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CC talks cardio, command, Carmelo

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Feb 24, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia threw about 30 pitches of live batting practice this morning and reported afterward that all went well, both with his knee and the feel of his motion now that he’s carrying about 25 fewer pounds than in the past. He also said his stamina seems improved.

How intense was the offseason cardio routine that Sabathia used to drop that weight? Sabathia said it was a twice-a-day, bike and running program that involved him getting his heart rate up to 175-180 for a stretch then dropping it to 120-130 eight times in a session.

Suffice it to say, Sabathia doesn’t plan on continuing that type of work during the season though he said he is planning to set up a program that tapers – from the most intense the day after he pitches on down toward his next start.

So, Sabathia was asked, what does that mean for your weight during the season? Does it usually go up or down?

“It depends on the cities we go to,” Sabathia said, laughing. He mentioned Kansas City and Chicago as potential danger cities so, apparently, Sabathia is like – well, almost everyone – in enjoying sublime barbecue and deep-dish pizza.

• In case you’re wondering, CC (a noted NBA aficionado) did watch Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks debut and was impressed. He thinks, however, that “(Chauncey) Billups is going to be the biggest part of that trade.” Raymond Felton, we barely knew ya.

• The clubhouse closed for a Yankees meeting at 9:45 a.m. where the players were going to watch a video presentation from Chad Bohling, the Yankees director of optimal performance. The players are scheduled to be on the field at 10:30.

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408 Responses to “CC talks cardio, command, Carmelo”

  1. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Chad -
    What does ‘Yankees director of optimal performance’ mean? Another way of saying strength and conditioning coach??

  2. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Ah, quick google search tells me he’s the team’s sports psychologist.

  3. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Fran the original February 24th, 2011 at 10:21 am
    Doreen, that is great to hear. I hope to be an Apple owner thhis weekend

    Yankeefeminsta, I guess I excel in Google skills.
    _____
    Fran, and I apparently don’t!:)

    Doreen, the Apple Care people are the ones I have been raving about. I have depended on them for various troubleshooting issues over the past 8 years. They are phenomenal. Now you know!:)

  4. Ys Guy February 24th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    actually this is my favorite boggs photo because i was there:

    http://www.oddball-mall.com/kn.....gboggs.jpg

  5. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Oops, need to redo my smilies. :)

    I like CC’s cardio workout, but sounds like he will add all the weight back if he isn’t very careful.

  6. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Sounds like the exact program I was on and tapered down to a pizza a day–that was 25 years ago though.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I have to say that I never warmed up to Boggs because of the team he came from and the hideous stories about his extra-marital affair.

  8. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    “Interval training” is the key to keeping those metabolic furnaces burning.

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    QOTD2 This Yankee player had back-to-back AL MVP awards, one in a year when the Yankees won the World Series, one in a year when they did not. Who is this player?

  10. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Roger Maris?

  11. MTU February 24th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Rodg12-

    He’s the guy who comes in to talk to them on how to get their “Mojo” working.

    ;)

  12. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    No google on that one…just memory

  13. BIG AL February 24th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Trisha -

    Maybe it was his Red hair.

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    STOP THE FLIPPIN’ PRESSES!!! Bojo got that one quickly. :)

    QOTD
    ROGER MARIS (NY Yankee 1960-1966)

    Coming off an AL MVP Award and a loss in the World Series the year before, Roger Maris had the Yankees primed for another fantastic campaign in 1961. The outfielder repeated as AL MVP, broke Babe Ruth’s single-season homer record by blasting 61 longballs and led New York to the Fall Classic title. That year, Whitey Ford won the AL Cy Young Award and was WS MVP.

    Yankee fans, may I present to you to the first of two players to legitimately break the Babe’s record. Yankee great Roger Maris! http://www.sportsvideodaily.co.....me_run.jpg

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    “Maybe it was his Red hair.”

    :)

    That too.

  16. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I was gonna guess either Maris or Mantle..

  17. BIG AL February 24th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    MTU -

    Does that mean he gets into their heads? AJ, come to the front of the class, and pay attention.

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Shame – you should have! No penalty for wrong guesses.

  19. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    A tougher question is whoi is the second guy to legitimately break the Babe’s home run record for a single season?

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Hank Aaron

  21. BIG AL February 24th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Later folks, play nice.

  22. Fran the original February 24th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Good job Bojo.

    I can’t Google that quickly :)

  23. MTU February 24th, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Al-

    It means he tries.

    Let’s hope AJ becomes his star pupil this season.

    ;)

  24. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Everyone here -

    Can you come around at 2 in the afternoon? Not that the QOTD is the most exciting thing in your lives, but since I typically leave my house no later than 10:15 (today is an exception) trying to squeeze in the QOTD at 10 is getting tough.

    Either that, or I can do it at 9:00 a.m.

    Preference?

  25. Ys Guy February 24th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    strictly speaking, most of these guys are not clean-shaven. except cap’n of course.

    if they were lining up with my old boot-camp cc he’d screach, ” you’d better take another step closer to that razor, slacker! now give me 20! (navy boot was pretty soft)

  26. Sam Borden February 24th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Rodg: Bohling is responsible for working on the mental side of the game with the Yankees.

    And, sadly for everyone, I’m not Chad :-)

  27. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Hi Sam :)

  28. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Thanks Sam and MTU.

  29. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Oh, and my bad Sam for not checking the byline to see who wrote the article. ;)

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    9 won’t work. That let’s out the west coast. Somebody already mentioned that.

    How about 2? And if nobody gives a rat anyway, I’ll just make the decision.

    :)

  31. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Rather poignant tweet from (Not)Hank…

    NotHankStein FakeHankSteinbrenner
    CC losing weight has inspired me to get fit. Instead of having Trost & Levine carry me to my golf cart, I’m gonna lace up my Keds and walk!

  32. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    the Yankees director of optimal performance…
    ——————-
    A source told me that if you experience optimal performance for longer than 4 hours it is recommended that you consult your local physician.

  33. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Trisha – I think you should just do it whenever works best for you. People like it because it generates conversation, but it isnt like GTLU where a strict time limit needs to be applied. Do it at your leisure :D

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I guess I’m the only one who doesn’t find those tweets funny.

  35. Ys Guy February 24th, 2011 at 10:45 am

    is it just me or does jeter look a little more like this guy every year…;

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8BVc.....Zimmer.jpg

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Shame, thank you! Can you be around at 2:00 p.m. generally speaking?

  37. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    it’s you Ys, you saying he looks like Popeye?

  38. mick February 24th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Chauncey is the key. The Knicks haven’t had a point guard since Derek Harper.

  39. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Bojo you brought up a good point before and I had to go back to refresh my memory of exactly how many times Maris’ single season HR record had been broken..

    Here’s the list for anyone interested:

    1. Barry Bonds (36) 73 2001
    2. Mark McGwire (34) 70 1998
    3. Sammy Sosa (29) 66 1998
    4. Mark McGwire (35) 65 1999
    5. Sammy Sosa (32) 64 2001
    6. Sammy Sosa (30) 63 1999
    7. Roger Maris (26) 61 1961

    I honestly forgot Sosa had done it that many times..

  40. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    i vote for 2pm trisha

  41. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Did I see correctly that the Yankees signed a 26 year old Cuban SS yesterday? Any info on this?

    Colon could make things interesting but I’ll need more than some late winter workouts before I’m sold that he’s anything more than ST fodder – though given his contract I could possibly see him beating out Sergio Mitre for a spot in the pen.

    Laird making improvements is always good – I still think he’s going to open in Scranton with Eric Chavez making the big club if he’s healthy.

  42. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Haha, trisha today I actually CANT be but most days I can (irony finds me everywhere).

    I was also thinking of playing another game to pass the time called ‘Quote of the Day’ where I’d post a quote by a Yankee and see how many people can guess who said it. Would anyone like to take a crack at it?

  43. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Jack Curry Tweet:
    Cashman said Brackman is the pitcher that has most impressed him this spring. But he also mentioned Phelps, Warren, Noesi and Banuelos.
    2/24/11 7:05 AM

  44. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Shame–Better living thru chemistry… :-)

  45. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    2PM (usually) works for me, Trisha.

  46. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:45 am
    Trisha – I think you should just do it whenever works best for you. People like it because it generates conversation, but it isnt like GTLU where a strict time limit needs to be applied. Do it at your leisure
    ***********

    Emphasis on the strict. Thank you :evil:

  47. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Whatever works best for you Trisha

  48. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Did I see correctly that the Yankees signed a 26 year old Cuban SS yesterday? Any info on this?

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....ica-43658/

  49. mick February 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    someone said the yanks let 2 leftys go and sisco wasn’t one of them…was Marte the other?

  50. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Chip February 24th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Did I see correctly that the Yankees signed a 26 year old Cuban SS yesterday? Any info on this?
    _______________
    He’s Cuban…listed age of 25 which means anywhere from 26 to 33. Saw video of him…scrawny lefty hitter…weak swing…not too impressive. Probably a decent glove. Looks like he can run fast too.

  51. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:50 am
    Haha, trisha today I actually CANT be but most days I can (irony finds me everywhere).

    I was also thinking of playing another game to pass the time called ‘Quote of the Day’ where I’d post a quote by a Yankee and see how many people can guess who said it. Would anyone like to take a crack at it?

