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Granderson has a “chance” to play on Opening Day

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 23, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson went through a series of tests with the Yankees training staff this afternoon, but he hasn’t been sent for an MRI or anything like that.

“I believe there’s a chance he’s going to play Opening Day,” Joe Girardi said. “Now, I haven’t talked to Geno yet about all the tests he’s been through, but I believe he’s got a chance to play Opening Day.”

Saying he has a chance to play on Opening Day, obviously also means there’s a chance he won’t play on Opening Day.

“Let’s let him go through tests and get back to swinging a bat before we say he’s through the woods,” Girardi said. “Golson was about 10 days before he started swinging a bat. Serge was three days (before he pitched again). You just kind of have to wait to see how each body (responds). Goley was more demonstrative about feeling his than Curtis.”

Girardi said Granderson described his discomfort by saying it felt like he’d just worked out for the first time in a long time. I take that to mean a certain kind of tightness and general soreness, but it’s a pretty vague description. As you might expect, the Yankees are not going to rush Granderson back into a spring game.

“We told him, look Curtis, we don’t need to rush this back where you say I have to play by Friday or Saturday,” Girardi said. “You don’t have to do that. Let’s just make sure that when you’re ready to go, you’re (really) ready to go.”

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173 Responses to “Granderson has a “chance” to play on Opening Day”

  1. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Goley. Goley.

    Shakes head. :)

    ***

    But, seriously, Granderson resting a few days won’t set back his prep, I’d think.

  2. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I hope the soreness fades quickly and he is there on opening day or sooner after. Grandy is one of those fun to follow things with his new swing and Grandy vs Verlander would have been good.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Great news!

    :)

  4. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    “Isn’t that a weird phrase if an injury is minor?”

    Yeah, I can see what you mean. 24 hours later I think they’re all probably just guessing, but you can go with odd phrasing OR go with taking a conservative stance with the media now that it’s getting so close to opening day.

    Understand while I predict granderson will play, I don’t really have a horse in the race and will have no concerns if he needs some extra days.

    Yesterday I more just more [correctly] shot down the notion anyone knew definitively he would miss it.

    LGY, not really inclined to search for it. Happy to respond if you want to pull it.

  5. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    This honestly doesn’t seem like a big deal to me. I have a feeling he’ll be out there on opening day.

    Doreen-I started laughing when I saw “Goley” :lol:

  6. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Goley. Goley.

    Shakes head.

    ***

    But, seriously, Granderson resting a few days won’t set back his prep, I’d think.

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

    Jetey, Moey, Burney, Texey?

  7. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    If you shoot down someones opinion that he would miss opening day, and then he misses opening day… you were not correct in shooting them down, fyi.

  8. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I’m going to give someone a 6-figure business idea, for free.

    Acquire the license to sell the blue Yankees t-shirts with Girardi’s nicknames for the players on the back.

    Okay, maybe it’s a 5-figure idea…

  9. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    eboland11 Little extra security around field as VP Joe Biden coming to watch batting practice

  10. pat March 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    YankeesPR NYY Lineup vs. TOR – 7:05 p.m. (No TV/Radio) Jeter 6 Swisher 9 Teixeira 3 Rodriguez 5 Cano 4 Posada 0 Jones 7 Martin 2 Gardner 8 Hughes 1

    We’re blacked out on TV again? :sad:

  11. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I like the shirts with art in the numbers on the back… the pettitte one is sick. Siwsher’s is good too

  12. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    I?m going to give someone a 6-figure business idea, for free.

    Acquire the license to sell the blue Yankees t-shirts with Girardi?s nicknames for the players on the back.

    Okay, maybe it?s a 5-figure idea?

    ************************
    Is it weird that I would probably buy some of those shirts?? ;)

  13. Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Shame Spencer – Very thoughtful & astute sociological-cultural observations. You would be a fascinating conversationalist.

    —————————–

    J. Alfred Prufrock – I would have to agree with you, I am a fascinating conversationalist! (and study sociology, so Carlo’s observation was especially interesting to me).

  14. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    “Okay, maybe it’s a -5 figure idea…”

    Yes.

  15. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    eboland11 Biden now talking to Girardi. Biden wearing a Yankee cap and now talking to David Wells.

  16. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    IR, wasn’t someone’s opinion.

    It was a reputed “report from MLB Radio” literally minutes after the announcement that Granderson WOULD miss opening day.

    I shot that down as false. Now i still don’t know HOW it was false, whether the poster made it up, whether he heard the report wrong, or if MLB Radio reported it and never reported it again for the rest of the day, but either way, it was obvious at the time NO ONE knew that definitively.

    You’re welcome to try again, however.

  17. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Stuckey – Actually, what you did was b*tch me out for saying it was very likely an oblique injury would take more than 9 days to recover from.

    Which seems to be true. Imagine that.

  18. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I think it’s likely that no one knows whether or not Granderson will miss OD, so why even speculate?

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    pat March 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    YankeesPR NYY Lineup vs. TOR – 7:05 p.m. (No TV/Radio) Jeter 6 Swisher 9 Teixeira 3 Rodriguez 5 Cano 4 Posada 0 Jones 7 Martin 2 Gardner 8 Hughes 1

    We’re blacked out on TV again?

    ///
    We’re listed, at least, in the NY area on MLB Network.

  20. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I’m going to give someone a 6-figure business idea, for free.

    Acquire the license to sell the blue Yankees t-shirts with Girardi’s nicknames for the players on the back.

