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Game 7: Yankees vs. Angels

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Curtis Granderson CF

3. Alex Rodriguez 3B

4. Robinson Cano 2B

5. Mark Teixeira 1B

6. Nick Swisher RF

7. Raul Ibanez DH

8. Russell Martin C

9. Brett Gardner LF

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Angels lineup

1. Erick Aybar SS

2. Bobby Abreu RF

3. Albert Pujols 1B

4. Kendrys Morales DH

5. Mark Trumbo 3B

6. Vernon Wells LF

7. Maicer Izturis 2B

8. Chris Iannetta C

9. Peter Bourjos CF

Ervin Santana RHP

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: 59 degrees, mostly sunny

Umpires: Mike DiMuro HP, James Hoye 1B, Jim Joyce 2B, Jim Reynolds 3B

Jeter’s newest milestone: With this game, the Captain ties Roberto Clemente for 13th for games played among those who have been with one team for their whole career, 2,433.

Home-opening stuff: The Yankees are 72-36-1 in their home openers, winning 13 of the last 14, 18 of 20 and 24 of 28. They are 6-0 in April 13 home openers. But none of those games came on Friday the 13th.

Kuroda numbers:  Kuroda had a 2.92 ERA to show for six spring training appearances. The Rays gave him a 6.35 ERA to show for his first start last Saturday when he gave up six runs, four earned, eight hits and four walks in 5 2/3 and lost 8-6.

Update, 1:07: Jorge Posada throws out the first pitch to his father, hearing the expected ovation. Teammates lined up behind the mound. His son is out there, too.

Update, 1:30: Posada just spoke to the media, says he’s enjoying retirement and being home with his two kids. He may want to get back into baseball in some capacity after a summer off, but says he doesn’t want to live out of a suitcase and be away from the family. He said basically that the Yankees had wanted Mariano Rivera to catch his first pitch, but it was more important to him to have his dad catch it.

Update, 1:38: Swisher long  bases-clearing double, 3-0 already in the first. Two two-out walks hurt Santana, too. Swisher has nine RBI already.

Update, 1:47: Two scoreless for Kuroda.

Update, 1:58: Gardner gets himself picked off and Jeter and Granderson strand Martin at third to end the second.

Update, 2:07: Kuroda gives up one single and fans two in the third. Looks like he has a good splitter today.

Update, 2:10: Homer 630 for A-Rod, ties Ken Griffey Jr. for fifth on the all-time list.

Update, 2:21: No runs, three hits allowed by Kuroda through four.

Update, 2:38: Five shutout innings for Kuroda, taking a page from his Dodgers days.

Update, 2:42: Granderson’s second homer of the season, solo shot to the right-field seats. It’s 5-0 in the fifth.

Update, 2:45: A-Rod arrived 4 for 23. Now he’s 3 for 3 out of his new three-hole home vs. righty starters.

Update, 2:53: Kuroda gets Pujols looking in a 1-2-3 sixth, although Cano helps with a diving stop on an Abreu hot bouncer. Pujols is off to a 6-for-26 start.

Update, 3:06: Kuroda no runs and four hits allowed through seven. He’s closing in on 100 pitches. Nice first impression here after a bad first impression on the road.

Update, 3:10: Jason Isringhausen will take the ball for the seventh for the Angels.

Update, 3:21: Kuroda is out for the eighth. David Robertson is warming.

Update, 3:25: Kuroda 1-2-3 eighth, I believe he’s at 104 pitches. Gets a nice ovation coming off. David Carpenter about to make his MLB debut on the mound for the Angels.

Update, 3:34: Kuroda comes back out for the ninth, up 5-0.

Update, 3:38: Infield hit to start the ninth, and Kuroda is done. Five hits allowed. Gets another nice ovation. Robertson comes in.

Update, 3:44: Yankees win, 5-0.

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704 Responses to “Game 7: Yankees vs. Angels”

  1. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    The day it rained Reggie Bars. 34 years ago today. Just showed the clip on MLB. Had never seen that clip…only heard about it.

  2. m April 13th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Win!

    Ganbatte, Hiroki!

  3. JobaTipsHisCap April 13th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    let rays sweep sux

  4. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I hope Posada remembers that he’s throwing to home plate from the mound and not to 1st base from second base.

  5. djsunyc April 13th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    arod 3rd, cano 4th? interesting…

  6. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Nice touch to have pop catching the the first pitch

  7. theREALkevin April 13th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Really glad to see Posada throw out the first pitch. Not bitter about anything. Could have been pissed they didn’t want him back. Obviously he understands it’s a business, classy guy, awesome career. Great moment there.

  8. CompassRosy April 13th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I can sincerely say, without reservation or guilt…
    (for the next 3 games, anyway)

    GO, YANKS!!!

    Tarnish those Halos ;)

  9. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    KURODA

  10. blake April 13th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Go Jorge!

  11. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    tenured, Hell. Scoscia’s got 15 years

  12. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Nice of AJ to send that telegram to Jorge, although “I never once enjoyed pitching to you” seems a little harsh. :neutral:

  13. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Suprised that the Angles are not running already

  14. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    And just as I say that…

    Going to have to try and control that aspect this wknd.

  15. Mike_Boston April 13th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Anyone else having problems with MLB.com???

  16. Salliedogs7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Good pitch. Go Yanks.

  17. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    KURODA!!

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 13th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    With you in spirit. Will try to get the game online. It’s not being shown here naturally and if it’s on the MLB network, my friends don’t get it here.

    GO KURODA!!!! PROVE ME WRONG!

    GO YANKEES!!!

    :)

  19. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Finally. I got halfway through Berlin Alexanderplatz during that at-bat.

  20. NY Wankee April 13th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    mlb.com stuck. Refer to ESPN gamecast still they sort out their issues.

  21. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Don’t tell Erin that she missed Kermit at YS. She’ll start crying.

  22. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Curtis must have had his bookie on hold up the runway

  23. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    There you go, get on base for the big boppers.

  24. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    alex with the single

  25. Against All Odds April 13th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Alex stole a base?

  26. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Rodriguez tied for team lead in steals…with Ibanez.

  27. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    some of these guys got the memo on the Angels’ Bullpen work in Minny

  28. Salliedogs7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Let’s go swish.

  29. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    come on swish!!!!

  30. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Cano should be batting 6th, that way he’ll get a bases loaded opportunity in the first

  31. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    “He’s not looking to shoot one to left here, he’s looking to put one in the seats.”

    Hmmmm, I’d be happy if he shot one to left. Putting one in the seats would be ok too.

  32. Against All Odds April 13th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Alright Swish

  33. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Evil first inning runs from the unclutch Swisher!!!

  34. Salliedogs7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Swishalicious!!!!!!!!!

  35. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Boooooooooooooooooooom headshot

  36. Ghostwriter April 13th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Way to go, Swisher!!!

  37. m April 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    So happy that it’s Swisher.

    3-0 Happy times!

  38. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    There you go! And not even the cursed ground-rule double.

    Keep adding on, ‘cos innings 4-6 are looming.

  39. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    SWISH!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Swisher is so unclutch.

  41. RadioKev April 13th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Not able to watch the game, but it sounds like that average outfielder is at it again ;)

  42. luis April 13th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Swisher!!

  43. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    kuroda should just pound the strike zone!

  44. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The Stish man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And the Texo took the walk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Ibanez currently batting .000 in all PA in which he does not have a hit, bust.

  46. m April 13th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    All with 2 outs. Credit Santana not finding the plate and credit Swish for making the most of that mistake pitch.

  47. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    pitched around Trombone?

  48. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Nice start to the inning after getting 3 runs to play with.

  49. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    why is he walking trumbo when you have a 3-0 lead?

  50. luis April 13th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    He likes to pitch from the stretch, i guess ;)

  51. luis April 13th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    See! a DP!

  52. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Kurodas command isnt there yet, but he is pitching to the bottom of the zone a lot more than in Tampa.

  53. blake April 13th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Hiro!

  54. jackamir April 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Shutdown inning…. 6-4-3. AJ is gone. Thank you, Kuroda…..

  55. luis April 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Good at bat from Martin

  56. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Hey, this is Po’s day ! Gotta win !

  57. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t see Kermit anymore behind home plate. Did he get bored already

  58. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Who would the Three Yankee Stooges be?

    I have some ideas, but it’s tough to get on them after the nice first inning. ;)

  59. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Well Martin is going to have to go back to 2nd or Gardner back to the plate

  60. blake April 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Trumbo bad at 3B….he’s never really even played over there.

  61. Salliedogs7 April 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Look like it hit him.

  62. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Trumbo is gonna have to get traded

  63. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Nice deke out by Gardner, then he draws the walk.

    Time to bust this thing WIDE OPEN!

  64. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    what a dunce at third base.

  65. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Heads up, dare I say Damonesque baserunning from the gutsy Yankee catcher.

    Let’s get an RBI here, Captain.

  66. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Gardner was safe

  67. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    “Trumbo bad at 3B….he’s never really even played over there.”

    makes you wonder why scotia put him out there .

    heads up play by martin though.

  68. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    now I wish it DID hit Gardner – in the cup

  69. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    You’re kidding me

  70. luis April 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    heads up play by Martin….Gardener was safe

  71. Against All Odds April 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    SMH

  72. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    so far, a Blizzard of K’s for Grandy

  73. Against All Odds April 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    crap

  74. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Have Face, if you think Gardner was safe, then you go out there and find his jock, because he lost it out there…….

  75. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Have Face, if you think Gardner was safe, then you go out there and find his jock, because he lost it out there…….

    Uh or I could just watch the replay, where he was clearly safe

  76. 11 CF April 13th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    How is that a wild pitch that put Martin on 3rd? Ball bounced from Gardner’s foot into Ianetta’s glove. Straight up SB.

  77. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Check that….Hey Face !!!

  78. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Just awful by Gardner. Cost us an inning.

  79. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    That, may hurt.

  80. theREALkevin April 13th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    wtf

    Granderson is incapable of laying off low offspeed right now

    would’ve sent Martin also, woulda been a really tough throw for the SS with his momentum going sideways and having to spin or throw across his body

  81. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Jerk is a Gardner apologist.

    There was NOTHING clear about that replay.

  82. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    There was NOTHING clear about that replay.

    Except for the super slow mo of his hand touching the bag way before the tag got there. Pretty clear dude.

    Jeter had a runner at third 1 out, no run? Cry to him.

  83. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    safe or not safe, it was too close… mistake by Gardner obviously to lean too soon.

    gotta get a run there but those things happen.

    Kuroda looking ok.

  84. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Why wasn’t Martin going on contact ? Not Jeter’s fault.

  85. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Seriously, you couldnt tell when Gardy’s hand actually touches the base. That wouldnt have been overturned if there was replay in MLB. There wasnt conclusive evidence.

    And Im the FIRST one to whine about umpires.

  86. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    1. Gardner was safe
    2. We really struggle getting that runner in from 3rd with less than 2 down
    3. Kuroda looks good

  87. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Nasty two seam

  88. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Why wasn’t Martin going on contact ? Not Jeter’s fault.

    ——-

    Girardi must not have had the contact play on. I don’t think that is Martin’s decision there.

  89. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Don’t like to see the Captain leave RBIs on the table like that.

    It’s one of the $torylines I’m going to be following all season.

  90. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Gardner’s instincts as a base runner are NOT the best.

  91. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    KKKKURODA

  92. Against All Odds April 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    suppose to be an out

  93. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    “makes you wonder why scotia put him out there .”

    Same reason the Sox put Youk at 3B when they got Gonzalez…..nowhere else to put him.

  94. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    damn, wish Martin noticed Aybar… or more importantly the ump

  95. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I thought that’s what I saw live was Ayabar out of the box. That’s a tough call for the HP ump as he is tracking the pitch.

    Kuroda looks a lot better this game, seems to be much more aggressive challenging the strike zone. Of course a lead helps with that.

  96. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Aybar should be out

  97. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    C’mon hiroki, get abreu here.

  98. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    ““makes you wonder why scotia put him out there .”

    Same reason the Sox put Youk at 3B when they got Gonzalez…..nowhere else to put him.”

    ====

    Miguel Cabrera

  99. I Am Winning April 13th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Terrible job by the umpire not seeing that he was completely out of the box. That was an easy call.

  100. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Domo arigato

  101. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Very good inning by Kuroda

  102. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    human element on display today :roll:

    gardner safe, aybar should be out

  103. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Kuroda looking like The Kuroda that we’re use to seeing…..Martin didn’t go simply because the ball was hit back up the middle which is a stab away from being fielded by Santana….

  104. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    You really think you can keep track of the Yankees run scoring production in innings 3-6 over a 162 game season in your head?

    —————————-
    Why would I keep track of stats in my head? We’re on the internet. Data is data. If I want some I’ll ask for it. Data is a tool. What’s to discuss about data. Next, I’ll start memorizing phone numbers.

    Theo over in Boston was the data prince. Got shot down in flames and had to slink out of town. What went wrong?

    It’s the extrapolation that is of value.

    Data is good, the results aren’t – Gigo factor? Check your parameters.

    On reflection, this supercilious “I can look up numbers” isn’t worth my time.

  105. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Besides a few extra pitches, no harm. Kuroda throwing alot of early strikes, looking very good.

  106. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Super slow motion Jerkface, really ???? You’re a product of the new millennium

  107. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Arod!!!

  108. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    An Abomb from AROD!!!!

  109. Ghostwriter April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Alex looks pretty sharp.

  110. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    With one out Martin should have been going with the way we hit with RISP.

    Blame Girardi then ?

  111. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Super slow motion Jerkface, really ???? You’re a product of the new millennium

    Well what do you want? Me to say ‘Sure, Gardner was out if the umpire squints and doesn’t pay attention and if we factor in he is an imperfect being?’

    Gardner was technically safe, the best kind of safe.

  112. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Rodriguez single moved him past winfield in career total bases. Tied Griffey in a homers

  113. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    That Cano protection is paying dividends

  114. theREALkevin April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    First HR and RBI for A-Rod!! Yes!!! Nice power stroke to dead center. I like it.

  115. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Me thinks Alex likes the 3 hole

  116. Bronx Jeers April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Bonds
    Aaron
    Ruth
    Mays
    Arod

    Kind of crazy ?

  117. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Again, poor base running instincts with Gardy.

  118. theREALkevin April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    uh, it’s called YES-mo, get it right, jeeeeeez

  119. m April 13th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Alex not putting anything in the ump’s hands. :P

  120. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The most you could say is ‘Well gardner shouldnt be leaning’, but when you are trying to lead the league in SBs it comes with the territory. Practical balk move by Santana anyways.

  121. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Alexei!!!!!!!

  122. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    A-Rod does hit the Angels !

