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Chavez: “They do practice it”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Eric Chavez was on the other side of the Flip Play.

“I heard (the Yankees) started practicing the year after,” Chavez said this afternoon.

Chavez was kidding, adding his own touch of humor in the wake of Bobby Valentine’s comments yesterday.

“I didn’t know they practiced it here, but obviously they do,” Chavez said. “We did it last year too and I was like, ‘Oh God, they do practice it.’ When I heard it, I was like, there’s no way you practice that. But I guess they do.”

It was coincidence that the Yankees practiced cutoffs and relays this afternoon. It’s the last set of fundamentals they go over in spring training, and apparently it had been on the schedule for weeks. The timing couldn’t have been better.

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227 Responses to “Chavez: “They do practice it””

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    mel – :)

  2. mick February 29th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    what was bobby v trying to accomplish by chirping away?
    jeter gave the right answer as usual.
    some don’t give him enough credit for his leadership.
    nobody handles the media better than him.

  3. Rich in NJ February 29th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    mick

    He’s trolling. Ignore trolls.

  4. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    what was bobby v trying to accomplish by chirping away?

    Bobby Valentine has a lot of positives as a manager, including his gift for connecting with players, understanding them, providing 1 on 1 instruction to help them, and his attention to detail.

    His negatives are egotism, a self-centered desire for attention, temper, delusions of grandeur, and some other stuff I’m probably forgetting.

    I think this falls under the ‘desire for attention’ and ‘delusions of grandeur’ category. He probably thinks he is doing some strategy to move the conversation off his teams foibles and onto himself.

  5. mick February 29th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    You forgot his immaturity.
    These comments fall under that blanket.
    Unless his higher ups agreed that the fans needed his interference, in which case, they are the immature ones.

  6. Nick in SF February 29th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t like it when m picks 100 wins because that means she thinks they’ll do worse the next year. :cry:

  7. mick February 29th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Speaking of immaturity.
    I see Joba is chirping away on Twitter, along with Young Master Phil.
    Can’t wait for those days to end…

  8. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    what was bobby v trying to accomplish?

    It’s how many days into camp and all you and the media are talking about is Bobby V’s comments and not the Red Sox collapse or question marks.

    Mission accomplished?

  9. Rich in NJ February 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Is that immaturity, or just age-appropriate amusement?

  10. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    is reading their tweets more or less mature than writing them?

  11. mick February 29th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    the sox collapse is played out…who needs or wants to talk about it anymore?
    seems like he’s a little late to the party.

  12. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    who needs or wants to talk about it anymore?

    The media, fans. Many on here.

  13. mick February 29th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Is that immaturity, or just age-appropriate amusement?
    ====================================
    for 2 underachieving guys with their potential, to spend time tweeting, i call it immaturity.

  14. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Joba hasn’t tweeted in 19 hours, and the last thing he did was a trivia contest for his followers.

  15. mick February 29th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    bobby v will look the clown with a painted mustache on in the corner of the dugout with that loser outfit…

  16. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    for 2 underachieving guys with their potential, to spend time tweeting, i call it immaturity.

    You don’t even understand what tweeting is. How is it immature? Should they have been drinking instead like Mantle?

  17. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    why dont i understand what a tweet is?
    is there an inner meaning i’m not getting.
    twit.

  18. Bronx Jeers February 29th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Joba used twitter to have a little trivia contest. He was giving away a signed hat.

    CC has been tweeting about Black History month every day.

    I think it’s good that these guys have some interaction with fans. The Yanks need more of that.

  19. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    What does tweeting have to do with maturity?

    I’m genuinely serious.

  20. stuckey February 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    “It’s how many days into camp and all you and the media are talking about is Bobby V’s comments and not the Red Sox collapse or question marks.”

    Heh, not with you in this one ID.

    The media was never going to focus on it all day, every day. They already had a winter of that.

    ST is period of renewal for all teams.

    It will surface again if the Red Sox do not do well, if will surface again when the main players take their first turns. It’ll surface again if the “answers” for their question marks struggle. It will surface again any which way when the regular season starts.

    And if it really that big a distraction?

    Didn’t the Sox fans the flames themselves just the other day by publicly announcing a new clubhouse policy. Did Valentine himself come out and say some of the players didn’t like his new rules?

    Think you, like Valentine, are overthinking this one.

  21. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’d like to see Jeter tweeting.

  22. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    why dont i understand what a tweet is?
    is there an inner meaning i’m not getting.

    You don’t comprehend what twitter is, thus you think it is immature, because you do not understand it. Once again, how is it immature? Your internal fear of the unknown and technology is obvious.

    Kids and their new fangled tweeting, its immature! They should be throwing baseballs at 10 pm!! Or drinking like the players of old! Or maybe down at a sock hop! – you probably, while wondering if the steam powered printing press is ever going to take off

  23. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Whippersnapper’s and there toys.

  24. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    seems like someone has a problem with authority.
    again…why don’t the serious players who don’t come into ST out of shape and throw away another season spend more time on twitter.
    twitter is just another way of passing notes in grade school.

  25. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Valentine has done a nice job creating noise, deflecting the media from constantly going on about next year, he’s putting himself in the spotlight instead of the players like Beckett who can’t manage to keep his ridiculous mouth shut and admit he has any fault. So all in all he has done a decent job isolating his players so they can go about spring training, while at the same time trying to cause annoyance for the Yankees fielding these dumb questions. Ultimately though he does this stuff, wears out his welcome with the players and becomes a pain to deal with. He should be entertaining for them this year, especially if they start out poorly, he will be a polarizing character in that clubhouse and I can easily see run-ins with Beckett and others.

