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Gardner slowed by sore right calf

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 18, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner should have scored from second on Curtis Granderson’s third-inning single to right, but he was thrown out at the plate. And that’s when Joe Girardi knew something was wrong.

“I was going hard,” Gardner said. “But I couldn’t get out of third gear. The clutch was slipping.”

Gardner fouled a ball off his shin yesterday. It came on the second pitch he saw, and although he stayed in the game and felt good this morning, his calf was a little tight this afternoon. Girardi said he noticed Gardner “didn’t get the push off you would expect” on that single to right, and when Gardner got to the dugout, Girardi asked about it. Gardner said he could still play, but Girardi told him to sit.

“I’ll be fine,” Gardner said. “I’m fine now, but I just couldn’t run 100 percent and I guess when he saw that, he said he didn’t want to take any  chances… It’s just a little bruise, that’s all.”

On a related note but completely unimportant note, before today’s bus left Steinbrenner Field, Gardner asked Nick Swisher for a pair of grey road pants. Gardner knew he was going to wrap his calf for the game, and he wanted to go with long pants instead of the high socks. So he went with a pair of Swisher’s.

Associated Press photo

 
 

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111 Responses to “Gardner slowed by sore right calf”

  1. Jerkface March 18th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Lot of nagging injuries popping up. Wrap em in bubble-packaging and ship em to NYS.

  2. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Nick Swisher has his Don Mattingly mask on in that pic.

  3. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    NotHankStein

    And all these years I thought Stump Merrill was a game show.

  4. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Jesus signing for his flock

    http://plixi.com/p/84989267

  5. Erin March 18th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Gardner knew he was going to wrap his calf for the game, and he wanted to go with long pants instead of the high socks. So he went with a pair of Swisher?s.

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    That Gardner….always planning ahead. ;)

    The first thing I thought when I saw that picture was “why is he wearing long pants?” lol

  6. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    The first thing I thought when I saw that picture was “why is he wearing long pants?” lol

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    He should have asked Sabathia for a pair of his.

  7. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I hope they assign Montero #88 in honor of Bill D * ckey and Berra

  8. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    So right before Opening Day, the Yankees are getting injured – nice

  9. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    It happens every spring.

    … people forget last spring.

  10. Erin March 18th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    He should have asked Sabathia for a pair of his.

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    LOL Now that would have been quite the image ;)

  11. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Erin March 18th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    He should have asked Sabathia for a pair of his.

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    LOL Now that would have been quite the image

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    Bert and Ernie….errrr…..gardner and Pena could wear them at the same time and they’d both still have room for two large bags of M&Ms

  12. yanks 27 March 18th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I have not gotten a good vibe about Soriano, whose reputation as a teammate was hardly stellar in Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

    In the Yankees clubhouse, Mariano Rivera’s locker tends to be a meeting place, especially for Latin players. There were days early in camp in which six or more players would pull chairs up around Rivera. Soriano is in the next cubicle over. Soriano was like a net in a tennis match, life was going on all around him and he was all but an inanimate object. He often stared into his locker. Other times he played dominoes on his phone or had ear buds in and was making calls. There was little attempt to mingle with teammates or become even a quiet part of the new culture.

    There was a lot of talk that Rivera was involved in the process of bringing Soriano to the Yankees. But I have heard that was not so. Yet the hope is that the sage/inclusive Rivera could ease Soriano into the transition to both the Yankees culture and a set-up role. On Wednesday, I did see the two chatting at their lockers. I have not been around the Yankees every second this spring. But I have been around a lot and that was the first time I saw Soriano in a conversation with a teammate.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/.....9TBpaxeISI

  13. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    burnett talks about his game.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....um=twitter

  14. Erin March 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Bert and Ernie?.errrr?..gardner and Pena could wear them at the same time and they?d both still have room for two large bags of M&Ms

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

    :lol:

  15. blake March 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Soriano can be aloof all he wants as long as he gets guys out.

  16. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    These aren’t injuries. They are bumps and bruises every team gets at this time of year.

    A sore calf is nothing.

    On another front, Irving Picard, the Madoff trustee, is now asking for 1 billion from the Mets.

    That’s right, 1 BILLION. Says Madoff money was used to fund SNY.

