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Aardsma: “An amazing feeling to be back in here”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

September 19, 2010. That’s the last time David Aardsma pitched in a Major League Baseball game. He got the save that day, his 31st of the season, and missed the rest of the season with a mild left oblique strain. That winter he had hip surgery, so he opened the 2011 season on the disabled list, and he was rehabbing in Triple-A when he felt soreness in his right arm.

July 22, 2011. That’s the day Aardsma had Tommy John surgery.

“When I first got hurt in 2010, it was devastating,” he said. “I didn’t really know how to take it. Trying to come back each time, getting close, and having little setbacks. Having other injuries happen. It’s an amazing feeling to be back in here, knowing that very soon, I’ll be back on a mound again.”

February 22, 2012. That’s the day Aardsma signed with the Yankees, and yesterday was the first time he had a spot in their big league clubhouse. He was told that he would be activated today, though it’s anyone’s guess how the Yankees will actually use him. The eighth and ninth innings are spoken for, and it seems more likely that Aardsma is here as a sort of tuneup for next season when he could play a legitimate late-inning role.

“When Joe calls down, or Larry calls, or whoever does it, and my name is called, I’ll be ready,” Aardsma said. “And then I go out there and go pitch. I haven’t faced a big-league hitter in two years, but it’s a matter of, I know my stuff’s been good. It’s been playing really well down in Tampa. I know it’s not the same caliber, but I know my stuff is good. Now it’s just a matter of going out there, getting comfortable, and facing hitters. I’m not expecting to go out there in the toughest situation ever — I don’t think they would do that — but they do want me ready.”

Aardsma had one setback this summer, but he said his arm has felt great ever since he got back on track and back on the minor league mound. It’s been a while since he pitched at this level, but he feels ready. He’s waited long enough.

“It was just throwing (that got the arm ready),” he said. “The idea was that maybe the slider was what started the issues with my arm kinda tightening up each time. That was the worry. But then, once I started throwing sliders, there was no pain, no tightness, nothing. That was the last little hurdle, and then it was a matter of getting out there and getting innings.”

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130 Responses to “Aardsma: “An amazing feeling to be back in here””

  1. blake September 25th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Im pretty interested to see what hes got….

  2. blake September 25th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    “Mauer is the best. High average, high on base hitter”

    Yea….and I think those 10 homers might be 15-20 in another park….I dont know how much he can catch going forward…..but hes a great hitter…..the kind the Yanks need.

  3. fantasygame101 September 25th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Aardsma should be hoping for a blowout win just like me. Otherwise he would not have a chance to pitch. A 7 run lead in the 9th is the ideal case but I can not recall that kind of a lead lately.

  4. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Mauer is a beast when healthy. But I’d worry about him long term injury wise. Let’s just say that’s one contract I’m happy the Yanks arent responsible for.

  5. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Aardsma is a washed up bum, just like most of the Stankee pitchers… Please put him in, I will be at the game again tonight, Ardsma = big time runs for my Twins.

  6. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    “When Joe calls down, or Larry calls, or whoever does it, and my name is called, I’ll be ready,” Aardsma said.

    Just as long as he’s not Tweeting at the time,

    Seriously though, any bullpen help right now will be welcomed. Hope he can remember where the strike zone is.

  7. blake September 25th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    A Twins troll downing the Yankees pitching is really funny.

  8. austinmac September 25th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    The last I read about Aardsma is he was throwing at 90 mph. That was a few weeks ago so maybe his velocity has improved. It will have to since his success stemmed from a big fastball.

    I love Mauer. His was the kind of contract the team used to pick up. Not anymore.

  9. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    As far as the people questioning whether or not the Stankees got every single call last night, you are a bunch of BLOND HOMERS.

    Pettitte had a HUGE strike zone.
    Hendriks had a tiny little strike zone.

    Doumit was also CLEARLY safe at home, I was at the game with great seats, it was obvious.