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

    Did you ever read “Girl Fan” by Jane Heller (Chronicalling her experience as a female Yankee fan and following the team in 2007 trying to get an interview with a Yankee?)

    Each chapter started with a Yankee quote. I had no idea until the end of the book they were all quotes by the same Yankee

  52. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Shame–that sounds like a fun game too.

  53. Patrick February 24th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Sounds like CC did high intensity interval training. It’s a great way to lose weight.

  54. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’ll start one called Pet of the Day…where I make up a story about how an animal influenced the life of someone close to knowing a friend of a current Yankee player…and you all have to guess what number that player wore in high school.

    Sound like fun?

  55. austinmac February 24th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Bojo,

    You are a Spartan reducing to one pizza a day.:)

  56. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Ok here’s a new game for ya’ll…. Quote of the Day
    (not to be confused with the already immensely popular Question of the Day).

    Which strutting Yankee player said the following: “In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium.”

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    QOTD moved to 2:00 p.m. Be there or be square.

    :)

    Shame, I think Yankee quote sounds like a lot of fun!

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Reggie?

  59. Mell February 24th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    “I honestly forgot Sosa had done it that many times..”

    63 or more homers in three different seasons and didn’t win the homerun crown in any of the three.

  60. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Here’s the Mujica video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0PGcEcM7Bw

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    2:00 QOTD starts tomorrow, by the way.

    :)

  62. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    You know Erica, I never did get around to reading that book but I think I have to now that I’m seriously mulling writing one about the LoHud community.

  63. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Sounds like Reggie Jackson?

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I don’t consider any of the people on that list to have broken the record beyond Maris. They were all suspected/proven cheaters.

  65. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    God trisha you are QUICK.

    I did put ‘strutting’ in there as a clue, so I hope that helped a bit. Unless that one was just way too easy lol

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Bojo – 45?

  67. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Bojo-

    There was a story in the news yesterday about a woman who ordered pizza every single day. One day she didn’t place an order and the delivery guy was worried and went to check on her. Turns out she fell and couldn’t get up so he called 911 and saved her.

  68. Doreen February 24th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    yankeefeminista -

    I remember you telling me about them the other day. I’d hoped I’d never have to find out. :lol: But now I know and I’ll have no hesitation calling them in the future.

    Thanks!

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Shame it was the “strutting” that absolutely did it. If you didn’t use that word I would still be scratching my head. I think you should make it as difficult as possible. Don’t give it away!

    :)

  70. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Mell – Too true. I don’t even know how to feel about that list. I remember watching 61* a year ago and literally cringing as I watched the Maris family embracing McGuire. Now when I watch that movie I fast forward through the beginning and end.

    Trisha and Bojo come out winners in the first round of Quote of the Day. Congrats! Reggie was indeed the Yankee that had that gem of a quote.

  71. Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    mick, Neal Cotts was the other.

  72. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    He’s Cuban…listed age of 25 which means anywhere from 26 to 33. Saw video of him…scrawny lefty hitter…weak swing…not too impressive. Probably a decent glove. Looks like he can run fast too.

    Reminds me of how Melky’s swing looked.

  73. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wow, there are games all over the place.

    Shame-Reggie?

  74. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am
    You know Erica, I never did get around to reading that book but I think I have to now that I’m seriously mulling writing one about the LoHud community.

    **********

    Just curious-
    Would the book you are mulling writing be a comedy, drama, or epic tragedy???

    (But I do highly recommend the book. I have been a Jane Heller fan for years. My mom was reading one of her books once when I was 14 and I was bored and took the book one day. I think I wound up reading every book of hers. I never knew she was a huge Yankee fan and then I liked her 1000 times more)

  75. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Stop the PResses! Trish wins with 45

    And here is the story….

    A few years after the war when the veterans were returning to home, a young boy found turtle that he decided to befriend. He took the turtle home and loved it, playing with it all day long. Secretly, the turtle despised the bother this kid put him through, and ran awy at the first opportunity a turtle could got (running is difficult for a turtle).

    Grief stricken, the boy thurned to his friend Billy, who just laughed at him.

    Billy in turn, once almost met a cousing of this ballplayer who played for the Yankees. What number did that player wear in high school?

    Good job Trisha!

  76. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    oops, I’m too late. :(

  77. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Is she related to Joseph Heller, shane?

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Bojo – LMAO!!!!!!!!!

  79. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Lol, trisha I was trying to be very “Page 6, blind item” about it by giving a very small clue.. but I’m not sure there are ANY small clues that could be used for Reggie without giving it away completely. I’ll work on a better one for tomorrow lol.

    ———-

    Erica – I’m not sure exactly what the tone of the book would be to be honest. I was just thinking how amazing it is that this community exists with such regular members that many of you interact outside the blog. A ton of people from different places and walks of life coming together daily to discuss their love of the Yankees? Thats kind of incredible to me. Sometimes I tend to forget we’re all complete strangers! I’d really like to get in depth with it and do interviews with members of the community and just get a sense of why this place is so important and what draws people here every day. It can’t just be the Yankees. There’s so much more wealth here than that.

  80. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I think it’s actually better when you guess before the question, don’t you?

  81. Ys Guy February 24th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    we sooooo need games…

  82. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Gossip Break. If you live in Miami and shop at Target, you may just run into Minka Kelly.

    http://tiny.cc/0v025

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    “I think it’s actually better when you guess before the question, don’t you?”

    Sure makes you sound smart as hell when you get it!

  84. Doreen February 24th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    That quote was sooo Reggie!!

    “Confessions of a She Fan” was a good read. I think they’re looking into making it a movie, too. Jane Heller is the author.

    **Reminder that there will be GTLU on Saturday.

  85. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Shame–As soon as I saw strutting, I knew it was Reggie…Had to do a double take because I first thought th e word was stuttering…and I was trying to think of what Yankee players had a stutter.

  86. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I think Tino used to have a little stutter….

  87. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Shame Spencer-

    I am obviously going to be the first person you interview right?? :grin:

  88. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Doreen-

    Yes!!! I knew that name didn’t sound right. She-Fan… Girl-Fan. I was close :oops:

  89. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Tino is marble mouthed but I still love him.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I had no idea Derek was engaged…

    :roll:

    Shame, seriously that could have been a tough question. But strutting gave it away. In fact you could put down any quote and ask which strutting Yankee said it and no matter the quote, I would guess Reggie. I can’t think of any other Yankee who fits the word strutting!

  91. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:06 am
    I think it’s actually better when you guess before the question, don’t you?

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

    True Story.

    I once solved the Wheel of Fortune bonus round before one letter was turned over.

  92. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix.....68x313.jpg

    Thought bubble game!!!

    Minka: “You keep playing for those big contracts honey. I can’t wait to marry you and get half that fortune!”

    Derek: “I know what you’re thinking cause I can read thougt bubbles, but wait until you see the pre-nup.”

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Minka Kelly reminds me of Target all the way, not that that’s a bad thing…

    Funny that two Yankee GFs will have played in Charlie’s Angels.

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

    Here’s a toughie! Can anyone guess which day between now and April 15th I will finally finish with my taxes???

    :(

    Later y’all.

  94. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Trisha-

    Btw- not sure you saw my post over the weekend, but I don’t think a 1040-EZ is the form for you.

  95. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Hahaha.. Ok ok, you veteran game players have schooled me up. Tomorrow I’ll be back and better than ever with a much less obvious description.

    Erica – If you’d agree to it you’d be at the top of my list! As a matter of fact, I was thinking half the battle would be getting you people to talk to me. I mean… my handle is Shame Spencer. Not exactly a great first impression, I’m sure :D

  96. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:11 am
    I had no idea Derek was engaged?

    ***********************
    I don’t know that they are actually. It’s been rumored for a long time now, but they both deny it.

  97. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Shame Spencer-

    I would be honored :-)

    And for what its worth, I remember 17 year old Erica declaring to her grandma that “Shane Spencer is going to be a Yankee great”. Oops again :oops:

  98. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:16 am

    BloggingBombers Yankees doing fielding practice on back field. Ramiro Pena just got into “flip play” position on a ball into the RF corner. #BeLikeJeter

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Erica, I didn’t. I can’t use EZ because I have too many deductions. And I need those deductions!

  100. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Boston’s been added to CC’s list:

    BryanHoch CC Sabathia channels his inner Dr. Nick Riviera. Your biggest windows to weight gain are in Kansas City, Chicago & Boston.

  101. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Trisha-

    Thats what I thought. You need to do a full-out Schedule C.

  102. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Trisha

    October 15th?

  103. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    And Erica as dumb as this sounds, I do have a tax accountant but for some reason this year I am having difficulty getting everything together. I think when he told me the myriad of things I could use for business deductions, it both energized and froze me at the same time. Getting all of it together just feels a bit daunting. Then on top of it I decided I wanted to do my own taxes before I give everything over to my TA, just to see how close I came to his final number.

  104. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 10:50 am
    Jack Curry Tweet:
    Cashman said Brackman is the pitcher that has most impressed him this spring. But he also mentioned Phelps, Warren, Noesi and Banuelos.

    ————-

    So Brackman had a good week is what Cashman is really saying

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    “Trisha

    October 15th?”

    Bojo wins and he can be the first to visit me in federal prison for failing to file an income tax return in 2011!!!

    :)

  106. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Trisha-

    If it makes you feel any better, the filing system I had at home for my own tax info was a ziploc bag.

