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Teixeira to third vs. Price

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Lineup on Jun 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mark Teixeria will bat third tonight against lefty David Price. The Yankees will be without Freddy Garcia, who is on the bereavement list after his grandfather passed away in Venezuela.

Ryota Igarashi will be added to the roster. He may (or may not) be here in time for first pitch.

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Jones DH
Nix LF
Stewart C

 
 

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119 Responses to “Teixeira to third vs. Price”

  1. mick June 7th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Teixeira to third vs. Price

    ===============
    At 1st glance I thought:
    He played 3rd in college and could pick it there too.

  2. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Go C! Go Yanks!

  3. sunny615 June 7th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Looking for the sweep!!

  4. RMike June 7th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    YankeesWFAN Freddy Garcia on bereavement list (grandfather passed away in Venezuela ), Ryota Igarashi up from AAA to take his spot.

  5. UnKnown June 7th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Oh man I thought he was playing 3rd base tonight as well, when I read that headline. Haha.

    Nix in there again tonight (dude can play) and non-personal catcher Stewie.

    I like it.

  6. Against All Odds June 7th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    R.I.P. to his grandfather

  7. sunny615 June 7th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I’m actually conflicted for a change – A) I hope Boston beats Baltimore so the Yanks can claim 1st place, but B) God I hate the Red Sox. I just don’t know if I can root for them… ever…

  8. RayVT June 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    mick June 7th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Tex played 3B for Texas Rangers too in the early days.

  9. RayVT June 7th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Let’s just root for Beantown to lose & Yanks win. There is plenty of time to catch the O’s.

  10. RayVT June 7th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Besides, the Yanks are really tied in loss column.

  11. sunny615 June 7th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    good plan (and point)

  12. Duh Innings June 7th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Let’s hope Igarashi doesn’t make it to Yankee Stadium period.

    He has a career 6.17 (Boston area code) ERA.

    The Yanks couldn’t call up someone better? What if the Yanks actually need this guy to pitch (doubtful tonight, so I’m really saying after tonight)?

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 7th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    “I’m actually conflicted for a change – A) I hope Boston beats Baltimore so the Yanks can claim 1st place, but B) God I hate the Red Sox. I just don’t know if I can root for them… ever…”

    Sunny, since I know the Yanks are going to make it back to first, no question, I don’t mind biding my time one more day.

    GO O’S!!!!!

    :D

  14. Shame Spencer June 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Lohud Yankees Blog ?@LoHudYankees

    Girardi said it was concerning that Gardner was sore, but the team was satisfied he felt OK today.

    ——————

    Um… ugh.

  15. Shame Spencer June 7th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS

    The 7 African-American players chosen in 1st round equaled total of last 3 yrs and were most since 10 in 1992. #MLBDraft

    Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN

    Dick Enberg just noted that when Matt Cain gets at least three runs, he’s 63-9. Giants leading SD 4-0 in the fourth inning, after Posey HR.

    Onion Sports Network ?@OnionSports

    Insecure Miami Heat Can’t Figure Out Who Garnett Called a “Sloppy-Chested Sh*t” #OnionGOOMF http://onion.com/NP2ZnN

    And those are your sports twitter updates for the afternoon folks!

  16. raymagnetic June 7th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    They may need to replace that elbow.

  17. Warning Track Power June 7th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Gardner sore again-WTF!!!!
    Is he going to suffer another setback this weekend???

  18. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Just like Garcia, the only time Igarashi will be used if the game is out of hand. He’s the only other pitcher on the 40 man roster besides Mitchell, who just made a start. What’s he going to pitch…every 14 days?

  19. Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    “The 7 African-American players chosen in 1st round equaled total of last 3 yrs and were most since 10 in 1992. #MLBDraft”

    Maybe MLB’s outreach is making small inroads?

  20. Shame Spencer June 7th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Gardner’s been out for almost a month and a half now, correct?