  123. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    damn shift

  124. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Kuroda gonna win 15+ games if healthy…..book it

  125. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Was Gardy really safe?

  126. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    GB7 – Man Winfield was good…just think about that…love to have him back on this team – he could pick his position

  127. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    arod getting locked in.

  128. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    ‘Kuroda gonna win 15+ games if healthy…..book it”

    Music to my ears. It’s been booked. Get to 13 wins first, the rest will be pinstriped gravy.

  129. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, this guy behind the plate is missin a helluva game.

  130. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Was Gardy really safe?

    Yes Mo don’t lie. Umpires do though.

  131. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Alex made the correction on the leg kick and stride as well. He shortened it a little so he could drive the ball better.

  132. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Why would I keep track of stats in my head? We’re on the internet. Data is data. If I want some I’ll ask for it. Data is a tool. What’s to discuss about data. Next, I’ll start memorizing phone numbers.

    ———–

    So where exactly are you getting this nonsense that the Yankees don’t score in innings 3-6?

  133. I Am Winning April 13th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Gardner was clearly out by the initial side shot they showed. With the second view, it was impossible to see how close his hand was to the bag, due to the angle.

  134. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Carlos Pena is paying some kind of immediate dividend for the Rays

  135. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Ahhhhh… that was the most productive lunch I’ve had in a while. Painful to go to a bar and have to stick with a ginger ale, but at least I got to see Jorgie’s first pitch :)

    Sounds like Arod hit a shot. I have a bet with a friend that he’ll play 100 games at 3B this season. Hope I win.

  136. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Gardner was clearly out by the initial side shot they showed. With the second view, it was impossible to see how close his hand was to the bag, due to the angle.

    The side angle made it impossible to tell if the glove was touching him, seeing as how Gardner was infront of him. On the second view you can see his fingers touch the bag while the glove is in the air not touching him. Pretty conclusive.

  137. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Now Face you have a valid point about the borderline balk , which in my mind could have been a called….blake, I too like Alex in the 3 hole……Nick in SF, your Kuroda investment looks solid !!!!

  138. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    So where exactly are you getting this nonsense that the Yankees don’t score in innings 3-6?

    ———————–
    Observation and the first data processor. Anyway, why would you respond to nonsense?

    Endit

  139. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Carlos Pena is paying some kind of immediate dividend for the Rays

    ————————–

    I liked Pena better than Ibanez as our DH. We’ll see how their seasons play out, should be interesting.

  140. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    The DP a pitchers best friend!

  141. I Am Winning April 13th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    JF,

    You’re wrong, and I’ll leave it at that.

    If anyone ELSE doesn’t believe my input, look at the replay.

    Now, did Santana balk, possibly.

  142. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    Super slow motion Jerkface, really ???? You’re a product of the new millennium

    Well what do you want? Me to say ‘Sure, Gardner was out if the umpire squints and doesn’t pay attention and if we factor in he is an imperfect being?’

    Gardner was technically safe, the best kind of safe.

    The umps don’t have super slo mo.

  143. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I love Ground balls.

  144. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Pat M, are you watching the game on your computer? TV?

    Gardner looked out at full speed from the first angle they showed, but then they replayed it on super-slow YES-mo and it looked to me like his hand was touching the bag (or close to touching the bag) well before the tag was applied. I think the ump was applying the “well, the throw got their first whether he tagged him or not” logic.

    Or he just missed the call. Gardner doesn’t get the benefit of many doubts, either on the field or here.

  145. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    The umps don’t have super slo mo.

    Which is why we need replay :twisted:

  146. NY Wankee April 13th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Pena was coming with $10mm payroll (he went to TB with a homecoming discount), Ibanez was coming in much lower. The difference in the payroll provide short term depth as well as long term movement towards the $189mm goal.

  147. m April 13th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Kuroda could have been enjoying this kind if run support from last season. He must be having a good time with this team.

  148. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    You know Jeter was once called out at third because the ball beat him to the bag even though he very cannily avoided the tag. Doubt you lot would be half on his jock as you are on Gardner about that play, despite it being in a more hotly contested game.

  149. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    “The umps don’t have super slo mo.”

    Actually, we all have super slow mo…. MLB just doesn’t use it.

  150. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    The difference in the payroll provide short term depth as well as long term movement towards the $189mm goal.

    Both are 1 year deals, but I think the Yankees were just stingy and hoping to hit a lotto ticket with the possibility to upgrade if it stinks.

  151. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Pena got $10 million??

  152. I Am Winning April 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    You’re an absolute joke. One of the reasons I read and don’t post is because of argumentative posters like you. How can you possibly assume, in any way, with how little I post, or have said, that I favor Jeter over Gardner? That’s ridiculous. But okay, you win JF. I know that’s all you want to hear. I refuse to spend another second responding to you. Good luck with your life endeavors.

  153. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Pena got $10 million??

    7.25, only 3.25 more than Ibanez if he sticks the entire season. Which I think, given Pena’s great defense and superior hitting… would have been a small price to upgrade.

  154. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    How can you possibly assume, in any way, with how little I post, or have said, that I favor Jeter over Gardner? That’s ridiculous.

    Its like institutionalized racism. That was a comment to the general populace, not specifically to you. Anyways you were wrong to begin with, as the yes-mo replay clearly showed, so yea. I did win!

    You should change your name.

  155. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    ‘Argumentative posters’ – he says, as he argues about why he is right while saying that the evidence is absolutely in his favor.

  156. NY Wankee April 13th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Pena got $10 mil with the Cubs last year and he took a “hometown” discount to 7.5 mil to return to TB.

  157. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    “I liked Pena better than Ibanez as our DH. We’ll see how their seasons play out, should be interesting.”

    ————

    and I like some other players who make 5x more than guys the Yanks have on the 25man…

    :)

  158. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Rumors that in Chicago they had the grounds crew intentionally mark the batters boxes closer to the mound for today’s game against the Tigers. Not sure if that is true or not, however, that’s a good strategy.

  159. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Rumors that in Chicago they had the grounds crew intentionally mark the batters boxes closer to the mound for today’s game against the Tigers. Not sure if that is true or not, however, that’s a good strategy.

    Thats hilarious but can’t possibly be legal!

  160. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Ok. I must have just missed seeing the replay clearly. I was doing something else at the time. I thought the replays were inconclusive.

    And if there’s one thing I do know, its that umpires lie, cheat, steal, and murder!

  161. munson15 April 13th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    If they start using replay on plays like Gardner’s, get ready for 5 hr games.

  162. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Pena got $10 million??

    7.25, only 3.25 more than Ibanez if he sticks the entire season. Which I think, given Pena’s great defense and superior hitting… would have been a small price to upgrade.
    ——————

    Two things:

    Great defense is moot for a DH.

    Pena plays 1b – the Yankees wanted their LH DH to also be someone they could play in the OF. If you sign Pena and want Alex to DH (as an example) the only place to play Pena is at 1b – which doesn’t make you a better team.

    Having said all of that – if Justin Morneau is available at the deadline…I see what the Twins asking price is.

  163. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    oh ya, Pena is getting $7.25M

    thought it was 5

    so he makes nearly than 7x what Ibanez gets

    and Pena will recede back to what he’s been… a good power hitter, solid 1b D, striking out and hitting mid to low .200s

  164. sdjohn April 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Dear lord, the Gardner pick off was 2-3 innings ago and people still arguing about it? Yanks are winning, it’s 4-0 and Kuroda looks good, enjoy it!!!

  165. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Great defense is moot for a DH.

    Pena plays 1b – the Yankees wanted their LH DH to also be someone they could play in the OF. If you sign Pena and want Alex to DH (as an example) the only place to play Pena is at 1b – which doesn’t make you a better team

    I know they wanted an OFer, but it didn’t make sense because all of the OF is LH, so it wasn’t really necessary. Pena could replace Tex at 1B, given his struggles.

    Ibanez provides nothing on defense (actually he hurts the team so less than nothing) but the Yankees seem to want to play him in the field. Pena could have just strictly DHed, but if he DID play in the field… he is a gold glover, so great.

  166. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Was that you JF in the stands texting? :)

  167. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    so he makes nearly than 7x what Ibanez gets

    Ibanez salary can reach 4 million with PA. He is only 7x as expensive if Ibanez is terrible, which makes the money they spent on Ibanez a throw-away to begin with.

  168. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Nick in SF……When you’re faked out that badly and it’s a banger call, you don’t argue you just adjust your jock and head back to the dugout quietly……..As you stated, when the ball beats you , you’re going to get rung up……I’ve been on both sides of that call but happily to report that I stole many a call with my Rawlings…..Not saying it’s right but that’s game……And Face, save the replay crap on this…..

  169. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    OK, so maybe we WILL shut them out the whole season

  170. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Great defense is moot for a DH.

    Pena plays 1b – the Yankees wanted their LH DH to also be someone they could play in the OF. If you sign Pena and want Alex to DH (as an example) the only place to play Pena is at 1b – which doesn’t make you a better team

    I know they wanted an OFer, but it didn’t make sense because all of the OF is LH, so it wasn’t really necessary. Pena could replace Tex at 1B, given his struggles.

    Ibanez provides nothing on defense (actually he hurts the team so less than nothing) but the Yankees seem to want to play him in the field. Pena could have just strictly DHed, but if he DID play in the field… he is a gold glover, so great.
    —————-

    I don’t disagree that Pena would have been a better DH than Ibanez; but I think the Yankees had their sights set on an OF from the start. I’m also not sold that Pena would have wanted to be a DH given, as you correctly say, he’s a gold glove 1b.

  171. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    oh that’s right JF

    though he’s extremely unlikely to reach all of the 4 million

    It’s easy to have this discussion now when Pena is on fire, but does anybody really think he’ll hit over .250?

    No doubt he’s the better bet to platoon at DH against righties, but the co$t was too high for the Yanks.

  172. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Guys,

    They have to put Ibañez on the field. Otherwise they don´t have the lame excuse for not signing Damon

  173. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Kuroda rolling along so far….this is more like it

  174. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Beckett gives up a run, 1-0 Rays

    he’s thrown a couple really good changeups though

  175. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    “and I like some other players who make 5x more than guys the Yanks have on the 25man…”

    Its not 2014 yet, so I’m not sure why the price tag matters :D

  176. Joe from Long Island April 13th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    you know, just by adding kuroda and subtracting aj…. without even considering the rest of the pineda/hughes/nova/andy/garcia stuff….. they may win over 100 games this year.

  177. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    As it stands – Ibanez hasn’t been awful at the plate. He had that one miscue in the OF and given his salary he can be replaced in-season if he doesn’t perform.

    Plus I think that with Granderson and Tex and Swisher the Yankees may have not wanted a guy who strikes out with Pena’s frequency.

  178. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Boston fans shouldn’t be upset – the Red Sox have more wins now than they did at this time last year.

  179. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I wonder if SJ44 is still demoting Kuroda to bullpen long man?

  180. Against All Odds April 13th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    CURTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  181. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Grandy!! A YS special

  182. NovaCaine April 13th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Don’t look now – Jeter back to sucking.

  183. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    It’s easy to have this discussion now when Pena is on fire, but does anybody really think he’ll hit over .250?

    No doubt he’s the better bet to platoon at DH against righties, but the co$t was too high for the Yanks.

    Pena had a .900 OPS against righties last season. I’d pay the extra 3 mill for that, as the Yankees are potentially paying 4 mill for like .750 OPS expected production. I think Pena will be around that value vs righties, which makes him very valuable. I like Pena’s game more than Ibanez’s game. Both will have low averages. Ibanez did hit .245 last year. But Pena walks and has a lot more power, and also isn’t like… geriatric.

  184. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    the grandy man…Its good to be back home. #shortporch.

  185. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Oh how offense makes me happy

  186. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Blake,

    Good call man!…

  187. JM April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Alex LOVES batting third

  188. NY Wankee April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Looks like A-Rod missed home cooking!

  189. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    3-3 in the 3 spot!

  190. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Coming into the game Jeter was hitting .235 vs righties and .600 vs lefties. i think he is still the same kind of player he was last year and the year before. So not being able to handle a hard throwing righty with a slider (his weakness the past 3 years) is unsurprising.

    With the changes he made in the 2nd half I hope he can find some more success vs RHP, as he is undoubtedly still a beast vs left handers.

  191. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    ‘Argumentative posters’ – he says, as he argues about why he is right while saying that the evidence is absolutely in his favor.

    ————————————————————————-

    One thing I’ve always noticed Jerk is that you ALWAYS have to have the last word !!!

    The play was close, he was called out because he’s hardly a great base runner and was fooled. Just outstanding speed. And when did he say he was trying to lead the league in SB’s ?He hasn’t acted like he’s trying to do so, with his reluctance, in the past, to run when he should.

    Now, go wax your head and do it in slow mo.

  192. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Is Cano that slow or he wasn´t hustling?

  193. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    A run in the 5th inning, like an oasis in the desert.

  194. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    The obvious difference between those three (Pujols, Arod, Gehrig)…..is that two were 1B and one was a SS and 3B.

  195. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    One thing I’ve always noticed Jerk is that you ALWAYS have to have the last word !!!

    Na uh.

  196. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Cano is an idiot.. an awesome hitter too dumb to realize he doesn’t have to swing at the first pitch.

  197. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Now we have to get Cano used to hitting 4th….

    Why isn’t Mike Trout in the big leagues?

  198. luis April 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Later guys

  199. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    The play was close, he was called out because he’s hardly a great base runner and was fooled. Just outstanding speed. And when did he say he was trying to lead the league in SB’s ?He hasn’t acted like he’s trying to do so, with his reluctance, in the past, to run when he should.

    Gardner was tied for the AL lead in SB last year, so I think your characterization of him as ‘not wanting to lead the league in SB’ is pretty off base. He steals bases at an appropriate rate (~25-27% of opportunities to do so) and is safe by an above average margin (83%) and takes the extra base 20% more than league average when he is on the bases themselves.

    He provides lots more value than the average runner on the bases. He was out because the umpires are bad.

  200. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Pat M, Gardner didn’t argue and he did walk back to the dugout. Is your issue with him or with his #1 backer on LoHud?

    But since we’re fans watching on TV or computer or tablet, why can’t we discuss the replay that showed Gardner was probably actually safe?

    If the argument is that Gardner is a clown for getting faked out and picked off when he was leaning the wrong way… just to be fair it should matter a teeny bit that the ump (in my view) got the call wrong. This isn’t the neighborhood play at 2nd, no safety issue involved.

    I love the vent thread!

  201. MG April 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I guess Swish isn’t as bad or unclutch as the so-called experts on LoHud proclaim on a regular basis. First he goes yard to sweep the set in Baltimore, then a two out, bases clearing double in his next AB to open the home season.

