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Goose Gossage and Austin Jackson to attend MLB fan event

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 31, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I very nearly deleted this email from Major League Baseball without opening it. The first five words in the subject line were “Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D,” and although I have no ill feelings toward Mr. D — I don’t watch the show — I was not especially interested in his connection to baseball. Turns out, the email was about an event taking place in New York City tomorrow, and not only is one of the Jersey Shore guys going to be there, so are Austin Jackson and Goose Gossage. If you’re interested, here’s the information.

WHO:
DJ Pauly D, MTV’s Jersey Shore
Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers Outfielder
Goose Gossage, Baseball Hall of Famer

WHAT:
At the new MLB Fan Cave, 2K Sports will give fans a chance to win one million dollars in the MLB 2K11 Million Dollar Challenge. Fans will have the opportunity as time permits to line up outside the Fan Cave to participate in the competition. Starting at Noon ET across the U.S. on Friday, April 1, the first fan to pitch a verified perfect game while playing MLB 2K11 will win $1 million. Visit http://www.2ksports.com/perfectgame for rules and more information.

DJ Pauly D, Austin Jackson and Goose Gossage also will encourage the players, DJ the event, and play MLB 2K11 in the MLB Fan Cave, which is located at 4th Street and Broadway (they are not eligible to win the $1 million prize). A music station at the MLB Fan Cave featuring a DJ booth will also be available to the guests.

WHEN:
Friday, April 1
12 – 5: Fan Contest
1 – 3: Celebrity and Player Appearances

WHERE:
MLB Fan Cave
4th Street & Broadway

The MLB Fan Cave is a first of its kind immersive fan experience in a vibrant location in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, hosting the winner of the MLB dream job. The winner, Mike O’Hara, will inhabit the Fan Cave every day for the entire 2011 MLB season along with his Wingman, Ryan Wagner, and will watch all 2,430 regular season games plus every Postseason game while chronicling their experiences and sharing their viewpoints on baseball and pop culture through Facebook, Twitter, a blog on MLB.com, custom videos and regular appearances on MLB Network.

The Fan Cave will play host to interactive fan activities; regular visits from MLB players, baseball personalities and celebrities; parties; musical performances; and other events throughout the baseball season. With 32 14-foot windows, O’Hara and Wagner’s every move and all of the events at the MLB Fan Cave will be visible to fans out on the street as well as fans online.

Associated Press photo of Gossage

 
 

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184 Responses to “Goose Gossage and Austin Jackson to attend MLB fan event”

  1. Carlo March 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Funny. Strange location, basically NYU’s bookstore.

  2. Against All Odds March 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    # m March 31st, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Wishing a good season for Joba. Because he deserves it. But I’d love to hear about how he’s contributing to a championship run instead of how the Yankees ruined him.

    ————————————————–

    Why can’t we get a little of both lol

  3. Pat M. March 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The only issue I have with tonights Dodger game is this….No Vinny Scully

  4. JobaTipsHisCap March 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I just watched encore, good game all around!
    too bad A-Rod didn’t get his HR……

  5. Nick in SF March 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    “Wishing a good season for Joba. Because he deserves it. But I’d love to hear about how he’s contributing to a championship run instead of how the Yankees ruined him.”

    You could always watch the 2009 season DVD too.

  6. m March 31st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    What an odd assemblage of people for this event.

    Paulie certainly has raised his profile, doing legit stuff like commercials instead of the slut on the late night show couch stuff you know who is doing.

  7. SAS March 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    It ticks me off that the Dr.’s office lost me so it took forever and I missed the game. You would think I was some diminutive little nerf or something.

    In the long run, I am just glad we won on such a cold, nasty day.

    Gorgeous here. 90′s I think.

  8. Bronx Jeers March 31st, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    That “dream job” sounds like it sucks.

  9. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    just wondering when was the last time an ‘underdog’ led wire to wire?

  10. m March 31st, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I’m surprised the Tigers let Jackson out of the cage to do this event.

    \Granderson’s a bum’d

  11. Bronx Jeers March 31st, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Encore on now.

    Haley Swindal time !

  12. raymagnetic March 31st, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Ray Smith is an internet entrepreneur and has been earning money online since 2005.

  13. BoJo March 31st, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    The Jersey Shore program makes me proud to say I used to live in NJ–indicating I was smart enough to leave…

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201.....onds_trial

    Uh oh. Buh bye Barry.

    :)

  15. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    i was driving today asd was therefore forced to listen to rogers and hammerstein, sorry, i mean sterling and waldman. I’m still waiting to hear if jeter stole second behind martin. john never bothered to say. in fact it seems like its almost a religion with him to not tell you what the trail runner did on any play.

