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Finally, a day for baseball

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 15, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

When the Rangers came to New York back in April, the team had yet to form its identity. Josh Hamilton wasn’t hitting. The bullpen wasn’t in place. Cliff Lee was in Seattle.

When the Yankees went to Texas late in the year, they were a partial team. For the August series, Mark Teixeira was away for the birth of his son and Curtis Granderson was on the bench going through his mechanical adjustments. For the September series, Nick Swisher, Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira were banged up and not one of the Yankees top three starters pitched.

Obviously this series is different in many, many ways. The American League Championship Series is only hours away. at last, it’s time to play baseball.

On the Rangers offense
“They’re more of a right-handed power lineup where the Twins were more split up. They’ve got a huge left-handed bat in Josh Hamilton. They’re going to throw a lot of big, powerful right-handers at you. They’re a much more aggressive club than the Twins are.”
-Joe Girardi

On Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
“He’s a kid that’s got a good arm. A good fastball. Fastball. Cutter. Slider. Good breaking ball. I would say he challenges. He throws a lot of fastballs and he comes after you… We are a patient team. Hopefully we can get to him and get him from the stretch.”
-Jorge Posada

On Rangers closer Neftali Feliz
“He’s got a live arm and he knows how to pitch and he knows how to hold runners late in games. He seems to be pretty relaxed out there. And for a 22-year-old, your first post-season, with this organization, that’s pretty neat. And an All-Star this year. When I look at him, he appears to be a veteran, and I think he has grown up in front of the Rangers fan’s eyes.”
-Joe Girardi

On the Rangers defense
“Defensively they were not playing well at the beginning of the year, and that has been a trademark of Ron Washington’s teams. They play extremely good defense. They were not playing good defense (when the Rangers came to New York in April) and they turned that around, and I think that’s one of the reasons that they’re here.”
-Joe Girardi

On Rangers Ballpark
“The infield is probably more thick than Wrigley. That’s probably the thickest infield I’ve ever been around. The outfield is like lightning. Two different playing surfaces.”
-Nick Swisher

On building the Rangers
“Dallas and the whole Metroplex area deserves a winner. I went there many years ago with the intention of being in the position they’re in today. I think Nolan Ryan and their general manager and their manager have done a terrific job of bringing that great team to where it’s at today.”
-Alex Rodriguez

 
 

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124 Responses to “Finally, a day for baseball”

  1. Rich in NJ October 15th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    We play today, we win today…

  2. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 9:11 am

    0 Days, 10 Hours, and 49 Minutes until Game 1 of the ALCS :grin:

  3. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Erica -

    Good morning.

    I?m starting to get nervous about taking over the countdown responsibility!!!

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

    Don’t worry! You’ll be awesome. Just remember, once per thread and don’t worry about missing a thread because of things like life and sleeping. Much less pressure than GTLU

  4. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Dassit!

  5. joeman October 15th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    they catch a huge break not having Lee pitching, hope they can take advantage of it…GO Yankees!!!!!!!!

  6. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    yay-there’s finally baseball!!!! :)

  7. GreenBeret7 October 15th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I guess nobody saw that exceptional defensive display the Rangers exhibited in the PS.

  8. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Thanks, Erica!

    **

    Let the games begin!!!!

  9. hardwired7 October 15th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Kerry Wood on his time spent w/the Yanks:

    “It’s fun. It’s gone too fast, but it’s been fun.”

    http://www.cleveland.com/sport.....tribe.html

    fun for him, and fun for us fans as well. hopefully Cashman can get creative with a contract proposal that works for both sides and Kerry can keep having fun.

  10. 108 stitches October 15th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    The Yankees are the World Champions until another team takes away the crown. The Yankees as a team have the experience to want a repeat.
    Just do the little things right and stay composed.

  11. Cashmoney October 15th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Good Morning.

    Baseball tonight!