    But then again, my personal return is much simpler than any return I ever do at work

  107. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Chip February 24th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Did I see correctly that the Yankees signed a 26 year old Cuban SS yesterday? Any info on this?
    _______________
    He’s Cuban…listed age of 25 which means anywhere from 26 to 33. Saw video of him…scrawny lefty hitter…weak swing…not too impressive. Probably a decent glove. Looks like he can run fast too.

    ————

    Just read the RAB take on him – wasn’t sure at first how this impacted Nunez – it probably doesn’t – but the guy it does possibly impact is Ramiro Pena.

  108. DadinIowa February 24th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    True story…. my mother went on a date with Roger Maris before he went to pro ball. Said he was very quiet, but a nice guy. Not exactly a North Dakota romance, but interesting story… “don’t ya know” !

  109. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:23 am
    BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Chip February 24th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Did I see correctly that the Yankees signed a 26 year old Cuban SS yesterday? Any info on this?
    _______________
    He’s Cuban…listed age of 25 which means anywhere from 26 to 33. Saw video of him…scrawny lefty hitter…weak swing…not too impressive. Probably a decent glove. Looks like he can run fast too.

    ————

    Just read the RAB take on him – wasn’t sure at first how this impacted Nunez – it probably doesn’t – but the guy it does possibly impact is Ramiro Pena.

    ————–

    And almost definately sinks Reegie Corona.

  110. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Trisha-

    October 15th isn’t a problem, as long as you file an extension and pay any money you owe by April 15th (18th this year… HISSSS at IRS)

  111. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    BryanHoch Rafael Soriano throwing bullpen to Jorge Posada

  112. Fran the original February 24th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Erin, until Minka gets the ring they are not engaged IMO

  113. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Fran the original February 24th, 2011 at 11:24 am
    Erin, until Minka gets the ring they are not engaged IMO

    ************************
    Fran, I totally agree. :)

  114. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I always file on October 15th…I’ll tell you why if I get around to it.

  115. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Cute picture :)

    BloggingBombers Swish and Yogi http://twitpic.com/43a3cd

  116. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Chip – any good comments on the pitching staff is a good thing. Brackmans been touted as a relief pitcher but you never know. What’s the odds of every rotation guy staying healthy all year. Pretty slim.

  117. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Thought bubble game part 2!

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix.....68x313.jpg

    Minka: “I thought you were going to give me a ring…you promised.”

    Derek: “HELLO! Still reading your thought bubble here! Why don’t you just speak your mind instead of this passive-aggressive stuff? And don’t I always give you a ring when I am in town?”

  118. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Of all the pitchers competing for starting jobs.. Who do you guys think has a chance of landing in the bullpen?

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Shame, you could do a lot worse than to use this glorious group. When you used the word “strangers” it just didn’t even compute for me. That’s a pretty cool thing. I seriously see the screennames here, day after day, season after season, and totally think the word “friends”.

    :)

    Gonna start packing my jail duds. See you tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. for the QOTD (I’m thinking of canning the nighttime one and doing 2 at 2, one that is definitely a lot harder than the other.) I may be back sooner, but definitely at 2 tomorrow.

  120. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Of all the pitchers competing for starting jobs.. Who do you guys think has a chance of landing in the bullpen?
    ____________
    Mitre. Then Nova.

  121. yankeefeminista February 24th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I am off to the city. Have a good day, all.

  122. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    “Trisha-

    October 15th isn’t a problem, as long as you file an extension and pay any money you owe by April 15th (18th this year… HISSSS at IRS)”

    Erica, in that case – it’s still jail!

  123. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Yeah–I have to head out too. See you al later.

  124. Abe Peterham February 24th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    technically no one has bested the Babes record.
    asterisk for Maris, and the others were enhanced…

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Wow Dad in Iowa, just think that if things had gone a little differently, you might be able to get us good seats in Yankee Stadium!

    That’s a pretty neat story, nonetheless.

  126. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Chip – any good comments on the pitching staff is a good thing. Brackmans been touted as a relief pitcher but you never know. What’s the odds of every rotation guy staying healthy all year. Pretty slim.

    ————–

    I’m just saying that saying a guy has had an impressive spring when all you’ve done thus far is throw some bullpen sessions and batting practice isn’t all that meaningful to me.

  127. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    trisha – Its an idea I’ve been mulling for a couple months now.. and I think once I’m done with school for good (May can’t come soon enough..) I’m going to look into getting the ball rolling.

    I’m so used to the people here that when I talk to my friends during the season I find myself saying stuff like, “I need to get online sooner so I can check Fran’s guesses for the line up tonight.. Doreen and Erica are real sticklers for prompt submissions.” My friends look at me like, “What the hell are you talking about? Who is Fran? And I didn’t know your Aunt Doreen had any interest in baseball..”

  128. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I thought the Yanks think of Brackman as a starter. Maybe base on needs with the major league club he might wind up in the pen this year. But I think the NYY are more vulnerable in the sp dept then bp.

  129. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    technically no one has bested the Babes record.
    asterisk for Maris, and the others were enhanced…

    Babe Ruth injected bull testosterone into his veins.

  130. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Bojo – I tend to agree with you but it should be interesting to see how it plays out. Mitre is the one player I haven’t heard a lot about thus far.. but that could just be because everyone is so excited about the kids.

  131. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Babe Ruth used Bol Cherryville’s Traveling Tincture extensively.

  132. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Shame Spencer-

    LOL

    Or like when Andy Pettitte announced his retirement and my first thought was “Oh no, NYY626 is going to be devestated”.

    The really sad part, I know NYY626′s real name. And I still thought to myself NYY626 is going to be devestated.

  133. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Ledger_Yankees Derek Jeter first in line to test The Sergio Mitre Experience.

  134. blake February 24th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Sounds like TJ surgery is official for Wainwright.w

  135. Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Ruth’s bat was made out of hickory-one of the densest and strongest woods.

  136. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Mitre is not competing realistically for a starters position IMO, unless Garcia, Colon et al are total zeros. Nova definitely is in the rotation.

  137. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    By the way – I just want to go on record with one thing – if the reports are true that Jonny Gomes was “celebrating” the potential season ending injury of Adam Wainwright then that’s a clear indictment of Gomes as a human being.

    Rivalries in sports are all well and good – but celebrating a guy’s injury is just completely classless and indefensible.

  138. GreenBeret7 February 24th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    There is no distinguishing marks next to Maris’ name on the home run record and no askerisk ever existed. At one time, there was a listing for 154 game and 162 game schedule. NOTE” 1961, the Yanks played 163 games and Maris played in 161.

  139. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    By the way – I just want to go on record with one thing – if the reports are true that Jonny Gomes was “celebrating” the potential season ending injury of Adam Wainwright then that’s a clear indictment of Gomes as a human being.

    It has since been said it did not occur as first reported, also Jeff Nelson said Gomes was in the right. Could Nellie be a bad person?!

  140. GreenBeret7 February 24th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Trisham one correction on your game about back to back MVP winners with only one WS wun. Maris was the second. Mantle won in back to back years in ’56 and ’57. Yanks beat Brooklyn in ’56 WS but, lost the WS in ’57 to Milwaukee.

  141. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:51 am
    By the way – I just want to go on record with one thing – if the reports are true that Jonny Gomes was “celebrating” the potential season ending injury of Adam Wainwright then that’s a clear indictment of Gomes as a human being.

    It has since been said it did not occur as first reported, also Jeff Nelson said Gomes was in the right. Could Nellie be a bad person?!

    ———————

    I think if that’s what Nellie said then I would have to question his integrity too.

  142. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Jeff Nelson said that the Reds should be celebrating the injury to Wainright as it means they have a better chance to win the division. Not celebrating injury for injury’s sake, kind of a ‘Condolences, but this helps us out big time’

  143. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    A lousy thing to say. Why say anything at all? It’s totally classless if accurate.

  144. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Erica – I’ve done the EXACT same thing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen muppet inspired anything and thought of you folks only as your handles.

  145. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    BloggingBombers Russell Martin prepares for catching drills http://twitpic.com/43ado2

  146. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    if the entire RS team go down with season ending injuries, i be happy and prolly will ‘celebrate’.

  147. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Erica, please be here.

    In terms of mileage, do I get to charge round trip? (If that sounds too dumb then chalk it up to being tired!) In other words, if I had to go to a CLE, is my mileage just mileage to the CLE, or is it mileage back home also?

    Thanks!

  148. pat February 24th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t know if She Fan is being made into a movie but Jane sold the movie rights to her book, “An Ax To Grind” and Cameron Diaz is currently attached to play the lead. Keeping it in the Yankee family, so to speak.

    The 15 year old girls have spoken- my daughter and her friends think Banuelos, Maxwell and Suttle are the bomb from Picture Day photos.

  149. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Trisha-

    Round trip

  150. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Pretty rotten month for the Cards….

  151. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    scenario 1. Clay Bucholtz pitched a scoreless inning before go down with a major injury. Me doing the victory dance in front of Jerk.

  152. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    if the entire RS team go down with season ending injuries, i be happy and prolly will ‘celebrate’.

    Anyone who says otherwise is fooling themselves. Nomar’s bodily depreciation always pleased me as it cemented Jeter as the SS of the 2000′s.

