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Pitching matchups vs. Mariners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 14, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Tonight
LHP CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.23)
vs.
RHP Felix Hernandez (5-2, 1.53)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Wednesday
RHP Phil Hughes (2-2, 4.43)
vs.
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (4-1, 1.74)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

Thursday
LHP Andy Pettitte (4-2, 3.83)
vs.
RHP Aaron Harang (1-4, 7.30)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

 
 

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175 Responses to “Pitching matchups vs. Mariners”

  1. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Absolutely. Your playing the team that won your Division last season, and they do Not see your Ace? Double Dumb.
    ___

    Has Seattle been concerned with winning since 2001?

  2. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    Seattle just finished playing a division foe, (Oakland), and King Felix did Not get a start. Their very next series is vs NY, and Felix is scheduled for Game 1. DUMB
    _________________________________________________________________________
    How is that dumb? These days starting pitchers regularly get 4 days off in between starts.
    Did you think Seattle would “rush” King Felix so he could start on short rest because Seattle was playing a division foe in May?
    ——————————————————————————————————-

    Donny
    Please tell me you are taking the piss right about now?

  3. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Well, obviously they are “concerned” with Winning vs NY.

  4. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Come on Donny….teams don’t screw with their rotations in may…..are they gonna do that every time they play a team from the AL West? It’s impossible ….

  5. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    As I said, they shoulda scheduled their rotation so that Felix pitched “on rest” vs their Division Champ. Come on people, pretty basic.

  6. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 11:53 am
    CountryClub on Shecky, you are dating yourself and while Schecky might not hit he’d have you laughing your butt off!

    Nice post.

    ——————-

    I can’t take credit. I just copied a paragraph from the story that I linked too. Go back and read the story if you didnt already. There’s a good history in there of players the yanks signed over the past decade that suddenly started playing out of their minds.

  7. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I would expect the Yanks to schedule CC against whoever mighta been the AL East Champ, whether it’s May or Sept.

  8. RadioKev May 14th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    “He can’t sign until he turns 16?

    Is it me, or is that pretty friggin young?

    At least he wouldn’t be able to drunk drive, I guess

  9. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I give greater value to a Win vs a team in your own Division. This “they all count the same” is baloney.

  10. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    King Felix has pitched on turn the entire season. He started the first game of the season. They aren’t starting Felix in the 3rd or 4th game just to line him up for a 3 game series in may (that they won)

  11. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    DONNYBROOK says:
    May 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    I would expect the Yanks to schedule CC against whoever mighta been the AL East Champ, whether it’s May or Sept.

    They don’t do this….they play each other like 18 times….you’d constantly be shuffling things if you wanted your ace to pitch against a certain team every series

  12. luis May 14th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Good afternoon guys,

    Pat M… Yes, I think at this point in time Gardner is the better overall player… Therefore, Ichiro is the player who should be getting his playing time down… Also, the rotating Of would help keep everybody fresh ( especially a 40 year old Ichiro )… But unfortunately contract matters to them ( otherwise Tex would be a platoon 1B), so they may choose to play Ichiro over Gardner, not because they think he is the better player, but because he is the one with the expensive contract…. So if this happens, it wouldn’t surprise me at all

    On Phelps… I wouldn’t trade him… He is the goods…

    No Michael Young please… Let’s give the chance to Adams… Let’s stop this mid 30′s vet trend, it won’t lead us anywhere but down… We need to get younger

  13. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    You guys let me know when Price does Not getta start in a series vs NY.

  14. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    DONNYBROOK says:
    May 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    You guys let me know when Price does Not getta start in a series vs NY.

    It’ll probably happen this year so I’ll try to remember to

  15. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Donny
    Get a grip. You obviously are joking around here.
    It’s not even April 1st.

    HAHAHA

  16. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Felix missed pitching vs Oakland by 1 day. With off days, this is Not impossible to arrange and have Chuckers go on schedule. You guys let me know when Kershaw fails to start in a series vs SF.

  17. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    You guys let me know when Price does Not getta start in a series vs NY.

    Ok, it already happened. Price missed a series in 2012.

  18. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I agree with DONNYBROOK. The schedule came out a long time ago. The Mariners decided to play cute and start their ace pitcher on Opening Day and then let the rotation schedule play out from there, but a smarter team would’ve looked ahead to a particular series in mid May and arranged their entire season’s rotation to make sure their ace would start in that series (the one in mid May). And I know that rainouts and injuries sometimes mess with such plans, but in that case they could have juggled things to ensure that Felix would start in that crucial mid May series against last season’s AL West champions. As it worked out, they only won two of the three games vs. the A’s, so a smarter team wouldn’t scheduled Felix to start in that game they lost and maybe turned the L into a W. No offense intended if you’re one of the people who are too stupid to grasp this very basic baseball logic.

  19. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    @ajcbraves: vs. lefties, #Braves JUpton hitting .314 with five homers, a .478 OBP and an .800 slugging percentage in 35 at-bats. Not bad.

  20. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Felix missed pitching vs Oakland by 1 day. With off days, this is Not impossible to arrange and have Chuckers go on schedule. You guys let me know when Kershaw fails to start in a series vs SF.

