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Teixeira: Yankee Stadium track “needs to be fixed”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 21, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ALCS Rangers Yankees BaseballChasing a foul ball last night, Lance Berkman tried to stop quickly in the dirt-covered foul territory behind first base at Yankee Stadium. His feet went out from under him, he slammed to the ground and didn’t get up immediately. Mark Teixeira, who had been injured the night before, said he was holding his breath in the dugout, stunned but not surprised.

“That warning track around our stadium is very dangerous,” Teixeira said. “It’s hard. It’s basically concrete with sand on top. It needs to be fixed.”

Berkman said afterward that he was wearing plastic spikes at the time. That’s what Berkman usually wears in the field, but after his first play on that surface, he retreated into the clubhouse to change into metal spikes.

After the game, I was making small talk when one Yankee said to imagine running from grass onto a sheet of ice. The track at Yankee Stadium is that sort of surface change, he said.

Teixeira said he believed the Yankees had brought up the issue in the past.

“I think we have, but I don’t think it’s an easy thing to (fix),” he said. “You can’t do it during the season. Maybe this offseason we’ll be able to fix it and won’t have any problems.

“… I’ve dove a few times and I always come up with scraps on my arms and my knees. Ask any of the outfielders, where they’re running toward balls in the outfield. It’s not a safe surface.”

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208 Responses to “Teixeira: Yankee Stadium track “needs to be fixed””

  1. Mike_Boston October 21st, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    SJ,
    I have confidence that Hughes will get the job done tomorrow night and the bats will too. I want to know what makes you think they can beat Lee when they’ve demonstrated they can’t do it when it really counts, at least in the PS. Do you think he will be off his game, maybe a little tight as will most of Texas, or is there something mechanical that they can adjust to this time around maybe, or getting him out of YS perhaps? Just very curious where you’re getting the optimism from if they make it to 7.
    One other question, with Berkman being overwhelmingly better from the left side would he/Long consider hitting lefty against Lee even though it obviously goes against the point of switch hitting?

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 21st, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Not to thread hop with it, I will just say that if anyone didn’t get to see my latest song and wants to, it’s at the end of the last thread.

    And if you don’t want to, well haille pardner, suit yerself!

    :D

  3. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Mike,

    I answered your question in the other thread.

  4. Mike_Boston October 21st, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks SJ I saw that, what about Berkman hitting from the left against Lee potentially, is that something they would even entertain assuming they make it to 7? I know some switch hitters have done that against Mo in the past with mixed results.

  5. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    SJ
    glad to hear your nephew is doing so well, sounds like he is recovering nicely

    also glad to hear you think the Yankees will win game 7 if they win game 6

  6. SAS October 21st, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Trisha,

    Gave kudos in last thread.

  7. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I think after the fall that Berkman took, the Yankees certainly will do something about the surface this off-season. I guess they figure scrapes and bruises are no big deal. But if Berkman had hit his head? And he was inches away from doing so.

    Sometimes people need to experience near catastrophe before they act. (We wanted an aide for my daughter in school for years, but you know when we finally got one? When she got hurt. The possibility, very real, of her getting hurt was not enough. It had to actually happen. I just thank heavens that it wasn’t a serious injury.)

  8. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Is the Giants/Phillies game on at 8 tonight?

  9. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Doreen
    and then there are those who never learn! I have fallen both running and hiking, but I keep doing it! and on that note, I am off for a quick pre-dinner run

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 21st, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Doreen -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzEqvXG5gI

    Did you see Sleepless in Seattle?

  11. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Mike,

    That’s not really advisable because Berkman hasn’t seen pitching, either live or in BP, as a LH hitter against LHP.

    Its not something SH do and facing Cliff Lee is not the guy to try that stuff on.

    In Lance’s case, I would take a rip on the first good FB he sees.

    Only way to succeed against Lee, IMO.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 21st, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Doreen, also posted something else to you at the end of the other thread.

    Talk to you later.

    :)

  13. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I like Tex and he’s a brilliant first baseman, but he’s way, way too streaky. We needed him when Alex was out in April of last year – he wasn’t there. He was awful for the first 2 months of this season…………..

  14. Mike_Boston October 21st, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I figured that, just looking for something they can throw at him that could possibly rattle him or get a slight advantage from because it would clearly take Lee by surprise to see him setting up from the other side against him. I agree that his 1st pitch is usually the most hittable, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves of course as game 6 needs to be played out first!

  15. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I just realized how much of a pleasure this place is to read w/o conspiracies and dumb rants.

    This is the LOHUD I remember.

  16. 108 stitches October 21st, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Gotta love it ……..

    http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/456784/2533611

  17. The Other Phil October 21st, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    In Lance’s case, I would take a rip on the first good FB he sees.

    Only way to succeed against Lee, IMO.
    =======

    Agreed. That’s the quandary of Cliff Lee. Try to get his count up but he gets ahead of so many hitters, they have to swing early to combat that. So good… But beatable! :)

  18. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    All players are streaky. Its the nature of the sport.

    At the end of the day, his numbers are there and he helps this team win both offensively and defensively.

    There are no perfect players.

    Tex however, is still one of the best two way players in the game.

    Put it another way………

    The Yankees are a much better team with him in the lineup than without him.

  19. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    SJ, of course they are – I’m sorry he’s hurt. I’ve seen people say it’s a blessing in disguise that he’s hurt. No – it’s not.

  20. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Teix is steaky with the bat. He never takes it into the field though.

  21. Pat M. October 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Betsy, remember that about Texeria in about 17 years when he makes his acceptance speech in Cooperstown…..Switchitting gold glove firstbaseman who hit 500 hr’s are rather rare

  22. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Gotta love this too:

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

  23. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Ahh, thanks, Trisha. I did see Sleepless in Seattle a number of times, but I can’t remember where the song was. :)

  24. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Pat M, I know you think that will happen, but I don’t think so….he’d get in as a very good player, not an all-time great.