  16. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    …and for the record, the first show tune reference was at 2 hours and 11 minutes after the first pitch.

  17. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    so if bonds goes to prison, does he still have to pay greg anderson for doing his time to cover for him?

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    “Hoskins said she didn’t ask about the injection, but Bonds volunteered that it was ‘a little something, something for when I go on the road. You can’t detect it. You can’t catch it.’”

    :D

    And the only reason she’s testifying is that her brother dropped a dime to the feds about what she knew.

    Ah Barry, you fool.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    “so if bonds goes to prison, does he still have to pay greg anderson for doing his time to cover for him?”

    Barry? Nah. Barry will turn on him like a ravenous tiger that sees his prey. Barry don’t do nothin’ for nothin’.

    Wonder if Greg Anderson thinks it’s at all suspect that he won’t sing?

    Oh what a tangled web we weave!

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I’m guessing that the Dodgers are going to have a great season now that the clubhouse cancer is gone. That would be Torre.

  21. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Ys Guy,

    I also was out and listened to the game on radio. They weren’t too bad today for them.
    Sterling really messed up the call on Alex’s double.

  22. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    O/T – They found the cobra that was missing from the Bronx Zoo.

  23. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    fran, you know the ‘it is high, it is far, it is….caught (or off the wall or whatever) happens so often now that i barely even notice. apparently he has no problem with being so publicly wrong on a call so often that he just goes into it for any long fly ball now.

    pretty sad that the greatest team in sports history, in the media capital of the world has a bunch of shills broadcasting thier games.

  24. RMS March 31st, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    “I’m guessing that the Dodgers are going to have a great season now that the clubhouse cancer is gone. That would be Torre.”

    Come on trish, I know you hate Torre, but it’s time to let it go.

  25. blake March 31st, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Belt is gonna be good..

  26. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Congratulations to Don Mattingly on his 1st win.

  27. blake March 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Congrats to Donnie on his first win.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    “Come on trish, I know you hate Torre, but it’s time to let it go.”

    Easy for you to say.

    :)

  29. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    i hope mattingly does well managing out there. i figure its only a matter of time before he manages here, so since he wouldnt go down and learn the craft in the minors, he can do his OJT for someone else and we’ll get him after he learns how to successfully leave the mound after a picthing change.

  30. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Ys Guy, it is pretty sad. I don’t know why he has to be the only 1 to do play by play. They should have Suzyn split it with him or bring someone else in.

  31. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    i was really hoping francessa would ask bill white what he thought of the current yankees announcers but he didnt. of course bill would likely have declined to take a shot, just like when francessa asked him about today’s players and he just said he didnt want to talk about that.

  32. Bronx Jeers March 31st, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I think Joba’s drinking & tweeting.

    ————————————————

    Wow , what a night. With my boy @NickSwisher and his wife @joannalgarcia. Having memories that last for a lifetime!!

    http://yfrog.com/z/h7tl5vfj

  33. Rich in NJ March 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    If you listen to Sterling, you have to realize that it’s as much entertainment as it is sports.

  34. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    good for joba! hope they are have a crazy good time! welcome back home to NY boys!

  35. Jerzz March 31st, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    “I think Joba’s drinking & tweeting.”

    If you read his twitter page, he seems to do that a lot LOL

  36. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    thats the thing, rich, the game is the entertainment, not the announcers. great announcers like scully, jack buck and ernie harwell never let it be about them. and none of them used ‘canned’ catchphrases.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    RMS – I just can’t be lukewarm on someone who defiled the Yankees the way he did in his petty revenge book. Happy for people who can put that aside and still appreciate the guy. I’m not one. I despise everything about him, I despise that he had his little favorites and ignored other guys; I despise that he had that dark side where he sacrificed the Yankees to get rid of players who had broken his little rule, in order to satisfy his own ego; I despise that he ruined pitchers’ careers, really good guys who deserved to be in the game a lot longer than they were, save for his pathetic bullpen managing; I despise that he let other guys rot on the bench who were not part of his inner sanctum; I despise his phoniness.

    Thanks for asking though. I could have done without reliving the stuff. Maybe it’s best to realize I haven’t let it go and won’t be for a good long time, if ever, so you need to scroll on by when it comes to Torre and my posts.

    Best I can tell you. If it says all kinds of trivial and sad things about me that I can’t rise above it, then I stand accused.

  38. Betsy March 31st, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Sterling was on WFAN today – he is funny. That said, his non-HR calls (where he thinks it’s a HR, but it’s caught) are beyond aggravating.

  39. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    and i listened to jack buck do cards games for years and i dont think he ever missed the trail runner, called a ball out that didnt go, or think up cutsie nicknames for his home run calls.

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Happy for Donnie Baseball.

    Night all.