  26. Nick in SF February 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    It’ll be a sad day if Joba gets pulled over for tweeting at 2am. LOVE!

  27. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Big question:
    Who will the new Pie Guy be?
    Yanks need more of that too.
    Last year for Swish and his schtick too.

  28. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    The Pope tweets, he’s infallible. Does he have a problem with authority?

  29. Rich in NJ February 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    “It’ll be a sad day if Joba gets pulled over for tweeting at 2am. LOVE!”

    That will be a danger for the next wave of young whippersnappers:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/er.....-car-fund/

  30. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    The Pope is not infallible and he has a message.
    What is Joba’s message?
    Look at me, love me. I’m Joba.

  31. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    seems like someone has a problem with authority.
    again…why don’t the serious players who don’t come into ST out of shape and throw away another season spend more time on twitter.
    twitter is just another way of passing notes in grade school.

    You have no authority, yer an old crank.
    CC, Swisher, Cano all spend time on twitter.
    How is it like passing notes in grade school? None of them tweet during practice? You are trying to say players doing something in their own free time is immature, when all they are doing is communicating with their fanbase or each other in a public setting.

    Is writing back to fanmail immature?

    You’d love the NPB mick, players have to practice from 6 am to 12 am every day, often running drills to the point of physical exhaustion like taking 1000 fungos non stop. They are unallowed to have sex with their wives or see their family, they live in dorms from the team with strict curfews, and are fed rice, bean milk, and tea as their only meals.

    You are basically complaining that a human spends 5 minutes a day talking to another human, which shows how out of touch you are. Back to the home with you.

  32. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Albert Pujols has twitter and last I checked he was one of the best hitters ever.

  33. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    swisher, cano, joba, hughes are birds of a feather…tweet, tweet, tweet.
    sop it up fanboy…

  34. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    What is this Rock and Roll the kids are listing to these days?

  35. BD (Boston Dave) February 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Trisha,

    96 wins (and 1st in the AL East) for me.

  36. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes February 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    When will Bobby V learn? I know he’s just trying to spice it up a bit….doesn’t bother me one bit, but I do look forward to pounding the Sox this season and watching Bobby cry when his team misses the playoffs and/or gets ousted by the Yankees in the ALCS, if not in the Division Series.

  37. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    wha’ happnd to the twitter feed? how can life go on?

  38. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I hate this!!

    *keeps using it*

    Troll on.

  39. Nick in SF February 29th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Stick to your guns, mick, don’t let these punks bully you with their intelligence and comprehension of modernity. :mad:

  40. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    What is this Rock and Roll the kids are listing to these days?
    =====================================
    pretty bad. now where are the days of Zeppelin, the Stones, the Beatles and a thousand other great groups? today’s rock is garbage.

  41. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Jeter and A-rod, two of the most immature players in existence, spend a lot of their time going on dates with various women. Hollywood Jeter especially, spends way too much time in movies and commercials. Imagine if he actually cared about baseball?

  42. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Have no issues with Twitter. Especially when Hughes is watching Hockey games, CC is playing video games, Joba is spending time with his kid, Roberston is doing charity work, Granderson the same, Swisher and Martin are working out. Much prefer seeing this stuff, then clubing, drinking and eating chicken, shooting themselves by accident, amongst other things. The Torre coached teams in his last few years were far more out of shape than the random guys that show up out of shape now. Remember all those spring training hamstring injuries and obliques we used to get?

  43. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    intelligence and comprehension of modernity. :mad:
    =================================
    if that’s what you call it Nick, but i doubt you believe that.

  44. pat February 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal
    Sources: Additional wild cards a “go” for this season. Playoffs to expand from eight to 10 teams. Announcement tomorrow. #MLB

  45. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    pretty bad. now where are the days of Zeppelin, the Stones, the Beatles and a thousand other great groups? today’s rock is garbage.

    Someone has never heard Melt Banana.

  46. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    How is Jeter immature?

  47. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Johannes Gutenberg and his movable type will ruin us all!

  48. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    How is Jeter immature?

    Not being 100% committed to baseball, duh. While his teammates are tweeting photos of their workouts, he is out on broadway with some broad. Or maybe building a new mansion. Why doesn’t he care about the game?

  49. blake February 29th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    If the Yanks offense performs close to as well as it did last year….and they avoid significant injuries…..I think will have a pretty good shot at 100 wins this year despite the strength of the AL east…..they have a chance to have the best overall pitching staff they’ve had in a long time…..

    JF, those.same qualities made Bobby V a tough listen as an announcer….he knows the game…..he just seemed to try way too hard to make sure everyone knew he knows the game

  50. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes February 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jerkface, how is Jeter “immature”? That’s such an arbitrary claim…you don’t know the guy at all and he’s pretty tight lipped about his persona life…you can site gift baskets if you want, but I find that thoughtful…as if to say “You had your chance and you blew it. Here is your consolation prize.” Its like getting the first pick in a fantasy baseball draft for being so bad the season before…sort of.

  51. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    http://blacksportsonline.com/h.....Ladies.jpg

  52. blake February 29th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Winning the division just got a lot more important.