  10. longtimefan September 25th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    TwinsOWNstankees Didn’t anyone ever tell you if you play with that thing long enough it will dirve you mad, guess its too late already!

  11. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Longtimefan, (most likely just another bandwagoner)

    Please attempt to make a little sense.

  12. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Blond homers??

    Man, making fun of you isn’t even fun it’s so easy… bring stuckey back!!

  13. longtimefan September 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    TwinsOWNstankees—

    If you need it explained in plain language–you are just a jerk-off

  14. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Shame,

    I feel sorry for you.

    Such a low level of intelligence that you can’t understand a sentence because of a typo of 1 letter.., you are just as BLIND as the others.

  15. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Longtimebanwagoner,

    Isn’t recess almost over?

  16. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Pettitte had a HUGE strike zone.
    Hendriks had a tiny little strike zone.

    This seems like a personal problem.

  17. DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    NFL is getting Everything it deserves. Billion $$$ operation, attempting to cut operating costs on the backs of part-timers wages and pensions. Must be getting advice from Romney.

  18. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    This seems like a personal problem.

    ——-
    Hah

  19. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Jerkface,

    Not surprising that a NYer would have his mind in the gutter. I hope you don’t have easy access to children or based on that awful low brow comment I fear you might end up as the next Sandusky.

  20. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    NFL is getting Everything it deserves.

    ————–

    We agree Donny. Let’s savor this moment ;)

  21. Against All Odds September 25th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Phil Hughes and uncharted waters

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....ers-76486/

  22. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Oh your delicate midwestern sensibilities!

  23. DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    NY Post made it sound like their is a marginal chance TEX makes it back for the final series vs Boston. Sure hope so. Ibanez hitting again makes a Huge difference in the Yankee offense. Now, if only Jones would follow suit, but I am Not sure he is gonna get the chance.

  24. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    There’s this other baseball blog that might interest you…. http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....tra_bases/

  25. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I like when Twins is around. We all agree when he’s around lol.

    JF – Meant to mention I’ve now started book 5, a Dance with Dragons. I’m trying to figure out what I can start reading next to fill the void I’ll be left with. I think I’m gonna name my 1st born Tyrion if I don’t sacrifice him for a Yankee WS first….

  26. blake September 25th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    In the latest SI Verducci has an article titled “The Epic Red Sox fail of 2012″.

  27. DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I still say at some point “The Dancing Master” will return.

  28. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I like when Twins is around. We all agree when he’s around lol.

    The troll is much a Twins fan as I am. Last week, he was an Orioles fan. Later this week, he will be a Jays fan. He is just a Yankee-hater and a wind-up merchant with no life looking for someone to pick an argument with.

  29. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    ^ Interesting… I’d actually categorize this year as a win for them, if you remove the whole expectations thing before the season began lol (expectations that were ridiculously high for a club with major issues). They basically addressed all of their issues …by getting rid of them… and freeing up a ton of money for this off season at the same time. Sucks for their fans, if you care about those sorts of gluttons for punishment.. but if I’m sitting in the FO I’m pretty happy. And a soccer fan.

  30. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Good morning or afternoon! I’m sitting down at a cafe in the little town of San Bruno, CA and I’m celebrating Andy Pettitte’s win with a Louisiana hot link breakfast. The universe may or may not take notice, but it still seems like the right thing to do.

    Please drop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood (San Mateo Avenue near El Camino Real). Fancy coffee drink on me.

  31. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I wish you lived in NYC because you make me hungry.. and I can’t decide what to eat for lunch this afternoon.

  32. MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet the troll is C R 9 with another set of new aliases…

  33. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I have to be strategic about these offers; it would be a hardship if too many people said yes.

  34. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Street noodles or pizza…..falafels or ice cream…

  35. MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Good morning or afternoon! I’m sitting down at a cafe in the little town of San Bruno, CA and I’m celebrating Andy Pettitte’s win with a Louisiana hot link breakfast. The universe may or may not take notice, but it still seems like the right thing to do.

