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CC Sabathia is a good guy, plus notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc, Notes on Jan 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia and his wife, Amber, have been chosen as recipients of the Bart Giamatti Award for community service.

The Sabathia’s started the PitCCh In Foundation, which does a ton of work for inner-city youth. They’ve also contributed to the Boys and Girls Club, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and Strikeouts for Troops as well as several New York based groups. The Sabathia’s will receive the annual award at the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) Dinner on January 25 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

CC was also named one of 10 finalists for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. It’s given annually to athletes who display an exemplary commitment to service in their community.

A few links and notes from today.

Jon Heyman once again says the Yankees are still interested in Rafael Soriano. He says Brian Fuentes is also a possibility. The Yankees would have to give up a first-round draft pick to sign Soriano, and they might have to outbid teams that offer ninth inning opportunities to Fuentes.

• Speaking of Heyman, he brings up the possibility of Johnny Damon going to Tampa Bay, leaving Desmond Jenings to open the season in Triple-A.

All-times saves leader Trevor Hoffman has decided to retire. Mariano Rivera is 42 saves behind Hoffman. Rivera had 33 saves last season and 44 the year before. The fact the number 42 is involved here seems like a good sign, no?

Brad Penny has agreed to a $3 million deal with the Tigers. At this point it’s easy to forget some of their early offseason moves, but Detroit has done quite a bit to rebuild its team.

It doesn’t sound serious, but Josh Hamilton has been hospitalized with a case of pneumonia. He’s expected to be released within 24 hours.

• This afternoon — when I wasn’t breaking all of the incredible news surrounding the Yankees these days! — I checked the guide on my TV and found nothing worth watching. That’s when I started flipping through random television nonsense and stumbled upon some sort of live performance by The Shins. Turns out, it was an episode of the Gilmore Girls. Can’t make this stuff up.

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153 Responses to “CC Sabathia is a good guy, plus notes and links”

  1. Doreen January 11th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Chad -

    I love the Gilmore Girls!!

    Apparently one of the actors on the show was a baseball player (minor leagues, maybe?). Luke is the character’s name.

    CC is just good people (along with his wife).

  2. Tom in N.J. January 11th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    CC is a better person than he is a pitcher.

  3. tyanksfan36 January 11th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I love Gilmore Girls. Never seen that episode though.

  4. ericns1 January 11th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    CC is a great pitcher!

  5. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I’ll be p.o.’d if Damon signs with TB.

  6. Bronx Jeers January 11th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I got confused and pictured The Shins on The Golden Girls

    I was like wow…that is pretty bizarre.

  7. tyanksfan36 January 11th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Rich

    I agree, I hate TB a lot and that would just make me hate them even more.

  8. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    “Jon Heyman once again says the Yankees are still interested in Rafael Soriano. He says Brian Fuentes is also a possibility. The Yankees would have to give up a first-round draft pick to sign Soriano, and they might have to outbid teams that offer ninth inning opportunities to Fuentes”.

    “Speaking of Heyman, he brings up the possibility of Johnny Damon going to Tampa Bay, leaving Desmond Jenings to open the season in Triple-A”.

    *********

    Why don’t you bloggers that incessantly blast Jon Heyman have the guts to express your opinions to Chad? Surely you don’t agree with him using Heyman’s information as if it were credible do you?

  9. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    “Why don’t you bloggers that incessantly blast Jon Heyman have the guts to express your opinions to Chad? Surely you don’t agree with him using Heyman’s information as if it were credible do you?”

    Chad

    My opinion is that I think Heyman is a good reporter but knows very little about baseball.

    Regards,

    Rich

    Heh.

  10. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Why don’t you bloggers that incessantly blast Jon Heyman have the guts to express your opinions to Chad? Surely you don’t agree with him using Heyman’s information as if it were credible do you?

    If I ran a blog I’d probably post Heyman’s tweets as well, and then blast them. Chad is simply telling us what Heyman says, in order to drive discussion. He isn’t reporting it as fact.

  11. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Why would you post information you believe to be from a “non-credible source”? One of the worst rationalizations I have heard in a long time.

