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Notes and links: Millwood, Sheffield, prospects and more

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Feb 17, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman has said time and again that he’s open to adding more rotation options if the price is right, and Joel Sherman reported today that Kevin Millwood could be one of those options. Sherman says the Yankees are still interested in the veteran Millwood, who would be one more veteran in the back-of-the-rotation competition.

• In no uncertain terms, Brian Cashman told Mark Feinsand that Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos will not break camp with the big league club. Those two will go to Trenton.

Gary Sheffield has officially retired. “It’s time to say goodbye,” Sheffield said.

• Nick Swisher told Ken Davidoff that he switched agents because he and Joe Bick, “grew apart a little bit.”

• Former Yankees part-time DH Juan Miranda has more competition for the Diamondbacks first base job. Arizona has signed Russell Branyan, and the D-Backs are also considering pitcher Micah Owings for a little bit of first base time.

• The YES Network has been nominated for 46 New York Emmy awards. According to a press release, on-air talent Bob Lorenz, Paul O’Neill, John Flaherty, Marv Albert and Jim Spanarkel received individual nominations.

• The Blue Jays have wrapped up an extension with Jose Bautista. They’ve also signed Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal.

MLB Network announced its broadcast schedule for spring training games. The Yankees pop up quite a bit.

Associated Press photos of A.J. Burnett and Francisco Cervelli. They really have nothing to do with this post, but they were available, so why not use them?

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258 Responses to “Notes and links: Millwood, Sheffield, prospects and more”

  1. Crawdaddy February 17th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Kay didn’t get any Emmy nominations?

  2. Nick in SF February 17th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Baseballs can’t see dreamy eyes, can they???

  3. Nick in SF February 17th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    They have no ‘Biggest Head’ category.

  4. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Millwood on a Garcia type deal: Yes…..otherwise I don’t think he’s any better than what they already have.

  5. Pat M. February 17th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Rich in NJ…Tidrow, Davis & Frazier were hybrid set up men back during the Yankee Bronx Zoo years…Frazier will always be remembered for the 4 loses in the 81 World Series but he didn’t deserve such a fate……Later guys as I’m off to watch my investments grow tonight….

  6. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I really don’t understand how a whole story gets written about Mo encouraging the Soriano signing when there is no truth to it according to Rivera.

  7. Nick in SF February 17th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Go Bears and baby bears.

  8. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    thought this was interesting:

    “Keith Law posted his list of the top 50 draft prospects today (Insider req’d), which is unsurprisingly led by Rice 3B Anthony Rendon. UConn OF George Springer and that Gerrit Cole kid round out the top three. I’m a sucker for big high school arms, so the 48th ranked RHP Taylor Guerrieri (“Up to 96 in the fall and in early workouts,” listed at 6-foot-3, 180 lbs.) intrigues me. If you’re into college pitchers, RHP Scott Lyman of UC Davis (“will sit 93-95 with a hammer curveball and some feel for a changeup”) is ranked 47th and could be in the mix for the Yankees with the 51st overall pick.

    That gives you an idea of how deep this draft class is. A college kid that sits 93-95 with a hammer curve is usually ranked top ten or top fifteen, not almost 50th. · (24) · ”

    http://riveraveblues.com/

  9. SAS February 17th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Jeez, I am heartbroken………….not

    There’s a guy who I would like to see leave. Sterling doesn’t bother me as much.

  10. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    LGY -

    I know, it’s a head-scratcher, isn’t it? I mean, they had quotes from Rivera, no? Or so I thought.

  11. Nick in SF February 17th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Maybe Mo has some ‘splaining to do.

  12. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    If Millwood accepts a ML deal, ok. If not, pass.

    They need to be more willing to give kids a shot.

  13. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Doreen

    They weren’t direct from Mariano. They were what whatever the writers source claimed he said.

  14. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Pat M

    Dirt was a very valuable Yankee and one of Paul’s great trades.

  15. BoJo February 17th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Glad to see Bob Lorenz and John Flaherty get nominations…they seem like real good guys, and I like their work. Actually would love to see Lorenz replace Kay.

  16. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Wait Frazier as the Yankee announcer. Lol. That wouis be something.

    The precocious neophyte Jesus Montero hammering and homering!

    Gardner slashing and dashing!

    Jeter jumping and gunning!

  17. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Cashmoney F
    But the enmity is definitely there Rich. On that note, I wonder if Peter Angelos will ever do a deal with Yanks again.
    __

    True, they are ungrateful and jealous, but they still have no problem sucking the cash cow’s utter.

  18. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    udder

  19. JoeyA February 17th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I’m not as knowledgable as most on here re: prospects and the natural progression of things, but…

    why aren’t Banuelos & Betances starting the season in AAA?

  20. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Before the Cliff Lee decision, in November, Brian Cashman said there were other free agent pitchers other than Lee out there he had interest in.

    “There’s a number of free agents out there that would interest me. We’ve made a lot of phone calls and expressed interest in a number of players”.

    …and then said this in January:

    “We waited on Cliff Lee. All indications were that he was coming, but it didn’t work out. And the waiting certainly cost us because it was a very bad free agent market, a lot of things came off the board.”

    That’s what happens when you play the come line. Is that good being a good GM?

  21. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “Is that good being a good GM?”

    He has four rings. What other GM has more?

  22. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “why aren’t Banuelos & Betances starting the season in AAA?”