  25. tyanksfan36 October 21st, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Trisha

    I am thinking that I should not have told you that you typo-ed my ALCS predictions. I had guessed Yankees in 5 I think and Giants in 7…it looks like it might be the other way around! oh well. Ill take Yankees in 7. I think we can do it.

  26. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I never wanted Tex out of the lineup. When I said his being out “could” be a blessing in disguise it’s because it forced Girardi’s hand in shaking things up so that Cano would hit third, with an eye toward next season. That is all. I don’t like that Tex is not in there at all. I don’t like that Tex is hurt. And I am one of Mark Teixeira’s biggest fans.

    He and Granderson were the two players I always hoped the Yankees would have one day. I got really lucky. :)

  27. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I wasn’t referring to anyone on this board; I saw that comment on another board and disagreed with it.

  28. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I believe Eddie Murray is the only SH first baseman in the HOF with 500+ HR’s.

    If Tex hits 500+ HR’s and gets in the HOF, he will be getting in as an all-time great.

    When you do something only one other player has done in the history of the sport, you are a all-time great.

  29. SAS October 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Doreen,

    Tex and Granderson were 2 players I admired from afar also. Glad they are on the Yankees now.

  30. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    This has got to be the stupidest piece of analysis I’ve heard anywhere, and that’s saying something:

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....-1.2386870

    But, hey, who am I to trample years of baseball wisdom? If you want to say momentum is as good as the next day’s starting pitcher, we can go that way. In fact, you can make the case that Wilson tossed away the Rangers momentum yesterday the way he shot-putted the relay to home plate during the second inning.

    So, in that vein, you have to say the law of averages likes the Yankees’ chances for momentum tomorrow. Phil Hughes can’t possibly be worse than he was in Game 2 and probably can’t be as bad. He is a better pitcher than the Rangers’ Colby Lewis, who outpitched Hughes in Game 2 and will face him again in Game 6.

    Hughes is, after all, an All-Star. That might be a bit of a sore subject in that Hughes already has had an impact on the postseason by having been the losing pitcher in the All-Star Game. The National League was guaranteed home field advantage in the World Series because of its All-Star Game win, which could mean plenty to the Giants if they hang on to win the National League Championship Series. They seem invulnerable at home.

    That notwithstanding, Hughes was good enough to make that game and he probably will be good enough to keep the Yankees in the game tomorrow night. Granted, he hasn’t had a monthly earned run average better than 4.22 since May—and most months, he has been over 5.00—but not once all season did he allow seven earned runs in a game as he did last Saturday. He is not likely to have another clunker.
    ************

    First off, I don’t believe in the theory that just because you had a bad game doesn’t mean you can’t have another. That’s just dumb. What’s even dumber is that the ASG would be a sore subject. Who’s it a sore subject with, moron fans of other teams who hate the Yankees? They can blame the White Sox pitcher or the rest of the AL for not hitting.

  31. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Phoenix was trailing Peoria in the AFL 3-2 with 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning. Brandon Laird hit a 2 run homer. He also had an RBI double and an RBI groundout. He’s 2-5, and playing first base today.

    Romine is 0-4.

  32. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    SJ, I don’t think he’s an all-time great. Where was he when we needed him last April? The first two months…………IMO, he’s very good – but that’s it.

  33. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Trisha -

    I saw your other message. I understood. :)

  34. Erin October 21st, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Trisha-just saw your song in the last thread-I love it!! You’re very good at this

    BTW-seeing all of the posts about Sleepless in Seattle make me want to watch it. I love that movie. :)

  35. Dassit October 21st, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    GB7, have you read anything on how Laird is handling the outfield?

  36. Pat M. October 21st, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Betsy, If Texeria stays healthy he’ll hit 500 hr’s as a switch hitting 1st baseman….His baseball card could give a rat’s ass about April…Why so argumentative on such an obvious issue……They’ve been playing baseball for over 100 years and only 1 guy hit 500 homers who played first….

  37. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Pat M, I’m allowed to have my opinion and I’m really surprised at your comment. It’s not obvious to me…………..

  38. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    This Teixeira criticism sounds like a lot like what they used to say about A-Rod.

  39. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Erin-

    I was also just thinking that I might just pop Sleepless in Seattle in the DVD player tonight. :)

  40. blake October 21st, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The loss of Teixera shortens the lineup and hurts them defensively. He is streaky but also a guy capable of changing a game with one swing. Its a big loss….one they can overcome, but its a big loss.

    Also, very unfortunate to hear about the situation with Nick…hope that gets resolved.

    SJ, great news on Tony. Sounds like he’s back on track.

  41. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Betsy,

    You are basing your judgment on April?

    The guy is a slow starter. He’s always been a slow starter.

    Willie Mays was also a slow starter. Lots of players start slow.

    In the end, his numbers were there.

    Regardless of what you think of him, if he hits 500+ HR’s and gets in the HOF, he will be considered an all-time great.

    You don’t do something only one other player has done in the history of the sport and just be “very good”.

  42. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    GB, what does your gut tell you about Laird’s future?

  43. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Tom, Alex is a far greater player than Tex; is that even in question?

  44. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Dassit, not much news leaks out of Arizona beyond the raw numbers. He played first base today, but has played all but one game in left field. He has 1 error and had a double play on a catch and throw to 3rd base. He’s made a couple of catches a game, but, no idea on the difficulty of the catches or how many of the fly balls have fallen in that may have been caught by experienced left fielders.

  45. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    SJ, it’ s my opinion, what can I say? I do not think he’s a great player. I don’t care that he’s a slow starter, but disappearing for months at a time is pretty unfortunate for the rest of the team when they need him. This is only going to lead into an argument………….and I refuse to engage in an argument.

  46. blake October 21st, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Anybody read “The Last Boy”…(the new book on Mantle)? I was thinkin about picking it up.

  47. Jerkface October 21st, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    If a player ends up with Tex’s numbers at the end of a season, and did not start slow, that meant they weren’t good enough at some point in the season to get it done…or poor at a different time.

  48. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Betsy, They both express the idea that both of them don’t come through when the Yankees needed him.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Regarding Teixeira, the inescapable reality is that slow starts that are that bad, and his was, costs the team games and you can’t get those back.

