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Yankees pregame: Old-Timers’ edition

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It’s the 65th annual Old-Timers’ Day. Joe Torre is back as a first-timer. He seemed happy to put on the pinstripes again for the first time since 2007. He was back for George Steinbrenner’s monument unveiling last September and he’s been back here this season in his role as MLB’s executive VP of baseball operations. Torre feels all the awkwardness is gone with the Steinbrenners and Brian Cashman over his departure and subsequent book.

“Everything is gone,” Torre said. “When I came back last year, I talked to Brian and I saw the Steinbrenner family last year when they had that tribute to George. It’s very comfortable for me. With my new job now, I’m here a lot because I spend a lot of time in New York. I’m enjoying coming here and feeling free to go in the clubhouse.”

The parting wasn’t as enjoyable.

“I think they probably wanted to do something else,” Torre said. “I think it became uncomfortable on both sides on how to separate. Unfortunately it wasn’t pretty.”

Torre gave thanks to Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera for playing a large part in his accomplishments here over 12 years. If at all possible, he plans to be in the house, wherever that is, when Jeter gets his 3,000 hit. First Jeter has to recover from his calf strain. He was supposed to do some light jogging for the second straight day, today in Tampa, where he’s celebrating his 37th birthday.

“I had it scheduled perfectly,” Torre said. “I was in Chicago and Cincinnati. He wasn’t . Hopefully when he does come back, I’ll be able to do that.”

Torre and fellow first-timer Bernie Williams received the longest ovations during the introductions.

“When I was playing, I always looked forward to this day,” Williams said. “It reminded me that I was just part of a family that has gone on for 100 years, that I’m a part of something bigger than myself.” 

Williams is a musician now, but he never announced his retirement.

“I have not officially retired, but I think it’s close,” Williams said smiling.

There was a special video tribute to retiring trainer Gene Monahan before the Old-Timers’ game. Monahan threw out the first ball to Jorge Posada, wearing his catching equipment no less. Monahan, whose fiancee and two daughters were on hand, threw a strike.

Then the Yankees honored Monahan, who has been with the organization for 49 years. Steve Donohue, the assistant trainer, presented him with the frieze from his locker at the old stadium. Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Goose Gossage presented him with two seats from the old stadium. The Steinbrenner family gave him a painting of the old stadium. He was given a new lawnmower and lawn-care products for his house in North Carolina. He also received a Garth Brooks-autographed Stetson hat and a trip to Las Vegas to see Brooks in concert, a VIP package to NASCAR’s championship weekend in Miami in November and a 15-day family vacation to the Alps. The current team’s gift was a 2012 Ford pickup trip and a dog, just what he wanted.       

*Girardi announced his rotation for the Milwaukee series that begins here Tuesday night. Brian Gordon is being skipped thanks to the off day Monday. It will be Freddy Garcia, A.J. Burnett and CC Sabathia, who will face his old team.

*Girardi doesn’t think Alex Rodriguez’s sore knee will be an issue all season.

*”It’s treatable,” Girardi said. “He’s playing today. It’s just something I’m aware of. … If I can get him out of a game early, I’ll do that.”

 
 

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91 Responses to “Yankees pregame: Old-Timers’ edition”

  1. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Great to hear the Straw man on YES just now be so effusive in his praise, singling out Joe Torre as the most important reason for the Yankees championship run.

  2. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I was furious at Joe, but after he and Cash/Yanks put this behind them, then how can I keep being upset?

    It was really moving today – what an ovation Joe got; Bernie’s wasn’t far behind him. Just a tremendous day.

  3. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    No one does this better than the Yankees. Just wonderful.

  4. Against All Odds June 26th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    # AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I now think Buck Showalter did the Yankees a huge favor by leaving when he did.

    Wait until they get better? Judging by the current last place record, it’s going to be a while.

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    Lol that’s like the kid who gets picked in HS telling his bullies wait until I lift weights over the summer..I going to kick your ***.

    Well about you kick their *** now

  5. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I would never forgive him, that was just posture from Clueless and the Front office. What happens in the clubhouse stays there, that’s the cardinal rule of baseball behavior inside a clubhouse, the guy betrayed everyone

  6. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Darryl Strawberry … another useless blob from California.

  7. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Against AO, most ex-Yankees have good feelings about their time and still consider themselves Yanks. If Buck wants to be different, even if it’s just posturing, so be it. I don’t miss him.