    Banuelos only threw 15 innings at AA last year and Betances only 14 innings at AA. My guess is they both may see AAA time in 2011 but they just need to get innings in and there is really no reason for the jump initially. They can get plenty of experience against good competition at Trenton.

  23. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I think the only other guy out there that really interested them was Crawford and they didn’t want to move on him until they knew something about Lee.

  24. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    LGY -

    I can’t even find a reference to it. The only thing I saw was a quote by Soriano that he would like working with Mo (something to that effect).

    But I know someone said they spoke to Mo about it. I wish I could remember who. Not that it matters, really.

  25. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Well, of course he would say that before they had Lee. Why would he want Lee to know FOR SURE that it was him or nothing for the Yankees.

  26. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    blake

    I think the only other guy out there that really interested them was Crawford and they didn’t want to move on him until they knew something about Lee.
    __

    Although we don’t know when Cash told ownership that it was time to move on from Lee (which he said they ignored).

  27. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Rich,

    Yea, I would be interested to know if Cashman knew just how involved Crawford was with the Red Sox that night he had dinner with him….I think he signed the next day. I don’t think Cashman or anyone has said….I’m assuming that at that point the Yankees must have still thought they had a pretty good shot at landing Lee, not sure when the Phillies arrived on the timeline of everything.

  28. BoJo February 17th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Maybe Crawford decided to sign with Boston after Cashman asked him to split the check for dinner?

  29. Jerkface February 17th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Why wouldn’t crawford sign with Boston? He saw how the yankees treated jeter.

  30. Jackson February 17th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    There’s a difference in these two:

    Before the Cliff Lee decision, in November, Brian Cashman said there were other free agent pitchers other than Lee out there he had interest in.

    “There’s a number of free agents out there that would interest me. We’ve made a lot of phone calls and expressed interest in a number of players”.

  31. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Though I’m not really sure I would have wanted the Yankees to sign Crawford anyway for the deal he got…..that would really depend a lot on what kind of starting pitcher (if any) they could have acquired by trading one of their other outfielders.

  32. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    That’s what happens when you play the come line. Is that good being a good GM

    ****

    What would motivate you to bring this up right now?

  33. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Cashman definitely put all his egs in the Cliff Lee basket and he admitted he was waiting on Lee as other pitchers came off the board and that it cost him.

  34. blake February 17th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    “Why wouldn’t crawford sign with Boston? He saw how the yankees treated jeter.”

    Right or wrong, justified or unjustified…..I don’t think the Yankees came off very well publicly from the Jeter talks.

  35. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Rinse. Repeat.

  36. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    That was directed at the bestest Yankee fan in the world, not blake. (not that there should be any confusion)

  37. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    What would motivate me? I was thinking about Betances and Banuelos starting the season in AA and the possibility that Garcia and Colon don’t work out.

  38. Jerkface February 17th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Right or wrong, justified or unjustified…..I don’t think the Yankees came off very well publicly from the Jeter talks.

    Right, not like the Red Sox regime. Cuddly, warm bunch they are.

  39. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Doreen,

    In fact, it appears that he played a huge role. “Mariano knows this kid very well,” the source said. “All those issues the Yankees were concerned with came up in the negotiations, but Mariano spoke to Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner and convinced [them] that he had matured and was worth getting. He told them he would look after the kid as a Yankee, bring him along so that in two years, he’ll be ready to close for them.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=6020636

    Wally World Matthews is the one who wrote the story by the way. Not surprising.

  40. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I’m not sure what the Yankees could have done differently with Jeter.

  41. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    “What would motivate me? I was thinking about Betances and Banuelos starting the season in AA and the possibility that Garcia and Colon don’t work out.”

    ——————–

    That made you dig up one quote from 3 months ago and another quote from a month ago as a platform to criticize Cashman? Seriously?

  42. blake February 17th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    “Right, not like the Red Sox regime. Cuddly, warm bunch they are.”

    perception is reality and the media often times pushes a cuddly perception of the Sox and their dealings…..they can push Lowell out the door etc and never a word is spoken of it. I didn’t care for the jabs through the press with the Jeter contract but it wasn’t really that big a deal and yet its still being spun against the Yanks…..just yesterday we heard the Cardinals basically take a swipe at them by saying “that they wouldn’t be negotiating through the press”…..

  43. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This is the best line from the Matthews article

    “But most of all, give credit to Rivera, whose one career save posted in the dead of winter may turn out to be among the most important of his career.”

  44. Betsy February 17th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Doreen, that’s what’s so convenient about staying at the CR – with the monorail, I have easy access to both MK and Epcot…..

  45. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    What they could have done differently is not said a thing publicly; especially Hank and Levine.

    “Jeter, speaking publicly for the first time since the negotiations began, admitted that he felt anger and disappointment at how the talks progressed with an organization with which he has spent his entire adult life. Specifically, he lamented the talks going public, which caught him off guard.

    “I was pretty angry about it, but I let that be known,” said Jeter, who was uncharacteristically candid with some of his comments yesterday.

  46. blake February 17th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Rich,

    I don’t think they could have/should have done anything differently as far as holding their line on what they thought was a fair offer…..I do think they could have done it much more quietly and that they should have known how their comments would be spun in the media.

  47. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Derek Jeter negotiations and putting all the eggs in the Cliff Lee basket talk.

    What month is it?

  48. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    LGY -

    Thanks for finding that. At least we know WE’RE not making things up! Who, I wonder was this source, who if Mariano’s statements from today are taken as true, made the entire thing up out of whole cloth?

