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Yankees lineup/leadoff decision, last pitcher

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Mar 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Greetings, Brian Heyman here at Yankee Stadium covering the workout for tomorrow’s season opener against the Tigers.

Joe Girardi has made his call on the leadoff situation, and we really can’t say it’s unexpected. Actually, it makes good sense. Wonder what you think. He’s going with a platoon, Brett Gardner against righties and Derek Jeter against lefties. Girardi talked to Jeter today and told him that Gardner will be batting first with Tigers righty ace Justin Verlander going in the opener. Jeter predictably told reporters it didn’t matter to him, considering how much he has batted second over the years.

“It was something that we talked about, the job that (Gardner) did against right-handed pitching last year,” Girardi said. “He was second on our club in on-base percentage. … His ability to disrupt defenses, the pressure that he puts on a pitching staff, his ability to score runs – we thought it was a pretty good fit. We talked about Jete leading off against lefties, and our lineup will change a little bit. But we’ll have consistency for right-handers and left-handers.”

So here’s the lineup Girardi announced for Game 1:

1. Gardner 

2. Jeter

3. Mark Teixeira

4. Alex Rodriguez

5. Robinson Cano

6. Nick Swisher

7. Jorge Posada

8. ?

9. Russell Martin

The question mark is because he was waiting to see how Curtis Granderson felt coming out of his minor-league game this afternoon in Florida. If his oblique is OK, as it was yesterday after he played, he’ll be in there.

Also, Luis Ayala has beaten out Steve Garrison for the final slot in the bullpen. The Yankees added Ayala to the 40-man roster. The move was necessitated by Pedro Feliciano’s sore triceps.

Otherwise, the chatter, beyond Phil Hughes taking over Andy Pettitte’s locker, was about the Yankees being in an underdog role behind the Red Sox. We’ll have more on that later this afternoon.

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289 Responses to “Yankees lineup/leadoff decision, last pitcher”

  1. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    The entire Jerzzz post from the last thread is amazing.

    I really can’t wait to win the division this season.

  2. Rick B March 30th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I still think having Jeter hit second is a mistake. He will continue to hit into too many double plays. Drop him down in the order.

  3. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    So do we even bother with GTLU this season?

    Or do we just have to play one day ahead?

  4. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I hope I see a certain few people penciling in Molina every other day in GTLU…

  5. DocTodd March 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    When Gardner does get on leading off the game, he needs to steal immediately.THEN Jeter can bunt him over to third. I hate when Gardner gets on first and Jeter bunts him to second…dumb!Or obviously Jeter can try to get Gardner home from 2nd with a hit,but please, no bunting to get Gardner to 2nd!!

  6. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Underdogs! Woohoo! Always the underdogs!!!

    Alex is gonna be a centaur this year! On and off the field!

  7. BoJo March 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Here’s my line-up for game 1–

    Uh, see above.

  8. DocTodd March 30th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Rick B….Girardi doesn’t have the nads to move Jeter down to the bottom of the order….

  9. Erica in NY March 30th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    GTLU = GT8B

  10. ET March 30th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    #

    it, but by all means for a pitcher who tears a tendon in his elbow, in order to keep his job, its necessary.
    # Jerzz March 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    ESPN predictions:

    45 experts were polled. All had Red Sox winning division. 33 have Red Sox winning WS (42 have the Sox in the WS total, 7 have them losing).

    Only 1 picked the Yankees to make the WS, but lose to the Braves. 33 have the Yankees making the playoffs (all as the WC).

    SI Predictions:

    12 experts were polled. 11 had Red Sox winning division. 9 had Sox winning AL (5 winning WS winners).

    0 had Yankees winning AL. 9 have the Yanks making the playoffs (8 as WC).

    FOX Sports:

    only had Rosenthal do predictions – who picked Sox to win WS and win division. Yanks as WC.

    CBS Sports:

    8 experts were polled. 7 had Red Sox winning division. All 8 had Sox winning AL, 7 winning the WS.

    7 of 8 had the Yanks in the playoffs (6 as the WC, 1 as division). 0 had the Yanks representing the AL in WS.

    NY Post:

    7 experts polled. 6 had Red Sox winning division. 5 had Sox winning the AL, 3 winning the WS.

    2 had Yankees in WS, 1 winning it. 6 of 7 had Yankees in playoffs, all as WC.

    TOTAL: 73 experts polled. 70 picked Sox to win division. 65 had them in WS (49 winning it).

    Only 3 of 73 had Yankees winning division. 56 of 73 had Yankees in playoffs. 3 of 73 had Yankees in WS, only 1 winning it.

    —————–

    Wow. Those are some lofty expectations for BOS. And if you take out the NY Post, only 1 of 60 something picked the Yanks to even make it to a WS. Amazing.

  11. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Doreen, doesn’t Joe know he’s messing with a LoHud institution?!

    Blasphemy.

  12. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    yeah and how many of those experts expected the Mariners to win the west last year? Probably quite a few!

  13. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Only Brian Cashman could spend $200 million and still have Steve Garrison and Luis Ayala battling for a major league job!

    GOOD GOD!

    On the bright side, Ayala is exactly Cashman’s kinda guy. Didn’t pitch in the majors AT ALL in 2010 and positively SUCKED in 2009. #winning

    Past time for a change.

    Oh and PS. Don’t give me any tears for Cashman over the Feliciano injury. Cashman might be the only guy on the PLANET who didn’t see a Feliciano breakdown coming.

  14. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Erica -

    Is it worth doing, even?

  15. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Stick around YankeesNmore. We all enjoy your posts. Just leave out inappropriate words so you do not get banned!

  16. Yanks78 March 30th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    ET – It is just as bad if you look at their award projections. Mostly Adrian Gonzalez MVP and Lester CY Youngs.

    Karl Ravech selected Buchholz as his CY young winner LOL!

  17. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    “Im not one of these people that thinks if you took steroids you should be banned from the HOF forever by any means…. but I think there is a gray area between that and what you’re talking about where the answer lies.”

    Of course there is. That’s the whole point of my original post.

    “Wait so Boston won the offseason again?….I thought they just replaced two good players with two slightly better players…..”

    I suspect many people are factoring in all the missed time by Ellsbury, Pedroia, Youk… and assuming relative full season health.

  18. rodg12 March 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Don’t know if this has been posted or not, but ESPNNY just released their list of the top 50 Yankees…

    http://es.pn/fL1XRY

  19. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    YankeesNmore – The only tears that are being shed are in laughter…

  20. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    :lol:

    GTLU just got a whole lot easier, huh?

  21. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    how many of those experts had the giants last year?

  22. Erica in NY March 30th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Erica -

    Is it worth doing, even?

    **********

    Its really up to you. At the very least it could be fun practice.

  23. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Anybody who can’t handle seeing the word “SUCKED” written out should not be on the internet, BeholdArNo

  24. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    LOL @ Buchholz winning CY. If anyone’s getting CY on the sox, it’s Lester.

    Where’s Ruby Tuesday been? Season begins tomorrow…

  25. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    how many of these experts had seattle (last year’s darlings) winning the west last year?

  26. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    YankeesnMore, I didnt mean that word. I meant the other day calling Montero a “…..”

  27. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    “When Gardner does get on leading off the game, he needs to steal immediately.”

    There is this thing called a pitch out…

  28. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    ER/ruby is here for a few seconds several times per day. whatever name he uses the rest of the time (BeholdArNo?) im not sure.

  29. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Sure.

    What the heck.

    So, anyway, for GTLU you must write out the entire lineup with positions. This is important because if you decide to substitute someone else for Granderson, a position or two will change.

    Don’t trip yourselves up!

  30. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    And Girardi should lose…

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    ESPN expert = oxymoron

  32. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Why don’t you let the moderator worry about that stuff, BeholdArNo, aka B-A-N

  33. Mell March 30th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    “I suspect many people are factoring in all the missed time by Ellsbury, Pedroia, Youk… and assuming relative full season health.”

    Martinez missed a month too. Remember late last June I was on Martha’s Vineyard for a wedding for a few days. While I was there, Pedroia broke his foot, Martinez suffered some injury (hand I think), and Buchholtz was injured running bases or something. There was misery abound in the local taverns. It was knid of humorous.

  34. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    “Why don’t you let the moderator worry about that stuff, BeholdArNo, aka B-A-N”

    Why are you reluctant to answer a fair question about your use of the word, though?