    Okay, maybe it’s a 5-figure idea…
    __________________
    Can we pretend Schlitter is still on the team?

  21. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Will a Secret Service agent take a foul ball to protect the VEEP?

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    repost:

    “What everyone has stressed as a reason for Montero to be allowed to struggle a little defensively is that his offense will more than overcompensate ultimately. In fact, they are pleading for patience defensively, & also understand that the bat needs time to adjust, thus the call to bring him north now.”

    :D

    Patience has never been the hallmark of this forum, J Al. I’ve been around these parts long enough to know that there’s many a slip between the cup and the lip on this forum, especially when it comes to Yankee players producing.

    Best I can say is that I entirely believe that you are capable of doing exactly what you’ve just outlined. I’ve been to too many “new kid” rodeos to buy for a minute that all of the posters begging for Montero now will support him if he struggles in the bigs. No, they will then either want Cervelli back or they’ll call for Romine.

    Again, I find it repugnant. But that’s just me.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock – I would have to agree with you, I am a fascinating conversationalist! (and study sociology, so Carlo’s observation was especially interesting to me).
    ///
    I agree! I think I said so ;). Seriously, a good read.

  24. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    rich – if every conversation of speculation were removed from this blog there would be nothing left but muppets

  25. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Okay, maybe it’s a 5-figure idea
    ______________
    Two of those figures are to the right of a decimal.

  26. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    “Stuckey – Actually, what you did was b*tch me out for saying it was very likely an oblique injury would take more than 9 days to recover from.”

    No I didn’t.

    “Which seems to be true.”

    No it doesn’t.

  27. SAS March 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Stuckey,

    If your idea is so lucrative, why don’t you go for it. Just remember women’s tees should accommodate a woman’s figure.

  28. Nick in SF March 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    If anyone is interested in the Barry Bonds trial and would like to see an example of Twitter being used to disseminate information rather than sad complaints about dining alone at IHOP, here is an SF Chronicle reporter’s feed from inside the courtroom:

    http://twitter.com/gwenknapp

  29. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    SAS,

    Bigger fish to fry.

  30. Fran the original March 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    We don’t have to worry about Ollie Perez. He signed with the Nats.

  31. SAS March 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    By the way, I like the way the tee’s or whatever they are look as an away uniform. I could go for a new look only in the away uniforms….and add names for the out of town fans.

  32. Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Why thank you J. Alfred, I do believe I’m blushing. But its just the truth. All of the major sports exist within a society that already has its own problems. The idea that any of the professional sports leagues don’t, in some respects, reflect those same issues is just wishful thinking.

  33. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Irreverent Discourse

    Maybe, but some speculation is unavoidable and perhaps even necessary. For example, will Montero be a better defensive catcher than Piazza; will A-Rod and/or Jeter bounce back, etc., is a large part of what being a fan is about.

    In contrast, speculation about injury when no MRI was even taken seems to serve no useful purpose.

  34. SAS March 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Fran,

    I would love to see Ollie have a big year for the Nats.

  35. Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    “Just remember women’s tees should accommodate a woman’s figure.”

    Women’s sports clothing = GOD AWFUL. Across the board in all sports.

  36. Nick in SF March 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Trisha, who was it that pined for Melancon, complained about how Girardi’s usage, and then trashed him when he didn’t perform? I think there were a few who did the first two of those and lots that did the last one, but who did all three?

    Melancon’s #1 backer on this forum was bodhisattva, who said over and over that Melancon was ready, and he was also critical of how Girardi used Melancon. But who was like that and also trashed Melancon?

  37. DocTodd March 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Girardi cracks me up…..Geno,Noonie,Gardy……..

  38. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Chad–

    If you get a chance, I would love to see a follow up on the health of Gene Monahan. Is the cancer completely beat? How is he feeling? Does he have any insights from his ordeal that he would care to share with others? I have a great deal of respect, admiration, and fondness for him, as I think many Yankee fans do, and hope he is well.

  39. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    “Best I can say is that I entirely believe that you are capable of doing exactly what you’ve just outlined. I’ve been to too many “new kid” rodeos to buy for a minute that all of the posters begging for Montero now will support him if he struggles in the bigs. No, they will then either want Cervelli back or they’ll call for Romine.”

    This post has an air of the “all prospects are fungible” meme, which is patently false.

  40. SAS March 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Shame,

    I agree.

  41. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I think women, some anyway, look great in football jerseys.

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Fair enough, Trisha.

    All I can go on is the arguments commenters lay out, and what I read appeared too informed for me to anticipate withdrawal of support for the Venezuelan Beast when he coughs :D. We’ll just have to wait & see.

  43. Carlo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    # Fran the original March 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    We don’t have to worry about Ollie Perez. He signed with the Nats.
    ———————————
    Great, now we have to worry about how money the nats are going to be.

  44. pat March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Nick in SF

    I started following Gwen yesterday and have been following along today.

    Team Barry appears to be holding their own so far.

  45. West Coast Yankee Fan March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I wonder if Biiden had to pay Girardi for an interview.

  46. blake March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    “I think women, some anyway, look great in football jerseys.”

    Co-signed.

  47. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I think Ollie Perez just made another stupid and short-sighted career decision. Rather than sit on the Mets paying him this year, and using that time to work with Rick Peterson for get his mechanics back, he rushes to another big league club where he will probably continue to stink.

  48. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    stuckey – you absolutely did that yesterday, should i go pull it up or save you the embarassment and go look it up yourself…

  49. Tarheel In NYC March 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    “SAS March 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Stuckey,

    If your idea is so lucrative, why don’t you go for it. Just remember women’s tees should accommodate a woman’s figure.”