    Or, perhaps, Mariano just doesn’t want to acknowledge he played that kind of role? I mean, that’s possible, isn’t it? I hate unnamed sources.

    I thought the unwritten rule is you don’t run with a story unless there are two sources, especially if they’re not on the record.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    That made you dig up one quote from 3 months ago and another quote from a month ago as a platform to criticize Cashman? Seriously?

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

    As a way to more fully understand why the Yankees are in this position, absolutely.

  50. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Betsy -

    Yes! You can do two parks on getaway day!!! :)

    Thanks heavens for the Hopper.

  51. blake February 17th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    LGY,

    Yes yes I know….new topic…..Joba?

  52. Nick in SF February 17th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Someone has clearly been inspired by Mo the investigator. Keep digging!

  53. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    LGY – Defend Cashman all you want to, knock yourself out.

  54. m February 17th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Well, if we couldn’t get Lee, I sure as he’ll am glad we didn’t get any of the other pitchers that came off the board.

    It was a putrid pitching class. Halladay signed an extension, and Lee had his heart set on Philly.

    Not much we could do. Yeah, we COULD have given Lee s blank check, but his heart truly wasn’t here.

  55. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Doreen not in sports, one source is enough. This isn’t earth shattering journalism. We are talking about whether one pitcher talked to management about another pitcher? Who cares.

    IMO, Matthews did not make it up out of whole cloth. A source told him that; whether it is true or not I don’t know.

  56. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Doreen,

    It is very strange. If I had to trust one person in this I would definitely go with Mo over Wallace Matthews.

    Even if Mo was untrustworthy for some reason, I just don’t see what would motivate him to lie about this particular situation.

    I would hope Wally reached out to Mo when writing that story, but for some reason I doubt that happened.

  57. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    m – Brian Cashman said there were other free agent pitchers other than Lee out there he had interest in.

    “There’s a number of free agents out there that would interest me. We’ve made a lot of phone calls and expressed interest in a number of players”.

  58. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    m – Brian Cashman said there were other free agent pitchers other than Lee out there he had interest in.

    “There’s a number of free agents out there that would interest me. We’ve made a lot of phone calls and expressed interest in a number of players”.

  59. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    WCYF -

    First, I didn’t say Matthews made it up out of whole cloth; I said the source made it up out of whole cloth.

    Second, reporters in sports are not expected to make sure what they report is, if not true, at least a corroborated account?

  60. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    “What they could have done differently is not said a thing publicly; especially Hank and Levine.”

    As Hal has said, Case’s comment forced them to respond.

    But we know that the Yankees are always wrong in your eyes.

  61. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    “LGY – Defend Cashman all you want to, knock yourself out.”

    ——————

    I have not defended Cashman in this thread at all actually. I could, but I haven’t.

    I was just pointing out how strange and suspicious it is for you to bring up this topic right now.

  62. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    LGY -

    I don’t know. But I could see Mo not wanting to get caught up in that, especially if he did not expect his role to be reported in the first place. If he did this behind the scenes, then perhaps he wants it to stay that way. Mo is crafty, you know. ;)

  63. Cashmoney February 17th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    10 starting pitcher class, frankly, sucked after lee and kuroda. I can see Cash stashed up on quantity say with guys like garland or Francis, but there really weren’t any quality out there IMO. We still be in the conundrum we are in now. needing a 2.

    I wonder if the Jints will make sanchez available this yr.

  64. m February 17th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    WCYF,

    ?? I was expressing my own opinion.

    Unlike some of the esteemed posters here, I don’t hang onto or believe every word Cashman says. I don’t use it in in the See! So there! Gotcha! games some here like to engage in. Because he’s a GM and as far as I’m concerned it’s GM speak.

    A little big of truth, half-truths, trickery, motivational speak, and frustration. But rarely is it gospel.

  65. Betsy February 17th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Doreen, but I’m not going to kill myself to do it, lol. I might pop over the the MK for a bit and then to EPCOT World Showcase for a lunch and nice leisurely stroll. I’m thinking that I’ll make reservations for breakfast some place – all other days I intend to basically eat the CR (the Wave seems like it has good breakfasts.

  66. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Cash smartly made a one year offer to Pavano. He declined.

  67. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Wcyf -

    And third, I don’t care; it’s simply curious.

  68. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Betsy -

    That’s a really good idea.

    :)

  69. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    WCYF – First, I didn’t say Matthews made it up out of whole cloth; I said the source made it up out of whole cloth. Second, reporters in sports are not expected to make sure what they report is, if not true, at least a corroborated account?

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

    I didn’t say you said Matthews made it up. I was just surmising that a reporter would rarely if ever do that. If one believes Mo, it was either the source or Matthews that got it wrong. I would guess the source.

    I don’t believe a minor sports article needs to be corroborated by multiple sources. Unlike a news department they don’t have the resources or time to do that and I don’t think it’s considered that important. It’s sports.

  70. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    m – I understand, your opinion might be right. I was thinking over Cashman’s take in light of the confirmation that the B’s are a ways away from the show.

  71. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Betsy -

    Since we have the Vacation Club membership, we always have a room with a kitchen And we always eat breakfast in. It saves a lot of time, and some money, too. And for whatever reason, I travel better when I have my usual breakfast. When we went to California we weren’t able to reserve a VC room, so we had to have breakfast out every day, and it just gets too heavy (it’s too hard to order an english muffin and coffee when you’re looking at a menu full of breakfast goodies, so you end up eating some of those goodies more than you’d like to).