  53. BD (Boston Dave) February 29th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Extra wild card? Eh, ok fine.

    1 game wildcard playoff? Atrocious

    162 games and you’re gonna let a playoff team, potentially with the 2nd best record in the league, get knocked out if they lose one game????

    Just terrible.

  54. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Not being 100% committed to baseball, duh. While his teammates are tweeting photos of their workouts, he is out on broadway with some broad. Or maybe building a new mansion. Why doesn’t he care about the game?
    ======================
    keep making a fool of yourself, banana boy…you call that music..i call it being tragically hip, dufus.

  55. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Jerkface, how is Jeter “immature”?

    You didn’t get it. Its ok, what I’m doing is comparing something similar to what Mick is saying to show the absurdity of his statements. Of course Jeter is not immature (maybe), neither are Joba and Hughes for tweeting. They are spending their free time doing different things. In Jeter’s case people. Hughes watches hockey. Joba hangs out with his kid and talks to his fans. Robertson goes fishing. Mick just doesn’t understand twitter so he hates it on principle.

  56. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    stuckey – I think you’re missing the point though, you’re still talking about Valentine and his changes and not the teams actual issues. He’s focusing everything on himself, and taking that focus off the players.

  57. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes February 29th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    mick,

    There is a lot of quality, new “rock” music out there nowadays, but it’s tough to give it the straight tag of “rock”. You have a variety of different genres of rock now…Indie, Alternative, Grunge, Punk Rock, Emo.

    Quite a few great bands out there, but there is also a tremendous amount of junk.

    When its all said and done, Radiohead will be one of the greatest Rock Bands of the past 50 years…right up there with Zeppelin (who, for the record, are one of the most notorious rip offs of all time, however great they are…and their music is great…just not entirely “their” music), Pink Floyd, The Beatles.

    What about Pearl Jam? The Black Keys? Beck?

    Let me ask you this: what decade were you born in?

  58. blake February 29th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    “1 game wildcard playoff? Atrocious”

    I like it….win the division and you don’t have to worry about it.

  59. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    “Immature” is assuming that taking 2 minutes out of your day to “send a tweet” is being immature or wasting their time… and then complaining about it.

  60. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Mick,

    You’ve yet to explain WHY Twitter is immature. Come on, I’m sure you’ve got a good reason. Lets go. Also explain why Jeter/A-rod/Anyone doing anything in their free time like commercials, events, dates, autograph signings, golf, NBA allstar game, etc are different from Twitter.

  61. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    what is the deep meaning behind twitter?
    when they reach their 30′s they will no longer tweet.

  62. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes February 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Jerkface, I kinda jumped in the fold a little bit ago…I saw your post after mine and noted heavy sarcasm. I get it….but ARod is actually very immature…well, maybe super-weirdo is a better term. The guy is just odd. I love him as a player, but as a person he drives me crazy.

  63. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Let me ask you this: what decade were you born in?

    Trick question, decades didn’t exist when he was born!

  64. UnKnown February 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    TRISHA – 101 wins.

    Is there a tiebreaker?

  65. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    what is the deep meaning behind twitter?

    Why does it need a deep meaning? What is the deep meaning behind Jeter having his way with a different woman every night?

  66. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I get it….but ARod is actually very immature…well, maybe super-weirdo is a better term. The guy is just odd. I love him as a player, but as a person he drives me crazy.

    He has aspergers, don’t hate. He just doesn’t understand some social situations, but he is very well meaning and one of the most helpful players on the Yankees.

  67. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    What is the deep meaning behind you complaining about how Hughes/Joba spend their free time?

    Is you posting here not equally or more immature? At least they know that people are “following” them and want to read what they say.

  68. Bret The Hitman February 29th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    10 playoff teams with probably 20 still in the race at the late July trade deadline. Only one team will have surplus pitching to deal.

    New York Yankees

  69. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Alex is a baseball genius. Most geniuses are socially awkward.

  70. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) February 29th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Extra wild card? Eh, ok fine.

    1 game wildcard playoff? Atrocious

    162 games and you’re gonna let a playoff team, potentially with the 2nd best record in the league, get knocked out if they lose one game????

    Just terrible.
    —————-

    Feel the same way

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    nick, FWIW, mel is a consistent 100-win predictor.

    :)

  72. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Alex is a baseball genius. Most geniuses are socially awkward.

    The genius that isn’t socially awkward conquers the world. Thats why there are so few of them!

  73. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    So much of today’s music is directed toward little girls who spend their daddy’s money.
    these “ballads” are all you hear.
    Rap has taken over the minds of the rest of them, where words are incomprehensible
    because if parents knew what they were, they would not let their little daughters listen to them.

  74. kd February 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    in all honesty, bobby v has bigger fish to fry than a flip play from 11 years ago.

    seriously, that team is worse than it was last year. and they didn’t do that well in ’11.

    if i were bobby, i’d take care of my own clubhouse and worry about the yankees when the schedule dictates.

    any predictions for arod? does .280 30/95 seem reasonable?

  75. blake February 29th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    “He has aspergers, don’t hate.”

    Huh?

  76. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    why the need to “follow.”

  77. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Extra wild card? Eh, ok fine.

    1 game wildcard playoff? Atrocious

    162 games and you’re gonna let a playoff team, potentially with the 2nd best record in the league, get knocked out if they lose one game????

    Just terrible.

    I agree.