  41. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    and none of them used ‘canned’ catchphrases.

    All the great announcers had/have catch phrases. They just aren’t annoying puns like Sterling. He stood there like the house by the side of the road and watched it go by etc

  42. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    *thought* not think.

    i seem to be having tense problems tonight…

  43. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    The game is for entertainment for the fan, and listening on the radio is not entertaining. Half the time Sterling gets the call wrong and I have no idea what is going on.

  44. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    jerk, catch phrases commonly used by scully or buck or harwell please?

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 31st, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    “i seem to be having tense problems tonight…”

    Don’t be tense Y’s Guy!

    :)

  46. Rich in NJ March 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    “thats the thing, rich, the game is the entertainment, not the announcers. great announcers like scully, jack buck and ernie harwell never let it be about them. and none of them used ‘canned’ catchphrases.”
    __

    Ys

    I think he should have retired a long time; he literally can’t see.

    But for whatever reason, the Yankees don’t care as much about having top-flight talent for broadcasters as they do with on the field talent.

    In light of that, I just don’t take the guy seriously. He’s a joke, so I view him in that light.

  47. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Betsy,

    After Sterling messed up the ARod call, I waited to be sure that Granderson actually hit a homerun.

  48. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    harwell had that thing where a foul ball would go into the stands and he’d think up a nearby town name and say “that one was caught by a young lady from Warren” but other than that i cant think of any.

  49. Betsy March 31st, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    LOL Fran

    I had the most boring conference call in the world at work, so I missed the calls, lol.

  50. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    He stood there like the house by the side of the road and watched it go by <– seriously??? You didn't think of this. Window shopping?

  51. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    When harwell died all they talked about was his ability to come up with phrases like that on MLB radio!

  52. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Betsy,

    They usually replay Sterling’s calls on WFAN the next day. Joe and Evan especially like to do that.

  53. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    What is the difference between a catch phrase and a signature call?

  54. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    buck used to say that he made sure never to think about what he was going to say because then it wouldnt be authentic. that’s why his “go crazy folks” and “i can’t believe what i just saw’ worked, because he was just saying whatever popped into his head and it was fresh and genuine.

  55. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    tahts actually the term i was looking for but im tired.

  56. RMS March 31st, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    “Best I can tell you. If it says all kinds of trivial and sad things about me that I can’t rise above it, then I stand accused.”

    I think you can. Life is too short.

  57. Betsy March 31st, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Fran, because I think they have the Yankees turning point of the game – whoever guesses it gets some sort of “reward” – so they play Sterling’s calls. Francesca loves Sterling -he gets a kick out of his real HR calls

  58. Bronx Jeers March 31st, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    List of all-time Yankees that speak French:

    1. Russell Martin
    2. ????????????

  59. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    another thing that was great about jack buck. he wasnt a homer he was exceedingly fair in his treatment of the game, but at the same time, he made it plain that he was with the audience, pulling for the redbirds right along with them while still keeping his reporting straight and objective. very very hard to do, but really the essence of being a team’s radio man.

    great man jack buck. RIP

  60. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    bj

    xavier nady

  61. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Betsy, you’re right. I forgot about that contest. They play the call after the caller guesses the turning point.

  62. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    ron guidry? does cajun french count?

  63. Rich in NJ March 31st, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    With regard to Jack Buck, the acorn fell very far from that tree.

  64. m March 31st, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Nady? Oo la la.

    I know he’s of French descent, but does he actually speak French?

  65. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    joe buck never really got a chance to settle in, he was a network guy before he had even developed his own style. he was still in dad’s shadow when he became a star himself.

  66. Betsy March 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    The acorn fell and hit Buck’s son on the head and since then, Joe has never been the same. I despise him in football and Baseball – if he broadcast games in any other sport, I’d hate him there as well

  67. m March 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Joe Buck I don’t mind. But his broadcast partner. UGH.

  68. Bronx Jeers March 31st, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Guidry, Nady

    Maybe.

  69. tampayank March 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    have to be kidding me letting those idiots from Jersey Shore be part of something like this….now I know why America is declining :(

  70. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    i dont know if nady really speaks french, he’s a california boy. but his parents named him xavier, so they couldnt have been off the boat that long…

  71. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I despise him in football and Baseball

    Thats fine, he obviously despises those games as well!

  72. Jerzz March 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Every teams fan’s think that Buck is Anti-their team, in both sports.

    Nobody likes Joe Buck :lol:

  73. SAS March 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Tomorrow the rest of baseball opens including Joe and Evan’s beloved Mutts so I doubt they’ll be real interested in John Sterling. After all, the Mutts haven’t lost a game yet.