  72. LGY February 17th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Doreen,

    I could see Mo not wanting to say he was involved in convincing ownership to bring Soriano aboard, but I can’t see Mo lying about this:

    “Rivera said he doesn’t know Rafael Soriano very well” when Matthews reported “Mariano knows this kid very well,” the source said.

  73. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    ??

  74. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    LGY -

    I missed that!

    (Forgive me, had a rough evening and I’m exhausted but not sleepy.)

  75. Jerkface February 17th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Mariano is just trying to hide his nepotism.

  76. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Matthews got spun.

    It makes you wonder what percentage of what writers publish is made up nonsense designed to further someone’s agenda.

    In this instance, I would guess that his source was Levine.

  77. m February 17th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    The B’s are awhile away, and we do have Hughes. And Nova. They’re hardly rubbish. I think we’ve got a good skeleton rotation. Just need to flesh it out. (as long as it’s non-Colon flesh)

    Freddy Garcia might be perfect if he can eat innings and be sub-4.5 in the 4/5 hole.

    As long as he’s better than Javy was.

  78. Against All Odds February 17th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    # Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    ??

    ———————————–

    my thoughts exactly

  79. tyanksfan36 February 17th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Great news, I don’t work until 1230 tomorrow so I’m going up to the stadium for an hour-ish in the morning. I’m going to have to turn off my phone because I got the heads up that 3 people have called in sick at my work, since I hardly work they will call me first thing. I already have my excuse as to why I can’t come in early. I’m really looking forward to going up there again. Hopefully not as many people show up tomorrow as did on tuesday.

  80. Betsy February 17th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Doreen, that makes sense. I believe my room at the CR will have a fridge, so maybe I’ll buy milk and get cereal so that, for at least a couple of days, I can eat in. I like the idea of trying different restaurants for breakfast, but that means getting up extra early – not sure it’s worth it.

  81. Jackson February 17th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    If only I could stoop to the “Why do you lie?” level. I guess my parents didn’t say that to me 1 million times.

  82. Doreen February 17th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    m -

    It’s hard to imagine anyone having a rougher go of it than Javy had last season, especially right out of the gate. :?

    Rich in NJ -

    Well it would make sense for Matthews to go with that spin and report it if the source was Levine or the equivalent.

    Seems most of what gets reported is agenda-driven in one way or another by one party or another.

  83. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    m – If Garcia is sub 4.5 and healthy all year that would be fantastic.

  84. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    If a reporter gets told something by a team president – can’t blame him for going with it. (If it was levine)

  85. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Doreen

    Maybe Chad can shed some light on this subject.

    Has he been spun to further an agenda?

    If so, and it subsequently turns out that he was deliberately mislead, how did he handle it?

  86. GreenBeret7 February 17th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Wasn’t it Heyman that said that putting something on twitter wasn’t really reporting and didn’t need verificatiom as long as it was first? Of course, he forgot to add that it didn’t have to be the truth, either.

  87. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    There is so much talk about the media here, sources, procedures, etc. I think it would be a great post for Chad to write; kind of a brain dump on sports reporting 101A.

  88. Jerkface February 17th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    If a reporter gets told something by a team president – can’t blame him for going with it. (If it was levine)

    If the team president tells you a bunch of stupid bs all the time, maybe you should think about vetting it.

  89. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Heyman’s point in all fairness was to warn the Twitter viewers that when you are walking around the winter meetings and you tweet a rumor its just that, a rumor.

  90. West Coast Yankee Fan February 17th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Well sure, if Matthews knows he had been fed stupid bs by a team president more than once I would imagine he would be recalcitrant to write about it.

  91. Jerkface February 17th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Well sure, if Matthews knows he had been fed stupid bs by a team president more than once I would imagine he would be recalcitrant to write about it.

    Methinks wally matthews is too stupid and agenda driven to make any distinction.

  92. GreenBeret7 February 17th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    So. Matthews should have been more difficult to deal with, defiant of Levine’s authority, or resistant to Levine’s observation?

  93. m February 17th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    As long as Matthews gets fed, and he gets his name out there in a sensationalist way, I think he doesn’t care.

    I think it was Cowherd who said ESPN gives first info, not best info. Or something like that.

  94. pat February 18th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Here’s an idea, how about people go on record or shut up.

    Front office and locker room whisperings are hardly matters of public safety or national security so own it or don’t say it.

  95. Jerkface February 18th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    In the new age its not about being first, its about providing the best information and analysis. No one cares who is first when the result is re-tweeted instantly.

  96. Rich in NJ February 18th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    “Here’s an idea, how about people go on record or shut up.”

    I really wish that was true in the real news world, but alas…

  97. Jerkface February 18th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    For example, everyone knows who the rotation candidates are or the list of players invited into spring training, but Chad was able to turn that information into effective articles.

  98. m February 18th, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Aren’t journalists supposed to confirm quotes? Granted it would be difficult to get Mo’s confirmation. But maybe someone else in the organization? That would be best information.

    But ESPN is especially interested in first information. Well, at least they now attribute breaking stories to other news outlets now.

  99. LGY February 18th, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Or just go Huff Post style and write the article to optimize search engine results.