    Remember when the Wilpons said whatever losses they suffered were “minor” and “wouldn’t affect the team”?

    I think they were “slghtly” off with that assessment.

  17. 108 stitches March 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    I hope they assign Montero #88 in honor of Bill D * ckey and Berra

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Belliard won’t make this team and he has No. 26. Give it to Montero (2 + 6 = 8).
    No. 88 is OK for a football receiver or lineman.

  18. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Is that Sherman or whomever? I didn’t read it – sounds like a National Enquirer mentality. Whoever wrote it is judging Soriano already? LOL

  19. blake March 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    How many couch cushions does one have to look under to find a billion dollars?…..

  20. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Blake,

    Exactly.

    The guy doesn’t have to be “Mr. Sunshine”.

    Just get outs.

    El Duque was a miserable SOB and nobody cared because he produced. Same goes for Soriano.

  21. blake March 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Media members get upset for some reason if players aren’t social butterflies or aren’t chatty. Who cares…..thy get paid to play.

  22. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    SJ, it’s not just the sore calf – it’s all the oblique injuries and now Feliciano has arm soreness. It’s annoying, that’s all.

    That writer doesn’t even know if Soriano IS an SOB – maybe he’s shy and needs time to get himself acclimated.

  23. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Blake, it’s like if you’re introverted you’re a bad person. The mediots are great at one thing – passing judgment.

  24. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Joaquin Benoit told me this winter Soriano was the most miserable teammate he ever had.

    Also, told me the guy is a great pitcher.

    That’s Soriano’s rep in the game.

    It’s no big deal. There are all kinds of guys in a ML clubhouse. Like any workplace.

    As long as he does his job, nobody should care about his personality.

  25. Yank1 March 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    “That writer doesn’t even know if Soriano IS an SOB – maybe he’s shy and needs time to get himself acclimated.”

    Except that has been his reputation everywhere.

  26. blake March 18th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    SJ,

    What are you hearing about Montero? Do they think he’s pressing? Do they still think he’s improved enough to.catch a couple times a week?

  27. yanks 27 March 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Let him be miserable if he wants to… just get outs.

    Also, it’s not like Sherman is breaking any ground here… he had this rep in Tampa and Atlanta too.

  28. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    They are athletes Betsy. They are going to have soreness. It’s nothing.

    If it was the regular season, most of these guys would be playing.

    No reason to push it in March.

  29. lounge lizard March 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I had a similar initial reaction to Sherman’s comments (who cares). Upon reading the blog post I see that those comments are a gloss on another story by a different Post reporter about Soriano’s telling Girardi he won’t pitch against AL East opponents in spring training. I don’t know whether that has previously been reported.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....hEMJLu3PEK

  30. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    It would be lovely if everyone was social and friendly and easy to get along with. But that’s not the way it is anywhere, so why should we expect it in a major league clubhouse. As long as he doesn’t actively create bad situations and does what he was hired to do, it’ll be fine. The Yankees have won with a few not-so-social types, if I recall. :)

    ****

    SJ44 -

    Are the injuries to Doumit and Snyder on the Pirates anything serious? How does it affect your nephew?

  31. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Yank1, it still means nothing; the least this clown writer could do is wait until he talks to the guy before deciding he’s a jerk…….Writing about his rep in other places is lazy ass writing. Plus, if Soriano wants to keep to himself (and that doesn’t mean he’s a jerk), that’s ok by me.

  32. Jerzz March 18th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    “Joaquin Benoit told me this winter Soriano was the most miserable teammate he ever had. ”

    lol

  33. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Not being social isn’t even a bad thing; this is where introverts (like I am) get shafted. If you’re shy or withdrawn, people automatically think you’re a bad person; if you’re like Swisher, you must be a great person.

    SJ, that’s fair.

  34. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I think it’s telling that these “injuries” or “sorenesses,” whatever you call them, are popping up at a time when the athletes are probably starting to really push themselves a little harder, with the start of the season just two weeks away. At least that’s how I look at it.

  35. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Blake,

    Hearing the same thing Sherman has.

    His D has regressed the last 2 weeks and he’s chasing a lot of pitches out of the zone.

    In the 4 games I’ve watched him, I noticed he chased more balls on the outer half, than he usually does.

    I think he’s pressing.