    He pitched the first game of the series and got every game after an off day. To pitch vs oakland he would have had, at some point, to start a game on short rest.

    You’re twisting in the wind here.

  21. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    First game of the season I mean.

  22. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Donny-
    Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?
    Are you aware the MLB season is not a video game?

    During a standard 3 games series, each team more than likely has a total of 5 starting pitchers.
    Given each a 60% chance a starting pitcher will participate in the 3 game series.
    Should I go on?

  23. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Nick,
    :)

  24. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    The Mariners really should just make sure Felix pitches in every series…..go old school …

  25. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    You guys let me know when Kershaw fails to start in a series vs SF.

    It has already happened, each year.

  26. UnKnown May 14th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Jack Florham May 14th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    That is a nice blog post by Joe P. No one predicted what Vernon is doing. It sure is going to be fun to watch the media experts one by one admit that they got this one wrong (so far). Most I am sure are going to hold out a bit longer before falling on their sword.

    Seattle’s first two starters in this series make it another tough one to navigate through, but right now this team is just playing so good that I would have to predict another series win upcoming. This past road trip was remarkable and confidence is soaring.

    So much fun to follow a completely different Yankee team this year and the feeling around the club.

  27. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Besides Molina, here is the rest of the top 10 international prospects:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....or-july-2/

  28. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    The great and powerful wizard of Oz once said that all is possible when you put the bat on the ball

  29. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Felix is 5-2 with a 1.53 ERA
    Felix has gone 8 innings in his last 3 starts.
    Actually lowered in ERA in those 3 starts.
    S.O.B.

    C.C. will need to pitch the best game of the season in order to keep the Yankees in the game.

    Might take a shutout. Hope C.C. can locate the fastball early and prevent the M’s from taking an early lead.

  30. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    @ESPNStatsInfo: Tonight’s game at Yankee Stadium will be the first time CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez will start against one another

    That’s a little surprising

  31. CompassRosy May 14th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    As I said, they shoulda scheduled their rotation so that Felix pitched “on rest” vs their Division Champ. Come on people, pretty basic.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    nah.
    The M’s didn’t need Felix to take that series (and the season series, so far) from the A’s

    Now Houston, that’s another story (M’s are 2-4 vs the ‘stros)

  32. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    @Bharper3407: I will keep playing this game hard for the rest of my life even if it kills me! Ill never stop! #RespectTheGame

  33. mick May 14th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    So much fun to follow a completely different Yankee team this year and the feeling around the club.
    ==================
    Yet there are some, a minority, that do not embrace this team.
    Not enough star power.
    No traditional Bronx Bombers.

  34. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Just checked Felix’s previous starts, and he did have 2 gaps of getting More than the 4 days off, and Seattle DID play during his being idle. Running a bluff, just doesn’t cut it. BUSTED

  35. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    @Bharper3407: I will keep playing this game hard for the rest of my life even if it kills me! Ill never stop! #RespectTheGame
    —————————————————————————————————
    You know Cole Hamels is just itching to drill Harper again with a pitch, based on
    this latest tweet

  36. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Last year I said Id pick trout over Harper for the next 10 years…..I’m waffling now ..::they both are so darn good and Machado is right behind them

  37. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Curtis Granderson @cgrand14
    Just finished 5 games with @swbrailriders now in the car on the way back to NY #RoadToRecovery

  38. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Let me know the next time a Healthy Weaver misses a series vs Oakland.

  39. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    The Yankees are being poopy-brain dumbos for letting CC pitch in this series vs. a NON-Division foe with a very poor record, BY THE WAY. They should be sitting CC until a more appropriate opponent comes to town, not wasting his ace-itude on a BAD team from ANOTHER DIVISION. This is what happens when teams care more about committing INSURANCE FRAUD than about winning games. No offense intended if you happen to be named Hal and are a stupid cheapskate.

  40. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    ———————————————————————
    You know Cole Hamels is just itching to drill Harper again with a pitch, based on
    this latest tweet”

    He’d just shrug it off and steal home again

  41. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    @ESPNStatsInfo: Tonight’s game at Yankee Stadium will be the first time CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez will start against one another

    You’re telling me the Yankees and Mariners never moved their rotations around for this match up? :???:

  42. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Donny,
    Come on dude….just retreat and come back with a new plot

  43. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Let me know the next time Darvish misses a series vs Oakland.

  44. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Let me know the next time Harvey misses a series vs Atlanta.

  45. Hassey May 14th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    standing O for Ibanez tonite? Or Montero?

  46. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    King Felix scares me.

    I think the Yankees are ripe to be shutout again tonight based on playing
    2 games yesterday and needing a day off desperately.

  47. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I think it’s best if we all just stop feeding the Donny

  48. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Weaver already missed 2 oakland series and 1 texas series last season.

    Darvish is missing the series RIGHT NOW. Oakland vs Texas!

  49. mick May 14th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    standing O for Ibanez tonite? Or Montero?
    ===================
    Yes on Ibanez.

  50. Tackelberry May 14th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Besides Molina, here is the rest of the top 10 international prospects:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com…..or-july-2/

    ____________________________________

    Micker Zapata, another name I like, if only to hear Sterling’s home run call “VIVA ZAPATA!!!!!!!!”