    Plus, it’s not just April. Teixeira hit .220 in September/October with 29 strike outs, the most of any month this year.

  50. Dassit October 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Alright, thanks. Couldn’t find a lot news myself too. Hopefully he’ll be adequate enough to play as a corner OF.

  51. Shame Spencer October 21st, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Lol, we’re talking about April of last season right now? You mean, the season we won the World Series?

    Boy, I really do hate off days..

  52. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    GB, what does your gut tell you about Laird’s future?

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

    Without seeing him playing the outfield, it’s hard to say. I’d like to see him get some time in right field, too. One thing is certain and has been since he started in the system. He can hit, he can hit for exceptional power to all fields and he’s a killer run producer. He will probably be a Swisher type player at the four corners, but, with a higher average. Just my opinion, of course.

  53. Ruby Tuesday October 21st, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I am glad Berkman is all right .

  54. Frozen Rope October 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    If you are going to make a case for or against slow starters lets not forget bernie williams who was a notorious slow starter

  55. Shame Spencer October 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    blake I was wondering the same thing. I’m not sure if I should get it or not. Certainly sounds interesting.. I don’t know much about Jane Leavy though I heard she has written some other pretty good player profiles.

  56. Ruby Tuesday October 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    But, of course, it wouldn’t have mattered .

    This series is already over .

    Rangers won .

  57. tyanksfan36 October 21st, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    GB7

    Tried to say this earlier but apparently commenting on blogs is frowned upon in class

    Doesn’t seem that Romine has done well both offensively and defensively in the AFL. I started going to tampa yankees games this season so I never got to see him. Hope he can work out the kinks.

  58. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    It has nothing to do with Tex being a slow starter and a lot do with him disappearing for months at a time.

    If he gets into the HOF, fine – I’m not going to make a stink about it. I just don’t think he’s a great player, that’s all.

  59. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Meh, I look at Teix’s slow start as a good thing,

    If we had won 1-2 more games in April the yanks would’ve had to play Texas in the first round. :wink:

  60. igotid88 October 21st, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    go hughes. you can do it.

  61. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Chuck Greenberg, Rangers Owner, Confident of Keeping Cliff Le

    By Ed Price

    http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/1.....or00000002

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Great headline on SI.com above photos of Doc and Lincecum.

    “Call A Doc, It’s Freakout Time”.

  63. Giuseppe Franco October 21st, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Nobody is going to care about Teixeira’s slow starts if he does indeed hit 500 HRs during his career.

  64. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    When an owner talks “lifestyle”, that’s code for….

    I can’t match the Yankees money. I have to hope he really like the Metroplex area”.

    Not exactly, an “all in” declaration.

  65. blake October 21st, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    What first basemen would we rather the Yanks have?….pujols, Cabrera, maybe A. Gonzalez….that’s about it. He’s a really good player and one of the best 1B in baseball….that’s good enough for right now.

  66. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Is anyone else looking forward to watching Lincecum-Halladay II tonite ?

  67. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    GF, that’s fine. I don’t have a vote in the HOF and as I said, I won’t exactly make a stink.

  68. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Tex is not a choker or a loser or anything. He could be as calm cool and collected as you can get and it doesn’t seem to really make a difference. If his swing is off he becomes essentially an automatic out and it doesn’t seem like he has any say in the matter. All you have to do is hope that one year his swing is right come October because then he is basically unstoppable.

    Tex is a great player. That said he is a flawed player and I don’t think he is a superstar. I define superstar as a player you can build a team and lineup around. Tex because of his flaws I don’t think you can do that. The Yankees are a perfect team for him IMO and he is a huge part of this team.

    In terms of losing him for the playoffs. When he got hurt the Yankees needed to win 3 games. To be completely honest and I am sure I will take some flack for this, I think the Yankees chances of winning 3 games is greater without Tex than with Tex right now with how he is swinging.

    The WS is a differnt story but that is really how I feel.

  69. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Having lived in Dallas I can say it’s one of the least attractive areas to live in I could imagine.

    Horrible traffic, miserable weather, poor restaurants, a mediocre music and arts scene, flat, ugly with no personality at all.

  70. blake October 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    MTU,

    Yes…very much so.

  71. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Francesca keeps beating the “there’s no income tax in TX” drum, so the Yankees will have to bid$ 20-40 million more to keep him. This was while he was on with Heyman and, of course, the “Lee is from Arkansas, which is a lot closer to TX than to NY” thing was beat to death. I have no clue what he’s thinking. I have no doubt he’s enjoying his time in TX.

  72. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Blake-

    Care to make a prediction ?

  73. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    tyanksfan36 October 21st, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    GB7

    Tried to say this earlier but apparently commenting on blogs is frowned upon in class

    Doesn’t seem that Romine has done well both offensively and defensively in the AFL. I started going to tampa yankees games this season so I never got to see him. Hope he can work out the kinks.

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

    Romine began today’s game hitting .333 with 2 doubles and 6 RBI and a stolen base his first 5 games. Add in his 0-4 today and that’s still a pretty good start. He hasn’t been too bad on defense, but, it’s still only 6 games as of today.

    The numbers for the Yankee winter kids so far. Some players to watch might be Jose Gil, a catcher, Justin Christian, who in my opinion would make an ideal #4 or #5 outfielder, who could in a pinch, play 2nd base. Other than Banuelos, Ryan Pope and Craig Heyer could be interesting to watch. George Kontos should get better as the season goes along. Hopefully, he’s 100% by next year.

  74. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Who will be the first pitcher out of the pen if this game is delayed? That’s a very real possibility – Moseley?

  75. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Gb-

    I always liked Christian.

    What the heck are they gonna do with all the arms they have at the upper levels ?

    They can’t all be starters and relievers. Guess it’s a good problem to have.

    Thanks for your updates. :)

    By the way, you’ll laugh yourself silly when you see the brand of beer I’ll be drinking tomorrow to jinx the Rangers.

    I’ll post a picture of it then.