  153. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Jeff Nelson said that the Reds should be celebrating the injury to Wainright as it means they have a better chance to win the division. Not celebrating injury for injury’s sake, kind of a ‘Condolences, but this helps us out big time’

    ———————

    There are certain things you are allowed to think but that you, as a human being, should keep to yourself. Glee at another person’s misfortune is one of those things.

    It would be like if at the end of Spring Training the Yankees decided to take Brandon Laird north instead of Eric Chavez and Laird went up to Chavez and said, “Hey, sorry your career is over, but at least it means I have a roster spot.”

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!

  155. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    It’s a little different IMO if rabid fans do it; as opposed to your peers on the field.

  156. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    There are certain things you are allowed to think but that you, as a human being, should keep to yourself. Glee at another person’s misfortune is one of those things.

    It would be like if at the end of Spring Training the Yankees decided to take Brandon Laird north instead of Eric Chavez and Laird went up to Chavez and said, “Hey, sorry your career is over, but at least it means I have a roster spot.”

    Disagree, people revel in the failure of others all the time. Gomes talking about the loss of Wainright is nothing like your scenario, because he didn’t do anything to wainright’s face. It would be like Laird winning the job and then saying to no one in particular in the clubhouse after Chavez has gone,”Sorry his career is over, but at least I have a roster spot!”

  157. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Hey Chip, remember that conversation we were having yesterday about players’ salaries? Ok, well this is a scenario where the fact that you get paid that much money for throwing a ball allows people to celebrate that you got injured. IMO, its all part of the package. He’ll have his TJ and be back at it soon enough. Comparing two teammates being in that same scenario changes everything.. but guys from another team being happy they might be able to compete? I don’t know that thats so crazy.

  158. Doreen February 24th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Sorta following your conversation Shame and Erica. I’m laughing because I do the same thing, and when I try to tell my husband stuff he really used to look at me strangely. He’s used to it now, and I’ve been able to give him some background (such as it is) on some of the folks here, so he at least is familiar and I don’t feel totally geeky.

    The strangest is when someone has an odd handle – like, for instance, “jerkface.” :lol:

  159. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    It’s a little different IMO if rabid fans do it; as opposed to your peers on the field.

    Not really. You can’t be ok with one and fine with the other if you’re backing Chip’s human empathy argument.

  160. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    No, IMO decent people do not revel in the failures of others all the time. You may feel it internally to some extent, but it’s never appropriate to express it outwardly.

  161. Fran the original February 24th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Shame, I would be honored to be in your book. And maybe I’ll even give away my GTLU secrets ;)

  162. pat February 24th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    This amused me more than it should have……

    Ledger_Yankees “Senor Yogi, nice to meet you. Ronnie Belliard.”

  163. Doreen February 24th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    By the way – I think my husband started to take my friendships here seriously when we directed to a couple of fantastic restaurants in California by Pat M and Nick in SF. :)

  164. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    No, IMO decent people do not revel in the failures of others all the time.

    I don’t think Gomes is constantly reveling in the failure of others.

  165. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    There are degrees of egregious behavior. An anonymous fan saying it is not even close to a player you know saying it.

  166. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Erica, I didn’t do a ton of driving for business purposes. On the Tax Act online thingy I’m using it says I can use actual or standard. Standard is $2,287. I didn’t do anywhere near that. Are we allowed to automatically use standard if our actual is way below? (It feels like major cheating but if it isn’t considered to be, I’ll just hit standard)

  167. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    don’t really see any moral high ground to this injury and celebrating thingie. I say to each’s own. i can respect chip and wc’s pov, same with I agree with jerkface.

    Which leads to this… we need a live game asap! pretty much all idle talks.

  168. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Right, so Gomes should have waited until all the reporters left, then sang about it. he’d still be cheering the misfortune of the Cardinals. Don’t see how it changes things.

  169. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Doreen-

    Jerkface is actually in my work e-mail contacts as “Jerkface”. LOL

  170. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    You said – “Disagree, people revel in the failure of others all the time.” That was what I responded to not Gomes.

  171. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Look – you can set whatever oral standards for yourself that you wish and express them as you wish. Same here.

  172. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    sp – ha ha moral

  173. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Trisha-

    To be honest, I am not sure. I am always given actual numbers and then pop them into our system. I never had to calculate a “standard” formula.

    Tax really isn’t my specialty but I try to help when I can

  174. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    He, reportedly, said “Wainright’s gone! Wainright’s gone! Wainright’s gone!” He is cheering the absence of Wainright on the Cardinals roster, not the injury to Wainright. He could sing the same were Wainright retiring/traded/cut/whatever.

    And then it turns out he didn’t say that, and that he was mortified it was portrayed as such.

  175. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Well, if you don’t understand the difference between saying something in private Jerkface where the other person doesn’t know about it — and saying it in public whee the other peron does know about it and is hurt by it. I can’t help you.

  176. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    You said – “Disagree, people revel in the failure of others all the time.” That was what I responded to not Gomes.

    It happens all the time, people do not do it 24/7. Decent people not reveling in the failure of others all the time leaves the door open for them to do it some of the time, which wouldn’t make them decent people right?

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Erica thanks! I don’t know why I thought you were a tax specialist maybe because the tax deadline always has you racing. I think I’ll use actual. You can’t go wrong when you do it that way.
    :)

  178. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Well, if you don’t understand the difference between saying something in private Jerkface where the other person doesn’t know about it — and saying it in public whee the other peron does know about it and is hurt by it. I can’t help you.

    The Clubhouse is a private place for players. The only difference is some gossipy b-words overheard it and tweeted about it. No different then word getting back to someone you said something behind their back.

    No one is Saintly enough to never say anything bad to where it could potentially get back to the person it was said about.

  179. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I have competitors in business, if one were to get ill, it might benefit me to some extent, but I never would publicly express any happiness that he was taken ill.

  180. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I have competitors in business, if one were to get ill, it might benefit me to some extent, but I never would publicly express any happiness that he was taken ill.

    Gomes did not publicly express happiness. He publicly expressed condolences to Wainright and the Cards.

  181. mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    # Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    mick, Neal Cotts was the other.
    ===========================
    Thanks bro.

  182. GreenBeret7 February 24th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Nobody cares about your lemon-ade stand business.

  183. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Lol Doreen, your husband’s reactions are exactly the ones I get from my friends. Its really pretty funny.

    Fran – I’m so glad other people seem to like the idea! I just figure I spend enough time here, might as well have an excuse to immerse myself in the blog.

  184. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Is there actual evidence that Gomes was happy that Wainwright got hurt or just that he was happy he wouldn’t have to face him? There is a difference there……im guessing it was the latter.

  185. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    It depends. If someone overheard a private conversation and tweeted it that’s one thing. If someone said it publicly out loud so anyone could hear it that’s completely different.

  186. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    You can feel sorry for Wainright as a person but at the same time feeling excited for the possibilities his leaving has opened up for you. At which point anything you express might come out more positive sounding than would be considered polite.

  187. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    We’re talking in general now about being happy at a competitors misfortune, not about the specifics of Gomes and Wainwright. I wasn’t there.

  188. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Is there actual evidence that Gomes was happy that Wainwright got hurt or just that he was happy he wouldn’t have to face him? There is a difference there……im guessing it was the latter.

    None, just some paragons of human virtue getting their panties in a twist.

  189. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve got some lemonade just for you GB7. Tasty.

  190. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Decent human beings don’t get involved in petty squabbles.

  191. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I think its possible to be sorry that someone is injured while at the same time being glad that you don’t have to face them…..

  192. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Erica thanks! I don’t know why I thought you were a tax specialist maybe because the tax deadline always has you racing. I think I’ll use actual. You can’t go wrong when you do it that way.

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

    Its okay. Everyone confuses it. Even most of my family.

    My hours get raised this time of year because most Companies are on 12/31 year ends and need financial statements. I have to get the numbers in shape so they can get their financial statements and then their tax returns are prepared.

    I usually do get some individual tax work thrown at me in March & April when they come flooding in and overwhelm the office. But thats really the only time I do tax work.

  193. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Here’s Gomes statement:

    “To clear up everything, I came up with Wainwright. I know Wainwright. I think he’s one of the top notch pitchers in the National League and baseball. Outside of different uniforms that we wear and different cities we play in, playing in the Major Leagues, we’re all brothers. There’s a brotherhood there. There’s one thing you would never wish upon any other player and that’s an injury. We’ve all had them at some point coming up and we might currently be having one now.

    “From the bottom of my heart, I would never wish anyone an injury. If they did have an injury, you wish them the best in rehab. As Major League ballplayers, we have a brotherhood for each other.

  194. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I think its possible to be sorry that someone is injured while at the same time being glad that you don’t have to face them…..

    Definitely, imagine a cardinals player giving the news to someone in an excited rush,”Wainright’s getting TJS, we won’t have to face him 4 times this year!” It can be stated in a manner like, “That sucks for Wainright, but man the division could be ours!”

    Excitement at the exclusion of an opponent is different from cackling about an opponents elbow injury, which ‘Wainright’s gone!’ is not even close to.

  195. RayVT February 24th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 24th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Most Tax programs give you the option of Standard or Actual & the program chooses which is best for you.

    For instance, SIT can be a deduction but if you show that the sales tax you spent over the year is greater than the deduction you get to use the higher one.

    Same thing for Mileage. (Sched C I presume) You can put in all your expenses (gas, oil, repairs, maintenance) and you put in the mileage you did for business purposes. If the expenses are greater then use that if not use the mileage rate.