    Here here! :)

    And please keep the same cool styles when creating the ladies’ shirts. Many places assume that all women want pink t-shirts with rhinestones and other bling-y stuff. Not so! I’m tired of buying men’s shirts that have no room for boobs or hips!

  50. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I got my husband the Pettitte one for Father’s Day last year. It is an AWESOME shirt and I should have gotten one for myself, too, but I didn’t. Now you can’t find them. I hope they do something similar this season.

  51. Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Do Cowboy’s jerseys count? I must be one of the lone fans on this Mid-Atlantic based board..

  52. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    ?Just remember women’s tees should accommodate a woman’s figure.?

    Women?s sports clothing = GOD AWFUL. Across the board in all sports.

    ************************
    totally agree

  53. blake March 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Just saw the replay of Oswalt getting hit in the neck…..Manny hit it near the handle or that could’ve been ugly. Glad he’s ok….

  54. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    also, explain to me how my statement is false

    you have bipolar disorder or something? or you are just selectively a prick…

  55. Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    “I’m tired of buying men’s shirts that have no room for boobs or hips!”

    Seriously stuckey, all we want to do is show off our t!ts and a$$ but we have no outlet!!!

  56. Carlo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    # BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I think Ollie Perez just made another stupid and short-sighted career decision. Rather than sit on the Mets paying him this year, and using that time to work with Rick Peterson for get his mechanics back, he rushes to another big league club where he will probably continue to stink.

    ———————————–

    You’re kidding right?

  57. brownies March 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    It has been nothing but a black cloud with granderson since he got to the team. It was one of cashmans worse deals. There was no reason to give up the farm for him when they had gardner. He is a nice guy but its a bad fit

  58. Tarheel In NYC March 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    “Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    “I’m tired of buying men’s shirts that have no room for boobs or hips!”

    Seriously stuckey, all we want to do is show off our t!ts and a$$ but we have no outlet!!!”

    It’s our birthright, after all.

  59. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    For a thread that is putatively about an oblique, this thread has a lot of less than oblique sexual content.

  60. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    a bad fit? hahaha

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Nick, there were quite a few posters who did it. I remember being on the forum when the Yankees were at least several games out of first (as I remember) and in the middle of a slide and posters were SCREAMING for Girardi to use Melancon, where Girardi was patiently explaining that he felt it was more important to right the ship first. I thought it was pretty reasonable and thought the same without Girardi saying it. When Melancon came into games and struggled, there was an ugly tone on the forum, with some of the very posters who couldn’t stop pleading for Melancon, saying that he needed to go away quickly.

    Now, that said, can I name names? At least one I distinctly remember but I will not. No you were not one of those. What I can tell you is that I sat there in semi-disbelief, mentally checking off that so many of the nonstop voices for Melancon were the same ones who couldn’t wait to get rid of him.

    I’m certainly not making it up, and I’m not saying it for effect. It happened.

    So when I hear so many posters lobbying for Montero to come up, and then I read thing about some holes in his game, I get this pit in my stomach. Because I know as sure as the rain the kid will eventually be crucified if he doesn’t pan out the way some posters excpect him to.

    And it bothers me. For Montero. Not for anyone else.

  62. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    A black cloud?! thats racist!

  63. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Why thank you J. Alfred, I do believe I’m blushing. But its just the truth. All of the major sports exist within a society that already has its own problems. The idea that any of the professional sports leagues don’t, in some respects, reflect those same issues is just wishful thinking.

    ///
    We agree once again. :D. Although it’s nice that sports afford some a world in which they can care deeply about something & express passion for it with people they ordinarily would not connect with. You could argue that if the society were overhauled, they might find more primary (less symbolic) ways to connect & sports would lose some of its spectator/fan lustre. But that’s probably not going to happen any time soon.

  64. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    eboland11 Biden, in Yankee cap, chatting up Mariano Rivera. Apropos of nothing, Biden is a Phillies fan

  65. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    LoHudYankees A.J. Burnett’s pitching line in today’s minor league start: 5.2IP, 6H, 4ER, 3BB, 8K. He threw 94 pitches, all to Austin Romine.

  66. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    One of the reasons Ididn’t buy the Pettitte shirt was because I’d never wear it outside the house. I agree that women’s t-shirts do not allow for a female silhouette. They make me look like a box!

  67. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Shame Spencer March 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    “I’m tired of buying men’s shirts that have no room for boobs or hips!”

    Seriously stuckey, all we want to do is show off our t!ts and a$$ but we have no outlet!!!
    __________
    Feel free to upload your pix here

    blog.bojoshotspot.com

  68. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    “you absolutely did that yesterday, should i go pull it up.”

    Yes.

    “also, explain to me how my statement is false”

    “Which seems to be true.”

    So you want me to explain why your statement of it “seems to be true” is “false”?

    Really?

    It doesn’t seem that way to me.

    You really had to ask?

    “you have bipolar disorder or something? or you are just selectively a prick…”

    The latter is correct answer. Of the two of us, however, I think I’m the one self-aware he’s being a prick.

  69. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    YankeesWFAN Yanks practicing bunt defenses. So when you hear TV announcer in July say “they practice that in spring training” you can say “March 23rd.”

    Ledger_Yankees Now Biden’s briefing Gossage on Libya… or something.

  70. Vineyard Yankee March 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Repost:

    Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Golson, I believe, was the other player who was obliquely sidelined.