  100. Pat M. February 18th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Nick in SF…..I think I’ve lost more on The Cal Berkley Bears this season that the past 5 seasons combined…..Well when it’s all said and done I picked up a few bucks……..Rich in NJ……Dirt comes down here ( Orange County ) to catch a few HS games before the draft…..Played in a golf charity event a few years ago with ( not the same 4-some ) but did bs with him before the dinner, good guy with some unedited tales about the Zoo days…

  101. Nick in SF February 18th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Pat M, I’m sorry about that. I lost a bit on the spread, but most of my Cal money tonight was in teasers, and the furious comeback at the end meant they covered them. I didn’t trust the spread much not knowing if Alan Crabbe would play, and it turned out that he didnt. UCLA was good to us both. It was a winning night overall and will end up being a great night if my UCLA-Arsenal FC parlay comes through on Sunday.

  102. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    FWIW, I enjoy both John and Suzan. I think its great that she is so excitable, and great that she is a woman in a “man’s” profession….. a woman who is extremely knowledgeable and colorful. Of course, I might be biased….. before XM radio and MLB Premium, I had a LOT of trouble getting the Yankee games on the radio from here in Iowa. As a kid, could never get them on the old “transistor” radio. Had to listen the the broadcasts of the Twins or White Sox when the Yanks came to those BIG cities. So……. listening to ANY Yankee radio announcer now seems like heaven. :)

  103. Pat M. February 18th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Nick in SF….I didn’t do my homework regarding Crabbe, and what’s up with teams scoring form beyond the 3 point stripe ????? As a UCLA hoop fan, I now worry about their visit Saturday to Haas Pavilion….

  104. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I have to admit, I would MUCH rather listen to the gambling exploits of you guys than to …yet again….. hear the debates about Cash…… and Joba’s weight….. and the other issues that have been cussed and discussed ad nauseam

  105. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Maybe we should make a list of more fascinating subjects….. hmmmm…….food, the muppets, Nurse Karloff, buying an SUV, food, hiking, food, and….. GB’s spelling abilities

  106. Pat M. February 18th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    DadinIowa……Just wait until March Madness starts………Then of course baseball and the NBA playoffs……

  107. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    and…. as a bonus….. I can’t remember anyone getting nasty speaking about any of those subjects…… heck….. if I recall, GB even mentions Nurse Karloff with a bit of fondness. :)

  108. Pat M. February 18th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Has GB been here this evening ???? He would have grabbed his golf clubs today if he was here for todays LoHud ultra mud sling today…..Man what an ugly afternoon here today

  109. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:16 am

    March Madness is only good as a bridge to the start of the season. But, for a couple of weeks it is entertaining. Except…. my Hawkeyes suck as usual :(

  110. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Very nasty. I thought he was on earlier….

  111. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    But, I figured if he was lurking, that he would respond to ANY mention of that fine looking nurse.

  112. Nick in SF February 18th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Pat M, the game is Sunday evening. Crabbe has been hurting from a cuncussion he got vs. UW, tonight was going to be a gametime decision and unfortunately he couldn’t go. They seem to lose a lot without the probably freshman of the year. I’ll be curious what the line looks like Sunday, but I worry about two teams headed in opposite directions.

  113. Pat M. February 18th, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Nick in SF…..UCLA just might be the best young team in the country…..It burns me to think that Kevin Love would have been a Senior and Dru Holliday a Junior had they stayed which is something that no longer happens anymore…..

  114. Pat M. February 18th, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Good Night and good Morning dear Morning people…..Hopefully you’ll set the tone for today and keep the joint above water, especially after yesterday…..Your LoHud needs you

  115. upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 6:46 am

    good night Pat and good morning early birds!!
    What did Paul O’Neill get nominated for? Best food commentary?

  116. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 6:50 am

    morning! i couldnt believe it when i saw oniell’s name there. i love paulie, but he is as bad at broadcasting as i’ve ever heard.

  117. upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I agree Ys Guy. I get nothing from him. I like Singy, Flaherty and Leiter.
    I noticed J-Hair on the mlb network, I like him too.

  118. BIG AL February 18th, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Good morning all. I guess all you can say about awards is that they are subjective. I love Paulie, but, as a sportscaster he is not an AS.

  119. Fran the original February 18th, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Good morning everyone.

    I see that Alex is moving into a new penthouse in Manhattan. Wonder if we’ll get an invite to the apartment warming ;)
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/l.....Z7VcQRbVJO

  120. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Good morning, morning people.

    :)

  121. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 7:15 am

    i was unaware that dodger’s fans were basically against the mattingly promotion to manager. i guess his mess-up on the mound last year worries alot of dodger’s fans and tim wallach was the fan favorite. i wish donnie good luck and im glad he finally got a manager’s gig. this way when he finally comes home and manages the yankees in a few years he’ll have some expereicne.

  122. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 7:17 am

    here’s the link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02.....f=baseball

  123. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Y’s Guy -

    I’m rooting for Donnie M. It’s not an easy situation there for him, sort of baptism by fire.

  124. Fran the original February 18th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Doreen,

    How is the iMac? Did you start using it yet?

  125. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    i dont know if you can call anything related to the dodgers as ‘baptism by fire’. they are so laid back out there that they dont usually stay to see who wins. and the division for years has been a collection of mediocre teams. so its a good spot for him to learn in, imo.