    It seems to me that Chad considers Jon Heyman a credible source. If I am wrong, Chad, let me know.

  12. tyanksfan36 January 11th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    If you dont agree with Heyman, just dont read the links or his tweets.

  13. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Heyman has good sources, that’s undeniable, but he’s also not shy about furthering Boras’ agenda.

    So when he does report, you have to weigh that in evaluating his stuff.

  14. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Fair enough Rich if you believe there is some quid-pro-quo betwen Boras and Heyman. So then, if it’s an item about a non-Boras player you would be inclined to think it credible?

  15. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    As I said, I think he has good sources.

  16. LGY January 11th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Why don’t you bloggers that incessantly blast Jon Heyman have the guts to express your opinions to Chad? Surely you don’t agree with him using Heyman’s information as if it were credible do you?

    *****

    It’s so funny how often you troll

  17. Chad Jennings January 11th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I believe that Heyman has sources telling him the Yankees are in on Soriano. To me that’s worth posting. You all know what Brian Cashman has told me — and since then several others — on the record, but I’m OK with posting the fact that someone else is hearing differently.

  18. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    WCYF is as devoted to Heyman as Heyman is to Boras.

  19. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Heyman’s best sources are Boras and were the Mets, though he was sour on Sandy Alderson’s hiring because they fired his insiders.

  20. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    LGY January 11th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Why don’t you bloggers that incessantly blast Jon Heyman have the guts to express your opinions to Chad? Surely you don’t agree with him using Heyman’s information as if it were credible do you?

    *****

    It’s so funny how often you troll

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

    Typical response when confronted with reason and logic.

  21. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Having spoken to Heyman personally on matters of top secret baseball information, I know how far he goes to source his information. Not far.

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    WCYF is as devoted to Heyman as Heyman is to Boras.

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

    No. I am devoted to the truth and to speaking out against gratuitous bashing of hard working, talented journalists. It bothers me, even in sports.

  23. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    No. I am devoted to the truth and to speaking out against gratuitous bashing of hard working, talented journalists. It bothers me, even in sports.

    Its ok, you can accept that Heyman is a Boras mouth-piece, and that everything he says should be taken with huge grains of salt.

  24. Erica in NY January 11th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    SIGN JOHNNY DAMON :-)

    (Just in case you all forgot where I stood)

    Good night all!

  25. LGY January 11th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Typical response when confronted with reason and logic.

    *******#

    Lol :lol:

    Will.not.take.troll.bait

  26. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for addressing that Chad. It makes sense to me to report and consider all points of view.

    Also, I for one don’t think it is a stretch to think that Brain Cashman leaks certain information to the media when it suits him. I have no idea if that is the case as regards Soriano.

  27. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Good idea LGY. I don’t see it written in the LoHud constitution where you are forced to respond to anyone.

  28. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    But you think its a stretch that Boras leaks information through his chosen son to nudge negotiations? Funny,

  29. pat January 11th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    It’s snowing really hard already here. :sad:

  30. pat January 11th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Boras’ sources tend to trail back to agents and MLB Central not teams or players.

  31. Bronx Jeers January 11th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I am devoted to the truth and to speaking out against gratuitous bashing of hard working, talented journalists.

    ————————————————————————————–

    Somebody contact Stan Lee. I think we’re seeing the birth of a new superhero.

  32. Tar January 11th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    “It’s snowing really hard already here”

    Are you sure? Your source is not Heyman is it?

  33. West Coast Yankee Fan January 11th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Question. If the Boras-Heyman pipeline is so well known, wouldn’t GM’s question the efficacy of any Heyman reports? Therefore rendering the intended purpose useless?

  34. mick January 11th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Like that Shins tune, never heard them before, is most of their work that mellow?
    Good job Chad!

  35. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Question. If the Boras-Heyman pipeline is so well known, wouldn’t GM’s question the efficacy of any Heyman reports? Therefore rendering the intended purpose useless?

    Yes, which is how Damon ended up for 1 year in Detroit.