  21. RMike June 7th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    They can’t count on Gardner for next year

  22. Shame Spencer June 7th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    “The 7 African-American players chosen in 1st round equaled total of last 3 yrs and were most since 10 in 1992. #MLBDraft”

    Maybe MLB’s outreach is making small inroads?

    —————————–

    :lol: Small being the operative word, I suppose.

    I mean.. 30 teams, every year, for 20 years… that’s a sad stat.

  23. Warning Track Power June 7th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    GB7-Someone in the pen has to be the last person on the bench. Usually the last person is asked to pitch very infrequently. Part of the game. Every team has that 1 pitcher in the pen who is trusted the least.

  24. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    No team should carry 12 pitchers. Doesn’t make sense, and never has.

  25. Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Shame, it really is.

    “They can’t count on Gardner for next year.”

    What about this year?

  26. Tabbert June 7th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    dude, joba nearly bled out 12 weeks ago, and is already getting ready to throw bullpen sessions. Gardy needs to man up and get his act together. A sore wrist bro? really. Two months on the DL because of a sore wrist? Obviously he is not doing much to rehab

  27. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Coco Crisp has a homer and a double, 5 RBIs off Darvish sor far.

  28. Against All Odds June 7th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    That’s because Joba is not human.

  29. Shame Spencer June 7th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    It would be a pretty big blow if we needed two OFers next year… I was sort of penciling in Gardner for one of those spots. Some on the blog had him penciled in at CF!

    Man I hope its nothing too serious…

    Rich – not sure if its the numbers that make me sad or my lack of surprise at seeing them. I know Sheff wasn’t very articulate most of the time and man do I hate giving the guy any sort of credit for anything, but some of his comments were spot on re: this issue.

  30. RayVT June 7th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I heard most of the Red Sox players were playing golf all day before Becketts Game! Wings & Beer for everyone except Pitchers.

  31. RayVT June 7th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Darvish is good mind you, but the 2nd & 3rd time thru he isn’t going to be dominant IMO. Perhaps even sub-.500!

  32. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Ray,
    Yeah, but Coco Crisp?

  33. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Odds, Joba is a stahtin’ pitcher. :)

  34. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Crap iPhone corrected to pitcher even though I voided it twice. SMH.

  35. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    As for Gardy, manning up won’t heal his wrist faster.

  36. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    yankeefem,
    Put quotes around it. Maybe even Apple would understand.

  37. Against All Odds June 7th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Odds, Joba is a stahtin’ pitcher. :)

    ——————————

    Lol

    I’m still angry that Francesa screamed like a psycho for him to go to the pen.

  38. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    *elbow

  39. austinmac June 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    It is good to see some African-American kids playing ball. My son played baseball against Jeremy Kerley as a young teen. He was a heck of a baseball player. He laid off for a couple years, went with a friend’s team to a Perfect Game showcase and threw 94 off the mound. He could really hit too.

    I would love to see more of the players I saw in my youth, Mays, Aaron, Robinson, Gibson and on and on. They made the NL the far better league for a long time.

  40. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Joba is a “stahtin’ pitchah

  41. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Better?

  42. Wave Your Hat June 7th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I thought Gardner was playing in Charleston tomorrow.

  43. blake June 7th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    “It is good to see some African-American kids playing ball.”

    I hope its not just an anomaly and its the start of real progress in that area….
    Couldnt do anything but improve the quality of play

  44. champ809 June 7th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    For the record Girardi is making the right decision in leaving Soriano in the 9th and D Rob in the 8th where he has excelled- understatement- for right now. Soriano like most closers is at the top of his game when he’s in the game in save situations and Joes job is to get the best and the most out of ALL 25 guys on his roster.

    DRob has been THE BEST- bar none- 8th inning setup man for over a year now and Sori was on of the 2 or 3 best if in the 9th the last few years.