  35. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Mell
    can you return to MV, just in case that was the jinx

  36. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    YankeesnMore I was trying to help you. Just forget it. LOL, Im glad someone referred to me by my initials BAN! : )

    Y’s guy – Dont be a Y’s guy, that’s a friendly caution.

  37. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    dont the socks have the largest payroll this season? only theo could have saltalamacchia and veritek as a catching duo with the highest paid team in baseball.

    dennys reyes? junichi tazawa???

  38. Mell March 30th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    “dont the socks have the largest payroll this season?”

    Yes……..as long as you don’t count the Yankees.

  39. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t recall seeing a question, Stuckey. What was it?

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    mick – about Chad’s chat. You can only send questions in. You cannot force him to choose your questions to be answered…

  41. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    i’ve heard several ppl say that the socks had a bigger payroll than the yankees, but sources are hard to nail down b/c people count the 40 man or use different ways to figure it out. i think we will know by tomorrow what the official opening day payroll # is.

    in any case the socks spent a ton of money and still have saltalamaccia and veritek as catchers…

  42. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    …still shaking from that chilling ‘caution’ from BeaArThur.

  43. Mell March 30th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Y’s:

    In terms of actual payroll, the Yankees are about $35M more than Boston

    In terms of payroll as determined for luxury tax purposes (40 man, bennies, etc), I believe the gap is a little smaller. $25M or so.

  44. mick March 30th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    mick – about Chad’s chat. You can only send questions in. You cannot force him to choose your questions to be answered…
    ——————————–
    excuse me?

  45. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    “I don’t recall seeing a question, Stuckey. What was it”

    Jesus is a 21 year old kid who didn’t have a good spring. At worst, he may even be a guy that never lives up to the projections the entire baseball world has for him, or even may never get a ML hit.

    Any and all of that is possible.

    But how does any of that justify referring to him a “douchebag”?

    Understand I’m not offended by the word or profanity in general. F**k is in fact one of my all-time favorites, but I don’t understand either your intent or appropriateness of referring to Montero in such a manner because he didn’t play baseball well.

    Can you explain that?

  46. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    If you aren’t going to bat Grandy 6th, why would you bat him behind Po?

    If you like Swish in the 6 hole then sandwich Grandy between two switch hitters.

    With this lineup a manager can bring a LOOGY in to face Grandy and leave him in for Martin and Gardy.

    Super dumb.

  47. 108 stitches March 30th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Lofty predictions for Beansville is the best thing that can happen. Watching how they handle the valleys will tell what that team is made of. Watching how their lack of farm system depth will come back to bite them.

  48. rodg12 March 30th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Stop. Feeding. The. Troll.

  49. mick March 30th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Papelbum is anything but a given.
    A lot depends on him and the 2 new guys, Wheeler and Jenks.
    Don’t count on it.

  50. Chad Jennings March 30th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks everyone for stopping by the chat. I know people get mad when I don’t answer their questions, but there are just way too many. I maybe answer one out of every 20, and I don’t really have enough time to get a good look at all of them.

    And I honestly never look at who asked the question. I’m sure I answered more than one from some people and not a single one from others.

    Anyway. Thanks again for stopping by.

  51. Fran the original March 30th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    If Granderson plays, this is the line-up I had written down. Or even if not, I had the 3rd OF batting 8th.

  52. Jughead March 30th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Am I correct in that after adding Ayala, our 40 man roster is at 40 with 3 more players to still add (Colon, Garcia, and Molina)? Marte to 60 day is easy enough, but what about the other 2 cuts. Corona probably. Any ideas on the last?

  53. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    “But how does any of that justify referring to him a “douchebag”?”
    ————————————————————————
    When he comes out and says ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity,’ I call him a douchebag because he just BLEW a GOLDEN opportunity.

    How can you say, ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity’ when one was pounding you in the face just moments ago?

    PS. I don’t recall seeing that question previously posted. If I missed it, my apologies.

  54. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    bill white will be on francessa later. love that guy!

  55. Asd March 30th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    We can still GTLU for 8th, I guess… Also, Chad… no offense to you or Swish but he’ll be far too excited and amped to be controlled enough for the first HR.

  56. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I didn’t send a question in this time but when I do I always expect for my question to be introduced as ” Ahh..and here’s an excellent question from esteemed commenter Bronx Jeers”

    But no dice. :sad:

  57. Mell March 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    “I call him a douchebag because he just BLEW a GOLDEN opportunity.”

    In much the same way one might call you an idiot because you are exceedingly stupid?

  58. UnKnown March 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    So the Yankees can tie the Mets tomorrow for the all time record with the most consecutive wins at home on Opening day with 11.

    Right now the Yankees stand at 10 opening day wins at home in a row. Cmon baby keep that streak going.

  59. G. Love March 30th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Love that the Red Sox are picked to win the World Series across the board. It’ll make it that much sweeter to see their fans collapse into themselves when they don’t get what they were promised.

    With a few exceptions, their fanbase right now is a bunch of spoiled brats who feel they are guaranteed a title this year. When they don’t get their way? Watch out. When things don’t go as planned in Boston with this much hype, it will get ugly and the media who is propping them up on a pedestal will tear them to shreds if they don’t perform like gritty gutty All Star robots.

    The thing that’s going to make this season fun is watching the Yankees do their part in ruining the storybook season Boston has been promised.

    What’s also going to make it fun is watching Nova do what I think he’s going to do this season. I think he’s the dark horse of this whole thing and has the potential to stun a lot of people putting the Yankee rotation down.

  60. Yanks78 March 30th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    After Cano, wouldn’t you rather go S-L-S-R-L rather than S-S-L-R-L?

  61. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    didnt tj simers call martin a ‘douce’ earlier this ST?

    ynm just copying another *^%*(&%$

  62. Nick in SF March 30th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Bad lineup choices, we need Gustavo Molina in there to get his bat going early on — um, because… Because it’s important to get production out of the BUC position immediately so Jesus Montero doesn’t feel added pressure to put up big numbers down in balmy Scranton.

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    mick – you asked on the other thread why some people didn’t get involved in chat. I was basically saying that I asked several questions but none were answered.

    :)

  64. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    How very nice to see that esteemed commenter Bronx Jeers has joined us this afternoon :)
    there, fixed it for you

  65. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    “When he comes out and says ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity,’ I call him a douchebag because he just BLEW a GOLDEN opportunity.”

    Larry, your website is amateurish, both in design and execution, which is apparently reflected in the fact no one seems to visit it.

    Does this make you a douchebag? Because you haven’t yet excelled at what you try to do yet?

    “PS. I don’t recall seeing that question previously posted. If I missed it, my apologies.”

    Accepted.

  66. mick March 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    :) trish – i asked about 10 and for free tickets :)

    see his post @ 2:43

  67. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Being compared to the great TJ Simers???

    PRICELESS!

    Also humbling. The guy is brilliant! One of the funniest and most clever columnists on the planet.

  68. Tom in N.J. March 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I use to work as a clerk at a dry cleaners. Bill White was a customer there. He’d actually stop in if he was in the area and talk baseball with me. Just chatting away, telling stories. Real good guy.

  69. Mell March 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    “Any ideas on the last?”

    Sale of Romulo Sanchez to Japan?

  70. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    When he comes out and says ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity,’ I call him a douchebag because he just BLEW a GOLDEN opportunity.

    How can you say, ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity’ when one was pounding you in the face just moments ago?

    PS. I don’t recall seeing that question previously posted. If I missed it, my apologies.

    Stop feeding this person

  71. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Nick in SF March 30th, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    Bad lineup choices, we need Gustavo Molina in there to get his bat going early on ? um, because? Because it?s important to get production out of the BUC position immediately so Jesus Montero doesn?t feel added pressure to put up big numbers down in balmy Scranton.

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

    :lol:

  72. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Bad lineup choices, we need Gustavo Molina in there to get his bat going early on — um, because… Because it’s important to get production out of the BUC position immediately so Jesus Montero doesn’t feel added pressure to put up big numbers down in balmy Scranton.

    I still crack up at every mention of “balmy Scranton”

  73. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    upstate kate,

    You rock. Best comment ever. :wink:

  74. mick March 30th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I was basically saying that I asked several questions but none were answered.
    ==================
    he did answer one of yours trish.