  51. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    This has all been a sly trick to get people to look stuff up for Donny. You lose again, poindexters!

  52. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Felix will probably dominate tonight as he always does against the yanks so I’m prepared for it and if so will look to win the next 2

  53. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Let me know the next time Harvey misses a series vs Atlanta.

    Its probably going to happen next series. He is lined up to miss that series and start vs NYY

  54. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    The more important question here would be: Is Felix the King of the Waffle House?

  55. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    @RiverAveBlues

    CC vs. Felix tonight. $5 seats still available. http://bit.ly/10FkLPt

  56. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    May 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    The more important question here would be: Is Felix the King of the Waffle House?

    I am the king of the Waffle House!

  57. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    This has all been a sly trick to get people to look stuff up for Donny. You lose again, poindexters!

    ———————-

    :lol:

    I can’t really talk, I make JF add things for me under the guise that I have a woman brain (which is code for I’m lazy).

  58. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Awww, blake, I didn’t realize you were so attached to that title.

    If someone tried to take my personally voted on ‘best looking LoHud poster’ award, I’d be kinda mad too.

  59. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    FAR easier to schedule starters 6 weeks into the season, than later on. Felix has been physically sound, meaning there is NO reason for him to start vs NY and Miss their Division Champ Oakland in the previous series, by a day.

  60. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Hey I don’t have 3 or 4 titles like you do ;)

  61. blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    @jay_jaffe: mine RT @si_mlb: Justin Upton making blockbuster trade look like a steal for Braves http://t.co/WXD175cSOa

    It always was a steal

  62. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Yea, I look up the King Felix schedule, and Bust one of the Egg Heads attempting to run-a-bluff.

  63. CompassRosy May 14th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    To my knowledge, the only rotation shuffling the M’s have done, was for Maurer (the rookie) and Kuma (who’s been dealing with a blister ALL season). Of course, in April, they didn’t have the luxury of shuffling because had exactly ONE day off (14 in-a-row, off-day, 16 in-a-row). Anyhoo, hopefully, Kuma’s blister issues are behind him – it did limit his innings somewhat but, thankfully, not his effectiveness ;-)

  64. Giuseppe Franco May 14th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Good stuff, Nick.

    Jeez. This isn’t October. It’s also not 1960 and Casey Stengel isn’t the manager.

    Managers don’t shuffle around their aces in order to pitch them against division rivals or other teams’ aces in May.

    They all stay on the same rotation and pitch every 5th day.

  65. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I’m glad I get to see the game today.. I missed most of the weekend series and couldn’t catch either game yesterday.

    Felix vs. CC… definitely a good match up. I hope we can generate some runs.

  66. 56Bomber May 14th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Clearly the Mariners have ceded the division to the Rangers….which is why they held Felix for the Yankees…their prime competition for the wildcard.

  67. blake May 14th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Did they choose your backyard boys sign?

  68. blake May 14th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    If the Yankees were smart then they’d save CC for intrasquad games vs the 2012 AL east champs

  69. MG May 14th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Just checked Felix’s previous starts, and he did have 2 gaps of getting More than the 4 days off, and Seattle DID play during his being idle. Running a bluff, just doesn’t cut it. BUSTED
    —————
    if they gave him extra rest 2X then they are really dumb since he could have pitched the 1st game in Oakland and then pitched the 3rd game in this series. But then there could be no complaining about him not pitching against the A’s and pitching against the Yankees.

    then again, maybe they feel the need, like every other team, to give starters who throw lots of innings an extra day here and there.

  70. G. Love May 14th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I don’t think Ibanez gets a standing O, but he’ll hear a good amount of cheers.

    I’m not sure outside of message boards if many fans remember that Montero was a Yankee. I doubt they even know Pineda is a Yankee.

    Just keep taking series. I’m happy Grandy is back. I think our OF is very strong depth wise and a lot more athletic. I just hope Girardi doesn’t get too cute sitting guys who have hot bats to keep his rotation in order.

    At this point, I’d play Wells, Gardner and Grandy, LF-CF-RF and rotate in Ichiro so everyone gets a day off. It should work, not to mention you can DH Wells vs LHP if you want, but then you’d have an all LH OF.

  71. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Blake, please refer to my response on the previous thread re: your batting coach and Hughes comments. Should be the last post at 1:04

    Thank you.

  72. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    f they gave him extra rest 2X then they are really dumb since he could have pitched the 1st game in Oakland and then pitched the 3rd game in this series. But then there could be no complaining about him not pitching against the A’s and pitching against the Yankees.

    His second ’5 days’ rest start came directly after an off day. :twisted: And with all the off days he would have missed the Yankees series.

    The problem with this is that he would then miss a crucial late may rangers series.

  73. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Did they choose your backyard boys sign?

    —————–

    Hey!! None of that! My Boys deserve respect for their immense talent.