    Give him the 9th this season and if Mo is healthy next year it’s his again. When and if DRob becomes the closer he should inherit the position without necessarily having to fill Mo’s shoes.

  45. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 7th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Wow – Kuroda now has a better ERA than Darvish, not by much, but it is better 3.82 to 3.86.

  46. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Baseball tightens drug/alcohol policy to include All-Star bans.

    http://content.usatoday.com/co.....game-hgh/1

  47. austinmac June 7th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Blake,

    I hope it’s not an anomaly. I think I see some change. It would be great to have the best African-American athletes play baseball like they used to.

    As a Yankee fan, Mays was the best player I ever saw, but Willie Mc Covey was the scariest when he came up.

  48. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Warning Track Power June 7th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    GB7-Someone in the pen has to be the last person on the bench. Usually the last person is asked to pitch very infrequently. Part of the game. Every team has that 1 pitcher in the pen who is trusted the least.

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

    Well, no kidding. That’s what I said. So, why are you whining about who they brought up to replace the 25th player?

  49. blake June 7th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    It would be great to have the best African-American athletes play baseball like they used to.”

    Absolutely ….

  50. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    How about Americans of any race?

  51. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Maybe someday, writers like that idiot Heyman and the rest of baseball will stop worrying about quotas and percentages of the races playing and start talking about the best players that are.

  52. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    it’s natural for a yankee fan to like the celtics :
    http://www.nojazzfest.com/chat.....hp?p=90031

    The Scooter and Red……..

    In winning seven World Series rings Phil Rizzuto would feel the wrath of Red Sox [team stats] fandom, because loathing of the Yankees is nothing new, but Boston also would become very much indebted to him for a concept known as Celtics [team stats] Pride, the hallmark of a dynasty of our own.

    Rizzuto joined the Navy in World War II, winding up at Norfolk Naval Station, where he crossed paths with Red Auerbach, who was a high school basketball coach when the war broke out.

    After graduating from Physical Instructors School, Red received a special assignment.

    “The Navy was having public relations problems over major league stars not being shipped out,” he recalled. “So it wanted to set up a big physical education program at the base to show that every sailor was involved with sports, not just a select few. Within a month I had 28 tournaments going in everything from chess to softball to six-man football to checkers.”

    That’s how he met Rizzuto. Both were from Brooklyn.

    “We got to be pretty good friends,” Red recalled. “We’d spend hours talking about sports, and usually that would lead into discussions about the Yankees and their manager, Joe McCarthy.

    “Phil told me how McCarthy was vitally concerned with the image of the Yankees. He said Joe believed the way a team conducted itself off the field had a great deal to do with the way it performed on the field.

    “Then he told me about little ways McCarthy would introduce kids to his way of doing things. He would teach them how to tip properly in restaurants, how to dress properly in public, how to act correctly in places like hotel lobbies.

    “It made a great deal of sense to me. A guy like DiMaggio actually looked and acted like a champion. If you could get a whole team to look and act the way DiMaggio did, you’d have one hell of a ballclub on your hands. So I made up my mind that if I ever got a club of my own, it would look and act like champions, too.”

    Nine months after the war ended the Basketball Association of America, forerunner of today’s NBA, was founded. One of its charter franchises would be the Boston Celtics, and one of its charter coaches would be Auerbach, then 29, hired to run the Washington Caps.

    Four years later he came to the Celtics, whom he would guide to 16 championships, including eight in a row (1959-1966).

    “As you go through life,” Red once mused, “you pick up bits and pieces of what eventually becomes your own philosophy. You learn from other people’s experiences. One man who made a tremendous impression on me was Joe McCarthy, even though I never met him.”

    But in meeting The Scooter he had met McCarthy vicariously, and that’s how the seeds of Celtics [team stats] Pride were planted.”

