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Postgame notes: Granderson going for precautionary tests

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Mar 27, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson felt some soreness around his right elbow while working out today. Joe Girardi said he went to play catch and felt nothing out of the ordinary, but Granderson is going for a precautionary MRI tomorrow just in case.

“I’m just hoping it’s precautionary,” Girardi said. “I don’t like not having him, I’ll tell you that.”

Brian Cashman described his level of concern as a “two or lower” on a scale from 1 to 10.

“We’ll do a precautionary MRI tomorrow to make sure it’s nothing significant,” Cashman said. “We don’t believe it is. Because of the time or year and everything like that, better safe than sorry. Until we have that certainty that there’s nothing significant, we’ll hold him out.”

A situation like this seems to be the reason Justin Maxwell hasn’t been traded just yet. Right now it seems that the Yankees have no room for Maxwell, but if this Granderson injury or the Nick Swisher injury prove more significant than expected, Maxwell could have a spot as a fifth outfielder.

• Jorge Vazquez has been reassigned to minor league camp.

• Following today’s press conference, here are a few things to know about the Joba Chamberlain injury: 1. He felt it upon jumping, not landing, at the trampoline center. 2. It was only Joba, his son, one of Joba’s friend and a facility employee in the building when the incident occured. 3. Despite Joba’s insistence that the bone never penetrated the skin, general manager Brian Cashman clarified with the doctor that bone did in fact rip through causing bleeding. “It wasn’t that painful,” Chamberlain said. “As much as people probably say I’m lying, It wasn’t.”

• Chamberlain said his son Karter saw the injury but handled it better than most people. In fact, when a nurse asked what happened, Karter blurted out: “My dad got owned by a trampoline.”

• Chamberlain got choked up talking about his son. “Never question being a father,” he said. “I felt like I let my team down to be honest with you, and that’s the most frustrating part, but when I look back and realize what was going on, I will never question being a father. (16 second pause to gather himself) I think that’s the biggest thing to know. This game is very important to me. It allows me to do a lot of things, but my son is my pride and joy and I think that was the biggest thing. Don’t be so hard on yourself and realize what you were doing. You were trying to be a great dad.”

• CC Sabathia has one more start before Opening Day. “If the season started tomorrow I’d be ready,” Sabathia said. “I just try to be consistent with my delivery and make sure the secondary pitches are coming along.”

• Today Sabathia pitched six innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out five and walked none. Four of the Blue Jays hits went for extra bases, and Sabathia said he needed to do a better job with two strikes. “The hits they got were extra-base hits,” Girardi said. “You move them over, you get them in. A high-chop base hit didn’t help either. He looked alright to me.”

• Sabathia said he’s still ironing out his two-seamer, but he was happy with his ability to locate his fastball on his glove side, which is usually a key indication that he’s ready for the season.

• Girardi said Nick Swisher will in fact play at the minor league complex tomorrow. Sounds like he came through all of today’s drills just fine. Swisher will only hit. He won’t play the field and he likely won’t run the bases.

• Mark Teixeira was pulled from the game after just five innings. That’s because Teixeira is playing three days in a row and has a quick turnaround tomorrow. He’s fine, just getting a little bit of a break to start this running of playing a lot.

• Dave Robertson got in another game. He threw a hitless inning with one strikeout and one walk. He said he’s still a little rusty but physically feels just fine.

• Not sure whether Robertson was joking, but he did say this in the clubhouse: “I threw the boxes down the stairs yesterday.” Gotta be careful around Yankees camp these days.

• Trying to win a spot as a second lefty, Cesar Cabral gave up a run in the eighth inning, but he faced a bunch of right-handers. Clay Rapada pitched a perfect ninth by retiring three straight lefties.

• Brett Gardner had a two-hit game with a stolen base. … Justin Maxwell had one of his first bad games of the spring, going 0-for-4 with an error in left. … Eduardo Nunez had another hit and is batting .375 this spring.

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384 Responses to “Postgame notes: Granderson going for precautionary tests”

  1. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “maybe if we had Shawn Marcum we could trade him for Lawrie”

    We have Pineda, blake.

    So maybe he will become that kind of trade chip…

  2. blake March 27th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    http://minormatterstrenton.blo…..day-1.html

    some video of the kids from yesterday….first time I’ve really seen Ravel….he’s got a nice little compact swing with a nice plane…..I like.

  3. blake March 27th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    “So maybe he will become that kind of trade chip…”

    Pineda for McCutchen :)

  4. blake March 27th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    also…apparently Depaula passed his physical because he was with the Charleston group today.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....ams-65955/

  5. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Top young position players are almost always a safer bet than top young pitchers, so YES!

  6. blake March 27th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    from the short video I saw of Andy Pettite today…..he looked like Andy Petitte….looked like he was throwing free and easy and just looked normal…..

  7. luis March 27th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    luis March 27th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Blake,

    Thanks for the link. I saw the video from Santana, very good swing.

  8. blake March 27th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    luis,

    yea just on the swings there I thought Santana’s looked the best….compact, short, good bat speed, good swing plane. Sanchez has great bat speed….he could be more direct to the ball though….

  9. m March 27th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    In fact, when a nurse asked what happened, Karter blurted out: “My dad got owned by a trampoline.”

    That is so awesome.

    I’m glad that Joba admitted that he felt like he let the team down. I’m sure everyone was excited to have come back sooner than later. That’s why teammates have to be careful what they do. They not only hurt themselves, but it hurts the team, too.

    That being said, the Yankees are well-prepared to deal with Joba for a while. Best of luck to Joba.

  10. blake March 27th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    night guys

  11. tucker March 27th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Joba Rules II: No more getting owned by trampolines.

  12. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    That is pretty cool.

  13. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Good night Blake, take care.

    On Sanchez i thought that he was trying to go for the fences every time out. But his swing looks much better than the ones i saw earlier. Bichette is the one that i think needs some work, too many moving parts, but since YF told me that this was the quieter version of his swing, i think is best to leave it like that so the changes get solidified. After that they should look to shorten the stride a bit.

  14. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    What i found interesting about Joba is that he felt the ankle broken was not on the landing but on the way up. Maybe it was weak before he even attempted to get in to the trampoline.

  15. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Still is good to know that he felt that he let the team down. But he certainly has his priorities right.

  16. J. Alfred Prufrock March 27th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Jeter looks ready to go.

    luis, you joining us in the wee hours of the morning? :D

  17. Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Joba was then asked how it felt to see Jesus Montero traded away: “It wasn’t that painful,” Chamberlain said. “As much as people probably say I’m lying, It wasn’t.”

    Joba has a real toughness to him.

  18. Jerkface March 27th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Dodgers just got bought for 2 billion? McCourt keeps his parking lots? Insanity. The Yankees must be worth 5 billion.

  19. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hi JAP!

    Yes i am!…The past couple of days have been hectic work wise, so i have been only able to comment at nights, but i am staying for a while tonight. ;)

  20. yankeefeminista March 27th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    cito culver ? @yaboicito
    Tomorrow at 1:05 on espn and MLB tv. Check me out up with the big boys. Might only play 3 but I’m dumb hype!!! #livingthedream

    Tyler Austin ? @Taustin2121
    Everybody show me some love tomorrow during the game. Playing with the big boys!! Hyped

  21. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    JAP,

    DePaula is already in camp!…I hope we get some news soon about him, i want tohear what people say about him.