  126. upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    looks like Mattingly has some good coaches to help him out

  127. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Hi Fran -

    I started using it last night. I love it, except I tried to install my printer last night in a wireless configuration. It worked from the test screens, but then when I tried to print a document, it didn’t work. And the fax feature didn’t work. So I tried to uninstall and I messed up the dock a little. it shouldn’t be major thing, and I have to bring it back in to transfer some of my data (pictures/photos) from my laptop and an external hard drive, so I’m hoping they can get it back to what it looked like before.

    The gist of the problem was I was too tired to be touching it to begin with and I should have waited until I was fresh today to deal with the printer. Never do anything like that when you’re tired.

    But the Mac itself, it’s great. We got the 21 inch screen and it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to work with my pictures on it. It’s easy to use (as long as you’re not half asleep and trying something new with!).

    The people at the Apple Store couldn’t have been better. After I bought the Mac, they walked me through some set-up items and spent and hour with me going over whatever I wanted. I got the One-on-One, so I will go back to get more instruction on some of the features that I’m not very familiar with, or to get the most out of the features I do know a little.

    I also ended up buying the Time Capsule, to use to back up data and as an external hard drive for all the computers in the house, including the PC laptop my husband uses.

  128. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    doreen, matthew berry (aka the talented mr. roto) has put out his draft guide on espn today. he’s a jerk, but the draft guide is a must-read if you havent read it at least once before

    http://sports.espn.go.com/fant....._manifesto

  129. Fran the original February 18th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Doreen,
    thanks for the info. Never start any of that stuff when you are tired. Takes twice as long. I am going to go this weekend. Let you know what happens.

    ***********
    Ys Guy,
    thanks for the draft guide link. I saw what you posted yesterday about cutting the rosters. I will look into it and email the league about it for input before I make any changes.

  130. upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 7:43 am

    thanks for the link Ys Guy…I guess I have homework this weekend!

  131. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Y’s Guy -

    In that you are correct. We went to a game there when we were in California last summer. You know how most teams celebrate their history? Well, the Dodgers celebrate the fact that a lot of their fans are celebrities. It’s a very, very different vibe.

    That being said, the issue with ownership is enough to qualify as baptism by fire. It could be the fans are used to celebrity-type managers? Tommy LaSorda and Joe Torre Don Mattingly is not. ;?

  132. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for the draft info, Y’s Guy!

  133. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    sure, you can skip alot of berry’s b.s. and anything about auction drafts, but (in alot of words) he does really lay down all the basics and alot of his theories as well as other drafting theories.

    fran i must have needed coffee when i wrote that about switching the format for our league. obviously it would be better to cut out the extra corner infield position rather than the util. so i should have suggested cutting the two extra infield postitions plus one pitcher and one bench spot. keep the util. i am fine going with all of the players but thats a very deep league for a group where alot of the players dont have much experience.

  134. blake February 18th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Ill agree that Oneil isn’t the greatest broadcaster in the world but the way he gives it to Kay is worth having him on there for me…..

  135. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Y’s Guy -

    I just went over to berry’s article. It’s looooong!!! I’ll go back later when I’m better able to think.

  136. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    blake -

    The thing about O’Neill, is when he is in the mood he is very knowledgeable and has a lot of interesting things to say. The problem is, he seems to be bored at times – and then more interested in the peripherals, like the food.

    But he IS funny. He is just himself. And I do like that about him. I could not take him if he was there every night. But as a change of pace, I look forward to him.

  137. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 7:57 am

    d i lived in l.a. for 5 years and went to many dodger’s games. its a great place to see a game and while they have a core of people who show up early and stay till the end, the majority show up in the third inning and leave in the 7th. it is a very wierd relationship between the dodgers and thier fans. everyone identifies with the team, but generally couldnt tell you what place they are in, whether they won last night or when the season begins or ends.

  138. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Doreen,

    Yea I agree….he’s a good change of pace I think. Plus Paul Oneil does no wrong ;)

  139. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    i have to disagree about oniell. he totally drags kay down with him. kay who isnt all that great to begin with, melts down completly as soon as oniell shows up. thier jokes (always about oneill eating or how big kay’s head is or how cheap oneill is when tipping) are terrible and constantly detract from the game. oneill seems proud to tell the viewers that he generally doesnt watch yankees games when hes not broadcasting. it couldnt be much worse imo.

  140. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Also…..I may be in the minority but I actually like Sterling. Im.sure I would move on fine if a change was made but I think I would miss him.

  141. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    sterling has a love of the game that comes through all the pre-canned bs he thinks he has to use constantly. at least there is something there.

    every time oneill is in the booth you can tell he hasnt watched a ball game since the last one he broadcast 3 weeks ago.

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 18th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    THOSE EYES!!!!!

    (sigh)

  143. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Ys,

    That’s fine….to each their own. Maybe Im an an easy audience. That stuff just doesn’t bother me all that much….what bothers me is when announcers like Sutcliffe say dumb and inaccurate things about the actual game.

  144. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 18th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Can’t help it, I’m in love with Cervitude. :) I think that will be my new name for him because he does what he can to help out his pitchers.

    What a sweetheart he is.

    And those eyes.

  145. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    i spent alot of time in missouri listening to jack buck do cards games. really lowered by tolerance for bad broadcasters and especially the need for canned lines, but NEVER used anything he thought of beforehand, so when he said’ ‘i dont believe what i just saw’ or ‘go crazy, folks!’ it was genuine and just came out.
    also, buck never left you hanging about where the trail runner ended up on a play.
    it was hard adjusting back to the yankee’s sloppy, scripted crews.