  76. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Mattingly was headed to the HOF after 7 years – then, well, things changed. It’s silly to talk about a player making the HOF until their numbers dictate they are a lock like Mo and Jeter. Staying healthy and consistent – long term – have a lot more to do with making the HOF than talent.

  77. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Betsy, I have to assume it would be Mosely the way he was lights out in game 1. Part of me was hoping that AJ struggled early so Joe would give him a quick hook and replace him with Mosely who looked fantastic in his two innings.

  78. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Having lived in Dallas I can say it’s one of the least attractive areas to live in I could imagine.

    Horrible traffic, miserable weather, poor restaurants, a mediocre music and arts scene, flat, ugly with no personality at all.

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

    Yes, California traffic is a walk in the park, isn’t it? What’s so beautiful about a place where the people and the cities are about 75% plastic?

    Not a thing wrong with the music or restaurants in Texas, whether it’s Houston, Dallas, Austin or Ft. Worth.

    “no personality at all” – As far as this, you should fit in perfectly.

  79. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I’ll be throwing back some Ballantine Beer and hoping for a few “Ballantine Blasts”

  80. blake October 21st, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    MTU,

    I’m pulling for the Giants but don’t think Halladay loses a second straight start….I think Doc deals and they head back to Philly…

  81. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I agree with Jim on this one.

    I don’t think it helps the discussion to talk about Tex as a HOF yet.

    He has 275 HR now. A lot can happen on his way to 500 and he is not even close to a lock to reach that number yet.

    He is about 7 more full seasons away from 500 if he maintains his current talent level. He has a ways to go.

  82. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Tom-

    Let me know if you find a Schaefer, Rheingold, or a Schlitz.

    Fortunately, Pabst is still around.

    :)

  83. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I agree with LGY, Tex as a whole package is a very good player. He could very well pile up numbers that would warrant HOF considerations. But his pure up body swings renders him susceptible to off speed offering because once he shift his upper body it’s almost impossible to keep his hands back due to his that precise reason. Offensively, he is prone to prolong batting slumps.

    In short, I don’t think he is an elite hitter. All the loser and choker stuff is silly, because his sample size has been very small in the playoff IMO. The guy is a gamer. He is just susceptible to off speed offerings sometimes. I feel that his mechanics needs to be perfect in order for him make solid contacts. With that said, I won’t be surprise if Long tweak his stance and mechanics a bit next year.

  84. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    MTU October 21st, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    Gb-

    I always liked Christian.

    What the heck are they gonna do with all the arms they have at the upper levels ?

    They can’t all be starters and relievers. Guess it’s a good problem to have.

    Thanks for your updates.

    By the way, you’ll laugh yourself silly when you see the brand of beer I’ll be drinking tomorrow to jinx the Rangers.

    I’ll post a picture of it then.

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

    I always thought that Christian got a bit of a bum rap, because other than defense and speed, he was never great at anything, but, he could do a lot of things to help. Outstanding speed, a little bit of power, line drive hitter and solid defense.

    As far as the beer, drink a few LSD’s for me (Lone Star Draft). Stay away from Pearl and Shiner beer. It will even kill dust mops.

  85. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    # GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Having lived in Dallas I can say it’s one of the least attractive areas to live in I could imagine. Horrible traffic, miserable weather, poor restaurants, a mediocre music and arts scene, flat, ugly with no personality at all.

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

    Yes, California traffic is a walk in the park, isn’t it? What’s so beautiful about a place where the people and the cities are about 75% plastic? Not a thing wrong with the music or restaurants in Texas, whether it’s Houston, Dallas, Austin or Ft. Worth. “no personality at all” – As far as this, you should fit in perfectly.

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

    Another supremely ignorant post from an intellectual midget who likes to argue. I’ll make short work of your nonsense this time.

    California is a state, with thousands of miles of pristine, beautiful countryside with no traffic to speak of. There is more to California than Los Angeles.

    Your comment about there being plastic people in California is about as uninformed as your babble usually is. Me thinks you’re jealous.

    I have lived in Texas, have you? If not, then you have zero credibility on the issue.

    Damn that was easy.

  86. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Blake-

    Me too. 100 % for the Giants.

    Halladay is an amazing pitcher. It’s hard to root against him.

    That said, Lincecum isn’t exactly warmed over mashed potatoes.

    And it’s their home stadium.

    Tough row to hoe IMO.

    Not sure they make it back to Philly.

    Doc is going to have to be lights out good. Obviously, he capable of that.

    Could be another classic pitcher’s duel.

  87. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    To judgement Mark as hitter based on his two playoff years with the Yankees so far is little too premature. Good pitching and the fickle mistress of luck can often waylaid the best of hitters, see Bond, William and many others.

  88. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Gb-

    I was looking for LS but it wasn’t available.

    So I found something better and funny to boot (no pun intended).

    Christian seemed to be a very smart base runner. Good instincts.

  89. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Whether or not Teixeira hits 500 homers, makes little difference, though he’s averaging 37 homers a year. I wouldn’t bet against him. he’s knocking in 120 runs a year and scoring well over 100. His numbers will dwarf other HOF 1st basemen like Willie Stargell, and probably McCovey and Murray. He’s a nearly .290 BA and .536 SLG and a nearly .380 OBP. Did anyone mention a glove that would make Don Mattingly proud? He’s well on his way to a lot of HOF numbers beyond the home runs. Look at his numbers after just 8 seasons and then imagine what they’ll be at 10 years. Next season, he’ll pass 1,000 RBI, 300 homers, 1500 hits.

  90. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Supertramp’s “Goodbye Stranger” would make a good song to parody given the Yanks opponent.

    Just ask Michael Scott.

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

    No lie…..
    I have been walking around for the last two days singing “Good-bye Rangers” to that tune. I was going to write a song, but I didn’t want to infringe on Trisha’s territory

  91. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Erica-

    If you have talent use it.

    I bet Trisha would applaud your efforts same as her own. ;)

  92. Abe Peterham October 21st, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, how couldnt they address the fact the tracks dangerous , potentially hurting millions of $$ of players?!

