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Monday notes: Timing and patience for Jeter

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes, Podcast on Feb 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

For any player, one hit on February 28 means almost nothing. When that hit comes from guy who has nearly 3,000 in his career, it means even less, so we’ll have to excuse Derek Jeter for not getting worked up about a leadoff single in the top of the fifth.

“It’ll take a while to get comfortable,” Jeter said. “When was the first game? Two days ago? That was the first time I’ve seen pitching with (the new mechanics). It’s going to take a while to get comfortable. You have more time because there’s no stride. Now you’ve just got to figure out when to swing.”

Figuring out when to swing seems like a pretty basic piece of hitting, but Jeter in eliminating his stride, Jeter has changed his timing at the plate. It’s taking a while to get used to the changes, and Jeter said he still goes to the plate actively thinking about his mechanics, which is a bad thing. But it’s also an unavoidable thing at this point.

Tomorrow, hitting coach Kevin Long will stay behind in Tampa — he won’t make the team’s trip to Bradenton — so he can work one-on-one with Jeter.

“His timing is just a little bit off on the outside pitch,” Long said. “He’s got to wait a little bit longer on those pitches, and the ones in, he’s been a little bit late on. We’ll gain on it and go day by day with it. I’m certainly not, at this point, ready to cash it in and start from scratch with it. It’s going to take a little time.”

When Jeter tried to make this change in September, he still had a little bit of a stride. Now he’s trying to get rid of the stride completely, and that’s left him with more time to wait for pitches. If it’s going to work, it’s going to take repetition and patience. Joe Girardi said this morning that he won’t start truly evaluating Jeter’s swing until “three weeks or so” into spring training.

“You hope that it becomes second nature so you don’t have to think about it,” Jeter said. “The good thing is, my foot hasn’t been moving. That’s a step in the right direction, I guess.”

Here’s Jeter.

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• Russell Martin did more blocking drills this morning and said his knee feels better each day. He’s expected to get one more DH start and catch a game either Thursday or Friday. “A little stiffness when I’m running full out, 100 percent, but nothing else really,” Martin said. “It’s getting better still, even throughout the game today.”

• After taking an A.J. Burnett pitch to the head on Sunday, Greg Golson is expected to workout tomorrow, and he’ll probably get in a game Wednesday.

• Two more hits, including a double for Jorge Vazquez. He’s easily the Grapefruit League MVP through three games. He’s still a long-shot to break camp with the Yankees, but he could certainly make a big impression that keeps him on the radar.

• Mark Prior had a 1-2-3 inning in his first spring appearance, including a strikeout on the splitfinger he’s been working on. “It felt great,” Prior said. “I didn’t really know what to expect, but I felt good. Got some things I need to work on, but I think all and all, I think it went well.”

• Speaking of 1-2-3 innings, add Manny Banuelos to the list of young Yankees starters who have been outstanding in their spring debuts. “He looked really good,” Girardi said. “Three pitches he threw for strikes. Couple of strikeouts on a couple of curveballs. Ability to get back in the count with his changeup. Throwing hard. I mean, he looked really good.”

• Speaking of young starters who looked good, I talked to Nardi Contreras a little bit about Dellin Betances making such a strong first impression yesterday. To my mild surprise, Contreras seemed even more impressed with Ivan Nova’s outing.

• Rule 5 picks Daniel Turpen and Robert Fish each gave up two runs this afternoon. Contreras said Fish was throwing strikes, it was a matter of location in the zone. He had control, but not command. Turpen was given a blown save, and Fish was given the loss.

• Two-hit day with an RBI for Mark Teixeira. Francisco Cervelli also had two hits. Andruw Jones had the other Yankees RBI.

Associated Press photos of Jeter and Alex Rodriguez

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247 Responses to “Monday notes: Timing and patience for Jeter”

  1. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    First!

  2. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    SJ

    About yesterday, no hard feelings?

    So you are a real fan of the Heat. That’s not the case for most attendees of Heat games.

    Thing is, you were dead wrong with 2 of your assertions: 1. The Carmelo deal doesn’t do much for the Knicks in the future. 2. The Knicks gave up half their team to get him.

    You knew you were wrong and you were just hating on the Knicks. I do not know why, as the Heat have a title in the decade.

    If the Heat truly are Lebron’s team, he’s going to have to get better at shooting from the perimeter, or he’s going to have to take the ball the basket every time and either get himself easy points or other teammates open opportunities; oh, and hit free throws.

  3. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I won’t be dissecting Jeter’s performance in ST for sure.

  4. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Fourth!

    BFD

  5. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I find it hard to see Jeter sticking with this no stride approach.
    How many hitters can hit without a timing mechanism?
    Piazza did but he was brute strenth.
    Jeter is hardly that.

  6. Giuseppe Franco February 28th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Oh, please. Cut the kindergarten crap.

  7. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Oh, please. It’s all in good fun.

    Seventh!

  8. 4 NYY February 28th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Can Jo Vasquez make this team if he continues to hit like he is ?

  9. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Jared Jeffries come on down.
    Knicks win a championship before the Heat.

  10. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    You think that’s funny?

  11. Cashmoney February 28th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    just thought of this, Jorge Vaz might be benefiting from fresh off the winter league comp. nonetheless, if he keep it up, i would think he would have a chance making this team or being a trade bait with value.

  12. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Jeffries was playing the best basketball of his career when he was traded last year. He provides another big body and excellent defender. Knicks could advance a round in the playoffs.

  13. 108 stitches February 28th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    I find it hard to see Jeter sticking with this no stride approach.
    How many hitters can hit without a timing mechanism?
    Piazza did but he was brute strength.
    Jeter is hardly that.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    All hitters have even a slight timing mechanism but Jeter’s is tame compared to Mark Teixeira.
    Hopefully the day will come when Teixeira becomes less exaggerated in the batter’s box similar to what Kevin Long did with Swisher and Granderson.

  14. RayVT February 28th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    It isn?t cherry picking when the stats for a career (Gardner) is 1.5 years & a lot of his steals were for PR the 1st year and didn?t require an AB. He isn?t in the same class as the best, which you tried to say he was. He may get there mind you because I believe he is probably the fastest guy in the game.

    BTW – Trisha is a great caring person! I really don’t like your disparaging her!

  15. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    It isn?t cherry picking when the stats for a career (Gardner) is 1.5 years & a lot of his steals were for PR the 1st year and didn?t require an AB. He isn?t in the same class as the best, which you tried to say he was. He may get there mind you because I believe he is probably the fastest guy in the game.