  36. Jerkface January 11th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    And if the MLB player negotiation system is as I think it is, teams cannot get specifics as to what other teams are offering. Thus you end up playing a deadly game of, ‘is Boras lying?’.

  37. pat January 11th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    “Are you sure? Your source is not Heyman is it?”

    Nope. I have wet dogs and paw prints on the kitchen floor to prove it with or without a Boras tweet.

  38. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    “No. I am devoted to the truth and to speaking out against gratuitous bashing of hard working, talented journalists. It bothers me, even in sports.”

    I actually heard violins when I read this. Really.

  39. Tar January 11th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    “Therefore rendering the intended purpose useless?”

    Perhaps Boras is a follower of Sun Tzu. (or is it, “Shins tune” mick)

    Be subtle! be subtle! and use your spies for every kind of business

  40. LGY January 11th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    “Nope. I have wet dogs and paw prints on the kitchen floor to prove it with or without a Boras tweet.”

    ———

    Can you provide pictures?

    I am devoted to the truth and the gratuitous bashing of those dogs who may or may not have dirtied your floor bothers me.

  41. pat January 11th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I used to watch the OC (Peter Gallagher!) but never got into the other WB kind of dramedies.

    I’m an expert at 90210, One Tree Hill and The Gilmore Girls from the kids watching the re-runs on SoapNet now.

  42. Rich in NJ January 11th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I watched the original 90210, back in the day.

  43. Giuseppe Franco January 11th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    It’s absolutely NOT okay to tear apart Uncle Jon Heyman even though he has given us plenty of ammo to justify that criticism.

    However, in the world of WCYF, you can cry, piss, and moan everyday about Hal Steinbrenner, Cashman, and Andy Pettitte and you’re considered a smart baseball fan.

  44. SAS January 11th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    pat,

    What is the latest forecast?

  45. GreenBeret7 January 11th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    pat January 11th, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    It’s snowing really hard already here.

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

    Are you talking about the weather around your house or the hard wind and snow job blowing in from the west coast?

  46. tyanksfan36 January 11th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    # pat January 11th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I used to watch the OC (Peter Gallagher!) but never got into the other WB kind of dramedies.

    I’m an expert at 90210, One Tree Hill and The Gilmore Girls from the kids watching the re-runs on SoapNet now.

    ___

    I love “One Tree Hill” I have every season on DVD. Its a really good show. It sucks that it is snowing again, this is turning out to be a cold winter. In Tampa it is a cold 40 degrees, that may sound warm to some but I probably couldnt stand outside for 5 minutes without shivering.

  47. pat January 11th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    SAS

    8-12 inches in the next 12-14 hours.

    GB

    Both. :wink:

  48. blake January 11th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Yesterday we learned that the Yankees have strong interest in free agent outfielder Andruw Jones.  GM Brian Cashman is in search of a backup outfielder who hits right-handed and Jones is one of the better options available at this point in the offseason. 

    “Jones’ ability to hit left-handed pitching is well-known.  The five-time All-Star has a career .863 OPS against lefties and even topped that mark with a .931 posting in 2010.  And as Ben Shpigel of the New York Times points out, Jones’ defense is still preferable to that of Marcus Thames, even if he has lost a step or three over the years.  The soon-to-be 34-year-old registered a 2.2 UZR/150 in the outfield last season which easily bested Thames’ -33.0. 

    Thames and Johnny Damon are still available and still backup options for the Yanks, but they prefer Jones.  However, the two sides are still far apart on money and the veteran has other suitors, including the Rockies, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post (via Twitter).”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com

    How far apart in money can they be? Jones can’t be asking for that much can he? I’d prefer Damon still and hope they make sure he won’t accept a role with them before letting him go off to Tampa…..

  49. SAS January 11th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    pat,

    Thanks and take it easy. I love watching snow, but that’s about it now-a-days.

  50. Mike_Boston January 11th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    # mick January 11th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Like that Shins tune, never heard them before, is most of their work that mellow?
    Good job Chad!
    ————————————————————————————————-

    Check out the movie Gardenstate. That’s how I (and a lot people) found about the Shins. They have a very unique sound, you can call it mellow.