    ***
    We visited some wineries on our trip to CA last summer. I think we were in Napa though – it was a tour I booked ahead. I got some gorgeous pictures. And some of my favorites were of olives and olive trees!

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

    Vineyard Yankee March 23rd, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Doreen:

    I can see why you booked a tour because there are so many. It would be hard to choose at random.

    Also you seem to be a good planner from what I have read here about your Disney adventures. I love Disney, always have, I can still go there and completely forget about everything from my day to day life. :-)

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    “This post has an air of the ‘all prospects are fungible’ meme, which is patently false.”

    It sure is. Shame that posters resort to that when they’re sick of a player, isn’t it?

    To say that some posters don’t do that is the thing that would be patently false.

    Okay Rich?

  72. CountryClub March 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Not exactly a bounce back start from AJ

  73. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    LoHudYankees A.J. Burnett’s pitching line in today’s minor league start: 5.2IP, 6H, 4ER, 3BB, 8K. He threw 94 pitches, all to Austin Romine.
    ******

    So I read that post, Erin, and I’m thinking, Austin Romine was the only one to hit against AJ Burnett?

    OMG. I must be fried!!!! :oops:

  74. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    trisha

    I prefer to focus on the highest rather than the lowest common denominator. and filter out the rest. IOW, if I see a poster is spewing nonsense, I don’t read them.

  75. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    So am I genuinely hearing this correctly, women want Yankee t-shirts cut for women, and they don’t exist?

  76. m March 23rd, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Black cloud is a bit melodramatic!

    He’s had a couple of boo boos. And so has my team fave Gardner.

    I too think that Gardner would have been good in CF, but at the time they didn’t know if he was a full-time player (ironically because he stalked 2because of the aforementioned boo boos).

    Nothing to do with convo, Melky is leading baseball in batting average in ST.

    You could argue that Jackson & Gardner on the Yankees would be very nice, but they weren’t going to go with 2 question marks.

  77. ac1 March 23rd, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    It has been nothing but a black cloud with granderson since he got to the team. It was one of cashmans worse deals. There was no reason to give up the farm for him when they had gardner. He is a nice guy but its a bad fit

    ___

    how is he a bad fit?

  78. Vineyard Yankee March 23rd, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    # Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    LoHudYankees A.J. Burnett’s pitching line in today’s minor league start: 5.2IP, 6H, 4ER, 3BB, 8K. He threw 94 pitches, all to Austin Romine.

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

    Erin, thanks for that post, unfortunately that line reminds me of many of his regular season starts last year.

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    By the way Nick I am interested in the Bonds trial so thanks for that link.

  80. upstate kate March 23rd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    there are Yankees t-shirts cut for women, I have quite a few of them, along w/ sweat pants, hoodies etc. What I have not seen are player jerseys w/ a feminine cut.

  81. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Vineyard Yankees -

    Disney is good for that. A real mental vacation. Totally okay to be a kid!

    But I’d love to go back to the wine country again and spend more time there. For that trip it was among a list of things we wanted to do. We had the girls with us, and I think they enjoyed it more than I thought they would.

    I would like one day to go back without the girls. We’ll see. :)

  82. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Star Ledger
    Pretty sure Biden just told Girardi “would you stop sac bunting with Gardner!”

  83. upstate kate March 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Granderson, along w/ Cano, were the only players who hit in the post season. I am happy w/ that kind of black cloud.

    YAY Melky, he is on my fantasy team!

  84. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Um, that’s stalled, not stalked.

    As for Montero, he will never be trashed. Seriously. He is legendary.

  85. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    “What I have not seen are player jerseys w/ a feminine cut.”

    So “authentic” jerseys (the expensive kind) with a female cut?

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I’m wondering if it’s a televised trial, and if so, if Court TV will be covering it.

    I think I’ll also read the SF Chronicle coverage just because I find it easier to get the gist that way than to read chronological twitters.

  87. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Doreen- LOL

    Time for vacation! ;)

  88. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Alyssa Milano has a line of sports clothing designed for women, but mainly younger women; and the women who do happen to like sequins in their pinstripes. It’s like there’s no in between.

  89. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    eboland11 And with that, the VP has left the building

  90. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Erin, thanks for that post, unfortunately that line reminds me of many of his regular season starts last year.

    That would have been an awesome outing for burnett last year. His issue was not giving up 4 runs and leaving in the 6th inning. It was not striking anybody out and giving up 6 runs and sinking the game. He gave up 6+ runs 10 times! Thats nearly 33% of a pitchers starts.

  91. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    eboland11 Byproduct of VP visit: Secret Service apparently not allowing Blue Jays in at the moment

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    “As for Montero, he will never be trashed. Seriously. He is legendary.”

    I believe you mean it. Can’t believe you believe it in your heart of hearts, seeing you’ve been here so long.

    Jeter’s legendary too. Need I say more?

    ;)

    Catch you all later.

  93. Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Erin -

    Totally!!!

    I have to pack this weekend, or start packing this weekend. Another exercise in trying to pare down the initial wardrobe, and still packing too much. :?

  94. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Rational criticism ? trashed

  95. 11 CF March 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Shouldn’t the VP be working while the president is on vacation?

  96. mick March 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Seriously stuckey, all we want to do is show off our t!ts and a$$ but we have no outlet!!!
    =============================================
    Oh yeah!

  97. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Carlo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    # BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I think Ollie Perez just made another stupid and short-sighted career decision. Rather than sit on the Mets paying him this year, and using that time to work with Rick Peterson for get his mechanics back, he rushes to another big league club where he will probably continue to stink.