  22. m March 27th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Listening to the Lakers radio broadcast atm, Jerkface. They just announced that Magic Johnson’s group is the new owners.

  23. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Yankeefem!,

    Good to know!, are they actually going to play?..I am curious to see Tyler Austin, from the batting practice i saw he has a sweet stroke!

  24. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    m, JF,

    Two billions?!, I read that the value of the Yankees was 1,85 billions. I wonder how much is worth for real??

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock March 27th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Hi JAP!

    Yes i am!…The past couple of days have been hectic work wise, so i have been only able to comment at nights, but i am staying for a while tonight.
    ///

    I’ll be signing off in a minute so I can get some sleep. Glad you’re on board. Much looking forward to seeing The Son in action; hope he’s catchin. Yes! DePaula is finally arrived. I’ll be shooting over to Staten Island to catch his first start there in short-season ball.

    Yankeefem – LOL!

  26. Jerkface March 27th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Two billions?!, I read that the value of the Yankees was 1,85 billions. I wonder how much is worth for real??

    Speculation that MLB franchises have their value deflated due to the strict old boys club style sale process that limits potential investors. The best thing you can do is go bankrupt and force the sale of your franchise to the highest bidder… Drives the value up like crazy

  27. Pat M. March 27th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Magic Johnson’s group

  28. yankeefeminista March 27th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    JAP,

    DePaula is already in camp!…I hope we get some news soon about him, i want tohear what people say about him.
    ___________
    After I read this tweet by Norris, I thought guess again, dude. You should have taken video of DePaula just sitting there to prove to us that he actually exists.

    Josh Norris ?jnorris427
    I did physically see DePaula today, but he was just sitting there, so I didn’t find video terribly necessary.
    _______

  29. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    “Joba was then asked how it felt to see Jesus Montero traded away: “It wasn’t that painful,” Chamberlain said.”

    Karter disagrees.

  30. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I figured that would happen once Torre got his old job back..no, not that one.

  31. Pat M. March 27th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Face….Dodger Stadium is part of the sale and it’s been paid for a long time ago….But this slime McCourt is going to walk away with a ton of money, 100′s of millions

  32. yankeefeminista March 27th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Pruf, if he is in short season. He went 2 for 2 today, btw. Campos also pitched, sat 91-93 according to Pinstripes.

  33. Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    In fact, when a nurse asked what happened, Karter blurted out: “Jack Z got owned by Brian Cashman.”

  34. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    “Speculation that MLB franchises have their value deflated due to the strict old boys club style sale process that limits potential investors”

    Plus, there is often a significant difference between assessed (estimated) and market value.

  35. stuckey March 27th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Dodgers just got bought for 2 billion? McCourt keeps his parking lots? Insanity. The Yankees must be worth 5 billion.

    ________________________

    Actually, I happened to capture a few moment of YES’s Forbes Sports Business show and on a segment about regional sports networks, something very astute was said about the Dodgers.

    They don’t have a RSN yet. What the owners are actually buying isn’t just the enterprise that is the Dodgers, what is being purchased is the intellectual property to serve as the foundation of a new RSN, which is why the price is so high.

    Now add Yes to the Yankees and of course both together are worth much more money than Forbes estimate for the team alone. But a great deal of the worth of the Dodgers in terms of their sale price is seed money for a much, much bigger commercial enterprise.

  36. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Now, I suspect that you are exaggerating, Nick……….

  37. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    In fact, when a nurse asked what happened, Karter blurted out: “Jack Z got owned by Brian Cashman.”

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

    I think it was the other way around ;)

  38. UnKnown March 27th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Man there is absolutely nobody talking about the MLB season starting tomorrow. I think MLB has done a poor job of promoting this opener in Japan.

    Only person I have heard say anything about it anywhere is Rosy…

  39. Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    “I think it was the other way around ;)

    I was unaware.

  40. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I did physically see DePaula today, but he was just sitting there, so I didn’t find video terribly necessary.

    Yankeefem,

    You don’t think he passed the physical?

    Campos sitting 92-93, not bad

  41. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Unknown,

    There is a bunch of us that we are getting ready to watch. I already have my Cappuccino machine ready! ;)

  42. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    “I think it was the other way around ;)

    I was unaware.

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

    :) Only time will tell….One thing is certain, we are loaded with pitching.

  43. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Just noticed this at a blog I read:

    “Let’s pretend for the time being that Forbes doesn’t just stick their finger in the air and make up these valuations (an M&A professor of mine in business school shared that teams have a lot of influence in the Forbes’ valuations, hence it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Dodgers valuation is a whopping 75% higher than last year when the owner would have preferred a lower valuation while going through a divorce and higher valuation this year when selling the team).”

  44. yankeefeminista March 27th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Luis, no, I am sure he passed it. I was referring to his seeming phantom existence (we’ve waited so long for him); therefore, I demand video that proves DePaula actually exists.

    Sitting 91-93.

  45. yankeefeminista March 27th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Only time will tell….One thing is certain, we are loaded with pitching.
    ____
    Were and still are. ;)

  46. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Still, that’s a lot of dough for a seed of a much larger commercial enterprise. They paid something like 1 billion for it.

  47. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Repeat after me, yf: Trade chips, trade chips… :P

  48. Jerkface March 27th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Man there is absolutely nobody talking about the MLB season starting tomorrow. I think MLB has done a poor job of promoting this opener in Japan.

    They have really fumbled it.

    1. Its subject to hilarious black outs.
    2. Its not even being aired live anywhere
    3. They are airing it tape delayed on mlb network…after a tape delayed spring training game.

  49. Jerkface March 27th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Oh and its basically 2 minor league teams fighting it out. Worst season opener ever.

  50. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    yankeefeminista March 27th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Luis, no, I am sure he passed it. I was referring to his seeming phantom existence (we’ve waited so long for him); therefore, I demand video that proves DePaula actually exists.
    ==================================

    Good point :)

    What’s the correct phrase for our pitching depth? An embarrassment of riches?

  51. Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    That reminds me of getting up at like 4am in 2004 to watch the Yankees open in Japan, posting on a game thread at some site (not sure which one at this point).

  52. Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    My bad, I forgot a quorum had been reached here. Carry on. :roll:

  53. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Question to the forum:

    So far, besides CC, Kuroda and Hughes. Who makes the rotation?

  54. luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I find interesting that Nova is going to pitch in the minor league complex. Does this means that he is in the rotation?

  55. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Nick in SF March 27th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    My bad, I forgot a quorum had been reached here. Carry on. :roll:

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

    Come on Nick, is all in good humor.

  56. UnKnown March 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:56 pm
    Question to the forum:

    So far, besides CC, Kuroda and Hughes. Who makes the rotation?

    ——–

    Nova and Pineda

  57. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Rich in NJ March 27th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    That reminds me of getting up at like 4am in 2004 to watch the Yankees open in Japan, posting on a game thread at some site (not sure which one at this point).

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

    I also remember many Yankees upset because of it.

  58. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Thanks Unknown,

    I do think so too….It would be a waste of talent leaving Garcia in the rotation, as unfair as it is.

  59. m March 28th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I thought it was a detente?

    Anyway, they are hyping up the game. Just go to MLB.com. It’s the only game on the front page scoreboard!

    A few minutes after midnight baseball begins. Of course real baseball doesn’t start for another 10 days or so.

    There’s some video of Joba’s pressed on Yankees.com. Less than a minute long. He really chokes up talking about being a dad.