  74. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    i saw there was some jersey shore thing on, watched it for about 12 seconds and walked out of the room. i cant imagine why anyone would care a thing about those people.

    i often do catering work for MTV and those people are always there in some VIP lounge, asking for crap that isnt on the menu and complaining about what is.

    what a bunch of losers.

  75. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    hey the mets always win on opening day. you gotta wait till after game 2 to get your shots in.

  76. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I think there is something to be said for letting things come naturally. Vin Scully has some HR calls he re-uses, but as a one man wrecking crew of an announcer, he spends most of his time calling the game, letting the crowd speak for itself, telling great and relevant anecdotes.

    Sterling is just bottom barrel, though I can admit its fun to hear his calls on replays :) I can’t put up with his alternate reality call of the game to bother listening to him unless I’m in the car.

  77. m March 31st, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Y’s Guy,

    Have you come across the cast of “My Life as Liz”?

  78. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    btw, i LOVE joe beningno. he cracks me up all the time

    OH the PAIN!!!!!!!

  79. SAS March 31st, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I agree about Joe Buck. I can’t stand him. What I wrote before disappeared so I toned it down

  80. 4time March 31st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Season 4 of Jersey Shore is taking place in Italy.

    That should be fun. No one over there will know who they are or their mannerisms.

  81. Ys Guy March 31st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    m, im sure i’ve seen all of them, but i have no idea who they are. i’d need the tv guide to find mtv on my tv. ive seen all those jersey shore people too, but i dont know any of thier names except snookie and that just becausee of the post covering her arrest on the front page last year.

  82. Jerkface March 31st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Its annoying the yankees don’t play tomorrow. I hate off days.

  83. SAS March 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I want Jose Reyes to go 5-5 with a couple of HR’s and stolen bases. That would make me happy.

  84. Fran the original March 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I have to admit I like Beningno because like him, I am also a die-hard Jets fan.

  85. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Just watched the good points of the game today. first off, either Michael Kay was especially excited about baseball being back or my computer volume was set too high because he was loud. Also, I was watching I think Teixeira’s at-bat and it actually hit me that the season actually started. I have been watching them down here for the past month and seeing them in their pinstripes, I was like Whoa, its actually baseball season. Let’s all root for the Orioles and Rangers tomorrow! Boo Rays and Sox!

  86. Fran the original April 1st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    mel,

    Are you watching the Lakers/Mavs game?

  87. SAS April 1st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I like the Jets fine, but Joe and Evan are not ‘my cup of tea’.

  88. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    the funny thing is that i dont root for one team benigno roots for and still i love listening to him bemoan loving his teams. i know the feeling even though i root for all the other teams in town.

    funny guy, though.

  89. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I used actually a lot in the post. sorry, I have been working on my paper and only have so much left in me.

  90. m April 1st, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I would think that Liz’s cast is the best behaved. Liz is really skinny with bottle red hair. A bunch of young adults from Texas. They might be requesting a bunch of BBQ. :)

  91. SAS April 1st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Jerkface,

    I thought the weather in NY was supposed to be worse tomorrow than today.

  92. UnKnown April 1st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    So Velarde says he was injected with steroids? To bad they never worked.

  93. Fran the original April 1st, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Let’s all root for the Orioles and Rangers tomorrow! Boo Rays and Sox
    ****************
    Tyanks,

    Sounds like a plan to me.

    Having fun with the computer?

  94. Betsy April 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I don’t know if anyone watches the Food Network, but apparently one of their tv chefs, Ina Garten (who’s well known on LI) actually turned down the Make-a-Wish foundation, who had called on behalf of this sick little boy. She changed her mind…………but now the kid has changed his and doesn’t want to see her. There are no words to describe how ugly this Ina Garten must be for her to turn down a sick little boy’s request.

  95. m April 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Fran,

    Of course. :)

    Trying to catch the Spurs for home court advantage.

    You might not know much about Artest, but he’s come out of the cave after the ASB.

  96. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:09 am

    ok since theres not much going on…

    this is what really jacked me up about sterling today. he’s been calling for gardner to bunt, just like the rest of us for a long time. so gardner makes the sac bunt and sterling goes on and on about what a great play that is, how it puts pressure on the defense, how they had to make a perfect play to get him, etc.

    then martin steals third with one out. sterling says he shouldnt be doing that, that’s for basestealers, ignoring what he just said about putting pressure on the defense and forcing them the make a perfect play to get him. then he repeats the thing about how that’s for basestealers.
    finally suzyn pointed out that he stole 20 something bases a couple of years ago.

    later in the game he mentions about how martin can steal you a base, as if nobody noticed that suzyn had to point it out to him just a few innings ago.

  97. Fran the original April 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Oh Mel, I know a lot about Artest. He went to St. Johns. One of the main players in the brawl that went into the stands. He is playing well now.