  196. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Its not like he said, “HEH he deserved to have his elbow ligament snap!”

  197. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I take Gomes at his word. As I said in my original comment on this, “if accurate”.

  198. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    There are certain things you are allowed to think but that you, as a human being, should keep to yourself. Glee at another person’s misfortune is one of those things.

    It would be like if at the end of Spring Training the Yankees decided to take Brandon Laird north instead of Eric Chavez and Laird went up to Chavez and said, “Hey, sorry your career is over, but at least it means I have a roster spot.”

    Disagree, people revel in the failure of others all the time. Gomes talking about the loss of Wainright is nothing like your scenario, because he didn’t do anything to wainright’s face. It would be like Laird winning the job and then saying to no one in particular in the clubhouse after Chavez has gone,”Sorry his career is over, but at least I have a roster spot!”

    ———————-

    That’s still a {cruddy} thing to do.

    I have more respect for the guy who keeps his mouth shut.

    If Gomes wanted to say anything it should have been along the lines of “Adam’s a great pitcher and a terrific competitor. I’m sure he’ll be back giving us fits in no time.”

  199. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    If Gomes wanted to say anything it should have been along the lines of “Adam’s a great pitcher and a terrific competitor. I’m sure he’ll be back giving us fits in no time.”

    What human being says something like that in private?

  200. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    For example: I hate that Wainwright got hurt….I love watching him pitch and it sucks for the Cardinals but if him being injured creates a situation where Carpenter becomes available and that could help the Yankees at some point then I would be happy about that…..doesn’t mean Im happy Wainwright got hurt….

  201. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    His reported ‘Wainright’s gone!’ refrain, which is later clarified to have been ‘Is wainright gone?’ , is not anywhere near classless.

  202. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    I think its possible to be sorry that someone is injured while at the same time being glad that you don’t have to face them…..

    Definitely, imagine a cardinals player giving the news to someone in an excited rush,”Wainright’s getting TJS, we won’t have to face him 4 times this year!” It can be stated in a manner like, “That sucks for Wainright, but man the division could be ours!”

    Excitement at the exclusion of an opponent is different from cackling about an opponents elbow injury, which ‘Wainright’s gone!’ is not even close to.

    ——————

    I don’t have a problem with a player thinking it – I have a problem with a player saying it.

    It’s uncalled for and gutless.

    And what’s more – a player who is a real competator wants to beat the best, not have them taken out of the mix by injury.

  203. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    “No, IMO decent people do not revel in the failures of others all the time. You may feel it internally to some extent, but it’s never appropriate to express it outwardly.”

    ——————-

    So decent people lie and hide their true feelings?

  204. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    And what’s more – a player who is a real competator wants to beat the best, not have them taken out of the mix by injury.

    Hey, where is Gomes rooting for Wainright to be injured here? He didn’t. BUT it happened and now you expect them to be all bummed? Man now the road to the NL Central doesn’t run through TWO Cy Young candidates! DARN!

    Get real, Chip, or get off your high horse rather. I’m sure in a perfect world Gomes would love to beat the 27 yankees to take the division crown, but this is reality.

  205. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    If Gomes wanted to say anything it should have been along the lines of “Adam’s a great pitcher and a terrific competitor. I’m sure he’ll be back giving us fits in no time.”

    What human being says something like that in private?

    —————-

    I don’t care if it’s private or public – you don’t say it – and you know why? Because between Twitter and “unnamed sources” there’s not a bloody thing that any player can say in “private” that’s going to stay there and if these guys are too friggin stupid to know that by now then they should take the millions they are making and hire someone with some common sense to advise them in such matters.

  206. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    LGY February 24th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    “No, IMO decent people do not revel in the failures of others all the time. You may feel it internally to some extent, but it’s never appropriate to express it outwardly.”

    ——————-

    So decent people lie and hide their true feelings?

    ——————–

    About some things – yeah.

    If your job is downsizing and you know that you and another guy are on the chopping block and he gets the axe do you walk up to him while he’s cleaning out his desk and say “wow buddy, I’m glad it was you and not me?”

    Probably not – but you’re probably thinking it. Doesn’t make you a bad person to think it – makes you a tool if you say it.

  207. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t want my players walking around like robots,

    “TEAM B really plays the game the right way, THEY WILL BE A CHALLENGE” *said in best monotone as robot*

    “Condolences to HUMAN PITCHER WAINRIGHT, ADAM he will be missed in upcoming baseball season. I take no solace in the fact that his squishy human body could not withstand force pressure of throwing baseball pitch SLIDER”

    F that.

  208. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    And what’s more – a player who is a real competator wants to beat the best, not have them taken out of the mix by injury.

    Hey, where is Gomes rooting for Wainright to be injured here? He didn’t. BUT it happened and now you expect them to be all bummed? Man now the road to the NL Central doesn’t run through TWO Cy Young candidates! DARN!

    Get real, Chip, or get off your high horse rather. I’m sure in a perfect world Gomes would love to beat the 27 yankees to take the division crown, but this is reality.

    ———-

    I’m debating class with a guy who calls himself a Jerk – I would have more luck talking to a brick wall.

  209. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    If Gomes wanted to say anything it should have been along the lines of “Adam’s a great pitcher and a terrific competitor. I’m sure he’ll be back giving us fits in no time.”

    I don’t care if it’s private or public – you don’t say it

    Don’t say what?? “Pitcher’s gone”??? Theres nothing offensive or meanspirited in that. Also Gomes public statement as posted by WCYF is full of support and comraderie

  210. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    I don’t want my players walking around like robots,

    “TEAM B really plays the game the right way, THEY WILL BE A CHALLENGE” *said in best monotone as robot*

    “Condolences to HUMAN PITCHER WAINRIGHT, ADAM he will be missed in upcoming baseball season. I take no solace in the fact that his squishy human body could not withstand force pressure of throwing baseball pitch SLIDER”

    F that.

    —————

    Good for you – I would rather not have the guys on my team come off as a-holes.

  211. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Chip – they are arguing for the sake of arguing. Clearly most reasonable persons would agree that it’s not appropriate in sports to celebrate the misfortune of a competitor.

    I think one has to take Gomes at his word given his statement which I posted above.

  212. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Another example :

    Before my fantasy draft I traded Wainwright for Matt Holliday. Im not happy he got hurt, but Im certainly not sad I made that trade…..

  213. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Probably not – but you’re probably thinking it. Doesn’t make you a bad person to think it – makes you a tool if you say it.

    Good thing you keep crafting these examples where someone is a direct a hole to another person which is nothing at all like what happened.

  214. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Is it acceptable for a person to say, “Without Wainright, our chances at the division really improved”? Or is that too ‘celebratory’

  215. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    What are we arguing about? Class? Is that what the issue here is?

  216. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Does sabermetrics have a formula for moral dilemma’s in baseball? Surely they do.

  217. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    What are we arguing about? Class? Is that what the issue here is?

    Baseball players cannot express any opinion other than sorrow about events in the baseball world.

  218. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    If Gomes wanted to say anything it should have been along the lines of “Adam’s a great pitcher and a terrific competitor. I’m sure he’ll be back giving us fits in no time.”

    I don’t care if it’s private or public – you don’t say it

    Don’t say what?? “Pitcher’s gone”??? Theres nothing offensive or meanspirited in that. Also Gomes public statement as posted by WCYF is full of support and comraderie
    —————

    And what did I say in my first post? I said “if the reports are true that Jonny Gomes was “celebrating” the potential season ending injury of Adam Wainwright then that’s a clear indictment of Gomes as a human being”

    Gomes obviously wasn’t “celebrating” the injury and so I have no problem with it. The general comment remains – if you are outwardly expressing glee at a serious injury like this – then you are a tool and I want no part of you on my team.

  219. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Ok so you agree with me that what Gomes did was not classless?

  220. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Probably not – but you’re probably thinking it. Doesn’t make you a bad person to think it – makes you a tool if you say it.

    Good thing you keep crafting these examples where someone is a direct a hole to another person which is nothing at all like what happened.

    ———–

    Alright – take the example of the guy getting fired another way – he leaves the building and you turn to the other people in your office and say “phew, sucks he’s gone but at least I got my job” that still makes you a tool. You keep stuff like that to yourself.

  221. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    “Clearly most reasonable persons would agree that it’s not appropriate in sports to celebrate the misfortune of a competitor.”

    Ilya Kovalchuck scored a goal on the Penguins during a power play. A power play his team got because of Sidney Crosby. Crosby was sitting in the box when Kovalchuck HAMMERED a scorcher right into the net. Kovy then turns around and looks at the box. Points at Sid the Kid with both fingers and flashes a giant smile while saying something to the effect of “How’d ya like that?”

    I loved every second. And Kovy wasn’t even on my team at the time…

  222. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’m glad you crafted a wild hypothetical just so all of us could know where you’d stand IF by chance someone were a douche.

    I’d like everyone to know that if the Red Sox suddenly changed their symbol to a swastika and started to invade Poland, I’d think they were terrible (more terrible) people.

  223. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Alright – take the example of the guy getting fired another way – he leaves the building and you turn to the other people in your office and say “phew, sucks he’s gone but at least I got my job” that still makes you a tool. You keep stuff like that to yourself.

    Eh I dunno about that example. If everyone is saying it as a way to cope through horrendous layoffs, where people are worried about their job? Its a relief to put it out in the open.