    I also think it shows the Yankees were 100% correct in bringing Martin here.

    All of the pitchers love throwing to him.

    He and Posada are also doing a good job working with Montero.

    Jesus just isn’t ready yet to be a #1 catcher.

    Breaking him in slowly is the right way to go.

  36. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    Blake,

    Exactly.

    The guy doesn’t have to be “Mr. Sunshine”.

    Just get outs.

    El Duque was a miserable SOB and nobody cared because he produced. Same goes for Soriano.

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    Of course, that doesn’t always hold true in everything. There’s a few miserable poster SOBs that can’t post either.

  37. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    AJ had a rep before he came here – Cash even admitted he didn’t do a ton of research on him and knew little – but he’s proven to be a great teammate. Of course, he was a good teammate in Toronto, esp. near the end – he still has friends on that team.

  38. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Is anyone else not quite used to DST? It’s 5:09 and I feel like it’s about 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I was surprised I was starting to get hungry for dinner until I realized what time it is. :?

  39. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I guess Montero will still make the team just because there are no other options?

  40. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Is he ready for ML hitting given how he’s struggling now?

  41. Jerkface March 18th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I’m glad SJ44 was here to explain the difference between injury and soreness. The sentiment remains the same, keep the soreness to a minimum and get through spring healthier than other clubs!

  42. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Doreen,

    Doesnt affect Tony. He’s starting the year in AA no matter what happens in Pittsburgh.

    He’s not ready for the majors yet.

    Betsy,

    Not every writer is a clown. Nor is their job to be a PR person for the Yankees and just write nice things.

    He’s right about Soriano.

    Hell, I was around the team for five days and the guy barely spoke to anybody! lol

    I never concern myself with that stuff. Just get outs and don’t be a disruptive force.

    Randy Johnson was also a miserable guy and he’s going to the HOF.

    Just do your job. Everything else is unimportant.

  43. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Damned. One day, they’ll learn.

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    MLB announces Eliseo Batista of the Yankees’ Dominican Summer League team has been suspended 50 games for violating PED

  44. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Always glad to help Jerkface.

  45. Giuseppe Franco March 18th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Soriano has only been around his new teammates for a month. They haven’t even played a regular season game yet.

    He’s got more than enough time to make friends and get hitters out.

  46. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    One of the most miserable people on the team was a Yankee Legend. joe DiMaggio.

  47. blake March 18th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    SJ,

    so still thinking Montero is probably the back up?

  48. Giuseppe Franco March 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t see how Montero doesn’t make the Opening Day roster at this point.

    Things might be different if Cervelli was healthy, but he’s not going to be ready for awhile yet.

    It’s not like Romine and Molina have gained ground on Montero for that backup role. Those guys don’t even see the field that much.

  49. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Well, at least it looks like Joba will be ok and Mitre did get on the mound, so they weren’t too serious

  50. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    “I’m glad SJ44 was here to explain the difference between injury and soreness.”

    Then you’re going to do cartwheels over this…

    This is an annual right of spring. Fans worrying that this year’s crop of soreness and small injuries is somehow unusual and untimely and that things weren’t exactly the same last spring (they were, the comments are in fact eerily similar).

    I’ll do you one better. It’s NEVER been any different, we just only started to get hourly updates on the small and trivial in the last few years

    When Mickey Rivers had a sore calf, you maybe read about it once the next day in the daily news, you didn’t get thrice daily blog posts about it.

  51. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    GB,

    That’s a systemic problem that I believe goes deeper than normal PED use.

    The current system is heavily weighted against Latin kids.

    Just about all of these PED violations with kids in DSL throughout MLB have come from kids taking supplements that, unknown to them, are often mislabeled.

    These kids are often painfully thin and are trying to add weight and get stronger.

    IMO, the system screws them here because there isn’t an FDA in the DR testing all of these products.

    What’s worse, kids getting popped are now having problems getting work visas.

    It’s a problem MLB had to get a better handle on than they are doing at the present time.

  52. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    SJ, I don’t expect writers to be PR guys, but I’m sorry – I don’t care what the guy’s rep is elsewhere. Sherman should have waited awhile before writing this type of article – how often has he been in Yankee camp anyway? IMO, he is clownish – the guy trashed the Granderson trade after only a few weeks.

