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Yankees announce Opening Day details

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 29, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here are the basics from the Yankees…

The New York Yankees will play their 111th Opening Day game in franchise history on Monday, April 1 vs. the Boston Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Gates will open to fans with valid tickets beginning at 11:00 a.m., with festivities slated to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. with the introduction of both teams on the baselines. The Yankees ask their fans to please budget ample time when planning their trip to the Stadium and urge their fans to use public transportation.

Lou Piniella, who will be honored with the “Pride of the Yankees Award” at the 2013 Homecoming Dinner following the Opening Day game, will throw out the Opening Day ceremonial first pitch. He will become the 12th former Yankees player to receive the Opening Day honor. A Tampa native, Piniella played his final 11 Major League seasons with the Yankees (1974-84) and was a pivotal piece of their World Series Championship teams in 1977 and 1978. He also managed the Yankees from 1986-87, and took over as the Yankees’ general manager for the 1988 season and also resumed his manager’s role in June of that year.

As previously released, the Yankees and the Red Sox will stand together in dedicating the 2013 Opening Day game to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, their families and the greater community of Newtown. Pregame ceremonies will feature joint honor guards of Newtown police and firefighters, along with a moment of silence, during which a list of the Sandy Hook victims’ names will be recognized on the center-field video board.

The Yankees and Red Sox will also wear a special ribbon on their uniforms for Opening Day to honor those lost and those affected by the tragedy.

Constantine Maroulis, Tony nominee and star of the Jekyll & Hyde Broadway musical scheduled to open on April 5, will sing the national anthem. In addition, a giant American flag will be unfurled by 75 West Point Cadets.

During the seventh-inning stretch, Alli Mauzey of the Broadway hit Wicked will perform “God Bless America.”

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27 Responses to “Yankees announce Opening Day details”

  1. MTU March 29th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Think Youkilis is gonna want to stick his Finger in Boston’s eye ?

    ;)

  2. MTU March 29th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Nighty night gang.

    See ya’ on the sunnyside.

    :)

  3. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ar.....mechanics/

  4. Jerkface March 29th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Ever since IATM had their site maintenance I can’t see anything after March 27th on there.

  5. Rich in NJ March 29th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Oh, it’s a breakdown of the adjustments in Boesch’s swing from 2011-2013 with gifs.

    Here’s the text:

    Update On Boesch’s Stance
    March 29, 2013 by Michael Eder

    Two weeks ago, I took a look at Brennan Boesch‘s hitting mechanics, and saw some changes in his approach from 2011 to 2012. The outfielder admitted that a thumb injury and subsequent surgery forced him to change some aspects of his swing, but looked to correct these in 2013.

    Of the changes he made over the previous two seasons, Boesch brought his hands closer to the hitting zone, and the bat closer to his shoulder. When he entered camp with the Yankees, the left-hander’s stance was still very similar to his 2012 approach, with the exception of a two-handed follow-through. Though he missed some time with the club over the last week, it looks like Boesch has corrected his hands, and reverted back to a one-handed follow-through.

    This video from 2013 was taken of the home run he hit on Wedensday night. You can see that he begins his hands much further back, and his elbows are in a more loaded position. He’s also using the one-handed follow-through that he used in both 2012 and 2011. One advantage of this approach is the ability to maintain eye-contact with the pitch, and even with a one-handed finish in 2012, Boesch’s head remained much more stable on contact on Wednesday.

    I also brought up the fact in the last article that his back foot took a much smaller stride in 2012. As you see in the clip above, the front of his back foot remains on the ground and he steps down on contact with the pitch, but in 2011 it was a full step with entire foot off the ground. This type of change has been known to reduce power. Although you can’t see a change in the clip of 2013 above, I did notice throughout the game that Beosch is still keeping the front of his foot on the ground as we saw last year.

    Overall, the changes look good, and he looks to be more balanced at the plate. He’s only had a handful of at bats since making the most recent changes, but he’s currently 2 for 7 with a home run, a double, and a strike out. For those interested in the type of contact, he’s hit two popups, two flyballs, one line drive, and one ground ball. It’s way too early to gauge the results, but the Yankees will be placing him on the roster opening day, where he should get a chance to start in the outfield against some right-handed pitchers.

  6. Bad Scooter March 29th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Aardsma not making the roster per his Twitter

  7. Bronx Jeers March 29th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Somebody’s selling some Opening Day nosebleeds for $990,002 each on Stubhub. Bear in mind that this price does include service and delivery.

    If anybody wants to go with me, you get the tickets and ill get the beer.

    https://m.stubhub.com/new-york-yankees-tickets/yankees-vs-red-sox-4-1-2013-4167667/?section_id=171480

  8. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    One last thing.

    RIP Hitman/Umpire

  9. Jerkface March 30th, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Didn’t the yankees have to put Overbay on the 25 man today or release him? Weird we haven’t heard about that move or who they are dropping. I assume they put a waiver claim in on Daric Barton so they have to wait on that.