  53. mick June 7th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Baseball is just not as cool as basketball in the urban or inner city or suburbia for that matter.
    Kids in general don’t play pickup baseball anymore.
    Basketball is easier and more fun and athletic plus easier to get a game going with fewer people.
    It took a while for me to see this, having been brought up on baseball but once I started playing, baseball became a 2nd sport.

  54. blake June 7th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    “How about Americans of any race?”

    Id like to see the best of everybody

  55. LathamJoe June 7th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Condolences to Freddy Garcia and family.
    Manny Delcarmen has been pitching well for SWB. Why wouldn’t he get first consideration? Another veteran arm that Cashman signs, rehabs, and will lose to another MLB team. sheesh!

  56. Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    “How about Americans of any race?”

    There isn’t an issue with most races playing MLB.

  57. Wave Your Hat June 7th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    “Id like to see the best of everybody”

    Not me. I’d like to see the less talented get a chance too. I’m tired of this meritocracy BS.

  58. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    mister mick,
    Sadly, I believe you’re right. I drive by baseball fields every day, and they’re always empty. The basketball courts are usually busy.
    I used to play baseball all summer long, in leagues and in pick-up games. We’d play until it go to dark to see the ball. Not enough kids? How about One O’cat?
    The Dominican kids play all day. No Xboxes probably helps.

  59. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    LathamJoe June 7th, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    Condolences to Freddy Garcia and family.
    Manny Delcarmen has been pitching well for SWB. Why wouldn’t he get first consideration? Another veteran arm that Cashman signs, rehabs, and will lose to another MLB team. sheesh!

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

    Del Carmen isn’t on the 40 man roster and the amount of hits and walks in the last few games may be a concern.

  60. mick June 7th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    mr tom,
    it’s been this way for a long time now.
    I first noticed it in the late 60′s.
    It used to be everyday after school, at least 10 kids would show for a game . We’d play hitting to left and center only and pitch to ourselves or hit fungo style. Unless the occasional lefty showed and we’d move to right and CF for him.

    One day my basketball playing buddies grabbed me and carried me to the court and the rest was history.

  61. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    By all means…Make the afro-americans play baseball whether they want to or mot. One reason they gravitate to football and basketball is money….bigger money, faster.

  62. Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Is it really mostly about “coolness” or perhaps it’s the ratio of inner city baseball fields to basketball courts?

  63. RMike June 7th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    If you are going strictly by inner cities and condensed areas, basketball would beat any sport, including football and soccer.

  64. austinmac June 7th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    In the City of Austin, city owned baseball fields have to be rented for an exorbitant amount. The other fields have keep off signs. I do hope MLB money can help revitalize baseball for all our society. Baseball is expensive. I know as I have spent it. It used to be easier to play.

  65. mick June 7th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    rich

    basketball is easily cooler than baseball.
    it’s easier to get up a game. it’s cheaper to play. all you need is a ball and as few as 2 kids, plus you can shoot by yourself.
    it’s faster and requires more athleticism.

  66. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    “Basketball is easier and more fun and athletic ”

    athletic ?
    most most basketball players can barely do pull ups. their arm strength to their body weight is really bad. you can have really lousy eye sight as far as seeing the velocity of a speeding ball .

    michael jordan was so weak he couldn’t even reach the seats in BP. i saw him up close playing baseball. WEAK.
    ( for how much golf he plays, he’s not that good at that either)

    athletic?!!!
    i’ll show you how athletic elite basket players are.
    charle barkley golf swing( and he plays almost everyday) :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s50K65PNeBU

    yup, real athletic :)
    case closed

  67. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Rich,
    I don’t know, but in football-crazed Georgia, there are still a lot of baseball players, a bunch of whom were drafter in the last few days. How many were black, I don’t know, and I don’t care.

  68. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Cespedes removed from the first inning today with another hamstring issue.

  69. Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    tomingeorgia

    MLB cares, as evidenced by the outreach program. It’s better for the growth of the game if the best athletes play it, right?