  98. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Fran

    Yes, I am having fun with the new computer. Im not on it now because I’ve been working on my paper on my other laptop since the new one doesnt have word processing yet. I downloaded a lot of my pictures from my camera into iphoto and now I have a pretty picture of Robinson Cano from the game I went to earlier this month(dont tell Erin lol) as my wallpaper. I sometimes confuse myself thinking I am still on my PC when I go looking for the start menu but Im sure ill eventually stop that.

    I feel bad for my other laptop, the one Im on now, its going to feel left out. I think Ill still have to use it for word processing so ill probably delete a bunch of stuff and hope that makes it a little faster.

    I know rooting for the Orioles might be sacreligious because they are in the same division as us, but I always root for whoever is playing against the Rays, even if its the Red Sox.

  99. m April 1st, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Cheering for the Rangers.

    Claws & Horns.

    RAWR!!

    Anyone see Wade Davis get a sizable extension?

  100. Fran the original April 1st, 2011 at 12:16 am

    tyanks,

    Nice wallpaper. I think Upstate Kate will be jealous too :)
    Enjoy the computer.

  101. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Ys Guy

    I once worked at Publix, the best grocery store on the planet. That isnt relevant, what is though is I worked with this girl would would steal my stories. I once told her a story about walking down the hallway at school and the football coaches son was whistling “yellow submarine” and how I thought it was odd to see/hear that. About a week went by and we were leveling the store at the end of the night and the football coaches son came up into conversation. The girl breaks out with this story about how she was walking down the hall and he was whistling “yellow submarine” The moral of the story is that…well I dont know. I just hate when people pass off something as theirs when they were previously told by someone else, Like Sterling did to Suzyn in your example.
    This post is because I dont want to get back to the paper im supposed to be writing.

  102. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:18 am

    by the way i thought that steal by martin was brilliant baseball. it was a terrible day out, the catcher hadnt thrown a ball in anger yet this year, martin is a catcher from the other league coming off a hip injury, everything pointed to him staying put and im sure it never crosssed the tiger’s minds that he would steal third.

    i have been hip to martin for years from having him on my roto teams when he started out, and even i never thought he would steal.

    brilliant play.

  103. Tarheel In NYC April 1st, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I had the pleasure of attending the game today, and these are my immediate thoughts:

    1. The energy at the stadium today was palpable! I could feel it poppin’ from the moment I stepped off the 4 train.

    2. I thank my lucky stars that Curtis Granderson as well enough to play CF today. He made 3 phenomenal catches that prevented the Tigers from scoring. His HR wasn’t too shabby, either.

    3. Russell Martin is a-ok with me. He executed some really great baserunning today. He contributed just as much (if not more so) to the creation of the runs he scored as did the guys who knocked him in.

    3. It was very rewarding to see the seamless bridge from CC to Joba to Soriano to Mo.

    4. No matter how many times I watch Mo stride onto the field while “Enter Sandman” blasts over the P.A. system, I will never stop feeling chills run up my spine.

    5. In all fairness to John Sterling, I mis-called Alex’s “homerun”, too. I saw it sailing, sailing, sailing….I threw my hands up in the air, stood up, and yelled “That’s gone!”. I turned my back towards the field and started to high-five my friend…only to see her point towards the field and shake her head. I sheepishly called out, “Woo! A double works, too!”

    6. It was cold as a mutha. But totally worth it.

    I know it’s only Opening Day, and I’m not dancing on the Red Sox and Phillies graves just yet. But today was awesome, and there is absolutely no other place I would have rather been :)

  104. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:20 am

    m

    yes, they were saying on the news that it is safe now to buy a Wade Davis shirt because he isnt going anywhere anytime soon.

  105. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:22 am

    you know, tyanks, i used to work in a publix, and this girl i used to work with would always steal my stories, i once told her a story about….

  106. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:23 am

    btw i like publix, i lived in WPB for a couple of years. the largest employer in the sunshine state aren’t they?

  107. Fran the original April 1st, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Tarheel,
    Nice post. Glad you enjoyed. Without Curtis the Yankees probably don’t win.

    ******************
    Ys Guy,
    That was funny.

    Have a good night all . See you tomorrow.

  108. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:28 am

    tarheel, nice post! wish i had been there, but i’m hoping it’ll be alot nicer when i go on sunday!

  109. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Ys guy

    Yeah, they definitely employ a lot of people. They’re based out of Lakeland which is just east of Tampa. The founder even has a high school named after him. I am afraid to move from the south because I wouldn’t know what to do without my Publix Chicken Tenders and Subs. Its a great place to work(says the publix shirt I happen to be wearing right now)

  110. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Tarheel

    I would give up all my time at Spring Training and workout days to go to an opening day, or any game at Yankee Stadium.

