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Cano, Phelps power Yankees to another win over the hapless Blue Jays

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on May 18, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano hit two home runs and David Phelps was solid again as the Yankees beat the hapless Blue Jays, 7-2, in front of 45,577 at Yankee Stadium. The first-place Yankees have now won eight of nine against last-place Toronto and lead the Jays by 10 games in the AL East. They got there thanks, in part, to Cano, who had a multi-homer game for the second time this season and the 12th time in his career.

Cano’s pair of two-run home runs helped stake Phelps to a 5-1 lead. He did the rest, shaking off early control troubles to strike out eight. Phelps, in the longest outing of his career, pitched seven strong, allowing just one run on six hits and three walks. Curtis Granderson went hitless in his first career start in right field. Travis Hafner hit his seventh homer of the season in just his 100th at-bat. That includes five in 54 at-bats at Yankee Stadium.

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159 Responses to “Cano, Phelps power Yankees to another win over the hapless Blue Jays”

  1. blake May 18th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Yanks are 8-1 against the AL east winning blue jays

  2. mick May 18th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Implode the Yankees!!!!

  3. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    This is why it was smart of the Jays to have had their parade down [insert name of some big street in Toronto] back in January.

  4. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    @AndrewMarchand were you one of the many media geniuses that picked the blue jays in the preseason? (Umm, yes)
    ——————————————————————–

    Eh, always entertaining when people make fun of Marchand.

  5. blake May 18th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Wonder if Antholpolis’s seat is getting hot ?

  6. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Welp, my lawnmower started and I had a nice conversation with my neighbour :D

  7. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Andrew Marchand ?@AndrewMarchand 22m
    Maybe the Yankees aren’t that good. They just have played the Blue Jays a lot.
    —————————————————————————–

    Example #1 of why it’s great when people make fun of Marchand.

  8. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I think he’s hoist on the petard of Bautista and Co. We wait on FBs, hit HRs.

    Deja Vu all over again.

    He put together a hell of a team. Fantasy meets reality check.

  9. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Joe: “We’ve always envisioned him [Phelps] as a starter.”
    Yeah, sure.

    “But he’s been forced into the bullpen role.” By whom?

  10. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    YF-

    Thanks for nailing them.

    ;)

  11. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Was AA’s greatest move getting rid of the Vernon Wells contract? Part of which eventually trickled down to us?

  12. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hi MTU, how was the trip? :)

  13. fantasygame101 May 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Welcome back hafner. Romine has another hit.

  14. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Phelps isn’t a permanent starter?

  15. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    “By whom?”

    Having five other pitchers they wanted in the rotation more than Phelps?

  16. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    “Implode the Yankees!!!!”

    now we’re talking.

    i knew you’d come around mick

  17. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    “But he’s been forced into the bullpen role.” By whom?
    —–
    But it’s working out well. If Warren is the next example coming this route, I’m good.

  18. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Nick, I didn’t like AA getting rid of Hill and Johnny Mac.

  19. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    YF-

    It was all I hoped it would be.

    Thanks for asking.

    How’s the ankle ?

  20. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Randy fill me in on your master plan again re: implosion.
    Who would be playing here now?

  21. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    MTU, good to hear. Ankle’s doing well. Thanks for asking.

  22. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    MTU, pics?

  23. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I didn’t like Gillick letting Jimmy Key go in favour of Dave Stewart, but we won in ’93 anyways and Key was a deserving winner again, so that move is in its own category.

  24. jacksquat May 18th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Joe: “We’ve always envisioned him [Phelps] as a starter.”
    Yeah, sure.

    “But he’s been forced into the bullpen role.” By whom?

    By 5 starters who were seen as better.

    He has a chance to take Nova’s job now.

  25. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Randy is playing like the biggest reverse jinx ever….. The joke is on y’all

  26. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Yes, MTU, I require diversion. Pics please!

  27. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    The Jays pitching is just not good. Glad we’re capitalizing. Let’s sweep ‘em!

  28. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    My plan of trading Nelson for himself as the PTBML has been foiled as the Angels have claimed him.

  29. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    PTBNL for the illiterates out there.

  30. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    He has a chance to take Nova’s job now.
    ======================
    Nuno will be ahead of Nova in short order.

  31. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    YF-

    You’ve got mail.

    :)

  32. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    The Illiterati thank you

  33. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Joe: “We’ve always envisioned him [Phelps] as a starter.”
    Yeah, sure.

    “But he’s been forced into the bullpen role.” By whom?