  75. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    “we need Gustavo Molina in there to get his bat going early on ? um, because? ”

    …Nick needs $25 dollars?

  76. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Stuckey, you REALLY think my blog “looks amateurish”??? Or are you just trying to offend me because you don’t like my opinions???

    I put a lot of work into the way that blog looks. Quite honestly, I think it’s one of the best looking fan blogs going.

    Of course, you’re entitled to your opinion, if that’s your honest opinion.

  77. SAS March 30th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Doreen,

    I will submit a GTLU if you go ahead with it, but it seems to me that Girardi said it all already. It is a lot of trouble for you to go through for nothing.

  78. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    When he comes out and says ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity,’ I call him a douchebag because he just BLEW a GOLDEN opportunity.

    How can you say, ‘I’m just looking for an opportunity’ when one was pounding you in the face just moments ago?

    PS. I don’t recall seeing that question previously posted. If I missed it, my apologies.

    “Stop feeding this person,” says Patrick… right after he “feeds me.”

  79. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    i have to say i lived in vermont for years and most of the lifelong red socks fans up there were among the coolest people and most dedicated baseball fans i’ve ever met. spoiiled brats is not a term that would ever come to mind when considering those folks.

    i dont know about bostonians, and i dont know about the ‘lifelong fans’ who started rooting in mid october 2004. they seem alot like the yankees fans who started rooting in 1996 or 2009.

    there are crazies in every fan base, this board alone is proof of that.

    …just sayin

  80. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Stop feeding this person

    ——-

    Person?

    I think the word you are looking for is douchebag.

  81. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    “I still think having Jeter hit second is a mistake. He will continue to hit into too many double plays. Drop him down in the order.”

    Paul O’Neill hit into a lot of DP too. It’s not that big a deal. As long as Jeter gets on base a lot, he should bat at the top of the order.

  82. Fran the original March 30th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Doreen,

    I agree with SAS. I am sure we’ll hear about Curtis later today and that would complete the line-up.
    Seems like a lot of work for you.

    Thanks for hosting and trying to run GTLU :)

  83. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    LGY March 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    Stop feeding this person

    ——-

    Person?

    I think the word you are looking for is douchebag
    ———————————————
    Careful… B-A-N is watching.

  84. G. Love March 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Nick,

    Dont’ worry. I taught myself how to knit so I could send Montero a quilt. When I’m done with that, I’m going to learn how to properly weave a Yankee pashmina shawl for him when it starts to warm up but there’s still a chill in the air during the evening. I’m all over it.

  85. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    ynm i lived in LA. he’s just like you an idiot who just says things to rile people up.

    fine if thats what you like, and obviously you do.

    still you stole his line.

  86. mick March 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hitting Jeter 2nd , where he has hit the majority of his career, is smart in that it will force Gardner to be more aggressive on the bases and make Jeter’s AB’s more situational and “thoughtful” instead of him hacking away at the 1st pitch AB after AB.

  87. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Person?

    I think the word you are looking for is douchebag.

    It’s not nice to make fun of the mentally handicapped

  88. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    “bill white will be on francessa later. love that guy!”

    He was great with Rizzuto.

  89. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    “I still think having Jeter hit second is a mistake. He will continue to hit into too many double plays. Drop him down in the order.”

    Paul O’Neill hit into a lot of DP too. It’s not that big a deal. As long as Jeter gets on base a lot, he should bat at the top of the order.
    ——————————————————————
    That would hold true if the Yankees didn’t have better options… But they do.

    Gardner is a better leadoff hitter than Jeter is, and Swisher is a FAR better option out of the 2-hole. The ONLY reason Jeter still bats at the top of this lineup is because the Yankees have to cater to his ego.

  90. G. Love March 30th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Y’s,

    You clearly haven’t met the Red Sox fans I meet in my travails through the world. A lot of the ones I meet in my line of work are by far some of the most obnoxious individuals you’ll run into.

  91. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    mattingly was a dp machine. but he usually lost out to eddie murray in that category.

  92. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    ynm i lived in LA. he’s just like you an idiot who just says things to rile people up.

    fine if thats what you like, and obviously you do.

    still you stole his line.
    ————————————————–
    Simers is clever and has written some of the funniest things ever printed in a newspaper…

    That said, I am almost POSITIVE he’s not the first person to ever call somebody a douchebag.

  93. REZ12 March 30th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I can see why you bat Granderson 8th… you want as many people on base when he hits his HRs. With Posada in front of him, that is one more person who has a good chance of being on base.

  94. tyanksfan36 March 30th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Prospects in Tampa! Just arrived at the minor league complex in time to see Slade Heathcott and Anderson Feliz take walks. Also here is Cito Culver who dove back toward the outfield and caught the last out of the previous top inning. Now up to bat is Gary Sanchez and next is JR Murphy. Don’t know what inning it is but I’d guess 7th or 8th.

  95. West Coast Yankee Fan March 30th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    If one tries to be objective, (of course a fan doesn’t have to be) the Yankees and the Red Sux “if healthy” are pretty evenly matched in my opinion. Both rotation’s have question marks and both teams have potent lineups. I give an edge to the Yankees pen due to the addition of Soriano. It should be a great year and I think it will come down to the final week as it often does.

  96. Out Pitch March 30th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Just wonderin’…. Can Posada hit anymore? I know his bat speed is slower. He hit .248 last year. Is he a true DH?

  97. mick March 30th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    You clearly haven’t met the Red Sox fans I meet in my travails through the world. A lot of the ones I meet in my line of work are by far some of the most obnoxious individuals you’ll run into.
    ===============
    G. Love you are correct and they have many more reasons to hate us then we have for them. It is passed on from their parents and grandparents who remember the many times we have beaten them in pennant races and Joe D over Ted Williams for MVP in his .406 season.

  98. SquintsPalledorous March 30th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Jeter has no business batting second. Everything I’ve read that studies lineup optimization suggests taht the three best hitters should be 4,1,2 (or even 1,4,2 if 1 is a really high OBP guy). It’s basically 4,1,2,5,3,6,7,8,9. Why are we putting Jeter, probably the sixth best offensive player on the team this year in one of the most valuable spots in the lineup?

    Drop him to sixth or seventh. Let him prove that his new swing brings him back to a star level. I’m not worried about his ego either. He’s 37 and is about to make $17 million.

  99. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    tyanks is that the game granderson is in?

  100. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I can see why you bat Granderson 8th… you want as many people on base when he hits his HRs. With Posada in front of him, that is one more person who has a good chance of being on base.

    ——

    Then why not bat him 9th?

    This logic would seem to dictate hitting your best HR hitters low in the lineup.

  101. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Tom In NJ

    Baseball screwed up about 20 years ago when they named Selig “Ruler For Life”…errr…comminssioner. The most logical choice after firing Vincent, would have been Bill White. He’s an excellent baseball man and held most every position you could hold outside of GM and manager. Player, league president, broadcasting…it certainly gives him a wider perspective on labor issues than a team owner.

  102. tyanksfan36 March 30th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Ys guy.

    I believe he is on the road in Bradenton.

    Gonna try to get some video of Culver batting if he makes it up when I’m paying attention.

  103. m March 30th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I don’t know what bugged me about the Selig is a woman’s commissioner comment. Probably because I prefer my commissioner to wear his dentures in public. Anyway, why don’t people say that guys like the long ball? They love homerun hitters.

    I’m not shocked at the espn predictions. In fact I’m glad. To paraphrase White Stripes, “the hunter became the hunted”. Yankees will be on a mission to prove everyone wrong.

  104. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Why are we putting Jeter, probably the sixth best offensive player on the team

    ——-

    If Jeter is the 6th best offensive player on the team next season, Yankee fans should be really happy.

  105. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I have met some really great Red Sox fans over the years. Usually over humble pie late in September/October!

  106. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Ah, not all Bostonians are bad people. There are some/many kind and good ones.

  107. mick March 30th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    ESPN and other sports “news” shows are trying to portray Boston as the favorite underdog.
    There is no such animal. Just cause they’re on TV doesn’t make them experts. They’re just appealing to the majority of the country that hates the Yankees.

  108. tyanksfan36 March 30th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Dang. Culver got an RBI single but I didn’t get it on camera because Tyler Austin was blocking my view.

  109. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    That is true, but most of the nice ones aren’t Red Sox fans! LOL!

  110. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love that the Yanks #8 hitter could very well hit 30HR and steal 20 bases this season.