    Please drop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood (San Mateo Avenue near El Camino Real). Fancy coffee drink on me.
    ———————-
    Nick, I wish I could join you because that would mean I still lived in the Bay Area ):

  36. DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Double-Double with Fries is the Only way to go. Lincecum ditched ‘em, and you are witnessing the effects.

  37. Tackelberry September 25th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    why even respond to this idiot troll? Thats exactly what he’s looking for. No attention = no fun and that means he’ll go away

  38. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet the troll is C R 9 with another set of new aliases…

    ———–

    This guy is definitely not C R 9. Not his MO.

  39. RayVT September 25th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I think Ortiz signs with Tampa Rays next year as their DH. He could really cause trouble there for Sux.

  40. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet the troll is C R 9 with another set of new aliases…

    ———–

    This guy is definitely not C R 9. Not his MO.

    —————–

    I’m still convinced jmill is one of CR’s personalities. Penny is my favorite though, that saucy, sassy lady.

  41. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Maybe it’s Pete!!

    I wish Pete would still troll this blog lol.

  42. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Anyone need a ticket for the game tonight?

  43. UnKnown September 25th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    DA looked really happy to be on the field yesterday during BP. Must be a real sense of accomplishment for him to have gotten back to this level.

    I really hope he finds his way into the game tonight during a NYY blowout victory.

  44. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I imagine Penny to be a private dancer, a dancer for money.

  45. MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Just in case you haven’t figured it out yet the troll is C R 9 with another set of new aliases…

    ———–

    This guy is definitely not C R 9. Not his MO.

    —————–

    I’m still convinced jmill is one of CR’s personalities. Penny is my favorite though, that saucy, sassy lady.
    ———————————-
    OK, you got me on this one, I wouldn’t have guessed either one.

    Maybe he is every poster on the blog except for a few lol

  46. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    UnKnown September 25th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    DA looked really happy to be on the field yesterday during BP. Must be a real sense of accomplishment for him to have gotten back to this level.

    I really hope he finds his way into the game tonight during a NYY blowout victory.
    —————-

    I dunno if he’ll be ready given the time frame but I’d love to see what he has at this point… I wish we had a bit more of a cushion because if we did it’d be a little easier to roll the dice with him.

    Let’s pick up the BP discussion… Phelps, Logan, Sori, Robertson, and Joba = locks. Do we agree?

  47. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Maybe he is every poster on the blog except for a few lol

    ——————

    Only one way to find out really: Meeting under the Paul O’Neill banner.

  48. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The Yankee bullpen sucks, not sure why you guys seem happy about it… You only have 2 good relievers… The rest BLOW:

    Logan – loser
    Rapada – Worthless loser
    Eppley – goofy loser
    Joba – fat loser
    Lowe – old loser

  49. Against All Odds September 25th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Maybe he is every poster on the blog except for a few lol

    ——————————

    It was like that on a music board I used to post on yrs.

  50. MG September 25th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Let’s pick up the BP discussion… Phelps, Logan, Sori, Robertson, and Joba = locks. Do we agree?
    ——————-
    probably plus another lefty (Rapada) and Nova. There isn’t much need for more than 11 (or even 11 pitchers) in a 5 game series.

    If it was me I would have another position player on the bench instead of the 11th pitcher.

  51. Tackelberry September 25th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    RayVT September 25th, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    I think Ortiz signs with Tampa Rays next year as their DH. He could really cause trouble there for Sux.

    ______________________________________________

    and for Yanks

  52. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    How do you change your blog ID when you’re signing in from the same computer? I hate using my real name, especially when people are abusing me. Wouldn’t be so bad if I was signed in as Humpty Dumpty or Fido.

  53. NYYanksFan September 25th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Have the Yankees really missed Teixeira since he’s been out?
    Other than the groundball that got through Swisher and Cano on Saturday, I can’t think of a time that I thought they really miss Tex.