    And yes, they totally picked me. I sent my tat. ;)

  74. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    If they didn’t pick me after that I would have assumed the whole thing was rigged…

  75. Colorado Pinstripes May 14th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
    The Yankees are being poopy-brain dumbos for letting CC pitch in this series vs. a NON-Division foe with a very poor record, BY THE WAY. They should be sitting CC until a more appropriate opponent comes to town, not wasting his ace-itude on a BAD team from ANOTHER DIVISION. ____________________________________________________________________________

    I do not agree with Donnybrook – but it is interesting to note that in the old days before the 4 and 5 -day rotations Casey Stengel used to sometimes schedule Whitey Ford as Nick in SF describes……Whitey would draw the (then) tough teams like the Indians, ChiSox, etc., instead of the Senators, etc.

  76. 86w183 May 14th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Maybe they should hold CC until July. By then people will have forgotten what he throws and he’ll be even more dominant.

  77. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    My question is, how many homers will Jesus Montero hit tonight?

    We know that he hits best when he catches and we know that he catches for Felix.

    We know that he’s best again LH pitching and he’s facing a lefty tonight.

    We know that CC’s velocity is down and his ERA is up.

    We know that Montero was basically bred and groomed to hit in the Bronx.

    So it kind of seems like the stars are aligned for… what?

  78. blake May 14th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “Any coach at the MLB level can do little to truly change ingrained and instinctive hitting habits. I’ll give you a half mark for Ackley being he’s still young but you overestimate what coaching can accomplish at the MLb level.”

    Most of these guys are their own hitting coaches especially after they are established but Detroit might some adjustments to Ajax and he took off…..The blue jays adjusted Jose Bautista and he exploded…..there are examples were coaching make minor adjustments for guys and it helps them so yea that along with a change of scenery could in fact help Ackley.

    And re: Hughes…..he’s gonna get well more than 4/40 if he reaches free agency so I guess all GMs are dumb.

  79. Benny Blanco May 14th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Giradi Better not dare and sit wells. His bat needs to stay in the lineup.

  80. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Giradi Better not dare and sit wells. His bat needs to stay in the lineup.

    He should probably sit wells until we play a divisional opponent, don’t you think?

  81. blake May 14th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Congrats shame !

  82. pat May 14th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Nick breaking out the big spoon that he saves for special occasions!

  83. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Congrats shame !

    ——————–

    Thank you. If anyone wants to see Shame in action I highly recommend tuning into Good Morning America tomorrow. I will be lined up at like 5am, so I’ll be the one that looks a hot mess.

  84. Patrick May 14th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Hey DONNYBROOK I thought the Yankees weren’t going to put Tex on the 60 day DL because they were trying to commit insurance fraud!? What happened dude? I thought you were keyed in!

  85. bruceb May 14th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Did you know the Yankees haven’t played a series against the Mariners without seeing King Felix since 2009? That’s a span of ten series, and they’ve face him in every single one. That’s kinda annoying.

    Very annoying actually. Hope CC pitches as good as Phelps and Nuno did yesterday. Now who would have thunk I’d be saying that? Can’t be giving Felix an early lead to protect.

  86. blake May 14th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “Thank you. If anyone wants to see Shame in action I highly recommend tuning into Good Morning America tomorrow. I will be lined up at like 5am, so I’ll be the one that looks a hot mess.”

    Gonna show off the tat?

  87. MaineYankee May 14th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Mariners are using Felix against this weak line up instead of the power house A’s in order to guarantee a win and build his numbers for his CY award.

  88. Warning Track Power May 14th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Bruce
    Speaking of Nuno, I watched the game late last night. He was very consistent with the 1st pitch strike.
    Obviously any pitcher that can get ahead is that much better off. I loved how Nuno received the ball from Romine and was instantly ready to throw the next pitch. He didn’t have to kick dirt off the rubber, tug on his shirt, etc….Just get the ball and throw.
    I saw he might have touched 90 MPH, but I don’t remember seeing him throw harder than that number.
    His final pitch of the game-a called 3rd strike on the outside corner was outstanding.

  89. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “Thank you. If anyone wants to see Shame in action I highly recommend tuning into Good Morning America tomorrow. I will be lined up at like 5am, so I’ll be the one that looks a hot mess.”

    Gonna show off the tat?

    ——————-

    I hope to be given such an opportunity. Preferably on live television.

  90. Duh Innings II May 14th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I agree with DONNYBROOK. The schedule came out a long time ago. The Mariners decided to play cute and start their ace pitcher on Opening Day and then let the rotation schedule play out from there, but a smarter team would’ve looked ahead to a particular series in mid May and arranged their entire season’s rotation to make sure their ace would start in that series (the one in mid May). And I know that rainouts and injuries sometimes mess with such plans, but in that case they could have juggled things to ensure that Felix would start in that crucial mid May series against last season’s AL West champions. As it worked out, they only won two of the three games vs. the A’s, so a smarter team wouldn’t scheduled Felix to start in that game they lost and maybe turned the L into a W. No offense intended if you’re one of the people who are too stupid to grasp this very basic baseball logic.

    —————————————

    Huh? You start your ace on Opening Day so you can get the most starts out of him, your best and most likely most expensive pitcher (if money is a factor in how you play a guy.) I suppose the Yanks have been playing cute since 2009 as Sabathia has started Opening Day each of the last five years / the last half-decade.

    A “crucial mid-May series”? Are you serious?