  12. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 9:34 am

    grrrrr my boss is asking for help filling out some annoying report…doesn’t he know I need to focus on GTLU

    I am really hoping Wood gets to stay…hoping he would rather be a set up guy for a perennial contender than a closer for a loser

  13. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Hardwired-

    I’ve got a feeling that Wood is off to “greener” pastures. ;)

  14. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I just finished my chicken shopping list. :lol:

    Deciding on a mini-cheesecake recipe.

  15. sunny615 October 15th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Guesses by ESPN “experts”:

    Voted for the Yankees:
    Ravech in 7
    Stark in 6
    Kurkjian in 7
    Crasnick in 6
    Law in 5
    Wojciechowski in 6

    Voted for the Rangers:
    Neyer in 7
    Nelson in 7

  16. joeman October 15th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    don’t see how Wood stays here….he can close and teams will be looking

  17. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Play it loud folks:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvte1qOgKVY

  18. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 9:34 am
    grrrrr my boss is asking for help filling out some annoying report?doesn?t he know I need to focus on GTLU
    ************

    Thats so rude!

  19. joeman October 15th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    fast foward…this whole Yankee staff will look much different next year

  20. pat October 15th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Lisa Olsen wrote a good piece on Wood yesterday.

    http://lisa-olson.fanhouse.com.....-universe/

  21. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Good morning:

    “I’ve got a feeling that Wood is off to “greener” pastures”

    Afraid you’re right. Yankees fixed a few mechanical flaws and now he owns the Yankee franchise record for lowest ERA for a pitcher with 30 innings or more in a Yankee uniform. With his repertoire it’s too bad he is no longer a starter, but I understand why that isn’t so.

  22. CountryClub October 15th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    fun for him, and fun for us fans as well. hopefully Cashman can get creative with a contract proposal that works for both sides and Kerry can keep having fun.

    ————–

    Honestly, with his injury history, you don’t want to see him back in NY on a 3 yr / 18 mil deal.

  23. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Pat-

    Thanks for the link to the article re: Wood.

    Prediction for AJ: Gets the win, gives up 5 runs in 5 innings, Yankees win game four 10-7! :)

  24. hardwired7 October 15th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    You’re undoubtedly right on, MTU, but Wood did mention the fact that he performed better as a set-up man because he was getting more consistent work.

    The Yanks are one team that is not afraid to pay a high premium for a quality set-up guy. Maybe, just maybe, there’s a number that both sides can live with…

  25. Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I can’t believe we are actually going to see a baseball game tonight.. I woke up this morning like a little kid on Christmas.

  26. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    HW7-

    Guess we’ll find out. Glad Wood enjoyed success while in a Yankee uniform.

  27. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    pat -

    Thanks for the link from Fanhouse about Wood.

    Seems to me if Cashman can get creative, Wood might consider staying. I won’t count on it, but I will hope for it.

  28. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 October 15th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Did anyone see the cover of the Post today? Jeter in a cowboy hat is just so wrong…lol

  29. LGY October 15th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    “Just be ballplayers and shut up.”

    —————————————-

    Why?

    Professional athletes are in a public position in which whatever message they want to get out or cause they are advocating for will reach and maybe even have an impact on a huge proportion of people relative to a normal person.

    I have personally seen how beneficial it can be when an athlete agrees to help a non-profit organization. I wish athletes, especially prominent ones, would speak up more whether or not I agree with their stance.

  30. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    NYY626 – Andy in 2011 October 15th, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Did anyone see the cover of the Post today? Jeter in a cowboy hat is just so wrong?lol

    ******************************
    Jeter in a cowboy hat?? 8O

    I have to see this. lol

  31. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    These are some of the free agent relievers that “might” interest the Yankees?
    From mlbtraderumors.