  54. Against All Odds September 25th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    yrs ago*

  55. Tackelberry September 25th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Mike Lupica blasting the replacement refs for last night’s gaff.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....-1.1167630

    Funny thing is, if one of the NY teams had lost a game in that fashion, he’d be writing how they should blame the refs for losing a game in which they played so poorly that they deserved to lose

  56. Tackelberry September 25th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Sorry, meant ‘shouldn’t’ be blaming the refs

  57. UnKnown September 25th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Shame – Completely agree that all those guys you listed are definite locks.

  58. NYY_Girl_Penny September 25th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I had such high hopes when we signed Tex. I was walking in the grocery store with my bf and when he read it on his iphone he yelled at the top of his lungs, “WE GOTTTT TEXXXX !!!!! ” We were both really excited ! Watching Tex in 2009 was a lot of fun but something happened with his bat in the post season and he never came back. It seems that since then, his bat has been a major disappointment and there used to be a young guy here that annoyed me by all his “I hate Tex” and how bad Tex’s bat is now posts. I have to say that I didn’t agree with it then, but now the guy is not a #3 hitter, not even close.. he should be hitting in the 5 spot tops. I can’t really believe how rapidly he declined, and we really don’t need another HR hero or nothing guy on this offense, sure he had a few clutch hits against Boston, but not much more than that. Aside from his glove, I honestly don’t miss the guy a bit and that just stinks with how much we pay him !

  59. NYY_Girl_Penny September 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    NYYanksFan September 25th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Have the Yankees really missed Teixeira since he’s been out?
    Other than the groundball that got through Swisher and Cano on Saturday, I can’t think of a time that I thought they really miss Tex.

    ++++++

    Not a single bit, funny I just posted that before I saw your post. I’m with ya, I don’t miss him at all and that’s sad because he was awesome before he came to NY!

  60. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    NYYanksfan,

    Good point, Tex is another overpaid bum.

    I am going to be LMAO over the next few years whole the Stanks are paying $70 million to Arod/Tex/CC…

    This year will be the last year for at least 5 years that the Stanks make the playoffs.

  61. 86w183 September 25th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Well I think the Yanks miss Tex a bunch. Not only are there several plays that Swisher and others haven’t made at 1B, there’s also the factor of having Ibanez in the OF a bunch.

    Yeah, his bat has been spotty in terms of average, but he was still on pace for his fourth straight season of 30+ HR and 100+ RBI in pinstripes.

  62. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Have the Yankees really missed Teixeira since he’s been out?

    ——————

    Of course they have. He may not be what most fans want him to be at this point in his career. But he’s still a valuable member of the offense. He lengthens the lineup and he breaks up the lefties. He’s important in many ways.

  63. Doc Iac September 25th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    NYYanksFan September 25th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Have the Yankees really missed Teixeira since he’s been out?
    Other than the groundball that got through Swisher and Cano on Saturday, I can’t think of a time that I thought they really miss Tex.

    —-

    your jokin right? no diss on swish, but come on…

  64. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    ” It seems that since then, his bat has been a major disappointment and there used to be a young guy here that annoyed me by all his “I hate Tex” and how bad Tex’s bat is now posts. I have to say that I didn’t agree with it then…”

    Good grief. Before you were a brand-new reader and commenter, and now you remember the “young guy” whose shtick was saying stupid stuff about Tex every other post except when his Dad was grounding him or telling him they were about go to Mike’s house to watch the hockey game?

    I wonder what happened to that poor, misunderstood “young guy”.

  65. UnKnown September 25th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    http://web.yesnetwork.com/news.....;oid=36019

    Another great story from Curry.

  66. DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    To say the Yanks do Not miss TEX, says a lot about your understanding a batting order. The Yanks Also missed A-Rod when he went MIA. Whether you think TEX or A-Rod are Star players is irrelevant. BOTH are missed when outta the batting order, and also have a direct impact on Cano ta-boot.