    Today is an example of how good teams win games-the starter pitches well and 2 or 3 of the regulars have good games, no team has (or needs) all 8 guys lighting up the stats each and every game, that’s not how baseball is-some of you should take note and learn something instead of just whining and complaining about the guys who get an 0-fer.

  202. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    When Jerky buys the Yanks we’ll have a perfect team ! LMAO

  203. Bronx Jeers April 13th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I was watching the replay of the pick-off on my DVR and if you look closely enough you can see on Pujols glove, stitched in tiny letters, are the words “montero can catch”

  204. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    friend of mine who works for the Sox says there are still tickets available for the game today even right now.

    In the past, opening day seats for Fenway would sell for $200/ticket minimum online

    now they aren’t even selling out.

    ;)

  205. Joe from Long Island April 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    blake – dipoto addressed that during an interview on mlbn radio this morning. basically, it comes down to three reasons – hunter, abreu, and wells.

  206. MG April 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    by the way, the new poster who goes by the offensive (at least to me) HebrewHammer is undoubtedly the kid from last year, p, who hates Jeter and Teix and complains about everything he doesn’t like.

  207. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    4 NYY…..Now that is entertainment !!!! GB humor at it’s finest

  208. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Gehrig is one of the guys I watch of film of and say….yea I think he’d still be really awesome today…..

  209. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Confirmed on the batters box issue in Chicago. the box was only 2 feet behind home plate and needs to be 3.

    When Miggy dug in during the top of the 1st inning he noticed it was short (as he dug in at least a foot behind the line) and they had a delay as the grounds crew had to come out and re-do the boxes. Pretty funny.

  210. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Gardner was out because he screwed up. When you are only safe by 1/1000 of a second it doesn’t matter, you deserved the call.

    Not getting on Gardner, just making that point.

  211. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    6th time in 7 games the offense has scored at least 5 runs.

  212. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Gardner was tied for the AL lead in SB last year, so I think your characterization of him as ‘not wanting to lead the league in SB’ is pretty off base. He steals bases at an appropriate rate (~25-27% of opportunities to do so) and is safe by an above average margin (83%) and takes the extra base 20% more than league average when he is on the bases themselves.

    He provides lots more value than the average runner on the bases. He was out because the
    umpires are bad.

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

    I asked when did he say he was trying to lead the league in SB’s ? You said he was.

    You want perfection in a game of inches ? LMAOAY

  213. blake April 13th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    “blake – dipoto addressed that during an interview on mlbn radio this morning. basically, it comes down to three reasons – hunter, abreu, and wells.”

    Yea….he’s probably better right now than all three of those guys.

  214. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    “Pena had a .900 OPS against righties last season. I’d pay the extra 3 mill for that,”

    ———–

    and he OPS’d just .759 against righties in his last season in the AL in 2010.

    don’t get me wrong – he was a safer bet than Ibanez…

    but at twice the cost and it’s not like Pena is some lock to keep up big production.

  215. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    You want perfection in a game of inches ? LMAOAY

    Give the umpires an inch and they will take a mile.

  216. munson15 April 13th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    ” Jeter is back to sucking “, ” Cano is an idiot ”

    This place has too many d-bags.

  217. NY Wankee April 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    King Albert having a tough transition to the AL.

  218. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    You want perfection in a game of inches ? LMAOAY

    ——–

    Why is that a bad thing especially when we have the technology to provide us with near perfection on plays like the one being discussed?

  219. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “Hebrew Hammer” has been the nickname for jewish sluggers Al Rosen, Hank Greenberg and Ryan Braun. Afaik none of them have complained it was/is offensive.

  220. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I asked when did he say he was trying to lead the league in SB’s ? You said he was.

    I never said he said he was. I am speaking to his actions as a base stealer, which is to consistently pile up leading the league stolen base numbers.

    When you are trying to steal enough that you can lead the league in SB (as he did) getting aggressive and paying a penalty for it comes with the territory. It doesn’t help that he was improperly fined in this instance.

  221. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    “King Albert having a tough transition to the AL.”

    ———–

    I believe he started slow last season too.

    If he’s having a hard time in May maybe…

    guy is still just too good not to rake

  222. kd April 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    maybe albert’s age starting to catch up to him

  223. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Did Michael Kay just say that the Yankees lost the WS to the Dodgers in 1978?

  224. NovaCaine April 13th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    6th time in 7 games the offense has scored at least 5 runs.

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

    Sorry, not good enough. There are teams with half the payroll (and lower!) scoring 4-5 runs a game.

    This team should be scoring a MINIMUM of 6-7 runs a game. But no, they go and trade their best hitter.

  225. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Nick in SF….Not ragging of Brett at all….Umps are in the best position possible for a base-runner on 1st, but they do get blocked out and when runners are hung-out to dry they’re getting rung up……LGY, Vernon Wells isn’t exactly overwhelming me with confidence …..He’ll have a good ab every 7 or 8 plate appearances……..

  226. m April 13th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I’m disappointed that Santana hasn’t been knocked out of this game. He’ll probably start the 7th.

    But I do like that it’s already the 7th inning. If this were the Sox, we’d be stuck in the 4th inning.

  227. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    LGY April 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    You want perfection in a game of inches ? LMAOAY

    ——–

    Why is that a bad thing especially when we have the technology to provide us with near perfection on plays like the one being discussed?

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

    Didn’t say it would be a bad thing, just not possible. Sometimes it’s just in the eye of the beholder. Even with all the replay in the NFL, they still get some wrong. Some will say it should have been overturned, others the opposite. And you don’t always get a definitive look.

  228. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Pat

    Speaking of that, I haven’t got a chance to ask you about the Hughes bet. Do you want the Ritters now or do you want to wait until the end of the season pending our Swish/Wells bet?

  229. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    The Rangers are really good…..not having Trout in the big leagues might cost the Angels the division……for all the talk about the Angels the Tigers and Rangers are both better than them on paper IMO and if Feliz is gonna pitch like he did in his debut routinely then that club is scary

  230. munson15 April 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    They go and trade their best hitter. Really? come on man.

  231. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Luckily baseball has much more defined rules than Football, which has to deal with possession and things like ‘the knee being down’.

    Atleast NFL is trying. Baseball lets umpires run wild.

  232. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    m…….Angel pen is spent so Santana is going to take one for the team today……Also, I agree with you regarding the putz who goes by Hebrew Hammer….I think it’s that Stuart cat from the past 2 seasons……..

  233. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    can say enough about how good kuroda has pitched today for opening day.

  234. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “Hebrew Hammer” has been the nickname for jewish sluggers Al Rosen, Hank Greenberg and Ryan Braun. Afaik none of them have complained it was/is offensive.
    ——————————–

    not for nothing – but if someone is offended by something it is by that very nature “offensive” how society deals with it depends on the extent to which people find it offensive.

  235. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Kuroda using his slider a lot today, and it has been effective. Throwing it for a lot of strikes.

    He just looks great period

  236. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Anyone that doesnt want replay is a fool.

  237. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Nasty, Wells had no chance. Why even swing at that, Vernon?

  238. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Speaking of bets, had anyone seen Stuckey in these parts lately?

    He said he would pay me off befor the one-year anniversary of Gustavo Molina’s first at-bat as a Yankee last season… that day will arrive in Monday the 16th.

  239. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    “not having Trout in the big leagues might cost the Angels the division”

    ————

    possible, though the Angels pitching is what has cost them games early this season

    Weaver, Santana and Haren have had a couple bad games, they really need bullpen help too

  240. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I am speaking to his actions as a base stealer
    ==================================

    That’s exactly what I’m referring to. He’s not in the class of the past GREAT base stealers.

  241. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Chip – what did you just say?

  242. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Man, Wells looks bad.

    Chemical imbalance?

  243. Salliedogs7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Kuroda very impressive today.

  244. kd April 13th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    did the dodgers even offer kuroda a contract? if not, why?

    seems like he’s a bargain at 1o million

  245. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Id call this a nice YS debut

  246. NovaCaine April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    They go and trade their best hitter. Really? come on man.

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

    They get a day off, beautiful warm day, home opener. Santana gifts them 3 runs in the inning, and six innings later, they still only have 6 hits. Leave a runner on third with no out. Has anyone else even been to second base besides the homeruns?

    Better get used to this.

  247. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Gardner was out because he screwed up. When you are only safe by 1/1000 of a second it doesn’t matter, you deserved the call.

    —————————–

    So its Gardner’s fault it was a close play that he beat out… because he made it close?

  248. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Nick,

    feeling much better about my big ‘selection’ on Kuroda

  249. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    He’s not in the class of the past GREAT base stealers.

    Does he have to be, when he is well above the league average or even the 90th percentile of base runners/stealers?

  250. m April 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I just want to hold Albert down this season. He can hurt you any time. Plus, I’m tired if hearing about how wonderful he is.

    Price HBP, double. Men on 2nd & 3rd, no outs.

    Great outing by Kuroda. Is that it for him?

  251. b_widmer2 April 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Kuroda looks like a completely different guy than we saw last Saturday. 4 hits thru 7 innings will hopefully get him a LOT of wins this year.

  252. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I just saw Willie Randolph in the stands!

  253. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    KURODA

  254. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    it’s been relatively easy going today for Kuroda after that leadoff walk to Trumbo. at 96 pitches, it will be curious to see if Girardi lets him go over 100 pitches in this game.

  255. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    “Price HBP, double. Men on 2nd & 3rd, no outs. ”

    ———

    total BS HBP though

    Shoppach always leans in to the strike zone and gets hit. Not only did he not make an attempt to get out of the way, he LEANS into it to get hit

  256. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    bases juiced no outs for Price

    (in a non-sellout opening day at fenway :) )

  257. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Cant we all just agree that umpires are criminals?

  258. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Hey where are all those bozos that didn’t want the Yankees to sign Kuroda? Do you now see why the smart people on this blog wanted him?

  259. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    As much as it helps the Yanks to have the Rays lose, I still wanna see the Sawx lose their home opener.

    1-1

    Sox about to take the lead?

  260. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    KURODA

    ————-
    Amen, Woah.

  261. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    NovaCaine April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    They go and trade their best hitter. Really? come on man.

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

    They get a day off, beautiful warm day, home opener. Santana gifts them 3 runs in the inning, and six innings later, they still only have 6 hits. Leave a runner on third with no out. Has anyone else even been to second base besides the homeruns?

    Better get used to this.

    ———

    The Yankees have 5 runs right now. Teams won 65% of their games last year when scoring exactly 5 runs and 80% when scoring 5 runs or more.

    I think I can get used to this.

  262. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Patrick, SJ44 was clamoring last week that Kuroda will soon be the bullpen long man!

  263. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Baseball lets umpires run wild.

    ——————————————————

    I don’t wanna see J. West running at all.

  264. Tackelberry April 13th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Excellent job by Kuroda. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.

  265. Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    This Cubs batter’s box thing is funny as hell…

  266. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Does he have to be, when he is well above the league average or even the 90th percentile of base runners/stealers?

    ————————————————————————-

    Not talking just about number of SB’s. He’s not near as instinctive as past greats.

  267. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I think I just saw Erin in A-Rod’s box seats…no wait, that was Morganna

  268. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Don’t worry….beckett will implode eventually without his Variteky

  269. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Terrible route by bourjos.

    The Captain stays hot.

  270. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Gardner stole 47 and 49 bases the last two years and he’s not a great basestealer? Maybe not compared to Ricky Henderson but come on, he’s pretty damn good

  271. munson15 April 13th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Gotta go. Too many clowns on here today.

    Go Yankees !

  272. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Captain!

  273. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    “Don’t worry….beckett will implode eventually without his Variteky”

    ———–

    If he doesn’t, the bullpen will.

    gotta get Beckett’s pitch count up though. He’ll go 8 at this pace.

  274. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    He’s not near as instinctive as past greats.

    Which is fine, he has plenty of instincts enough to steal lots of bases. You don’t steal 47+ in back to back years by having NO or BAD instincts. If speed were all it took Bernie’d have a helluva lot more steals.

    Because Gardner does not steal when the populus demands it, or has the gall to get thrown out sometimes or picked off sometimes, he is decried as having no instincts. This is clearly false.

    He is not a natural, but thats just fine.

  275. Tackelberry April 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Jeter back to NOT sucking!

  276. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Shame Spencer April 13th, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Gardner was out because he screwed up. When you are only safe by 1/1000 of a second it doesn’t matter, you deserved the call.

    —————————–

    So its Gardner’s fault it was a close play that he beat out… because he made it close?

    Yes, when it’s that close you can’t complain that the call was off by 1/1000 of a second. It’s his fault that it was that close. You can’t expect the umpires to be perfect.

    And you can’t expect to have replay on every close play in the game. I’m not one that complains about games being long, but that would take forever.

  277. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I can’t believe the Gardner play is still being debated.

    Gardner made a mistake, he was called out, it was a very close call.

  278. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    anyone else find it hard to believe that A-Rod’s 3 HR game against Anaheim was already 7 F’in years ago? Whew, that was fast…

  279. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Man it hurts to watch that much talent struggle.

  280. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Like the hitting approach of Rodriguez and Teixeira. Everything up the middle.

  281. Hassey April 13th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Sox better pile on here, because the Rays have that knack…

  282. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Do you let kuroda finish the game if he gets out of this inning easy?

  283. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    LGY…..I’ll bank those Ritter bars in your vault as it looks like I may never see them all…….

  284. jackamir April 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Jeter still has the goods…..

  285. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Benny,
    I do.

  286. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    104 pitches, go for the CG

  287. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Might as well let Kuroda get the complete game, he looks amazing right now

  288. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    KURODA!

  289. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I say let him finish. He’s retired 10 in a row.

  290. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    dont think you let Kuroda pitch the 9th IMO

    not necessary

    104 pitches

    he could do it, but is it really that big of a deal to push it. it’s a gem right now.

  291. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Kuroda takes the honor of pitching Opening Day in pinstripes very seriously, it seems.

    Great performance. He’s been able to overcome Garner Pickoffgate ’12.

  292. NY Wankee April 13th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Agree with BD. He’s 37 and this is the beginning of the season. Save him.

  293. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Bullpen could use a break anyways. Go for it.

  294. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Let Kuroda finish the complete game shutout. I can use the fantasy points

  295. Benny Blanco April 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I do not miss AJ burnett… When’s the last time AJ went 8 innings?

  296. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Kuroda now has a 2.63 ERA, much more Kuroda-like :twisted:

  297. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Phelps up.

  298. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Not a lot of stressful innings for Kuroda. Let him finish it, or at least untill someone gets on.

  299. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hey, has anyone tried multiple log-ins with one MLB.com account yet this season?

    Last year it never seemed to be a problem if it was just a couple people doing it (not talking about sharing one password with 20 people), what about this year?