    My idea was have a wildcard weekend where the wildcard teams play each other in a 3 game series with the better team getting homefield for all. The ALDS starts right after and the division winner gets 4 home games. 2-1-2 format. And the ALCS moves to 2-2-2-1

  78. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Why does it need a deep meaning? What is the deep meaning behind Jeter having his way with a different woman every night?
    ======================
    at least he doesn’t tweet about it.

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    BD – DEFINITELY 1st in the AL East!

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

    ID, I swear that my first though was 103 wins but then I had to get piggish and go for 105!

  80. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Arod is just well Arod. He tries to be personable, he tries to be polished, he tries to be charismatic, but in the end he tries to hard as it’s just not him. Jeter just has that type of personality. So do a few players on this team. It seems though he fits in much better than he did in the beginning and comments like he made in response to Bobby V come off funny and much better than what his response would have been 5 years ago. Now his taste in blond women with muscles is a whole different story.

  81. Rich in NJ February 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    “why the need to “follow.”

    Vicarious interactions have value.

  82. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    why the need to “follow.”

    You follow a blog and a team, welp.

  83. blake February 29th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I really don’t mind the 1 game playoff…..it’ll be exciting so long as the Yanks win the division ;)

  84. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Twitter has been removed from the LoHud blog.
    How can you be a “follower” if twitter has been removed?
    You can’t have your pudding if you don’t eat your meat.

  85. Erin February 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Trisha- put me down for 101. Thank you!

    I want those Ritter Sports. ;)

  86. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    You follow a blog and a team, welp.
    =========================
    not individuals, dolt.

  87. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Another playoff team allows smaller market teams to get in. One game is tough, but any longer series teams that have to wait loose momentum going into the playoffs. It makes teams go all out to win the division. There is now a heavy advantage to the teams that win the divisions who can line up their pitchers where wild card teams would blow thru their #1 to get in. I also think that helps in a five game series where a team with one dominant starter like a Verlander has a distinct advantage rather than a complete pitching staff you need to use in a 7 game series.

  88. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Twitter has been removed from the LoHud blog.
    How can you be a “follower” if twitter has been removed?
    You can’t have your pudding if you don’t eat your meat.

    No it isn’t, and following is the same as subscribing to a news paper, or regularly hanging out on a blog. Once again you fail to understand what you even do every day.

    Or you’re just trolling in your typical fashion, which is also a possibility. Either way, keep going! You’re doing great!

  89. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Twitter includes lists, which groups like individuals into 1 feed you can read. If you understood twitter you’d know that.

  90. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Can two wild card teams come out of the same division then? Can Yankees, Red Sox and Rays all make it?

  91. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    “Information consolidation is bad!” – An idiot.

  92. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    jf, you present better arguments when you use #’s to illustrate points you don’t understand…

  93. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Don’t tell mick that the Yankees have a twitter account too! Oh the humanity!

  94. jacksquat February 29th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Bobby V is probably just trying to connect with fans, and maybe diverting negative attention away from his team. And did anyone ever stop to consider that part of his persona is an act?

  95. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Still yet to explain why Twitter is immature and other personal activities aren’t, Mick. What you got? Just hot air?

  96. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    the only 2 that annoy me are joba’s and hughes…they are constant and needy.

  97. Rich in NJ February 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    “Don’t tell mick that the Yankees have a twitter account too! Oh the humanity!”

    Although, he might be interested in following Yankees Weather. Old people like to know the weather. ;)

    https://twitter.com/#!/yankeesweather

  98. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    who do you follow jerk?

  99. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Although, he might be interested in following Yankees Weather. Old people like to know the weather

    -

    Why would he need twitter? He can just feel if his knee is acting up. If his back acts up it means someone tweeted.

  100. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    the only 2 that annoy me are joba’s and hughes…they are constant and needy.

    How is it constant and needy? What would not be constant and needy? Why is their use of twitter immature but others are not? Please continue to cry about nothing.

  101. Rich in NJ February 29th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Hughes follows (or once followed) Giada. How could that be wrong?

  102. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes February 29th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    mick,

    you’re pointing to pop music and rap…not rock. Pop definitely has some junk these days, no question, but so too does rap. I’m not a big pop or rap guy, but rap is its own genre and there is a lot of great stuff in there too…also a lot of junk. But what is important to keep in mind when evaluating rap and hip hop is that it is also a very significant cultural movement. You may hate guys like Tupac or BIG or Dre, or whoever else, but they struck home with a lot of people who could relate to at least some of what they discuss in their music.

  103. J. Alfred Prufrock February 29th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Arod is just well Arod. He tries to be personable, he tries to be polished, he tries to be charismatic, but in the end he tries to hard as it’s just not him.
    ///

    Nah, I think Alex has let that go, pretty much, since coming clean. That, and 2009, took a weight off him; he’s not trying so hard any more.

    A friend of mine who’s a NYC chef met Alex, Po and Jeter, as they came into her place for dinner in the East 70s. She said they were all personable, funny, relaxed. They indulged her star-struck nephew, all signed autographs for him. Said they’re good tippers.

  104. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    you face the same problem some of these athletes face.
    get some responsibilities, look in the mirror and face your problems.

  105. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    - mick -
    Like your style. Continue keeping these old timers around here “on notice”. They fear anyone that actually bases their understanding of this Great Game on the knowledge they have accrued 1st hand. Don’t let ‘em run you off with their insults and bullying in general.

  106. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Next I guess these guys aren’t supposed to text either.

  107. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Next I guess these guys aren’t supposed to text either.