    Love it.

  111. SAS March 30th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    GB,

    Selig never should have been named Commishioner as the owner of a team. So what if his daughter is the nominal owner. I always thought commishioners were supposed to be unbiased, and it is totally impossible when the family owns a team.

    I also find it disgraceful that they earn so much money.

  112. Tom in N.J. March 30th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    GB, I looked forword to those days that Mr. White would come in. The stories he would tell me about his time as a player and broadcaster. And he was actually intrested in me as a person. When I told him I was going away to college, he wrote me a check as a “tip” for my three years for ‘putting up with him.’

  113. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    “Stuckey, you REALLY think my blog “looks amateurish”???”

    Genuinely.

    And let me be clear. I have NO problem with your “opinions”. I don’t share many of them, but I actually enjoy a good argument with those I happen to disagree with. You have every right to feel any way you do.

    What I find poorly thought out is your quite plain intention to draw attention to yourself by how you go about expressing your problems with and in opposition to Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, I assume the entire Yankees organization since they choose to employ them both, and certain players.

    It’s schtick. Its a shortcut. It’s wholly manufactured.

    It’s the calling card of someone not trusting they have a talent for this.

    And you really didn’t answer my question. I know why you called Montero a douchebag, what I asked is how do you justify it?

    Do you think Montero didn’t try?

    You appear proud of your website and writing, so while I think both are poorly executed, I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you at least try hard, you just don’t succeed.

    Does this in your mind make you a douchebag?

  114. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Come on, Stuckey99… I answered your question… Why won’t you answer mine:

    Do you REALLY think my blog “looks amateurish”??? Or are you just trying to offend me because you don’t like my opinions???

  115. BoJo March 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Almost forgot…

    WHAT?!?! Is Girardi TRYING TO LOSE?!?! What’s with that line-up?!?!

    Official first grip of season. I’ll let the actual pessimists do it for rest of year, because jobs are hard enough to come by, and I won’t be putting them out of work.

  116. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    If Grandy is announced at anytime before 9 pm, then I will not run GTLU.

    But, you know, it would be an easy win for everyone. Start the season off right.

    It’s just one thing more on one of those days.

    ***

  117. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    YankeesNmore…

    Stuckey, you REALLY think my blog “looks amateurish”??

    Is this a serious question? Your blog looks like a 12 year old made it in My-First-HTML class in middle school. Then he had his 6 year old brother redesign the layout so it doesn’t fit on any size monitor without scrolling sideways.

    Then he writes nonsense all over it.

    Not a whole lot going for your blog pal.

  118. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Oops… seconds too late.

    Thanks for answering the question, though, Stuckey.

    Can you point me to any fan blogs that you believe look more professional than mine?

  119. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    The lineup is almost circular. I’m not sure that the batting order matters that much.

  120. 108 stitches March 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    The 40-man roster before Romulo Sanchez was sent to Japan plus additions to the DL for Cervelli, Feliciano, and long term for Marte and Corona.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

  121. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Do you REALLY think my blog “looks amateurish”??? Or are you just trying to offend me because you don’t like my opinions???

    I don’t want to make you feel bad, but yes it does look amateurish. There is too much stuff going on; it’s way too cluttered.

    Nobody cares about the widgets and other crap on the top, left and right of the blog. You should probably try to mimick the design of lohud minus the ads.

    RAB is pretty good too..

  122. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    “I have met some really great Red Sox fans over the years.”

    ————-

    95% of my friends are Sawx fans and they’re not all bad.

    In fact, one of them who works for the team has taken me to team events to meet players, go to games, etc…

    even the players usually just laugh when they find out I’m a Yanks fan :)

    (but Beckett and Papelbon are definitely jerks)

  123. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    m -

    If you’re here, I got the paperback edition of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” rather than the ebook. I’m hoping my daughter will be using some the iPad herself. I could get it for my iPod touch, but I’m wondering if it’s just too small a screen to be reading a novel on. Has anyone read a book on their iPhone or iPod Touch?

    I got a sample of another book for my iPod Touch and I’m going to see if it’s something doable in the future.

  124. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    “YankeesNmore…

    Stuckey, you REALLY think my blog “looks amateurish”??”

    ————–

    if your blog is anything like your posts on here, probably.

    though you and WCYF are responsible for about 350 posts per day here so I’m sure Chad and LoHud appreciate the hits on their site.

  125. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Actually, now might be a good time to share a heart-warming story outta Boston…

    A good friend of mine from college is actually living out there with his family right now. His brother had been going to school in Boston and was riding his bike home when he was hit by a car. His brain swelled and they had to remove a part of his skull to give it time to heal. He’s been making a lot of strides recently, but obviously he has a long winding road ahead. As I said, my friend and his family moved from NJ out to Boston to be closer to their son/brother. Guess where they’re staying?

    None other than Jonathan Papelbon heard about this and decided to lend a hand and is letting my friend and his family stay in one of the penthouses he owns in the area. He’s apparently been really good to my buddy and its led me to concede that maybe not EVERYONE from the Red Sox/Boston area is, in the immortal words of YankeesNmore, a douchebag.

  126. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    “Has anyone read a book on their iPhone or iPod Touch?”

    ———–

    I tried to but couldn’t get far. If you’re on a bus/train, it’ll make do. But I wouldn’t want to make a habit of it.

    I don’t really like the iPad for it either (though obviously much better than the iPod/iPhone.) There is quite a bit of glare on the iPad screen to be reading on it for long periods. Maybe there is a screen cover you can buy to help with that?

  127. Tom in N.J. March 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    SI has picked the Sox to win the Series. So, it’s not going to happen.

  128. West Coast Yankee Fan March 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    You won’t be putting any comedians out of work either.

  129. 108 stitches March 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Correction to the posted 40-man roster. Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon added.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

  130. BoJo March 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Hey Normy–

    If you want honest feedback on your blog, I would agree that it looks amateurish. The reasons are:

    1. Your page does not adjust width to window size or screen size
    2. It takes too long to load
    3. In better practices, the lead storied are typically on left side with right hand side bars used for scrolls and links

    You could probably just get a blog hosting app to give you a better look. Godaddy and others have them for free.

  131. jacksquat March 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    ESPN predictions:

    45 experts were polled. All had Red Sox winning division. 33 have Red Sox winning WS (42 have the Sox in the WS total, 7 have them losing).

    Only 1 picked the Yankees to make the WS, but lose to the Braves. 33 have the Yankees making the playoffs (all as the WC).

    SI Predictions:

    12 experts were polled. 11 had Red Sox winning division. 9 had Sox winning AL (5 winning WS winners).

    0 had Yankees winning AL. 9 have the Yanks making the playoffs (8 as WC).

    FOX Sports:

    only had Rosenthal do predictions – who picked Sox to win WS and win division. Yanks as WC.

    CBS Sports:

    8 experts were polled. 7 had Red Sox winning division. All 8 had Sox winning AL, 7 winning the WS.

    7 of 8 had the Yanks in the playoffs (6 as the WC, 1 as division). 0 had the Yanks representing the AL in WS.

    NY Post:

    7 experts polled. 6 had Red Sox winning division. 5 had Sox winning the AL, 3 winning the WS.

    2 had Yankees in WS, 1 winning it. 6 of 7 had Yankees in playoffs, all as WC.

    TOTAL: 73 experts polled. 70 picked Sox to win division. 65 had them in WS (49 winning it).

    Only 3 of 73 had Yankees winning division. 56 of 73 had Yankees in playoffs. 3 of 73 had Yankees in WS, only 1 winning it.

    I think we’ll be having some fun with this at the end of the year!

    (copied and saved)

  132. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Shame Spencer,

    good story. From what I know and have seen from Pap, it’s very surprising.

    But it shows he’s not as bad a guy as I thought. I still don’t like the dude, but I’ll rank him higher than Beckett on the dbag scale for now.

    Good work Papelbon, nice to hear.

  133. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    :) trish – i asked about 10 and for free tickets :)

    :lol

  134. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Seriously, :lol:

  135. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    “ESPN predictions:

    45 experts were polled. All had Red Sox winning division. 33 have Red Sox winning WS (42 have the Sox in the WS total,”

    —————-

    are you joking? I refuse to believe that this is serious. Link?

    If it’s real, it’s embarrassing. ESPN has stooped to new lows.