    First of all, stolen base opportunities do not take into account ‘ABs’. Its only when you are on a
    base with the next base open, so pinch running is included. That goes for Crawford and anyone else. And stolen base opportunities will also include fielders choices where Gardner/whoever reaches base with an out, reaching on error, and everything else.

    And he is in the same class as the best *in this era*.

    And as for Trisha, maybe she should keep her snotty comments to herself. She puts a lot of venom in her smile.

  16. MTU February 28th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    From MLBTR:

    “Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com that no matter what you’ve heard about Francisco Liriano or anyone else, the Yankees aren’t pursuing trades for starting pitching (Twitter link). Starters may be in demand, but the Yankees say the best pitchers aren’t on the trading block.

    “I’m not talking to anyone about anything right now,” Cashman said. “Nobody’s available. Nobody of value, anyway.”

    Liriano definitely has value. He’s making just $4.3MM next year and is under team control through 2012. Last year, the left-hander posted a 3.62 ERA with 9.4 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 191 2/3 innings. Liriano has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery to regain the form that he showed as a dominant 22-year-old rookie in 2006.

    Though USA Today reported that the Yankees are watching Liriano, Twins assistant GM Rob Antony recently told Jesse Lund of Twinkie Town that the club isn’t discussing trades involving Liriano.”

  17. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Gardner stole the 4th most bases in the majors last year. And he tied with Crawford who had 100 extra PA. Being in the top 5 is excellent. We are in a different era. Teams are more cautious, or should be, regarding steals. There are more excellent hitters, teams don’t have to take risks. And right now Gardner is a top 5 base stealer with excellent efficiency. If he stayed the same we should all be thankful. I want him to take more attempts, but maintain an above 80% efficiency. If he can’t get good enough reads on pitchers to do that, then I think we should all be satisfied with ONLY 60-70 steals a year.

  18. blake February 28th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    A lot of guys hit with no stride, you don’t have to have a stride as part of a timing mechanism.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7CUMrsMP5A

    Albert’s left foot never leaves the ground.

  19. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    blake

    maybe power hitters get away with that but don’t see jeter having that strength

  20. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I told you! Let it be known who once again started crap. Not me, I’m talking baseball. Yet here he goes again, unwarranted and with zero provocation:

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

    BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    “……..In all the threads I have read, I always look for his comments as a way to gain a new perspective, where as I know to avoid comments from trolls like VY and WCYF as having no value other than trying to start arguments.”

  21. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Every pitcher with a hint of trade value is going to be rumored to be going to the Yankees. I’ll believe any trade when I see it.

    But I right now, I am so happy with what I’ve seen from the promising young starters from within the system, that I am in no hurry to trade them. I say hold on until the trade deadline then see what’s what.

    I also think much will depend on what Garcia and Colon do, because it would take something amazing to get the Yankees to go north with Nova and another rookie.

  22. RMS February 28th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Jerkface

    Ignore Trisha if you don’t like her posts. Or if you disagree with her, do it in a civil way. Maybe you just like picking on a woman.

    Jerkface, the name suits you.

  23. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I told you! Let it be known who once again started crap. Not me, I’m talking baseball. Yet here he goes again, unwarranted and with zero provocation:

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

    BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    “……..In all the threads I have read, I always look for his comments as a way to gain a new perspective, where as I know to avoid comments from trolls like VY and WCYF as having no value other than trying to start arguments.”
    ______________
    Why don’t you just spam the board Princess and get it over with? Post everything I ever said so you can claim I am a terrible person.

    No one cares.

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    “Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger
    of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers in the preceding generation . . .
    Learn from science that you must doubt the experts.
    As a matter of fact, I can also define science another way:
    Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”
    ~ Richard Feynman

  25. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Swell insult, RMS! Oh wait, I picked this name for a reason? Oh :(

  26. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    This Jerkface-Trisha brawl makes me vs Betsy look like a walk in the park.

  27. blake February 28th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    mick,

    its not about strength, its about clearing your hips…that’s where you get power, not from a stride.

  28. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Mick,

    If I were to be passive-aggressive I would’ve been born a girl.

  29. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    _________
    Great quote JAP…nice job!

  30. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    It appears to me as if Trisha feeds off controversy.

  31. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    # Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Mick,

    If I were to be passive-aggressive I would’ve been born a girl.
    ==================
    If I must: please explain.

  32. Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I find Jerkface to be quite pleasant and informative.

  33. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    If I must: please explain.

    Your constant passive-aggressive digs at Betsy. Get your hands dirty.

  34. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Mick,

    If I were to be passive-aggressive I would’ve been born a girl.

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

    :roll:

    Come on… jerkface, was this really necessary?

  35. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Come on… jerkface, was this really necessary?

    It was ironically passive-aggressive though.

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    RMS, thank you!

    I guarantee you that you will not see me initiating any posts in his direction, nor do I ever.

    I think it would be great if nobody had to be treated to this stuff. I’m happy to do my part to make sure it doesn’t happen. Best I can do.

  37. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    blake

    jeter hits with his arms more than his hands or trunk being a singles hitters.
    i think he will go back to his more aggressive style, this change seems radical.

  38. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    From what I have seen, mick can throw some punches.

  39. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I guarantee you that you will not see me initiating any posts in his direction, nor do I ever.

    heh, go check your own post last night during the oscars.

  40. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    You know, this stuff seems to start at about the same time every day. Perhaps it’s dinner time? :)

  41. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Your constant passive-aggressive digs at Betsy. Get your hands dirty.
    ===========================================
    I am outfront with her and everybody, you are off.

  42. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    You know, this stuff seems to start at about the same time every day. Perhaps it’s dinner time?
    =============================
    some bad clams, maybe?

  43. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    You know, this stuff seems to start at about the same time every day. Perhaps it’s dinner time?

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

    I am dining al desko (again)

    I would greatly appreciate if you could make my dinner arrive soon.

  44. blake February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Jeter is always going to be a “handsy hitter”, that’s just who he is….but eliminating his stride and eventually probably some pre pitch movement can buy him more time to track the ball.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    “I find Jerkface to be quite pleasant and informative.”

    Nobody’s telling you not to. If ever he hunts you down like a dog you may not feel the same way.

    I’m not bothering him. But I got tired of shots in one direction. I never did anything to him to warrant the crap I get, but I won’t be a punching bag either.

  46. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I am outfront with her and everybody, you are off.

    Not as much as you think.

  47. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Shut up Brad. The people who are reading this from the other day know the truth now. You can’t help yourself. I wasn’t talking to you or addressing you in any way was I? Yet you feel the pathological need to mention me.