    Or talk to each other outside of relaying signals for bunting and hit and runs.

  108. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    - mick -
    Like your style.

    Oh how quaint, 2 old know nothings commiserating with each other.

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock February 29th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Needy??

    Really.

  110. Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Prufrock, sorry meant he used to do that. He seems to have let go of all of that. Think he has definitely turned the corner with trying too hard. And seems happy with CC, Jeter and others taking the spotlight. People forget he mentored Cano and Melky. He continues to work with the younger players, etc. Doesn’t seem like a self-centered teammate that doesn’t get along with others. In fact you can make the arguement that he does more with these guys than Jeter does.

  111. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    It’s like reading Benjy Compson.

  112. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    - mick -
    They aint even original. Bugs Bunny was doing that, “dog pile on the rabbit” routine eons ago. Hang around. They have No endurance.

  113. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    They have No endurance.

    How can you know this without FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE?!?!?!

  114. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    - JERKY -
    Been witnessing such for a spell here.

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Unknown – good question.

    I think the tiebreaker will be the one who guesses the closest number of Sux wins this season.

    That means people at some point before opening day have to give me guesses on Sux wins too.

    :)

  116. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Been witnessing such for a spell here.

    Ah so you were around when Mick creepily stalked, obsessed over, and harassed one of the few female posters off the board? Good good, I see you’ve chosen your allies carefully.

    Just another hay brained know nothing shooting off his pistol at the first sign o trouble without checkin down the sights first. Carry on, know nothing!

  117. Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “When its all said and done, Radiohead will be one of the greatest Rock Bands of the past 50 years…”

    Ugh, if that’s the case I’ll side with mick and that damn rock and roll music..

  118. LGY February 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    mick

    Your a Knicks fan right?

    You should follow JR Smith on twitter.

  119. UnKnown February 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Trisha – I like that! I will go with 88 wins.

  120. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes February 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    mick,

    “You can’t have your pudding if you don’t eat your meat.”

    Awesome. Pink Floyd. You just made me proud, Mick.

    The Floyd is my favorite ever.

  121. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    jerkface – HAH, I was not the only one that went “well, there’s a shocker” when he said that? Good.

    Rambling idiots congregate!

  122. stuckey February 29th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    “162 games and you’re gonna let a playoff team, potentially with the 2nd best record in the league, get knocked out if they lose one game????

    Just terrible.”

    Before 1995, you either one one of 4 divisions, or you were out. after 162 games, just like now.

    This gives 4 other teams a chance. What’s wrong with that?

  123. Mike_Boston February 29th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Trisha,
    Put me in for 102 wins!

  124. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    You should follow JR Smith on twitter.
    =======================
    wouldn’t waste my time….not a follower.

  125. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Dynamite Masters Blues Quartet will go down as the greatest rock band of our age.

  126. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    - Jerky -
    Whatever his\her past Might be, names need Not be called. As soon as you resort to names, the discussion digresses rapidly, and the topic whatever it was, is lost.

  127. mick February 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Awesome. Pink Floyd. You just made me proud, Mick.
    =====================
    Too bad I don’t tweet.
    You could be a follower.

  128. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    stuckey – I don’t like adding more playoff teams, I’ve always felt that the 162 game season done a perfectly fine job of sorting them out, 5th and 6th (and now 7th and 8th place) don’t need free playoff bids and “chances to win” because they were not good enough all year already.

    The problem is the automatic bids for the division winners. If they just flat seeded the playoffs it would be better, with or without wildcards.

  129. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Tom in NJ -

    “Clout round the ears face” ? Am I missing something in that translation of your German term for Bobby V?

  130. Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Been witnessing such for a spell here.

    Ah so you were around when Mick creepily stalked, obsessed over, and harassed one of the few female posters off the board? Good good, I see you’ve chosen your allies carefully.

    Just another hay brained know nothing shooting off his pistol at the first sign o trouble without checkin down the sights first. Carry on, know nothing!
    —————————–

    I’ve been sayin it for a while.. I’m convinced Donny is no stranger to this place and has been hanging here for a while (even longer than he’s been posting, which I know feels like a lifetime already).

  131. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    trisha -

    Put me down for 102 wins.

  132. tomingeorgia February 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    trisha,
    89 Boston wins.

  133. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    They fear anyone that actually bases their understanding of this Great Game on the knowledge they have accrued 1st hand. Don’t let ‘em run you off with their insults and bullying in general.

    So this is not you insulting the intelligence of a majority of the posters here, and your opinion “digressing rapidly and the topic whatever it was lost”?

    How come our trolls are getting worse? Honestly, Ruby et al were way more entertaining than this latest TDN crew.

  134. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Al:

    “A face badly in need of a fist.”

    http://betterthanenglish.com/b.....ht-german/

  135. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    My personal favorite of ALL time is The Cars, and I go back aways. Love the Rick O’Casik look and the style he fronted for their\his great music. I’m also a Big fan of ALL the British Invasion bands. The Animals are one of my very favorites.

  136. stuckey February 29th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    “I think you’re missing the point though, you’re still talking about Valentine and his changes and not the teams actual issues. He’s focusing everything on himself, and taking that focus off the players.”

    For a news cycle..

    Are you suggesting Valentine’s actions has permanently erased the story? The red Sox problems are officially a thing of the past in the media’s eyes?

    And given the central issue last years seemed to be lack of accountabilty run amok, is that even what the Red Sox need? A hall pass for 2011? Maybe the NEED reminders of what happened last season, why and the consequences of their actions?