  93. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    MTU-

    Nah, she is on a roll. She deserves the honor

  94. Don October 21st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    In any case: Tex beats the hell out of Giambi.

  95. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Erica-

    That she is. :)

  96. Bo knows October 21st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I’m not going to get into the greatness of Teix but any player who disappears for months at a time, and it was more than April this year, is of limited value to a team. And bear in mind that he is a young man. It’s one thing to have weird mechanics when you’re a kid and flexible, it doesn’t work later on in life. Between all the action preswing, the collapsing back leg and the pull, I can’t see anything good happening any time soon. Unless Teix takes the Grandy course things look dire for the future. It’s puzzling, the man has a ton of talent but he insists on limiting it.

  97. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Whether or not Teixeira hits 500 homers, makes little difference, though he’s averaging 37 homers a year. I wouldn’t bet against him. he’s knocking in 120 runs a year and scoring well over 100.

    ————————

    Tex has averaged 34 HR, 113 RBI, and 98 runs per season in his career.

  98. YankFanCA October 21st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    California is simply gorgeous. I’ve lived other places. It’s like a Shangri-La here. The ocean, the bay, the redwood forests, the northern coast, the Sierra foothills, the Sierras, the desert, the central coast, the San Joaquin Valley, an unbelievable number of ecosystems and microclimates. It’s all here.

  99. One With The Pinstripes in Colorado Since 61 October 21st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    # GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Having lived in Dallas I can say it’s one of the least attractive areas to live in I could imagine. Horrible traffic, miserable weather, poor restaurants, a mediocre music and arts scene, flat, ugly with no personality at all.

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

    Yes, California traffic is a walk in the park, isn’t it? What’s so beautiful about a place where the people and the cities are about 75% plastic? Not a thing wrong with the music or restaurants in Texas, whether it’s Houston, Dallas, Austin or Ft. Worth. “no personality at all” – As far as this, you should fit in perfectly.

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

    Another supremely ignorant post from an intellectual midget who likes to argue. I?ll make short work of your nonsense this time.

    California is a state, with thousands of miles of pristine, beautiful countryside with no traffic to speak of. There is more to California than Los Angeles.

    Your comment about there being plastic people in California is about as uninformed as your babble usually is. Me thinks you?re jealous.

    I have lived in Texas, have you? If not, then you have zero credibility on the issue.

    Damn that was easy.
    _______________________________________________________

    WCYF – My favorite area is the Monterey Peninsula….We love it here in Colorado, but we would take MP, Carmel, etc., as #1 if we had enough $$.

  100. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    “In any case: Tex beats the hell out of Giambi.”

    ————————-

    With Yankees:

    Giambi Year 1: .314/.435/.598 41 HR 122 RBIs
    Tex Year 1: .292/.383/.565 39 HR 122 RBIs

    Giambi Year 2: .250/.412/.527 41 HR 107 RBIs
    Tex Year 2: .256/.365/.481 33 HR 108 RBIs

  101. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Absolutely it’s way too early to talk HOF for Tex. I don’t think he’s a superstar …………….but that doesn’t mean he’s not very good.

  102. Giuseppe Franco October 21st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    # LGY October 21st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    With Yankees:

    Giambi Year 1: .314/.435/.598 41 HR 122 RBIs
    Tex Year 1: .292/.383/.565 39 HR 122 RBIs

    Giambi Year 2: .250/.412/.527 41 HR 107 RBIs
    Tex Year 2: .256/.365/.481 33 HR 108 RBIs

    ———-

    No comparison in defense, however. Just saying. That’s one of Teixeira’s biggest attributes.

  103. YankFanCA October 21st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    WAYYYYY too early to mention Tex and Hall of Fame in the same breath.

  104. Nick in SF October 21st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    “Is anyone else looking forward to watching Lincecum-Halladay II tonite ?”

    Cody Ross?

  105. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    YankFanCA October 21st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    California is simply gorgeous. I’ve lived other places. It’s like a Shangri-La here. The ocean, the bay, the redwood forests, the northern coast, the Sierra foothills, the Sierras, the desert, the central coast, the San Joaquin Valley, an unbelievable number of ecosystems and microclimates. It’s all here.

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

    You’re right, it is spectacular. I went for a walk on the beach a few mornings ago and there were four dolphins body surfing in unison in the waves. And I was at a business meeting an hour later. California has it all.

  106. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I believe I heard Francesca say that Oswalt threw his bullpen yesterday – before pitching. Isn’t that just SLIGHTLY unusual?

  107. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Enjoy the game folks.

    Time to grab a cold one and watch the gunfight between Timmy “the Kid” Lincecum, and Doc Halladay.

    Only one Man will be left standing when it’s over.

    May the best Man win. :)

  108. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    One With The Pinstripes in Colorado Since 61
    October 21st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    WCYF – My favorite area is the Monterey Peninsula….We love it here in Colorado, but we would take MP, Carmel, etc., as #1 if we had enough $$.

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

    Monterey is beautiful! Have you ever gone further up the coast to Big Sur?

    By the way, I lived in the mountains of Colorado before moving to Texas (I know). 8600 feet up in Coal Creek Canyon, which is in the foothills between Golden and Boulder, Hiway 72. That was amazing!

  109. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Nick-

    :)

  110. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I believe the westward sun will set on Doc Halladay and co. tonight. Timmy Bong hit will come out with all guns blazing! Go Giants!

  111. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    MTU

    It takes you 30 minutes to get to the fridge and back? Didn’t realize you were that old :lol:

  112. Bo knows October 21st, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Anyone notice Jeter’s at bat last night? Now it didn’t matter, the Yankees were up four. All it was – an insurance run. Man on third, one out – all you need to do is doink one to the right side. Now he had three at bats of futility, groundout to short. Now he decides to get on base and proceeds to have a 12 pitch at bat and walks. This is Jeter the icon. In a close game they walk you on purpose to set up the double play. What the hell was that at bat about? This is professional? It just boggles the mind.

