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Hot stove on a cold night

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

We’re heading into the final weekend of the offseason. Pitchers and catcher report on Tuesday, which means baseball is right around the corner. Just have to get through a few snowy days here in New York. Might as well wrap up this week with a video from earlier in the week. This is the YES Network’s video from the hot stove benefit for WCBS producer Carlos Silva. Stay safe out there, everyone.





22 Responses to “Hot stove on a cold night”

  1. Ys Guy February 9th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Wayne McDonnell in Forbes;
    “While Rodriguez will probably enjoy a luxurious lifestyle with financial security for the rest of his life, the days after his baseball career could be filled with guilt, remorse and loneliness. Separation from the game of baseball in some capacity seems highly probable. Exclusions from Old Timers’ Day and other Yankee-related functions will become commonplace and Rodriguez will never receive the universal love and acceptance from the fans that he has so desperately craved since his arrival in 2004. A permanent home in Monument Park and ceremonies honoring Rodriguez’s accomplishments will regretfully elude him and he will suffer the inevitable fate of being persona non grata throughout baseball.”

  2. bardos February 9th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    It’s sad really what A-Rod has to look forward to. It’s even worse than that description in Forbes: The need for bodyguards, the need to isolate himself from genuine people by being forced to live surrounded by walls and 10 star hotels, and the worst of all, the fate suffered by all wealthy people, he will never know who his real friends are, if there are any. He will attract hanger-ons looking for financial crumbs. Probably why his cousin continues to be close.

  3. ron February 9th, 2013 at 1:30 am

    If arod is smart he would take a buyout from the yankees,and hit the road,and never come back.
    Get rid of all the golddiggers around him,and move to hawaii,or some other secluded place.

  4. Rich in NJ February 9th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    We have been snowed in, so we watched a show called Shark Tank, or something, in which people like Mark Cuban and others listen to a nascent entrepreneur’s investment ideas, and decide whether or not to invest. So these guys have developed a smokeless tobacco substitute called Grinds, which is a flavored coffee-based pouch you put between your teeth and gums. The SF Giants are already using it, and these guys wanted seed money to expand. And a couple of the established entrepreneurs are going to invest.

    Anyway, I thought it was interesting.

    Chad, great job today supplying content. Thanks.

  5. jacksquat February 9th, 2013 at 3:11 am


    You? :)

  6. Jerkface February 9th, 2013 at 3:13 am

    I would never be in charge of something so lame.

  7. bardos February 9th, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I have just watched the TV program “What’s My Line?”. That dates me. It was the debut program from 1950 and the mystery guest, for those who remember the program, was (an incredibly young looking) Phil Rizzuto. The program was obviously live and took place on February 2nd, 1950.

    They commented that it was the off-season and the host, John Daily, asked Phil what he was doing in the off-season and Phil said he worked selling clothes in a shop, I couldn’t understand the name over the applause.

    Imagine that, ballplayers having to hold down a job in the off-season! Amazing. But those were the times.

  8. Triple Short of a Cycle February 9th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Rich in NJ,

    The wife and I watch shark tank every week. Its a great show

  9. yanks61 February 9th, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Good morning Lohud. I hope everyone back there in the N.E. are safe and warm.


    Bardos – Yes, and obviously this meant that players were far more approachable than today, rather than seperated by the wall of wealth behind which so many are ensconced these days. Players back then were really thought of as having a great gift of talent but otherwise just ordinary people. My cousins in Brooklyn lived around the corner from Gil Hodges and a number of other Dodger players lived in the community, chatted with the paperboy and did their shopping in the corner grocery store. Times really have changed.

    As for Phil, I met him on two occasions years later – a sweetheart of a guy. And yes, all but the very biggest superstars HAD to work in the off season. Many did their off-season work playing on teams in Cuba or other winter leagues. Remarkable to think how much baseball those guys played.

  10. yanks61 February 9th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Tuesday night, after Francisco Cervelli’s link to Bosch was introduced, MLBN’s Billy Ripken gave reason to believe there is plenty of empty space between the Yankee catcher’s ears.

    “When you’re a member of the New York Yankees and you hurt your foot, you’ve got everything at your disposal right here. You don’t need to go to a clinic that has already been known to be involved in dealing with this kind of stuff (PEDs),” Ripken said. “Why put yourself at risk?”

    Read more:

    I hadn’t seen this before. I hope Girardi will be calling pitches!

  11. yanks61 February 9th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    And finally, has anyone seen this recent photo of Timmy!? He looks like a nerdy H.S. senior!

    Maybe he’s making himself available for the Yankees!

  12. randy l. February 9th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    “Portland sees record snowfall of 29.3 inches, ‘and it’s still snowing’;”

    how’s the snow everywhere?

    pretty impressive up here in maine and still going strong.

    power is out on outer cape cod.

  13. blake February 9th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Hope everyone can keep power and are safe….

  14. MTU February 9th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Definitely a storm that makes ya’ sit up and take notice.

    Milford CT. received over 35 “.

    Glad you’re OK up there in Maine Randy.

    Would like to hear from Joeman and Trisha.

  15. randy l. February 9th, 2013 at 8:59 am


    i’m in the witness protection program.

    i figured this was a good place to hide out.

  16. MTU February 9th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Anyone who lives on L.I. from Islip on out got absolutely hammered.


  17. austinmac February 9th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Hal doesn’t understand complaints of being cheap. He should read what is written here for an understanding.

    He has spent this year. I might disagree as to how it was spent but not whether it was spent. The problem is only spending on this year. The problem is several key contributors will likely leave next year.

    The team should have been seeking to acquire players with manageable contracts for future years.

  18. austinmac February 9th, 2013 at 9:02 am


    Chad sold your location to the mob. He didn’t want to but said you were a frequent naysayer, and he could stand the cash. If only you would agree with me more, you might have been safe.

  19. randy l. February 9th, 2013 at 9:02 am


    the eastern part of ct shoreline has massive power outages. trisha is likely without power in the providence area.

  20. randy l. February 9th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    austin mac-

    chad would like it up here in maine.

    lots of grass in the summertime to watch grow.

  21. MTU February 9th, 2013 at 9:08 am


    Thanks for the update.

    Forecasters did an excellent job by giving the public fair warning.

    Providing time to stock up on emergency supplies, etc.

    Hopefully Trisha and others were among those who heeded them and prepared.

    Makes me glad that our biggest resources are Sun and Sand.

    This one, along with Sandy, will be talked about for a while.

    Stay safe.

  22. MTU February 9th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    New thread —–>

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