  136. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Seriously YankeesNMore just copy Lohud and River ave blues minus the ads and your blog will look a million times better

  137. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks BD. I appreciate the feedback. I bought a screen protective type cover for the iPad. I haven’t applied it yet. I guess I’ll do that tonight and see what, if anything, it does for glare. :)

    And they did not, apparently, address that issue int he iPad2.

  138. Yank 97 March 30th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    BD,

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....xpertpicks

    It really is unbelievable.

  139. G. Love March 30th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Doreen,

    I’ve read on the iPhone and it’s not a perfect experience, but good if you’re stuck somewhere. It’s not a go to device for reading ebooks though in my opinion. I love my Kindle for reading now. It’s pretty much perfect.

    If I had to rank, I’d go 1-Kindle 2-paperback/hardcover 3-phone reader in that scenario.

  140. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    “And they did not, apparently, address that issue int he iPad2.”

    Graphics aren’t as sharp with matte screens. It’s a trade-off.

  141. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    doreen – apple does not address “issues” on even numbered generations :p

    evens are market grabs, odds are upgrades… for the most part :)

  142. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Shame,

    Wow that’s some story. Paps is sort of doing his own version of Ronald McDonald House. But I’m sure it’s much nicer. Hope your friends brother recovers.

  143. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Plus, apple owns about 100million more of those screens so I bet they don’t change it in the ipad3 either.

  144. Asd March 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    > I could get it for my iPod touch, but I’m wondering if it’s just too small a screen to be reading a novel on. Has anyone read a book on their iPhone or iPod Touch?

    ========

    I’ve read many books on my ITouch. I love it. If anyone hasn’t read the ACTUAL wizard of odd books, I’d recommend it, especially if you have kids. The actual stories are amazing story telling that hold their interest. There is an app that you can get all the original series on.

  145. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    “Can you point me to any fan blogs that you believe look more professional than mine?”

    I’m not really interested in comparing and contrasting your site to others.

    But IR gave you some pretty sound advice. Not having to scroll left to right is pretty much the first thing you might want to consider fixing.

    And let me be even clearer. Technically speaking your can write well enough. There is nothing glaringly bad about your grammar, syntax, and structure that some editing and a crash course in the AP Style guide probably couldn’t address and raise to an acceptable fan blog level.

    It’s the fake “angry guy” routine that just fall flat on its face, along with questionable choices of what’s newsworthy and interesting.

    Cracking the case wide open on Adam Warren being a 2nd tier prospect?

    Okay.

    But you still haven’t really answered my question…

  146. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I think the question is not so much why he had it, but why he had it in spring training? And why it wasn’t properly locked away since he had it.

    Very irresponsible gun ownership, no?

    I think the last question is a good one, why wasn’t it locked up? But why wouldn’t he have it in spring training? He apparently lives with Reid and Price in Tampa. Florida is very gun friendly, California is not. Of course he would have the gun in his florida home and not his cali home. Easier to buy, keep, and shoot guns here in Florida. He should have had it locked up, but for all we know he DID have it locked up and the guy who broke in simply got the key and unlocked it.

    Gun safes are more about the safety of children than stopping people from stealing guns.

  147. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    My posts on this were TIC for the most part! BTW, my father was a RSox fan! He rooted for the Orioles too when they were good. But he did root for the Yanks in WS games as he was an AL fan.

  148. David in Cal March 30th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    The statistics say that Jeter should bat in the bottom third of the order against righties. I hope Jeter improves his hitting and proves me wrong. But, if Jeter continues to struggle against righties and continues to hit into DPs, I hope Girardi will eventually move him down in the order, at least against RH starters.

  149. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve seen pig tracks in the brush that were better organized and easier to read than that 3rd grade level blog of yours, Larry.

  150. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    You can read pig tracks, mountain man? :)

  151. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    OK, guys… Appreciate the sincere advice, and I’ll consider it, though the blog does see quite a bit of traffic as is. Especially considering the only advertising it gets is word of mouth and stuff like this, Bleacher Report, etc…

    But I’ll consider a more basic look, nonetheless. Personally, I think that qualifies as dumbing it down. Then again, the best editor I ever worked with constantly told me: “write it for the third graders.” So perhaps dumbing it down is the way to go.

  152. m March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Doreen,

    I hope you enjoy it. I read the first book, watched the movie, read the second book, watched the movie, read the third, and just watched the last movie the other night. It was a thoroughly enjoyable way to do the series.

    The movies would lift dialogue word for word in some places, but then change the plot in others!

    It was all good, though.

  153. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Anywhere Jeter bats is going to result in DPs. He hit into 20 of them last year batting 1st. As long as he hits a ton of groundballs to short he is going to start a bunch of double plays.

  154. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks guys.. actually, itd probably make a great story for a paper or something, which made me like Pap a little more because it doesnt appear to be public at all.

    Its funny, my friend is actually a Mets fan and told me I shouldnt hate Pap as much since he’ll probably be our 8th inning guy next year..(I shuttered when he said it and I did again just now when I typed it).

  155. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    “he did answer one of yours trish.”

    Dang, mick, I didn’t see that. I was multitasking (for a change :roll: ) and every time I heard the typing sound, I went back to read the latest question and answer.

    **********

    Being totally objective and not at all looking at this as a Yankee fan :) I would say that the Yankees and Sux are HARDLY “evenly matched.” The Yankees are superior in every aspect of the game, and since both rotations have question marks, the edge apparently goes well to the Yankees.

    And to add some perspicacity to the conversation, they have much less wiggle room than do the yanks, seeing they are the “hands on favorites” to win it all.

    When you do not have the edge in offense, defense, or your bullpen, your rotation damned well better be virtually impeccable. May I introduce you to Beckett, Lackey, and Dice-K.

    Anyone believing the teams are evenly-matched IMO has not taken the time to think the thing out. They’re still back on “CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! THE SUX GOT CRAWFORD AND AGON!!!”

  156. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I went to school with Carlton Fisk’s sister. She was a nice person & she liked the RSox too! LOL! At least until they gave up on Pudge!

  157. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Tom in N.J. March 30th, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    GB, I looked forword to those days that Mr. White would come in. The stories he would tell me about his time as a player and broadcaster. And he was actually intrested in me as a person. When I told him I was going away to college, he wrote me a check as a “tip” for my three years for ‘putting up with him.’

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

    That’s some great memories, Tom. White always came across as the guy next door that you talked baseball with and had a beer with during the game. Rizuto often reminded me of the crazy grandfather you locked in the garage when polite company stopped by.

  158. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Oh it’s not fake, Stuckey… I am a very angry person, for the most part.

    That’s one of the reasons I started the labor of love I call Yankees ‘n More in the first place. To vent.

  159. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    “Rizuto often reminded me of the crazy grandfather you locked in the garage when polite company stopped by.”

    I loved Phil.

  160. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    “are you joking? I refuse to believe that this is serious. Link?

    If it’s real, it’s embarrassing. ESPN has stooped to new lows.”

    BD, I covered that one already.

    1. What do you expect from ESPN experts

    2. ESPN experts = oxymoron

  161. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    YankeesNmore – It’s not “dumbing it down”, it’s god awful web design. You would be laughed at if you showed up to a job interview with something like that in your portfolio.

    Tables are supposed to dynamically resize so it fits on EVERYone’s screen, not just your 1920×1080 monitor at home. Something like less than 5% of the internet uses a resolution that high.

    Correct: width=80%
    Incorrect: width=400

  162. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Can I introdue you to the RSox’s starting C & BUC! SS also! Not to mention it, but who is their closer around AS break?

  163. Asd March 30th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Oh, also, whoever insulted Chad’s writing during the chat, I heartily disagree. Chad is a fine writer who clearly conveys all information with some heart and humor to boot.

  164. Fran the original March 30th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Cashman was on with Kay and said that Cervelli probably won’t be back til mid-May.

  165. mick March 30th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    2:22

    [Comment From trishatrisha: ]
    Do you think Soriano will end up as the Ys closer?
    Wednesday March 30, 2011 2:22 trisha
    2:22

    Not unless something goes terribly wrong.

  166. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Don’t flatter yourself, you boob. This isn’t advertising for you. A few people look at it out of morbid curiosity and leave to come back here to laugh about it and the creator of that monstrosity.