  60. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Well good night everyone, got a very early start tomorrow. Have a good one

  61. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Nova, Pineda. 6 hours until the game, so I am turning in. Good night, all. See you at first pitch.

  62. Rich in NJ March 28th, 2012 at 12:13 am

    “I also remember many Yankees upset because of it.”

    Are you talking about Mussina and his PB&J sandwiches? If so, let me inform you that I like PB&J sandwiches, although, truth be told, I like sushi more…but…not as often.

  63. jacksquat March 28th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Jerkface March 27th, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Dodgers just got bought for 2 billion? McCourt keeps his parking lots? Insanity. The Yankees must be worth 5 billion.

    LA is a primo media market, and unlike the Angels, the Dodgers are really in Los Angeles.

    Hopefully the Dodgers are brought back to where they should be and maybe we can some Yankees vs Dodgers World Series like old times.

  64. jacksquat March 28th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    luis March 27th, 2012 at 11:56 pm
    Question to the forum:

    So far, besides CC, Kuroda and Hughes. Who makes the rotation?

    I would say besides CC, Kuroda and Pineda, Nova and Hughes make the rotation. Hughes should make the rotation if for no other reason than they have him for one more year than Garcia. If he can be a good starter he is fairly cost controlled for next year. After that he is just like any free agent (seeing as how the Yankees don’t extend players), which is why I value Pineda and Nova more.

    Garcia should get traded if they can get a decent offer. The longer he stays in the bullpen and doesn’t start, the farther removed from starting he is and his value may diminish. Not to mention he could put up a 6 ERA in April and then his value definitely is diminished. Right now he is coming off a good year in the AL East.

  65. Nick in SF March 28th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    “Come on Nick, is all in good humor.”

    Were my comments not in good humor?

  66. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Nick in SF March 28th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    “Come on Nick, is all in good humor.”

    Were my comments not in good humor?

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

    As far as i know, they are always are. :)

  67. Rich in NJ March 28th, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I think Nova starts the season at the AAA roadshow.

    So: CC, Kuroda, Hughes, Pineda, Garcia

  68. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    jacksquat,

    Very good point. It never crossed my mind about Garcia’s diminishing value if he stays in the pen. I say that he stays in the pen until Pettitte is ready.

  69. luis March 28th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Rich,

    Yes, it was Mussina. I do prefer sushi too. ;) Good night. I;m out for real this time.

    I’ll read it tomorrow. Why do you think Nova is the odd man out?..I think not pitching him in a ST game and send him to the Minors complex instead, might mean that he is in the rotation like they have done with CC and Hughes.

  70. Jerkface March 28th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Nova to AAA, Garcia to the rotation until pettitte comes back / a trade.

  71. Nick in SF March 28th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    All I can do it try, but past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Any final thoughts on these props? Deadline to get in wagers is before gametime.

    select A’s and M’s over/under player props for 2012 season:

    Cespedes BA .271
    Cespedes HR’s 18
    Cespedes RBI’s 63.5
    Colon total wins 10

    Ichiro BA .300
    Ichiro hits 200.5
    Ichiro stolen bases 35.5
    Ichiro RBI’s 60.5
    Smoak HR’s 16
    Ackley HR’s 11.5
    Montero HR’s 19.5 [he gets most of these during trips to Texas, no????]
    Felix wins 15.5
    Felix ERA 2.85

    team win total over/unders:

    Oakland A’s: 72.5
    Seattle M’s: 71.5

  72. Rich in NJ March 28th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    GN, luis

  73. Jerkface March 28th, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Some of those seem like good bets. Under on Centipedes batting average. Over on Montero’s HRs.

  74. jacksquat March 28th, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Jerkface March 28th, 2012 at 12:28 am
    Nova to AAA, Garcia to the rotation until pettitte comes back / a trade.

    This could happen also. Would feel kind of bad for Nova, since he had such a good second half last year, but that’s baseball. I’d prefer they just made a decent trade with Garcia. They have Pettitte and others in the minors if things go bad.

  75. Jerkface March 28th, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I’d prefer they just made a decent trade with Garcia.

    They probably want to do this, but you can’t force a decent trade. And given he wasn’t in the BP last year for reasons related to his warming up, I’d just put him in the rotation this year and work a trade as soon as possible.

  76. UnKnown March 28th, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Stinks for the A’s that 2 of their first 3 games is going to be against King Felix. I would assume he is also going to start next week when these two teams open up the American portion of their seasons in Oakland.

    Also, I can’t believe that it won’t be shown live anywhere. From what I can tell MLB network is is going to be showing it on delay. That’s weak.

    I have Extra Innings on Directv, but I don’t think that it kicks in till next week. So, looks like I will be catching it on delay.

  77. lounge lizard March 28th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    If it’s Nova and Mitchell, tomorrow, Nova will be the only rotation candidate on proper rest to go next Tuesday. And then he will be the only rotation candidate on proper rest to start game number three of the regular season on the Sunday of the Tampa series.

    Much like the Sabathia problem for the postseason last year, Yanks would have to do something funky with somebody else’s rest to have that pitcher on target for game three.

    Nova is the number 3 starter by this surmise .

  78. m March 28th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I say Pineda to AAA OR Garcia to the bullpen.

    Cespedes all under
    Colon over

    Ichiro all under except RBIs over

    All overs on the HR

    Felix over on wins and ERA

    Oakland under
    Mariners over

  79. Nick in SF March 28th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for the picks, m. I’ll let you know how many Ritter Sports you need to send me at the end of the season. :grin:

  80. m March 28th, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Oh! If you have something on the line, then you can disregard what I wrote. :P

  81. Rich in NJ March 28th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yankees were sold within the next five or so years. Too many siblings with possibly divergent interests. I’m hoping for a Jeter/A-Rod group (player contract a problem by rule, so they’d have to expire first), backed up by some hands-off billionaire, who appreciates prospects, and understands that balance, not pitching wins.

  82. m March 28th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Here’s a recap of Joba’s presser. It’s pretty complete.

    So it was not a compound fracture, but bone did break the skin?

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....tch-season

  83. GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2012 at 1:34 am

    acksquat March 27th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Rivera pitched in a minor league game. He needs to make a statement. has a bit of age on him and trying to make the team. 2 strikeouts and a broken bat ground out.

    I’d say having pitched 17 years, having a 1.91 ERA last year, being the all time saves leader and a future hall of famer makes him a bad comparison to Hughes, with the 5.79 ERA last year.

    Brilliant.

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

    Who made a comparison to Hughes? You still don’t know jack squat.

  84. GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2012 at 1:37 am

    MLB needs to stop these trips and exhibitions until Japaese baseball leagues starts giving consessions, starting with getting rid of the posting system.

  85. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Time for a nap.
    “see” you in a couple hours….

    http://t.co/uGpnDPL4

  86. Crawdaddy March 28th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    “backed up by some hands-off billionaire, who appreciates prospects, and understands that balance, not pitching wins.”

    So Hal doesn’t appreciate prospects. God, you’re a one trick pony.

  87. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Ready for Baseball!

  88. m March 28th, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Well, at least we can listen to the game. :roll:

    Should i listen to the Seattle or Oakland radio broadcast?

  89. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 5:34 am

    pre-game ceremonies underway…

    http://t.co/FwlUcwXh

  90. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 5:38 am

    shannondrayer
    Lost count of how many times I got chills and goosebumps, this is really awesome.