    Right-handed relievers
    Grant Balfour (33) – Type A
    Joaquin Benoit (33) – Type B
    Jesse Crain (29) – Type B
    Chad Durbin (33) – Type B
    Jason Frasor (33) – Type A
    Matt Guerrier (32) – Type A
    JJ Putz (34) – Type B
    Jon Rauch (32) – Type B
    Koji Uehara (36) – Type B
    Dan Wheeler (33) – $4MM club option with a $1MM buyout – Type A

    Left-handed relievers
    Scott Downs (35) – Type A
    Pedro Feliciano (34) – Type B
    Hasanori Takahashi (36)
    Matt Thornton (34) – $3MM club option with a $250K buyout – Type A

  32. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    It’s now time to play another thrilling round of postseason “Guess the Line Up”

    I will accept line ups from now until 12pm. No line ups after 12pm. Please remember to submit the line ups WITH positions. And absolutely no revisions allowed.

    Good luck!

  33. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Side now-

    With the absense of baseball, I have now had two consecutive nights of being asleep before midnight. I feel like a whole new person

  34. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Thanks Erica and Go Yankees. Pitching, Defense, young refreshed legs will carry the days ahead for the Yankees.

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

    No originality involved in my selections. Kearns out due to sore shoulder from AJ plunking.

  35. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I really hope Wood can work something out with the Yankees this winter, but I’m not counting on it.

    BTW, my mom, who’s a big Cubs fan but also roots for the Yankees absolutely loves seeing Wood in a Yankee uniform. :)

  36. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    YAY! thanks Erica…now it really feels like baseball :)

    SS Jeet
    RF Swish
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Robbie
    DH Thames
    C Po
    CF Grandy-man
    LF GGBG

    going w/ what worked before

  37. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    GTLU:

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

    Thanks!

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Trader and Joeman – pony up with your predictions!!!

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/UPDATE.pdf

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

    Doreen, is your cheesecake just for Phil’s game?

  39. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Erin -

    Did you see my link in the last thread to a story featuring Robinson????? Another good picture of him, too, although the picture in the actual print newpaper was way better. :)

  40. Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 10:12 am

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

    …Last time I got it wrong because I switched Posada to a lower batting position. I still think breaking up Granderson and Gardner would be a better idea, but I’m gonna go with what I think will be the most widely guessed line up. Thanks ladies!

  41. Cashmoney October 15th, 2010 at 10:12 am

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

    I copied Erin’s lineup again. Thanks in advance.

  42. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Erin-

    I meant to ask you the following:
    1) How can you see Twitter posts without signing up for Twitter?
    2) Did the frame make it to you in one piece?

  43. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Erin -

    Did you see my link in the last thread to a story featuring Robinson????? Another good picture of him, too, although the picture in the actual print newpaper was way better

    *******************************
    Doreen-I didn’t! I’ll have to check it out-thanks for the heads up.

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Took chicken home from the clambake on Monday and froze it. That’s my dinner – after I get home from having dinner with the females from my former office. Blech!

    But – anything for our Yankees!

    :)

  45. ConcernedCitizen October 15th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    This is going to be the longest day at work ever. Maybe I’ll have to schedule a meeting in the city later today just to get out of here…

  46. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 October 15th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    SS Jete
    RF Swish
    1B Tex
    3B Alex
    2B Cano
    DH Thames
    C Hip Hip
    CF Grandy
    LF GGBG

    Thanks erica! I am beyond excited for tonight :P

  47. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Chicken gyros tonight.

  48. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Erica-I see them on their Twitter “pages” You don’t need an account to look.

    And yes-it arrived in one piece. :)

  49. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Does a chicken burrito smothered in green chile count ?

  50. Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I’m thinking chicken cheese steak sandwiches tonight as foreshadowing for what is to come..

  51. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    MTU, It better. I’m making chicken chili verde tomorrow…

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I feel a decided lack of excitement. I think it’s because I’m so here and now that I need the
    event right in front of my nose to get excited. But once it starts, I’ll be totally psyched!!!

    I also think that not being at work has something to do with it! Because I am free to roam and don’t feel like a caged animal, I can work out my energy in other ways without someone tugging at me when I need to be getting predictions off the forum!