  67. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The Yankees definitely miss Tex. The crux of complaints against Tex is that they are spending 23 million a year on him. Same with A-rod. I would null both those contracts in a heart beat if it was possible because the understanding is that the money freed would go to other players.

    Now since that is impossible and the Yankees are spending the money on them, it means when they are out of the lineup the Yankees are missing them because their replacements are not 23 million dollar equivalents (or components of a 23 million dollar amalgam) but bench/minor league/scrap heaps.

  68. blake September 25th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The definitely miss Tex….fans get caught up in what he was supposed to be and lose total focus of what he is…..yes hes over paid…..no hes not the cornerstone hitter they signed him for…..but hes still a really good player who is much better than the guys playing instead of him….especially vs LHP.

  69. blake September 25th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Jinx….JF just said the same thing as me only better stated

  70. NYYanksFan September 25th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Everyone knows Tex lengthens the line-up and plays great defense but I can’t say I’ve stressed him being out. Maybe because they have been winning but I don’t feel the same urgency about him coming back that I did CC or Andy or A-Rod and I haven’t heard others talk about it either.

  71. Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Sort of curious to see Aardsma on the mound and critique him. I remember he once threw very hard and was pretty good at a closer.
    Difficult to imagine him helping the team his late in the year. Several key players would need to suffer injuries before Aardsma is added to the roster.

    How many minutes will pass before he tweets about pitching from the dugout?

  72. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    A literal scrapheap has played first base some games. I’m always surprised when Cano & Jeter managed to hit the glove that is just strewn about on top of a pile of old newspapers. Even more surprised that no base runners have hurt themselves running through that minefield of rusted car parts.

  73. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Steve Pearce has been Juice Pressing and Casey McGeheeheehee has been Sports Yapping, so they’re really doing their best to fill in for Tex.

  74. Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    The definitely miss Tex….fans get caught up in what he was supposed to be and lose total focus of what he is…..yes hes over paid…..no hes not the cornerstone hitter they signed him for…..but hes still a really good player who is much better than the guys playing instead of him….especially vs LHP.
    ————————————————————————————-
    If Tex did not push himself onto the field vs the O’s, he would have been 100% by now.
    Instead he was stubborn, a little selfish and re-injured his calf and set the team back a little bit.
    Tex is missed greatly on DEFENSE and OFFENSE. He was a key contributor to the WS team in ’09 + can possibly carry this team this year in the playoffs with his bat from either side of the plate.

  75. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Teixeira is a frustrating player in comparison to his salary and what the expectations were on his signing (and his first years excellent performance), but they need him now because his absence is forcing Swisher and Chavez to play first and puts Ibanez in the field .

  76. Doc Iac September 25th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    selfish to give up ur body for the team??

    what?!?!?! wow, ive heard it all now

  77. DONNYBROOK September 25th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    TEX rushed back for 1 game vs the O’s, and you could see how much better the offense was Immediately. Hope he makes it back next Mon.

  78. 86w183 September 25th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    selfish to give up ur body for the team??

    what?!?!?! wow, ive heard it all now

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

    Completely agree. Guys who rush themselves back to reach a personal milestone are selfish. Guys rushing themselves back to help a team in a pennant race are not.

    He got medical clearance to return to action. Sometimes you don’t get perfect medical advice.

    Once a guy is signed I pay not attention to what he’s being paid. It is no longer relevant to me. It’s why I hate all those articles about what a team is paying per win et al

  79. 86w183 September 25th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    There are never guarantees when an athlete returns to action from injury. Teixeira could have waited another week and still gotten re-injured. Michael Pineda might be a 12-15 game winner next year. He might be shot.

    Injuries are part of sports…. so is returning from injuries and getting re-injured

  80. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Glad to see after a mention Penny has made her way back to the blog… I picture Penny as a worn out private dancer, a dancer for money, who likes Lucky Strikes and Majorska. Welcome back Penny.

  81. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Shame,
    Better if she like Camels and Early Times. Show more character.