    You cannot be certain that a guy will make a start in a mid-May series (or series at any other time) as there are an infinite amount of possible events which could prevent him from making a start in that series.

    How is taking two out of three against the defending AL West champions or anyone bad? If the Yanks took two out of three every series for the next four series, they’d be 32-18 with a chance to be 35-19 or 36-18 through the first third of the season, a 105-win or 108-win pace with them drawing the Mets for four games after those series against the Mariners, Blue Jays, Orioles, and Rays.

    Since when is starting Felix Hernandez a guaranteed win? You have a much better chance of winning with him starting, of course, but that’s it. You still have to play the game. Look at yesterday. Did anyone think Justin Masterson would throw a complete game, nine-strikeout 1-0 shutout against the Yanks and Phelps would throw 6 2/3 IP one-run ball against the hottest offensive team in baseball in the first game of the doubleheader and that Scranton-Wilkes Barre Railrider callups would pitch and hit the Yanks to a 7-0 win in the second game of the doubleheader? Vidal Nuno the first five innings then Adam Warren the last four – really? Corbin Joseph driven in by Austin Romine – really?

    The only stupid person in this thread is you, since you wanna call people stupid.

  91. austinmac May 14th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Nick,

    I am shocked you would use the term poopy brained. Don’t you realize there are many of us immature adults who read this blog?

  92. bruceb May 14th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    WTP

    I watched a fair chunk of the Yankees Encore on YES. Not sure Nuno is a star-in-the-making but I agree that he was very efficient with his delivery. It was so good to see he and Romine working in tandem and shutting down a pretty good Indians lineup. Can’t believe our pitching staff only conceded one run in 18 innings yesterday. All credit to both them and Rothschild.

  93. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    As I said, BOTH teams sleep walked thru those games yesterday. Masterson or anyone else coulda been “masterful” (yep I said it), yesterday. How many No Hitters have been chucked on the last day of the season?

  94. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    How many No Hitters have been chucked on the last day of the season?

    0

  95. MG May 14th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    The Mariners new rotation, in honor of Donny, will be:

    King Felix and Iwakuma
    And pray for rain and the thunder booma…

  96. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Wrong

  97. MG May 14th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    As I said, BOTH teams sleep walked thru those games yesterday. Masterson or anyone else coulda been “masterful” (yep I said it), yesterday. How many No Hitters have been chucked on the last day of the season?
    —————–
    and they split the games, so both teams came away feeling satisfied.

    you would also be tired if you were in Colorado for 3 games, flew to KC for 3 games, and had to show up in Cleveland for a daytime DH

    your point is….?

  98. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Yea, and the Yanks face both. What a Co-inky Dink

  99. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    The point was in referrence to Masterson’s performance. Now, you get No more clues.

  100. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Blake, it’s simply amazing how you manage to confirm your opinions, and your assumed inside knowledge about what Hughes will command on the open market is positively astounding.

    Exactly whom in the organizations you note “coached” Jackson and Bautista and since you seem to be so well informed exactly what did they do, or is your comment based on their improvement only, which as you say most times they do themselves?

    Jackson always had potential as a Yankee but as we often do we ate our young to obtain Grandy.

    And of course there are both good and bad GM’s, ours has not exactly been worshipped on this blog.

    He also never showed power in the minors but his athletic frame was just developing.

    As for Bautista and Encarnacion I’d wait for the next peds expose before rendering a final judgement!

  101. astrocityfan May 14th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Getting a tat of your favorite band is quite the committment . I have one of my favorite comic book character myself :)

    As an aside the worst pop culture tat i think i ever saw was a full calf portrait of Bevis and Butthead. to each there own i guess…

  102. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “My question is, how many homers will Jesus Montero hit tonight?”

    I’m going to say none, unless he pinch-hits.

  103. willkamm May 14th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    No Michael Young please… Let’s give the chance to Adams… Let’s stop this mid 30?s vet trend, it won’t lead us anywhere but down… We need to get younger

    Hey Luis, my objection to Michael Young is just that….. he’s 36. I get a real red flag when I see that at age 35, last season he had somewhere in the vicinity of a .675 OPS.

    For a younger man that is an off year. For a guy 36 that is usually described as the decline phase.

    There must be someone in the system that can put up that kind of OPS and play 3B.

  104. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    As far as I can tell there is 1 no hitter on the last day of the season, not counting any game before 1900.

  105. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Determining what Hughes will command on the open market does not require insider knowledge.

  106. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    astrocityfan May 14th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Getting a tat of your favorite band is quite the committment . I have one of my favorite comic book character myself :)

    ———————–

    Yeah, I’d like to think so. What comic book character?!

  107. blake May 14th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I’ll be shocked if Hughes doesn’t top the 52 million EJax got as a FA if he has a good and healthy 2013 ….it doesn’t take inside into to look at comps and guess a players market

  108. astrocityfan May 14th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Shame,
    Its the logo of the DC comics character the Flash. I was perpeptually late as a teen so i was stuck with flash as a nickname (kids love irony i guess) and started collecting the comics. been collecting ever since.

  109. theREALkevin May 14th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Duh innings please tell me that is a reverse troll

  110. theREALkevin May 14th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Or reverse level i should say

  111. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Just play Nix tonight vs Hernandez.