  146. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Ys,

    I love that style as well but on TV I can watch the game myself so I know what’s going on…..so I guess im just more tolerate of tangents because I really don’t need them there anyway for the baseball …..they are more.like.side entertainment. Radio is obviously a different story.

  147. Bronx Jeers February 18th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Also…..I may be in the minority but I actually like Sterling. Im.sure I would move on fine if a change was made but I think I would miss him.

    —————————————————————————————————–

    I’m with you. He’s a crazy old bugger but he’s family.

    Secret Sterling Fans Unite !

  148. DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I like John and Suzan. I think she does a great job.

  149. Erica in NY February 18th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I like John Sterling… I think he’s like a grandpa

  150. Erica in NY February 18th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Oh and good morning, morning people

  151. BIG AL February 18th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    DadinIowa February 18th, 2011 at 8:22 am
    I like John and Suzan. I think she does a great job.

    ————————————————————–
    Doing both the late night and early morning blog. I agree about both John & Susan, although I haven’t caught them since moving south 2 1/2 years ago, but I do remember listening to them on a regular basis.

  152. Erica in NY February 18th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 6:46 am
    good night Pat and good morning early birds!!
    What did Paul O’Neill get nominated for? Best food commentary?

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

    Paul is my favorite!!!!!!!!!! I think he brings life to the game

  153. Mike Ri February 18th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Being From Rhode Island . . I depend on John and Suzan alot ! . I enjoy both . .

  154. BIG AL February 18th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Trisha -

    So, you love Cervelli’s eye’s, I’m jealous. Still waiting to hear you sing that song.

  155. tyanksfan36 February 18th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Going up to ST workout today, practice starts at 10 so ill be able to stay for at least an hour and a half. Pretty excited. Ill take lots of pics and post them tonight to my flickr if they’re good.

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 18th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    “I really don’t understand how a whole story gets written about Mo encouraging the Soriano signing when there is no truth to it according to Rivera.”

    This really made me chuckle, only because I have spent lots of cyberspace on the value in ignoring the rumors you read if they don’t have direct source links – or at least taking them with a grain of salt!!!

    That said, I too read stuff, can’t remember where, about Mariano pushing for Soriano. That said, even if I hadn’t read any of it, I was jonesing for Soriano – never thinking we would get him – from last season. So Mo’s imprimatur, while a nice extra, didn’t take the day for me. I still see Soriano as heir apparent and I don’t think we could have a better one.

    And what could be better than to have someone in training rather than pulling from the field?

    ***********

    Doreen and Betsy, are you guys going on vacation soon? I know you’re not going together. Betsy, are you doing a family vacation, or are you on your own?

    I definitely need a vacation. I just don’t see one in my near future.

  157. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    AL,

    you need XM…pretty much every game is on there and you get the Yankee broadcast for the home ones…..

  158. BIG AL February 18th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    tyanksfan36 February 18th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    *****************************************
    Thanks for all your efforts in sharing those pictures, enjoy your blog.

  159. BIG AL February 18th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    blake -

    The Ford truck i bought came with Sirius, and they are the same company, but don’t put the baseball games on. I can’t see paying an additional fee for the games since I have Directv and get the MLB package.

  160. BIG AL February 18th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Back in a bit.

  161. upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    have a great time Tyanks. I enjoy your pix and your blog as well.

  162. SJ44 February 18th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I like Suzyn personally. I like the fact she was a trailblazer for women in the booth. I also think she has a lot of guts beating cancer the way she did.

    I think working with Sterling is tough though and takes away from her work.

    Sterling can’t see the field anymore. He really needs a spotter in the booth because he’s missing too many calls. His ego and vanity won’t allow for it though and that hurts the broadcasts.

    The HR schtick? When it’s not forced, it’s still effective. When it’s forced? It’s like nails across a blackboard for me.

  163. Betsy February 18th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Trish, I’m going to Disney World in May……….in September, I’m going with my parents to Philly/Gettysburg for my 40th birthday.

  164. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    AL,

    Gotcha.

  165. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    im sorry, i dont accept that the yankees should have a crazy uncle (who’s a crappy announcer) or a woman who doesnt have a radio voice, or a tv analyst who doesnt watch the games. i spent alot of time over the years listening to real professional announcers like jack buck, vin scully and ernie harwell and i just dont understand why new york cant have top-not announcers for our top-notch team. instead we get hacks.

  166. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 18th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Big Al, as soon as I get my taxes done (grrr!) I will do that song, promise. My 10-yr.-old niece put up something up on youtube so I’m sure she will be able to tell me how to do it.

    I am not a morning person per se, but I thought if I got up I might be motivated to get my tax stuff together. Instead I’m on the forum and watching DVRd episodes of Cash Cab. Boy I avoid well!

    Question on Cash Cab right now – name 6 of the 8 most valuable franchises in major league baseball. (But he said as determined in 2007 so it could be different, though Cash Cab is up to date so maybe it hasn’t changed.)

    If anyone wants to take a run at it, feel free. I’ll let you know later in the morning. If you see the list go up there, you’ll know why it’s there!

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

    About Cervelli. I fell in love with his energy and ability when I watched him play for Team Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. I fell in love with his eyes when he came up to play for the Yanks and I got to see him up close and personal in pre and post game interviews.

    :)

  167. upstate kate February 18th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Betsy
    that sounds like a lot of fun :)

    I like Flaherty, he is always well prepared and if you really listen, he has a dry wit. Al Leiter provides some great demos. The time when he took off his sock was very entertaining, as well as informative. And I like Singy too.