    ———————————–

    You’re kidding right
    ____________
    Nope. He sucks and needs to rework everything under a good coach. You can argue Peterson isn’t that guy, which is fine, but he still is doing nothing to fix himself. (I’m not aware of the Nats having any great pitching coach…)

  98. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    People like to dump everyone opposed to their point of view in the same bucket. In truth its probably not the case. The posters that are posting right now and cheering for Montero to make the team are people that have had Montero’s back the entire time, and would certainly not trash Montero if he struggled. The people who will trash him are those that were not high on him, or people we’ve never seen before, or people who just didnt have a solid opinion during any debate about the guy. Then of course that attitude will be transferred to the Montero defenders despite them not taking part in it.

  99. brownies March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Curtis never had a high on base percentage and strikes out a lot…not typical players cash would acquire plus gardner could play cf. There was not a burning need for him. He only got hot later in the year.

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    You could argue that Jackson & Gardner on the Yankees would be very nice, but they weren’t going to go with 2 question marks.
    ///

    That’s not the Yankee MO. But Granderson was got out of it. He’s a prize.

  101. I Like Inge March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    mick March 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Seriously stuckey, all we want to do is show off our t!ts and a$$ but we have no outlet!!!
    =============================================
    Oh yeah!

    ———-

    That’s why I like going to a Yankee game in the summer. Good looking females in Yankee attire. Nice :)

  102. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    “Shouldn’t the VP be working while the president is on vacation?”

    Please stop.

  103. Vineyard Yankee March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Totally okay to be a kid!

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

    Thanks, that would be me as soon as I pass through those magic main gates. To generalize, the wine country experience is limited as far as keeping kids occupied.

    Although if you come during the summer months (June – September) there is always the pool, the Hot Air balloons and the Skunk Train that goes out to the coast through The Redwoods. :-)

  104. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    trisha,

    I truly believe there are people who believe that Montero is literally the second coming. They have made up their minds, and they will take it to their graves.

    In fact, we can take down names of people who are really high on him. And see if they trash him if and when he stumbles.

    (of course they won’t, because now they know I’m watching ;) )

  105. Fran the original March 23rd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    The NFL has a line of jerseys for women.

  106. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    “Curtis never had a high on base percentage and strikes out a lot…not typical players cash would acquire plus gardner could play cf. There was not a burning need for him. He only got hot later in the year.”

    Okay, I’ll play.

    Who was playing left?

  107. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    brownies March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Curtis never had a high on base percentage and strikes out a lot…not typical players cash would acquire plus gardner could play cf. There was not a burning need for him. He only got hot later in the year.
    ///
    A CF who hits doubles & triples and has 30 HR potential is uncommon. Granderson’s power in fact helps support Gardner in LF. If you lose Granderson and slide Gardner over, you need to add a slugging COF.

  108. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    m

    A second coming of Mike Piazza?

    Anyway, take down my name.

  109. Vineyard Yankee March 23rd, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Trisha:

    No court TV of the Bonds ordeal out here. The Chronicle is as good as any other.

  110. Tarheel In NYC March 23rd, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Doreen March 23rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    “Alyssa Milano has a line of sports clothing designed for women, but mainly younger women; and the women who do happen to like sequins in their pinstripes. It’s like there’s no in between.”

    Precisely. And there are women who DO like the sequins, pink, etc…which is absolutely fine. I hope I didn’t sound like I was making fun of women who wear those. I apologize wholeheartedly if I did.

    But Doreen makes a good point. There’s no in between. I happen to be one of those women who do not care for the pink and/or sequined designs that are currently targeted at female fans.

    My favorite t-shirt that I own is dark green, has a print of the Irish flag, and has “Go Yankees” written in Gaelic. It’s my most favorite Yankees t-shirt design ever! I had to buy it in a men’s size because I couldn’t find it in a ladies’ size. It’s not a great fit, and it doesn’t fall properly. I feel like I’m boxed in.

    But I wear it anyway because I’m stubborn like that.

  111. Vineyard Yankee March 23rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    # Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    “Shouldn’t the VP be working while the president is on vacation?”

    Please stop.

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

    Didn’t Obama cut his Latin America trip short ? LOL !

  112. upstate kate March 23rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Doreen
    5th & Ocean, and Soft as a Grape make some nice Yankee t-shirts that are not blingy. They are just generic NYY tho, not featuring individual players.

  113. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Take mine down too, I’ll even wear a little yellow star badge

  114. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    “Didn’t Obama cut his Latin America trip short ? LOL”

    What am I missing?

  115. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    stuckey – your selective memory is hilarious.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-1749502

    This is you bringing up a 4 hour old conversation in relation to NOTHING I was talking about.

    My original statement:
    You guys can “seriously doubt” whatever you want… the fact of the matter is that he only has 9 days to recover from an oblique injury, no matter how serious. That is HIGHLY unlikely.

    Which part of that even references the bogus radio report? That conversation went on for another what 40 minutes of you telling me how crazy i am?

    Now it seems that recovering by opening day is NOT a realistic expectation, and Granderson only has a “chance” of playing”.

    I’ll assume your apology is in the mail.

    Today we have a discussion about Montero which you later post that you agree with my premise that he likely needs more seasoning at AAA, but you don’t “approve” of my method of posting and choose to pointlessly debate semantics for an hour.

    We could go deeper into your bi-polar madness but i don’t think its necessary.

  116. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Serious question for the fellas. Do you guys wish there were less women on this board? You can answer anonymously if you want. ;)

  117. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    m

    I wish there were more.