  82. Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    IMO, Tex knew full well he was not 100% when he returned to the game vs the O’s.
    I think he bullied his way into the line-up. Talked his way into the line-up and was willing to risk re-injury just so he could play that night.
    If you ask me, playing in that game was not the appropriate field for him to test his calf.
    He could’ve easily referenced the time when Jeter had a similar injury.

    I think Tex made a big mistake and he probably won’t admit his mistake coming back too soon until after this season concludes.

  83. blake September 25th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    “If Tex did not push himself onto the field vs the O’s, he would have been 100% by now.”

    I think it was just very unfortunate that the game came.down tona play where he had to run max effort and beyond like that…..kinda a fluke thing…..he could have easily been 100% by now playing if that hadnt happened.

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Shame, interesting about Penny. One night I made a similar determination and tried to telegraph something to her/him but some of the posters got really offended that I was jumping all over poor innocent Penny, and Penny went along with them, so I let it drop.

    What makes me a little uncomfortable is that Penny purposely evades direct questions. So I will ask again, since Penny mentioned being in her dorm room at one point. Where do you go to school Penny (actually it was a sincere question, giving Penny the benefit of the doubt)? I didn’t ask for your name, which dorm you’re in, or anything else. Just the name of the school.

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

    I definitely believe that jmills is who he says he is. What would make you think that jmills is C R 9?

    It’s easy on this forum to start suspecting people, only because we’ve been multipled so many times! For instance, I was convinced luis was C R 9 and treated him accordingly. I know I apologized to him for that.

  85. Doc Iac September 25th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    IMO, Tex knew full well he was not 100% when he returned to the game vs the O’s.
    I think he bullied his way into the line-up. Talked his way into the line-up and was willing to risk re-injury just so he could play that night.
    If you ask me, playing in that game was not the appropriate field for him to test his calf.
    He could’ve easily referenced the time when Jeter had a similar injury.

    I think Tex made a big mistake and he probably won’t admit his mistake coming back too soon until after this season concludes.

    the team was losing like crazy, they needed to win, he risked himself to get in the line-up to help them win, not to reach 40 HR and 100 RBI’s

    ya if they still had a comfortable lead he prolly woulda rested more…but that dont make him selffish, its quite the opposite

  86. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I picture “Penny” as an individual who felt a strange compulsion to hark back to the comments of the “young guy” P, who posted here long before “Penny” ostensibly ever did, almost as if “Penny” wanted to vindicate what “P” had said.

    So many mysteries, what can we make of them all?

  87. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Liriano couldnt get through 4 vs the Indians. W Sox in trouble….

  88. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I always thought that young P was an interation of West Coast Yankee Fan, and the same with P’s father.

  89. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    For a long time it looked like the Tigers and Angels would both miss the playoffs. Now I think they’re both are going to get in.

  90. blake September 25th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    “For a long time it looked like the Tigers and Angels would both miss the playoffs. Now I think they’re both are going to get in.”

    I think the Tigers will….still not sure anout the Angels…they are two back with 9 to play but the As do have a pretty rough schedule.

  91. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe
    Daniel Bard and Zach Stewart on the field at Fenway throwing sim games. Stewart scheduled to start Sunday at Balt.

    ————-

    That doesn’t sound promising…

  92. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    trisha,
    Agree with you on the new incarnation.

  93. austinmac September 25th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Teixiera is definitely missed in the line up and the field. Swisher is okay at first, but their have been several plays Teixiera may have made. Is he missed in the line up? The replacement is Pearce, McGehee or Jones. They make me miss him every game.

    Shame now has me visualizing Penny. I’m hoping GB has run off with her.

  94. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Stankees Suck!!!!!

    To Twins!!!!!!!

  95. blake September 25th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    6 of the As final games are against the Rangers with the other three against the Mariners…….wheras 6 of the Angels final games are againsf the Mariners with the other 3 being against the Rangers.

    So the Angels have an easier schedule ….but they do have to play the Rangers again and they have to make up two games.