  300. Tackelberry April 13th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    If Kuroda is done, who pitches the 9th?

  301. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    When’s the last time AJ went 8 innings?

    July 29.

  302. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “Bullpen could use a break anyways. Go for it.”

    ———

    they just had a day off, they are fine.

  303. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    “If Kuroda is done, who pitches the 9th?”

    ———-

    anybody not named Mo or Robertson

  304. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    they just had a day off, they are fine.

    1 day off, but they could do with 2.

  305. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Abreu, Pujols and Morales coming up. If Phelps comes in it will be a good test.

  306. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    though, it IS Abreu, Pujols, Morales coming up in the 9th

    can’t just coast into the win… gotta get a couple good hitters out first

  307. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Kuroda hasn’t labored at all today, just let him finish the game. The bullpen has already been used a lot and we are only 7 games into the season, any day you can get a CG you take it.

  308. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    “they just had a day off, they are fine.

    1 day off, but they could do with 2.”
    ========

    yes, but it’s one inning – one pitcher (hopefully)

    all but one guy in the pen would be getting 2 days

  309. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Easily the best performance by a Yankee Starter thus far.

  310. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Gardner stole 47 and 49 bases the last two years and he’s not a great basestealer? Maybe not compared to Ricky Henderson but come on, he’s pretty damn good

    ——————————————————————————————————

    Yes, he is pretty damn good. But, you know as well as I do that he doesn’t run enough, when he should. Girardi said last year he should be stealing 75-80 bases, if I remember right.

    To me , this is a make or break yr. for him. Love his play in the field. He needs to hit for a better avg. so he can become a good lead off man. He doesn’t hit for power, or drive in many, so he’s got to do a better job of hitting. IMO

  311. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    No need to use Robertson or Mo in this game. Usually, in games like this, in the 9th inning, whatever pitcher is in struggles and then we end up using Mariano anyways.

    It would be nice if that didnt happen today.

  312. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Kuroda hasn’t labored at all today, just let him finish the game. The bullpen has already been used a lot and we are only 7 games into the season, any day you can get a CG you take it.
    ———————-

    You and your nostalgia – he’s over 100 pitches “The Book” says don’t let him start another inning this early.

  313. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Almost every reliever has pitched 2 or 3 times in the past 4 days (including today) and if they didnt pitch they warmed up.

    RAB’s bullpen workload chart is tits.

    I’d let Kuroda pitch because he is having a very easy go of it, and the guys you would normally use (wade, phelps) pitched a lot very recently. And I wouldn’t trust Rapada through that.

  314. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Scranton leads 6-4 in the 8th inning. DJ Mitchell wasn’t good today, allowed 5 hits, 4 runs, but, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

    Chase Whitley in relief, 4 innings, 1 hit, 0 walks and 3 strikeouts

  315. Yank 97 April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    This is where a guy like Kontos could have come in handy – a short RH reliever who is not part of our “A” team, but good enough to finish a game that is in hand, but not a ‘blowout’, so that MO doesn’t have to get up (which he inevitably will if a couple guys get on)

  316. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Go batter to batter with Kuroda in the 9th….

  317. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    You and your nostalgia – he’s over 100 pitches “The Book” says don’t let him start another inning this early.

    Has nothing to do with nostalgia.. What book says you don’t let him start another inning?

  318. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    “workload chart is tits” ??? WTF!

  319. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    With how little they use him there has to be a way for the Yankees to get Brandon Belt from the Giants.

  320. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Great decision by Girardi, unless it doesn’t work out.

  321. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Yay,
    KURODA!

  322. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    You and your nostalgia – he’s over 100 pitches “The Book” says don’t let him start another inning this early.

    Has nothing to do with nostalgia.. What book says you don’t let him start another inning?
    ————–

    The one Girardi keeps on the bench next to him.

  323. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Go batter to batter with Kuroda in the 9th….

    ——-

    Yes Sir

  324. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Go KU !!!

  325. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Still throwing a consistent 92 with his sinker, I like it.

  326. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Was Kontos going to be in the Bronx this afternoon?

    I believe he’s in the vicinity of Fresno, California right now. Or on a bus.

  327. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I woulda taken him out :)

  328. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    going for the throat here with D Rob

  329. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Kuroda got hit HARD. Glad they got him out of there.

  330. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Wow what a stupid move by Girardi. A soft groundball single and you bring in Robertson to a 5-0 game. This is why Girardi is a terrible manager, stupid crap like this.

  331. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Unlucky.

    Why is Robertson pitching in a 5-0 game?

  332. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    not a fan of using Robertson

    should have given it to Rapada from the start

  333. BX33 April 13th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Awful move to start the 9th with him, now they have the meet of their order coming up and our top guys will have to come into the game

    Should have gone straight to Phelps

  334. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Why is Robertson pitching in a 5-0 game?

    Because Girardi is a terrible manager. Really not much else you can say about him at this point.

  335. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Shoulda just left Kuroda in the game

  336. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I would have just put Phelps out there at the beginning of the inning.

    Stupid stupid stupid to have Robertson out there.

  337. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Jeez.

  338. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I’m not gonna complain too much about Robertson

    gonna enjoy the matchup with Albert instead

    and enjoy a Yanks win

  339. BX33 April 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Nothing good happens when you let a guy start the 9th over 100 pitches – all that happens is that his stat line gets screwed up and someone else has to come in the game

  340. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Albert, meet D-Rob.

  341. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Joe Genius strikes again :)

  342. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    You think Kuroda couldn’t have gotten that double play ball?

  343. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    “Nothing good happens when you let a guy start the 9th over 100 pitches”

    ————

    it would have been great if he got the CG, but it just didn’t seem necessary.

    I don’t think it’s anything to fret over either way.

    This was a solid Yanks win. That’s the bottom line here.

  344. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Wow what a stupid move by Girardi. A soft groundball single and you bring in Robertson to a 5-0 game. This is why Girardi is a terrible manager, stupid crap like this.
    ————————-

    Only possible logic to it is that he had D-Rob up earlier and didn’t want to warm up another guy.

  345. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Poor poo poo jols !

  346. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    It’s not about the results, it’s about Robertson being used in a 5-0 game.

  347. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Strong strong outing for mr Kuroda.

  348. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Opening Day, nail it down, don’t let it even sniff becoming a save situation.

    Perhaps that’s the theory.

  349. Salliedogs7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Ball game over. Theee Yankees win!Theee Yankees win!

  350. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    You think Kuroda couldn’t have gotten that double play ball?

    ———————

    We’ll never know ! It’s OVER !!!

  351. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    D-rob curve ball down and over the plate is so nasty.

  352. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    So Albert, still think it’ no big deal to play in Yankee Stadium…….You chump

  353. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Nice job by Hiro.

  354. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    “I’m not gonna complain too much about Robertson”

    It doesn’t do any good anyway, but it’s still a bizarre move.

  355. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Nick in SF,

    even dominant Yankee wins aren’t enough to please this place :)

  356. UnKnown April 13th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Just Lethal is DROB

  357. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    My name is offensive ? Wow really.. that is just a bit far reaching guy. What else will the Pollyana Police gonna complain about ? Oh and BTW:

    Braun’s nickname “The Hebrew Hammer”,[197][198][199] which was also a nickname for former All-Stars Al Rosen[200] and Hank Greenberg,[201] refers to his Jewish heritage. It is also the nickname of former teammate Gabe Kapler and references former Milwaukee star Hank Aaron (whose nickname was “Hammerin’ Hank”)

  358. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Hughes should learn that curve :x

    Lotta good things today. Gonna watch the postgame for sure to get the latest on Kuroda.

  359. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Rich,

    sure – just don’t think it’s that big of a deal

    DRob has pitched 4 innings in 8 days. It’s not worth talking about yet.

  360. blake April 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Agree though….no reason to not let Kuroda finish…..

  361. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Only possible logic to it is that he had D-Rob up earlier and didn’t want to warm up another guy.

    Just a waste pitching him with a 5-0 lead. Shouldn’t have been warming up to begin with.

    I’m obviously happy we won and it’s always a pleasure to watch D-rob pitch but ugh.. Girardi just hurts my brain.

  362. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    It’s not usually “necessary” to get a CG, but when you’re pitching as well as Kuroda did, he deserves the honor. It’s become a rarity, especially for the Yankees.

  363. luis April 13th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Excellent game, Kuroda just showed what kind of pitcher he is. Later

  364. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Jacoby Ellsbury hurts his shoulder

    OUT of the game

    didn’t look good

  365. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Dumb asses. Even with 2 homers and a shutout over the Angels, idiots still complain about nothing. These are the ones that think they can manage? You couldn’t manage your little suister’s paper route.

  366. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    “Dumb asses. Even with 2 homers and a shutout over the Angels, idiots still complain about nothing.”

    You’re a strange dude, but predictably so.

  367. mick April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Hiroki was Okey-Dokey!

  368. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Hey what a surprise Tex and another 0-for

    Alex finally showing some life.. that’s the Alex we need. Great to see him “hammering” the ball.

  369. Eroc April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    If that was Joe Maddon, he goes to Howell vs. Abreu. Peralta vs. Pujols, then switches it up and goes to Wade Davis to get Morales.

  370. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Second game of the year, 8 innings is plenty for now on 109 pitches.

  371. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I managed my sister’s paper route into the most efficient route in the city. Widest distribution and fastest delivery :x You think you can manage an analogy?!

  372. CompassRosy April 13th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    meanwhile, over at AngelsWin…

    they seem to have abandoned the “vent thread” concept and it’s a free for all in the Game Day thread (without any of the usual play-by-play)

    Nice win, Yanks!

  373. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Excellent outing from KURODA

  374. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Robertson threw 8 pitches, not a big deal.

  375. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I can see taking out Kuroda, just don’t see burning Robertson.

  376. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I think taking Kuroda out was a matter of pitch count.

    No reason to get him up to 120ish in the second start of the year with a 5-0 lead.

    I can understand that move.

  377. Asd April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Dear god, back to back two out runner on situations in which Swisher comes through in. How is the blog possibly going to handle this?

  378. MG April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’m no Girardi lover but why is bringing Robertson in today in the 9th inning with a guy on and a 5 run lead any different than pitching him in Baltimore on Tuesday in the 8th inning with a 4 run lead and no one on?

    He hadn’t pitched in 3 days, everyone else has been used as much or more than him so far and giving Mo another day off was probably a good thing.

  379. luis April 13th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    LGY April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Excellent outing from KURODA

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

    KU RO DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  380. RadioKev April 13th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I think pulling Kuroda was probably due to pitch count.

  381. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    In honor of Hiroki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZ_cpQnsZ4

  382. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    What’s funny is you complain that people are complaining because Swisher has a bad game that you can’t judge a player on one game.. Then you tell us to “go stuff it” because he has 2 good at batts.
    You think that takes away from the the last few years he has absolutely been awful with RISP ?

    A little hypocritical ? Nah, just the Pollyana Brigade and their usual ignorance.

  383. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I can see taking out Kuroda, just don’t see burning Robertson.

    I can see taking out Kuroda as well (although I don’t like it) but yeah putting Robertson is just unfathomable.

  384. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    D-Rob barely broke a sweat, I think he’s available tomorrow if desperately needed .

    Yeah, Girardi absolutely could have saved him, but sometimes you end up saving these guys for nothing and then the next thing you know you’re seeing the same pitcher in an even bigger blowout just because he has to get some work in.

    Nice for D-Rob to get on the stage on Opening Day.

  385. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Dominant Yanks win. Kuroda gem.

    but Let’s focus on the cons instead, sound good?

    - Damn Gardner

    - Joe, why you “wasting” DRob?

    - Tex stinks

    - Cano struggling

    what did I miss?

  386. Eroc April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Predictable that Tampa sweeps us then goes into the tank in their next 2 series

  387. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I can see taking out Kuroda, just don’t see burning Robertson.
    ————–

    Like I said – if asked Girardi will say that he had already warmed Robertson up and if he brought in someone else and the Angels started a rally he didn’t want to have to warm him back up again.

  388. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Like I said – if asked Girardi will say that he had already warmed Robertson up and if he brought in someone else and the Angels started a rally he didn’t want to have to warm him back up again.

    Then why did he warm up Robertson with a 5 run lead? It makes no sense, there are no excuses

  389. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Asd April 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Dear god, back to back two out runner on situations in which Swisher comes through in. How is the blog possibly going to handle this?

    Yeah and hos other 400 fails don’t matter now, he is our most clutch hitter. I don’t care if you don’t believe me, he’s almost as clutch is #7 or at least he will be really soon. GO SWISH ! He belongs in the HOF no doubt !

  390. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Although it was nice seeing Robertson just dismiss Pujols.

  391. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I take that back, Little Ricky. You could manage your little sister’s paper route…with her help.

  392. luis April 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Dominant Yanks win. Kuroda gem.

    but Let’s focus on the cons instead, sound good?

    - Damn Gardner

    - Joe, why you “wasting” DRob?

    - Tex stinks

    - Cano struggling

    what did I miss?

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

    Jeter sucks against right handed pitchers, swisher got lucky twice, How can they not score with men on third and 1 out, That´s about it.

  393. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Like I said – if asked Girardi will say that he had already warmed Robertson up and if he brought in someone else and the Angels started a rally he didn’t want to have to warm him back up again.

    Then why did he warm up Robertson with a 5 run lead? It makes no sense, there are no excuses
    ————

    Hadn’t worked in 3 days – it’s not worth getting in a twist over.

  394. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    thanks luis

    shouldnt we put Ibanez in there?

  395. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    “Hadn’t worked in 3 days – it’s not worth getting in a twist over.”

    —————

    what else would this place do if it wasn’t in a twist?

  396. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    luis April 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Dominant Yanks win. Kuroda gem.

    but Let’s focus on the cons instead, sound good?

    - Damn Gardner

    - Joe, why you “wasting” DRob?

    - Tex stinks

    - Cano struggling

    what did I miss?

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

    Jeter sucks against right handed pitchers, swisher got lucky twice, How can they not score with men on third and 1 out, That´s about it.

    Don’t forget the hourly Montero Mourning! ;)

  397. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    “Like I said – if asked Girardi will say that he had already warmed Robertson up and if he brought in someone else and the Angels started a rally he didn’t want to have to warm him back up again.”

    Phelps was warming in the 8th, he seems like the logical guy to have used.

  398. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I take that back, Little Ricky. You could manage your little sister’s paper route…with her help.
    ————————–

    You are just a hate-filled, bitter old geezer. What’s the matter are you upset because we don’t all genuflect at your feet because you claim to have been a Green Beret? Is that it? Get lost you troll.