    :)

  53. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Trisha -

    Yes. Cheesecake for Phil’s game only. The chicken is for all the games. I’m not doing dessert for every game. CC cookies for CC tonight.

    Listen, it’s one thing to try and do something supportive, another thing entirely to make too much of it! :lol:

  54. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Tom-

    I’ll be over with a 12 pack. What time do we eat ? :)

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    “Does a chicken burrito smothered in green chile count ?”

    Absoutely!

    “I’m thinking chicken cheese steak sandwiches tonight as foreshadowing for what is to come..”

    Perfect!!!

    “MTU, It better. I’m making chicken chili verde tomorrow…”

    YUM!

    You guys are incredible.

    The main thing is to get the chicken in there. The day we won the CLS last year I believe my chicken dish was a breast from KFC. No lie!!! :)

    Cooking is not my forte.

  56. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    MTU = not straight edge :)

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    “Listen, it’s one thing to try and do something supportive, another thing entirely to make too much of it!
    :lol:

    :lol: I hear ya! What I think really rocks is that our guys are joining in the meal quest – as well as our females!!! And I definitely will be Philly cheesing it somehow for Phil’s games.

  58. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Erica-I see them on their Twitter ?pages? You don?t need an account to look.

    And yes-it arrived in one piece.
    **************

    How do you see the Twitter page? I went to twitter.com and I didn’t get it. LOL

  59. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Trisha-

    Thanks. It was important for me to get the official word. ;)

    Time to walk the DM’s. Back in a while.

  60. Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Its all well and good now trisha, but the second I turn into Wade Boggs I know who I’ll be holding responsible!

  61. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Trisha-

    The food thign really was a great idea you and Fran had. Its amazing how everyone jumped on it.

    Btw- About the cheesecake-
    It is VERY important all cheesecake terminates in the event the Yankees face the Phillies in the Series

  62. Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Erica, the low grade tech way I’ve worked out how to find twitter pages is just to type “twitter” and the name of the person you’re looking for in google lol. That usually does the trick.

  63. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Kate-

    I know I’m a big disappoinment to m.

    But the “tributes” will live on. :)

  64. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    It’s an all day event, MTU.

    I usually make it the night before and put it in the fridge overnight. I then put it in the crock pot on low until it’s heated through again.

    I noticed that Chili, well my chili anyway, is always better when it has time to “set”.

  65. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    How do you see the Twitter page? I went to twitter.com and I didn?t get it. LOL

    ****************************
    Erica-I have all of the ones I go to bookmarked. I think I just went to google, typed in what I was looking for-say Sesame Street twitter ;) and it took me right there.

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    “Chicken gyros tonight.”

    YUM! That sounds wonderful!!!

    I’m getting hungry just reading this stuff. The females in my office are amazing cooks. When I get the entire menu I’ll let you know what I’m eating tonight before I have my chicken! (My contribution is a store-bought antipasto, which is not my favorite thing but the meal is Italian and my food creativity just goes so far!)

  67. 108 stitches October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    What player doesn’t want at least one ring ? In the case of Kerry Wood he stands a good chance of getting one this year.
    If he stays with the Yankees for good setup reliever money he stands a better chance of another ring, plus extra postseason earnings opposed to getting neither if he signs for better money as a closer.

  68. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Trisha-

    Stupid me, but how do I enter my picks for the ACLS and NCLS on that site?
    If you’re entering it, it’s Yankees in 6 Phillies in 7.

  69. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Erica, here’s Hoch’s twitter page:

    http://twitter.com/bryanhoch.

    If you google “sportswriters name” twitter, you’ll find what you are looking for…

  70. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Erica, the low grade tech way I?ve worked out how to find twitter pages is just to type ?twitter? and the name of the person you?re looking for in google lol. That usually does the trick.