  8. Pat M. June 26th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I wonder now if the good people ( what’s left here ) will now be less resentful and less critical of soon to be Hall of Fame Manger of The NY Yankees # 6 Joe Torre…..Admirably Betsy has buried her issues with Saint Joe……

  9. Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Showalter doesn’t seem to be doing all that well anymore. All we heard was how great a record the O’s had since he took over, till that story was destroyed.

    Showalter showing what a low class person he is seems to show why he wasn’t kept.

    And Tino goes yard. Wow.

  10. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The Yanks have to sign this Tino guy lol

  11. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Cone will never hear the end of that!

  12. Bronx Jeers June 26th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t recall ever seeing an Old-Timer’s Day bomb.

    Cone gave Tino a cookie.

  13. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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    Still trolling.

  14. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Pat,

    Again i think everything is posturing from either part ( stein”s & co or clueless not saint ), what he did is beyond forgiveness, that’s the worst treason anyone can do to both his palyers and the organization he worked for…

  15. Dj June 26th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Aw, Mel looked so happy to be pitching!

  16. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Pat M, Joe’s not perfect, but I don’t want to spend my time being bitter about it. I still believe what I believed then and that Joe shouldn’t have written the book, but I loved Joe for a lot longer than I disliked and it feels good to not hold onto that bitterness.

  17. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Luis, the Yankees and Cash don’t apparently think it’s beyond forgiveness. I doubt Cashman and Torre, who were good friends, are ever going to be like that again, so a price has been extracted if that’s important to you.

  18. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I loved Mel – hope he’s doing well.

  19. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Showalter doesn’t seem to be doing all that well anymore. All we heard was how great a record the O’s had since he took over, till that story was destroyed.
    —————————–

    They aren’t a bad team at all. They can’t seem to be the Yankees, but they have a pretty decent record against the rest of the league. I think that the O’s are going to become a tough team in the not-too-distant future. It would be nice to see that rivalry come back.

  20. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Darryl Strawberry … another useless blob from California.

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

    Something only a prejudice moron would say on such a great day of celebrating the Old Time Yankee greats. Glad Straw is doing well.

  21. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Luis, the Yankees and Cash don’t apparently think it’s beyond forgiveness. I doubt Cashman and Torre, who were good friends, are ever going to be like that again, so a price has been extracted if that’s important to you.
    ———————————-

    You can forgive what Torre did, but it’s pretty tough to forget it. It would be tough to trust him again.

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    How interesting, that the players, the one’s who should be most upset about Torre betraying any clubhouse confidences are the most effusive in their praise and affection for Joe.

  23. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Buck should wait until his team doesn’t finish last in the division to open his mouth. I know he is saying it just to get his team pumped up but it makes him look stupid. Bergesen hitting Cano the day after he hit that big double in extras to win the game is really disgusting now. Obviously Buck thinks that hitting the Yanks makes this team look cool and like they “belong”.

  24. BoJo June 26th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Pat M—

    I didn’t like what Torre did with the book, nor his last 5 years or so of managing. I thought he was very over-rated after Zimmer left…but liked to take all the credit and place blame on others. I also felt he didn’t stand up for his coaches or others (like Buck did), and ruined a lot of good arms.

    I was happy to see him go.

    Others are welcome to their own opinions, and that’s fine. But I waste no time thinking about him…one way or another. He’s dead to me.

  25. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Tino’s homer was awesome! It really brings back memories. It’s a shame that we all can’t stay young forever…

  26. Bronx Jeers June 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Lou’s gotta be one of the oldest guys to actually stand in there.

  27. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Ghost, that’s fine, but he doesn’t work for the Yankees. It’s not like I spend any time thinking about him. As I said, If the Yankees can put it behind them, then so can I. I enjoyed watching him today and the ovation he got.

  28. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Hi betsy,

    I hope you are enjoying your new car, now to the topic…..

    You hit the right button ” aparently ” that’s all it is, deep inside they hate each other, i played ball in my younger years and what Joe did is a Major NO-NO. They are doing this for the business side of the game.

  29. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Rick Cerone looks like he’s wearing the balloon chest protector under his uniform

  30. Bronx Jeers June 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Look there’s Cash telling Torre how much he hates him. :wink:

  31. Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    They aren’t a bad team at all. They can’t seem to be the Yankees, but they have a pretty decent record against the rest of the league. I think that the O’s are going to become a tough team in the not-too-distant future. It would be nice to see that rivalry come back.
    __________

    Ghostwriter, they aren’t even a .500 team. They are playing a little better, but so are the Pirates. They are 6 below .500 right now. That isn’t exactly tearing it up. They are bottom feeders and won’t go far with Showalter at the helm. There is a reason why teams do so much better once he is gone.