  51. pat January 11th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    SAS

    Just put on News 12 and White Plains and Yonkers Public Schools have already cancelled school for tomorrow. Never a good thing.

  52. SAS January 11th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    pat,

    Not a good thing, but at least you don’t have to get everyone ready for school and then find out school is canceled…that’s more typical.

    I grew up in the City. We almost always had school. Snow days were a very rare occasion, and I cherished them.

  53. Bronx Jeers January 12th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I don’t know what everybody is complaining about. We haven’t had a blizzard in 16 days.

  54. BIG AL January 12th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    GB7 -

    Man oh man, for an old guy, you sure can still hit a HR.

    “Are you talking about the weather around your house or the hard wind and snow job blowing in from the west coast?”

    LMAO!

  55. DaSaint007 January 12th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    SAS,
    I grew up in the city too. Still getting used to things uo in LoHud territory.

  56. BIG AL January 12th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Good night folks.

    Those up north, remember, it’s all Cashman’s fault, had things heated up this off season, you’d be getting rain, rather than snow, lol.

  57. West Coast Yankee Fan January 12th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Nothing like a blowhard laughing at himself.

  58. Patrick January 12th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    WCYF, for a troll you are pretty dedicated

  59. kd January 12th, 2011 at 2:09 am

    good luck with the snow east coasters

  60. West Coast Yankee Fan January 12th, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Red Sox fans are so erudite Patrick. Impressive.

  61. Nick in SF January 12th, 2011 at 2:13 am

    “Why don’t you bloggers that incessantly blast Jon Heyman have the guts to express your opinions to Chad?”

    Since you incessantly blast Brian Cashman, have you expressed your opinions to Chad?

    And, are the comments below Chad’s posts shielded from him in some way?

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan January 12th, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Criticizing the GM for legitimate objective reasons having to do with his job performance is a far cry from gratuitous subjective Heyman bashing for no reason.

  63. joeman January 12th, 2011 at 6:14 am

    # Patrick January 12th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    WCYF, for a troll you are pretty dedicated
    ————————————————————–
    need your definition of a troll

  64. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Good morning all. The snow has ended here. Cleaning off the car will be the order of the morning.

  65. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 7:05 am

    good morning early birds!!
    lightly snowing here and cold…brrr

  66. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Good morning, morning people.

    Snow stopped here in Central NJ. About 6 to 7 inches, it looks like. My daughter’s school is closed, so we’ve got some baking we’re going to do (they’re having a bake sale on Friday), so it actually works out nicely for us. :)

    It looks like it’s still snowing up in Westchester County. Happily daughter number one doesn’t have anywhere she needs to be today (at least I don’t think so).

    Fran, keep warm out there – and dry!

    ****

    Yesterday, some were critical of Soriano’s remark that he’s more interested in his money than his role. No one thinks this was aimed at the teams (like the Yankees) who may not have a closer’s position open? Letting them know that he doesn’t have to close?

  67. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Hi Kate,

    How much snow did you get? We got about 9 inches. Plus it is really cold here too.

  68. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Hi Doreen,

    Baking sounds like a good activity on a snowy, cold day.
    When are you getting your car?

    Agree with you about Soriano. Some relief pitchers only want to close. Soriano is obviously willing to be a set-up guy in the right situation.

  69. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Fran,

    I have to wait for the car – about 2 to 3 weeks I was told. I sure hope they were being upfront about that. :) I don’t mind not having it right now, though, because of the snow.

  70. blake January 12th, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Doreen,

    I think it absolutely was aimed at the Yanks. The big thing is the money and the draft pick compensation at this point..

    Sounds like expanded playoffs is going to happen…..probabaly in 2012. I really don’t like it at all because I think this is headed towards a neutral site World Series…….

  71. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Doreen,

    Maybe in 2-3 weeks all of this snow will be cleared ;)

    When I got my Toyota last year, I had to wait almost 2 weeks because they were trading cars will another dealer and had to bring the car in from somewhere else in the US (I forget where).