  399. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    jacksquat,

    I was intentionally staying away from that!

    but it does belong I guess

  400. luis April 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    thanks luis

    shouldnt we put Ibanez in there?

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

    Oh yeah! it´s a must! ;) Later guys

  401. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    tryng to get an update on Ellsbury

    but he looked hurt and is out

  402. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    “Like I said – if asked Girardi will say that he had already warmed Robertson up and if he brought in someone else and the Angels started a rally he didn’t want to have to warm him back up again.”

    Phelps was warming in the 8th, he seems like the logical guy to have used.
    ————————–

    I’m not saying Joe was right – just trying to give him an out. If he sits Robertson down, brings Phelps in, they get another hit or two he then has to get Robertson back up to come into a tighter situation. This way he just cuts out the middle man.

  403. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    “You are just a hate-filled, bitter old geezer. What’s the matter are you upset because we don’t all genuflect at your feet because you claim to have been a Green Beret? Is that it? Get lost you troll.”

    :D

  404. mick April 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Kuroda can pitch but I’ll still keep Pineda.

  405. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Ibanez… I don’t like his face.

  406. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Yes, Jeter’s failure to get that run in from 3rd does vex a bit.

    He needs to get over 60.5 RBIs before the season ends, please don’t give away the cheapies.

    I’d almost forgotten about it. :mad:

  407. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    tryng to get an update on Ellsbury

    but he looked hurt and is out
    ———–

    All of ESPN is holding its breath.

  408. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    “You are just a hate-filled, bitter old geezer. What’s the matter are you upset because we don’t all genuflect at your feet because you claim to have been a Green Beret? Is that it? Get lost you troll.”

    :D
    ————–

    f’n guy is such a pain in the rear.

  409. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    These are the ones that think they can manage? You couldn’t manage your little suister’s paper route.

    —————————————-
    Vintage GB Hyperbole – Love it.

  410. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I take that back, Little Ricky. You could manage your little sister’s paper route…with her help.
    ————————–

    You are just a hate-filled, bitter old geezer. What’s the matter are you upset because we don’t all genuflect at your feet because you claim to have been a Green Beret? Is that it? Get lost you troll.

    HAHA so true.. He was Private Pollyana no doubt. If you read his posts in the past, I’ve never seen someone so bitter and uptight on the computer. I think he means to control the internet. After all he is right all the time, and everybody else is stupid.

  411. Eroc April 13th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    “Ibanez… I don’t like his face.”

    He looks like Yoda

  412. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hadn’t worked in 3 days – it’s not worth getting in a twist over.

    I don’t think anyone is really upset over it, it’s just a minor mistake by Girardi. It just boggles my mind that he makes these moves that (in my eyes) make absolutely no sense. It was obviously not a game changing decision but sometimes all the little things add up and this is one of those things that Girardi got wrong.

  413. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Time to celebrate with a gyro!
    Gelato for you Nick?

  414. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    GB7 means no harm. It’s just his way.

  415. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    D-Rob barely broke a sweat, I think he’s available tomorrow if desperately needed .

    Yeah, Girardi absolutely could have saved him, but sometimes you end up saving these guys for nothing and then the next thing you know you’re seeing the same pitcher in an even bigger blowout just because he has to get some work in.

    Nice for D-Rob to get on the stage on Opening Day.

    —————————-

    Nick knows baseball

  416. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Leave GB alone.
    Without his cronies around, all he’s got is his hate.

  417. Chip April 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Chip April 13th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I take that back, Little Ricky. You could manage your little sister’s paper route…with her help.
    ————————–

    You are just a hate-filled, bitter old geezer. What’s the matter are you upset because we don’t all genuflect at your feet because you claim to have been a Green Beret? Is that it? Get lost you troll.

    HAHA so true.. He was Private Pollyana no doubt. If you read his posts in the past, I’ve never seen someone so bitter and uptight on the computer. I think he means to control the internet. After all he is right all the time, and everybody else is stupid.
    ———————

    Yeah. I said my piece, no reason to waste any more time on him.

    Would rather talk about the Yankees.

  418. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Kuroda’s first win will be celebrated with a ramen dinner later tonight.

    Nice round of applause for old pal Melky Cabrera at the Opening Day ceremony at AT&T.

  419. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    on a positive note, l really like seeing the lineup change.. I think Cano could hit close to .350 if he stopped swinging lat everything ike Vlad Guerrero, for sure over .320 if he learned the fundamental little league rule, “never swing at the first pitch”. Maybe his IQ is that low he doesn’t realize he is helping the pitcher and hurting himself.

  420. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    “Kuroda’s first win will be celebrated with a ramen dinner later tonight.”

    ————

    not a sushi fan?

  421. yankee21 April 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Great job by Kuroda. I had him at 16 wins and a 3.80 era for the year, promising YS debut.

    I had no problem going to D-Rob in the 9th, I wanted Kuroda to hear it from the YS faithful and there is no need to push him to 110 pitches in his second game.

    I keep Phelps as long-man for now he could very well be needed tomorrow or Sunday. No problem with Joe G’s moves today.

  422. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I don’t think anyone is really upset over it, it’s just a minor mistake by Girardi. It just boggles my mind that he makes these moves that (in my eyes) make absolutely no sense. It was obviously not a game changing decision but sometimes all the little things add up and this is one of those things that Girardi got wrong.

    ——————————————

    Probably one of the top BP managers in the Majors. I would yield to his expertise.

  423. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Did anyone ever think that Girardi left Kuroda in for 1 batter, so that he could take him out to a standing O?

  424. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Jake Peavy seems to have solved the Detroit lineup

    so far 6 2/3, 1 hit, 0runs, 8k

  425. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    and I definitely jinxed Peavy

  426. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    “Kuroda’s first win will be celebrated with a ramen dinner later tonight.”
    ===========================================
    after the trade deadline Hiroki could be sharing his ramen with Hideki.
    would love to see them bowing to each other after a win.

  427. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Without his cronies around, all he’s got is his hate.

    —————————–
    What hate? Just a little pepper with the sauce.

    The man’s got no reverse gear. Admire the style.

    If you do the grouch – Don’t wimp out.

  428. jacksquat April 13th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Did anyone ever think that Girardi left Kuroda in for 1 batter, so that he could take him out to a standing O?

    Yeah I thought of that. Don’t mind one batter, but I think it was right to not push his pitch count.

    Still don’t get Robertson even warming up with a 5-0 lead with the way Kuroda was pitching. It may not seem like a big deal, but if he also pitches tomorrow, then he is unavailable in game 3, whereas if he hadn’t pitched today he would be.

  429. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Did anyone ever think that Girardi left Kuroda in for 1 batter, so that he could take him out to a standing O?

    —————————

    Kudos, on an astute observation.

  430. yankee21 April 13th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Did anyone ever think that Girardi left Kuroda in for 1 batter, so that he could take him out to a standing O?

    mick absolutely, Joe G did the right thing there, good for Kuroda to hear it from the YS faithful.

  431. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Kuroda could have received the same standing O as he get the final out

  432. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    DRob had a stress free outing on his throw day, nothing wrong with that.
    Really , some of you just don’t appreciate a win. A shutout, no less.
    When did we last see one?

  433. Stoneburner April 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Oh the yankees have so much minor league pitching depth – oh my what are they doing –

    Banuelos out now with back soreness. Betances still going through AAA growing pains. Warren and Mitchell – while nice – are not future no. 1s.

    Say it again – you can never ever ever never have enough pitching – Campos gives a nice boost to the farm on the pitching front – Turley has been gangbusters so far – and let’s see when Pineda comes back. The Yanks needed that extra pitching depth – keep acquiring it – you can get the offense – you can win the games 5-0 like today – IF you have the pitching. . . .

  434. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Kuroda could have received the same standing O as he get the final out
    =============
    Seriously?
    After maybe 120 pitches…

  435. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Young un’s have seen probably 3 CGs in their lives. Used to be routine. Still is, in Detroit. I wanted Kuroda to get one. It was in the bag.

  436. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Ragging on GB because he calls it as he sees it, and he’s seen an awful lot…..Some people can smell sht and will avoid stepping in it…..It’s a learned skill that not all will master

  437. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    LMAO at GreenBeret getting his ass handed to him!

  438. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I managed my sister’s paper route into the most efficient route in the city. Widest distribution and fastest delivery You think you can manage an analogy?!

    ——————
    Fair is fair. Excellent response. Point!

  439. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Say it again – you can never ever ever never have enough pitching
    =======================
    Shhhhhhh….
    You’ll wake up the iconoclasts, who only come here to stand on their collective soap boxes.

  440. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Hiroki knows english..
    Saw him talking to Martin.
    Why the fake interpreter?

  441. m April 13th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    We saw Leland leave in Verlander with fewer pitches and pay for it. You can argue against using Robertson, but you want to clamp it down. He’s one of the best and he has thrown a ton of pitches like the others in the bullpen.

  442. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I heard Kiroki say Matsui.

  443. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Ragging on GB because he calls it as he sees it, and he’s seen an awful lot…..Some people can smell sht and will avoid stepping in it…..It’s a learned skill that not all will master

    ——————————

    Yup, there’s Pat. Right on time and on the money.

    I’d better leave now. Too much mellow, the tart is gone.

    A well played game will do that to you.

  444. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    SF Giants are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their 1962 team, pennant winners.

    They just introduced Don Larsen, I don’t think I knew he ended up pitching for the Giants in that ’62 World Series.

  445. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Saw him talking to Martin.
    Why the fake interpreter?

    Comfort level, fluency, buffer zone between himself and the mediots.

    I know lots of japanese people who can speak english comfortably in a private setting, but don’t want to order at restaurants or talk to service workers because they lack the confidence to handle the unknown of all possible questions someone could ask them.

  446. versonine April 13th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    My new favorite non Yankee!!!

    Luke Scott: Fenway Park a ‘dump’

  447. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    How do we know what the interpreter is saying to Hiroki?
    He could be asking him where he wants to eat after the game.

  448. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Plus he is speaking to his own nation’s fans as well.

  449. m April 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Has NOT

  450. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    GB7 getting his ass handed to him? Are you kidding? You don’t think he can deal with school yard insults? He’s got twice the knowledge (and three times the wit) than any of his attackers.

  451. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    How do we know what the interpreter is saying to Hiroki?

    Step 1. Learn japanese
    Step 2. Have ears

  452. 4 NYY April 13th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Robertson didn’t get many innings in ST because of his accident. So……… he’s pretty fresh.

  453. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    You can argue against using Robertson, but you want to clamp it down. He’s one of the best and he has thrown a ton of pitches like the others in the bullpen.
    ——————————-

    Yep, Joe Torre school of management. Nail it down, now. Don’t mess around.

  454. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I don’t think anyone hit the ball hard off Kuroda today. He looked real good. It was also good to see ARod swing the bat well.

  455. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    “Nail it down, now.”

    Sheesh, it was a 5 run lead. Nail it down?

  456. Eroc April 13th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    “How do we know what the interpreter is saying to Hiroki?
    He could be asking him where he wants to eat after the game.”

    I’ve always wondered how they repeat and remember long-worded answered. It’s not like the questions are “what is your name?” they are “So, how did it feel being on the mound in Yankee Stadium as your first start here as a Yankee and how did it feel to get that reception from all the fans after you left and what did it mean to you that they changed your name?”

  457. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    They definitely found something today with Alex and Robbie back to back.

  458. austinmac April 13th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Robertson needs to pitch as he missed a lot of spring training. They won 5-0. Quit complaining. Find some joy.

  459. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve always wondered how they repeat and remember long-worded answered. It’s not like the questions are “what is your name?” they are “So, how did it feel being on the mound in Yankee Stadium as your first start here as a Yankee and how did it feel to get that reception from all the fans after you left and what did it mean to you that they changed your name?”
    ===========================
    I’m sure they condense it to something like:
    How did you think you did today?
    How many english speaking players answer with direct answers?

  460. HebrewHammer April 13th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Nick Swisher is just a total ball of energy.. talk about hyper.

  461. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Robertson needs to pitch as he missed a lot of spring training. They won 5-0. Quit complaining. Find some joy.
    ==============WRONG PLACE
    This is where some come to find sorrow.

  462. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    “Nail it down, now.”

    Sheesh, it was a 5 run lead. Nail it down?

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

    A runner on base, heart of the order coming up. If there’s another hit and somebody bombs one, you get Rivera for the 4th time in 5 days. Not a good situation. They’re going to need him the rest of this series.

  463. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I’ve always wondered how they repeat and remember long-worded answered. It’s not like the questions are “what is your name?” they are “So, how did it feel being on the mound in Yankee Stadium as your first start here as a Yankee and how did it feel to get that reception from all the fans after you left and what did it mean to you that they changed your name?”

    It is their job :) They do a pretty good job of getting the question’s intent pretty close

  464. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Sheesh, it was a 5 run lead. Nail it down?

    ——————————-
    Joe Torre, PS in Boston 2004.

    Another soft grounder, a big fly and now you’re scrambling.

    Opening day, nice, crisp game. Go home gruntled.

  465. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    They just have to teach Hiroki to tip his cap after a performance like that.

  466. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    “This is where some come to find sorrow.”

    Has this just turned into a fan blog? You can’t discuss the game any more?

  467. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Jeter speaks.

  468. Bo knows April 13th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    And after that hi note. Dobranich

  469. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    “He’s got twice the knowledge (and three times the wit) than any of his attackers.”

    Using some weird subjective standard, I guess…

  470. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    from 0-3

    to

    4-3

    all is good (for now)

  471. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    It is their job They do a pretty good job of getting the question’s intent pretty close

    1. do you know japanese?
    2. wish that thread in a/t was still active about that guy who is a japanese translator, it was pretty cool

  472. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    meredith marakovitz has some good points.
    Sort of like a younger fluff-free Kim Jones.

  473. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    1. do you know japanese?
    2. wish that thread in a/t was still active about that guy who is a japanese translator, it was pretty cool

    1. Enough
    2. Yes :(

  474. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    meredith presents a challenge to the guys.
    7 syllables to Jones’ 2.

  475. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Rich,
    Waht GB7 has is a little worldly experience and a thick skin. Maybe too blunt at times; maybe he expects others to have thick skin too. As for being offensive, I live by the rule that no one can offend me (with words) unless I choose to be offended, which is a waste of time.

  476. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    “A runner on base, heart of the order coming up. If there’s another hit and somebody bombs one, you get Rivera for the 4th time in 5 days. Not a good situation. They’re going to need him the rest of this series.”

    Anything can happen, GB, but with a 5 run lead you have to be able to trust Phelps and Wade. Especially if you are going to mechanically use Robbie as the 8th inning guy with a lead. If you use Robbie more flexibly then I have no issue.

  477. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    1. Enough

    How many episodes of naruto did it take you to learn?