    He is a bitter, beaten old man.

  32. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Ghost,

    Thanks, that’s a better way to explain it

  33. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Luis, I’m loving my car……thanks!

  34. AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan says:
    June 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Darryl Strawberry … another useless blob from California.

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    Vineyard Yankee says:
    June 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Darryl Strawberry … another useless blob from California.

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

    Something only a prejudice moron would say on such a great day of celebrating the Old Time Yankee greats. Glad Straw is doing well.

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    OOOOOOOOOOPSY!!!

    What happened, couldn’t decide which one of your characters should comment?

  35. Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    It’s not worth getting into it about Torre again, but you can’t as the core guys to be objective about him because they love him.

    Anyway, nuff about Torre. I remember Pat Kelly – I loved him.

  36. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hmmm, let’s see now. Whose opinion on Joe Torre should I value most? Some clueless fans on this blog? Or the Core Four?

    Derek Jeter – “Mr. Torre has been like a father figure to me. It’s out of respect. He had an impact on my career, I learned a lot from him,” Jeter said. The way he handled people. You don’t treat everyone the same. He treated everyone fairly, he was good at that.”

    Andy Pettitte – “He has supported me through good times and bad,” Pettitte said. “They wanted to trade me and he stuck his neck out for me and that means a lot to me.”

    Jorge Posada – “He is like a father figure to me, he took care of me like I was his own child,” Posada said.

    Mariano Rivera – “I don’t see why they’re even thinking about letting Torre go. I wish he’s back, definitely. If you ask me what I would want, I want him back. I mean, I’ve been with Joe for so many years, and the kind of person he has been for me and for my teammates. It’s been great. The thing is that I don’t see why they have to put him in this position.”

  37. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Ghost,

    Thanks, that’s a better way to explain it
    ———————————–

    Sure thing.

  38. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Betsy,

    true, it’s not worth it…..

  39. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hughes is likely to get his next start at Trenton on Wednesday.

  40. Against All Odds June 26th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    well how about*

  41. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    That’s why you are writer and i’m not, LOL

  42. blake June 26th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Man that was awesome what they did for Monahan. You can say what you want about the Yanks but they are pure class all the way.

  43. Against All Odds June 26th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    # Betsy June 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Against AO, most ex-Yankees have good feelings about their time and still consider themselves Yanks. If Buck wants to be different, even if it’s just posturing, so be it. I don’t miss him.

    —————————

    I guess so….Buck has the right to step outside the box and be different. The Yankees will continue to do what they do best and that’s beat the O’s.

  44. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    They aren’t a bad team at all. They can’t seem to be the Yankees, but they have a pretty decent record against the rest of the league. I think that the O’s are going to become a tough team in the not-too-distant future. It would be nice to see that rivalry come back.
    __________

    Ghostwriter, they aren’t even a .500 team. They are playing a little better, but so are the Pirates. They are 6 below .500 right now. That isn’t exactly tearing it up. They are bottom feeders and won’t go far with Showalter at the helm. There is a reason why teams do so much better once he is gone.

    He is a bitter, beaten old man.
    ==================================

    They are 0-6 against the Yanks, and 0-3 against the Tribe, and 34-31 against the rest of the league. I’m not a Showalter fan, but it’s hard to dispute that he knows how to build a contender. He did a fabulous job in NY, and we all enjoyed the outcome for a number of years. It’s hard to nurse any hard feelings against the man.

  45. blake June 26th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Oh and Im really happy there has been closure with the feud with Torre. Time heals and its time to forget about the breakup and rememeber what he did while with the Yankees…..which was a lot of positive things.

  46. Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    # blake June 26th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Man that was awesome what they did for Monahan. You can say what you want about the Yanks but they are pure class all the way.
    ———-

    Amen.

  47. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    blake,

    That’s true, they are very loyal to their members and ex memners in general, that’s a strategy that pays off in the long term

  48. AldotheApache June 26th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan says:
    June 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    Hmmm, let’s see now. Whose opinion on Joe Torre should I value most? Some clueless fans on this blog? Or the Core Four?

    ————-

    Unsourced anecdotes … you … right.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    First the three-legged one blasts Strawberry and now the Core four. lol

  50. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Betances gives up a leadoff single and then 3 straight short flies to the outfield…one to rach of then. about 13-14 pitches.

  51. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    one to ***each*** of then

  52. Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Ghostwriter, he also brings his baggage and problems. There is a reason why he leaves and the teams get better.

    His commentary shows he is a loser. Taking a pot shot for no reason against the Yankees, as he did when he was on TV as a talking head, shows he is without any class. He is and probably always will be a loser.