    —————–

    :lol:

    Phelps has been awesome. Not sure how they approach things with Nova, but there’s just no denying Phelps has more working for him right now.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Nuno on Tuesday. I couldn’t watch his last start.

  34. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    You mean Randy has been goofing on us all along?
    What a phony…

  35. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hard to see Phelps coming out of the rotation any time soon

  36. tomingeorgia May 18th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Put a link here, SVP. Welcome back!

  37. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    They are shopping Nova as we speak, Joba too.

  38. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    mick says:
    May 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    They are shopping Nova as we speak, Joba too.

    Package deal maybe

  39. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I meant to say so before, but it’s good to see you back MTU! You’ve been missed!

  40. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    any ideas blake?
    forget headley.

  41. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    randy

    I tried to picture you pissing in your sou’wester, (headgear), maybe wearing it on your codpiece and just kept breaking up. It would be too cruel.

  42. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Montero is close to punching his AAA ticket I’m afraid…..

  43. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Hard to see Phelps coming out of the rotation any time soon
    =========================
    He can’t. Warren took his job.

  44. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    mick says:
    May 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    any ideas blake?
    forget headley.

    I’m not sure …. Id love to buy low on a minor league infielder but it’s probably too early to say who will be available

  45. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    blake-
    would you do Nova for Montero?

  46. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks Shame.

    Civilization is nice too.

    :)

  47. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    JS, Nick: You mean by Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon? :roll:

    Thanks, MTU.

  48. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Tom, you survived the wedding, good man!

  49. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    mick says:
    May 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    blake-
    would you do Nova for Montero?

    Of course

  50. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    My pleasure YF.

    :)

  51. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Of course
    ======
    they would want more.

  52. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    YF

    I was all for Phelps over Freddy but think their reasoning was he was too valuable in the pen.

  53. tomingeorgia May 18th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    jmills,
    4 down, 1 to go. There seems to be a main squeeze, so it might be soon!

  54. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I have been steadfast in my support for Phelps.

    And he has rewarded my confidence with a string of 3 quality starts.

    Anyone not seeing at least a solid #4/5 SP is just not watching.

    Personally I think his potential is greater. Always have.

    :)

  55. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    “You mean by Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon?”

    No, I do not. :grin:

    blake, Montero raised his average today. Please don’t be a hater.

  56. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    MTU, didn’t Freud write something about civilization and its discontent?

  57. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Geez Tom, you sure do have stamina.

  58. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Phelps is the next Mussina.

  59. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Mills-

    Indeed.

    But that had little to do w hiking.

    ;)

  60. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “blake, Montero raised his average today. Please don’t be a hater.”

    Cost them the game defensively though

  61. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    mick says:
    May 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    Phelps is the next Mussina.

    Nah but he’s good…..people forget that a young moose was like Phelps at 95 mph…..

  62. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I don’t think Yanks would offer Nova for Montero.

  63. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    MG-

    If you’re out there.

    Looks like I get to stay out of the Wilderness a while longer.

    :)

  64. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    We could prolly get a nice prospect from TB for Nova.

  65. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    “Cost them the game defensively though”

    I did not know that. All I see in the box score is that the winning and losing pitchers are both named Perez.

  66. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    @jonmorosi: The Rays just don’t have the pitching this year.

    Was always funny to me that nobody thought they’d miss James Shields

  67. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    What has been going on w Sir Phillip ?

    He was looking so solid and then lately……..

    Is he OK ? No injuries I hope.

  68. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Nah but he’s good…..people forget that a young moose was like Phelps at 95 mph…..
    =====================
    We’ll talk when he has 200 wins.

  69. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    @jonmorosi: The Rays just don’t have the pitching this year.
    ======================
    Nova.

  70. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Phone in callers can’t understand why the Jays have been so bad against the Yankees yet just ok against everybody else. LMAO, there’s no silver lining in any of that!

  71. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    If I were to trade Nova it would be to an NL club.

    But I’m not ready (at least until I get a look at Pineda).

    ;)

  72. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Cash….Did you fake this Stewart “injury” to give Romine his shot?

  73. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Nah but he’s good…..people forget that a young moose was like Phelps at 95 mph…..
    =====================
    We’ll talk when he has 200 wins.

    He’s getting a real late start at that …..he and Hughes are roughly the same age and Hughes has 49 more wins than him.

  74. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    If I were to trade Nova it would be to an NL club.
    ============================
    You would trade him to an AL club for the right deal.

  75. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    mick-

    No more concerns about Phelp’s temperament ?

    You did express some a while back.