    Yankees career BA’s vs Hernandez:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....-hernandez

  112. kd May 14th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    has there been any mention of a hughes extension? I think they want him to hit the open market and let other teams evaluate him. he’s not without flaws, but i think he’s worth more to the yankees than other teams. he’s shown he can handle NY, something other pitchers have trouble with. i’d like to see him return

  113. Shame Spencer May 14th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    That’s awesome! That’s so awesome I won’t even make any off color jokes about men with ‘The Flash’ as their nickname.

  114. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Thought you said “0″ Jerky? The credibility continues to dwindle.

  115. willkamm May 14th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    @Bharper3407: I will keep playing this game hard for the rest of my life even if it kills me! Ill never stop! #RespectTheGame

    Hard is one thing, smart is another. I love watching this kid play, especially when he is at bat. Its exciting every time he just steps to the plate. He swings hard. I’ve been out to see him three times already and I plan on going about 6 to 8 times more.

    The last time I saw anyone swing that hard it was 1958 and I was 10 years old. My 1st baseball game at Fenway and the hitter was Mickey Mantle. For at least the next six years I got that excited every time he stepped to the plate.

    In Jane Levy’s book Mick’s swing is described as “pure country boy aggression.” It was savage.

    In no way am I already comparing this boy to the Mick but I wish he’d stay healthy so I can find out. Don’t care who he plays for I’d like to see the “next Mickey Mantle” before I call it quits. Just to hear that cannon shot as the ball leaves the bat is a pure pleasure.

  116. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Now Mariners BA’s vs CC:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....c-sabathia

  117. blake May 14th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I think whether Hughes is back or not will largely depend on Hal and whether or not he bends on the budget…..I think Cash will push to keep him but if they mean to get under 189 then both he and Cano is just too tight a squeeze

  118. astrocityfan May 14th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    lol Thanks Shame. Especially for the restraint in terms of jokes lol.

  119. Duh Innings II May 14th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    theREALkevin May 14th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Duh innings please tell me that is a reverse troll

    ——————————————————————–

    Huh? I’m saying it loud and clear:

    YOU START YOUR ACE / BEST PITCHER ON OPENING DAY TO MAXIMIZE USE OF HIM.

    TWO OUT OF THREE MEANS A 108-54 RECORD IF YOU DID IT ALL THE TIME.

    LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE, BASEBALL IS PART OF LIFE, THEREFORE BASEBALL IS UNPREDICTABLE.

    KING FELIX IS NOT A GUARANTEED WIN.

  120. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Blake-

    Currently Hughes is a #4 and has there been any word from his camp on wanting to come back? Return to southern California to a more pitcher friendly park?

  121. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Iwakuma has the best ERA 2.22 of any AL starter since last years AS break. Maybe he’s the true Ace of the current Mariner staff.

  122. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    “Currently Hughes is a #4 and has there been any word from his camp on wanting to come back? Return to southern California to a more pitcher friendly park?”

    I think if he hits free agency then there is anverybgood chance a team from the west coast goes after him hard…….

    The numbers we put on what type if pitched a guy is are arbitrary…..Hughes is a “# 4″ with the Yankees in their rotation, division, and ball park…..however you out him in Dodger stadium in that park and he could very pitch more like a “2″ and some team may predict that and be willing to pay accordingly

  123. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    If you’re not going to BOLD it, are you really being loud and clear or is this just another CON JOB in the LoHud Yankees Blog comments section? :mad:

  124. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Blake-

    If he’s viewed as a #2, or #3 at worst, Anibal Sanchez money? 5/80M

  125. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    LoHud spelled backward in the mirror = Con Job.

  126. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    “I’m going to say none, unless he pinch-hits.”

    Are you suggesting that Montero will not start tonight?

  127. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Mark Teixeira and Prince Harry now at a park in NY tossing balls with young, underprivileged kids in Harlem.

  128. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Yankee Trader says:
    May 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    Blake-

    If he’s viewed as a #2, or #3 at worst, Anibal Sanchez money? 5/80M

    If healthy I think somewhere between EJax and Anibal sounds about right

  129. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Willkamm, there was another great outfielder in the 40′s who played for the Dodgers and played with a similar abandon as Harper.

    His name was Pete Reiser of whom it could be said was Mantle before there was the Mick.

    He hit one wall too many and had a tragically shortened career.

    Someone should tell Harper the story and his organization might consider someday soon moving him to first base.

    Particularly since I hope when he becomes a FA he decides to play for his favorite team growing up!

  130. kd May 14th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I doubt SD has the money to pay hughes, the dodgers have to pay kershaw, and the angels have a couple of bad contracts. the giants have the pitching they need. a lot of teams will be in on hughes, but the team that needs him the most is likely Boston. They need starters and they’d pay for a guy like Hughes

  131. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Yanks barely beating A’s in battle of the uniform bracket…

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnatio.....d-matchups

  132. I Am Winning May 14th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Don’t call Hughes a #4 starter on this blog, some people will get butt hurt.

    I do agree with your entire assessment on the Hughes situation though, Blake.