  72. blake January 12th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    SI_JonHeyman @dougdilg theyre talking to soriano. may or may not get him, but def. talking. read bill madden sunday. people can say what they want.

    Heyman continuing to say the Yanks are in on Soriano…..we’ll see., maybe they ARE trying to work a sign and trade with somebody.

  73. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Fran
    we got 2-3 inches, a quite manageable amount. Schools rarely close up here, we haven’t had any yet this winter, much to my husband’s dismay!

  74. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Schools are open here in NYC too. They rarely close them here. Taught for 14 years and think we had 2 snow days in that time.

  75. Gary January 12th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Hi Guys, well I can’t report any snow here in SF Florida, but there are freeze warnings up for Thursday Morning in Fla. Strange weather indeed.

    I don’t expect any news today, but we will be watchful from the CP to see if anything develops.

    I saw David Nelson passed, I’m dating myself but that was a name from the past.

  76. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Fran -

    That’s exactly why I have to wait. They’re waiting for a car to delivered to port, and then swapping inventory with another dealer who had ordered my exact car. Who knew?? :)

    blake –

    Generally, I don’t like the idea of expanded playoffs. I hadn’t thought about the possibility of a neutral WS site, which would stink, but I think it further dilutes the importance of winning a division, which changes the nature of the game in all facets, as we’re seeing this off-season as well as at the trade deadline (teams aren’t “out of it” so they’re not making trades). It points to exactly what this commissioner seems hell-bent on achieving: full parity.

    But I do not necessarily like the way things are done right now – the 3 of 5 with the wild card team getting no “penalty” for not winning the division.

  77. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Gary -

    David Nelson, brother of Rick(y) Nelson?

    He must have been fairly young, no? 70 at most?

  78. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Aside from being cold, How is everyone this morning ?

    Hangin’ in there I hope.

  79. blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Doreen,

    I don’t like it either but if they do it then I think they have to do it in such a way where 1) the WC teams are really penalized 2) it doesn’t lengthen the playoffs.

    I would propose that if the season ended on Sunday for example, then start a 3 game WC round on Monday and the next round on Thursday (Friday at the latest). This puts the WC round winner a a real disadvantage without a long layoff for the division winners. I hope they don’t do it at all because I agree that t will further water down the reg. Season but sounds like its happening.

  80. austinmac January 12th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Gary and Doreen,

    I read that David Nelson was 74. Ricky was the star brother, but David the smart one. It was an odd show mixing usual sit-com stuff within touch of reality.

    The Post reports the Yankees are increasingly confident Pettitte will return. Let’s hope they are correct. Let’s not bash their reporting and have a hopeful day.

  81. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Austin-

    Wasn’t there one season where AP didn’t re-up until the end of Jan. ?

  82. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Good morning everyone.

    My wife got the call for school cancellation about 5:15. It seemed odd because it wasn’t snowing.

    By 7:30 it was starting and now is picking up. I think this is their first snow day.

    kate

    What does your husband teach?

  83. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    blake -

    We’ll see what they end up doing, but you know that however it’s configured it will be all about money and nothing about baseball.

    austinmac -

    Thanks for the information.

    Perhaps Pettitte started working out once he returned from Hawaii and feels good?

  84. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    MY
    high school science, mainly biology

  85. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    doreen just a word of caution, wheni bought my car the dealer told me it was coming from another dealer in about a week. that week turned into two, then three and when i went in after that and asked what dealership it was supposed to be shipped from, i found out that they ‘hadn’t acutally located the exact model yet.’ But as they had done every time i inquired prior, they tried to get me to switch to a different color which they had in stock and could deliver almost immediately. in other words, they had made little or no attempt to actually find my car and figured id get tired of waiting and take the one they wanted me to take and save the transfer fee from the other dealership.
    btw im taking about LIA TOYOTA on central avenue in colonie. avoid it like the plague.

    so i had to argue and threaten for about 2 days to get my deposit back, then had to locate the model i wanted myself online, then travel down to mamaroneck (from albany), renegotiate another purchase, then go home and come back 3 days later to get my car.