    ***

    gbakermariners
    Mariners quite a BP draw http://t.co/lPefPqn3

  91. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 5:39 am

    m ~

    Seattle, of course ;)

  92. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 5:44 am

    The radio broadcast should be good, as those broadcasters are actually IN Tokyo.

    The game is televised here locally. And I mean REALLY locally – the TV broadcasters are doing the game from … Bellevue (a city 20 minutes east of Seattle)

    bizarre.

  93. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 5:48 am

    gbakermariners
    Just showed touching pregame tribute to the Heroes of March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster. http://t.co/e3nV3eNv

  94. luis March 28th, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Good morning, ready for some baseball!!

  95. luis March 28th, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Seems that i am going to be able to watch the game after all. MLB tv is up and running

  96. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:01 am

    lineups…

    http://compassrosy.blogspot.co.....rning.html

  97. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Montero hitting 5th, Go little son!!

  98. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:11 am

    PLAY BALL the season has started.

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:11 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:04 am
    Montero hitting 5th, Go little son!!

    ////

    Go Jesus! Hijito!

    Is our boy catching?

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Always liked Brandon McCarthy. Saw him throw a great game in Fenway one afternoon. His stuff was breaking wicked that day and they couldn’t touch him. Think the WS won 2-1, that day.

  101. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Ohayo gozaimasu! Missed first pitch while trying to set up game. Didn’t realize it isn’t on TV, so posting while watching will be challenging. Go M’s; Go once and future Pinstriper!

  102. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Hi JAP!,

    No he is DHing

  103. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Damn! My computer keeps freezing!

    Ichiro with a crowd-pleasing infield single

  104. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Yay Ichi-meter! Seeing the crowd is making me miss Matsui-san and the Japanese crowd at YS.

  105. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Nice pitch, Brandon!

  106. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:16 am

    JAP,

    Use the split screen, like if you wanted to watch two games. Thats how i get to see the games, otherwise i wouldn’t. Try it and see what happens.

  107. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:17 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:13 am
    Hi JAP!,

    No he is DHing
    ///

    Morning, Luis! Had your cappuccino? I’m coffee and tea-less so far. Well, he can concentrate on hitting I guess. Hope he’s not too jet-lagged and flu-lagged. Your buddy Felix is on the mound ;) .

    Hey Fem, Rosy! And whomever is lurking.

    I need some cafe – a nice demitasse. Even the birds are asleep here!

  108. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Good morning Yankeefem! good to see you. So far, we’ve all made it. Tom are you still around?

  109. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I had my usual morning sencha green tea. It is pitch black outside here. I am never up this early. lol. Also missed Felix’s first pitch while posting. Grrr!

  110. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Let’s go, Felix!
    (or Fi-Fi, as his teammates call him ;-) )

  111. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Yes, around half an hour ago. I was so excited that i basically woke up at 5 am.

  112. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Nice change.

  113. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Hi all!

    Keep the updates coming. I’m always up at this hour, and figured I’d watch – no dice. They really should have broadcast it live (I mean, do I really care about how the NY Mets are going to do this year?? – that’s what’s on MLB right now).

  114. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I wish Figgy was as annoying to other teams as Weeks is to the M’s…

  115. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    No gun at the stadium

  116. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    I’m here, luis!

  117. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:20 am
    Yes, around half an hour ago. I was so excited that i basically woke up at 5 am.
    ///

    I’m stumbling around here, trying to watch and find the coffee grinder…it’s going to wake the dead.

    Villa – can’t you cue it up on MLB.TV on your computer?

  118. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I’m sure that Montero guns him down

  119. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Buenos dias, Luis and all. Why isn’t mlb network showing this until 9AM? Epic fail. Is Tom here?

  120. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Ohayo, Tom-san. Too bad I can’t share my mlb password… :(

  121. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 6:26 am

    yankeefem,
    Sure am.

  122. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Beautiful change!

  123. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    J. Alfred -

    I don’t have a subscription.

    I don’t usually have a reason to have it. ;)

  124. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Sick.

    What’d I miss? How’d that guy get to third?

  125. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am
    No gun at the stadium
    ____
    I noticed. Boo!

    Hi Tom!

    Villa, no mlb-tv? I can’t believe this isn’t being televised. :(

  126. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Hi Tom, glad that you made it.

    Villa, good to have you around!

    Buenos días Yankeefem, estoy impresionado de lo bien que escribes el espanol. ;)

  127. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    As some point, I need to figure out how to hook up mlb-tv to my regular tv.

  128. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    You would think MLB would know that crazy baseball fans would set their alarms to watch an opening day game live from Japan!!!

    And then watch it again on tape delay!!!

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    O, too bad, Villa. If we weren’t online, I’d have given you my user/password. You can watch it on TV at 9 on delay. Bums should have had it live. Clueless MLB.

  130. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Missed Jesus. Out on first pitch?

  131. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Patience Jesus….wait for your pitch

  132. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Well, at least at 9, I can watch uninterrupted from the morning routine.

  133. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Jesus…..that was all too fleeting….

  134. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Villa, yep, why couldn’t they have shown it twice. Really bad job of mlb net. SMH

  135. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Yes YF, he went with the first pitch. ground ball to third.

  136. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I hope he doesn’t lose the patience he had with us.

  137. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am
    I wish Figgy was as annoying to other teams as Weeks is to the M’s…
    ///

    A few years too late, Rosy.

  138. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Villa,

    Are you in the West or the East coast?

  139. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:21 am
    I wish Figgy was as annoying to other teams as Weeks is to the M’s…
    ///

    A few years too late, Rosy.

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

    Yup, he gave us hell when he played for the Angels

  140. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    luis -

    East coast. So this isn’t even a sacrifice to be up this early!!!

    Maybe they were trying to be thoughtful? Showing it at 9 East Coast is 6 west coast. Nah! Just stupid. ;)

  141. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Luis, yo estudie espanol in high school. But it has been dormant for muchos anos. :) While in high school, yo sone muchos en espanol. Lastima though ahora, I need a brush up on verb tenses.

    Cespedes! Change is looking good.

  142. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Nasty curve from Felix

  143. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:38 am

    That had Betances’ depth :D

  144. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Two nasty ones

  145. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:38 am

    luis, and how.

  146. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Great shots of Felix’s grips. Ohh! Niiiice pitch.

  147. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:40 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:38 am

    That had Betances’ depth :D

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

    Yes sir!…Remember Towers said that he could be as good as Felix

  148. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:40 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:33 am
    I hope he doesn’t lose the patience he had with us.
    ////

    You kidding? If he could spend 40 days in the desert, he can take a few pitches. He’ll sort himself out. I have zero doubt about that young man. That’s an unusual place to be on such a young one.

  149. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:41 am

    there we go, double-nickles :)

  150. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:36 am
    luis -

    East coast. So this isn’t even a sacrifice to be up this early!!!
    ______
    lol, it is for me. I work at night, so don’t usually get up until 8:30 or 9, have to be at work today at 3.

    All I can think about is a Japanese breakfast. I’m craving miso, salmon and eggs with sesame seeds and nori. Mmmmm.

  151. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Yes sir!…Remember Towers said that he could be as good as Felix
    ///

    Yea, let’s hope Towers doesn’t end up with him!

  152. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:33 am
    I hope he doesn’t lose the patience he had with us.
    ____
    Have faith! ;)

  153. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:43 am

    argh…

  154. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    luis, the thing Betances seem to have going for him too is that Yankee fans and media don’t seem to expect much from him. Too many weird “scouting” reports have already placed him in the bullpen. That keeps him protected from scrutiny and expectations.