  113. MTU October 21st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    LGY-

    It’s smart azz’s like you that slow me down, and keep me from my beer. ;)

  114. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    LGY-

    My memory is failing me….
    Was it you that I made the bragging honors bet with over the Phillies reaching the Series?

  115. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    “The NFL is not the only sport figuring out how to deal with head injuries. A person familiar with the proposal tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions.

    The new DL could be instituted as soon as next season, the person told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because the proposal is in the preliminary stages.

    A 7-day DL will be considered this offseason by a new concussion subcommittee that is being formed under baseball’s medical advisory committee, the person said. If the subcommittee OKs the idea, it would need to be approved by Commissioner Bud Selig, then the players’ union.”

    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/39781322

  116. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    That’s a good idea, but then I like the idea of a 7-day DL for any injury. It makes no sense for a player to have to sit for 15 days for an injury that just needs a few days to heal.

  117. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Tom in NJ-

    I posted that article this afternoon (no one noticed…. but thats okay :-))

    Anyway… I am certain that if the 7-Day concussion DL goes into effect, the occurance of concussion-like symptoms will skyrocket next season

  118. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Erica

    Not me. Unless (I)my(/i) memory is fading me

  119. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Did you post this one?

    “Peter Gammons, now working for the MLB Network, MLB.com and NESN, heard from three MLB general managers Thursday that Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is going to be named the Blue Jays’ next skipper.”

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......t-manager/

  120. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Eh fading failing same thing ;)

  121. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    If the game is rained out, and it’s very possible, then Lee will probably go game 6

  122. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    If the game is rained out, and it’s very possible, then Lee will probably go game 6
    ———-
    possible Betsy, maybe a tornado will intervene. In every conceivable scenarios, you have to beat Lee to get to the WS.

    Might as well beat the best to be the best.

  123. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    Did you post this one?

    “Peter Gammons, now working for the MLB Network, MLB.com and NESN, heard from three MLB general managers Thursday that Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is going to be named the Blue Jays’ next skipper.”

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

    Nope!

  124. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    1 Day, 0 Hours, and 9 Minutes until Game 6 of the ALCS :grin:

  125. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I will be playing this during the Yankee game tomorrow night.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....38;ob=av2n

  126. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    On xm they were saying that not only did Oswalt have his bullpen earlier and his arm was iced, but he said he’d be ready to give an inning if they went into extra innings.

    They were very critical of Manuel. One guy said he took out Blanton too early (63 pitches with a lead), that he could not have had any real faith in Blanton and that he mismanaged after that bullpen-wise.

    I guess Girardi’s not the only dumb manager. j/k :)

  127. Angel October 21st, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I really dislike most of California. Some nice areas to visit, but I’d never want to live there.

  128. Trevor October 21st, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    # Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    If the game is rained out, and it’s very possible, then Lee will probably go game 6
    __________________

    On short rest?

  129. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Really well done Giants fan video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._embedded#!

  130. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Trevor, I think that would be on his turn. He pitched Monday, so Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday…………Saturday he’d be on turn.

  131. EveryoneSucksExceptSJCBDoreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Betsy, how do you even enjoy watching this team or baseball in general? Reading your posts, it can’t be a pleasant experience.

    To be so negative, so worried, so hand wringing-ly concerned over baseball, over a team you have absolutely no control over, it must burn holes in your stomach.

    Take a chill pill. If they lose, then they lose. Season starts again next year.

  132. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    “What the hell was that at bat about? This is professional? It just boggles the mind.”

    So you’re saying he shouldn’t have had a 12 pitch AB that ended in a walk?

  133. Angel October 21st, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    *grabs popcorn and sits back to watch*

  134. EveryoneSucksExceptSJCBDoreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    And Lee won’t pitch Game 6 if it’s rained out. What happens if he loses? Then he’s not available for Game 7, the most important game.

    Lee is pitching game 7, if there is a game 7, no matter what.

  135. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Um, it was a comment – if you want to read that much into it, that’s your problem.

  136. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Bo knows post was serious?

  137. Joe from Long Island October 21st, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I have to weigh in on the Mark Teixeira thing.

    Does anybody take into account that he’s been playing the past two months – from what I’ve read, since August – with an injured hand, foot, and now we’ve learned today badly swollen ankle. Gene Monahan has said that Tex has played with more pain than any player he knows – that says a lot.

    Doesn’t anybody think that playing with hurt – and still contributing, not as much at bat as we’d like, but still going out there and playing the field and giving it his all – has affected his numbers? I know, the numbers are the be all and end all, but, c’mon….

    Let’s see him next year, when, hopefully, he’s healthier.

  138. Angel October 21st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Those are excellent points, Joe. :-) Those facts should not be overlooked at all. He’s been off with the bat, but he’s still been incredible defensively when needed.

  139. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    What Joe points out though is one of the major problems with his slow starts.

    Him producing like he normally does depends on him staying healthy all year.

    He is such a slow starter he can’t afford injuries like he had this seasons

  140. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    If tomorrow’s game were to get rained out (which is doubtful) then the Yankees could pitch Andy on Saturday and then Sabathia would be able to pitch a game 7 on 3 days rest Sunday. I doubt they would bump up Lee knowing that CC would be able to pitch game 7.

  141. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Roy Halladay is not an ace. How can he start like this? Unacceptable.

    Sarcasm for those without a sense of humor.

  142. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Cano > Utley.

  143. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Utley has taken a step back w/ the glove this year.

  144. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Some scouts think Utley is suffering from the yips at second base.

  145. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    So, is Doc Halladay going to be Dr. Christian Bernard and transplant some heart into the Phillies or will he be Dr. Jack Kevorkian and assist in a Philadelphia suicide?

  146. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    He seems jumpy this year. Like he’s moving too fast, or something.

  147. JM October 21st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Tex’s D is always there even when he’s in a hitting slump. He may not have been swinging the bat well at all but my big fear is that the Yanks will be burned by a bad defensive play at first that Tex would have made in one of the next two games.

  148. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    That grease in his hair finally soaked into his brain….affecting his equilibrium.

  149. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    So…..
    Who did I make a bragging bet over the Phillies with????????