    ************************************
    Great minds think alike. ;)

  71. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    How do you see the Twitter page? I went to twitter.com and I didn?t get it. LOL

    ****************************
    Erica-I have all of the ones I go to bookmarked. I think I just went to google, typed in what I was looking for-say Sesame Street twitter and it took me right there.
    ****************

    Thank you.
    I swear, I can pass the CPA exam, but simple things like Twitter and stamping baffle me

  72. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Erica, here?s Hoch?s twitter page:

    http://twitter.com/bryanhoch.

    If you google ?sportswriters name? twitter, you?ll find what you are looking for?

    ***********

    Yeah… ummm.. I totally wanted to see the Twitter for Yankee beat writters. Totally.
    No like, Sesame Street Twitter or anything like that…….

  73. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Doreen-that was great article on Robbie! Thanks for the link. :)

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    “It is VERY important all cheesecake terminates in the event the Yankees face the Phillies in the Series”

    Erica – that is CRITICAL. We can try to have Betsy research Phil’s favorite dessert and we can all eat whatever it is as our dessert when Phil pitches if it’s the Phil’s we face.

  75. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    mmmm all this food talk is making me hungry…and given me some good ideas for meals and desserts!

    108
    that is what I am hoping too

  76. Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Erica, I thought you were looking for the Yankees lineup.

    Sorrrrrrrry…. (hisss?)

    here’s Fozzi Bear’s Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/fozzie_bear

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Trader that does not make you stupid. Other people tried to enter it on the site. It’s a natural thing to do.

    I’ll fill it in for you. The way you have to do it (so I learned) is to do it in a word doc and then publish it as a PDF. I had no idea how to make it appear in print once I made a word doc!!! The reason you do it was a word doc – well the reason I do – is that I don’t have an adobe program that allows me to edit a pdf. So I keep changing the word doc when people give me predictions and then I have to continually save it as a pdf and publish the updates.

  78. Mike_Boston October 15th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    This one should be easy tonight:

    Jeter: SS
    Swish: RF
    Tex: 1B
    Arod: 3B
    Cano:2B
    Thames: DH
    Jorgie: C
    Grandy: CF
    Gardy: LF

  79. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:34 am
    Erica, I thought you were looking for the Yankees lineup.

    Sorrrrrrrry?. (hisss?)

    here?s Fozzi Bear?s Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/fozzie_bear
    *************

    Blocked by the work filters :-( . Have to check it out later.

    I can always go for wisdom from Fozzie Bear.

    When I was 21 and my sister was 14 we went to Disney’s California Adventure. We went to see the Muppet 3D show, which conveniently led you right to the Muppet gift shop when exiting. I then bought a big Muppet towel and a 2 foot tall Fozzie Bear. For the next week, when I sister had just fallen asleep I would place Fozzie directly in front of her face and cream “Wonka Wonka Wonka”.

    I cannot repeat the words that would follow

  80. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Erin-

    “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” just came on my iPod. Surely, thats a sign right?

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 15th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Be back in a bit with any updates to the chart.

    :)

    I hope Doreen is still around because I will have a story (tongue-in-cheek) beginning with the P word. Those are the most fun when Doreen and/or Bronx Jeers are around!!!

    ;)

  82. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Here is in so far for today?s Guess the Line Up.
    Remember: Line ups AND positions until 12

    Yankee Trader
    Upstate Kate
    Erin
    Shame Spencer
    Cashmoney
    NYY626
    MikeBoston

  83. JEKIKASO October 15th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    GTLU.

    Jeter: SS
    Swisher: RF
    Tex: 1B
    Arod: 3B
    Cano:2B
    Posada: C
    Thames: DH
    Granderson: CF
    Gardner: LF

  84. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Tom in N.J. October 15th, 2010 at 10:34 am
    here?s Fozzi Bear?s Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/fozzie_bear

    *************************
    OMG, how did I not know Fozzie was on Twitter???

    Looks like he hasn’t updated in a while though. LOL

  85. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Erin-

    ?I Don?t Want to Live on the Moon? just came on my iPod. Surely, thats a sign right?