  53. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    It’s always Yankee pitchers who keep getting caught – or so it seems

  54. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    No it isn’t.

    Look up how many kids in the DSL have been suspended in the last 3 years.

    The Yankees have fewer than almost any team in baseball.

    Blake,

    Yes, I expect Montero to go north with the team.

  55. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I guess any kid could be expected to press. I suspect once Montero makes the team, he’ll relax and be ok.

  56. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Betsy -

    I think in fairness, Sherman did not write about this on his own. He had his feelings about Soriano, but he didn’t write about it until someone else did.

  57. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    SJ, would you advocate bringing back Ewing Kauffman’s Baseball Academy? Kauffman was light years ahead of his time. They go to high school classes in the morning and play baseball in the afternoon…where their meals/diets are regulated. Not something most teams could afford to do, but, baseball certainly is well bankrolled. The teams could send their kids from the islands and set up another in South America. Maybe tie it in with the international draft.

  58. blake March 18th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve still seen nothing from Montero that suggests to me that he can’t improve to a point where he can catch well enough to play the position given his bat.

    He needs to work on things and he probably is never going to be great back there but that’s expected given his size and age. Which is all the more reason for him to catch part time first.

  59. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Doreen, so Sherman decided to write an article about Soriano based on what another of his colleagues wrote? Sounds rather sketchy to me. Oh well, it really doesn’t matter to me what Sherman thinks……….

  60. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Blake, he’d be better off catching full time at AAA, but that’s not going to happen now.

  61. Bronx Jeers March 18th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I remember seeing a video of a post-game interview with Soriano after he broke the Rays save record. It was like he just broke the record for number of sticks up his butt.

    Colter Bean was probably a sweetheart.

  62. upstate kate March 18th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Does anyone really care what some writer says about Soriano? They are just looking for something to stir the pot.

  63. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I’m thankful for a free press; news, sports, whatever the case may be. Shake things up, look in small spaces and dark rooms, make the powerful uncomfortable, give one’s opinion, challenge what is presented as factual by others, confront those in charge.

  64. SJ44 March 18th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    GB,

    I don’t think MLB would ever fund something like that. It’s too forward thinking for them.

    Plus, that industry has gotten more privatized over the years.

  65. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Betsy -

    The way I look at it is this. Sherman had his thoughts on Soriano, but was keeping them to himself, maybe waiting for confirmation? Maybe waiting for an incident?

    Anyway, another writer decides to take on the subject after observing Soriano in the clubhouse. And now, Sherman writes about it, because someone else has broken the ice. “It’s not just me” sort of thing.

    Doesn’t ultimately matter, though. :)

  66. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    People should keep Montero’s April and May 2010 in mind.

    The guys struggled in a big way, but was all-world afterwards.

    He might struggle mightily his first go around in the majors.

  67. blake March 18th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Betsy,

    maybe, but there is also something to be said from learning on the job in the big leagues.

  68. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    “I’m thankful for a free press; news, sports, whatever the case may be. Shake things up, look in small spaces and dark rooms, make the powerful uncomfortable, give one’s opinion, challenge what is presented as factual by others, confront those in charge.”

    WCYF, this is a literal, genuine question. No snark or implied opposition implied….

    Why?

  69. blake March 18th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Stuckey,

    That’s very true….last year could have had something to do with lingering effects and rust from his wrist injury though. Either way, patience should be a virtue as pushing through the struggles could pay off at the end of the season.

  70. Giuseppe Franco March 18th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    More gibberish from the resident clown.

    Writers have the right to opine about whatever they want and we have the same right to tear them apart for it.

    We don’t need a lesson in journalism from you.

  71. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Because the generally gratuitous anti-media sentiment here benefits from another perspective in my opinion.

  72. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    GF that’s my opinion, disagree, bash me, I could care less. I’ll speak my mind when I see fit.

  73. Jerkface March 18th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Then you’re going to do cartwheels over this…

    This is an annual right of spring.

    Whew, good thing I didn’t say it was any different than last spring or a cause for concern.

  74. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    The public has a right and obligation to challenge the media – and vice-versa.

  75. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    SJ, it’s a pity, because Kauffman was on to something. If for no other reason than to help baseball’s image, something needs to be done to invest in it’s future.