  478. mick April 13th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I live by the rule that no one can offend me (with words) unless I choose to be offended, which is a waste of time.
    ==================
    whatever happened to ad hominem?

  479. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    mick,
    He left town.

  480. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    tom

    It’s his intolerance for differing points of view, no matter how reasonable, that I have a problem with him. He basically tows the company line on everything.

    But I agree, his offensiveness reflects poorly on him, not on the targets of his insults.

  481. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Actually he got shipped to Tampa.

  482. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    How many episodes of naruto did it take you to learn?

    All of them, consequently I can turn into sand now as well.

  483. NYYanksFan April 13th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    A-Rod told a few writers and scouts to shut up with his bat today.

  484. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    If GB7 had thick skin he wouldn’t be so easy to piss off.

  485. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Rich,
    I think you mean “toes the company line”, and his “offensiveness” is only “offensive” if you think it’s insulting, or take it that way. It’s a damned baseball blog, fercrisakes.

  486. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    As for his breadth of knowledge, it doesn’t extend to the statistics of the players he chooses to whine about or how minor league options work.

  487. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Mommy, mommy, GB made fun of me… :(

  488. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    And if tortured analogies are now the height of wit, well that would be about as appalling as a really fat guy winning a miss america contest.

  489. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    “A-Rod told a few writers and scouts to shut up with his bat today.”

    The offense continues to be overly dependent on his bat, so it basically has to continue to do that.

  490. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    For those of you who have ever visited the fair city in which I reside, you may enjoy this dramatic photo of lightning hitting the Bay Bridge last night. I thought all the noise was from the continuation of the Montero debate and randy unloading his ire in my direction, but I was wrong:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....ds-newsxml

    The thunder and lighting continue even now as newcomer Melky Cabrera strokes a single to open up his career in SF, and he is then knocked in by comeback hero Buster Posey, who was greeted with a rapturous standing ovation. Aubrey Huff ended the dramatics by knocking in Posey before being caught in a rundown. This edition of the Giants is going to score a few more runs than last year’s squad… but then it would be hard not to.

  491. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wave,
    Right on.

  492. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    tom

    Guilty on the former.

    On the latter, no, he’s an ill-tempered dude.

    I don’t give sht what he says, but it hardly elevates the debate here.

  493. BD (Boston Dave) April 13th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    if Baltimore beats Toronto tonight, the Yanks will be in 1st place

    the 0-3 ‘nightmare’ is behind us

  494. Carlo April 13th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Problem with todays win is that there is always a chance montero has a big game and everyone goes to bed pissed off anyway. Such is life for some.

  495. blake April 13th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    great game and day all the way around. Kuroda was awesome, great to see Jorge, nice to see Alex get the bat going…..I think Joe put Robertson in to hurt Albert’s confidence. :)

    Later all

  496. m April 13th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Everyone here is ill-tempered. No one hasn’t had their buttons pushed or pushed too hard.

    And no, I don’t have links. :mad:

  497. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Rich,
    There are no other ill-tempered dudes here, or dudesses, for that matter?

  498. m April 13th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Carlo,

    Someone was already pissed off about that.

  499. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    tom

    The dudesses are a problem.

    More seriously, you like the guy, fine.

    I just find him predictably obnoxious to the point of tedium.

    And really, not worth talking about.

  500. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I will be pissed off if Montero doesn’t hit three home runs in a losing effort as former pal Bartolo Colon earns his second win of the season.

    Warmup face: :mad:

  501. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Damn filter still isn’t working.

  502. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    tom

    It’s his intolerance for differing points of view, no matter how reasonable, that I have a problem with him. He basically tows the company line on everything.

    But I agree, his offensiveness reflects poorly on him, not on the targets of his insults.

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

    It’s not differing opinions that bother me. It’s ignorant opinions that annoy me. How torlerant are you of those that don’t believe in the great sabermatrician…those that don’t swallow everything that you and the others like you that spout off everything the “numbers” say. None of you have your own opinion without the other’s ok. You are like the others…trying so damned hard to let everyone know how “intelligent” you think you are. Trust me…nobody’s that impressed with you and the others.

  503. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    It’s ignorant opinions that annoy me.

    Says the guy who was like KONTOS HAD TO BE TRADED OR RELEASED.

  504. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    All of them, consequently I can turn into sand now as well.

    ahahahah

  505. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    re-ask:

    Has anyone tried sharing a single mlb.com account yet with a couple people logged in at the same time?

  506. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Rays being pounded so hard they have to send a rapist to the mound. Awful.

  507. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Has anyone tried sharing a single mlb.com account yet with a couple people logged in at the same time?

    It works.

  508. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Every offense is highly dependent on one bat to set the tone, just as every rotation is highly dependent one one starter to set the tone.

  509. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Rich,
    Fair enough. I just find the naysayers to be jejune to the point of nausea. I’ve lived a long time, and managed, most of the time, to not piss anybody off, nor to get too pissed off myself.

    mick, ad hominem is back with the attacks on GB7. Has only two options left.

  510. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Thank you, Jerkface.

  511. LGY April 13th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    GB doesn’t like ignorant opinions?

    Next you’ll tell me he doesn’t like homophobic rants.

  512. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    “It’s not differing opinions that bother me. It’s ignorant opinions that annoy me. How torlerant are you of those that don’t believe in the great sabermatrician…those that don’t swallow everything that you and the others like you that spout off everything the “numbers” say. None of you have your own opinion without the other’s ok. You are like the others…trying so damned hard to let everyone know how “intelligent” you think you are. Trust me…nobody’s that impressed with you and the others.”

    You know what’s ignorant? To wave the dreaded sabermetric boogeyman as a proxy for rebuttal, when in fact it has nothing to do with the issue at hand, which is a reasonable argument that using your second best reliever with a five run lead is an example suboptimal thinking.

    I’m not a hard and fast adherent to sabermetrics (sht, my math isn’t good enough to fully understand it), but I understand that objective data, when available, does lend to support to any argument.

    Curiously, I have seen you use stats when they support your argument, so the irony is really kind of funny.

  513. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    What a great frickin’ victory.

    Just like it comes off the drawing board.

    Out to the lead from the get go, crisp pitching, and enough offense.

    Bam. The door slammed shut by the pen.

    The Western contingent of Lohud is happy.

    :)

  514. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    The Yanks aren’t over-dependent on ARod’s bat. They scored plenty of runs last year without his being a major factor. There are plenty of bats in the lineup, they just need to start hitting. Swisher hit the ball pretty hard today.

  515. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Rapist Josh Lueke having trouble in Boston. Couldn’t have happened to a worse human being.

  516. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    MTU,
    Glad somebody is.

  517. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    There no weak sisters on our pitching staff.

    Each and every one of them is capable of winning 15 games, or pretty close to it.

    And just to really piss people off we have Pettitte and Pineda waiting in the wings.

    :)

  518. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    “The Yanks aren’t over-dependent on ARod’s bat. They scored plenty of runs last year without his being a major factor”

    Their OPS was under .800 v. RHP. That’s a red flag of potential vulnerability.

  519. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Tom-

    Today was a beautiful day.

    Winning the home opener.

    Seeing Posada get the respect he deserves.

    A world-class performance by Kuroda.

    All topped off with blue skies and great weather.

    What’s not to be happy about ?

    :)

  520. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The last 3 games have been nothing other than sweet.

    Just like Tupelo honey.

    :)

  521. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    “I just find the naysayers to be jejune to the point of nausea. ”

    tom

    I think naysaying should be judged on a sliding scale.

  522. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    MTU,
    Nothing, for most, but it was dismal for a lot of posters. See just above your post. I loved the game, just wish they had let Kuroda get the complete game.

  523. pat April 13th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    BloggingBombers
    Jim Leyritz was at today’s game, greeting fans in the suites w/David Cone. Leyritz is back with the Yankees on a personal services contract.

    BloggingBombers
    “Just happy to be part of the family again and give back everything they have done for me and my boys,” Leyritz said.

  524. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    “Their OPS was under .800 v. RHP. That’s a red flag of potential vulnerability.”

    It was .771 for crying out loud. It’s April, quit worrying for a while.

  525. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Yankees should not have brought Leyritz back. Bad juju. He is a bad person as well.

  526. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Jim Leyritz killed a guy while he was driving drunk, why the heck is he at Yankee stadium greeting fans? Come on Yankees, that’s just embarrasing

  527. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Tom-

    I would have liked Kuroda to get the CG but I’m glad Girardi is protecting the guy’s arm early in the season.

    He’ll have other chances.

    ;)

  528. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Apologies, Leyritz killed a woman, not a guy. Still, my point stands – he’s a dirtbag

  529. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    “It was .771 for crying out loud. It’s April, quit worrying for a while.”

    See, that’s what’s so weird about this blog. Any mention of a fact that doesn’t fit the dominant meme is mischaracterized as worrying.

    I picked the Yankees to win 97 games, to use your words, for crying out loud.

    But I see their vulnerability against RHP as a potential problem that could cause them to underperform, or perhaps, over rely on pitching.

    That’s why that prospect that shall remain nameless should have been retained. He provided insurance against a further offensive decline.

    So really, no one is worrying. That doesn’t change underlying reality that Alex increases the margin for error for this offense when he performs in accordance with his career norms.

  530. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The fact that she was also loaded and ran a red light means nothing to you? Neither one should have been on the road.

  531. m April 13th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Weird. Melancon gave up a homer. ERA went from 27.00 to a 33.75. Got an out went back down to a 27.00

    Poor guy. I hope he does better, looks like it will be in garbage time. Which is good, don’t want him to actually help the team.

  532. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I know it’s not the traditional Yankee MO but I’m gonna settle into the idea of the Bronx Pitchers.

    Not everybody likes it, or even thinks it’s the winning strategy but I like the experiment.

    :)

  533. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    That’s why that prospect that shall remain nameless should have been retained. He provided insurance against a further offensive decline.

    I thought Voldemort has bad splits against righties?

  534. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    You’re kidding, Leyritz is back? How lovely……..NOT.

    Jerkface, it’s too easy to say someone should just learn a great pitch – if it was so easy, everyone would do it.

    Really happy for Kuroda – now maybe those who say he’s going to stink it up in the AL can pipe down

  535. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    The fact that she was also loaded and ran a red light means nothing to you? Neither one should have been on the road.

    Doesn’t really matter. Leyritz drove drunk, killed a woman while doing so and now he is greeting fans coming into Yankee stadium. Is that really the kind of guy you want representing your franchise?

    Not to mention he also beat his wife.

    As a Yankee fan it’s embarrassing that they are embracing this guy.

  536. AZ88 April 13th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Longevity aside, Kuroda might be the best Japanese pitcher of all time to come to the States

  537. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    The Yankees believe in giving guys second chances.

  538. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    She killed herself. She ran the light.

  539. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Who’s brilliant idea was it to bring Leyritz back in any capacity?

  540. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    “See, that’s what’s so weird about this blog. Any mention of a fact that doesn’t fit the dominant meme is mischaracterized as worrying.”

    Rich, your words:

    “That’s a red flag of potential vulnerability….But I see their vulnerability against RHP as a potential problem that could cause them to underperform”

    That’s worrying. I didn’t mischaracterize it. With this pitching staff, the Yanks are going to be fine.

  541. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    BloggingBombers
    Jim Leyritz was at today’s game, greeting fans in the suites w/David Cone. Leyritz is back with the Yankees on a personal services contract.
    ———————————————————

    “Testimony was inconclusive on whether Leyritz ran a red light on Dec. 28, 2007, when he collided with a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch, who died.

    Defense experts testified that Leyritz may have been below Florida’s 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level limit when the crash occurred, even though it was 0.14 percent three hours later.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=5829184

    my next door neighbor just had her early twenties granddaughter who just graduated from college killed by an adult repeat drunk driver.

    leyritz should not be allowed in yankee stadium even if he has a ticket.

    but hey, what he does on his personal time is his business.

    Bu#LLsh%T

  542. MG April 13th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    “Their OPS was under .800 v. RHP. That’s a red flag of potential vulnerability.”

    It was .771 for crying out loud. It’s April, quit worrying for a while.
    ——————-
    ONE TEAM in MLB had an OPS above .800 against right handed pitchers last year.

    ONE TEAM

    The Cardinals team OPS against RHP was .765
    The Tigers OPS was .765
    The Rangers OPS was .798

    The Yankees were 3rd in MLB in this category, THIRD! And they scored virtually the same number of runs per AB as the #1 team in this category.

    The team that OPS’ed over .800 against RHP didn’t make the playoffs (it was the Red Sox).

    The Yankees also lead MLB is OPS against lefties, I guess that doesn’t count in the games.

    Another failed statistical analysis.

  543. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    She killed herself. She ran the light.

    Are you out of your mind?

  544. pat April 13th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    George had a long history of not turning his back on people he considered family when they needed a hand up and it would appear the Steinbrenner family is continuing that with Leyritz.

  545. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    “That’s worrying. I didn’t mischaracterize it. With this pitching staff, the Yanks are going to be fine.”

    It is? I thought it was looking at contingencies, which is sort of integral to being a fan. My bad.

  546. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    If Leyritz can’t be involved in baseball, what can he do? Don’t be so judgmental. Give him a chance to rehabilitate himself.

  547. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    “George had a long history of not turning his back on people he considered family when they needed a hand up and it would appear the Steinbrenner family is continuing that with Leyritz.”

    Anyone else involved in a death?

  548. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    “George had a long history of not turning his back on people he considered family when they needed a hand up and it would appear the Steinbrenner family is continuing that with Leyritz.”

    Yup, it appears to be the case.

  549. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “My bad.”

    Yes it was. But admitting you have a problem is the first step etc. I hate performing these interventions but someone has to do it. :)

  550. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “If Leyritz can’t be involved in baseball, what can he do? Don’t be so judgmental. Give him a chance to rehabilitate himself.”

    Your judging the motives of people who disagree.

  551. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I believe in second chances, but I have no tolerance for drunk driving. It turns my stomach.

  552. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    For any grammar police: You’re…

  553. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    “If Leyritz can’t be involved in baseball, what can he do? Don’t be so judgmental. Give him a chance to rehabilitate himself.”

    The Morality Police are always out in force. Leyritz will be given final judgment soon enough for his past actions.

  554. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    He got his second chance, he isn’t in jail. Doesn’t mean the Yankees should hire him as a fan greeter or whatever. Disgusting.

  555. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    If Leyritz can’t be involved in baseball, what can he do?

    Fan Greeter at Piggly Wiggly

  556. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    “The Yankees believe in giving guys second chances.”

    judges gave the guy who killed my neighbor’s granddaughter 5 chances. that’s right five DUI’s.

    maybe these judges are yankee management material.