  70. theREALkevin June 7th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Concerning the tweet about the African-American players in this year’s draft. It is right on. This is the first draft I’ve followed extremely closely, and I noticed it right away. There were a slew of African-American prospects this year overall. I am loving it. Game needs more Griffeys, Grandersons, etc. If some of these kids become stars, it will make more African-American kids want to play baseball. That, and parents getting worried about football head injuries. Good stuff for baseball.

  71. Villa Nova-Ya June 7th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    How do you get to the baseball fields?

    No one is allowed to walk anywhere anymore. And adults need to present. God forbid an injury happens and there was no one there. I don’t even know if people are allowed to use baseball fields without supervision.

    We used to play in an empty lot across the street, or in the street itself, defying cars to go through out stickball field.

    The kids in my neighborhood play basketball. It seems like it’s more suited to today’s way of life. YOu can play with as few as two kids. You don’t need a full court. All you need is for one person to have a hoop, and one person to have a ball.

    I wonder if things like “tee ball” actually hurt baseball interest among kids? I never played tee ball. Someone always threw the ball to you, even if it was a whiffle ball or spaldeen, and even if it was underhand toss. Where’s the fun in tee ball?

    I wish I knew why you don’t even see kids playing whiffle ball.

    Oh and when I was a kid girls and boys played in the neighborhood in order to get enough people together girls were welcome. I rarely if ever seen any girls playing basketball, and certainly not with the boys in the neighborhood.

    But then again, I don’t see jumprope, I don’t see hopscotch, or skelly or any of the street games we all used to play. Kids ride their bicycles. Swim in their backyards.

    I think kids today think they’re having fun but it sure is a different kind of fun.

  72. DaveD June 7th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    So is football “cooler” than basketball?

  73. mick June 7th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    lets face it, baseball is an antiquated sport by today’s standards.
    it is also the most charming, by far.
    it is the only game played without a clock, a fixture in today’s fast paced world.
    it is leisurely while football and basketball are hyper.
    more type A’s favor “clock” sports where a 48 or 60 minute game has even less than that amount of time in action.

  74. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    randy,
    I give you Gene Connelly, Dave Debuscher (sp? not a clue), et al. Not a lot of them. I agree, baseball demands more than height.

  75. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Rain showers here on the GWB, but blue skies showing ahead as I head for the Bronx.

  76. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    They’re all sitting on their asses in front of the tv or playing electronic games.

  77. theREALkevin June 7th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Mark my words. There will be a AFrican-American star player or two come out of this year’s draft. And it IS good for baseball. A mix of all races is ideal is most things and sports is no different.

    I also believe that the head injuries thing in football will cause more to gravitate to baseball. Even NFL players are telling their kids not to play. Bart Scott isn’t going to let his son to play football. It is an issue that people are worried about, there’s no doubt. Tons will still play football but you’ll see a few more stop playing because all that has come out about concussions, suicides, etc

  78. mick June 7th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    poor case randy.
    you confuse athletics with skills.
    ever play basketball? i doubt it from your comments and past remarks.
    try playing it against a soccer player who would run you into the ground.
    sure, hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult things to do but that involves a particular skill set, nothing to with being athletic.
    try running and jumping on a basketball court with some athletic types, you will be out of breath in a heartbeat.

  79. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I don’t give a damned what color they are as long as they give effort when they play.

  80. raymagnetic June 7th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    You hardly ever see fat basketball players. Just saying.

    You can be a slob and play baseball.

    I know you’re old GB but black people haven’t called themselves Afro-American for years now.

    Plenty of black people play baseball. They just weren’t born in the US.

  81. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    You know what, REALkevin?
    Having played almost every American sport (including “soccer”), baseball was the most fun, and you don’t have to risk dying every play.

  82. Rich in NJ June 7th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I don’t know why it’s controversial to want to the best athletes to choose to play baseball.