  48. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Forget passive aggression-

    Lohud Royal Rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Jerkface

    You spoke to the mental health of Trisha. Does she have dementia? How do you know, are you friends with her?

    Maybe with whatever mental illness you said that she has, maybe she legitimately forgets things?

  50. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    jerkface, your “opinions” are usually based on statistics but I find your gut feelings to be lacking.

  51. Cashmoney February 28th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I find most of jerk’s opinions on baseball informative.

  52. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    jerkface, your “opinions” are usually based on statistics but I find your gut feelings to be lacking.

    Maybe my gut is too drunk to make informed decisions. :(

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    _________
    Great quote JAP…nice job!

    ////
    I thought it amplified a few points made :D

  54. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    but I find your gut feelings to be lacking.

    Although my gut feeling about Jeter last season was spot on. And about his contract.

  55. mick February 28th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Maybe my gut is too drunk to make informed decisions.
    ====================================
    Sorry about that but it can be helped.

  56. Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Trisha, I don’t take anything written here personally.

    It’s more enjoyable that way.

  57. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Shut up Brad. The people who are reading this from the other day know the truth now. You can’t help yourself. I wasn’t talking to you or addressing you in any way was I? Yet you feel the pathological need to mention me.
    _______________
    Poor Princess…someone have her wittle feelings hurt? Hmmmm?

    Princess, the fact is you’ve been trying to bait me for the past few days with comments about my predictions from over a year ago, as if they were some terrible thing to be ashamed of. I ignore the comments because your opinions are worthless….so you escalated with your fake account (Vineyard Yankees) ridiculing me openly.

    Every one here is smart enough to know you are the troll. I have no worries about their opinions of me.

    Good night Princess.

  58. RMS February 28th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    trisha

    I know a lot of posters didn’t like Peter Abraham, but one thing I liked about him was he monitored this blog. The stuff that goes on in here, i.e. personal insults, would not be tolerated by him. He would ban posters.
    Unfortunately, banning posters now rarely happens.

  59. Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    “Lohud Royal Rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    What would your theme song be?

  60. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    The only ones who get hurt in here are the oversensitive.

  61. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    The only ones who get hurt in here are the oversensitive.

    The same as any internet everywhere.

  62. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Is Bojo really Trisha in disguise?

    Similar venom.

    Conveniently, they knew each other 10 years ago. Somehow, they both know it is each other here. Sounds fishy…

  63. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Erica -

    Hi -

    Are you still here?

  64. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    And finally…

    “…there’s a form of knowing that can only come from having been immersed in a particular experience.”
    —R. A. White’s “Experiential Paradigm”. :D.

  65. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hide that last quote from Randy.

  66. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    “Lohud Royal Rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    What would your theme song be?

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

    After much thought and consideration, I have decided on……

    “Maneater” by Hall and Oates

  67. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Poor George / Brad / Bojo / CR9:

    You get called on silly comments and ideas you post then you take it personally. You are quite the emotional fellow aren’t you. Calm down, take a deep breath.

  68. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    Erica -

    Hi -

    Are you still here?

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

    Yes.

    And even better news…. dinner arrived :-)

  69. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I know a lot of posters didn’t like Peter Abraham, but one thing I liked about him was he monitored this blog. The stuff that goes on in here, i.e. personal insults, would not be tolerated by him. He would ban posters.
    Unfortunately, banning posters now rarely happens.

    If rules such as these were enforced, there may be no one left on this blog. Personal insults? You’d see Trisha and GB7 gone along with those you seek to persecute.

  70. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I know a lot of posters didn’t like Peter Abraham, but one thing I liked about him was he monitored this blog. The stuff that goes on in here, i.e. personal insults, would not be tolerated by him. He would ban posters.
    Unfortunately, banning posters now rarely happens.
    ===================================
    Fighting seems to be integral to blog sites. Almost natural.
    When people disagree in real life they find a way to diffuse it being face to face.
    Perhaps we all seek honesty and this is it at its raw best (worst?)?

  71. blake February 28th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I thought you two agreed to not to talk to each other….

  72. BD (Boston Dave) February 28th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    “Joba for Liriano could happen. Two injured pitchers. Twins save money, Yanks take a gamble.”

    ————-

    I’d be very surprised if you could find many non-Yankee fans who would think BOTH Joba and Nova were enough for Liriano.

    Just saying…

    If Liriano were on the Yankees right now, people would be talking about him like he’s a future hall of famer.

  73. Cashmoney February 28th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    lohud royal rumble … mmm…

    maybe this song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQsZujjZWs0

  74. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Poor George / Brad / Bojo / CR9:

    You get called on silly comments and ideas you post then you take it personally. You are quite the emotional fellow aren’t you. Calm down, take a deep breath.
    ____________________
    I have no clue who or what CR9 is, but as usual your comments are attacks while your John WCYF persona attempts to remain above the fray. You must really think people here are stupid to believe your games.

  75. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Brad you’re a laughing stock. Do you think Trisha and others aren’t going to catch on sooner rather than later why you are sucking up to them? “Trisha how was your oil change”?

    She’s smart enough – she’ll catch on.

  76. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Bojo and CR9 are NOT the same person. Don’t be crazy now. Bojo and I used to post on the NY Times Yankees Forum. Feel free to ask Crawdad, who knows us both. When he started posting here and saw my name he asked if I had posted on the Times. If you’d like I will track the posts down for you. So I told him to ask Chad for my email address and he emailed me. We renewed old acquaintances. He was always a respectful and very nice poster on the Times. I don’t find him any different here.

  77. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    If Liriano were on the Yankees right now, people would be talking about him like he’s a future hall of famer.
    ================
    Then why aren’t the Yanks making this happen?
    Or are they?

  78. BD (Boston Dave) February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I suppose I should retract my last comment.

    Though, I do think it would be a terrific deal for the Yanks if they got Liriano for just one of Joba or Nova.

  79. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I’ll come out to Knights of Cydonia by Muse.

    No ones gonna take me a live
    the time has come to make things right
    you and I must fight for our rights
    you and I must fight to survive

    guitar solo!

  80. Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    “After much thought and consideration, I have decided on……

    “Maneater” by Hall and Oates”

    Mine would be Hurdy Gurdy Man. I’d make an awful wrestler.

  81. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Blake–

    Stay up with the program. I didn’t talk to him, but he taunted me until I made a comment that he was trolling. So he wet his panties, and is now crying. Just ignore it. I am going to.

  82. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    I’ll come out to Knights of Cydonia by Muse.