  86. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    perhaps M saw Andy in Hawaii and persuaded him to return…in any event it was nice to see her return

  87. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Kate-

    Did m say why she had been AWOL for so long ?

  88. austinmac January 12th, 2011 at 8:12 am

    MTU,

    I believe I read it was late January one year. Hope continues. Likewise, I hope, no doubt vainly, for Soriano. Then mix in an outfielder and let the rookies fight for the fifth spot.

    It is 21 degrees here this morning, but I best not complain.

    We did book Two Colorado cabins for a couple weeks this summer, one in Estes Park and one in Grand Lake.

  89. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    YsGuy -

    Oy, I hope I don’t have to deal with that kind of nonsense. They did tell me I could get the car in my color with the premium navigation package in 2 days. Told them, no thanks. Already made that decision.

    I expect it to take 3 to 4 weeks rather than the 2 to 3 that they said. Because that’s the way it always seems to go.

    Fortunately, I’m not in a particular hurry. But I sure hope they don’t pull what you had to go through.

  90. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Austin-

    That’s what I thought.

    No idea on the Soriano thing.

    Colorado is a great place in the Summer. Maybe you’re gonna retire there someday. You really seem to like going there.

  91. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    well the good thing was that i did save a couple hundred bucks on the renegotiation and the car has been just about perfect, no defects, no problems at all. (except the guy who ran a red light and smashed up the right front quarter 3 months after i bought it)

  92. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    kate

    My wife is on the opposite end. Kindergarten. I also have a daughter that teaches HS English.

    The irony of it is I didn’t like school. :lol:

    To show how often they use snow days here, they have 6 built into the school calendar.

    And they go over those some years. It has to do some with some of the roads the buses have to travel.

  93. austinmac January 12th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    MTU,

    We do love Colorado, but I am not sure I could do winters. A summer place? Now, we’re talking. I better get up and go to work then.

  94. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    YsGuy -

    Ouch!

  95. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    well, cash has said at least twice that he isnt going to give up the draft pick for a reliever and heyman has said at least twice that were still in on soriano, so it seems obvious that the deciding point is getting the third team to work out a deal that doesnt include a first round draft pick. if he can pull it off, it would be great, but since it likely involves a third team, its a pretty tough manuever to pull off.

  96. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    np, good repair job (toyota of latham)

  97. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Y’s -

    I would say Cashman’s buddy Towers owes him a favor or two.

    ;)

  98. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    we also have snow days built in, but they try to use them to add on to Memorial Day or spring break…I think it becomes a macho thing, no one wants to cancel school first

  99. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    YsGuy -

    Latham, NY?

    I was up there once about 28 years ago. I think we saw a trotting race there?

  100. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    kate-

    I would have figured your hubby for a Phys. Ed type.

  101. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    MaineYankee,

    I taught HS English in the Bronx. Unfortunately though it was HS, many of the students were reading and writing at an elementary school level.

  102. blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I’ve always thought Andy was coming back. He may still yet prove me wrong but for a competitor like he is it would be really tough to hang them up knowing you still have gas left in the tank……he would wonder forever if he quit too early. He pitched too well last season and is too close to legit HOF consideration for him to quit now IMO. As long as his family is on board I think he will be back.

  103. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    MTU
    no, he is a science nerd, altho he does coach XC running and skiing at one of our local colleges in his spare time

  104. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Blake-

    I still think the “Duke of Hurl” would be good idea as a long as he is relatively healthy now, and is thought of as a reliever.

    And is also cheap.

    If AP comes a callin’ so much the better.

    :)

  105. blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    MTU,

    Yea I think it would be fine to take a flyer on him…..if healthy he’s not bad

  106. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    agree with black 100% although i think he may be angling for a later return. and i ‘d even go so far as to say it might even be best if he did wait till june to come back. seems like at this point in his career, a 4 month season might be all he’s got to give without breaking down.
    we’ll see but i read his lack of retirement to this point to mean that he cant pull the trigger on hanging them up and cash is playing just right not to push.