  83. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Correction. Raining in Bronx w/forecast of scattered t-storms. :(

  84. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    short attention spans are the norm today.
    baseball doesn’t fit that bill, it’s more like chess than checkers.
    kids are turned off to baseball and the only time they play is when its organized for them by parents who want to carry on the tradition.
    without little league, baseball would wither away…

  85. DaveD June 7th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    “I don’t give a damned what color they are as long as they give effort when they play.”

    But for the sake of the growth of the game… there needs to be more diversity.

    That’s why there needs to be more players from Asia coming aboard too. They need to scout Europe, South America, Antarctica, etc. for baseball players too because if you hit on a few good ones from those areas, it immediatley increases the chances of developing a playing pipeline in those areas. Also increases exposure.

    MLB can’t be content with just getting players from America (and PR), Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and sprinkled in a few guys from Japan and Canada, and call it a day. They need to get players from all corners of the globe like the NBA is doing.

  86. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    raymagnetic June 7th, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    You hardly ever see fat basketball players. Just saying.

    You can be a slob and play baseball.

    I know you’re old GB but black people haven’t called themselves Afro-American for years now.

    Plenty of black people play baseball. They just weren’t born in the US.

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

    Well, whatever they want to call themselves this year. American always seemed to work for me.

  87. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Support Harlem RBI, bringing baseball back to the inner city!

  88. tomingeorgia June 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Ray,
    Played on a New England championship basketball team. The finals involved a 7-foot goop who couldn’t move, couldn’t jump, only occupied space. Can’t do that in baseball. Best game there is. Fat guys who hit or pitch are fine with me. “Athletes” who don’t do either very well shoul play basketball.

  89. UnKnown June 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    First of all I want Robertson back really bad. Definitely my favorite relief guy to watch work now that MO is gone.

    But, I hope they make Robertson throw one more BP before rehab games. And then when he comes back I hope Girardi is really smart about how much he uses him for the first week or two.

    What Robertson was DL’d for can be really tricky and easy to have a set back. No need to rush him back, it is not worth the risk.

  90. GreenBeret7 June 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    That’s why there needs to be more players from Asia coming aboard too. They need to scout Europe, South America, Antarctica, etc

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

    They have scouted Antarctica. They only found one Penguin that could play baseball….Ron Cey.

  91. theREALkevin June 7th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    tom,

    I couldn’t agree more. Baseball was always number 1 for me, and I played a bunch of basketball & some football as well. Growing up on the Yanks and playing baseball from an early age, it was like ingrained in me. There’s just something pure about it. And I agree that soccer barely qualifies as a sport, I can’t stand it. It’s just so damn slow. Way slower than baseball.

  92. Eroc June 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    If you were to lineup the best athletes in sports today, I’d say more of them play in the NFL than the NBA.

    And actually, baseball does draft a lot of athletically gifted players but most of them don’t make it because you need more than athleticism to survive in baseball. I would say that most baseball scouting reports of drafted kids read like this – “exceptional athlete, also plays basketball/football or has a scholarship to do so, toolsy, raw”

  93. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    what used to be a norm: kids choosing up sides for a baseball game has become extinct.
    it’s not practical anymore. too much down time for today’s kids who would rather play their video games or “action” sports, the most popular choose up game is basketball.

  94. austinmac June 7th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    GB,

    Good one with Cey.:)

  95. yankeefeminista June 7th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Update, pouring on Macombs bridge, w/ gray skies above, but a mere mile away i see the Stadium to left w/mostly blue skies over it. Nature doesn’t mess with C!

  96. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    mick-

    there is a thing called specificity in sports.

    http://www.sports-training-adv.....ciple.html

    “Specificity refers to the type of changes the body makes in response to sports training. Very simply, what you do is what you get.