  557. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Wave, sorry – if you want to call it judgmental, it’s fine. I already got into a row over here when Joba drove drunk, so I’m going to hold back and not say what I really think about drunk drivers, but there’s no excuse for it. It’s not a mistake, it’s a choice and about the most selfish act possible.

  558. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Better remove the monuments of Ruth, Mantle and DiMaggio then. Ruth may have been responsible for the death of his first wife and daughter and was known to slap her around. Mantle knock his wife around and drove drunk, leading to two accidents and DiMaggion slapped his wives around, including Monroe.

  559. luis April 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I got some time now. First and foremost Kuorda`s outing was espectacular. With CC, Nova and probably hughes that´s a very good foursome in my book. To think that you still have Pettitte and Pineda on reserve, just gives you an idea of how deep this pitching is.

    Arod´s has benefited from having Cano protecting him. Even though i would say that he also made adjustments in his stride and leg kick, they were noticeable shorter, especially in the HR swing.

    Excellent defense today as well. Those DP´s helped keep Hiroki from thorwing to many pitches in the early going. And gave him time to settle in.

    All in all a great baseball game from every angle.

  560. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Remove em then.

  561. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I hear Charles Manson is due up for parole, think we should give him a second chance?

  562. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, so if you believe that drunk driving and killing (or even just the act, whether you kill or not) is heinous, you’re a moralist? I love how it’s so easy for some people to forgive when it’s not your family involved.

  563. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Manson’s parole has already been denied.

  564. Wave Your Hat April 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Gotta run. Be nice.

  565. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    While we are giving second chances, maybe Meanwell should be hired by the Yankees after she gets out of jail.

  566. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Jerkface,
    Ever had a moving violation?

  567. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Why not, Patrick? He didn’t kill anyone – other people did, lol.

    Leyritz is obviously not Manson, but this whole thing reeks.

  568. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Strawberry is loved by the fans of two NY baseball teams. Drugs, alcohol and wife beating. Refuse to acknowledge his existence.

  569. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Since morality is a current theme.

    I’d like to ask, Is it immoral for me to wish bad on our rivals like the Sux, or the Rays, or their Managers ?

    If so, I am afraid I have a long repentance in front of me.

    I confess. I freely admit my guilt.

    That’s a start isn’t it ?

    :(

  570. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    “While we are giving second chances, maybe Meanwell should be hired by the Yankees after she gets out of jail.”

    She didn’t help them win a WS yet!

  571. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Manson’s parole has already been denied.

    I know that, but I think the point I’m trying to make is clear..

  572. AZ88 April 13th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    “I hear Charles Manson is due up for parole, think we should give him a second chance?”

    Apparently, the Yankees are going to hire him as a scout.

  573. m April 13th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Not thrilled about the meet and greet. Nit enough time has passed.

    If he needs money, put him to work in the minor league system or something.

    By anyway, the Yankees won today.

  574. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    “I know that, but I think the point I’m trying to make is clear..”

    Which is no point since Manson doesn’t have a Yankee connection.

  575. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Squeaky Fromme is out on parole – she’s a likely candidate for some reforming.

  576. Tank April 13th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    “Strawberry is loved by the fans of two NY baseball teams. Drugs, alcohol and wife beating. Refuse to acknowledge his existence.”

    The way people judge crimes is arbitrary.

    The Yankees thought enough of Jim to bring him back to the organization.

  577. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Maybe they just thought Leyritz was the best guy available to greet Ben Roethlisberger? :grin:

  578. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    betsy-

    Maybe so but my question is, Is she squeaky clean now too ?

    She’d better be.

    ;)

  579. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Jerkface,
    Ever had a moving violation?

    Nope, not leaving a basement has its perks. You ever beat your wife?

  580. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    m,
    Did the Yankees actually win?

  581. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    letting leyritz back in the yankee family is an an embarrassment for the yankees and any yankee fan.

    it totally sends the wrong message.

    the message is to people who drive drunk that if they are involved in fatalities that it’s no bog deal.

    they will be forgiven.

    it doesn’t work this way.

    i can see helping him out on a personal level behind the scenes if he’s shown convincing remorse, but to make it public is just baffling.

  582. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    “If he needs money, put him to work in the minor league system or something.”

    Yeah, I agree with you that meet and greet wasn’t the best option to help him get back on his feet.

  583. austinmac April 13th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Nick,

    That was an amazing photo. I think my hair stood on end.

    I often have the game on two different devices. It doesn’t seem to matter.

  584. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    MTU, somehow I don’t think so, lol. I thought it was ridiculous to parole her -but then I guess attempting to kill the President isn’t a big deal.

  585. luis April 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Since morality is a current theme.

    I’d like to ask, Is it immoral for me to wish bad on our rivals like the Sux, or the Rays, or their Managers ?

    If so, I am afraid I have a long repentance in front of me.

    I confess. I freely admit my guilt.

    That’s a start isn’t it ?

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

    No if you are planning to keep doing it again, as i am sure you will. :)

  586. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Which is no point since Manson doesn’t have a Yankee connection.

    —-

    No the point is that you really can’t compare Leyritz to some other people that received second chances. It is completely bogus to say that Leyritz deserves a second chance because other former Yankees have gotten them as well. Well if Leyritz deserves mercy and understanding why doesn’t EVERYONE? Like Charles Manson or whatever other murderer you want to pick. NO I’m sorry Leyritz doesn’t get a second chance. His actions have put him beyond that. And it’s embarrassing and despicable that he is now smiling in front of Yankee stadium greeting fans. He needs to just go away and die alone

  587. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Charlie boy will not be eligible for parole again for 15 years.

    He’s 77 now.

    Unfortunately, lot’s of money and time were wasted keeping him alive all these years.

    Hopefully, the loss of his freedom hurt him more than a quick death would have.

    Though with an animal like him I kinda doubt it.

    :(

  588. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    letting leyritz back in the yankee family is an an embarrassment for the yankees and any yankee fan.

    it totally sends the wrong message.

    the message is to people who drive drunk that if they are involved in fatalities that it’s no bog deal.

    they will be forgiven.

    it doesn’t work this way.

    i can see helping him out on a personal level behind the scenes if he’s shown convincing remorse, but to make it public is just baffling.

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

    Then there are a lot of politicians, lawyers, judges and cops that should be without a driver’s license or in jail

  589. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    “Then there are a lot of politicians, lawyers, judges and cops that should be without a driver’s license or in jail”

    well, that’s a given.

  590. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    For starters, Manson was involved in or ordered the deaths of at least 8 people.

  591. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Luis-

    You know I will.

    I’m just incorrigible.

    ;)

  592. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Patrick, unfortunately for you, it’s not in your power to decide who actually gets second chances or not.

  593. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    MTU, I doubt it. He’s spent most of his life in jail, including when he was younger – it’s his home. I’d have preferred a quick, painful death……..

  594. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Jeez, is Lohud replacing the Curia in morals-keeping?

  595. Jerkface April 13th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Then there are a lot of politicians, lawyers, judges and cops that should be without a driver’s license or in jail

    They should be. That some people are free, or beloved, does not excuse the Yankees actions in this case. Who cares if some ignorant fans like Darryl Strawberry even if he abused drugs (which isnt really that big of a moral issue unless he did other stuff while under the influence) or beat his wife or drove drunk?

    A lot of people are racist, stupid, or otherwise. A lot of people really like Chris Brown, but he is still a wife beating pos.

    Don’t celebrate people of low morals.

    You can say Mantle was the best hitter ever. Hitter. Not human. Same with Ruth and Dimaggio.

  596. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    These are some strange things to be discussing on the day of a great Yankee win.

    :)

  597. Deal With It April 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Manson’s parole has already been denied.

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

    Poor Charlie, he is 77 now and won’t be eligible for parole again for another 15 years when he is 92, if he lives that long that is.

    So sorry Charlie……………LMAO !

  598. yankee 221 April 13th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Let’s go back to a lighter topic – such as Montero. Hitting. 280 so far on the year, his bat speed was sick on that Mike Adams hit yesterday

  599. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    These are some strange things to be discussing on the day of a great Yankee win.

    There are only so many ways you can say “Kuroda looked good today” :)

  600. m April 13th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Tom,

    Yes! It was nearly perfect. The only blemish was Gardner getting picked off/jobbed. #can-of-worms

  601. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    great yankee victory today with kuroda pitching well.

    excellent with jorge throwing out the first pitch.

    too bad the yankees tarnished the day by inviting leyritz.

    why would a management even think of inviting him on opening day ?

    bizarre.

  602. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    MTU, it might help if there were a new post up by now

  603. Joe from Long Island April 13th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    What’s going on about Jim Leyritz?

  604. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    MTU,
    Beautiful win, now discussing morals, wtf.

  605. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Patrick, unfortunately for you, it’s not in your power to decide who actually gets second chances or not.

    Where did I say it was within my power? Or that it even should be within my power? I simply said that I’m embarrassed as a Yankee fan that the Yankees brass brought him back. That’s just not the kind of guy that you want representing your organization.

  606. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I hope I never do anything wrong.

    The sentences handed out here will be swift and the punishment harsh.

    This court takes no prisoners.

    ;)

  607. Pat M. April 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Chad……After 600 posts of which that last 100 have been bogus, it’s time for a new topic…..Help us please…..

  608. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    “Ever had a moving violation?”

    Yes, and she slapped me for it.

  609. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    These are some strange things to be discussing on the day of a great Yankee win.
    =========================

    That´s the thing with games like this. What are you going to complain about, when the pitchers shutout the opposing team.The offense performed very well. And there are no mayor miscues, except maybe Gardner steped a little too wide on first base?

  610. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Patrick,

    It’s not your organization though. You’re just a fan like the rest of us.

  611. MG April 13th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    it’s one thing to drink drunk or beat up someone, it’s quite another to kill someone while driving drunk.

    Punishments are designed to fit the crime, if the Mick killed someone he wouldn’t be revered by multiple generations of Yankees fans.

    I lived in South Florida when Leyritz had this accident, I thought he got off way too easily but don’t know all the facts of the case. He and his ex-wife seemed to have a love-hate relationship, the abuse was bi-directional.

    In any regard I don’t like him being publicly involved with the Yankees, he isn’t exactly someone who is a big part of Yankee tradition except for one lucky swing against Mark Wohlers.

  612. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    “Ever had a moving violation?”

    Yes, and she slapped me for it.

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

    :D

  613. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Rich,
    She had to wake you up?

  614. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    Rich,
    She had to wake you up?

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

    Even better! :D

  615. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    luis-

    Let’s just party then.

    Come on over for a brewski.

    It’s just another excuse.

    Not that I need one.

    ;)

  616. Bronx Jeers April 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Unfortunately, lot’s of money and time were wasted keeping him alive all these years

    ———————-__

    Believe it or not, getting a capital case convicted and through the appeals process is more expensive than keeping a guy in prison for life.

    I believe California recently had to “cancel” it’s death row because it couldn’t afford to keep those convictions in the win column.

  617. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    luis-

    Let’s just party then.

    Come on over for a brewski.

    It’s just another excuse.

    Not that I need one.

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

    I am all in! thanks for the invite! :)

  618. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    How about getting slapped for this line :

    “If I told you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me ?”

    Cowboy humor.

    :)

  619. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    The phony moral outrage on this board is almost hilarious. Never knew that they allowed access to computers to saints

  620. m April 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Brian did a good job with game updates today. Just need to throw up a new thread. So people can throw up all over that one, too. :P

  621. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    “She had to wake you up?”

    I have a retort but it’s inappropriate for this forum. :(

  622. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I better head home, later guys

  623. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Jeers-

    I understand that in this World sometimes things are topsy turvy.

    Otherwise, why else would pineapple upside down cake exist ?

    ;)

  624. Bronx Jeers April 13th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    It’s not like Leyritz was in the Great Hall kissing babies. He was doing meet n greets with the high rollers in the luxury suites.

    They’re all criminals anyway so I’m sure they don’t mind. :wink:

  625. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    How about getting slapped for this line :

    “If I told you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me ?”

    Cowboy humor.

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

    :D

  626. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    let me ask everyone on this blog.

    is there anyone who doesn’t have the self control to limit themselves to one or two drinks when driving?

    this isn’t hard folks.

    some people are just incredibly irresponsible, and it’s unacceptable when it’s so easy to avoid driving drunk.

  627. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    edit; pineapple upside down cake. sorry. brain fart.

  628. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    “The phony moral outrage on this board is almost hilarious”

    gb7-

    you gonna laugh if some drunk kills one of the twins?

    you’re wrong on this one.

  629. Rich in NJ April 13th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I’m out too.

    GREAT WIN! :)

  630. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    and there’s a lot of people on this board with their high morals and tongue clicking, finger wriggling and spewing out their judgemental opinions, that have just been lucky to not get caught, too.

  631. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    It’s not your organization though. You’re just a fan like the rest of us.

    I still don’t see your point. I’m a fan of said organization, I am not allowed to feel embarrassed if they do something I disagree with? Or disappointed that they would show (in my opinion) poor judgement?

    If you vote for the guy that becomes president then he does something in office that you don’t like, are you justified to have a dissenting opinion?

    Yes I’m a Yankee fan, obviously I don’t own the Yankees. I sometimes believe they do the wrong thing. Hope thats clear.

  632. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    randy,
    As a baseball knock-around, You might have, at least once, driven drunk.

  633. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Kim Jones joins the NFL Network.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.c.....am/128816/

  634. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Randy,

    To be fair, most of us have self control for that. But we don´t know the emotional state of mind that lead him to drink irresponsably. Who knows what kind of life he was living, and took the easy way out by drowning his pains in alcohol. I am sure though, that it wasn´t his intention to kill or harm anybody.

    Having said the above, i do think that the Yankee organization made a mistake by giving him a public relations job.

  635. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Randy-

    I did some pretty stupid things when I was pup eons ago.

    It’s a miracle that I did not injure myself or others.

    There’s a fine line that divides in Life.

    Looking back I’m not proud of them but I was young and foolish.

    Now I’m just old and foolish. But at least I don’t drink and drive.

    I’ve got that lesson down.

    ;)

  636. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Patrick,

    Whatever, I don’t care enough to keep conversing with you right now.

  637. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    ” I sometimes believe they do the wrong thing.”

    My last word to you today. That’s true for all of us!

  638. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Whatever, I don’t care enough to keep conversing with you right now.

    —-

    In other words, I win the argument! :)

    Kidding… have a good night.

  639. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    So Tom, is that your excuse for all drunk drivers? What exactly would you tell my co-worker? She was run over by some skunk drunk driver and she lost her leg. She has had to undergo years of surgery just so she could walk with a severe limp using an an artificial limb. What did she do to deserve this? Be in the wrong place at the wrong time?