  107. upstate kate January 12th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I am hopeful Andy returns. The look Andy had in the dug out after the Yankees were eliminated made me think that was not the way he wanted to go out…and the fans would like the opportunity to say good bye.

  108. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    sorry *agree with blake* i need coffee. and a snowblower that works…

  109. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Fran

    My daughter taught on a reservation in Arizona for a year. One year was enough because it was hard to motivate the students.

    It was also very remote so she had to drive 2 hrs too the nearest town of any size.

    She did get some help on her loans because of it though.

  110. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Blake-

    Guess when you work in the hay fields you wind up clutching at a lot
    of straw.

    :)

  111. Doreen January 12th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Nope. Not Latham. It was Goshen, NY. But I do think my husband had a client up in Latham. Back then he was an accountant for a “Big 8″ firm.

  112. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I think Andy will be back too. He knows that the Yankees really need him.

  113. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Fran-

    I hope the Yankees give him at least 15 Million more reasons to return.

    ;)

  114. blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I do hope he returns but if he does then they need him to start the season. The early season games count as well and there may be help available via trade for the 2nd half.

  115. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    i think the duchscherer talks are aimed at adding depth to the bp battle, not the SP. likely on the back burner till the soriano thing is decided.

    could it mean a return to SP for a certain portly nebraskan? i doubt it although i personally think it makes sense, i think at this point they are afaid of messin with his head.

  116. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    One year was enough because it was hard to motivate the students.
    ********************
    MaineYankee,

    That seems to be a problem all over. Many of the students did not want to be there.
    Is she still teaching?

  117. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    blake, of course the early season games count as much, but if you’ve only got 2/3 of a season to give plus the postseason hopefully, you go with the late start and the team makes due till then.

  118. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I hope the Yankees give him at least 15 Million more reasons to return.
    ****************************
    MTU,

    I think that is about what it will take. Andy knows he has the upper hand on this one since the Yankees need him right now more than he needs them.

  119. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Fran

    Yes. She teaches here in Maine now.

    Also teaches some video.

    The trouble on the res. was the check came every month so they didn’t have enough incentive.

  120. blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    MTU,

    I learned to drive in the hay fields ;) We drew straws to see who got to drive the truck that day…..the rest had to pick up hay.

  121. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Fran-

    I’ll thow in a free tour of all the most scenic spots in Utah if it will help.

    :)

  122. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Blake-

    Bailin’ hay is one tough job. Talk about a great way to get Joba in shape.

    Was that in Carolina ?

    :)

  123. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Doreen

    I used to go through Goshen.

    My wife has a college classmate that lived in the Poconos and we went that way.

    I also went to a trade show in Montecello when I worked for an Agway store here.

    Her friend now lives in Middletown.

  124. blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Y’s guy,

    Yea a return in June would be better than nothing but my worry is that the bullpen might be burned up by then. Beggers can’t be choosers I guess but I just don’t see Pettite as that kind of guy. I think he’ll either play the whole season or not play at all.

  125. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    the last thing i want joba doing right about now is bailing hay. well no, the last thing i want joba doing now is knocking back a few brews with the guys then driving. but the second to last thing i want him doing…

  126. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:48 am
    Blake-

    Bailin’ hay is one tough job. Talk about a great way to get Joba in shape.

    Was that in Carolina ?

    ————————————————————————–

    What do you know about baling hay living out on that rock pile? :lol:

  127. joeman January 12th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    they ask players to come into ST in decent shape, being that he was up in the air about retiring wonder how much working out he’s done…….still think he’s staying home though

  128. joeman January 12th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Andy…

  129. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Maine-

    Believe it or not I DO have friends.

    :)

  130. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    blake January 12th, 2011 at 8:46 am
    MTU,

    I learned to drive in the hay fields We drew straws to see who got to drive the truck that day…..the rest had to pick up hay.

    —————————————————————————————–

    Been there. I drove when I had to stand up to see out the windshield. :lol:

  131. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Maine-

    Yeah. And I bet you still spend your time collecting lawn ornaments too.