  155. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    double argh….

  156. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Nice base running, Ms.

  157. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Ugh, wish we were playing regular season games. It is suddenly going so slowly, but at least Cito and Austin to look forward to today. Did you see their tweets that I posted last night. #kidsarepumped :)

  158. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Very bad base running from saunders.

  159. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    My screen keeps freezing. I hate this thing, not worth it. Probably my high speed ain’t that high.

  160. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    luis, the thing Betances seem to have going for him too is that Yankee fans and media don’t seem to expect much from him. Too many weird “scouting” reports have already placed him in the bullpen. That keeps him protected from scrutiny and expectations.

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

    You do have a point. All the prospects that fly under the radar, become mainstays in the Yankee roster…Cano, Nova.

  161. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:48 am

    JAP,

    Use the split screen. I can’t have better speed than you.

  162. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:48 am

    luis, pruf, good point about Betances, protection and mainstays. ;)

    The birds just woke up and the sky is lighting up.

    Sooo hungry.

  163. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:49 am

    These announcers chuckle over Felix’s change like proud grandparents. :)

  164. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I hope the youngsters get a chance to play in the game today. That would be awesome (for them AND for us).

    What number is Jesus wearing with the M’s?

  165. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Yankeefem,

    I do have faith…But maybe he is being told to swing at the first pitch?

    JAP,

    About the 40 days……:D

  166. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:50 am

    4 K’s for the King.

  167. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    You do have a point. All the prospects that fly under the radar, become mainstays in the Yankee roster…Cano, Nova.
    ///
    not sure how Cano ever flew under anyone’s radar, including the Yankees’. They even offered him for RJ. His first swing, I was like, where we been hiding this guy?? Then I saw his state of relaxation on the field as well….the word ‘natural’ was invented for that kid. It’s strange he’s pushing 30.

  168. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Sadly -

    Almost no under-the-radar prospects anymore. The fact that everyone knows Betances’ name already is enough to be a target. No one really even knew who Nova was at all. (Mainstream fans that is)

  169. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    luis, 40 days AND nights! ;)

  170. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    :D

  171. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Sadly -

    Almost no under-the-radar prospects anymore. The fact that everyone knows Betances’ name already is enough to be a target. No one really even knew who Nova was at all. (Mainstream fans that is)
    ///

    Nah, I’m on a ton of sites and there are fans who actually think he’s garbage. I should really just shut up and let ‘em believe it.

  172. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Villa ~

    Jesus wears #63

    (kept the one that brung him, so to speak ;-) )

  173. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    J Al -

    When Cano came up, still not so much attention paid to minor league players. If he was offered or asked for in an RJ trade, someone knew he was good.

  174. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Villa, Cito said he was playing 3 innings. I hope he gets in before I have to leave for work. Excited to see him play. Only saw him once in Hughes rehab game in Brooklyn. Showed nice defensive range. AB’s weren’t impressive, but hear he has improved a lot.

  175. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Rosy -

    That is awesome!! The #63, that is. For a personal reason.

  176. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:54 am

    JAP,

    Me neither…..Probably he never had big numbers in the minors….Even in PP, they very seldom mentioned him

  177. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Now Rosy, don’t you let the folks in here intimidate you out of posting news of The Son. They can just skip those posts if they’re not interested. You don’t seem the type that scares easy, though :D

  178. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:55 am

    luis, it’s somewhat stunning, that’s all I can say

  179. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    yankeefeminista -

    I’ll look forward to seeing him, then!

  180. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    DUSTIN!!!

  181. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:57 am

    JAP,

    In here half the forum wants to trade Betances for Dom Brown. So go figure, i think he has a chance to stick.

  182. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Nova was known but people probably didn’t see him pitch. He always had great stuff, just needed to command it, needed a K pitch to finish batters off. The slider he threw in minors but no so much in majors at first. Yanks always valued him even though they rule 5′ed him; they were banking on getting him back. Luckily they were right and he didn’t stick with the Padres. I remember rooting game by game in Padres ST that he would not pitch well so that we would get him back. :)

  183. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    There you go; ride the wave, M’s. Jesus!

  184. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Ichi – 2 down, 198 to go

    :)

  185. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am
    Villa ~

    Jesus wears #63

    (kept the one that brung him, so to speak )
    ///

    Nice job by Ackley. Compass, Jesus is in the six-year plan there, after which, he heads back to “his House.” :D . Just don’t let anything happen to him while he’s on loan.

  186. luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:59 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Now Rosy, don’t you let the folks in here intimidate you out of posting news of The Son. They can just skip those posts if they’re not interested. You don’t seem the type that scares easy, though :D

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

    +1

  187. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Are they cheering Ichiro a lot? Can’t tell.

  188. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Grrr!

  189. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Regardless, very good swing from the Son. Incredible he manages to hit an inside pitch the other way.

  190. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:02 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:59 am
    J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Now Rosy, don’t you let the folks in here intimidate you out of posting news of The Son. They can just skip those posts if they’re not interested. You don’t seem the type that scares easy, though

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

    +1
    ____
    +2 I will be watching all his games, right after ours of course. (Melky’s too, as I have since he was traded. West coast sched, here I come)

  191. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Ok, so are people eating breakfast? Please share.

  192. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    luis, yep re: inside pitch. Almost got a hit out of it.

  193. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Ok, so are people eating breakfast? Please share.

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

    I had some cheese sticks… ;)

  194. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 6:57 am
    JAP,

    In here half the forum wants to trade Betances for Dom Brown. So go figure, i think he has a chance to stick.
    ///

    He’s in every trade fantasy here, and never mentioned when they make their future rotation lists. It’s all over the net. The PP people are a little more with it.

  195. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    yankeefeminista -

    My gauge for the known/unknown is my brother-in-law. Died in the pinstripes Yankee fan, but not much into the minor leagues, only knows the really hyped prospects. By that measure, Nova wasn’t known in the same way Hughes, Banuelos, Montero, Betances are known.

  196. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Torturing me with bento boxes! :(

  197. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Missed lead off double; what was the pitch?

  198. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    YF ~

    Yes – Ichiro is a rock-god in Japan.

    shannondrayer
    Total flashbulb treatment for Ichiro. Looks like the 4th of July in here. Flashes are not allowed btw.

  199. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    luis, yep re: inside pitch. Almost got a hit out of it.

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

    It is a very good sign…He is letting the ball travel deep…. Sorry, HOW CAN THEY TRADE HIM!!!!

  200. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    He’s in every trade fantasy here, and never mentioned when they make their future rotation lists. It’s all over the net. The PP people are a little more with it.
    ____
    Yep.

  201. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Ooops. DYED in the pinstripes. My BIL is very much alive. (Just noticed that typo)

  202. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Son had the right idea there but got a little jammed. Felix has the perfect pitcher’s body. Long limbs but not a real high center of gravity, loose jointed, solid but not bulky. Rubber arm.

  203. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Wonder what Felix’s fb is hitting. Had him sitting around 94 earlier, no?

  204. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Suzuki hearing it from the crowd.

  205. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    C’mon Felix get your act together…Maybe he want’s to be redeemed :)

  206. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:10 am

    …He is letting the ball travel deep…. Sorry, HOW CAN THEY TRADE HIM!!!!
    ///

    Worst offseason of my rooting life. The. Worst.

    Luis, you want to go Friday or Sunday? Can’t make the Sat. game, unfortunately.