    When an athlete trains, he or she repeatedly performs activities to prepare for the exact requirements of the sport. In time, the athlete’s body becomes better able to meet the demands of the sport as it adapts to the training regimen.”

    as far as if i ever played basketball, have you ever been asked by the head coach of a junior college with over 20,000 students that played UCLA and USC to play on it’s team. i have.

    and you’re right, i never played basketball much :)

    there is no athlete in the world who can jump from one pro sport to another and do well. some will try other sports , but they rarely ever succeed to being even mediocre in the new sport.

    bo jackson was an exception at the pro level. players can play two sports in college but that’s because college sports are so much less skilled than pro sports.

    so it’s just silly to try to say one sport has the best athletes. it all depends on what you define as “athletic”.

    you could have the 100 meter gold medalist with 20-60 eyesight. is he or she athletic? well yeah, but there would be all kinds of sports he or she couldn’t play.

  97. Pat M. June 7th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Nick in SF…….I got The Celtics + 2 and the overs at 179……

  98. theREALkevin June 7th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    There are different types of athletic. Each sport has a skill set & physical attribute set that is ideal for that specific sport.

    For every sport there are guys that traditionally wouldn’t be called “athletic” at all. Slow centers in the NBA, big fat offensive lineman in the NFL, and power hitters like David Ortiz or Mo Vaughn in the MLB. Those guys wouldn’t be called athletic in the traditional sense, but they get it done because of a certain tool they have (hitting) or physical attribute (height & strength for the nBA and NFL).

  99. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    there is a thing called specificity in sports.
    ===========================
    Randy,sure. ever watch a baseball game, it’s easy to keep up with as nobody is moving.
    try that on a basketball court.
    sure it’s specific, john kruk learned how to hit, mostly an act of timing. he would die on a basketball floor.
    that is constant motion, running , jumping, playing defense…you don’t have the luxury of standing around.
    you HAVE to be an athlete to make it in a sport of perpetual motion.

  100. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    “try playing it against a soccer player who would run you into the ground.”

    well, gees mick, i’m 63 now .
    i would hope a soccer player could run me into the ground :)

    however,would a soccer player have run me into the ground when i was in my 30′s and running 6min30 second miles for 10 miles most nights and running 15 mile runs every sunday to cap off 60 mile weeks ?

    so i’m not sure how that proves your point anyway. what is a soccer player ran a 10,000 meter race. how would he do? probably not well compared to someone who did that for a living.

    so the point really is that people are good in specific sports because of skills they have in that sport .

    your point doesn’t seem to take note of that.

    there is no master sport that if someone does it they will excel in everything.

  101. blake June 7th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    It only has to do with getting more people to play baseball…..African Americans are part of that…..the more people that play the more good players theyll be and the better off thr game will bem

  102. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    so the point really is that people are good in specific sports because of skills they have in that sport .
    your point doesn’t seem to take note of that.
    ===============================
    mick June 7th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    poor case randy.
    you confuse athletics with skills.
    ===============================

  103. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    “Randy,sure. ever watch a baseball game, it’s easy to keep up with as nobody is moving.”

    well mick, you did say you quit playing baseball rather young and took up basketball.

    that actually explains a lot.

    i have wondered often this past year just how much baseball you actually every played.

    when you say baseball is slow , you mean the way you experienced it.

    try going out on a pro field where the ball is moving close to a 100 miles per hour and can kill you.
    then tell me baseball is slow :)

  104. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    It only has to do with getting more people to play baseball…..African Americans are part of that…..the more people that play the more good players theyll be and the better off thr game will bem
    ===========================
    you can lead a horse to water…

  105. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    we live in a diverse country.

    baseball should have a diversity of people in it.

    it’s really that simple.

  106. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    try going out on a pro field where the ball is moving close to a 100 miles per hour and can kill you.
    then tell me baseball is slow
    =======================
    baseball, as a whole, is nowhere near as fast as most other sports.
    it’s not about hitting a fastball, that doesn’t make a game fast or slow.
    these other sports are based on speed, baseball is not.
    these other games are based on speed, look at how the thunder just outran the spurs with younger legs.
    that’s athleticism.