  224. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    And in THIS job economy? I wouldn’t begrudge anyone who said that.

  225. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    What if the guy who got fired is a Tool?

  226. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    Ok so you agree with me that what Gomes did was not classless?

    —————-

    If his denial is true – then yes I agree with you.

    If the original story is true, that he went around the clubhouse singing “wainwright’s gone” – then no – he is a classless a-hole and I hope someone from St. Louis goes earhole on him.

  227. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Alright – take the example of the guy getting fired another way – he leaves the building and you turn to the other people in your office and say “phew, sucks he’s gone but at least I got my job” that still makes you a tool. You keep stuff like that to yourself.

    Eh I dunno about that example. If everyone is saying it as a way to cope through horrendous layoffs, where people are worried about their job? Its a relief to put it out in the open.
    ———–

    well then on this we’ll have to agree to disagree

  228. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    But what about Wainright’s gone is classless? Its not cheering injury.

  229. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Haha hilarious, then you cheer for the potential murder of Gomes! What a human you are, Chip!

  230. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I have definitely lost the point of this argument

  231. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Wait until someone is in your perceived wrong then go for blood! The human way. Culling those we hate since the dawn of time.

  232. mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    The rs changed their symbol to a swatstika?

  233. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    The rs changed their symbol to a swatstika?

    It was only a matter of time. Theo’s new moustache is chic.

  234. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I think we can all agree that in the hypothetical scenario where someone was happy that someone else got injured…..that would be wrong.

    I don’t think that’s the case here. Being happy that someone is injured and being happy about the circumstances that creates for your team are two different things IMO.

  235. jacksquat February 24th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Girardi is going to have to start bringing a stepladder out to the mound.

    Betances looks especially enourmous.

  236. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    I have definitely lost the point of this argument

    ————-

    There’s no point – Jerkface is just reminding us why he chose that as his name.

  237. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    what happened? the blog was such a happy place earlier…contests…pix from ST..
    I think it is time for a muppet intervention!

  238. mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    you guys have gone off the deep end since ive been gone…

  239. mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Muppet Intervention?
    Is that a new movie?

  240. Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    what happened? the blog was such a happy place earlier…contests…pix from ST..
    I think it is time for a muppet intervention!

    ————–

    Speaking of muppets – I came across Fraggle Rock the other day and realized for the first time that the Fraggles are Canadian

  241. Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    So hoping that Gomes gets hurt (or worse) is the classy reaction to Gomes’ perceived classlessness?

  242. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    what happened?

    Chip revealed the true depths of his sadistic human depravity.

  243. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Chip’s moral code is to only celebrate the injury of others if they are a tool???

  244. mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Isnt Gomes the guy who blindsided Joba?

  245. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Considering WCYF has wished injury on Michael Vick, seems like him and Chip share this same moral code of wishing injury on tools.

  246. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I like to see Phelps pitch sometimes soon. The guy advance pretty rapidly and is reportedly pretty advance in his pitching IQ. I think he is viable candidate to come up first if sp blows up.

  247. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    what happened? the blog was such a happy place earlier?contests?pix from ST..
    I think it is time for a muppet intervention!

    **************************
    looks like I checked back in at just the right time!

    Hmmm…favorite member of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem?

  248. Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    A cleanly shaven Youkilis looks like he should be hunting ghosts on SYFY

  249. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Speaking of muppets ? I came across Fraggle Rock the other day and realized for the first time that the Fraggles are Canadian

    ***************************
    Fraggle Rock rules. Even if they are Candian. :)

  250. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Chip February 24th, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    I have definitely lost the point of this argument

    ————-

    There’s no point – Jerkface is just reminding us why he chose that as his name
    **********

    Oooh… score one for the Chipmeister!

  251. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    Muppet Intervention?
    Is that a new movie?

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

    I would TOTALLY see a movie called “Muppet Intervention”

  252. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    BTW, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite from Dr. Teeth because I love all five of them, but I have to go with Floyd. He’s the epitome of cool.

  253. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    what happened?

    Chip revealed the true depths of his sadistic human depravity.

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

    I liked Chip’s retort better. He didn’t need to rely on as many fancy words :-)

  254. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    A cleanly shaven Youkilis looks like he should be hunting ghosts on SYFY

    *******************************
    :lol:

    I’m kind of curious to see his new look but at the same time I really, really don’t want to.

  255. blake February 24th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    “A cleanly shaven Youkilis looks like he should be hunting ghosts on SYFY”

    :) did you see Pedroia last night….he looked like he just came off the set of Grease or something……go grease lightning…..goooo grease lightning.

  256. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    LGY February 24th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Considering WCYF has wished injury on Michael Vick, seems like him and Chip share this same moral code of wishing injury on tools.

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

    I hardly think this discussion about the appropriateness of a competitor celebrating an injury to another competitor is analogous to Michel Vick’s situation.

    But if you think it’s not a big deal to stick electrodes in a dog, hang them from a fence and laugh as they die is ok. That’s your right.

  257. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    A cleanly shaven Youkilis looks like he should be hunting ghosts on SYFY

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

    Random question-

    When did SYFY become SYFY and not SciFi.

    SYFY looks like something that should be squatted

  258. pat February 24th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Clean shaved Youk was a big improvement.

  259. mick February 24th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    A cleanly shaven Youkilis looks like he should be hunting ghosts on SYFY
    ===========================
    That look won’t last.
    The rs are the anti-Yanks and will soon look dirty to our clean.

  260. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I thought Youk looked beter…not good mind you, but better than w/ the beard.

  261. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Clean shaved Youk was a big improvement.
    ===================
    He is channeling his inner Yank.

  262. pat February 24th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    SI_JonHeyman Cashman on why he said more controversial things this winter: “I was provoked more.” #yankees

    Well that explains it.

  263. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The Muppets are going to be on Intervention?!!! I always found that Snuffy to be a suspicious character…

  264. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I liked Chip’s retort better. He didn’t need to rely on as many fancy words

    Chip’s ‘retort’ is OLD, it has been used about a million times and its like ‘woah, his name is jerkface?? Zoinks!”

    -100000 points for originality.

  265. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    FYI – Snuff-a-luff-a-gus gets caught in the site’s censor.

  266. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Youk the Yank…hmmmm…

  267. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Mick
    do you recall that Youk was hoping to be part of roll call when he was in the All Star game at YS?

  268. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    The Muppets are going to be on Intervention?!!! I always found that Snuffy to be a suspicious character…

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

    LOL. He is rather mellow.

  269. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Shame-it’s always easier to just say “Snuffy” :lol:

  270. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Snuffleupagus

  271. m February 24th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Hanging Youkilis with electrodes is a little extreme. :(

  272. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Shame Spencer-

    It worked for me. Hence, my random “Snuffleupagus”. LOL

  273. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I just decided that whenever blog tension rings high I am going to randomly post the word “Snuffleupagus”

  274. pat February 24th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Gossip break-

    Cameron Diaz & Alex Rodriguez: Dominican Republic Golfing!: Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez? http://goo.gl/fb/iTOS2
    10 minutes ago

  275. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    I just decided that whenever blog tension rings high I am going to randomly post the word ?Snuffleupagus?

    ******************************
    I approve of this plan. :)

    BTW, the weather’s been getting warmer so I haven’t worn my Bert gloves. It’s kind of depressing. lol

  276. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    “But if you think it’s not a big deal to stick electrodes in a dog, hang them from a fence and laugh as they die is ok. That’s your right.”

    —————

    Wait….What????

    When did I say that? I was a die hard Eagles fan my entire life, and when they signed Vick I stopped rooting for the Eagles.

    Seriously, the amount of logical fallacies you commit in discussions on here is amazing.

  277. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Cheering for Gomes to be murdered by a fastball into his earhole is way different than hoping that Michael Vick is killed for torturing dogs. One is sociopathic, the other is public opinion approved.

  278. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    pat- I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody golf barefoot before. LOL

  279. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Per Girardi: Cervelli appears to be the catcher on Saturday. Martin did some blocking drills.

    Ledger_Yankees Also too much stuff going on Friday for annual team-building activity. Girardi says it may happen later in camp.

  280. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Glad to hear that LGY. Thanks for clarifying.

  281. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    BTW, the weather’s been getting warmer so I haven’t worn my Bert gloves. It’s kind of depressing. lol

    ***********

    I didn’t wear my Ernie mittens nearly enough this winter.

    I still don’t know what is worse though. The fact that I bought Ernie mittens. Or that I spent $40 on Ernie mittens

  282. pat February 24th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    ?But if you think it’s not a big deal to stick electrodes in a dog, hang them from a fence and laugh as they die is ok. That’s your right.?

    A judge decided it wasn’t ok so he sentenced him to prison and he did his time there and in a halfway house and has continued to make amends for it as he moves on from it.

    Making amends and moving on from things is good.

  283. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Cheering for Gomes to be murdered by a fastball into his earhole is way different than hoping that Michael Vick is killed for torturing dogs. One is sociopathic, the other is public opinion approved.

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

    I read what Chip said. He didn’t say anything about murdering Gomes anyone and neither did I about Vick. Disingenuous arguments are one thing, out and out fabrications of that sort are another.

  284. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    # Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I just decided that whenever blog tension rings high I am going to randomly post the word “Snuffleupagus”

    ————

    Best. Idea. Ever. ….its a tension breaker, no doubt.