  118. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    My anonymous answer: Yes

    Publically and pubicly I’m for women.

  119. LGY March 23rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Unfortunately Trisha already has the inside lane on dumping on Montero by having him already ticketed for a demotion when Cervelli returns :(

  120. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Oh, you slut!

  121. I Like Inge March 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    More women.

  122. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    i wish they were all forced to write in pink text so we could single them out and attack them easier

  123. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    LGY

    FTW

  124. I Like Inge March 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’m with Mr. Face. I’m Pro Chicks

  125. Against All Odds March 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    # Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    m

    I wish there were more.

    ————————–

    That’s a problem with alot of boards in general. There aren’t enough women on them. I usually post on a music board but it has been down for the past couple of months. There’s like 5-7 girls that post regularly.

  126. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    My last comment was for Rich.

    I don’t even know how to respond to JF. :mad:

  127. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    trisha,

    I truly believe there are people who believe that Montero is literally the second coming. They have made up their minds, and they will take it to their graves.

    In fact, we can take down names of people who are really high on him. And see if they trash him if and when he stumbles.

    (of course they won’t, because now they know I’m watching )
    ///

    Montero is ranked in the top 5 by every scouting outlet. Even the Yankee haters don’t begrudge him his status as a franchise offensive talent. In fact, it’s been said he would probably be the No. 1 prospect in baseball if his catching were more of a given. That’s how high his bat projects. Why wouldn’t Yankee fans be excited about a player with his profile?

  128. LGY March 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    People like to dump everyone opposed to their point of view in the same bucket.

    ****

    QFT

  129. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    m

    I’m a former slut.

  130. upstate kate March 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    M
    you set yourself up for that one :)

  131. Against All Odds March 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    trisha,

    I truly believe there are people who believe that Montero is literally the second coming. They have made up their minds, and they will take it to their graves.

    In fact, we can take down names of people who are really high on him. And see if they trash him if and when he stumbles.

    (of course they won’t, because now they know I’m watching )
    ///

    Montero is ranked in the top 5 by every scouting outlet. Even the Yankee haters don’t begrudge him his status as a franchise offensive talent. In fact, it’s been said he would probably be the No. 1 prospect in baseball if his catching were more of a given. That’s how high his bat projects. Why wouldn’t Yankee fans be excited about a player with his profile?

    ————————————–

    Because the Pope Francesa has stated “the Yankees are down on him” and we all know Mike is always right. Do ppl realize he’s 21 yrs old give the kid some time to improve on his defense.

  132. pat March 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Doreen

    Yankees have a new group of T-shirt designers this year- Mariano, Alex, Jorge and Robbie.

    Their Tee designs will be out in June.

    I have the perfect Yankee T. It’s a womens T so it fits right, it’s Navy blue and has a small white interlocking NY in the middle at the neck so. It was from mlb.com and came in other colors but I’m a purist when it comes to team apparel.

  133. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    M, there are a lot of women on here that prefer to talk baseball, That’s more acceptable to the trolls and “wizards” that are more interested in keeping the BS going (like now) or the just plain a-holes that swallow this board up. Keep it going ladies. You may save this board from premature death.

  134. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Nice poke by Manny down the line.

  135. upstate kate March 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    My back up Yankee hat is green and has a shamrock on it, but I didn’t buy it myself, my boss gave it to me.

  136. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “if his catching were more of a given”

    This is the most accurate description of Montero right now.

    I’m a “talk to me when they’ve arrived” kind of person.

    When the second coming happens, I will be more than happy to talk. ;)

    BTW. As bad as Montero looked in that one at-bat yesterday, he made some great adjustments. I don’t know if he watched video of the offending at-bat or if he got some advice in between at-bats, but I like how he adjusted there.

  137. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Mauer is really good in the “well played, Mauer,” those commercials.

  138. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    LGY – I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings by suggesting that I thought the Yankees would feel that Montero wasn’t ready and Cervelli should be backup until he was. Did I hurt your feelings? I’m so sorry.

    By the way, that’s not trashing the guy. Learn the difference. Follow the bouncing ball.

    ***********

    jerkface, rich in NJ, LGY. Oy vey.

  139. yankeefeminista March 23rd, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    FTR, I like the male baggy jerseys on women, and prefer to wear them as long as they are not huge. I think they are much more traditional than “chick” fitted jerseys. My Yankee jerseys, Revis and Lemieux jerseys are male baggy but in a manageable way. Much cooler than the fitted ones in my estimate.

  140. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    “jerkface, rich in NJ, LGY. Oy vey.”

    Isn’t that Yiddish for spot on?

  141. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    “FTR, I like the male baggy jerseys on women, and prefer to wear them as long as they are not huge.”

    That’s actually my problem with all sports stuff, they are too baggy.

  142. BoJo March 23rd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Question: If a manufacturer were to make a female jersey of stuckey’s idea, how many different variations would they have to manufacture to accommodate 0% of the female population? 100% of the population?

    I’ve always been under the perception that it would multiply the number of sku’s significantly.

  143. Yankees Gameday March 23rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    In which I explain everything about Oblique Muscle Injuries with a photo of a super hot Czeck model. http://yankeesgameday.blogspot.....ained.html

  144. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    “Montero is ranked in the top 5 by every scouting outlet. Even the Yankee haters don’t begrudge him his status as a franchise offensive talent. In fact, it’s been said he would probably be the No. 1 prospect in baseball if his catching were more of a given. That’s how high his bat projects. Why wouldn’t Yankee fans be excited about a player with his profile?”