  133. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    @BryanHoch: Mark Teixeira and Prince Harry working on baseball fundamentals at Harlem RBI http://t.co/3FCHb7zxfc

    Tex looks like Harry’s brothers twin

  134. kd May 14th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS 1m

    #yankees plan to call up infielder David Adams weds. debut shd come vs sea, which rebuffed him in cliff lee trade talk

  135. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    astrocityfan, just last month I bought this little Flash jacket with attached mask from a street market in Mexico City. When I say little I mean child-sized, but it looks really cool was surely made with safe materials.

  136. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I Am Winning says:
    May 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    Don’t call Hughes a #4 starter on this blog, some people will get butt hurt.

    He is for the the Yankees but its about context and value…..

  137. CompassRosy May 14th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    ICYMI ~

    DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    As I said, they shoulda scheduled their rotation so that Felix pitched “on rest” vs their Division Champ. Come on people, pretty basic.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    nah.
    The M’s didn’t need Felix to take that series (and the season series, so far) from the A’s

    Now Houston, that’s another story (M’s are 2-4 vs the ‘stros)

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

    To my knowledge, the only rotation shuffling the M’s have done, was for Maurer (the rookie) and Kuma (who’s been dealing with a blister ALL season). Of course, in April, they didn’t have the luxury of shuffling because had exactly ONE day off (14 in-a-row, off-day, 16 in-a-row). Anyhoo, hopefully, Kuma’s blister issues are behind him – it did limit his innings somewhat but, thankfully, not his effectiveness ;)

  138. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Granderson up, Vidal Nuno to Triple-A

  139. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’m sure Tex and Prince Harry have a lot to talk about.

    On the one hand you have Tex who is recovering from a tendon sheath injury and on the other you have Prince Harry who often unsheathes various body parts for cameras.

  140. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    “Are you suggesting that Montero will not start tonight?”

    I know for a fact he is not starting tonight.

  141. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Blake, I’m not demeaning your comments but having known some professional coaches over the years and heard their comments.

    The consensus is either you have it or you’re a just a guy, real talent doesn’t need a lot of coaching either physically or between the ears,particularly when they reach the highest level of their sport.

    My point with Hughes is you as GM would be willing to reward an inconsistent guy with marginal MLB stuff on what the market might pay for it, which is the equivalent of Pavano’s deal. Besides Edwin can hit! ;)

    When what is more important is your judgement of what he is and what he will be. That’s a million dollar come bet, do you play craps?

  142. Mike in Harrisburg May 14th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKP6Y-1CAAAeDHx.jpg:large

    “Seriously Mark. Just punch the ball to third and you’ll get on base every time.”

  143. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Rosy

    Iwakuma last 3 starts[20 innings]
    2-0
    1.35 ERA

    Best AL starters ERA 2.22 since last years all star break.

    Maybe he’s the true Ace of the staff. :)

  144. CompassRosy May 14th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    @shannondrayer: Small sample size I know but Ibanez Bay Andino and Shoppach have the best numbers against Sabathia. Most surprised that Montero not catching

    ~~

  145. DONNYBROOK May 14th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I’m guessin’ that TEX’s net worth exceeds Harry’s.

  146. willkamm May 14th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    kd May 14th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS 1m

    #yankees plan to call up infielder David Adams weds. debut shd come vs sea, which rebuffed him in cliff lee trade talk

    Who is suspected to go down?

  147. Doreen May 14th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Montero always starts when Felix is pitching.

  148. MaineYankee May 14th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    blake

    Hughes will probably sign with one of the LA teams that are willing to spend to win unlike the Yankees.

  149. CompassRosy May 14th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Hi YT ~

    Off to lunch (and will miss most of the game due to the early start)

    Check out where Kuma ranks in WHIP ;)

  150. willkamm May 14th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Mike in Harrisburg May 14th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BKP6Y-1CAAAeDHx.jpg:large

    “Seriously Mark. Just punch the ball to third and you’ll get on base every time.”

    “Look where that 3rd baseman is playing Suzyn! If Texiera would just butcher boy the ball down the 3rd base line he could run forever! Well at least to 2nd base anyway(guffaws).”

  151. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    #yankees plan to call up infielder David Adams weds. debut shd come vs sea, which rebuffed him in cliff lee trade talk

    —————–

    They rebuffed Adams because he had a bum ankle. And it turns out they were right to do so since he’s just now back to being healthy. Hopefully Adams makes it turn into one of those non-trades that we all smile about.

  152. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    “The consensus is either you have it or you’re a just a guy, real talent doesn’t need a lot of coaching either physically or between the ears,particularly when they reach the highest level of their sport.”

    Everybody that makes it to the big leagues has talent….and lots of it. I never said otherwise….but there are examples of adjustments or suggestions that are made that unlock players or get them headin in the right direction…..especially young players.

    “My point with Hughes is you as GM would be willing to reward an inconsistent guy with marginal MLB stuff on what the market might pay for it, which is the equivalent of Pavano’s deal”

    Pavano is totally irrelevant to today market and Hughes as a pitcher

  153. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Rosy-

    Montero 0-4 vs Sabathia

    Posted the Mariner career batting averages vs CC above:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....c-sabathia

  154. willkamm May 14th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Granderson up, Vidal Nuno to Triple-A

    I guess this is because Nuno can’t be used for 5 days. Seriously though, when do they plan to get rid of Francisco?