    Bottom feeders will contend for a bit, but it is because of being bottom feeders that they can get there in the first place. He has talent on his team, yet he is in the cellar. The players seem to tune him out after a bit, and it seems it is happening again with the O’s.

    He can do fine with helping to build a club, but can’t do any more than that. When he leaves or is thrown out is when the teams thrive. It is a pattern that has followed him, when it happens over and over it shows the problem is with him, and not the talent he acquires.

  53. luis June 26th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    WCYF,

    Everyone and i mean everyone is entitle to his opinion, what you shouldn’t do is ridicule other people’s opinions

  54. SCX June 26th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    They need to put Bobby Murcer in Monument Park.

  55. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Depends on the opinion Luis, some are worth ridicule such as demeaning Strawberry. Some here ridicule my opinions which is their right and they need to be able to take the heat as well.

  56. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Nothing new, nary a Baseball comment. Only comes here for two things.

  57. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Tabata was just carted off the field. He bunted for a hit and then went to the ground and couldn’t get up. It looked like he hurt his hip, very weird.

  58. Vineyard Yankee June 26th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    SCX June 26th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I wouldn’t think so. Although a good player he never lived up to his hype and was traded away.

  59. luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    WCYF,

    Again you are entitle to your opinion, but i think you would be better served if you refrain from that kind of behavior even if your attacked and ridiculed, you shouldn’t loose the high ground, when you do that you loose the argument, even if you are right. If you explain your position in a respectful way people will answer in that manner as well.

  60. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Yogi Mantle June 26th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Ghostwriter, he also brings his baggage and problems. There is a reason why he leaves and the teams get better.

    ——————————————

    This is an exaggeration. When, he got to the Yanks and D-backs, he lost the first year, and posted winning records during his other years. In other words, he’s won pretty much everywhere he’s been. The only place that he appears to have failed is Texas, and the story in Baltimore is far from over-this is essentially his first year with them. Yes, the Yanks won championships after he left, but it is hard to make a solid case that the reason they won is because he left. (Don’t forget that the Yanks looked like a very tough team to beat in 1994, before the strike resulted in the World Series getting canceled.) It’s a testament to his good work that his teams won championsips within a year of his departure. I wouldn’t call Moses a loser, because he never crossed into the Promised Land.

  61. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Suttle singles and Lyerly with a one out walk.

    Deangelo Mack with an RBI single to give Trenton 1-0 lead. Then steals 2nd base.

    1-0 trenton after middle of 2nd inning

  62. Ghost of Steinbrenner June 26th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I’m working today and taped the Old Timers festivities and now will listen to the game here in FLA on a station out of Tampa. Who from the Steinbrenner family was present today?

  63. luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    GB7,

    How is betances velocity, i think i read somewhere that it was down

  64. Ghost of Steinbrenner June 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    GreenBeret7 thanks for the updates!!

  65. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    WCYF,

    Again you are entitle to your opinion, but i think you would be better served if you refrain from that kind of behavior even if your attacked and ridiculed, you shouldn’t loose the high ground, when you do that you loose the argument, even if you are right. If you explain your position in a respectful way people will answer in that manner as well.

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

    Thanks for your opinion Luis – unfortunately you are unaware of the history.

  66. Joe from Long Island June 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Great OTD. Great day for Gene Monahan. Nice seeing Bernie and Tino hit.

    GB – once again, thanks a million for your mL updates.

    Nice reading the piece on Jeff Karstens, in today’s NY Times. Seems like he’s figuring it out. Nice job against the Red Sox yesterday.

  67. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    “Rival evaluators have taken note of Jesus Montero’s decline in offensive production this year, says ESPN.com’s Buster Olney. According to Olney, it’s led to some speculation that the Yankees could push to trade Montero this season “in an effort to recoup some value.”

    – MLB

  68. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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    Luis,
    He’s incorrigible and not worth the effort.

    BTW, “loose” means not firmly fixed or attached, and “lose” means to be defeated, or to suffer deprivation.

  69. luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Point taken

  70. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Buster should be embarrassed to say something so stupid

  71. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    betances in 2nd inning.

    Flyout

    walk, stolen base

    strikeout

    groundout

    about 14 pitches

  72. luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Ghost,

    Please excuse my orthografic mistakes, english is my second language, so i hhave to write in very slow and concious manner to avoid them, but thank you.