  167. BoJo March 30th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Normy–

    I seriously suggest an anger management class if watching the Yankees makes you angry. There are a lot more important things in life to get angry or worried about…

  168. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    “Cashman was on with Kay and said that Cervelli probably won’t be back til mid-May.”

    Martin better be pretty good otherwise the catching situation, probably with or without Cervelli, could be a weakness.

  169. West Coast Yankee Fan March 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    You’re hardly impartial Trisha and as I said that’s not required.

  170. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    YankeesNmore = CR9.

    When you look at the website it can capture your IP address.

  171. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Snuffleupagus?

  172. m March 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    My only suggestion to you YNM, is to not call players names. And not to antagonize posters on another blog. Both are a real turnoff. You might end up being what you want, but you won’t get respect. But if Heyman and Simers can get there, so can you, I guess.

  173. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    “Rizuto often reminded me of the crazy grandfather you locked in the garage when polite company stopped by.”

    I loved Phil.

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

    I didn’t say that I didn’t like Rizzuto. He just was never a reason to listen to to find out what was going on in the game.

  174. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    trisha,

    just seeing that now.

    all i can say is “wow”

    unreal

  175. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    YankeesNmore,

    Don’t dumb down your blog, just clean it up. A lot of the widgets and stuff are unnecessary. Your blog might get nice traffic but compare that to river ave blues or this blog. Not even close.

    Most popular websites nowadays have a very simple, clean look. Look at twitter for example.

  176. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Looks like I’ve got some company in the anger dep’t, ay, GB7?

  177. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    “YankeesNmore = CR9.”

    Is this real life?? Lol, I love LoHud. I really hope that is CR9 and he and his crazy are still floating out there somewhere on the world wide web.

  178. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    “I didn’t say that I didn’t like Rizzuto. He just was never a reason to listen to to find out what was going on in the game.”

    I understand, although he did give insights now and then, like on bunting.

  179. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    When you look at the website it can capture your IP address.

    Oh no! My ips are getting steald

  180. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    RayVT,

    there are definitely some nice Sox fans… though there are suddenly about 5 times as many since 2004.

    funny how that works.

  181. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks, everyone for your help with my iReading questions. :)

  182. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I got ya, Patrick… The thought has occured to be before… We’re a society that majors in A.D.D. Ironically, that’s one of the reasons I went with all the gadgets/widgets

  183. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Theres no chance that blog gets any amount of “traffic”… if it does it’s by accident or on days like this where 20-30 people check it out, laugh and move on with their day.

  184. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, and btw Larry, your current lead story commits the sin of going nowhere.

    It’s not news or requiring of analysis that Montero going to AAA means Romine goes to AA. The announcement that Montero going to AAA means Romine goes to AA pretty much takes care of that.

    As to Sanchez, most knowledgeable Yankees fans know despite a successful campaign, the Yankees kept Jesus Montero at Charleston for a full season, and in fact, Romine and Montero shared catching duties there in 2008 during the 104 games they played together that season.

    It has always been highly likely that Sanchez would spend his first full season pro year at Charleston, and not catch every day. It’s the model they used for both Montero and Romine.

    It has as much to do with building stamina and getting an 18 year accustomed to the rigors of a a full season of pro ball than anything.

    If somehow Sanchez performed even BETTER than Montero did at the same level and the Yankees deemed his bat needing more of a challenge, his next level of course is single A Tampa, not AA Trenton.

    Starting him in full season is aggressive enough. Arguing that a 18 year catcher who has only played Short Season ball was possibly going to advance 2 levels during the course of the season is fairly ridiculous.

    To write an entire lead story around the premise that Montero-Romine were going to block Gary Sanchez from advancing to Trenton this season is a vast overreach, and a product of letting the schtick overrule common sense.

  185. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Now Cashman says mid may? Looks like I was right, I hate being right all the time. I wish I were more like stuckey, who is only right around half the time :x

  186. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Is this real life?? Lol, I love LoHud. I really hope that is CR9 and he and his crazy are still floating out there somewhere on the world wide web.

    —————-

    CR9 is in here every day now. BeholdArNo

  187. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    YankeesNmore,

    If people are on your blog they want to read what you have to say. If I want to look at scores or whatever else I’ll go to mlb.com.

    Also the graphics everywhere are distracting.

  188. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    YankeesNmore – the first thing you need to do is disabled the watermarked background so the page will scroll correctly in any modern browser.

  189. YankeesNmore March 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Perhaps, Stuckey. But there is no question Montero’s failure has forced the Yankees to keep Romine a level below what they invisioned.

  190. blake March 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I thought we had already established that CR9 was back…..Jerkface cracked the CR9 code….he’s behaved so far and engauged in normal conversation.

  191. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    jerkface -

    I asked about having it in spring training, because I didn’t know where he lives most of the time. If that was his main residence, then the only question is why wasn’t it locked up? An then I am curious: Is the AK-47 a hunting gun? And what would you hunt in or around Tampa that would require an AK-47?

  192. mick March 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Sox fans were happier when they were the curmudgeonly underdog losers, their identity has changed since 2004/07. Now they are truly Yankee wannabees and haven’t earned that status.
    Maybe in 2093 they can get it back.

  193. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Jerkface – when was he going to be back sooner then that?

  194. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    “YankeesNmore = CR9.”

    Is this real life?? Lol, I love LoHud. I really hope that is CR9 and he and his crazy are still floating out there somewhere on the world wide web.

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

    YNM is not CR9. This bozo has been booted off of every known sports board known to mankind….including the tennis and golf boards. Hard to imagine that somebody actually trolling those, isn’t it?

    Behold=CR9 and his other little playmates (names). Imaginary friends don’t even hang around him anymore.

  195. Erica in NY March 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    Snuffleupagus?

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

    Definitely.

    Snuffleupagus
    Snuffleupagus
    Snuffleupagus

  196. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I really enjoyed Phil’s wackiness. When my son discovered Meatloaf, I had to explain who Phil Rizzuto was in Paradise By The Dashboard Light.

  197. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Montero’s failure

    hahahaha…

  198. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    “You’re hardly impartial Trisha and as I said that’s not required.”

    Actually I am HIGHLY impartial. The reason is that I don’t get myself into a dither, plus I pay attention to things in my back yard – such as the Sux. My life doesn’t end if the Yankees don’t win it all, and I don’t go kicking dirt if a Yankee player doesn’t come through.

    I see the Sux for exactly what they are. I haven’t had great difficulty evaluating them in the past and I’m not having a real hard time now. And I don’t spend my time paying hommage as a way to cover my butt.

    All of that said, my thoughts are exactly what they were in my previous post on this topic. Replacing two valuable players with two other valuable players does not a world series team make.

    I’d be paying a lot more attention to the Sux if they had a sure-fire rotation. They don’t.

    Next!

  199. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I thought we had already established that CR9 was back…..Jerkface cracked the CR9 code….he’s behaved so far and engauged in normal conversation.

    Although yesterday he did say he wants to eat Granderson’s face off. I know the guy struggles against lefties but isn’t that a little brutal?

  200. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Jerkface has behaved so far???

  201. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    “Sox fans were happier when they were the curmudgeonly underdog losers, their identity has changed since 2004/07. Now they are truly Yankee wannabees and haven’t earned that status.
    Maybe in 2093 they can get it back.”

    :)

    Bada-bing!

  202. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    # blake March 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I thought we had already established that CR9 was back…..Jerkface cracked the CR9 code….he’s behaved so far and engauged in normal conversation.

    ———————-

    You know blake, this is why I need to find a way on the blog everyday because apparently I’m missing a lot in my time away from this place lol. I swear some of you guys on here are better than the secret service. If I find myself in a position like Whitney Houston was in during ‘The Bodyguard,’ I know where I’m coming to find my Kevin Costner..

  203. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Jerkface -

    But your point about even if it was locked up, it could have been stolen anyway is also valid.

  204. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    mick, ah! I definitely would have like to follow up on that since I am convinced Sori is heir apparent.

  205. BD (Boston Dave) March 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    mick,

    my problem is that Sox fans have been crying “the Yankees buy their wins and championships”

    yet, when I ask them to apologize for that because now the Sox are finally spending a little of their millions in profits on their team, they refuse.

    if the Sox win this year, wouldn’t they have also “bought the championship” ?

    Anybody who said it about the Yanks, has to say it about the Sox if they win. Period.

    a bit hypocritical…

  206. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Erica – Why am I feeling like it didn’t work? Maybe we should get serious here…

    Mr. Aloysius Snuffleupagus!