  640. Joe from Long Island April 13th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    GB – what’s going on about Leyritz?

  641. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Randy-

    I did some pretty stupid things when I was pup eons ago.

    It’s a miracle that I did not injure myself or others.

    There’s a fine line that divides in Life.

    Looking back I’m not proud of them but I was young and foolish.

    Now I’m just old and foolish. But at least I don’t drink and drive.

    I’ve got that lesson down.

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

    Haven´t we all? at some point in our lifes?

  642. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Luis, how does that matter? How does that matter to some family of 5 left dead? How does it matter for someone maimed for life?

  643. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Betsy,

    Enough about the drunk driving! Lets talk about something more uplifting… what did you think of Phil Hughes’ first start?

    .. oh god what have i done

  644. Tank April 13th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Yanks were right to give him a 2nd chance – they just should have chosen a more subtle position like a scout or assistant GM or something.

  645. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    tomingeorgia-

    i learned as a teen ager to not drive drunk.

    as a college student i took the designated driver thing seriously. too many fatalities with people i knew.

    i have nothing against people if they want to party and get wasted. just do it when they’re not driving.

    sorry, this is something i think people need to take seriously.

  646. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    And another pitching ace gets hammered. Wainwright gets nailed for 8 earned runs in 3 innings.

  647. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I have nothing to say, Patrick…….so you’ve done nothing :)

  648. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    Luis, how does that matter? How does that matter to some family of 5 left dead? How does it matter for someone maimed for life

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

    It does tell you that we are all humans, bound to make mistakes. Unfortunately in his case, someone paid an extreme prize for his behavior. I am sure that he regrets it, and that guilt will follow him for the rest of his life. Believe or not, that´s a worse punishment than any jail time he could have got.

  649. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Betsy,
    Find a man who hasn’t driven with a few too many in him in his youth, and you’ll find a very observant Mormon. Most of us were very lucky. The ones who weren’t are in jail.

  650. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 13th, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    GB – what’s going on about Leyritz?

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

    nothing that deserves 90 minutes worth of rants, Joe.

    NYYs had the nerve to invite Jim Leyritz to YS to walk around the suites and greet and shake hands with people.

  651. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    luis-

    I guess so but that does not really excuse it.

    If I hadn’t of been lucky years ago I might have seriously injured myself (which is OK) or some innocent bystander (which isn’t).

    It’s a “there but for grace” sort of thing.

    I’m very glad Society has taken a harsher stance with drunk driving.

    It should be taken very seriously.

    My bro-in-law was T-boned by a drunk driver and he has been living in pain ever since.

    The SOB who did it was not even severly punished.

    This is years ago.

    It would probably be different now.

  652. m April 13th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Once you have kids (at least for me), you make different choices. You’re supposed to be an adult and act much more responsibly. Because you have people who depend on you and you don’t want to embarrass your family.

  653. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    randy,
    This is the first thing I haven’ believed from you, except the carp yo say to cause trouble.

  654. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    tomingeorgia-

    also, i’m not saying that the yankees behind the scenes are wrong to help leyritz. he may be truly remorseful and they may want to help him get started back to living a productive life. they could help him in many ways that would not send the wrong message.

    it’s just way too soon to have him representing the yankees in any public way.

  655. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Betsy,

    Fair enough, I’m sure you will have thoughts on our boy Phil after you’ve seen him pitch a few more times.

    I liked what he did in the spring but it’s always a mystery whether or not guys will take what they worked on in the spring and bring it to the majors. Hopefully he has a good game tomorrow and can get put hitters away early in the count so he can get deeper into the game.

  656. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Luis, I don’t buy that about the guilt and I don’t think drunk driving is a mistake but rather a choice.

    Tom, I don’t drink (hate alchohol) and so I’ve never put myself in that position. I just think if you’re going to drink, at least have the presence of mind before you even start drinking to arrange for a ride.

  657. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Tom-

    “Find a man who hasn’t driven with a few too many in him in his youth, and you’ll find a very observant Mormon.”

    Even though I live in the heart of Mormon country I’m neither.

    ;)

  658. Tank April 13th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    “Find a man who hasn’t driven with a few too many in him in his youth, and you’ll find a very observant Mormon.”

    Yep. Even if you don’t get behind a wheel, I imagine most people have done things they regret after having a few too many.

  659. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    “Find a man who hasn’t driven with a few too many in him in his youth, and you’ll find a very observant Mormon. Most of us were very lucky. The ones who weren’t are in jail.”

    Not true and that’s coming from someone that has never drank except for a couple of beers I never finished when I was in my early 20s. I just never develop a taste for alcohol and I’m far from being the very religious type. I’m too much of a sinner when it comes to other temptations.

  660. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Patrick, not really. Talking about Phil seems to get me in hot water and it’s not worth it. I’m going to let others do the talking about him. I will say that I was not sure about Kuroda after he signed, but I soon started warming to him and now I think he’s going to be a huge addition. I couldn’t believe I read, after his first start, an article saying he pulled an AJ Burnett. I guess that’s NY for you.

  661. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The biggest sponsor in basebal and the networks that cover them and the concession stand biggest profit is beer at the park. They know that at least half of them drive to and from the park. Stop selling or advertising beer? Don’t count on it.

  662. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    luis-

    I guess so but that does not really excuse it.

    If I hadn’t of been lucky years ago I might have seriously injured myself (which is OK) or some innocent bystander (which isn’t).

    It’s a “there but for grace” sort of thing.

    I’m very glad Society has taken a harsher stance with drunk driving.

    It should be taken very seriously.

    My bro-in-law was T-boned by a drunk driver and he has been living in pain ever since.

    The SOB who did it was not even severly punished.

    This is years ago.

    It would probably be different now.

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

    MTU,

    I am not excusing him. What he did was wrong, he should have paid the prize for his actions. But i do believe that people in general are good, and i try to put myself in his shoes. He must regret it very much, and if he has an once of a conscience, the guilt he must feel has to be almost unbearable.

    I just pity him.

  663. PittsburghYankeeFan April 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    A few points:

    (1) Who is Jesus Montero? Wasn’t he the “throw in” in the trade of Noesi for Campos and Pineda?

    (2) Leyritz did get in a car accident which killed a woman. He was drinking. So was she. It looks like it was a mutual accident, and a terrible circumstance. The reason he is not in jail right now is due to a trial which looked at all of the facts and came up with the conclusion that this was a terrible accident and a tragedy, but both drivers were at fault. Leyritz could have been killed as well. Drunk driving is wrong, especially when both drivers have been drinking. This is not the typical drunk driver running over an innocent. Not to excuse it, but I think its OK for the Yankees to give Leyritz a chance.

    (3) Now excuse me as I go to Consol Energy to potentially have my heart ripped out for the second time in three nights by my inexplicable Pens.

  664. Patrick April 13th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Betsy,

    Haha fair enough re: Hughes.

    I was definitely in favor of getting Kuroda, I’ve wanted him for awhile now just never thought he’d come east. I think Yankee fans that doubted the signing will be pleasantly surprised. We will see more starts like today than like the second game of the season. He’s really really good.

  665. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Nobody’s ever taken medication with the warning labels about not driving?

  666. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Luis-

    There is no doubt in my mind that some of the things people have to live with are far worse than death itself.

    ;)

  667. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I mentioned the Curia before, but this has turned into the Star Chamber.

  668. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    “Nobody’s ever taken medication with the warning labels about not driving?”

    Not all of us had the medications you were given.

  669. Betsy April 13th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Patrick, I hope so, because we do have ? in our rotation. It can potentially be very, very good or it can be a bit shaky. One thing about Phil, though – I’m really rooting for him. He obviously worked hard in the off-season and I’d like to see him have a long-term future here. Here’s hoping for a quality start tomorrow. I want to quash the Angels.

  670. randy l. April 13th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    “The biggest sponsor in basebal and the networks that cover them and the concession stand biggest profit is beer at the park. They know that at least half of them drive to and from the park. Stop selling or advertising beer?”

    gb7-

    now this i agree with. beer is and has been a part of baseball.

    nothing wrong with that.

    it’s the driving drunk thing that’s the issue.

  671. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    That was a great, underappreciated movie, Tom. Holbrook and Douglas were outstanding in it.

  672. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I want to quash the Angels.

    On this we agree completely Bets!! ;)

  673. Tank April 13th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I imagine more people drink socially than individually. I feel odd ordering a diet coke at a social function, so I order some Single Malt or Gentlemen Jack and pretend to enjoy it. I mean, it’s not bad actually, but I wouldn’t drink it alone in a non-social setting.

    Same thing on dates and times out at the club before getting married… girl orders a Martini or one of those fruity, caloric mixed nightclub drinks, have to counter with some Tanqueary Gin and club soda or some Dark Rum with Lime.

  674. PittsburghYankeeFan April 13th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Kim Jones is on the NFL Network?

    Hoepfully she doesn’t get an unsolicited text from Brett Farve, no?

  675. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I’m rebelling and starting my own thread tonight:

    Here are several potential baseball topics :

    1) Why do the Yankees now believe that Pitching is the most successful strategy for winning championships, and are they correct ?

    2) Is Hal preparing the NY Yankees for sale ?

    3) Who will replace Nick Swisher in right ?

    4) What will the Yankees get for Freddy when Pettite and Pineda are ready ?

    5) none of the above

    :)

  676. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    “Nobody’s ever taken medication with the warning labels about not driving?”

    Not all of us had the medications you were given.

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

    and this is supposed to mean what? except for you Viagra, almost every prescription medication and cough syrups carry that warning.

  677. Eroc April 13th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Jones’ true love was football anyway.

    Not a bad gig covering the defending Superbowl Champions and the Jets-Tebow circus.

  678. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    I’m rebelling and starting my own thread tonight:

    Here are several potential baseball topics :

    1) Why do the Yankees now believe that Pitching is the most successful strategy for winning championships, and are they correct ?

    2) Is Hal preparing the NY Yankees for sale ?

    3) Who will replace Nick Swisher in right ?

    4) What will the Yankees get for Freddy when Pettite and Pineda are ready ?

    5) none of the above

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

    (6.) The thrill and advantages of hand feeding furry, four legged dust mites to the snakes?

  679. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    GB7,

    You’re hitting close to one of my temptations with your Viagra comment, but I’m not that far gone yet in which I its help.

    As to prescription medication and cough syrup, I don’t believe in them and have stopped taking them years ago.

  680. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Or these :

    Is Joba finished as a Yankee ?

    Who is our best prospect in MiLB ?

    :)

  681. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    I’m rebelling and starting my own thread tonight:

    Here are several potential baseball topics :

    1) Why do the Yankees now believe that Pitching is the most successful strategy for winning championships, and are they correct ?

    2) Is Hal preparing the NY Yankees for sale ?

    3) Who will replace Nick Swisher in right ?

    4) What will the Yankees get for Freddy when Pettite and Pineda are ready ?

    5) none of the above

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

    Now we are talking!

    1) They got burned during the 00´s with great offenses and no good pitching. But they forgot the lesson of the 90´s, it´s not only pitching but a balanced team that usually wins it all.

    2) Yes

    3) Either a trade for a cost control bat or Almonte if he has a breakout year

    4) Garcia gets traded, Pettitte will come back and give us a typical season. Pineda depends on how his dead arm injury evolves.

  682. yankee21 April 13th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    MTU

    1. Incorrect, need balance, their history was with balance
    2. I think so
    3. Too early to tell, my guess a trade, bye Hughes or Nova
    4. A quality 4th OF

  683. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    GB7,

    You’re hitting close to one of my temptations with your Viagra comment, but I’m not that far gone yet in which I its help.

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

    Was it any worse than your drug remark?

  684. Joe from Long Island April 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    “Who among you is without sin, let him cast the first stone.”

    Leyritz was found not guilty after a trial. He’s entitled to make a living. Drunk driving is nothing to sneeze at- I see the consequences. However, condemning him will not bring anyone back.

    Personally, I would have waited a bit longer before bringing him back into the fold. But, I don’t call the shots.

    Oh, and I didn’t realize that everyone who’s been successful in life is a criminal…

  685. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    GB-

    The advantages and disadvantages of playing bad golf which ultimately forces one to grab live Cobras with their bare hands while under the influence ?

    :)

  686. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Or these :

    Is Joba finished as a Yankee ?

    Who is our best prospect in MiLB ?

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

    Joba, probably is a goner after 2013

    Mason Williams

  687. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    MTU,
    I wouldn’t bet against the sale of the team and YES for about $4 o4 5 billion. Good deal for both sides. Who would by them, is the uestion.

  688. Bronx Jeers April 13th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    2) Is Hal preparing the NY Yankees for sale ?

    —————

    If he is, I think he’s going about it wrong.

  689. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Guys.

    You can’t say I didn’t try.

    It seems to be more than Brian is doing tonight.

    Perhaps he’s out drinking ?

    Appreciate Chad. I do.

    :)

  690. luis April 13th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I am out guys, got to go home.

  691. Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    “Was it any worse than your drug remark?”

    I don’t take drugs as I even refrain from Advil.

  692. tomingeorgia April 13th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    luis,
    Hope you haven’t been drinking.

  693. Nick in SF April 13th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t think for a second that the Yankees are abandoning having a powerful offense and a balanced approach to winning a lot of ballgames.

    I know I’ll get the “keys to the kingdom” quote thrown back in my face, but I think they’re going to offer Cano the keys to the vault sooner or later.

    They want to have better pitching to go along with the better offense.

    Whether a particular controversial move they made will end up being a good one remains to be seen, but it’s not some massive change in focus from hitting to pitching.

  694. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    MTU April 13th, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    GB-

    The advantages and disadvantages of playing bad golf which ultimately forces one to grab live Cobras with their bare hands while under the influence ?

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

    An urban myth. We were being taught how to do it. I only slapped one for spitting at me. After changing my drawers, I never repeated it.

  695. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    What if Joba amazes and actually makes it back from all these unfortunate injuries ?

    I don’t think Hal shares his Father’s passion for baseball. He seems like more of a CPA. Am I wrong ?

    Tyler Austin and Jose Campos.

    The 98 team was just that. Balanced. Use it as a model.

    Swisher- an internal candidate, Melky, or a trade.

    OK. You guys carry on from here. I got the ball rolling, so to speak.

  696. GreenBeret7 April 13th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Crawdaddy April 13th, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    “Was it any worse than your drug remark?”

    I don’t take drugs as I even refrain from Advil.

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

    That’s not what I asked you.

  697. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    GB-

    You’re lucky you had a chance to change ‘em.

    ;)

  698. mick April 13th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    When does tonight’s game begin?
    Sorry I might have been drinking…

  699. MTU April 13th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Time for dinner.

    Later.

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    700th post ..time to join AA.

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