    Phil Hughes was the Yankees top draft pick. How long did it take for that blush to come off the rose for some posters?

    I’m actually finding it amusing that everyone seems to conveniently forget how quickly posters are ready to kill players who don’t produce. It’s kind of like you’re all pretending.

    Amazing.

    :lol:

  145. yankeefeminista March 23rd, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Nice poke by Manny down the line.
    _____
    Watching also. Great way to chill out until the Yankee game. But are we really getting blacked out again? If yes, it is the “Hughes” St jinx at work.

    Btw, PP wrote today that Bryan Mitchell has been topping out at 96. I like.

  146. m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Let’s talk pants.

    CC needs to go down a size and stop stretching them.

    Jeter either lost weight or is up a size. Either way I love the new look.

    Jury’s still out on Mo. Wonder if he’ll mix it up this season? Socks/no socks might be the new white smoke/black smoke.

  147. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    pat March 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    Doreen

    Yankees have a new group of T-shirt designers this year- Mariano, Alex, Jorge and Robbie.

    **************************
    I was wondering if they were going to do that again this year! Very cool. :)

  148. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Oh I forgot to add QFT and FTW!

    And now, LOL.

  149. LGY March 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    “I’ve been to too many “new kid” rodeos to buy for a minute that all of the posters begging for Montero now will support him if he struggles in the bigs. No, they will then either want Cervelli back or they’ll call for Romine.”

    Trisha wants Cervelli back before Montero even has a chance to struggle!

    That is worse than regular ole bashing. It’s, it’s indiscriminate bashing!

    It might even be racism :shock:

  150. LGY March 23rd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Women are smarter than men.

    As long as they don’t carry on secret affairs with CR9 and dig the long ball, always for more chicks.

  151. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    “I’m actually finding it amusing that everyone seems to conveniently forget how quickly posters are ready to kill players who don’t produce. It’s kind of like you’re all pretending.”

    You can always find idiots, but there is no reason to think that they type of short-sightedness is representative of anyone but idiots.

    Yet you seem to have a need to believe that such idiocy is the dominant p.o.v.

    Whatever.

  152. yankeefeminista March 23rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Trisha, I don’t think too many people have been killing Hughes.

    Montero would hit with one hand tied behind his back.

  153. pat March 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Mo said today he’s always worn his socks like this. Took Wally a few minutes to realize Mo was right and his pants are different not the socks. :wink:

  154. yankeefeminista March 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Oops forgot the :)

  155. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    “http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201…..nt-1749502

    “This is you bringing up a 4 hour old conversation in relation to NOTHING I was talking about.”

    Me: “I know. I’m speaking to the people who believed it anyway, even after I told them what it was.

    “IR, you here buddy?”

    So THIS is what you describe as “b*tching” you out?

    “My original statement:
    You guys can “seriously doubt” whatever you want… the fact of the matter is that he only has 9 days to recover from an oblique injury, no matter how serious. That is HIGHLY unlikely.”

    And my mine:

    ‘I seriously doubt given Granderson was a late scratch that the Yankees have already determined he’s going to miss Opening Day. That would be very, very specific.

    ‘I also seriously doubt if the Yankees had actually announced that definitively, no one else by MLBR would aware of it.’

    You ask which part of your response even references the bogus radio report?

    How about quoting me twice from my post specifically ABOUT the bogus radio report, in which you specifically put “seriously doubt” in quotes, indicating a mocking tone.

    Which is fine, I’m happy to play on that field if you like, I just don’t understand why you’re not owning up to your participation.

    “That conversation went on for another what 40 minutes of you telling me how crazy i am?”

    No it didn’t.

    “Now it seems that recovering by opening day is NOT a realistic expectation, and Granderson only has a “chance” of playing”.”

    I disagree agree that saying he has a chance of playing is saying the expectations that he will are not realistic. I think that’s a wildly subjective interpretation from someone who is now clearly personally invested in being right about it … which makes one of us.

    “Today we have a discussion about Montero which you later post that you agree with my premise that he likely needs more seasoning at AAA, but you don’t “approve” of my method of posting and choose to pointlessly debate semantics for an hour.”

    You didn’t understand my responses. I was making fun of you the entire time.

  156. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    ————————————–

    Because the Pope Francesa has stated “the Yankees are down on him” and we all know Mike is always right. Do ppl realize he’s 21 yrs old give the kid some time to improve on his defense.
    ///

    Odds, Francesa is a tool but I don’t get the vague resentment here on Montero buzz. He’s the most celebrated Yankee prospect since…since…?? When was the last time we had a can’t-miss power bat in the system (that also hits for average) who is universally expected to rake in the majors? We traded away McGriff. Mickey Mantle??

  157. GreenBeret7 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Only got to see one of Bryan Mitchell’s starts in the GCL, but for a barely 19 year old, he was impressive to watch. Rather tall and slender, but, should fill out to maybe 200 pounds.

  158. Erin March 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    New Post w/pregame notes

    :arrow:

  159. Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Trisha’s folly is lumping in the posters here with those that would kill a prospect for struggling. Betsy doesn’t count when it comes to Hughes.

  160. mick March 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Trish
    It’s just a matter of time till Carmelo Anthony gets booed at the Garden. Is this wrong?
    There is no etiquette when it comes to fans and the athletes.
    Like Bonds said years ago, the average fan wishes he was an athlete and had his money and fame.
    The smart athlete doesn’t take it personally when he is booed, some guys need it.