  155. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I guess this is because Nuno can’t be used for 5 days. Seriously though, when do they plan to get rid of Francisco?
    ___

    Tomorrow when Adams is activated.

  156. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    @Joelsherman1: Granderson hitting cleanup #yankees

  157. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Bring back Montero to his rightful place,send them Romine and Phelps!

    Or send them Gardner straight up!

    We need youth and may have to sacrifice the playoffs for one or more years.

    Young blood is even more important now with every team (excluding the cheapskate in Miami ( spending the bucks in the draft,international and their own good players.

    This entire cap and revenue sharing nonsense is socialism for the owners and capitalism for the players with the fans paying the tab one way or the other.

    Positively un American!

  158. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Grandy in LF. Wells DH, Gardner CF, Ichiro, RF

    No Hafner?

  159. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Hafner not starting tonight.
    I guess someone has to sit between the Hafner/Wells/Ichi/Grandy/Gardner combo.
    Those 5 will never be in the lineup at the same time.

  160. willkamm May 14th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Willkamm, there was another great outfielder in the 40?s who played for the Dodgers and played with a similar abandon as Harper.

    His name was Pete Reiser of whom it could be said was Mantle before there was the Mick.

    He hit one wall too many and had a tragically shortened career.

    Yes I read some stories about Pete Reiser.

  161. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Romine 2 days in a row!!

  162. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Blake you had me until that last sentence.

    Why is the analogy not relevant to Hughes a pitcher?

    Actually Carl has a much more exciting private life in Fla. and Hughes does look a little anal! ;)

  163. CountryClub May 14th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Hafner is scuffling a bit. Probably not a bad thing to sit him a day or two.

  164. ac1 May 14th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    WHOA….. Does that say Romine is starting tonight? – Tough draw vs. Felix.

  165. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Why on earth would Wedge not want to win the game tonight?

    As per my acclaimed post of 1:23 pm EDT, THE STARS ARE ALIGNED.

  166. Nick in SF May 14th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Actually, the question answers itself: Montero is resting up for a tough Divisional matchup down the road. :neutral:

  167. blake May 14th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    “Why is the analogy not relevant to Hughes a pitcher?”

    Because in making it your assuming that Hughes will pull butts muscles and be hurt all the time and terrible the way Pavano was and that’s impossible to forecast

  168. Russell Munson May 14th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    “Montero always starts when Felix is pitching.”

    I thought so too, but Shoppach is starting tonight.

  169. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    ac1, Hafner has not been catching up with very average fastballs, and with all these retreads you will always hear the same BS.

    We like to give our guys a break, which is coach speak for he has hit or in this case not hit the wall.

  170. Yankee Trader May 14th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Blake-

    I understand your point about Hughes. His worth comes down to the “law of supply vs demand.”

    Some FA starters he might be competing with after this season:

    Garza
    Floyd
    Haren
    Hudson
    Johnson
    Lincecum
    Rodriguez
    Santana
    Volquez
    Halladay

    And Hughes is the youngest of all of them. Good time to hit the open market?

  171. UnKnown May 14th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Romine in – Montero out.

    Very surprised on both. I thought Montero was the King’s personal catcher or something like that.

    Hopefully Romine doesn’t screw up CC too much, like putting on his catcher gear backwards (credit to JF for that one) :lol:

  172. comnsnse May 14th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Blake, I assume no such thing, but are you saying Hughes history of ailments and work ethic off season are not comparable to Pavano’s?

    Pavano’s body of work before he received the Yankee deal was more impressive than Fat Philly’s.

    But the issue here is you as the Gm value him at 4&40mm., I don’t and would put out feelers sooner rather than later for a top IF prospect.

    Maybe we could put together an impressive package for Tulo, start him at short unless Jeets can handle it with moving him to third in the future in mind! That’s my GM take.

  173. Jerkface May 14th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Was there a point to the number of last day no nos? 1 or 0 its still infinitesimally small number.

  174. igotid88 May 14th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Surprised Montero is not catching tonight for Felix

  175. yankeefeminista May 14th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    MG, I am not associating good or bad fans with the noise their crowds produce, but with how into the game and how knowledgeable the crowd is. Many families had had Yankee tickets going back to the 1920′s, and there is nothing like sitting in a section with people who have that kind of legacy, know the history, and live and bleed Yankees. It’s a great both bonding and learning experience to have watched games with those people including members of my family over time. And of course within that group you have new fans and non-season ticket holders who love the team, but there was a community in the seats at OYS that no longer exists, and the NYS crowd is a reflection of that. Unlike with the Yankees I think with football relocation, there was some attempt to keep sections together to a greater extent, although I realize that is hard to do. Those are the people who I am used to seeing at Yankee Stadium, diehards who speak as one voice, not the one led by Public Address cheerleading. I don’t know about the corporate 50′s, but this new touristy breed of fan who has a marginal interest in the game and has his or her back to the action is too prevalent at NYS. It just isn’t the same crowd, and anyone who attended games at the old Stadium with any regularity would concur. That’s life, and things change. But anyone who says the fans at NYS are as into the games as those at OYS are just uninformed.


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