    Does anyone know how to search past comments?

  150. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    No sure if Utley has something on his mind or if he has some of the same issues that used to plague Cano…lack of concentration and carelessness.

  151. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I guess Doc is losing?

  152. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Either way, the rain really complicates things…………I hope they just delay the game (if needed) instead of stopping and starting……

  153. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Erica, was it CR?

  154. Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Or one of his, um, personalities?

  155. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    The Doc isn’t a happy camper.

  156. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Jose Bautista is having surgery for a hernia.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....s-bautista

    Just wondering- are hernias a side effect of PEDs?

  157. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Tom in N.J. October 21st, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Erica, was it CR?

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

    I haven’t spoken a word to that guy in months

    It was a regular. Maybe West Coast Yankee fan…… I really don’t remember :-(

  158. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Either way, the rain really complicates things…………I hope they just delay the game (if needed) instead of stopping and starting……

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

    There is entirely too much money involved to do that.

    Plus, this is a nationally televised game. Not the YES network

  159. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    There is only a 30% chance of rain during the game tomorrow. Why the fuss?

  160. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Erica,

    WCYF is a good guess.

    He was adamant the Phillies were going to steamroll to the WS and even predicted them winning it over the Yankees.

  161. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I hope everyone noticed how easy it is for great pitchers to pitch out of trouble. If it wasn’t for Utley missing that ball SF wouldn’t have even gotten a run. SF scored because they h&r and put a ball in play – scored without the benefit of a hit. This is how the Yankees need to play against Lee – Hit and Run, steal bases, move runners – force the issue and ALWAYS play for 1 run because you don’t get to Halladay’s caliber by giving up big innings.

  162. Bret The Hitman October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Back from my run. Lots of pretty girls in my running group. Same with the hot yoga class. Highly recommend it fellas. Real men do yoga.

  163. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    LGY-

    I think you are right.

    I remember making the bet one afternoon while I was at work. It was towards the middle of September. I remember no other details

  164. Bo knows October 21st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    So you’re saying he shouldn’t have had a 12 pitch AB that ended in a walk?

    ———————————————–
    These are the playoffs. The objective is to win the game, ie get the run in, endit. Maybe the fifth run is meaningless but that’s what should be done. I just checked – His previous three at bats were eight pitches total. This team fails in so many ways that it’s just their talent that lets them overpower other teams. Posada was out twice on the run he scored, it took two errors to let him do it. I’m a baseball fan, I like to watch good baseball.

  165. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    The HOF doesn’t matter right now concerning Teixera…Thats a long way down the road. What does matter is that he’s one of the best 1B in baseball and he’s a Yankee.

    Yes he’s streaky, and yes his swing makes him prone to slumps….most players have flaws. He always seems to find a way to contribute though and when he’s hot he can carry the team.

    The HOF is a possibility and a lot can happen between now and then (I do worry about his swing as he ages), but for now he’s a really good player for the Yanks and thats good enough for me.

  166. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Waaaitaahminute…

    Bo knows post was NOT satire???

  167. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Maybe the fifth run is meaningless but that’s what should be done. ”

    So instead of walking he should have hit a sac fly….I guess he missed the sign.

  168. Angel October 21st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    So, is Doc Halladay going to be Dr. Christian Bernard and transplant some heart into the Phillies or will he be Dr. Jack Kevorkian and assist in a Philadelphia suicide?
    *******************************

    That was slightly profound GB7. :)

  169. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I just noticed the Giants have a female PA announcer.

  170. Gary October 21st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    SF up 1-0 against Hallady. Man talk about wondering what the heck is going on, imagine what the Phils are thinking especially if they get eliminated today

  171. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Erica, I don’t get your point. If it’s raining hard enough to delay the game for a few hours, then delay it. Yeah, I think I know it’s not on YES

  172. Bring in the Goose October 21st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    From Intellicast.com…Arlington, TX

    Details for Friday, October 22
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially early in the day. A few storms may be severe. High 79F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

    Evening: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially before midnight. A few storms may be severe early. Low near 70F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  173. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    http://www.bbtia.com/the-clubh.....isory.html

    if you punch up Weather.com’s hourly forecast from 7-10 p.m. tomorrow night, you’ll find that Arlington is marked down for a 50 percent chance of rain for the duration of that period, and still at 30-40 percent in the 11-12 p.m. time frame. There’s certainly the matter of what precipitation would do to hamper tailgating activities and exacerbate the traffic snarl around the Ballpark, but far more significant are the implications for tomorrow night’s starters (Philip Hughes and Colby Lewis) — if the game is outright rained out *, they’ll slate the final two games for Saturday/Sunday with relative impunity, but what if they get three innings in and then the waterworks kick in?

  174. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t think tomorrow is going to get rained out but if it did then it would benefit the Yankees IMO….instead of throwing Hughes/Pettite they could throw Pettite/Sabathia with Hughes available in the pen for either game.

  175. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    SF up 1-0 against Hallady. Man talk about wondering what the heck is going on, imagine what the Phils are thinking especially if they get eliminated today

    ——–

    They are going to be thinking why did we every consider giving up Cliff Lee…

  176. JM October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    # blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Maybe the fifth run is meaningless but that’s what should be done. ”

    So instead of walking he should have hit a sac fly….I guess he missed the sign.
    ________________________________

    The Yanks have to work on this sign thing in the off-season. Way too many missed sac fly signs and get a hit with RISP signs this year.

  177. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    Erica, I don’t get your point. If it’s raining hard enough to delay the game for a few hours, then delay it. Yeah, I think I know it’s not on YES

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

    I thought you were talking about postponing the game-
    Obviously, if it is raining hard there will be a rain delay.

    But the point I was trying to make, was on a nationally televised game I would think they are much more inclined to try to keep to the schedule as possible.

  178. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Angel October 21st, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    So, is Doc Halladay going to be Dr. Christian Bernard and transplant some heart into the Phillies or will he be Dr. Jack Kevorkian and assist in a Philadelphia suicide?
    *******************************

    That was slightly profound GB7.