  96. Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    the a’s are not playing well lately.
    losing 2 of 3 in NY and now losing game 1 at Texas. is it possible the a’s are wearing down
    and headed for a rough stretch to end the season?

  97. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Will be interesting to see if Willingham plays tonight.

  98. Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    what happened to willingham???

  99. CountryClub September 25th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    what happened to willingham???

    ———————-

    Left the game last night with a shoulder injury.

  100. UnKnown September 25th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Here we go Round 2.

    Beautiful day in Minny.

    Go Yanks!!

    Meanwhile I hope you all enjoy your fine game of Clue you got going on.

    My favorite was always Mr. Green in the Conservatory with a Candlestick.

  101. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    “I always thought that young P was an interation of West Coast Yankee Fan, and the same with P’s father.’

    I don’t think you’ve ever been correct about that. You’re wrong about UnKnown too.

  102. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I actually thought WCYF was a real fan… I just pictured him as an idealistic college kid. That wore a baret. And Ray Bans.

    But I know the evidence has been presented he’s used multiple handles.. I just never took him for one of CRs.

    trisha – jmills is a little ass-kissy the way CR used to be, that’s all. But I also wasn’t sure about luis in the beginning so I could easily be wrong.

    I miss Rich, ID, upstate and Erin.

  103. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    WCYF is/was some guy in his 50′s or older, strange as that sounds. Not a college kid. Just a messed up guy.

  104. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    6 of the As final games are against the Rangers with the other three against the Mariners…….wheras 6 of the Angels final games are againsf the Mariners with the other 3 being against the Rangers.

    So the Angels have an easier schedule ….but they do have to play the Rangers again and they have to make up two games.
    ———————-

    I think the A’s take it.

    Obviously it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Angels get it done, but the M’s have actually been playing a bit better in the second half and the A’s are soooo close.. I bet they’re pumped. We only took that series from them on some luck, tbh.

  105. hardwired7 September 25th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    “That doesn’t sound promising…”

    Fortunately, the Yanks get their crack at Boston’s play-out-the-string collection of misfits as well.

  106. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    WCYF is/was some guy in his 50?s or older, strange as that sounds. Not a college kid. Just a messed up guy.
    ———————

    The evidence to prove multiple posters was pretty entertaining when people started presenting stuff from other forums lol… this place is really a good time in that sense. Creepy. But fun.

  107. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I ask again…how can you have more than one ID when you sign in from the same computer and if you want to change your ID, how do you do so?

  108. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    It’s annoying that this information is taking up space in my brain, but here goes:

    “Lost” was an occasional commenter on this site back in Pete Abe days and, whether you believed in his insider-info shtick or not, had some good insights and interesting things to say. He was here in 2008 and maybe even earlier.

    WCYF/VY arrived here from the DN blog sometime in 2010, as did other DN refugees and their whole big feud.

    I can only hope that the knowledge pushed out of my brain by this information was equally silly and not something important.

  109. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    bruceb, I can’t tell you exactly how to do it, but it’s supposedly easy to use off-shore proxy servers that mask/change your IP address. C R gave a mini-seminar in it one day. I think he also teaches a course in it at his local community college.

  110. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Sorry…wrong language. I mean how do I change my login?

  111. blake September 25th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I am Spartacus!

  112. hardwired7 September 25th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I thought alts made sense on this blog when the impostors were rampant. Registration cleared up that nonsense, thankfully.

    Although, personally, I do miss putting out a few Non Sequitur Man posts from time to time.

  113. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    hardwired7, I always enjoyed Non Sequitur Man’s comments. Sometimes I felt like I was the only person responding to them, but they were great. Thank you.

    bruceb, change your login? You mean change your password? Maybe go to your LoHud profile?

  114. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Bruce,

    Log out. Go to log in. Click register instead of login. Make a new account. The End.

  115. hardwired7 September 25th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Glad you enjoyed those posts, Nick. I remember Erica and Erin also responded to them.

    They’re definitely missed.

