineyard Yankee October 9th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Bloomberg as Ruby tuesday ? I like it. What a coverup for his honor !


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