  10. UnKnown March 30th, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Really sucks about DA. Just seems like such a great guy. His numbers were not really that bad this spring. I get the reasoning behind it to an extent, I still think he would have been a much better option then Eppley.

    I just would have liked to seen what he had this year now that he has made it back from injury. Oh well, just 3 more days till the season starts. I’m beyond ready to put this off-season and ST in the rear view mirror.

  11. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I still think the Sox trading Youkilis was stupid. I hope he proves that this season.

    Sox fans were busy convincing themselves that Youkilis was finished, and that Middlebrooks needed at bats, so they just HAD to trade Youkilis. They traded him for nothing, Middlebrooks went down with an injury, and… they didn’t look too smart then. Sox fans still tell themselves it was the right move. Yeah, OK…

  12. Tackelberry March 30th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Surprised that Dempster is starting game 3. thought the Sox would start Doubrount against the Yanks to get another lefty in there against them and he has pitched very well against the Yanks. Too bad Aardsma didn’t make the team. Hopefully they can trade him rather than lose him for nothing.

  13. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN 11m The most 100 mph pitches over the last four seasons for starting pitchers: 3. Strasburg, Cashner 18. 2. Ubaldo Jimenez 51. 1.Verlander 170

    Confusing to read in the AM…

    3 – Starsburg & Cashner – 18
    2. Jimenez – 51
    1. Verlander – 170

    Verlander is a workhorse. 200+ IP 6 years in a row.

    2009 – 240 IP
    2010 – 224.1 IP
    2011 – 251 IP
    2012 – 238.1 IP

  14. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Verlander also probably should have won the Cy Young. I guess people thought he had a ‘down’ season compared to being MVP…

    Verlander: 17-8, 238.1 IP, 2.64 ERA, 160 ERA+, 239 K, 1.057 WHIP

    Price: 20-5, 2.56 ERA, 211 IP, 149 ERA+, 205 K, 1.100 WHIP

    Snubbed :)

  15. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Tackelberry March 30th, 2013 at 7:36 am
    Surprised that Dempster is starting game 3. thought the Sox would start Doubrount against the Yanks to get another lefty in there against them and he has pitched very well against the Yanks. Too bad Aardsma didn’t make the team. Hopefully they can trade him rather than lose him for nothing.
    ———-

    Doubront isn’t very good, that’s probably why.

    Without even reading, guess who ESPN thinks is the better team? http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/.....nkees-edge

  16. blake March 30th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Yes Verlander should have won the CY last year…..he pitched better than Price and did it 20 more innings

  17. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Matt Bush.

    That’s the name of the guy drafted 1st overall in 2004 by the Padres before Detroit took Verlander with the 2nd pick.

  18. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    David Phelps would be the Sox #3 starter easy. He’d be their big time pitching prospect if he were in the Boston hype machine ;)

  19. Mike_Boston March 30th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Verlander won the MVP but not the CY, that doesn’t make any sense?!

  20. blake March 30th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Mike_Boston says:
    March 30, 2013 at 8:02 am
    Verlander won the MVP but not the CY, that doesn’t make any sense?!

    He won both in 2011 and neither in 2012

  21. Yankee Trader March 30th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Good morning.

    Doreen- If you are online I found an article for you on “10 Reasons to Like the 2013 Yankees”

    First Reason was Robinson Cano.
    “Pitchers are sure to pitch around him given the team’s lack of dangerous bats around him. Last yr his Walk rate jumped from 6.1% with no one on base to a whopping 16.9% with RISP. Expect that to rise even more but Cano has to accept those Walks rather than get himself out this yr for the team to succeed.”

    Read on:

    http://yankeesfansunite.com/20.....3-yankees/

    Do you all agree?

  22. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    “Lou Piniella, who will be honored with the “Pride of the Yankees Award” at the 2013 Homecoming Dinner following the Opening Day game, will throw out the Opening Day ceremonial first pitch.”

    And for his wonderful, ‘colorful,’ commentating this spring…

  23. Yankee Trader March 30th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    So far, I believe this is the Yankees opening day bullpen.

    Rivera
    Robertson
    Chamberlain
    Logan
    Kelley

    Has Cashman/Girardi chosen the other two? Who will be on it? Who do you think deserves a spot from what you saw of them thru ST?

    Deserving a spot-Nuno, and Claiborne
    Will get the 2 spots-Warren and Eppley because they are already on 40 man roster

  24. RadioKev March 30th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Eppley to the bullpen because he’s on the 40 man is the tail wagging the dog.

    Still, it’s early in the season. I get taking a look at him again and using the resources that you have on hand. Doubt he sticks. Maybe Warren will be useful… it’s time for him to show something or move on to a different organization.

  25. blake March 30th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Given its Cano’s walk year I think it’s gonna be difficult for him to stay patient and take those walks…..but he has to if they have any chance …. If he starts expanding the zone and gets frustrated then it’ll only hurt him and the team……it’s one I the big keys to the season really because they need a huge year from him

  26. Yankee Trader March 30th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    New Post————>

  27. blake March 30th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    They should release Eppley to make room for Overbay or whoever they decide to play 1B

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