    Kauffman loved his Royals, his city and kids. Can’t imagine any other owner have his will written that when he died and the team was sold at a fair price, all proceeds of the sale went to local charities and his scholarship foundation.

  76. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    “Because the generally gratuitous anti-media sentiment here benefits from another perspective in my opinion.”

    Not sure I understand. Wasn’t asking in context to LoHud, I mean in general.

  77. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Except that the free press, and their printing every peccadillo of every powerful person (since Watergate, basically), has resulted in fewer and fewer very intelligent and able people from running for office in our country. EVERYONE has a skeleton or two in their closet. NO ONE is perfect. But delving into people’s personal lives and the personal lives of those close to them discourages our best and brightest from running for overt positions of power (taking office) in this country and relegates them to back rooms or opting out altogether.

    So we get stuck with the second and third tier politicians (in many, cases – never all) and “leaders.”

  78. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Stuckey that’s fair as are you. It seems that when a member of the media writes about something that’s not seen as positive, i.e. Soriano’s clubhouse demeanor, etc., that it sets off a chain reaction of disdain for the writer. That’s the media’s collective job; to dig for stories and perspectives good and bad that make a picture a little clearer. And folks have every right to disagree with them or bash them. I’m just offering a different perspective.

  79. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    “I’m glad SJ44 was here to explain the difference between injury and soreness. The sentiment remains the same, keep the soreness to a minimum and get through spring healthier than other clubs!”

    “Whew, good thing I didn’t say it was any different than last spring or a cause for concern.

    First thing we agree on. You didn’t say that.

  80. E . R . California March 18th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Another day . Another Yankee injury .

    :(

  81. blake March 18th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    “That’s the media’s collective job; to dig for stories and perspectives good and bad that make a picture a little clearer. ”

    but also to show restraint and to not make things into stories that really aren’t. People want real news, not orchestrated news. I think this is the main problem folks have with the current media…..the tendency of so many to become part of the story instead of just reporting the news as is. It’s a fine line that’s becoming more and more blurred…..not talking about Sherman (because overall I don’t think he does this), just in general.

  82. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    What different perspective would that be? That you’re Will Rogers and never met a journalist that you didn’t think was the best ever? You’re a boor and nobody gives a damned about your pwesonal opinions on everything, including when Jon Heyman breaks wind and you think it’s clever and witty.

  83. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Doreen I don’t disagree but I do think the benefit to the public of knowing all the relevant information as opposed to not knowing is a substantial one. And journalists and the media should be held to account when they cross the line, are inaccurate or have an agenda. In sports where there is a lot less at stake; it’s much less important. But, if a journalist comes into possession of a list of players who did steroids they make it public — they don’t worry about the impact on the players lives. If they discover a ballplayer’s child did drugs — I would think many would use discretion and not print it. Every story is different.

  84. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    ***personall*** opinions

  85. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    So GB& – you have a choice, scroll and ignore or comment. I don’t seek your approval or care. I don’t care what you think about Greenpeace either, or tree huggers as you call them. So I ignore you.

  86. Cashmoney March 18th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I think travis snyder is going to be a good ML hitter if the jay inserts him in the lineup this year.

  87. Betsy March 18th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Doreen, either way, I didn’t read it because Sherman’s opinion means very little to me..

  88. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Blake – I agree and I think you would be surprised how much restraint the media collectively shows; how many stories do not see the light of day.

  89. blake March 18th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    “I think travis snyder is going to be a good ML hitter if the jay inserts him in the lineup this year.”

    he’s got tons of ability. Needs to just hit though and not follow the Toronto way of swinging out of your shoes every time.

  90. West Coast Yankee Fan March 18th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Wish I could chat more about this I’m heading out for the evening. Feel free to use me as a pin cushion to vent. Have a good night all.

  91. blake March 18th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    –” I agree and I think you would be surprised how much restraint the media collectively shows”

    less than in the past from what I can tell.

  92. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Media and discretion are two words that should never be in the same sentence.

  93. Vineyard Yankee March 18th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    ***personall***

    Good try, 0 for 2 now Cub Scout. Try spell check if you can see the keyboard that is.

  94. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Travis Snyder will break your heart in Fantasy Leagues. Too inconsistent.