    It sounds like you had a blast.

  111. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:36 am

    whether it’s publix, or ralph’s in LA or schnuck’s in missouri, or shop-rite, pathmark, ctown or ginardi’s in new york, they all have the same stuff.

    except for the italian bread at zallie’s shop rite on frankford avenue in philadelphia. they have the best italian bread in the world!

  112. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am

    tyanks, sounds like a road trip is in order. just about 17 hours each way!

  113. UnKnown April 1st, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Well tomorrow its time for all this Phillie/Red Sux talk to come to a halt and actually DO something on the field to garner all the praise.

    The drooling over these two very flawed teams has been embarassing for all media outlets involved. Just pathetic.

    Time to put up or shut the h*ll up tomorrow. Girls

  114. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:47 am

    well the phils have won thier division 4 years in a row now so they at least have established themselves. this red socks team has never played a game together and over the course of the last week i’ve heard buck showalter and bobby valentine both point out that until they take the field and play and become a team, you cant be sure they are going to be as good as advertised.

  115. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 12:58 am

    unless i added wrong (definitly possible) the mets are 30-11 on opening day since 1971.

  116. Jerkface April 1st, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I thought the weather in NY was supposed to be worse tomorrow than today.

    It is, I hate weather as much as offdays :)

  117. Nick in SF April 1st, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Don’t be a hater.

  118. Tarheel In NYC April 1st, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Fran, thank you. And I agree a million billion percent. Without Curtis, we would not have won that game.

    Ys, the weather this weekend is supposed to be much better! Still chilly but sunny. I hope you have a great time on Sunday! The phrase “Opening Week” had been stenciled onto the field, so maybe they’ll continue the festivities and the excitement until next week :)

    tyanks, I’ve really enjoyed your coverage of ST. I envy your access to the prospects. That being said, I hope you’ll add “Opening Day at Yankee Stadium” to your bucket list. Please trust me on this. It’s doable!! :)

  119. Nick in SF April 1st, 2011 at 1:08 am

    There’s been too much hatred already.

  120. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 1:13 am

    “I thought the weather in NY was supposed to be worse tomorrow than today.”

    /////

    it is. and met’s fans from all over the city are going to be slosing through rain and freezing rain to go watch the mets take on the marlins… on tv…from miami.

  121. SAS April 1st, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Ys Guy,

    I hope you have a great time Sunday and bring home the win for all of us.

    The Mutts may not like it, but the Marlins surely aren’t used to this weather. The lucky part is that both teams just spent all that time in sunny, warm FL.

  122. m April 1st, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Where is everybody? Everyone must be p00ped from all the pomp and circumstance.

  123. SAS April 1st, 2011 at 1:58 am

    m,

    I am still awake, but then it isn’t almost 2 am here.

    Good day for the Yanks. You must have gotten up early to watch them.

  124. igotid88 April 1st, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Did Alex change his batting stance?

  125. m April 1st, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I was already up. Oldest girl hasn’t quite grasped the whole time zone difference thing. :?

  126. SAS April 1st, 2011 at 2:38 am

    m,

    I am going to say goodnight now. Enough time on the computer for one day. Have a good night.

  127. Nick in SF April 1st, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Just 37ish hours until the next Yankee game!!!

    I might just stay awake until then.

  128. West Coast Yankee Fan April 1st, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Whole Foods – you can actually buy things there that are good for you! :) )

  129. joeman April 1st, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Falling objects can be brutal if you don’t protect your noodle

  130. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Good morning, morning people!!

    :)

    I watched my DVR of the Yankee Game last night, as well as the post game.

    What a great game!

    What a long post game show. I don’ remember them being that long except during playoff games. If I wasn’t tired, I wouldn’t have noticed how long it was, to be honest, though.

    ***

    I have Jon Lester on my fantasy team. So, it’s my first experience of having to cheer for a guy but not his team. :?

  131. Joe from Long Island April 1st, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Good morning, indeed, Doreen…..

    Got to move this am, but thanks to those who went to the game, for sharing with us.

    Have a good day, all.

  132. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Have a good day, Joe from LI!

  133. upstate kate April 1st, 2011 at 6:51 am

    good morning all :)

    I guess I will have to look back to see the comments from those lucky enough to be there.

    Granderson got a lot of love on espn this am.

  134. Gary April 1st, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Nice win yesterday, good to see them start in the W column and they got an excellent performance from the BP. Hit total was a little low and the long ball is what won the day, but it’s only game 1. Verlander is always tough.