    No ones gonna take me a live
    the time has come to make things right
    you and I must fight for our rights
    you and I must fight to survive

    guitar solo!

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

    Did you just air guitar?

  83. BD (Boston Dave) February 28th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    not sure if this analysis was already posted, but it’s from rotoworld:

    “We’ve heard discussion about the Twins possibly trading Liriano from a variety of sources, so it appears this rumor has legs. The Yankees have an obvious need in their rotation, but the Twins would be trading away the closest thing they have to an ace at the moment. According to Nightengale, the Twins would acquire either Ivan Nova or Joba Chamberlain, in addition to other pieces. Stay tuned, because it sounds like things are about to get very interesting. ”

    getting the “ace” of the Twins staff who is entering his prime would be a nice boost… even if losing someone like Nova or Joba would sting.

  84. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    John–Interesting that you think polite interpersonal behavior is sucking up. It explains a lot about you…and not in a good way either.

  85. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    “After much thought and consideration, I have decided on……

    “Maneater” by Hall and Oates”

    Mine would be Hurdy Gurdy Man. I’d make an awful wrestler
    ***************

    Very trippy for wrestling.

    And on a strange note… Maneater just came on my iPod… :-)
    (I do have 1,522 songs on shuffle. The odds of that are not good)

  86. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Erica -

    I sent you an e-mail.

    What’s for dinner?

    I made pasta tonight. Easy breezy.

    :)

  87. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) February 28th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    If Liriano were on the Yankees right now, people would be talking about him like he’s a future hall of famer.
    _______________
    Until his arm blows out.

  88. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I am convinced Bojo and Trisha are the same person. Trisha always uses the word ‘panties’ and conveniently Bojo does too….

  89. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Did you just air guitar?

    -

    Perhaps.

    http://www.kingsroad.it/wp-con.....15;635.jpg

    This is what I look like when I’m in my spreadsheets

  90. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I am convinced Bojo and Trisha are the same person. Trisha always uses the word ‘panties’ and cnveniently Bojo does too…
    ____________
    And you apparently wear them…Must be another WCYF account.

  91. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Doreen-

    I have not received an e-mail yet. I think I can guess the subject though. I am almost tempted to say “yes, I think you are right”

    And I went for the crowd pleasing meatball parm hero

  92. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I’m monitoring this BeholdArNo situation.

  93. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Brad you are just a liar. There is no persona you freak. I am one person. Look who the disruptive person is this afternoon. You started trouble AGAIN.

    No one talked to you.

  94. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    ah, emails…the internet way of talking behind one’s back.

  95. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I’m monitoring this BeholdArNo situation.
    ______________
    Isn’t it obvious?

  96. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    That’s right Brad – the imbecile defense. When others see you for who you really are and give it back to you – they are magically all me!

  97. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Jerkface

    You think I am onto something?

  98. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Erica -

    I hope I had the right address.

    Anyway, I know I am!

    Also the e-mail had another topic not related to Lohud at all. :) Let me now if you don’t get it.

  99. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Point out exactly where I spoke to you first then John…(Hint__I said nothing to you before you attacked me)

    at this point, when you are proven wrong, you usually run away. Good night.

  100. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, here you go again with the ‘I don’t know’ routine. Just like when Bojo didn’t know who brads77 was ? BradCompany ? and some of your other dozen or so posting handles from BTB, The NY Times The Post and here.

    George you are a funny guy, you made my day. Please try to keep up with your charade you are a laugh a minute.

  101. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Is this the Lohud Yankees Blog, or did I make a wrong turn somewhere? :shrugs:

  102. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    You think I am onto something?

    No, I’m on to you.

  103. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Whats’ obvious is you are a liar Brad.

    Hey Trish – would you like to be involved and prove this once and for all. I will give you my number and you can talk to Bobby and I and make the call.

  104. BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    John–

    Go ahead and continue spamming if you like. I’m off for dinner.

  105. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Is this the Lohud Yankees Blog, or did I make a wrong turn somewhere? :shrugs:

    Theres a full moon somewhere.

  106. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    The lack of being able to see Banuelos’s Beautiful Breaking Balls, say this 5 times fast, on TV is causing strife.

  107. BJK February 28th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Some of you have waaaaaaay too much time on your hands.

  108. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Point out exactly where I spoke to you first then John…(Hint__I said nothing to you before you attacked me) at this point, when you are proven wrong, you usually run away. Good night.

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

    I will be glad to do so Brad. Here you go.

    BoJo February 28th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    “……..In all the threads I have read, I always look for his comments as a way to gain a new perspective, where as I know to avoid comments from trolls like VY and WCYF as having no value other than trying to start arguments.”

  109. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Doreen-

    Still have not gotten it… weird

  110. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Is this the Lohud Yankees Blog, or did I make a wrong turn somewhere? :shrugs:

    Theres a full moon somewhere.
    _______
    A blue moon here and it ain’t going away any time soon. This entire thread is so bad that it is almost good.

  111. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    If Liriano were on the Yankees right now, people would be talking about him like he’s a future hall of famer.
    _______________
    Until his arm blows out.

    ————————————————

    Bojo what you really mean is Santana unless of course he can’t pitch in 2011. LOLA !

  112. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Run away Brad – typical. Right after I prove you a liar.

  113. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Is this the Lohud Yankees Blog, or did I make a wrong turn somewhere? :shrugs:

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

    You have now entered another dimension known as the Twilight Zone

  114. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Jerkface

    You are a smart guy. Always follow your gut.

  115. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    West Coast, that post is predated by all your own little passive aggressive posts, and no one is buying any of what you are selling.

  116. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    Run away Brad – typical. Right after I prove you a liar.
    ______
    Go get a room already. Seriously.

  117. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    I’ll come out to Knights of Cydonia by Muse.

    No ones gonna take me a live
    the time has come to make things right
    you and I must fight for our rights
    you and I must fight to survive

    guitar solo!
    ////

    I’ll go with:

    So much depends
    Upon a red wheelbarrow
    Glazed with rainwater
    Beside the white chickens

  118. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    A blue moon here and it ain’t going away any time soon. This entire thread is so bad that it is almost good.

    Their spring collection sampler is really good. Though after watching Beer Wars and American Beer i am loathe to support any of the big 3.

  119. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Is this the Lohud Yankees Blog, or did I make a wrong turn somewhere? :shrugs:

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

    You have now entered another dimension known as the Twilight Zone.
    _____
    Oh, of course, that is what it is! I am expecting Rod Serling to make an appearance any minute now and explain it all to me.