  95. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Plus he’ll steal your girlfriend away

  96. stuckey99 March 18th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    WCYF,

    Thankks for the genuine response.

    As someone very close to the issue, my concern is that the role of traditional “public advocacy” by the press has morphed into into areas where the public well-being is not an issue.

    The personalities in a baseball clubhouse is a matter of curiosity, the type of which I don’t think represents the best traits of people. It has NO consequence, other than idle speculation of how it might affect the team’s performance, which really isn’t a matter of the public good or trust either.

    There are people, entities, and organizations in this world and that need to be held in check, and whatever help the press can provide is invaluable, and that certainly applies to the professional sports establishment as well.

    But there are some issues that strike me as being inconsequential, other an individual’s desire to know.

  97. E . R . California March 18th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Which Yankee will get injured tomorrow ? Alex Rodriguez ? Mark Teixeira ? C . C . Sabathia ? Robinson Cano ?

  98. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Looks like Daisy is back with his/her other SN.

  99. Tar March 18th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    “People should keep Montero’s April and May 2010 in mind.
    The guys struggled in a big way, but was all-world afterwards.
    He might struggle mightily his first go around in the majors”

    Too small a sample size, White noise.

  100. Jerzz March 18th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    “Which Yankee will get injured tomorrow ? Alex Rodriguez ? Mark Teixeira ? C . C . Sabathia ? Robinson Cano ?”

    Robert Fish

  101. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Tar March 18th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    “People should keep Montero’s April and May 2010 in mind.
    The guys struggled in a big way, but was all-world afterwards.
    He might struggle mightily his first go around in the majors”

    Too small a sample size, White noise.
    _____________
    Small sample size or white noise…I expect him to have a learning curve, and am willing to be patient if he struggles.

    Heck, I remember how impatient fans were with Bill Robinson for a whole year, and he turned out to be a pretty good player…AFTER they ran him out of town.

  102. Vineyard Yankee March 18th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Sure thing 24 / 7. Get a life and talk what you know, nonsensical idiot.

  103. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    The problem is who decides what’s relevant?

    And oftentimes, I get the feeling that whether or not you are “liked” has a very real influence on how you are treated by the media. It’s true in sports and it’s true in politics.

    But, ultimately it is up to us as consumers to try and figure it out. A more and more difficult task as the years go by.

    In my opinion, the media has short-changed our country at times when they have decided what the issue of the day should be, sidetracking attention from subjects of real importance, sidetracking our leaders from leading in order to defend themselves in the press. It is a real problem.

    And then there’s the whole dumbing down of the “news.” I love entertainment, but news and entertainment should never, ever have been merged.

    ****

  104. Tar March 18th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Bojo

    I was just playing wiith Stuckey. LGY hasn’t been around so I have nobody to pick on.

  105. Jerzz March 18th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    “And oftentimes, I get the feeling that whether or not you are “liked” has a very real influence on how you are treated by the media”

    Joe Torre?

  106. Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Jerzz -

    I’m not only talking about sports here.

  107. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Tar March 18th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Bojo

    I was just playing wiith Stuckey. LGY hasn’t been around so I have nobody to pick on.
    __________
    So sorry to interfere. Go back to your regularly scheduled playing.

    :-)

  108. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Oh Lord. Martin’s been around Cashman and Girardi too much, “It’s a process.”

  109. GreenBeret7 March 18th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    A new Lohud contest is in the wind. How many times will “It’s a Process” be uttered by the Yankees in 2011?

  110. BoJo March 18th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Doreen March 18th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    And then there’s the whole dumbing down of the “news.” I love entertainment, but news and entertainment should never, ever have been merged.
    _____________
    Then you should love the experiemnt the New York Times is about to undertake–subscription fees to their online content.

    Since the newspaper industry is dying, it gets harder for true journalists to make a living in an organization committed to providing analysis and vetted information.

    Their experiment will tell alot about the appetite of the American population to support good reporting. If the WSJ, Newsday,a nd NY Times cannot thrive in a subscription service model, the future looks bleak for true reporting IMO.

  111. RMS March 18th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Who gives a rat’s behind whether Soriano is friendly, quiet, loud, brooding or whatever else. He is being paid big bucks to get outs. That is what most fans and his teammates care about, not his personality.


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