  135. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 6:53 am

    So, fantasy baseball-wise, is it better for Jon Lester to get a win or for him to get lots of strikeouts and a quality start and Neftali Feliz gets a save and a couple of strikeouts for the Rangers? I know that’s how this Yankee fan wants it to play out.

  136. Gary April 1st, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I hear NY is getting some snow? 85 here today. Lots of Northern folks piled out of SWF the last few days. We can have the roads and the resturants back again until the next snowbird season.

  137. upstate kate April 1st, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Hi Gary
    I live in a college town, and we feel the same way when summer arrives.

    Doreen
    Melky got me 5 points yesterday!

  138. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 7:24 am

    upstate kate -

    Yay! Yay for you and yay for Melky. He’s going to have a much, much better year this season!

  139. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Sure, Gary, they’re on their way back here, and my supermarket is crowded enough with those who didn’t venture down for the winter! Not looking forward to it. :(

  140. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Doreen

    Well from a real baseball standpoint, I want the sox to lose but by a fantasy standpoint I still want them to lose but I’d like their 2 guys on my team to get some hits. Jason Heyward got me 6 points yesterday.

  141. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 7:35 am

    tyanksfan36 -

    I don’ want m loyalties to get muddled! LOL

  142. tyanksfan36 April 1st, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Doreen

    How about Lester has a great start with lots of Ks but then the bullpen blows it and Feliz saves the win for the Rangers. You don’t get the win but you still get the points for all the Ks.

  143. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 7:42 am

    morning all! i dropped beckett yesterday, it was a logical selection but every time i opened the team page and saw his name, it left this nasty taste in my mouth.

  144. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 7:44 am

    tyanksfan36

    That’s what I want!!!!

  145. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Ys Guy -

    Seller’s remorse?

    I dropped Jurrjens and picked up Vazquez off waivers. Hope I did the right thing. Who knows?? “You can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.” ;)

  146. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 7:48 am

    i’m wishing a happy opening day to all the red socks fans, phillies fans, and all my met fan friends!

    i hope you are all bitterly dissappointed by the end of the day but enjoy the whole opening day thing first!

    we are alll baseball fans!

  147. Gary April 1st, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Doreen, your supermarket must have good coupons for them to be coming in droves. Less deals less senior citizen crowds. :-)

  148. upstate kate April 1st, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I have no red sox, who are my least favorite team. My next level of dislike is the Angels, then the Phillies and Orioles. I have one Philly and one Oriole, no Angels. I wanted the best players I could get, but could also cheer for.

  149. Gary April 1st, 2011 at 7:52 am

    It’s shedding season for the cat, cat hair everywhere. Just combed her out again.

  150. Gary April 1st, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I just set ready for the draft, hopefully I’ll see who I get later today. I went the route of getting the best players regardless. I see your point though Kate, I always endup with someone on the Cowboys or Eagles, but somehow I get over it.

  151. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Gary -

    We have a ton of “adult communities” and ONE supermarket. Stop N Shop. Sigh. I have tried many different times of day to go there. Except for after dinnertime, and that’s probably the only time it’s empty, but then so are the shelves!

    I NEVER go to the deli counter – it’s always backed up. The supermarket is a daily outing for many of the folks. And they’re in no particular hurry, while I’m always “on the clock!”

  152. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 7:58 am

    A couple of random thoughts.

    Anytime the Dodgers feel like they want to trade Clay Kershaw to us we’d be glad to take him.

    Nice pitcher’s duel last night between Kershaw and Lincecum.

    2 great young arms.

    It’s nice to see the Sux have to start their season with a tough series
    against Texas on the road.

  153. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 8:01 am

    upstate kate -

    I had to take Lester. The way the picks were going, it would have been too many picks in between and I would have ended up with who knows? But he’s my only Red Sox.

    Most of my players are in the NL – it just kind of worked out that way – so I don’t have a lot of conflicts.

    I got so panicked in the draft that my last concern became avoiding particular players from particular teams, even though I did think about doing that. My husband kept reminding me, just pick the best player available for the slot you’re looking to fill. He was a good assistant!!!

  154. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 8:03 am

    MTU -

    Kershaw had a mid-season game on Day One. Wow.

  155. Gary April 1st, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Doreen, the supermarkets are pretty decent here. There are so many they usually aren’t crowded. The resturants are ground zero, especially if they have buy one get one. You don’t get near those until after 7.

    Stopping at lights is always an adventure. Occasionally you have to ask yourself the question why did I just see the backup lights go on for that car in front of me? I can’t see any occupants over the headrests so did the car really put itself in reverse?

  156. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought a regulation baseball game was 9 innings.

    If so, how come our games are over after 6 ?

    ;)

  157. upstate kate April 1st, 2011 at 8:04 am

    actually I would have taken Lester…but he is the only one!