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    “You can always find idiots, but there is no reason to think that they type of short-sightedness is representative of anyone but idiots.

    Yet you seem to have a need to believe that such idiocy is the dominant p.o.v.

    Whatever.”

    The point is I saw it here with Melancon, I’ve seen it here with Cano, I’ve seen it here with Jeter, and there is absolutely nothing to make me believe I wouldn’t see it here with Montero.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    “The smart athlete doesn’t take it personally when he is booed, some guys need it.”

    mick, best I can tell you is this. I’ve heard players say that it hurts. I don’t know that you can say they aren’t smart athletes. Maybe they’re sensitive athletes.

    Men not machines.

  163. Rich in NJ March 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    “The point is I saw it here with Melancon, I’ve seen it here with Cano, I’ve seen it here with Jeter, and there is absolutely nothing to make me believe I wouldn’t see it here with Montero.”

    So, we agree. You have seen some idiots.

  164. J. Alfred Prufrock March 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    m March 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    “if his catching were more of a given”

    This is the most accurate description of Montero right now.

    I’m a “talk to me when they’ve arrived” kind of person.

    When the second coming happens, I will be more than happy to talk.

    BTW. As bad as Montero looked in that one at-bat yesterday, he made some great adjustments. I don’t know if he watched video of the offending at-bat or if he got some advice in between at-bats, but I like how he adjusted there.
    ///

    Doesn’t mean he can’t catch,it’s just a reservation of judgment by people,some of whom don’t even see him play much. I have seen him more than those folks have, & his defense is more than negotiable IMO.
    The “Second Coming” remark you make I guess is a play on his name, Jesus? He may be the Second Coming of Mickey Mantle, what if he is? What if he’s half of Mantle? Think, in that case, it would be alright for us to get excited about him? Yea he will not go on getting fooled. He just hasn’t been focused on hitting as per instructions. He’s gonna rake.

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    And mick, there is a definite division of opinion on booing players. Some people believe in it, others don’t.

  166. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    IR,

    I’d be happy to continue this illumination of your hypocrisy in real-time, but let’s agree to keep it contained to this post, so as not to intrude on others, agreed?

  167. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    “So, we agree. You have seen some idiots.”

    Well that kind of fan fickleness is not my cup of tea.

  168. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 23rd, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Okay later.

  169. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    stuckey – You didn’t understand my responses. I was making fun of you the entire time.

    This is why people don’t like you. Just assume from now on I’m not talking to you.

  170. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    You can deny Grandersons oblique injury all you want, but an oblique strain is way more likely to take 2 weeks to recover than 1 (this basically medical fact, so stop BS’ing about it).

    Opening day is a very specific day that is less than 2 weeks away, so it would be unlikely for him to recover in time.

    Simple as that, and it avoids 3 days of angry nonsense.

    Stop trying to “prove yourself” by claiming to run social experiments when you are just arguing for no reason.

  171. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    “This is why people don’t like you.”

    You say that like it’s a bad thing?

    Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    “Just assume from now on I’m not talking to you.”

    Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    “You can deny Grandersons oblique injury all you want,”

    D’oh!

    Two whole minutes! That might be a new internet chucklehead land-speed record.

    “but an oblique strain is way more likely to take 2 weeks to recover than 1 (this basically medical fact, so stop BS’ing about it). Opening day is a very specific day that is less than 2 weeks away, so it would be unlikely for him to recover in time.”

    I’m on record as saying I believe he’ll play. Offering no qualification. What’s to say at this point other than we’ll see?

    “Stop trying to “prove yourself” by claiming to run social experiments when you are just arguing for no reason.”

    I never claimed to be run social experiments. Truth be told, I’m not even sure what that is.

    I’m entertaining myself. Not making any claims that it reflects particularly well on my character.

    Seeking approval really isn’t the point.

    And you’re doubling back two posts now to continue this why exactly?

    Playing the maturity card when simply playing the hand proves otherwise?

    I genuinely appreciate the self-congratulatory irony.

  172. Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    You were the one that said to leave it here, I’m not “doubling back”.

    I actually don’t know why the messages showed up like that, I posted them in the other order /shrug

    You say that like it’s a bad thing?

    This is… very true… :)

    What bothers me is that I wasted my time trying to have a discussion with someone who regularly posts here, and you were “just messing around” and generally being an a$s. T

    Thanks for that, now I know that you are not to be bothered with.

  173. stuckey99 March 23rd, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    “This is why people don’t like you. Just assume from now on I’m not talking to you.”

    Irreverent Discourse March 23rd, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    “I actually don’t know why the messages showed up like that, I posted them in the other order.”

    Is this “not talking to me” thing starting anytime soon ya think?

    “What bothers me is that I wasted my time trying to have a discussion with someone who regularly posts here, and you were “just messing around” and generally being an a$s.”

    You really shouldn’t let it bother you. You weren’t sharp enough to notice so it’s not like you wasted your time on purpose.

    For the record, however:

    - I genuinely believe you don’t know d**k about oblique strains and your assumption Granderson will likely miss opening day is both entirely your own and an alarmist’s view.

    - That your suggestion that Montero’s defensive development will somehow be frozen (like someone slapped him on the back making a funny face) if he didn’t go back to AAA was weak.

    - That it should have been perfectly obvious to anyone with even a passing knowledge of baseball history there have been successful major catchers who didn’t spend a lot of time in AAA.

    “Thanks for that, now I know that you are not to be bothered with.”

    Well, just as soon as you actually stop bothering you mean…

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