    What are you eating for dinner?

  120. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    A blue moon here and it ain’t going away any time soon. This entire thread is so bad that it is almost good.
    ==============
    Like a grade B movie.

  121. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Jerkface

    You are a smart guy. Always follow your gut.

    .///
    I think that goes against the oath he took.
    JerkFace…?

  122. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    West Coast is a valuable contributor. His proof is no fabrication.

  123. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I HAVE AN IDEA!

    If any poster doesn’t care for another poster, just don’t post anything to that person or respond to the person’s posts, baseball or otherwise.

    I’ll go first.

    Okay everyone, time for baseball!

  124. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    \Oh, of course, that is what it is! I am expecting Rod Serling to make an appearance any minute now and explain it all to me.

    What are you eating for dinner?

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

    I ate a meatball parm hero.

    Although, I am horrifed to say that I ate it with such speed, it would probably be more accurate to say that I inhaled it

  125. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Jerkface seriously – there was no provocation on my part I was in no way paying the least bit of attention to him. That is the truth. I was discussing Joba with Alfred.

  126. BD (Boston Dave) February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    “Until his arm blows out.”

    ————–

    he’s had the same # of Tommy John’s as Josh Johnson and you’d be surprised at some of the similarities between those 2 (both throw mid-90′s with good sliders and changeups) Liriano had a very poor .340 BABIP last season which means he’s likely to do even better this year in that department.

    sure, any pitcher who has been injured is a risk…

    but Liriano is probably worth the risk since he has established what he can do when healthy.

  127. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I think that goes against the oath he took.
    JerkFace…?

    Its true, I solemnly swore to destroy baseball with baseball sabermetrics.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Oh Erica, that’s awful. Are you still at work?

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Did you know that if you look at an electron it reacts to your looking at it?
    “For the roses had the look of flowers that are looked at.”

  130. blake February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t even know what you two argue about……..

  131. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    A blue moon here and it ain’t going away any time soon. This entire thread is so bad that it is almost good.
    ==============
    Like a grade B movie.
    ______
    lol.

  132. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    If any poster doesn’t care for another poster, just don’t post anything to that person or respond to the person’s posts, baseball or otherwise.

    I promise that I will continue to respond to anyone and everyone if I disagree with their baseball words. Probably using stats of some kind.

  133. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    What is going on here, holy cow.

  134. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Did you know that if you look at an electron it reacts to your looking at it?

    Is a blog unread a blog at all?

  135. West Coast Yankee Fan February 28th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I’ll buy into that Trisha. We’ll see if others do as well.

    Sorry to the rest of you – I’m never going to tolerate his slinging insults.

  136. ron February 28th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Decisions,decisions,decisions!!!

  137. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Last Blogger Standing, Betsy.
    Care to join?

  138. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Jerkface seriously – there was no provocation on my part I was in no way paying the least bit of attention to him. That is the truth. I was discussing Joba with Alfred.

    Your crony was posting long before 630 and like or not, you and vineyard yanks are joined at the hip.

  139. Tarheel In NYC February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Please let me know when the grown-ups arrive and start to discuss baseball…

  140. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    I think that goes against the oath he took.
    JerkFace…?

    Its true, I solemnly swore to destroy baseball with baseball sabermetrics.

    ///

    Well, you could try to take advantage of the parentheses of these times, before downward causation really becomes the top dog. You’re fun JF. You play along. :D.

  141. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Erica, I am about at that point. So hungry that when I finally eat, I will unfortunately likely do likewise.

  142. m February 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I’m so confused. :(

    Let’s introduce ourselves again.

    “Hi, my name is mel.”

  143. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    # Tarheel In NYC February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Please let me know when the grown-ups arrive and start to discuss baseball…
    =================
    That ship sailed about 2:30.

  144. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Coast – We believe you. You have always been honest
    Running down previous posts is a waste of everyone’s time
    9 times out of 10, you are the innocent party

  145. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Tarheel In NYC February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Please let me know when the grown-ups arrive and start to discuss baseball…

    ///

    Tarheel, I smiled when I read your quote about the YES interview with our Dellin and Jesus :). I smiled when I watched it, too! Tough waiting for Wednesday’s game!

  146. RayVT February 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Maybe we should change the subject to the Mets.

  147. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Did you know that if you look at an electron it reacts to your looking at it?

    Is a blog unread a blog at all?
    ____
    Probably not, but if you spell it backwards it *almost* spells glob with a little manipulation. That must mean something. :)

  148. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    # mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    # Tarheel In NYC February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Please let me know when the grown-ups arrive and start to discuss baseball…
    =================
    That ship sailed about 2:30.
    ======================
    Or should I say it came to a screeching halt.

  149. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Oh Erica, that’s awful. Are you still at work?

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

    Yeah… not much of a chance of me leaving before 9 tonight

  150. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    Erica, I am about at that point. So hungry that when I finally eat, I will unfortunately likely do likewise.

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

    What are you eating tonight?

  151. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Hi mel, I’m trisha. And I have a very bad headache at this point!

    :(

  152. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    The lack of being able to see Banuelos’s Beautiful Breaking Balls, say this 5 times fast, on TV is causing strife.
    ////

    It caused me heartache, ’tis true.

  153. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Time to change the subject, Chad?

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Erica, if you like pasta, 8 minutes in the microwave, with just enough water to cover the pasta. Perfect al dente pasta, right mel?

    You can cook some frozen broccoli and add some garlic powder and a little bit of olive oil and have a pretty nice (easy) meal. Or if you have some gravy you like, throw it on top!

  155. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I’m out, been a pleasure, feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

  156. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    trisha-

    The problem is I am still at work and lack a kitchen.

    If its not frozen or delivered, its too much effort

  157. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    The infighting in this place is kinda weird. No judgment, but it’s kind of creepy. Well, good to see CC on track. Of course, I didn’t actually “see” anything, because it wasn’t on TV. Is Montero catching Hughes tomorrow?

  158. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Last Blogger Standing, Betsy.
    Care to join?

    ===============

    LMAO !

  159. 108 stitches February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    In a baseball related note, the Yankees begin the month of March on the road in Bradenton to face the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:05 PM.

  160. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Oh-one more thing-some of you need to get a sense of humor.

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Is it too late for you to eat once you get home?

  162. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    The lack of being able to see Banuelos’s Beautiful Breaking Balls, say this 5 times fast, on TV is causing strife.
    ////

    It caused me heartache, ’tis true.
    ____________
    This is very likely I think.

    Prufrock, ever eaten at Takuma?