  207. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    YankeesnMore couldnt be that crazy guy CR9 that you all speak of. If I had a guess, Id imagine that psycho CR9 ( :) ) has a reliable way to find out information about the posters here. Also, I would imagine that CR9 wouldn’t insult the Yankees players – even if he wanted to – because he’d then be doing exactly what ESPN and the media want him to do. I believe he’d think that ANY failure of a Yankee is due to umpires and bad luck.

  208. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    “Oh it’s not fake, Stuckey… I am a very angry person, for the most part.”

    Nobody writes angry Larry.

    People react in anger.

    Attempting to reproduce it in written form and then publishing it is a conscious, measured act.

    “But there is no question Montero’s failure has forced the Yankees to keep Romine a level below what they invisioned.”

    If you mean envisioned, then yes I agree.

    That doesn’t change you wrote and published something with a invalid premise and makes you look like you forget Single A Tampa existed and that you know nothing specific about Gary Sanchez other than he’s a highly-regarded prospect.

  209. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    “YankeesnMore couldnt be that crazy guy CR9 that you all speak of. If I had a guess, Id imagine that psycho CR9 ( :) ) has a reliable way to find out information about the posters here.”

    Annnnnnnnd now s**t just got serious. Mr. Aloysius Snuffleupagus! I’m out for the day, this is too much.

  210. blake March 30th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Kate,

    JF….behave….Nah…. ;)

  211. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    red sox fans like to envision their team as being the little engine that could, when in reality they are Yankee light, w/o the class and tradition

  212. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    blake, I would imagine that Jerkface only cracked the simple code of this psycho CR9 because CR9 wanted the simple code to be cracked – to make his presence known prior to the beginning of the baseball season for good luck for the 2011 Yankees.

  213. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    “Now Cashman says mid may? Looks like I was right, I hate being right all the time. I wish I were more like stuckey, who is only right around half the time ”

    Jerkface March 23rd, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    girardi saying there is a chance Granderson can play opening day? Doesn’t that mean its more likely he won’t? That sucks.

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    “Can I introdue you to the RSox’s starting C & BUC! SS also! Not to mention it, but who is their closer around AS break?”

    Ray, absolutely correct. And is Drew their starting RF? He’s hurt more than he plays!

  215. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Doreen/GB – I DVRd that show on MLB and ended up with the top 20 games in baseball history, something like that. That’s even as the show being played back was titled the name of the show it was supposed to be. Any idea when the next real showing is?

    :(

  216. murphydog March 30th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    upstate kate:

    “I really enjoyed Phil?s wackiness. When my son discovered Meatloaf, I had to explain who Phil Rizzuto was in Paradise By The Dashboard Light.”

    The story I have read (who knows if it’s true) is that Rizzuto was duped into giving that voice over. Had he known that he was narrating a different kind of advancing the bases to score, he probably would have declined.

    Props to Todd Rundgren (Todd is Godd) for producing that first Meatloaf album and providing all the guitar work.

  217. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    bill white on francessa now. just hearing his voice brought me back to reggie and thurmon and scooter.

    :)

  218. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Who here doesn’t want to caress Grandy’s cute face and lick whip cream off of it??

  219. 108 stitches March 30th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    “Cashman was on with Kay and said that Cervelli probably won’t be back til mid-May.”

    Martin better be pretty good otherwise the catching situation, probably with or without Cervelli, could be a weakness.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Cashman should have acted on this as soon as Cervelli went down. 40 games before Cervelli returns doesn’t sit well.

  220. pat March 30th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Grandy Man can and will – Yankees http://es.pn/hn4UyB #espnst

  221. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    ….or something else creamy, for that matter :)

  222. mick March 30th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Anybody who said it about the Yanks, has to say it about the Sox if they win. Period.

    a bit hypocritical…
    ====================================
    Not as long as we have the biggest payroll.
    It’s all nonsense. I don’t even talk to them anymore at games.
    BTW 2 for the Opener just fell in my lap.
    Was looking forward to watching it on TV, now I have to get rained on.

  223. m March 30th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Chad,

    Please?

  224. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I asked about having it in spring training, because I didn’t know where he lives most of the time. If that was his main residence, then the only question is why wasn’t it locked up? An then I am curious: Is the AK-47 a hunting gun? And what would you hunt in or around Tampa that would require an AK-47?

    I don’t think many people hunt with an Ak-47, they are more for recreational shooting. Its just a fun gun to shoot. Many people own a ton of guns purely for target shooting, though some people do competition shooting. There are 3 gun competitions where you need a rifle, a handgun, and a shotgun. And other things.

    Longoria is what, 25 years old? He probably thought AK-47s are awesome and so he bought one. Though I suspect the actual model he bought is called a WASR-10.

    By way of fer instance, I would own the hell out of this gun if it was available to the public: http://www.everydaynodaysoff.c.....5-BREN.jpg

    It looks cool and shooting rifles is fun.

  225. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Stuckey, tsk tsk, that was Girardi, this is Cashman.

  226. murphydog March 30th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Longo with an AK-47? Definitely a sign that he’s running out of ways to spend his money :)

  227. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    And what would you hunt in or around Tampa that would require an AK-47?

    Scientologists

    There are a lot of those bozos in Tampa

  228. West Coast Yankee Fan March 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Trish it is not that the Sux replaced Beltre and Martinez with Crawford and A-Gon. It’s that in combination with Youkalis, Pedroia, Ellsbury and others being healthy. The teams if healthy are pretty evenly matched and it should be a typical AL East dogfight.

  229. tampayank March 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    “# Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I think the question is not so much why he had it, but why he had it in spring training? And why it wasn’t properly locked away since he had it.

    Very irresponsible gun ownership, no?

    I think the last question is a good one, why wasn’t it locked up? But why wouldn’t he have it in spring training? He apparently lives with Reid and Price in Tampa. Florida is very gun friendly, California is not. Of course he would have the gun in his florida home and not his cali home. Easier to buy, keep, and shoot guns here in Florida. He should have had it locked up, but for all we know he DID have it locked up and the guy who broke in simply got the key and unlocked it.

    Gun safes are more about the safety of children than stopping people from stealing guns.

    I don’t think Longoria lives w/ Reid and Price…..that was just a temporary apartment/house for spring training that he shares…I think he lives alone in Tampa during the season and assume he has a place in Southern California in the offseason b/c he’s from there

  230. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    trisha -

    I’ll look it up, but I’ve had such a topsy turvy week, I forgot I even DVR’d it!!! LOL

  231. pat March 30th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    “then the only question is why wasn’t it locked up? ”

    Especially in a house with a couple of 20 something roomates.

  232. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    JF,

    But the wrong part was all you.

  233. m1kew March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Grandy Man can and will

    March, 30, 2011 Mar 303:53PM ETEmail Print Comments By Andrew Marchand

    Curtis Granderson came through his workouts in Tampa successfully today and will be in the Yankees lineup tomorrow, a Yankee official confirmed.

    An official announcement should out by the end of today.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....n-and-will

  234. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t think Longoria lives w/ Reid and Price…..that was just a temporary apartment/house for spring training that he shares…I think he lives alone in Tampa during the season and assume he has a place in Southern California in the offseason b/c he’s from there

    At any rate, he lives in tampa during the season, so I don’t think its crazy to have a weapon in spring training. I’m sure he went shooting after games.

  235. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Going to the range is one of my favorite things to do. It’s such a release. You just imagine all the people… the Curt Schillings, the Peter Gammonses

  236. GreenBeret7 March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Trisha, that show isn’t on up through 5 April, though, I didn’t look past that. When it pops up, I’ll post it on here.

  237. m March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with owning a gun if it’s all legal.

    But the MBL car that was driving to have Longiria supplant Jeter as the face of MLB just came in for a pit stop.

  238. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    AnthonyMcCarron Yanks expect granderson to be in lineup tomorrow

    :)

  239. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Longoria is what, 25 years old? He probably thought AK-47s are awesome and so he bought one.

    ————————————————————————————————-

    And now someone else will get to experience it’s “awesomeness”

  240. austinmac March 30th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I think it is fair to predict the Sox will win just as I think it is fair to point out the team picked rarely wins. The reason we watch is because the outcomes are unknown.