  285. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Erica-LOL I know what you mean.

    I found on the days that I didn’t wear them though, people would ask me “what happened to Bert?” They are very popular. :)

  286. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I read what Chip said. He didn’t say anything about murdering Gomes anyone and neither did I about Vick.

    He cheered for a pitcher to throw a hard object 90+ mph into his ear hole. Last I checked ears were on the head, and getting beaned by a baseball can have serious health effects including death.

  287. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Can we please stop trying to make moral soldiers out of over-paid clowns??

    Sports = entertainment. The guys on the field (ANY field) are not the enlightened few some of you are expecting them to be. Public figures with a boat load of cash and the world at their feet. Just think of them as socialites from now on and you won’t give a crap about this morality nonsense you’re trying to apply.

  288. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    “out and out fabrications of that sort are another.”

    ——————–

    :lol:

    Fabrications as in saying that I think it is no big deal what Vick did?

  289. pat February 24th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Erin

    I’m gonna give it a shot this summer and see if someone tells me to put on shoes.

  290. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    pat February 24th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    ?But if you think it’s not a big deal to stick electrodes in a dog, hang them from a fence and laugh as they die is ok. That’s your right.? A judge decided it wasn’t ok so he sentenced him to prison and he did his time there and in a halfway house and has continued to make amends for it as he moves on from it. Making amends and moving on from things is good.

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

    No sense in rehashing the Michael Vick thing in detail all over again. Different people see things differently including the justice system. i.e OJ.

  291. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Erica-LOL I know what you mean.

    I found on the days that I didn’t wear them though, people would ask me “what happened to Bert?” They are very popular.

    **********

    Awesome.
    But why wouldn’t they be ;-)

    Although, it reminds me of my butterfly rain coat. Everyone made fun of me when I wore it. (One partner told me, “You look adorible. My daughter had the same one. When she was 5″). But when I got a plain black one they were all disappointed.

  292. blake February 24th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t think anyone (at least I hope not) agrees win what Vick did……but people can change and become better. Either you believe Vick has truly changed or you don’t but if we don’t believe its possible then that’s a pretty hopeless and depressing outlook ……Saul did become Paul and Let’s go Yankees did become LGY :)

  293. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Right Shame, no one is enlightened. Thats the way I look at it.

  294. Fran the original February 24th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Erin, thanks for the post about Cervelli starting Saturday. A GTLU hint :)

  295. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    He cheered for a pitcher to throw a hard object 90+ mph into his ear hole. Last I checked ears were on the head, and getting beaned by a baseball can have serious health effects including death.

    ***********

    IMO Chip was speaking parenthetically, not literally.

  296. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    IMO Chip was speaking parenthetically, not literally.

    That word doesn’t mean what you think it means.

  297. Jackson February 24th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Chaun…cey Billuuuuuupppps!

    Oh, sorry, I thought the Knick game was on.

  298. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I was just about to send someone an email and for the subject I typed “Yankees”

  299. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Yes it does, as an adverb.

  300. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    I was just about to send someone an email and for the subject I typed “Yankees”

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

    Have you ever accidently pasted a post you are replying to into your work files???

    No…..? Me neither :roll:

  301. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    “and i hope someone from St Louis goes earhole on him”

    This wasn’t in parenthesis, but putting things in parenthesis does not mean the idea is divorced from reality, hypothetical, or some how lacking a literal meaning. This is hoping that a cardinal throws a baseball at Gomes’ head.

    Its based on the supposition that Gomes did say, ‘Wainright’s gone!’

    A harsh penalty.

  302. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Nothing to do with a parenthesis. It’s use as an adverb means incidentally or in passing.

  303. Erin February 24th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Erica-that’s hilarious.

    Bronx Jeers-that sounds like something I would do. :lol:

  304. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Yes it does, as an adverb.

    No, it quite clearly does not mean what you think it does, given your usage. (Parenthetically does not mean the phrase isn’t true,containing an alternate meaning, or whatever you think)

  305. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    It’s use as an adverb means incidentally or in passing.

    This guy doesn’t know what he is talking about, though I don’t think he’d be able to use the word correctly if he did he added parenthetically.

  306. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    Nothing to do with a parenthesis. It’s use as an adverb means incidentally or in passing.

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

    Just call it a “euphamism”

  307. Tom in N.J. February 24th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I come on here to escape having to talking about parenthetical phrases…

  308. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Jerkface
    you are like a pit bull when you get hold of something…you just wont let go!

  309. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Just call it a “euphamism”

    What would getting earholed be a euphamism for? Wait don’t answer that!

  310. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    # upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Mick
    do you recall that Youk was hoping to be part of roll call when he was in the All Star game at YS?
    ===========================
    Kate

    He is a Yank wannabe.

  311. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Perhaps chip meant it Quixotically? Or A-rodically?

  312. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Lol, c’mon guys lets play nice.

    Sometimes I swear we need a ‘safe word’ on this site..

  313. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Having the death penalty and lifetime imprisonment as part of our justice system would seem to infer that not everyone is deserving of the chance to move on and make amends.

    So with that it comes down to what legislators have prescribed as maximum sentences and what judges or juries enforce as the appropriate punishment.
    So while many point to Vick paying his debt to society it is realky a matter of if what was prescribed for a particular crime is actually just or appropriate.

    Considering how often people believe that they did recievd justice from the system, it is understandable to have wanted more from the Vick case.

  314. upstate kate February 24th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I thought “muppets” would be the safe word

  315. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Warren,

    I originally thought you said 50 mil but if it’s 55 that’s ok I guess.

    What’s a few million between old friends ?

  316. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    camby to the hornets, too bad.

  317. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    oops.

    Disregard that last one folks. Just some work stuff that I was typing. :wink:

  318. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Me too upstatekate.. I really thought the Ernie mittens conversation was going to overtake this one. How wrong I was.. how very, very wrong..

  319. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    See you guys, I’m off to see Muppet Intervention.

  320. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I can brighten the mood.

    From the files of “Why do these things happen to me?”

    About 5 minutes ago I made the toilet in my client’s bathroom overflow.
    Water spilling everywhere.

    I really wish I was kidding, but sadly its true. I don’t embarrass easily, but I am pretty mortified right now. (But I thought you folks would appreciate the humor in it)

  321. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    You’re wrong. As an adverb it means incidentally or in passing.

  322. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    You’re wrong. As an adverb it means incidentally or in passing.

    Right, but your usage of it is wrong, because incidentally or in passing does not mean ‘not literally’.

  323. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Ignore my last comment. Too political upon further review. Sorry.

  324. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    This has been most amusing.

  325. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    In the context of what Chip said it is entirely correct. Say whatever you want to.

  326. tyanksfan36 February 24th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Just found out one of my coworkers husband does security at GMS field. Works the gate to the player lot. First thins she asked me is “you’re not one of the crazy people who stand out there to wait for autographs” I told her no, those people are nuts. Still cool that he works there and knows the players.

  327. blake February 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    LGY,

    fair argument.

  328. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Erica …. I’m silently laughing in my cubicle. Thanks!!

    Now to being my script for Muppet Intervention.

    Snuffy: Hiiiii Bird.

    *end scene*

  329. Betsy February 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    CC is completely right about Chicago – lord, the deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s is spectacular. I haven’t been to KC, but their BBQ (which I love) is supposed to be fantastic……great, now I’m making myself hungry.

    CC could also be right about Billups – what a night at MSG.

  330. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    LGY February 24th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Considering WCYF has wished injury on Michael Vick, seems like him and Chip share this same moral code of wishing injury on tools.
    _____________
    I hope they don’t have harsh feelings towards my hammers and screwdrivers.

  331. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    About 5 minutes ago I made the toilet in my client’s bathroom overflow.
    Water spilling everywhere.
    ====================
    Congrats!
    What method did you use?

  332. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Nice try Jerkface. Your typical attempt to obfuscate the intent and meaning of what Chip said with endless verbosity was unsuccessful. Moving on.

  333. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    Erica …. I’m silently laughing in my cubicle. Thanks!!

    Now to being my script for Muppet Intervention.

    Snuffy: Hiiiii Bird.

    *end scene*

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

    LOL.
    Sounds like a moneymaker

    Side note: My pant leg is now wet from when I went running out of the stall yelling “Help Help”

  334. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    mick-

    I was a victim of too much toilet paper

  335. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Betsy – Anyone named Chauncey is a champion. Fact.

  336. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Snuffy: Hiiiii Bird.

    *end scene*
    =================
    Now listen Snuffy we are here to tell you you don’t have to live up to your nickname.
    Now lay off that the white stuff.

  337. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    In the context of what Chip said it is entirely correct. Say whatever you want to.

    No, it wasn’t. You said, “Chip meant it parenthetically, not literally’, which is not even close to correct. That doesn’t even make sense. The only thing the statement was is conditional, because it was based on the preface that Gomes said X. Theres no way to say that Chip did not absolutely mean he wanted Gomes brained with a baseball. Parenthetical does not mean that. No matter how badly you are attempting to use it in that fashion.

    As an aside, ie parenthetically, you have taught us a lot about what you don’t know.

  338. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    mick-

    I was a victim of too much toilet paper
    ==========================
    erica, thanks for sharing.

  339. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Betsy – no self-respecting New Yorker would pay homage to deep dish pizza. Sauce on thick bread does not a pizza make.