    :)

  132. pat January 12th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    My brother-in-law taught HS in Westchester for years and got burned out- by the parents not the kids.

    He took a job teaching in the Bronx and loves it- we call it his Mother Teresa streak showing.

    Unfortunately the stories about kids like the young ladies who the Yankees helped out during Hope Week last year are too plentiful.

  133. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Only now they’re taxicabs.

    ;)

  134. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I’ll thow in a free tour of all the most scenic spots in Utah if it will help.
    ********************************
    MTU,

    Would work for me. Maybe you could let Andy know. Might be the deciding factor :)

  135. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    MTU

    You wouldn’t know about lawn ornaments seeing you have no lawn. :lol:

  136. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Fran-

    Maybe I should have Chad relay a message.

    ;)

  137. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    pat

    If my wife had to just deal with the kids it would be great.

    The parents and the politics of the teachers is the real problem.

  138. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Pat,

    Teaching in the Bronx, we complained about the lack of parent involvement. Amazing how many of the students who were 14, 15 ,16 had mothers who were in their late 20′s.

  139. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Maine-

    Actually I do but if you saw the size of it you would bust out laughin’.

    :)

  140. YsGuy January 12th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    i can see why the soriano negotiations could take a while, with another team likely involved, and i can see how that might put the duchscherer talks on the back burner, waiting on the soriano talks, but how long could it possibly take to work out a deal with jones? im guessing that ship has sailed or was never really being worked on in the first place.

  141. ron January 12th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Opened my front door this morning too walk the dog.Could not see my car & my dog decided too leap off the,small cement slab in front of my door & i lost him in the snow,i had too dive in after him.

    When i dusted him off he was looking at me like what the h e l l happened.

    I live in ct.
    We got about two feet of snow.

  142. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I thought Siberia was in Russia ?

    :)

  143. pat January 12th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Fran

    He works in a smaller “Academy” school and the parent involvement is highly encouraged to keep the kids enrolled there.

    The things the kids share very matter of factly was kind of shocking in the beginning. Many have been exposed to things at 14 that most 40 year olds would be taken aback by and sadly they see it as normal life.

    We have a backyard pool and some of his students came here on a “field trip” one day for a picnic. They were better behaved and more respectful than many of our neighborhood kids including mine. :wink:

  144. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    ron,

    Saw you guys got it worse than we did in NYC. Glad you and your dog are ok.
    Stay safe and dry.

  145. Fran the original January 12th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Pat,

    I always thought that what these kids lacked in book smarts, they more than made up for in street smarts.
    I was working at the Bronx HS Superintendent’s Office when they started the small academy schools. Many of them seem to be working very well.

  146. ron January 12th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Fran the original :

    t/y

    You also.

    I could not believe the amount of snow when i opened my front door.

    Called out from work.

    Still have more shoveling but don’t know if i will get the car out of the driveway.

  147. pat January 12th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    ron

    I saw on the news the Newtown area got almost 2 feet. Ouch.

  148. randy l. January 12th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    “so i had to argue and threaten for about 2 days to get my deposit back, then had to locate the model i wanted myself online, then travel down to mamaroneck (from albany), renegotiate another purchase, then go home and come back 3 days later to get my car.”

    hey, no wonder you like cashman so much.

    that sounds like how he tries to find pitchers :)

  149. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    randy

    Cashman needs to learn from the Twins and buy just a basic model with no frills.

  150. blake January 12th, 2011 at 9:28 am

    MTU,

    Yup.

    Maine,

    Good times……best part was wearing long sleeves in the summer so as not to get your forearms all scratched up……we ventured out of the fields sometimes in the truck as well ;)

  151. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Blake-

    Are you like James Taylor, always goin’ to Carolina in your mind, or do you still go back to visit ?

  152. MaineYankee January 12th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    blake

    No long sleeves. to hot for that.

    We had an older guy working for us and he wore a sweatshirt. He said when it got wet from the sweat it kept him cool.

    I tried it once but couldn’t keep in on long enough to find out. :lol:

  153. MTU January 12th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Hey all you hayseeds there’s a new thread been planted ===>

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