  107. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    baseball should have a diversity of people in it.
    ==============================
    only if the people choose to play it.

  108. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    “baseball, as a whole, is nowhere near as fast as most other sports.
    it’s not about hitting a fastball, that doesn’t make a game fast or slow.
    these other sports are based on speed, baseball is not.
    these other games are based on speed, look at how the thunder just outran the spurs with younger legs.
    that’s athleticism.”

    mick-

    this really explains why a seemingly intelligent human being could come up with all the ignorant baseball stuff you come up with. you are simply a basketball fan. no real baseball fan could be as dumb as you . not possible

    enjoy the basketball games :)

  109. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    look at the cases of pulled muscles in basketball compared to baseball.
    in baseball injuries occur from the sudden starting and stopping, from going from inactivity to activity.
    in basketball, you are constantly running, moving. without being in running shape you will be shot out there as your muscles will fall apart.
    skill sets are another argument as they are different in all sports.

  110. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    this really explains why a seemingly intelligent human being could come up with all the ignorant baseball stuff you come up with. you are simply a basketball fan. no real baseball fan could be as dumb as you . not possible
    =====================================
    it explains a lot about you as well as you mouth off again.
    you are not the authority here on baseball that you think you are.
    why not be more “specific” and name a few ignorant things I have said?
    “dumb?” is that the same as your disappearing acts when you are challenged and have no answer?

  111. mick June 7th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    enjoy the basketball games
    ==================
    I will.
    You won’t.
    Your loss.

  112. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    “you are not the authority here on baseball that you think you are.”

    mick-

    you yourself say you quit baseball at a young age to take up basketball.

    you don’t know enough baseball to tell whether someone is an authority or not.

    you are a classic case of giving someone enough rope to hang themselves.

    you’ve just told us all how little you have experienced the game of baseball and let us all know that you consider basketball a superior sport.

    why should anyone take you seriously from this point on about baseball on this blog?

    but if i have a basketball question , i ‘ll be sure to defer to you :)

  113. mick June 7th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    you yourself say you quit baseball
    =====================
    never said that einstein.
    that’s your interpretation.
    i branched out and now know 2 sports where you are an “expert” in one.

    wait i have more, genius.

  114. mick June 7th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    you are a classic case of giving someone enough rope to hang themselves.

    you’ve just told us all how little you have experienced the game of baseball and let us all know that you consider basketball a superior sport.
    ================================
    slow day?

    you must have a reading comprehension problem.
    i give you plenty of rope, you just show your myopia.
    your “experience” does not make you the authority you think you are.
    never said bball was a “superior” sport.
    you hear what you want though, whatever makes you think you are “right.”

  115. mick June 7th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    why should anyone take you seriously from this point on about baseball on this blog?
    ========================
    who do you take “seriously” other than your guru CB?
    this should be good…

  116. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    mick-

    don’t be ashamed you are a basketball fan on a baseball blog.

    but thanks for clearing up why your baseball posts have always been a little lacking.

    you simply don’t think it’s an elite athletic sport.

    no problem. that’s your opinion.

    and thanks for not clogging up the game post with your basketball fervor.

  117. randy l. June 7th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    “who do you take “seriously” other than your guru CB?
    this should be good…”

    yankeefeminista is quite good as are others.

  118. mick June 7th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    again, “lacking?” evidence please, as i asked you before and you “deferred.”
    bc i said bball players are , in general, better athletes you say i think “its not an elite athletic sport?”
    again reading comp not a strong suit?
    or is that you are just a “right-fighter?”
    same to you on not clogging up the game post with your self righteous nonsense.
    keep on hearing what you want to hear, free country.
    btw my love for baseball far outweighs that for bball.

  119. mick June 7th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    yankeefeminista is quite good as are others.
    =========================
    all that agree with you?


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