  168. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    flaherty is prepared and has interesting things to say about the game ,but he has the worst delievery of any announcer currentlly drawing a paycheck. his voice sounds like they beat the bushes looking for the guy most likely to put you to sleep before the game ends.

  169. Erica in NY February 18th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I am sorry- but I find the combination of Singleton and Flaherty very boring.

  170. blake February 18th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Leiter is one of my favorites…

    On Sterlings HR calls…..I agree some.of them are forced and just seem weird. I don’t know why everyone has to have one when sometimes there just isn’t one that makes sense……” Cano…..don’t ya know for example. That said…..I still like him and would miss um if he were gone.

  171. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 18th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Betsy I think May has to be the perfect time of year to go! I am someone who hates hot weather, especially hot and humid weather, so Florida in the summer months would never work for me. But May sounds wonderful.

    I got used to travelling by myself at some point because it just made life easier (trouble trying to coordinate vacation schedules, who wanted to go one place as opposed to another, etc.) And I really enjoy the autonomy. :) We’ve talked about a family trip to Tuscany, but try coordinating 5 siblings and their families. Heck it’s hard enough to get everyone to show up for dinner on time on a holiday! Lately I’ve been thinking of trying to put a trip together where I can go to Europe for a month or longer, but I don’t know that I would really enjoy doing that alone. Plus I think the cost would be prohibitive unless I could find relatives in every port, ha ha. (I don’t think that would be my idea of fun anyway.)

    Maybe I’ll have to settle for a few days in Vermont at Mt. Snow or something. I haven’t skiied in a while but it would be getting away.

    Brian (Red S Fan) and his wife are just coming back today from two weeks in Orlando. They have a time share there. I talked to them yesterday and they were in Disney. It sounded like they were having a great time. The more I listen to you and Doreen talk about it, the more I think I’d like to go there.

    Hey maybe if I get my taxes done, I might get some money to travel with!

    :)

  172. Ys Guy February 18th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    blake, if they brought in somebody good, you wouldnt miss sterling at all. he used to be a much better announcer but he has allowed his schtick to become bigger than the game. i complain about the tv announcers but fact is, i usually just mute them, they are superfluous, but the radio announcer is important and needs to give you more than canned calls and show tunes. i like a guy who just gives you the game and no ego, id love to see them go hire mario impemba from the tigers. he gives you the game straight-up, no flash, no schtick.

  173. Doreen February 18th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Trisha -

    We going to Disney from April 2 through April 9. I can’t wait. I’m exhausted mentally from a lot of personal situations.

    I just f’d up something on this laptop because I’ve got too many balls in the air, or thoughts in my head, at the same time. I was trying to put my idisk on the desktop and when I dragged it there from the Finder list, it disappeared altogether – not on the list anymore and not on the desktop. I’m just about reduced to tears.

    This from a person who has really no computer-phobia. I’m pretty baked at this point.

    I’m starting to get p’d off at the Volkswagen people 2 e-mails and a phone call unreturned, so now I have to call the manager. If I don’t get a response, I’ll go to the dealership in person and I am more than willing to cancel the sale at this point.

  174. Erica in NY February 18th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    new thread :arrow:

  175. blake February 18th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Ys guy,

    Maybe…..but there aren’t a lot of Jack Bucks, Ernie Harwells,.and Vin Scullys around anymore. Listening to other broadcasts as much as I have to on XM I’ve realized that most teams have guys that aren’t very good either..

  176. Bronx Jeers February 18th, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Mike Kay’s the only guy that gets to me. He just says the most obvious things at times. I find myself shaking my head. That said, if I was ever in an elevator or something with him I’m sure I’d be cordial and eager to chat. He is the “Voice of the Yankees”

    I’m fine with all of the player broadcasters. It’s a plus if they’re former Yanks but Singleton maybe the most polished out of all of them.

    It’s TV anyway. I don’t need crisp play by play. Just tell interesting stories, give some good insight and don’t be a homer.

    I do like it when there’s a pitcher in the booth. I miss Kaat and look forward to Cone’s return.

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 18th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Doreen, been there done that with the computer. I know it can be very frustrating. But try the best you can to take a deep breath. Usually when things seem to disappear they are somewhere in the computer, you just can’s see them.

    Don’t know what an idisk is, but what you can do is go to “search” (on a PC, you find it when you hit the start button, maybe the same with a mac?) and put in the name of whatever it is. It will tell you where that idisk is sitting right now.

    FWIW, last night was a full moon. Lots of craziness seems to happen when there’s a full moon.

  178. blake February 18th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Jeers,

    Agree…Kay gets on my nerves at times because he just tends to make it about him. Maybe its because he has a radio show and he creeps into that mentality without meaning to.

  179. JCPD February 18th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Oh Doreen, you’re going to love working with your pictures on the mac. I need to upgrade mine to ilife 11

  180. randy l. February 18th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    doreen-

    i sent my idisk to the dektop to see what woud happen and poof it was gone to.

    i googled ” how to get my idisk back” and this came up and got it back:

    2) Finder -> Preferences… -> Sidebar

    so click on finder

    go to menu at top of computer, click on finder and under a drop down menu appears. click on preferences

    on finder preferences , click on sidebar

    a box comes up with DEVICES .
    check the idisk box and you’re back in business.

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