  116. Warning Track Power September 25th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    what’s more annoying?
    the amount of Tweets from Aardsma during his rehab
    or
    the number of Tweets from Jack Curry discussing what music he plays while running

    ?????

  117. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    TY, Jerkface. Didn’t realize it was that simple.

  118. TwinsOWNstankees September 25th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I just read Jeter twisted his ankle when he was showering with Aroid last night… Uh-OH

  119. pat September 25th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I guess just using the other arm isn’t an option…….

    RiverAveBlues
    Venditte out until mid-2013 following shoulder surgery http://rab.me/PkZKoC

  120. pat September 25th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    BloggingBombers
    Gardner and Aardsma both listed among today’s active players. Justin Thomas and Steve Pearce are not.

  121. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    “I don’t think you’ve ever been correct about that. You’re wrong about UnKnown too.”

    I was told I was wrong about Unknown. The biggest puzzler for me is why Unknown suddenly turned on me like a rabid animal. I only mention that because I seem to remember when Unknown was an unknown, and I know I immediately befriended him, as I am wont to do with people who appear to be brand newbies. I know I also offered to tape pre and postgames for him during the postseason because he doesn’t get the YES network. The only reason I dropped back to WCYF was because a lot of the behaviors toward me were scarily similar.

  122. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    What happened to West Coast/Vineyard anyway? Thought he was a diehard here.

  123. RayVT September 25th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Mike Ri is C R #9

  124. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    bruceb – but it is also frowned upon, FWIW. I trust yours would be with nothing but good intention but we’ve had multiples who show up with a variety of names and do a variety of not-so-good things. One trick is to pick a target and then say nothing but disparaging things about the target and have the other “pals” join in and agree, making it appear that the target is universally detested and scorned and a scourge upon the forum. That’s entirely vexatious, especially when you’re the target…

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    “Mike Ri is C R #9″

    Seriously?

  126. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I think bruce just wants a handle that doesn’t have his name in it..

    Shame Spencer is still the ultimate handle on this blog, if I don’t say so myself lol.. although I’ve always thought Jerkface had a nice ring to it.

    I also wanna thank Doc for following me on Twitter and welcome more of my LoHud brethren to expose themselves to the mind, soul and spirit of Shame Spencer more frequently (by more frequently I mean reTweeting PimpBillClinton daily).

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    bruceb – he’s come back a variety of times with different made-up names but ends up shooting himself in the foot each time because he’s more interested in harassing than discussing baseball.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    “I think bruce just wants a handle that doesn’t have his name in it..”

    I absolutely trust that.

  129. Duh Innings II September 25th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    If Chamberlain could further straighten out, Rapada re-signed could continue to be good, Aardsma is good, and Soriano doesn’t opt out, the 2013 Yankees bullpen is set like this:

    Rivera (I think he’ll be ready for Opening Day)
    Soriano
    Robertson
    Aardsma
    Logan
    Rapada
    Chamberlain

    TBD if Soriano opts out and big deal if he opts out as the Yanks would have $14M cleared on him leaving the team alone plus $15M – X cleared if Mo re-signs for less than the $15M he was paid this year. Maybe Mo would give the Yanks a discount like Pettitte did this season and re-sign for say $3M so the Yanks clear THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS ($14M Soriano + $12M paycut Mo takes + $4M Feliciano) if Soriano opts out and Feliciano is let go ON THE BULLPEN ALONE. Even if Mo gets as much as $10M next season, that’s still $5M cleared, $23M cleared total if Soriano opts out and Feliciano is let go.

  130. Duh Innings II September 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Oh yeah, memo to the Yankees:

    Let go of Feliciano and use that $4M cleared to offer Kuroda a year and $15M then try to re-sign Felicano to a minor-league deal where he makes say $1M base plus bonuses bases on games played, innings pitched, and awards, if he makes the team out of spring training as the Yanks could always use another option for lefty reliever in case Logan, Rapada, or whoever sucks or gets injured in 2013 spring training.


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