    You always have to try, because i’ve seen to many threads ruin by that kind of behavior, i rather have inteligent arguments about baseball than calling names to each other

  73. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Captain Clutch June 26th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Buster should be embarrassed to say something so stupid
    ———————————–
    I agree. It must be a slow news day.

  74. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Buster Olney:

    “The decline in the performance of Jesus Montero has been noted by rival evaluators, who wonder if the Yankees will push to deal the young catcher this year in an effort to recoup some value. In the final months of the 2010 season, scouts had noted an improvement in Montero’s catching, and he had hit very well, but now he’s struggling at the plate — and his offense is supposed to be his strength.

    His numbers: a .743 OPS (127 points lower than last year), a .337 on-base percentage (16 points lower than last season) and 56 strikeouts (he’s on pace for about 20 more strikeouts, and fewer walks, than in 2010). What the Yankees’ officials will tell you is that Montero, at 21, is still among the youngest players in Triple-A.”

  75. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Ghost and Doc Joe, ya’ll are most welcome. All of the other system teams are playing after 4 PM.

    Luis, they haven’t given any speed readings. Mostly fastballs so far today.

  76. blake June 26th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    So Buster…..the Yankees should be pushed to sell low on Montero at age 21? Buster just makes no sense anymore…….he used to be a legit reporter.

  77. Pat M. June 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Nick in SF…….Taking a flyer on the A’s vs. Halladay and the Phils……I miss Old Timer’s Day…..I remember when it was the Yanks Legends vs. a team of Old Timers from all the different clubs in bsaeball…….Yanks a 2-1 favorite in todays game…I’m rolling the dice on Nova as well….Enjoy the game, I’m stuck with TBS

  78. blake June 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I hate that David Ortiz commercial where he walks around trying to get New Yorkers to hug him.

  79. luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Espn is infurating, they are so pro redsox that is sickening sometimes

  80. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Please excuse my orthografic mistakes, english is my second language, so i hhave to write in very slow and concious manner to avoid them, but thank you.

    You always have to try, because i’ve seen to many threads ruin by that kind of behavior, i rather have inteligent arguments about baseball than calling names to each other.
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    On the former, I guessed that English might be your second language, and I thought that you might appreciate the correction–it’s actually a fairly common error, because the words look similar, even though they mean very different things. (BTW, for what it’s worth, I think that your English is quite good.)

    On the latter, it really is best not to engage him at all. Of course, this is easier said than done.

  81. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Did Olney have a trade proposal for Montero, or just usual BS?

    Glad Gordon not pitching Tuesday against Greinke.

    GB-Call up Golson, 2 more hits yesterday with homer, and get rid of Jones?? Opinion.

  82. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Olney was not pushing anything, he was “reporting” on what others have said to him. What’s not valid about noting a drop in the offensive production of the fifth rated prospect in baseball.

  83. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    romine must be too lazy to play today just because he caught last night.

    A real shocker…a long solo home run by shortstop Jose Pirela into the wind

    starting bottom of 3rd, 2-0 Trenton

  84. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Trader, I would have given the job to Golson in ST.

  85. Tar June 26th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    “Buster just makes no sense anymore…….he used to be a legit reporter.”

    A mediocre (by Jesus standards) 2 months equates “to deal the young catcher this year in an effort to recoup some value”.

    Talk about no patience –what an inane thing to say.

  86. Ghostwriter June 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    blake June 26th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    So Buster…..the Yankees should be pushed to sell low on Montero at age 21? Buster just makes no sense anymore…….he used to be a legit reporter.
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    Yeah, it’s about as dopey a remark as a reporter can make. Apparently Olney thinks that attributing the speculation to unnamed sources makes the silly rumor-mongering okay.

  87. GreenBeret7 June 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Bluster Only gets his info from that fountain of information, Heyman.

  88. Against All Odds June 26th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    # blake June 26th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I hate that David Ortiz commercial where he walks around trying to get New Yorkers to hug him.

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    trying so hard to be liked smh lol

  89. luis June 26th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Ghost,

    I do apreciate it thank you, please feel free to point them out every time you feel like it or that i’m making a huge mistake. I remember in College my english teacher would always say that the content of my papers was very good but my spelling was disastrous, so i usually had two grades one for content and for spelling, LOl

  90. West Coast Yankee Fan June 26th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    To think that reading skills here are so poor. Amazing.

    “The decline in the performance of Jesus Montero has been noted by rival evaluators, who wonder if the Yankees will push to deal the young catcher this year in an effort to recoup some value.”

    Where did Olney say he was advocating anything? Or was he reporting what others said to him?

  91. Yankee Trader June 26th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Take that thong-man!!


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