    Like I say, overthinking, so much you can see the wires and the strings.

  137. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    In Hungarian there is a similar word but not the same. Tenyérbemászó literally means ‘crawls to the palm (flat of the hand)’. It means that the person has such an annoying behavior that you want to just hit him.

    ROFL…

  138. Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    “How come our trolls are getting worse? Honestly, Ruby et al were way more entertaining than this latest TDN crew.”

    Hahahahaha, yea its so true. WCYF at least had the ability to structure an argument. They may have been bad ones, but it was structured.

  139. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    stuckey – No, it merely provided the intended distraction at the beginning of camp. I’m not trying to turn this into anything bigger than a distraction. What the RedSox need is accountable players and a manager who will put the foot down. They already didn’t acquire those players, so they are relying on Bobby for some authority (a laughable concept really).

    If you aren’t looking for the wires and strings, you aren’t looking :)

  140. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    This gives 4 other teams a chance. What’s wrong with that?

    It allows weaker teams than in the past to get in, potentially, by only having to win 1 game? The ALDS is the same, so the wildcard team still gets to play their 5 game series, but the WC team could be chosen from 2 vastly different teams in terms of record. I think its worse than just 1 wildcard, which alleviated the problem of really heavy divisions sending a better team home while weaker divisions could skate in.

    Just my theory anyways. The first wild card fixed (kind of) a pretty specific problem in a divisional format, while the 2nd wild card is just a ratings grab.

    Here are the win totals of the WC and WC2 from the last 5 years:
    AL,NL
    91,90 90,89
    95,91 89,90
    95,92 87,87
    95,90 89,89
    94,90 88,88

    I like that the first WC always wins atleast 90 games. The 2nd wild card seems to average 88 which seems worse, because of the 8. It would have been an 85 win team in the NL in 2006.

    I also don’t like the 1 game. The wildcard should have some kind of disadvantage, but right now the first WC is so disadvantaged that its quite useless. Its why I liked a 3 game series with the WC. Make the WC work before the ALDS and make the second WC work harder.

  141. mick February 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    seems like the troll accusers could also be called trolls, is that a reach?

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    For the record, I very generously put the Sux down for 83 wins.

    :)

  143. austinmac February 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Trisha,

    A nice round 100.

  144. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    - ID -
    I’d accept your Fantasy invite, but my play is restricted to 3 teams, and I am booked. Actually, I get requests to play in many Leagues, as I have been playing a Very long time.

  145. munson15 February 29th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Trisha…put me down for 98 wins and # 28. Thank you.

  146. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Tom in NJ -

    Thanks, my German is a bit rusty. Clout, meaning a punch in the face, I get it now. :)

  147. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    In Hungarian there is a similar word but not the same. Tenyérbemászó literally means ‘crawls to the palm (flat of the hand)’. It means that the person has such an annoying behaviour that you want to just hit him

    Or inaccurate, take your pick.

  148. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    trisha -

    I think the Sux finish in 3rd with 89 wins.

  149. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    muns, I’m with you for #28!

    We’ve decided to have a tie-breaker and so now people also have to take a guess at the number of Sux wins (just in case there’s a tie on Y wins.)

    As long as I get the numbers before opening day, all is good.

    :)

  150. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Whatever his\her past Might be, names need Not be called. As soon as you resort to names, the discussion digresses rapidly, and the topic whatever it was, is lost.

    Mick was not interested in a discussion, as he continued to just reheat the barf that was his twitter argument without answering any of the questions posed to him. Those with 1st hand knowledge of the internet recognize when people aren’t interested in a discussion, and just looking to rile the feathers.

    Maybe when you get some experience you’ll recognize it, instead of throwing in with another poster just because you think yourself a kindred spirit due to crankism.

  151. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    donnybrook – OK well your personal limitation to 3 teams is your choice, if you choose not to “put up” then…….. ……….. :)

  152. J. Alfred Prufrock February 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Phranchise February 29th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    Prufrock, sorry meant he used to do that. He seems to have let go of all of that. Think he has definitely turned the corner with trying too hard. And seems happy with CC, Jeter and others taking the spotlight. People forget he mentored Cano and Melky. He continues to work with the younger players, etc. Doesn’t seem like a self-centered teammate that doesn’t get along with others. In fact you can make the arguement that he does more with these guys than Jeter does.
    ////

    Phranchise, even when he was in that sort of paranoid phase, he was a baseball scholar. Mattingly used to chuckle and say the team relied on Alex more than anyone for scouting opposing pitchers. I think when it comes to baseball, Alex has always been keenly interested in the game, unrelated to his feats within the game. I was very impressed when I heard him on either WFAN or ESPN-Radio a couple years ago, I guess it was, when he was bragging about the Yankee farm system. He was not just being hyperbolic, but differentiating guys and providing info on some of them. I remember when Brackman was drafted. He was Boris’ guy, too, and Alex sat behind the plate and watched him; came armed with his own exuberant scouting report. Alex is misunderstood, even by himself, I think. He’s now no longer apologizing for who he is – he’s much freer. Good for him, he was mightily abused by “fans” for a long time. The nerdy Alex is the real Alex, and I think that guy is actually very likeable. You’re right – Cano and Melky were the pups he helped raise. The friendships endure, too. Good guy, that ARod.

  153. J. Alfred Prufrock February 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Boras, that is.

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Big Al – I’m thinking 4th place, behind the Jays.