  207. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:06 am
    yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    luis, yep re: inside pitch. Almost got a hit out of it.

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

    It is a very good sign…He is letting the ball travel deep…. Sorry, HOW CAN THEY TRADE HIM!!!!
    ______
    No se!!!!!

  208. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:10 am

    sorry, bit late, but just saw this tweet….

    gbakermariners
    Seattle definitely has more fans in here. Pennington just led off with double and crowd groaned.

    :)

  209. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Villa, I hear ya re:”By that measure, Nova wasn’t known in the same way Hughes, Banuelos, Montero, Betances are known.”

  210. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:08 am
    C’mon Felix get your act together…Maybe he want’s to be redeemed
    ////

    Could be :D

    I wish the Kid was catching Felix.

  211. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Rosy, not surprised they are rooting for M’s with the famed Ichiro and King Felix. Would love to be there; I love Japan and all things Japanese. So miss Matsui;it won’t be the same but it’ll be fun to see Kuroda pitch in NYS.

  212. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:08 am
    C’mon Felix get your act together…Maybe he want’s to be redeemed
    _____
    :)

  213. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    yankeefeminista -

    My gauge for the known/unknown is my brother-in-law. Died in the pinstripes Yankee fan, but not much into the minor leagues, only knows the really hyped prospects. By that measure, Nova wasn’t known in the same way Hughes, Banuelos, Montero, Betances are known.

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

    Sorry to cut in…But i think that some of the attention the farm is getting is because they got serious about rebuilding the farm. Before Hughes, most of the drafts picks were lost to FA signings or were very safe picks with medium ceilings but also not very low floors. In other words, mediocre.

  214. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    “I wish the Kid was catching Felix.”

    ::::

    In due time, J Al, in due time

    ****

    One thing about Miggy, he is ALWAYS hustling. Wasn’t it against the Yanks at Safeco when he slid into 1st on his face?

  215. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Mariners do seem to have some big swingers (not our Jesus, of course)

  216. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Saltimbanquito pitching for A’s tomorrow!!!

  217. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I just lost my TV feed.
    Luckily – the radio is always close at hand…

  218. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Luis, you want to go Friday or Sunday? Can’t make the Sat. game, unfortunately.

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

    I want to go the day that suits you the best. I don’t want to be a burden.

  219. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    luis, true, and I think also beyond internet there is much more coverage of farm even on Yes and in mainstream publications like with Joel Sherman coverage, etc.

  220. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    luis -

    Good point.

    Also, we’re in a 24/7 must-have-updates world now, with Twitter and online/blog content to fill.

  221. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:16 am
    I just lost my TV feed.
    Luckily – the radio is always close at hand…
    _____
    Isn’t game on Root Seattle there? I have mlb network on anyway, for no other reason than that I am incredulous that it isn’t on nationally, and keep hoping it miraculously appears. At least they are doing Yanks 30/30 or some such thing… ;)

  222. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I was saving that one for the season….Can you imagine in the middle of the game thread, we are down by two, two men on and here comes Montero, and i say “Is it redemtion time?”. Not happening though :(

  223. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:19 am
    I was saving that one for the season….Can you imagine in the middle of the game thread, we are down by two, two men on and here comes Montero, and i say “Is it redemtion time?”. Not happening though
    :(
    ___
    :(

  224. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:21 am

    K

  225. blake March 28th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Montero 0-2…..bust.
    Ackely is going to be a stud…..this may be the year he really takes off…..

    Kinda neat that Magic’s group got the Dodgers……he’ll bring a flair and identity to the franchise……however I think it kinda stinks how McCourt comes out of this making so much money after the way he ran the team in the ground…..I guess that’s business……..hal must be s

  226. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    JF bailed. He was supposed to show up.

  227. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:16 am
    I just lost my TV feed.
    Luckily – the radio is always close at hand…
    ///

    That’s not good, Rosy. It’ll come back, I hope? My screen is just freeze frames half the time. I’m glad they’re running it again on MLB Network.

  228. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Felix has nintendo stuff…Video game quality.

  229. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Ohayo gozaimasu, blake-san!!! Happy OD, wish it were us…

  230. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:23 am
    Felix has nintendo stuff…Video game quality.
    _____
    Yep. An ace among aces.

  231. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    At least they are doing Yanks 30/30 or some such thing…
    ///
    I saw the Rivera interview. Think Reynolds interviewing Cano next.

  232. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Hi Blake!,

    I guess it’s becoming a trend….You rundown your business and you either make money by selling in it or you get a bailout…Go figure.

  233. blake March 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Morning YF, JAP, Luis…..and everyone……

  234. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    “I’m glad they’re running it again on MLB Network.”

    I may take a nap then. Got our game to watch at 1PM and need to sleep at some point. 30/30 Jeet and Cano in batting cage, lol.

  235. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    It’s back.

    It is on ROOT, YF. But, I was getting the (fairly) rare ComCast message “This channel is temporarily unavailable”

    ***

    that’s more like it Fi-Fi :)

  236. blake March 28th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Luis,

    Apparently…..

  237. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Love the Japanese letters on scoreboard. Kanji or haragana.

    Figgy on…

  238. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    *hiragana

  239. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:28 am

    “Ackely is going to be a stud…..this may be the year he really takes off…..”

    ::::

    I see what you did there, Blake (you Tarheel, you ;) )

    ****

    wait, what?
    Figgy got a hit?

  240. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I want to go the day that suits you the best. I don’t want to be a burden.
    ///

    No burden, luis, a pleasure! Would it be more dramatic to see his first? The Friday night game? Are you planning to go more than once? Wonder where they are before they come here, I’ll have to check the schedule. Hope we get to see him actually catch.

  241. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    YF ~

    thought you might appreciate one of the M’s affiliate tweets this morning….

    EverettAquaSox
    We are loving having a Twitter feed full of baseball chatter at 4:30am!

  242. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Good CU from McCarthy

  243. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Ichiro caught-looking.

  244. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Nice shot of the Boeing patch ;)

    com’on, Ichi … show us your #3 stuff…

  245. blake March 28th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Michael Jordan needs a baseball team in Charlotte now!

  246. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Seeing eye hit- Ichiro 3/3.

  247. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Now Smoak get on base, i want to see The Son with men on base

  248. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    blake March 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Morning YF, JAP, Luis…..and everyone……
    ////

    howdy, blake.

    nice ichiro.

    interviewing Ale now on MLB

  249. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    OK. we’ll take 3-for-3, for now.

  250. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Ichiro is a real pest, isn’t he?

  251. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Rosy, 430AM. 730AM is ghastly early for baseball. ;)

    The Jesus is at the plate!

  252. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Let’s go, Monty!!!

  253. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Redemption time?

  254. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Nope

  255. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Ugh.

  256. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Jesus is still in another time zone I think.

  257. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    YF ~

    no such thing as a “ghastly” time for baseball ;)

    I’m rather liking the novelty of coffee with my baseball (less caloric than hot dogs)

  258. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    JAP,

    I am game for both games if you like, excuse the redundancy. ;)

  259. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 7:33 am
    Ichiro is a real pest, isn’t he?
    __
    Yep and probably pumped to be in front of his home crowd. Good for him.

  260. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am
    YF ~

    no such thing as a “ghastly” time for baseball

    I’m rather liking the novelty of coffee with my baseball (less caloric than hot dogs)
    _
    Agree, was referring more to my body clock. Not a morning person, I am afraid. Surprised that I even got up.