    Who else is pitching on radio only tomorrow besides Hughes?

  163. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yankee notes from today

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=nyy

  164. BeholdArNo February 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Chad must change the blog post.
    Return to normal around here.
    90 of the comments on this post are personal

  165. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The infighting in this place is kinda weird. No judgment, but it’s kind of creepy. Well, good to see CC on track. Of course, I didn’t actually “see” anything, because it wasn’t on TV. Is Montero catching Hughes tomorrow?

    Do you expect any group of people whose purpose is to discuss and debate something as varied and opinion generating as a sport to get along?

  166. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Is it too late for you to eat once you get home?

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

    YES

    If I leave at 9, I walk in at 9:45. By then I am so ravenous its ugly.

    Plus my work focus is gone completely by 7 if I am hungry

  167. Tarheel In NYC February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you, J. Alfred…I don’t remember ever being this excited about the Baby Bombers before. It pleases me to no end that the youngsters are not only talented and mature, but they also seem to be genuinely nice guys. In life in general, I really like to see good and decent people do well. I like to see nice guys finish first :)

    I’ve already been on Stub Hub and soaked up cheap tickets to the “non-premium” games. Baseball season can’t come to Yankee Stadium soon enough!

  168. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Prufrock we could be the best of friends, but all it would take is me suggesting we trade Montero+Banuelos+Betances for Liriano and you’d turn on me like a jackal. Its sports.

    !!!

  169. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Doreen-

    I never got your e-mail.

    I am going back into my accounting hole now… :-(

  170. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m going with my gut and saying that Chads next post will reference Banuelos.

  171. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    Erica, I am about at that point. So hungry that when I finally eat, I will unfortunately likely do likewise.

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

    What are you eating tonight?
    ______
    I have no clue. I had sushi for lunch though. :)

    I don’t think I have any food in my house. So, something very boring. This area is no UWS; I sure do miss being able to order in. :(

  172. pat February 28th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Wow. BIG Charlie Sheen vibe here tonight.

  173. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Prufrock, ever eaten at Takuma?
    ///
    Have not. Where is it? NJ or NYC? We’re always looking for new haunts. Sounds Japanese?

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    J Al, luckily there are posters here willing to try to intercede when things appear to be going out of control. As long as we have people of good will, and there are many, these things will ease off.

    I personally thank all who do attempt to do that.

  175. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    The infighting in this place is kinda weird. No judgment, but it’s kind of creepy. Well, good to see CC on track. Of course, I didn’t actually “see” anything, because it wasn’t on TV. Is Montero catching Hughes tomorrow?

    Do you expect any group of people whose purpose is to discuss and debate something as varied and opinion generating as a sport to get along?
    ////

    I’m smiling, but I really don’t come to this with any expectations. I am just noting the spirited dramas that go on here, tooth and nail. LOL.

  176. Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t think I have any food in my house. So, something very boring. This area is no UWS; I sure do miss being able to order in.
    ***************

    My heart goes out to you for living in a world without take out.

  177. BIG AL February 28th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    This is getting way beyond stupid. This blog will be ruined by the few immature people that are so brave when making insults over a computer.

    I as well did not care for Pete Abe, but, Chad and Sam think it’s not part of their responsibilty to monitor the blog, or as Chad once wrote me, “I’m not going to be a baby sitter”.

    Well then if this trash talk continues night after night, the folks that love the Yankees, and enjoy talking sports will leave, and those that come here just to act like little kids, yelling insults at each other, will be all that remains.

    I can’t believe half of those talking trash none stop are adults, if they are, they are really immature ones.

    Now you can all go back to throwing insults and accusations at each other.

  178. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    From the previous thread:

    Trisha:

    You are right about that, there are two sides to every discussion. Possibly down the road with another team he may get that opportunity, I just don’t think it will be with the Yankees. This year would have been the perfect time with Andy retired and Lee in Phily.

    On the other hand watching the young kids step up is exciting and something to definitely look forward to. It is a great feeling as a fan to know we have really good young talent in the pipeline. I hope we hang on to it so we can see them produce on the big club.

  179. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Ford and Betances

    http://www.myyesnetwork.com/12....._homegrown

  180. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Erica in NY February 28th, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t think I have any food in my house. So, something very boring. This area is no UWS; I sure do miss being able to order in.
    ***************

    My heart goes out to you for living in a world without take out.
    _______
    It is seriously killing me. No exaggeration.

  181. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    BIG AL,

    You are looking at the Pete-Abe years through rose colored glasses. Same as it always was. The low point of this blog was the impersonation fest, and they addressed it with registration. As long as this blog has existed both sides have warred and trolls will always be here.

  182. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    J Al, luckily there are posters here willing to try to intercede when things appear to be going out of control. As long as we have people of good will, and there are many, these things will ease off.

    I personally thank all who do attempt to do that.

    ///
    Maybe we need an appearance by Ruby Work-a-Day to rally the troops??Slothful, belly-saggin Josh and a bucketful of Varitek passed balls to get us all lined up on the same side again? :D?

  183. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Erica -

    I’ll try again. I haven’t switched all my contacts to this computer yet. So I probably made a mistake.

  184. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    It’s not like this board is full of people who are friends in real life – nor is any message board/blog – so it’s hardly a surprise that strangers who only have the Yankees or some other subject in common would fight.

  185. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    trisha -

    This pasta method sounds perfect for my daughter. Is there a particular type of container you need to use?

  186. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    Prufrock, ever eaten at Takuma?
    ///
    Have not. Where is it? NJ or NYC? We’re always looking for new haunts. Sounds Japanese?
    ______
    Madison, NJ. Very authentic Japanese. Decidedly not Japanese-American hybrid. Inspired food; magical, personable chef from Osaka. And he’s *friendly*!!

    Not like your dude from Ajihei (still haven’t been there, but will… maybe on the way back from Trenton one of these “thundering” day games :) )

  187. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    As long as there are sides to take there will be arguments. And as long as there are strong personalities things will get heated. Also this is the internet.

    Even if we are yankee fans we don’t all agree on everything. Even if we agree on SOMETHING we might disagree on a more specific thing. For example: Being for Montero vs Being for montero out of spring vs waiting until midseason vs september vs next year. And as long as these divides exist there will be argumentation, and since most people who pick a side aren’t here to change their mind, things will get tense.

    That anyone is surprised that things can go south in a hurry is surprising.

  188. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    It’s not like this board is full of people who are friends in real life – nor is any message board/blog – so it’s hardly a surprise that strangers who only have the Yankees or some other subject in common would fight.