  155. mick February 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I believe in Yankism, not crankism.

  156. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    A-rod went to Jeter’s house and turned on the TV and asked what channel the baseball games were on. “Baseball games? I don’t watch that.” Jeter replied. A-rod was shocked! How can you not want to watch baseball?

    A-rod just loves baseball. Even if he isn’t playing it.

  157. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I believe in Yankism, not crankism.

    You do try to yank a lot of chains, put in the end you’re just pulling your own pud.

  158. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    trisha – put me down for 86 sux wins :)

  159. munson15 February 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Trisha…I’ll go with 87 wins for the sox ( along with the 98 wins for the Yanks )

  160. Tom in N.J. February 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    89 wins for the Sox.

  161. mick February 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    jerk, you still in high school?

  162. Bronx Jeers February 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Shame.

    I get the same vibe.

  163. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    ID – again!

    My first thought for the Sux was 86 and then I figured I was being too generous!

    :)

    So you got both of my original numbers!!

  164. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    mick February 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    jerk, you still in high school?

    mick – Are you in highschool yet? Just as serious as your above question.

  165. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    trisha – I’ll share my prize with you when I win :p

  166. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    trisha -

    You may be right, as to a 4th place finish for the Sux. Although I have a great dislike for the Sux, I feel IF they can stay healthy, there is enough talent there to hold onto 3rd place, and the Jays seem to always find a way to fade late in the season.

  167. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    ID – :lol:

  168. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    - FANTASY BASEBALL TIP -
    Get Johnny Cueto. This guy is gonna make a 2012 Cy Young run.

  169. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Big Al – it is a toss up!

    I’d say it’s the Jays to win or lose. With the wreck of the Titansux meeting up with the SS Bobby V, I see nothing but oceans of trouble.

    :D

    YAHOO!!!

  170. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    oops

  171. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    One more time!

    Big Al – it is a toss up!

    I’d say it’s the Jays to win or lose. With the wreck of the Titansux meeting up with the SS Bobby V, I see nothing but oceans of trouble.

    :D

    YAHOO!!!

  172. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    - FANTASY BASEBALL TIP -
    Get Johnny Cueto. This guy is gonna make a 2012 Cy Young run.

    ************************************************************
    First of all, the Yankees do not like players with his make-up, and the Reds most likely have no intention of moving him.

    He only pitched 156 innings last season, and Pineda has a better chance of being a Cy Young winner that that idiot.

  173. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Even the most bullish of projections for Cueto ( I believe the fangraphs fans set is the most optimistic) don’t have numbers that would win a Cy Young. He’ll be good, he’s at least a year out from total dominance though.

  174. BD (Boston Dave) February 29th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Trisha,

    I have Yanks with 96

    Sawx with 90

  175. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    trisha -

    I hope you’re right, and the Sux finish 4th. The stories in the Globe, and other Boston papers would make great comedy reading if that were to happen.

    I’m hoping an old friend on the Sux is unable to pitch, and re-injures his back!

  176. m February 29th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I was thinking that Bobby V’s persona has more substance than what he is inside. You know like he doesn’t have a filter?

    But he was measured and spoke without resorting so low when he was an analyst.

    So, I vote for trying to be funny, get the city on his bandwagon and deflecting attention away from last years bad news bears.

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    “I’m hoping an old friend on the Sux is unable to pitch, and re-injures his back!”

    :)

    Plus it appears they are “promoting” Bard to the starting rotation.

    This shoudl be fun, fun, fun!

  178. DONNYBROOK February 29th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    - ID -
    – FANTASY TRADE -

    (1) KERSHAW
    (2) HOWIE KENDRICK
    (3) BRENNAN BOESCH
    – FOR -
    (1) ADAM WAINWRIGHT
    (2) ASDRUBAL CARERA
    (3) JORDAN WALDEN
    (4) IAN KINSLER
    What do you think???????????????

  179. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    mel, what’s even better is that there is a known dislike between Tito and Bobby (no idea the genesis). So now Tito is the ESPN analyst who will be analyzing his former team. ESPN or no, I can’t see Tito sucking up to his old team, the majority of whom gave him no public support when the hull of the ship was going under!

  180. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    trisha -

    Bard was a total flop as a SP, thus his move to the BP. Now, with few innings to build up his arm, a general lack of control for a SP, he’s put into the rotation, this should be fun to watch.

    I might have been too generous thinking the Sux would finish in 3rd place. :)

  181. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Big Al – :D !

  182. jacksquat February 29th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I think bobby v has a filter, he just intentionally lets a lot more pass through it than most. Remember that baseball is entertainment.

  183. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Big Al, that’s why I think 3rd is the Jays to lose.

  184. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    donny – Just for this season? Unless you are severely overvaluing Boesch, that deal isn’t even close… I take the second half of the deal every time. Even if it’s a keeper league that’s the better part of the deal, unless you value Boesch higher than Walden at this point… that’s pretty inconclusive.

  185. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    First of all, the Yankees do not like players with his make-up,

    ————–

    What is his make-up?

  186. dogface February 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Donny:

    Not enough information to comment. I do think Knedrick and Boesch are going to be the primary beneficiaries of the American League’s offseason 1st baseman haul.

  187. Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    First of all, the Yankees do not like players with his make-up,

    ————–

    What is his make-up?
    ———————–

    L’Oreal. Because he’s worth it.