    My Japanese tea when quite well with the environs. Just craving Japanese food now. Might have to hit my go to spot Takuma, after the game, a nap.

  261. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:38 am

    II am watching MLB network as well, but i have a lousy Muts game against the Braves. Are you guys watching the Yankees ST analysis ?

  262. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Yankeefem,

    How many languages do you speak?

  263. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I am going Friday, Sunday. Have to work on Saturday. :( Friday will be fun because opening game, but love Sunday day games the best and should be a good crowd. I am hoping he catches one of those two.

  264. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Luis, well or badly? :twisted:

  265. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    They just had a shot of a season ticket holders viewing party in one of the suites at Safeco Field (like the one I had my 50th bday party in)

    ****

    com’on Felix – don’t let ‘em start runnin’…

  266. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Yankeefem

    It appears that you speak several. As far as i can gather: Spanish, English, some Latin and Japanese.

    Heads up base running from Pennington

  267. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    blah…

  268. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am
    JAP,

    I am game for both games if you like, excuse the redundancy.
    ///

    buena idea!

  269. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    “Are you guys watching the Yankees ST analysis ?”
    _____
    Sort of. Will rewatch b/c I was distracted by the game.

  270. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    CB away Felix

  271. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    pitch count gettin’ up there… (79)

  272. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    whew!

  273. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Felix got lucky there with both Susuki and the other one

  274. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Luis, Studied Russian in college, know it pretty well, read French (with a dictionary). Japanese, I have just started studying. I need to revisit my Spanish though; it is all in there somewhere.

  275. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Reports were that Campos was showing a pretty decent curve yesterday, btw.

  276. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    McCarthy is throwing some nice changes himself.

  277. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    LIke him, but surprised he was their first starter.

  278. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Donde estan mis amigos?

  279. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Stating the obvious, but Felix is a stud.

  280. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Did they show the “Little Felix” commercial (or was that just on the local feed)?

    Makes me chuckle every time (especially because I envision the outtakes where Felix can’t stop laughing :) )

  281. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    6 straight posts. Going for Guiness world record…

  282. luis March 28th, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Yo estoy aqui. Do you read the cirilic alphabet?..By the way good for you.

  283. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    If they did, I didn’t see it. Kind of schizophrenic trying to post and watch at the same time.

  284. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Cespedes 2B.

    CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 7:59 am
    Did they show the “Little Felix” commercial (or was that just on the local feed)?

    Makes me chuckle every time (especially because I envision the outtakes where Felix can’t stop laughing )
    ///

    Rosy no commercials on MLB.tv.

  285. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Yes, can read cyrillic. We used to use it as code when we didn’t want people to be able to read what we were saying. Would be nice if I were truly fluent in one of them though. Im a bit of a dabbler. I need to stay in one non-English place long enough to practice. ;)

  286. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    yowsa!

  287. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    What’d Cespedes hit? Missed that one too.

    Good play.

  288. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I don’t get the love for the bunt. You are giving up an out for free. Just hit it the other way and move the runner, it might go through for a hit and a run.

  289. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Nice loose, relaxed joints. Great body.

  290. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Atta boy, Felix. Smoooth.

  291. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    DePaula is pretty free and easy in his own way.

  292. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    YF, a hanging curve

  293. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    luis, not a fan of the bunt either.

  294. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    The only word in Russian i can read is “restaurant”…peptopah or something along those lines. :)

  295. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am
    I don’t get the love for the bunt. You are giving up an out for free. Just hit it the other way and move the runner, it might go through for a hit and a run.
    ///

    not a fan, either. Managers love that sh!t.

  296. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Safeco’s killing me with the Japanese food, exactly what I wanted to eat, miso and salmon. Ugh. So hungry.

  297. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Good play, weird throw

  298. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    “pectopah.” Xorosho, luis! Love cyrillic.

  299. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    OK – with all the excitement of Opening “Morning”…
    I almost forgot about my fantasy team!

    I’ve got Felix and Jesus
    and Cespedes and Suzuki (the Kurt variety)

    I must have a chat with the “commissioner” though (one of the PM’s at work) – his scoring system is WACKED! Felix has 6K’s and 1ER yet he’s got MINUS 3 points (because total bases are -1)

  300. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Thanks, Pruf.

  301. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I demand extra innings (for extra ABs, I hope; no pinch hitting for The Son).

    Getting hungry, myself.

  302. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Figgins is a shadow of himself….He used to be able to either foul off those or go the other way with those pitches.

  303. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    get on base, Dustin…

  304. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Rosy, good for you, though the premise for grading re: fantasy is I agree truly whacked. I love drafts on boards where you keep your team all season and debate about who has the better team based on stats and then vote, but that is a thing of the past, I am afraid.

  305. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    dang.

  306. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Getting hungry, myself.
    _____
    Starving!

    Luis, yes Figgy ain’t what he once was.

  307. Betsy March 28th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    crossing my fingers about Granderson.. morning, all!

  308. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Good morning Betsy! Grandy should be fine, i hope.

  309. blake March 28th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    YF,

    What did Campos throw yesterday? Game?….any links?

  310. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    nice job, Brendon.

  311. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Very good play by Ryan

  312. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Loved Joba’s presser, btw. Think it was ridiculous that he had to qualify his actions re: being a father. So much negative BS just for the sake of it. Cash and Joe G. were gushing about how good Joba’s arm looked, throwing. I just pray the ankle is stable after rehab.

  313. blake March 28th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    So glad the Yanks are supporting and sticking by Joba. Who knows….maybe he will make it back by playoff time and be a factor…..you never know.

  314. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    How many pitches?

  315. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    YF,

    Yes i loved it too. He clearly has his priorities right.

  316. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Felix is over 100 pitches.

  317. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    If leading off doesn’t have the desired result of rejuvenating Figgy, he won’t be long for the navy and teal. Too many youngsters waiting in the wings (e.g., Seager, Liddi, Martinez)

    ***

    OK, boys. It’s go-time!

  318. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Complete game 1 ER….Can you imagine how many games won he would have if he played for the Yankees?…Well Monty this is the moment. Don’t let such a good outing go to waste.

  319. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    blake March 28th, 2012 at 8:14 am
    YF,

    What did Campos throw yesterday? Game?….any links?
    ___
    It’s sub required, Pinstripes. The report was he showed effortless motion,” sat 91-93: 4 shutout innings, 3 singles, 3 K’s using curveball as K pitch, 0 walks.

  320. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Yes, would love to see Joba jogging out onto that mound at NYS this year. I will be there come hell or high water, cheering him on!

  321. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Puedes, Jesus!!

  322. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    StoneLarry
    Who says A’s can’t draw in their home games? RT @shannondrayer: 44,227 announced attendance

    :)

    ***

    nice play :(

  323. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Under it. Grr!

  324. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Damn!! got a little bit under it

  325. Yankee Trader March 28th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Good morning-

    On Joba: Some things about the injury are confusing:” He felt it upon jumping, not landing, at the trampoline center.” I would think that not enough force on jumping, could be created in a 250 lb man to cause the ankle, apparently turned inward to have the ankle dislocate, let alone penetrate the skin. Also it was initially reported there was so much blood loss, his life was in danger? Seems a little exaggerated to me. Did he need a transfusion?

    Is there a physicist in the house? :)

  326. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Shouldn’t Norris have vid of Campos?

  327. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    It’s the Bartender!