    *******************************
    Absolutely :D

  86. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Trisha:

    Thanks. My hope is that the Yankees sweep, Lee gets no run support and his defense behind him loses the game for him, thus making him yearning to become a Yankee, and that the Giants win in seven, making Lincecum unavailable for Game ! of the WS.

  87. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I just noticed a typo in my Fozzie Bear story

    I would “SCREAM” Wonka Wonka Wonka
    Anything else would just be very, very wrong

  88. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Erica-the main reason I want to go back to Disney is for Muppets 3-D. Best 3-D show ever. :)

  89. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    YT
    that is not what I guessed, but I hope your hope comes true!

  90. Fran the original October 15th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Erica,

    Here is my line-up. Going with the favorite one:
    Jeter SS
    Swisher RF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Cano 2B
    Thames DH
    Posada C
    Granderson CF
    Gardner LF

    Thanks for hosting :)

  91. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Erin October 15th, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Erica-the main reason I want to go back to Disney is for Muppets 3-D. Best 3-D show ever.

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

    The funny part was, I had to beg my sister to go see the show. She refused. And eventually I won the argument based on the fact that it was the middle of the day, our feet hurt and it would get us out of the sun. She actually loved it so much she wanted to see it again

  92. Yankee Trader October 15th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    upstate kate-

    That’s not what I guessed either. Picking Yankees in six and Phillies in 7.

  93. Fran the original October 15th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    The food thign really was a great idea you and Fran had. Its amazing how everyone jumped on it.
    ****************************
    Erica,

    With all of us eating chicken even Cliff Lee doesn’t stand a chance :)

    I am making the ultimate sacrifice for the Yankees. I am going to bake a cheesecake today. I usually do not bake or cook. But I do agree no cheesecake if we face Phialdephia in the WS.

  94. comet October 15th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    GTLU

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

    Thank you, Erica!

  95. Shame Spencer October 15th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    If we face Philly next round (because I’m THAT confident we’ll make it) I might need to eat Italian hot dogs every night to counteract the cheese steak sandwiches being devoured by the Philly faithful. I’m trying to think of a more decidedly NY sandwich and the Italian hot dog might have to be it… I’m not a corned beef fan.

  96. rb from LI October 15th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Erica,

    Popping on just long enough to submit a lineup for GTLU. Same as lineup against LHP in ALDS.

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

    Thanks and Happy Oct. 15th!

  97. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Rb from LI-

    Thanks!! Happy Hour tonight :-)

  98. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    “Enter Sandman” just came on my iPod too! Another sign?

  99. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Trisha -

    I am here, though back and forth a bit today. I’ll be going out food shopping after lunch, but be back before 3.

    Phil is a very big fan of The Office. Is there something from there that we can use food-wise?

  100. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    The funny part was, I had to beg my sister to go see the show. She refused. And eventually I won the argument based on the fact that it was the middle of the day, our feet hurt and it would get us out of the sun. She actually loved it so much she wanted to see it again

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

    Yeah, I think I drove my family crazy because that was all I wanted to do all day.

  101. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 11:00 am
    ?Enter Sandman? just came on my iPod too! Another sign?

    **********************************
    Yes!! That’s a really good sign. :)

  102. stuckey99 October 15th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    “Anyway, it doesn’t matter what the mediots think; the Yankees aren’t going to concede any game to Lee.”

    Went into this in detail last night Betsy.

    It’s isn’t a matter of what pundits “think” it’s what they write or say on TV… for you.

  103. stuckey99 October 15th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    “I am not familiar with statistical models. I would like to collaborate with you. How would you like proceed together on this?”

    Eduardo. I’m confident in my assertion and experience has satisfied my threshold of veracity.

    It is you, with your lack of experience in the matter, than is skeptical and requires convincing. So you’re going to have to tell me how you will be satisfied in reaching a conclusion either way, and we can proceed from there.

    Looking forward to it.

  104. LGY October 15th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Stuckeyman

    How are you feeling after the system update? Full snark reboot?