    Very right, Betsy. Many of us only have 1 thing in common. I’m not here to make friends.

  189. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    ‘That anyone is surprised that things can go south in a hurry is surprising’.

    —————

    South in a hurry ? Ya think.

  190. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    J Al, luckily there are posters here willing to try to intercede when things appear to be going out of control. As long as we have people of good will, and there are many, these things will ease off.

    I personally thank all who do attempt to do that.

    ///
    Maybe we need an appearance by Ruby Work-a-Day to rally the troops??Slothful, belly-saggin Josh and a bucketful of Varitek passed balls to get us all lined up on the same side again? ?
    _____
    Do you mean that because there is no enemy (Ruby Monday) that we have had no choice but to turn upon ourselves? ;)

  191. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Very right, Betsy. Many of us only have 1 thing in common. I’m not here to make friends.
    ========================================================
    You are a success.

  192. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    J Al – :lol:

    I’m all for it. As much as some might not believe it, I’m a lover not a fighter. I love to debate but not to fight. Fighting gives me headaches. And it takes good energy and puts it in a bad place.

    There’s only one thing I can think of that will help bring back the energy I lost from having to spar – a Ritter’s Sports Bar!

    :D

    Gonna go and get myself some dinner – and possibly dessert.

  193. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    You are a success.

    :twisted:

  194. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Do you mean that because there is no enemy (Ruby Monday) that we have had no choice but to turn upon ourselves?
    ==============
    This is how wars start.

  195. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    This is how wars start.
    ==============
    civil wars.
    talking to myself…

  196. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    Prufrock we could be the best of friends, but all it would take is me suggesting we trade Montero+Banuelos+Betances for Liriano and you’d turn on me like a jackal. Its sports.

    !!!
    ///
    nah, I wouldn’t. I’d just think you were WCYF posting under another name. (just kidding, all in good fun, WC).

  197. Tom in N.J. February 28th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    We don’t need no civil wars!

  198. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    …could be the answer.

  199. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Doreen, I used a large plastic bowl with a cover – basic tupperware-looking stuff. But anything that is okay to use in the microwave will work. I swear it was perfectly cooked. Plus you can use as much or as little as you want so you don’t have to do an entire pound.

  200. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Jerkface, the fact that I don’t know anyone here frees me up to be as open and honest as I feel like. I doubt any of us are going to hurt each other because only those who you care about can hurt you……. Some of these fights last longer because, really, what’s the motivation to apologize and/or back off? To preserve a non-existent relationship?

  201. BIG AL February 28th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Jerkface -

    I can’t remember this blog ever being this none stop combative.

    You are correct, we’ve always had to deal with trolls, and the occasional nut job, but this is every day and night, none stop, and it seems no one wants to be the bigger man and ignore the other to put an end to it. It’s almost as if they wait for an opening to get the fighting started.

    We can all be opinionated at times, but, that does not preclude being civil while debating a point.

    I really don’t want to continue talking about this issue, because I think the blog was really great in the past, and has taken a wrong turn, and may not get back on the right path.

  202. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    ‘That anyone is surprised that things can go south in a hurry is surprising’.

    —————

    South in a hurry ? Ya think.
    _______
    Curry in a hurry? (sorry, I couldn’t resist. I *am* hungry.) Speaking of which, Trisha, Curry in a hurry was on Thayer Street in Providence. Don’t know when it went under; however, it was my first introduction to really spicy Indian spinach soup. It was fast food, but outrageously good. Ever been?

  203. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Some of the things we say to each other here we’d never say to our friends/family……….

  204. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Do you mean that because there is no enemy (Ruby Monday) that we have had no choice but to turn upon ourselves?

    ///
    LMAO. Is that encoded in the species? I hope not. LOL.

  205. 108 stitches February 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    In another baseball related note, the Yankees will face the Houston Astros at GMS Field on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:05 PM.
    The game will be carried on YES.

  206. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I really don’t want to continue talking about this issue, because I think the blog was really great in the past, and has taken a wrong turn, and may not get back on the right path.
    =================================
    Wait till the games begin…

  207. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Some of the things we say to each other here we’d never say to our friends/family……….

    Depends on the friends and the family.

  208. mick February 28th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    # Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Some of the things we say to each other here we’d never say to our friends/family……….
    =======================
    ….but wish we could.

  209. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    “It’s not like this board is full of people who are friends in real life – nor is any message board/blog – so it’s hardly a surprise that strangers who only have the Yankees or some other subject in common would fight.”

    But I feel like so many of these people are my friends after all this time. (Perhaps I delude myself?) We talk about a lot more than Yankee baseball, though the Yanks are at the root of our coming together. We support each other through bad times and good. I think there’s a really nice bond beyond the Yanks, though the Yanks again started it all!

    I also respect the people who want nothing more than the Yankee thing as a tie. That’s okay too.

  210. BIG AL February 28th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Good night folks, have a good one.

  211. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I can’t remember this blog ever being this none stop combative.

    Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.

    Randy vs Trisha, Stuckey vs Randy, Me vs Randy, GB7 vs Joeman/Mick, names forgotten to time that no longer post here. You should look through the archives sometime.

  212. pat February 28th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I guess I wasn’t kidding earlier today when I said Boras probably convinced Beltran to move to RF to assist him getting a better deal next year when certain teams might need a RFer.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....lenews_wsj

  213. Nat February 28th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks for the link GB. Nice read on Whitey and Betances. Always love to read stories from the past. Made me smile just reading it.

  214. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Not me vs you jerk?
    i’m insulted.

  215. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    Prufrock, ever eaten at Takuma?
    ///
    Have not. Where is it? NJ or NYC? We’re always looking for new haunts. Sounds Japanese?
    ______
    Madison, NJ. Very authentic Japanese. Decidedly not Japanese-American hybrid. Inspired food; magical, personable chef from Osaka. And he’s *friendly*!!

    Not like your dude from Ajihei (still haven’t been there, but will… maybe on the way back from Trenton one of these “thundering” day games )

    ///
    Like I said, he’s never turned on us, but there’s always next time :). He’s got a really morose look when he’s chopping the sushi, though. We ought to meet up at a Trenton game. You can pencil me in for any and all home starts for Betances and Banuelos (I assume ABrack goes to AAA or NY).

  216. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    “I really don’t want to continue talking about this issue, because I think the blog was really great in the past, and has taken a wrong turn, and may not get back on the right path.”

    Big Al, seriously, don’t worry because that’s not going to happen. There have been much more combatative things here in the past. We have too much history here and this blog will continue to be great. There are too many people here who love the cameraderie to let it fall apart.