  241. Patrick March 30th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Pretty sure Longoria’s AK was legal, the police aren’t giving him crap for it. He’s not breaking the law, who cares? AK-47′s are cool, if I had millions of dollars in disposable income and didn’t live in NJ I’d buy one

  242. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I am not a gun aficionado. I don’t like guns. But I respect the right of responsible gun owners.

    I don’t get their appeal and never will. Hunting I can understand to a greater degree than “recreational” shooting (at a range or gallery, I guess?)

    My dad was a policeman and I hated that there was a gun in the house. Even though he was responsible with it, it always made me nervous. I never touched it and I don’t know where he hid it and I’d never want to know.

  243. m March 30th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    MLB and Longoria.

    NOT DRINKING. PROMISE.

  244. Joe from Long Island March 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    108 stitches – who knows what catching talent has been made available? And at what price? And who knows, something could still happen. Like the saying goes, it just takes one phone call.

  245. murphydog March 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    “But the MBL car that was driving to have Longiria supplant Jeter as the face of MLB just came in for a pit stop.”

    Ach! Youthful indiscretion. It’s not like he was dating Mariah Carey ;)

  246. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    There will be NO GTLU for Opening Day.

    The Next GTLU opportunity will be on April 12th.

    I hope by then we get a good read on when lineups are posted and can adjust the game accordingly.

    Sorry guys.

  247. Fran the original March 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Erin,

    A GTLU hint :)

  248. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Doreen-I guess I can take down the million post its I have up to remind me to submit my lineup tonight. LOL

  249. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    oh that Girardi, always trying to spoil our GTLU fun

  250. UnKnown March 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Reports out there that Grandyman is fine and will play tomorrow.

    GTLU zero suspense

  251. West Coast Yankee Fan March 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Girardi said its 2 early 2 tell if AJ’s head cold will impact Sat’s start. Gardner is also fighting a cold
    Mobile Web • 3/30/11 10:18 AM – Jack Curry

  252. Fran the original March 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Doreen,

    Maybe we shouild post our line-ups for April 12 tomorrow so we know we’ll beat Joe’s announcing it :)

  253. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I don’t get their appeal and never will. Hunting I can understand to a greater degree than “recreational” shooting (at a range or gallery, I guess?)

    Recreational shooting is great fun. Its like a personal ability thing. You can get better through practice, its satisfying to hit a bullseye, shooting guns themselves are fun.

  254. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    shooting is an olympic sport after all :)

  255. UnKnown March 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    happy for Grandy. He can play against his old team and lets face it we need him in there.

  256. michaels07 March 30th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Jeter should hit 8th on opening day.

  257. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I suppose as the season goes on, there is no way the lineup will get posted any differently than last year, which gave enough time to play GTLU.

  258. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Shooting guns themselves are fun. Hunting is whole different allure. Stalking one’s prey is one of the most thrilling things Ive ever had the pleasure of experiencing. :)

  259. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    jerkface,

    I know. I know.

    I’m just not comfortable with guns.

    I don’t even like the toy ones they sell – even at Disney World. For that matter, I don’t like the swords they sell either. And the little boys most definitely use them as weapons. It’s disquieting to say the least.

  260. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Fran the original March 30th, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Doreen,

    Maybe we shouild post our line-ups for April 12 tomorrow so we know we?ll beat Joe?s announcing it

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

    LOL I like that idea!! ;)

  261. 108 stitches March 30th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Joe from Long Island March 30th, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    108 stitches – who knows what catching talent has been made available? And at what price? And who knows, something could still happen. Like the saying goes, it just takes one phone call.

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

    This is true Joe. There’s been no mention of Gustavo Molina being placed on the roster and I believe the deadline is noon tomorrow. Let’s see if Cashman can pull a rabbit out of a hat.

  262. mick March 30th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Doreen

    Have you seen that Tiguan commercial?

    The woman looks like you from your old blog picture.

  263. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    YankeesPR Granderson played in minor league game today (2-for-5 w/ 2-2B), expected to be with team for opener; Chris Dickerson optioned to AAA

  264. blake March 30th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Shooting a 300 Mag isn’t all that fun….especially after the 3rd or 4th time.

  265. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    stuckey – Saying he wasn’t likely to come back… whether he did or not does not make jerkface wrong.

    I would say the fact that they waited until the day before opening day to say Granderson would play only proves that it was (at the time, 9 days ago) very unlikely for him to make opening day.

    Assuming he could recover from an oblique strain in less than 9 days with any confidence would be foolish. Luckily that was the case.

  266. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Fran, Erin -

    :)

    But seriously, anything can happen from now until April 12th.

  267. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    shooting is an olympic sport after all :)

    ————————————————

    And it’s quite boring.

    I’d rather watch curling to be honest with you.

  268. Asd March 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Strained Rotator Cuff? That’s a fail for Feliciano.

  269. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Gustavo Molina added to 25 man roster; Feliciano has a strained rotator cuff.

  270. tyanksfan36 March 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I already gave my view on Longoria having the AK47. He probably stands in front of his mirror and yells in his best Scarface voice “Say hello to my little friend”(I know its a different gun but still) No doubt in my mind he hasn’t done that at least once.

    Personally I don’t have an issue with it. Maybe he bought it in Charlotte or somewhere around there and was going to bring it to Tampa when the season started.

  271. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Doreen,

    Shooting is not for everyone, definitely. There is a lot of loud noise, it is a dangerous thing to undertake which requires a lot of concentration and safety practices. Some of my female friends liked to go shooting, others didn’t want to go near it. Even some of my guy friends are the same way.

  272. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    LOOGY’s are a waste of a roster spot, who cares about Feliciano.

  273. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    And it’s quite boring.

    Would be better if they were shooting at each other!

  274. Doreen March 30th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    mick -

    No I haven’t seen it.

    Too bad it wasn’t me – might’ve meant I’d made money on the deal! :)

  275. Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    LOOGY’s are a waste of a roster spot, who cares about Feliciano.

    We’re paying him 4 million dollars and he is taking up a roster spot.

  276. blake March 30th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Id.rather watch curling than a lot of stuff

  277. tampayank March 30th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    “# Jerkface March 30th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t think Longoria lives w/ Reid and Price…..that was just a temporary apartment/house for spring training that he shares…I think he lives alone in Tampa during the season and assume he has a place in Southern California in the offseason b/c he’s from there

    At any rate, he lives in tampa during the season, so I don’t think its crazy to have a weapon in spring training. I’m sure he went shooting after games.

    yeah well he probably had it down in Port Charlotte b/c there is a lot of countryside in that area for hunting/shooting. I don’t have an issue w/ it, was just initially surprised to hear ak-47

  278. blake March 30th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Shooting guns is fun….shooting a bow is more fun.

  279. 2011.World.Champions March 30th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Hi

  280. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I already gave my view on Longoria having the AK47. He probably stands in front of his mirror and yells in his best Scarface voice “Say hello to my little friend”(I know its a different gun but still) No doubt in my mind he hasn’t done that at least once.

    ————————————-

    Tony Montana would never be caught with a commie gun. Remember he kills commies for fun but for a green card he slices them up real good.

  281. tampayank March 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    “# michaels07 March 30th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Jeter should hit 8th on opening day.

    I agree…..this will be a topic all season if he comes out of the gate slow

  282. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Romine shouldn’t have been moved to AAA even if Montero made the big club.

    Was there ever anything said about Romine being promoted to AAA?

  283. UnKnown March 30th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Oh boy who is this 2011 World Champions newcomer. Please don’t let it be a troll.

  284. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Stolen guns are used in a ridiculously high percentage of crimes.

    If Longo did not have that gun locked up, it is really irresponsible.

  285. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    # UnKnown March 30th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Oh boy who is this 2011 World Champions newcomer. Please don’t let it be a troll.

    ————————————————————

    Troll?

    I thought it was clearly the Yankees dropping in to say hello.

  286. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I just looked at YankeesNMore’s website to see what you guys are talking about and got a headache.

    Thanks a lot guys! :mad:

  287. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    New Post: Underdogs speak out, Granderson update, transactions

    :arrow:

  288. RayVT March 30th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    CR9 is not crazy! He knows exactly what he is doing. Very intelligent person really! Not sure why he wants to be disruptive, but he really can be that way. The funny part is I use to enjoy some of CR9′s views on things related to the Yankees. Oh well!

  289. 2011.World.Champions March 31st, 2011 at 7:31 am

    boo

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