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

    Either profound or a bad joke, angel. Not sure if many on here know who Christian Bernard is.

    How have you been, Angel. Been a long while and good to see you back home where you belong. Not enough pretty angels with brains on here. Trolls fear angels. Bring lots of friends.

  179. CompassRosy October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Let’s go, Timmy!

    Bittersweet watching him pitch…

    sweet = always great to see a local boy do well, no matter the team he’s on :)
    bitter = because of Bavasi, he’s in orange and black instead of navy and teal :(

  180. Yogi Mantle October 21st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    With as banged up as Teixeira has been this season, broken toe, bad thumb, it really isn’t hard to understand why his batting had suffered. Batting has to be really tough to do with a broken toe, bad enough the pain from fielding the position, the foot takes a lot of torque during swings.

    Tex is a tough guy to have played through all that, and even when he isn’t hitting, his glove is well worth having at first. He saved a number of errors for Jeter and Alex that a player like Giambi would have missed. Even though he isn’t a burner on the bases he runs hard and shows good instincts on offense.

    I don’t see where there should be any regrets from his signing.

  181. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Re: 2010 Phil Hughes Performance Thread
    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po…ith-mound-edge

    A funny thing happened on the way to the American League Championship Series, though … Colby Lewis outpitched Phil Hughes. Thanks to what he learned while pitching in Japan, Lewis struck out three times more hitters than he walked (better than Hughes) and gave up 21 home runs in 206 innings (better than Hughes).

    Hughes throws harder than Lewis. Hughes is younger than Lewis. Hughes is probably going to win more games in his career than Lewis. But if you could choose just one of them for just one game, right now, wouldn’t you have to choose Lewis?

    ***********

    I guess we’ll see; I do give Lewis the edge…….but I would really hope that Phil would win more games in his career than Lewis, lol

  182. Gary October 21st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Betsy they won’t start the game I don’t think and not get it in. I still remember that rainstorm playoff game played in Philly a few years back. They could wait a long time to resume play, but barring a monsoon they would get it restarted.

  183. tampayank October 21st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Even w the out, Kung Fu Panda had a great AB

  184. Gary October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Halliday 43 pitches and it’s still the second inning

  185. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Erica, the fact that it’s on national tv should make no difference. Neither team wants to lose their starters……..so better to start late and try and get the game in than start, have a long delay and have the game be a battle of the pens

  186. umbrelladoc October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Thunderstorms also predicted for Saturday. Perhaps George could order a 2 hour rain delay in the middle of Cliff Lee’s start?

  187. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Gary, I’m talking about delaying the game so the teams don’t lose their starters.

  188. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Giants really making Halladay work..43 pitches through 2

  189. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Halladay isn’t exactly fooling them so far. 43 pitches in 2 innings.

  190. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I’m seeing 30 percent of weather.com.

    Shows you how reliable all these weather forecasts are.

    This morning I was told I was in the clear for rain at the moment. Ten minutes later I come out of the subway without an umbrella getting soaked.

  191. Joe from Long Island October 21st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Erica in NY – I remember reading that a “sports hernia” – involving the abdominal wall – was associated with steroid use. FWIW.

  192. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but we’ve had amazingly good weather in NY for the post-season.

  193. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Thats a foul ball. Terrible call…..how a home plate umpire standing right there misses that is beyond me.

  194. Bring in the Goose October 21st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    A postponement due to rain will benefit New York, most likely, as it will allow CC more rest to come out of the pen.

    A delay in Game 6 will cost both teams, if long enough, as they will both be forced to go to bullpens early, with a Game 7 the very next day. (How’s Cruz going to deal with angling around in that wet grass, too with a tight hammy?)

    We’ll see how it plays out. Not losing sleep over it.

    The plan is still to win Game 6.

  195. Bring in the Goose October 21st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    If only half our lineup could execute bunts like National League pitchers can….

  196. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Bill Buckner just spit his beer all over the tv

  197. Bo knows October 21st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    So instead of walking he should have hit a sac fly….I guess he missed the sign
    ————————————–
    Let’s not do condescending, maybe it’s patronizing.

    He didn’t need a sac fly, anything to the right side works.

    One stat comes to mind – How many men have the Yankees left on base in this series? One possible reason – Going for the big inning. As I said, in the scheme of things it didn’t mean much but the rationale escapes me. The first win – a second run makes a nice cushion, didn’t do it. As Billy Martin said “Score one, it means that they have to score two to beat you”.

  198. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Joe from Long Island October 21st, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    Erica in NY – I remember reading that a “sports hernia” – involving the abdominal wall – was associated with steroid use. FWIW.

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

    Thank you.

  199. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 21st, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    If only half our lineup could execute bunts like National League pitchers can

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

    You mean bunting them foul?

  200. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    # LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Erica, WCYF is a good guess.

    He was adamant the Phillies were going to steamroll to the WS and even predicted them winning it over the Yankees.

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

    No that was not me. But, yes, and I still think the Phillies are going to the World Series. I bet I am the only baseball fan in America that thinks that huh?

  201. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    So now the board is reduced to complaining about Jeter doing his job…..getting on base?

  202. Gary October 21st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Wheels came off for SF this inning and they are still batting. That pitch to Utley did nothing and he pasted it

  203. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    WCYF-

    It wasn’t an accusation. I am trying to remember something. It was a question in good faith

  204. Erica in NY October 21st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  205. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I appreciate that Erica – I was responding to LGY being snarky.

  206. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I was just trying to help out Erica as well. No snark. It was a good guess considering how you feel about the Yankees.

  207. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    dah. *Phillies*

  208. Angel October 21st, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Either profound or a bad joke, angel. Not sure if many on here know who Christian Bernard is.

    How have you been, Angel. Been a long while and good to see you back home where you belong. Not enough pretty angels with brains on here. Trolls fear angels. Bring lots of friends.
    **************************************************************************

    Heh. I’ve been good.. how are things with you? I knew who he was…. South African dr. who pioneered words first heart transplant. :)

    Awww thank you. :) You’ve always been my favorite grumpy smartass GB on this blog. :)

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