  328. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    They say there was blood but not as much as was originally reported. Never been on one of those floor-esque trampolines. How unstable are they. I would think though considering Joba’s size vs. a kid’s, Joba would be more at risk. Still they look innocuous enough…but maybe not.

  329. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Rooting for extras. :D

  330. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Nice catch, Mike!

  331. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Timed his jump nice. Balls against the wall are tricky.

  332. Erin March 28th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Morning LoHudders

    Gossip Break: In a correction from earlier, former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson says she and Alex Rodriguez will not be watching WrestleMania 28 from ringside. They will be backstage however.

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  333. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Gee if this goes into multiple extras, does mlb network join it live at 9 ET? ;)

    Nice catch.

  334. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    YES

  335. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    way to go, Tommy!

  336. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Cespedes can no hit dat pitch.

  337. blake March 28th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    YF,

    Im hoping to see Campos live this year.

  338. Erin March 28th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    YT-we probably won’t ever know exactly what happened w/Joba. Seems like there are a few conflicting stories.

    BTW, I loved Karter’s “my dad got owned by a trampoline” comment. :lol:

  339. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Good morning Trader,

    I thought the exact same thing. Maybe the ankle was already weak or his pain index is so high that he didn’t noticed it. Remember that when he blew up his elbow he said that he didn’t feel any pain.

  340. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    blake, I would definitely take advantage of that whole team while you can. They will be f’ing nasty.

  341. Yankee Trader March 28th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    What are you all watching?

  342. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Erin, Karter owns. ;)

  343. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Seems MLB didn’t allow time for the opening ceremonies in their scheduling of the tape delay. I can’t imagine they’d join the game in progress???

  344. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Mariners opener. Trying to see if the mariners are redeemed by the Son! ;)

  345. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I think Karter’s reaction was “typical boy!” But probably Joba was non-panicky which probly helped.

  346. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    mlb really kept this hush-hush. SMH.

  347. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Seems MLB didn’t allow time for the opening ceremonies in their scheduling of the tape delay. I can’t imagine they’d join the game in progress???
    ____
    I was kidding, but they owe it to us. Still can’t believe they didn’t show it live. They are mlb after all, not ESPN. Lame.

  348. Yankee Trader March 28th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    AH, I found it-Japan time!

  349. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    mlb really kept this hush-hush. SMH.

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

    This haven’t been great times for MLB…Lousy way to put in to place the extra wildcard, and a lousy way to open the season.

  350. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    yankeefeminista -

    Exactly – why have MLB TV if you’re not going to take advantage of stuff like this????

  351. Crawdaddy March 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I’m not buying Joba’s story about him not dislocating the ankle while landing on it.

  352. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    A’s have a baserunner…

  353. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    way overdue for a DP….

  354. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Could have been an earlier landing, but he didn’t realize the problem until he was in a subsequent jump… but who knows…

  355. Yankee Trader March 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Montero 0-4 no strikeouts 3 men LOB. What did he do in his ab’s?
    Cespedes 1-3 with 2 strikeouts. How has he looked?

  356. Villa Nova-Ya March 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    He could have dislocated while setting to jump.

  357. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    By the way sorry about the complete game thing. I thought it was the ninth.

  358. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Out!

  359. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    In my unbiased opinion ;) ……Montero gets him by three steps.

  360. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Luis, lol!

  361. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:51 am

    nice little understated fist pump there, Tom ;)

  362. Triple Short of a Cycle March 28th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    What an awful job by MLB promoting this. Most of the people I know thought this was an exhibition game. Also how does MLB network not have this game on TV live?? Nothing in my local papers this morning either. Really bad job all around

  363. blake March 28th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    YF,

    Asheville would be the easiest place for me to catch the Dogs…..unfortunately they come there through the week so undone know if ill be able to make it down…..im planning on at least one trip to Charleston and they come to Hickory in late April so I may catch them there…..I wish Profar was still with Hickory this year but im sure he’ll get bumped to Myrtle Beach……Profar, Sanchez, Campos, Mason, Dante, etc…..all in the same game would be awesome.

  364. luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Well guys, unfortunately i have to go….Have a good one, talk to you later guys.

    Go Montero!

  365. blake March 28th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I agree that MLB did a bad job of marketing this thing in Japan….they really didn’t market it at all…..

  366. jacksquat March 28th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    GreenBeret7 March 28th, 2012 at 1:34 am
    acksquat March 27th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 27th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Rivera pitched in a minor league game. He needs to make a statement. has a bit of age on him and trying to make the team. 2 strikeouts and a broken bat ground out.

    I’d say having pitched 17 years, having a 1.91 ERA last year, being the all time saves leader and a future hall of famer makes him a bad comparison to Hughes, with the 5.79 ERA last year.

    Brilliant.

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

    Who made a comparison to Hughes? You still don’t know jack squat.

    Don’t play dumb, you know what you were inferring.

    And keep up with the personal attacks.

  367. tomingeorgia March 28th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    See ya, luis.

  368. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Have a good day, Luis!

  369. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Nice, eh Blake?

    ;)

  370. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Good job, Ackley.

  371. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    oh – and to give credit where credit is due, nice bunt by Figgy too.

  372. Yankee Trader March 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Villa-

    Apparently it was the talus that penetrated the skin. That bone has multiple ligaments supporting it. Open ankle dislocations without fracture are very rare. I just can’t fathom the story that the injury happened while he was jumping, especially off a trampoline which has a “lot of give”

    I understand he was jumping from one trampoline to another. It was probably this “horsing” around when the injury occured, and Joba might just be trying to protect himself in case the Yankees decide to take action.

  373. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    luis March 28th, 2012 at 8:53 am
    Well guys, unfortunately i have to go….Have a good one, talk to you later guys.

    Go Montero!
    ///

    Adios, amigo. Suck. They have to keep the inning going.

    Trader, IIRC, The Son of God grounded out in his first two ABs, both on first pitches I think, then he got a little jammed on a pitch he tried to fight off the other way, and finally, got underneath one lhe ofted to center.

  374. blake March 28th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    “Nice, eh Blake?”

    Tar heel! I saw Ackely a lot in college….he can really hit and now that it looks like he can stick at 2B he’s gonna be a star. The Ms still are a few pieces away but Ackely and Montero is a good start offensively for them.

  375. Erin March 28th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    flash17yes The players and coaches seemed anxious to get to opening day. The next few spring games are a mental challenge !!!!

    flash17yes A few more innings from Robertson and a healthy return of Swisher and the Yankees look ready to go.

  376. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    *he lofted to center, that was supposed to read.

  377. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    GD Ichiro. Smoak now has to get on.

  378. Erin March 28th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    New Post w/lineup

    :arrow:

  379. yankeefeminista March 28th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    All right Ichiro gets the run.

  380. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Well, THAT was interesting.

    Ichi now tied with KGJ as the only Mariners to have 4 hits on Opening Day/Night (morning, whatever)

    :)

  381. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Chad ~

    Don’t you realize there’s a game going on here?!?

    jk ;)

  382. CompassRosy March 28th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    woot! woot!

  383. J. Alfred Prufrock March 28th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Congrats, Rosy. Nice job today by the Real Dustin ;) and Ichiro (wish he’d stayed put!)

    Wanted Jesus to get one more AB, oh well. I have the package and can watch him all year. Was good to see him, and fun to watch Felix deal.

    Have a good one :D .

  384. Shame Spencer March 28th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    :arrow:

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