  188. UnKnown February 29th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Baseball Tonight is actually doing a pretty good 30 minute show right now based on reports out of Yankee Camp. I’m plesantly suprised.

  189. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    lol

  190. Nick in SF February 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    The face of Sox fandom:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....hotostream

  191. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    trisha -

    It appears each new season the Jays look as if they are ready to be strong comperitor’s in the AL East, and each season they seem to make the necessary improvements, but, lack the kick to finish strong.

    Perhaps they put it together this season, and take the next step up the ladder, and if they can do it at the expense of the Sux, great.

    I do not like Madden of the Rays, so if he could finish in 3rd, behind the Jays, that would be a nice dream come true.

  192. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    First of all, the Yankees do not like players with his make-up,

    ————–

    What is his make-up?

    ***********************************************************
    Kicking at people with metal spikes is dangerous and stupid.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTO_iOYgvzQ

  193. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    “L’Oreal. Because he’s worth it.”

    LMAO!!!!!

  194. munson15 February 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Trisha..thanks for doing this.

  195. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    First of all, the Yankees do not like players with his make-up,

    ————–

    What is his make-up?

    ***********************************************************
    Kicking at people with metal spikes is dangerous and stupid.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTO_iOYgvzQ

    ———————–

    Oh yea I remember that a couple of yrs ago.

  196. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    :)

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    munson15 – it is my pleasure!

    :)

  198. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Oh yea I remember that a couple of yrs ago.

    **************************************************
    August 2010

  199. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Well it will be a couple of yrs this August. Has he had any incidents since then?

  200. austinmac February 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Trisha,

    Red Sox 91 wins.

  201. UnKnown February 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Just saw footage of AJ taking the bunted ball off his face. Look nasty. Blood started coming out and everything. I guess he is going back to Pittsburgh today to get looked at.

    On a funny note – http://i.imgur.com/JyPpO.png

  202. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Wow – massive heart attack in his sleep.

    RIP Davy.

  203. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Well it will be a couple of yrs this August. Has he had any incidents since then?

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

    “During a bench-clearing brawl in the first inning of a game on August 10, Cueto began kicking wildly at various Cardinals, injuring Chris Carpenter and Jason LaRue. Due to the injuries LaRue suffered in the brawl, he was forced into early retirement.”

    This is all I need to know about him to say he would not be a fit with the Yankees, a hot head that ruined another players career. The fact he only got a 7 game suspension, given the fact he injured 2 players, and ended one of those players career, is mind boggling, he should have been treated much harsher.

  204. Irreverent Discourse February 29th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I don’t think he was insinuating the Yankees should go get Cueto, just that he would be good this season.

    Let’s not go crazy here.

  205. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    OT – boy do we live in a messed up world.

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c.....sed_to.php

  206. BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Big storms heading this way, got to go tie things down, later.

  207. Jerkface February 29th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    OT – boy do we live in a messed up world.

    http://oglaf.com/

  208. LGY February 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Alex just said on Kay’s show that his teammates make fun of him because when he’s at home he’ll have 2 or 3 games on TV and study the game and early in his career even used to take notes.

  209. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    BIG AL February 29th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Big storms heading this way, got to go tie things down, later.

    ————————

    Later Big AL take care

  210. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 29th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Big Al – we’re in the middle of snow up here – only our second snow of the season!

  211. Best To Ever Do It February 29th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Alex has always been a baseball freak.

  212. blake February 29th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    “Alex just said on Kay’s show that his teammates make fun of him because when he’s at home he’ll have 2 or 3 games on TV and study the game and early in his career even used to take notes.”

    Nothin wrong with loving the game.

  213. blake February 29th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    94 wins and a WC birth for the Sox

  214. LGY February 29th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “When Cashman and the front office makes a move like this it makes you feel like a little kid again” -re Pineda

  215. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank February 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Unknown, u have a Burnett vid link?

  216. blake February 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Yankees 101-61
    Red Sox 94-68
    Rays 91-71
    Jays 88-74
    Orioles 65-97

  217. TheStraw February 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Trisha-

    101 wins for the Yanks
    88 wins for Bobby Bigmouth’s team.

  218. Cashmoney February 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    J/K, what do u think Miguel Montero can command on a open market …. more importantly, whether he is a possibility for the Yanks to pursuit in the off season. from afar, I like Montero’s offensive game.

  219. LGY February 29th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Listening to Kay’s interview live instead of just getting quotes later it’s pretty easy to see why that discussion the other day about the players not lamenting the loss of Montero was so silly.

    The reason you hear quotes about Burnett, for example, is because Kay asked Alex about AJ.

    The reason Alex didn’t say anything about Montero is because Kay didn’t ask him about Montero.

  220. Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I haven’t talked to my mom yet, but I’m pretty sure I’m gonna go home to find a 50 something year old woman in her pj’s eating Ben & Jerry’s and watching Monkee reruns while crying tie-dyed tears into her shirt.

    Poor baby boomers.

  221. MaineYankee February 29th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Shame Spencer February 29th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    I haven’t talked to my mom yet, but I’m pretty sure I’m gonna go home to find a 50 something year old woman in her pj’s eating Ben & Jerry’s and watching Monkee reruns while crying tie-dyed tears into her shirt.

    Poor baby boomers.

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    You’ll be there someday. :D:

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    :hearts:

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    :heart:

  224. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    :love:

  225. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    &heart

  226. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    &hearts

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 1st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    8)

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