  105. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Erica
    I think that is a good sign.
    It seems like I have heard Enter Sandman every day this week on the rock station I listen to. It is current rock not classic and is a Canadian station, so there is no Yankee connection. I am taking that as another good sign.

  106. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Trisha -

    I am here, though back and forth a bit today. I?ll be going out food shopping after lunch, but be back before 3.

    Phil is a very big fan of The Office. Is there something from there that we can use food-wise?
    ****************

    There was an episode of the Office in which it was “Ptrezel Day”. Michael would not do any work and waited online the entire day to make sure he got his free Pretzel.

    Can we maybe eat pretzels???

  107. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Erica
    I think that is a good sign.
    It seems like I have heard Enter Sandman every day this week on the rock station I listen to. It is current rock not classic and is a Canadian station, so there is no Yankee connection. I am taking that as another good sign.
    ***********

    I agree

  108. upstate kate October 15th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    why do we need stats and mediot approval when we have food rituals?
    the Rangers might as well give up now :)

  109. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Erica-good one with the pretzels. The only food I could think of that was Office-related was beets. And I hate beets. LOL

  110. LGY October 15th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Potato salad with beets. You’ll thank me later :)

  111. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Erica -

    I like that. I even have pretzels in the house. Can it be any kind of pretzel, or does it need to be one of those baked pretzels like Auntie Anne’s?

    ****

    To stuckey99′s point:

    I used to listen to XM’s MLB station every time I was in the car. It is absolutely true that they would get calls from every fan base complaining about the Yankees and Red Sox hogging the coverage; about the negative reports about their individual teams. It’s just human nature. You focus in on what you DON’T want to hear. The stuff you agree with, you kind of ignore, because, well, you already have that positive ideal. You hone in on whatever they say that goes against your grain.

    But does it really matter? :?

  112. stuckey99 October 15th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    LGY,

    Surprisingly, the reboot and clearing of the cache didn’t help much. It was then the guys at the lab deleted my cookies, ran a scan, found some malware and did a clean-up.

    I’m feeling much better now, thank you.

  113. Cashmoney October 15th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Beets always struck me as sort of monstrously looking , with it’s purplish bulbous end and thorny roots. It looks utter ‘alien’ and unfriendly.

    Keep it away!

  114. Fran the original October 15th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    why do we need stats and mediot approval when we have food rituals?
    the Rangers might as well give up now
    *****************************
    Kate,

    My point exactly. The Yankees should thank us for this :)

  115. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    LGY October 15th, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Potato salad with beets. You?ll thank me later

    ******************************
    Trust me- I won’t. ;)

  116. Fran the original October 15th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I’m in with pretzels.

    Doreen,
    Getting ready to start my cheesecake.

  117. Erin October 15th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    New Post: Ready to run

    :arrow:

  118. stuckey99 October 15th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    “You focus in on what you DON’T want to hear. The stuff you agree with, you kind of ignore, because, well, you already have that positive ideal. You hone in on whatever they say that goes against your grain.”

    Exactly right.

    “It’s just human nature.”

    Right, which I can speak about from a distance, because this condition doesn’t apply to me.

  119. Erica in NY October 15th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    NO MORE LINE UPS HERE!!!!!
    (Post on the new thread)

    :arrow:

  120. Doreen October 15th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I have beets, too!

  121. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    LGY-

    No one is going to thank you for eating potato slad and beets.

    In fact, if they are smart they won’t get within 100 miles of you. :)

  122. Cashmoney October 15th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Potato is mucho friendlier looking and tastier than beets! The most edible vegetable in the world!

    On baseball term , chilling out with beets is like hanging out with Ty Cobb, conversely, with Potato , it’s like hanging out with the Babe! And you get to eat Babe in variety of fashion later , another plus!

  123. MTU October 15th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    “salad”. typo. sorry.

  124. tyanksfan36 October 15th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

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

    I think I missed the deadline but I just got to where I could use my phone.


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