  158. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Answer:

    Because we will have one of the best BP’s in baseball. That’s how.

    :)

  159. upstate kate April 1st, 2011 at 8:05 am

    MTU
    ha ha, it took me a minute to figure that out…need more coffee!

  160. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Cany anyone tell me how many games a team that scores 950 runs will win ?

    :)

  161. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:07 am

    sp: Can. sorry. Duh.

  162. blake April 1st, 2011 at 8:08 am

    MTU,

    I think I said last night that I think Kershaw breaks out big time this year….he was dominant last night…..and to think Martin says that Banuelos is better than he was at his age.

    Yanks don’t play today but everyone will get a chance to see the greatest team ever in Texas at 4:00 if they wish. ;)

  163. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Or how many game will be won because they have one of the best defensive teams in the Majors ?

    :)

  164. Doreen April 1st, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Gary -

    I try to remind myself that it could be me sooner rather than later. :?

  165. Betsy April 1st, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Morning!

  166. Betsy April 1st, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Oh and……..happy April Fools day, lol.

  167. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Blake-

    Yes. Martin is in awe of the talent of “El prodigio” just like the rest of us.

    ;)

  168. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:14 am

    What is that ?

    Like 3 GG’ers in our infield.

    Not too shabby.

    :)

  169. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:16 am

    How many teams in the Majors can boast that they have 5 guys who are capable of hit 30 homers or more ?

    Answer: Not many, if any at all.

  170. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:18 am

    OK. I’ll stop.

    Last one.

    How many teams can say that they have a leadoff guy who is capable of stealing 60 bags, putting up an OBP of .400, and running down a speeding bullet ?

    Answer: Only one.

  171. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:20 am

    After all that.

    Anyone still think we won’t at least make the playoffs ?

    ;)

  172. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:21 am

    April fools. I was only kidding about all that stuff above.

    Or maybe I wasn’t.

    :)

  173. benfica356 April 1st, 2011 at 8:30 am

    This rain is over for NYC area, it will be dry for the weekend.

  174. Betsy April 1st, 2011 at 8:31 am

    We still have to deal with a gross day today, but the weekend will be nice……..Monday and Tuesday, however? Different story. Ick

  175. blake April 1st, 2011 at 8:32 am

    MTU,

    that back end of the pen is going to make a difference. All they really are going to need most days is 6 innings and 4 runs from the starter….they get that and they’ll win most of the time with their offense and bullpen.

    It’s just one game but I think you can see the energy that Martin brings to the table…..opening day is always over blown and is really just 1/162 games but for guys like him and for notorious slow starters like Tex, then it could be a real spring board for the rest of their season.

  176. Ys Guy April 1st, 2011 at 8:32 am

    thinking about the mets today. i trace thier demise as an organization to two things. first, the obvious, was the day saul and fred met madoff, but closer to the field, it was the day the fired willie randolph.

    willie was trying to force accountability and professionalism onto a very talented but unruly bunch of players. the players revolted, omar & co were faced with the decisioin to back him up and move out the malcontents, or fire willie and find a ‘player’s manager.’ we all know what the chose to do.

    and the manner in which they did it , making him fly out to the west coast then firing him in the middle of the night, was a forshadowing of what was about to happen.

    now they get rid of Omar & Co and bring in a guy who’s had a couple of teams mutiny under him, strange choice, maybe they are hoping to precipitate another mutiny so they can lop off all thier heads and start over.

    had they just backed willie, imo the mets were on thier way back to the WS.

    i hope willie is doing well! he’s one of my all-time favorite yanees!

  177. Betsy April 1st, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Ugh, why did the Yankees do this; I LOVED the Subway Race………..this is so blah :mad:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....ace-45515/

  178. upstate kate April 1st, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Hi to our own Bs…Betsy, Benfica and Blake!

  179. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Blake-

    This team could function a lot like the 09 team. They came from behind a lot and rarely lost a late inning lead.

    Not only that, I think the SP might have more potential.

    All I really wanted out of Martin was great D. If he hits better than expected so much the better.

    Tex looks like he’s going to get out of the gate better.

    Remember. We get to add Jesus and Brackman later on.

    This team is deeper than the “Marianas trench” , and is built for the long haul.

  180. Betsy April 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Hi Kate!

  181. pat April 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Showalter Suspended Three Games For Maddon Comments (Read the comment after the story for another take on this) :smile:

    http://www.camdenchat.com/2011.....ill-appeal

  182. Mell April 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am

    “but closer to the field, it was the day the fired willie randolph.”

    Minaya killed ‘em. They were already heading due south before they let Randolph go.

  183. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Chavez off the bench as a sub.

    Whew !

    :)

  184. MTU April 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am

    New thread ==>


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