    Now once the season starts and the game threads go up, well be prepared for more of the same. :) But the good news is that we get through it. Always have, always will.

  217. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Randy vs Trisha, Stuckey vs Randy, Me vs Randy, GB7 vs Joeman/Mick, names forgotten to time that no longer post here. You should look through the archives sometime.
    ==================================================
    How about mick vs Betsy?
    Thought we were headliners.

  218. Jerkface February 28th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Have I ever argued with you at length about anything? I can’t remember it. Since you tend to just post:

    something like this…

    Maybe I don’t count them as arguments or just forget about them. Try paragraphs.

  219. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    YF – Madison is kinda far for us, but if it’s THAT good…:D

  220. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    LOL Jerkface…..although I wonder if you’re trying to be funny or if you meant that, lol

  221. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Mick-Betsy or Miggs-Betsy.
    As good as Hagler -Hearns?

  222. pat February 28th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    “Some of the things we say to each other here we’d never say to our friends/family……….”

    I bite my tongue here way more than I do with my friends and family.

  223. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    GB7, nice Whitey, Betances link. I love that Betances is doubly homegrown, and have ever since he was drafted. I can’t wait to see his Bronx debut.

  224. UnKnown February 28th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Holy smokes!! Just saw highlights of Miggy’s AB today and SJ was right on this one. He is HUGE! Oh My.

  225. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Trish, this is a community, but when it comes right down to it, we’re all strangers. Not everyone fights with everyone, but when a total stranger insults me (for instance) or invalidates my opinion, I’m going to give as good as it gets. People I’m friendlier with wouldn’t do that, so I wouldn’t be arguing with them. Folks I am absolutely not on good terms with for whatever reason? No reason to hold back from saying how I feel because they really mean nothing to me. It’s brutal, but that’s how it is.

  226. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    something like this…

    Maybe I don’t count them as arguments or just forget about them. Try paragraphs.
    ===========================
    gotta problem with that jerky?

  227. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    108 stitches February 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    In another baseball related note, the Yankees will face the Houston Astros at GMS Field on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:05 PM.
    The game will be carried on YES.

    ///
    Is that AJ going for us? I am anxious to see him. I guess Golson is ok after getting beaned. Unfortunate.

  228. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    YF – Madison is kinda far for us, but if it’s THAT good…:D
    _____
    It is, trust me. Chawanmushi and Tororo Yamakake with Maguro. Good luck getting that down south. :)

  229. Betsy February 28th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Pat, I wouldn’t get into these types of fights with my friends/family, so I would never have occasion to be as “combative” as sometimes I am here

  230. Vineyard Yankee February 28th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    108 stitches February 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    It’s too bad today wasn’t televised so we could have seen Manny and Prior.

  231. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks, Trisha.

    Did you have any water to drain?

  232. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    The problem in here is seriously a lack of a sense of humor.

  233. yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    108 stitches February 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    In another baseball related note, the Yankees will face the Houston Astros at GMS Field on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:05 PM.
    The game will be carried on YES.

    ///
    Is that AJ going for us? I am anxious to see him. I guess Golson is ok after getting beaned. Unfortunate.
    ____
    Yes, AJ. Brackman should be pitching in a game by the weekend, no?

  234. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Yes, AJ. Brackman should be pitching in a game by the weekend, no?
    ============================================
    He’s out for the year, strained groin…j/k

  235. pat February 28th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Betsy

    I don’t care what strangers think of me and my opinion so no need to get into fights about it.

  236. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Doreen, there definitely will be water because you want to keep it covered so that it cooks. So I had to throw it in a strainer when I was done. There may be as much water as when you put it in, but again, you’re just putting enough to cover.

  237. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    J Al –

    I’m all for it. As much as some might not believe it, I’m a lover not a fighter. I love to debate but not to fight. Fighting gives me headaches. And it takes good energy and puts it in a bad place.

    There’s only one thing I can think of that will help bring back the energy I lost from having to spar – a Ritter’s Sports Bar!

    Gonna go and get myself some dinner – and possibly dessert.

    ///
    Getting hungry myself. A good debate is fun to witness or be in.

  238. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    some people are naturally argumentative.

  239. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Yes, AJ. Brackman should be pitching in a game by the weekend, no?

    ///
    You’d think unless there’s a setback.Joba should be in there soon, I would guess.

  240. mick February 28th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    NEXT========>>>>>>>>>>>>

    thank god…

  241. Doreen February 28th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Trisha -

    Thanks again.

    This could really be ideal for her. And I’m going to give it a try myself. :)

  242. J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    yankeefeminista February 28th, 2011 at 8:08 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock February 28th, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    YF – Madison is kinda far for us, but if it’s THAT good…:D
    _____
    It is, trust me. Chawanmushi and Tororo Yamakake with Maguro. Good luck getting that down south.

    ///
    That does sound authentic. Maybe we need to travel up there one day!

  243. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    When I posted on the Times, for a long time I was the only female there. I definitely noticed that men tended to argue with each other differently from the way I was used to arguing. For example, they would get into fights and call each other names and then go on as if nothing had ever been said. I don’t like name calling at all, but I did learn on the Times Forum that if I didn’t stand up for myself I was going to get mashed. I don’t appreciate being made anyone’s punching bag, especially if I can’t figure out what I did to bring it on. But I also will fight back if someone starts becoming personally abusive.

    It is easy for me to ignore people who may rub me the wrong way. But when they call me out over and over, then they are not easy to ignore.

  244. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Doreen, let me know how it turns out when you do it. What a great find!

  245. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Nat February 28th, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    Thanks for the link GB. Nice read on Whitey and Betances. Always love to read stories from the past. Made me smile just reading it.

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

    My pleasure, at and YankeeFem. The old stories never get old. Something different always seems to some up.

    Yogi probably had the most intelligent remark when they all went to the hearing. “Mr. Berra, in your own words, tell us exactly what happened.” Mr. Berra said, “Nobody did nothin’ to nobody.”

  246. AnjaKJ March 1st, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Shame there isn’t a personal ‘block’ button on this site, so people can filter out those whose opinions they consider unworthy of reading time.

    While I’m not a particularly prolific commenter, I do read this blog most days. Picking out comments actually worth reading amongst the back-biting on this blog is beginning to be a real chore. And honestly, the fact that there is so much hostility here at times doesn’t actually make me want to comment.

    While I prefer the writers we have now, Pete Abe would have given all the people acting like children up in here a time out.

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