    : )

  340. Betsy February 24th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I think it’s wrong to celebrate anyone’s injury …….and I don’t think I’d feel comfortable even saying in public that I was happy that I wouldn’t have to face him.

  341. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Side note: My pant leg is now wet from when I went running out of the stall yelling “Help Help”
    ===================
    good thing the door wasn’t locked.

  342. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    #teamthincrust

  343. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    mick – I feel a great collaboration coming on…

  344. blake February 24th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    NY style pizza > chicago deep dish
    NC style bbq > KC ketchup style

  345. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Ok Jerkface. You say your right – I say your wrong. We’re not going to agree. Moving on. Good god almighty.

  346. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    It wasn’t even in passing or an aside. Your use of parenthetically in the context of your sentence or in the context of Chip’s statements is 100% incorrect.

  347. Betsy February 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    WC, I’m a citizen of the world, not just a NYer, lol. Also, I really don’t love ordinary pizza from ordinary pizza parlors – the cheese is fake and there’s gobs of grease. If I ever have that pizza, unless I’m craving it for some reason, I take the cheese off. I like coal-fired pizz/brick oven pizza; the sauce is real and the cheese actually comes from a cow and not some manufacturing plant.

  348. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    What about that Andrew Cuomo and the Vatican?

    never mind….

  349. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Celebrate your own ignorance all you want, I’m just trying to help you use words correctly.

  350. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Team thin crust – check.

  351. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I kind of like my crust normal

  352. mick February 24th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Betsy – no self-respecting New Yorker would pay homage to deep dish pizza. Sauce on thick bread does not a pizza make.
    ==================
    enjoy thin crust
    cpk, flippers (fla)

  353. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    So the discussion is settled?

    Gomes celebrated the injury parenthetically??

  354. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    And Jerkface you didn’t do that, you just proved your ignorance is second only to your obstinance.

    The last word is your child have at it.

  355. Betsy February 24th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Blake, there are so many different kinds of BBQ -I like them all, lol (not that I can really get great BBQ in NY). Ribs…yum. Pulled pork…yum. Plus, I love the idea of eating all that stuff along with spongy, soft white bread. Also, invariably dessert is peach cobbler or banana pudding (YUM!!) or some kind of incredible southern treat.

  356. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    sp – yours

  357. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Ok I’m done for the day.

    Jerkface – stop making people feel stupid for saying stupid things.

    mick – keep working on that script.

    WCYF – thin crust for life.

    Erica – don’t clog any more toilets today and feel free to consider it a success.

  358. Dionysius Thelxinoe February 24th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    LGY says:
    February 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Considering WCYF has wished injury on Michael Vick, seems like him and Chip share this same moral code of wishing injury on tools.

    ———

    Ouch!

  359. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    And Jerkface you didn’t do that, you just proved your ignorance is second only to your obstinance.

    Parenthetically, you live in a fantasy world.

  360. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Q: Why do they call it Pizzeria “Uno” ?

    A: Cause you only eat there once.

  361. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    The great thing about BBQ is that is really represents regional tastes and tradition. across America Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina, they are different but all delicious in their own way IMO.

  362. LGY February 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Betsy

    Check out Keste in the west village if you get a chance

  363. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Little Caesar’s $5 dollar pizza with their garlic cheese topping and garlic butter is pretty good for $5 dollars. Certainly not healthy and maybe not even 50% pizza.

  364. blake February 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Betsy,

    Vinegar based bbq, sweet tea, and banana pudding…….yum.

  365. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Are we having a vocabulary contest on this blog today??

  366. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Betsy – try Blue Smoke on 27th Street or Daisy May’s on 11th Avenue.

  367. mick February 24th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Sonny’s in Fla.

  368. Shame Spencer February 24th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    (Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem. Best in the city)

  369. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    About 5 minutes ago I made the toilet in my client’s bathroom overflow.
    Water spilling everywhere.
    ————————–
    In situatinos like that, I just pull the fire alarm and yell “Evacuate the building!”

  370. Betsy February 24th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    LGY, Keste? I’m at the library on my lunch break, so I’ll google it…….if it looks good, I’m there.

    Blake, I will never get used to sweet tea,lol – granted, it’s better than tea without sugar. Banana pudding is one of life’s treasures. There’s actually a place not that far from me that serves southern food; I don’t recall absolutely loving it, but it’s pretty good. They have BP and huge layer cakes, lol. I need to try it again.

  371. Betsy February 24th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    WC, actually I have – several years ago – and I loved it. I’m not sure why I haven’t been back, but now that it’s lighter outside and the worst of winter is presumably over, I will. Plus, they have Blue Bell ice cream – the BEST, esp., their cookies and cream (well, that’s the only BB flavor I’ve ever tried – once, when I was a kid when we took a vacation to TX and the other time in New Orleans at the airport, lol).

  372. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Are we having a vocabulary contest on this blog today??

    No, WCYF got a word-a-day calendar and has been really trying to use those words. Much to the delight of the crowd.

  373. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Bojo-

    Like I told mick, I actually ran out of the stall screaming “help help”.

    And I couldn’t even pretend it wasn’t me cause someone else was in there.

  374. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Major oof to WCYF in this grammar discussion. Not your best work…

  375. tyanksfan36 February 24th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Didn’t someone use “pontificated” the other day?

  376. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Jewish deli is my BBQ.

  377. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    tyanksfan36 February 24th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Didn’t someone use “pontificated” the other day?
    __________________
    I think the sentence was “On 4th down, the Jets pontificated to the Eagles.”

  378. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Personally, I have a “Stupidest thing ever said” daily calendar.

    Sadly, I draw most of my inspiration from that

  379. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Didn’t someone use “pontificated” the other day?

    Pontificate and all its forms has a long and glorious LOHUD history.

  380. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I think it was said by Terrence Aloysius “Slip” Mahoney.

  381. doggfan7 February 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    How sad is it that I missed baseball so much I’m refreshing the live box score for today’s Phillies/Florida State exhibition game?

  382. Dionysius Thelxinoe February 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Erica, parenthetically speaking, it wasn’t you.

  383. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Sadly, some of you probably don’t even know who I am talking about when I mention Terrence Aloysius “Slip” Mahoney.

  384. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Dionysius Thelxinoe February 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    Erica, parenthetically speaking, it wasn’t you.

    ***********

    Lets leave my parenthetics out of this

  385. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Terrence Aloysius “Slip” Mahoney.
    ————-
    is he a Greek piimp?

  386. Doreen February 24th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Shame Spencer -

    My niece just went to Dinosaur BBQ in NYC and she RAVED about it. (She’s 18.)

  387. Cashmoney February 24th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Been to Dinosaur Doreen, the devil eggs r delicious.

  388. Nick in SF February 24th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    “But if you think it’s not a big deal to stick electrodes in a dog, hang them from a fence and laugh as they die is ok. That’s your right.”

    What did LoHud do to deserve this plague of stupidity?

  389. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Speak for yourself Nick.

  390. GreenBeret7 February 24th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Nick in SF February 24th, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    “But if you think it’s not a big deal to stick electrodes in a dog, hang them from a fence and laugh as they die is ok. That’s your right.”

    What did LoHud do to deserve this plague of stupidity?

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

    not having a background check

  391. Nick in SF February 24th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Um, what did I, Nick in SF only, do to log onto the LoHud Yankee Blog and read such a plague of stupidity?

  392. West Coast Yankee Fan February 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    GB7 – talking about morality. Now that’s humorous.

  393. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    :lol: @ Nick in SF….very good!

  394. blake February 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Only one more day after today until there is a baseball game.

  395. Jerkface February 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Speak for yourself Nick.

    He meant it parenthetically, not literally.

  396. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I think Nick was being liberal not figurative

  397. tyanksfan36 February 24th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Doggfan

    I just downloaded at bat 2011 and saw that game was going on. Can’t wait for baseball to start. I’m getting a pre spring training college game in tomorrow, I’ve missed real baseball so much.

  398. Dionysius Thelxinoe February 24th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Jerkface says:
    February 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Speak for yourself Nick.

    He meant it parenthetically, not literally.

    ————

    I totally disagree. Nick meant it grandparenthetically.

  399. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I have to admit that the last one about GB& talking about morality has me totally confused. Any guesses as to the word he was looking for or what he meant?

  400. rodg12 February 24th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I’m particularly missing the start of baseball this year, as well. My reason being…usually at this time of year I meet a couple of my old college teammates and go watch my Alma Mater play at the Metrodome. Unfortunately, after the roof collapse, the games were canceled this year and we can’t go…

  401. Nick in SF February 24th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    You’re all wrong; I meant it paradoxically.

  402. Erica in NY February 24th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    arrow :arrow:

  403. pat February 24th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Brother Jimmy’s has been the BBQ restaurant of choice of a few of your NY Yankees.

  404. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Would “stupidity” be the word he was looking for? I can’t figure it out.

  405. BoJo February 24th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Nick in SF February 24th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    You’re all wrong; I meant it paradoxically
    __________________
    Metaphorically speaking of course.

  406. Nick in SF February 24th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    oops, that was a typo.

    I meant that I meant it periodontically; it made my gums hurt.

    :arrow:

  407. GreenBeret7 February 24th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    BryanHoch Bryan Hoch
    Hank’s Yanks are playing the Mariano Rivera All-Stars this afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mariano Jr. is wearing No. 13.

  408. Bronx Jeers February 24th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Sic…..

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