  76. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Mick-

    I would but I’d prefer not to trade him to a direct competitor.

    Just in case he finds it.

    ;)

  77. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I like Phelps, but Phelps will never have Moose’s fastball or be as good as Moose.

    Rays can’t help but miss Shields but interesting to see who is in the rotation by end of season. I hope Odorizzi get’s Price’s Tuesday start.

    jmills, I think there is more than one discontent. ;)

  78. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    If Phelps can average 16-18 wins over the next 10 years he’d be right there.

  79. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Blake-

    “He’s getting a real late start”

    If it were up to certain people in the Yankees org. he’d still be in the Pen.

    So yeah.

    ;)

  80. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    mick says:
    May 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm
    If Phelps can average 16-18 wins over the next 10 years he’d be right there.

    Sure but that’s easier said than done …..if he won 17 a year for the next 10 years then bed be 35 years old and still 25 short of 200

  81. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    MTU-
    No concerns. He made an adjustment since that start.
    He is smart and mature with a killer instinct.
    Love his makeup….and he’s hungry like the wolf.

  82. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I’m hoping that given a proper chance Phelps can develop into a consistent 12-15 winner w the Yankees.

    Possibly more.

    :)

  83. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    if he won 17 a year for the next 10 years then bed be 35 years old and still 25 short of 200
    ========================
    that’s not close enough to 200 to compare him to Mussina?

  84. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Given Hughes’s age and that he’s already got 54 wins in the bank though he’s got a real good shot at 200 if he stays healthy and stays on a winning club

  85. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    OK Mick.

    Just wanted to check.

    I think you know how I feel.

    ;)

  86. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I’m hoping that given a proper chance Phelps can develop into a consistent 12-15 winner w the Yankees.
    ==============
    That’s too low, 12?
    He’s gotta win at least 15 and could this year with only 25 starts.

  87. blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    that’s not close enough to 200 to compare him to Mussina?”

    Moose won 270 games…phelps has won 5. I get the similaries in demeanor and pitchability etc…..by stuff wise there was no comparison when Moose was young.

  88. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Given Hughes’s age and that he’s already got 54 wins in the bank though he’s got a real good shot at 200 if he stays healthy and stays on a winning club
    ===============================
    Hughes is too inconsistent.
    And there’s no other team that wins as consistently as we do.

  89. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    One thing that I think will get even better w Phelps over time are the # of BB’s issued.

    And I fully expect his WHIP to come down (and no that’s not a pun).

    He’s a guy who has always exhibited excellent command.

    :)

  90. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    If it were up to certain people in the Yankees org. he’d still be in the Pen.
    =================
    Who would that be?

  91. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Mick-

    I’m trying to keep my enthusiasm in check.

    ;)

  92. MG May 18th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    MG-

    If you’re out there.

    Looks like I get to stay out of the Wilderness a while longer.
    ——————————–
    I think you are permanently out of the wilderness unless it’s by choice.

    Phelps has earned his rotation spot, if Nuno continues to pitch well then Nova really drops in the pecking order and may fall out permanently given that Pineda is on his way back.

    When a team has young guys in the organization it’s a constant dog fight for position (a good thing) and may the best ones win…

  93. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I’m trying to keep my enthusiasm in check.
    =========
    Why?

  94. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    You might turn into Larry David.

  95. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    mick-

    Not quite sure who. Just that Phelps was a victim of his own success.

    I’m pleased that he finally has the opportunity he so richly deserves.

    I never liked the way that the Yankees were using him. Someone recommended that.

    Thought it was wasting potential.

    I hope that’s behind him now and he gets to show his true calling as a SP.

  96. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Mick-

    It takes a while for a young starter to earn their stripes.

    Even good ones.

    I’m tempering things expecting bumps in the road.

    I hope he exceeds my modest expectations.

    He has the potential.

  97. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    The longer they leave Nova down there the more his value lessens unless he is lighting it up. in which case, they would have to bring him up or trade him.

    Of course, injuries seem to be the impetus for advancement this season so he is still insurance.

  98. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks MG.

    I can use a rest.

    :)

  99. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I’m looking forward to Nuno.

    He’s another guy who has potential even though he doesn’t light up a radar gun.

    :)

  100. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    i’m surprised Blake hasn’t made a trade proposal for Nova.
    name names gm..

  101. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Mick, I enjoyed the Allman Brothers material, thanks. Very broad band. BTW, Hoffs and Sweet do a version of the Bee Gees’ ” Run to Me ” to die for.

  102. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    He’s another guy who has potential even though he doesn’t light up a radar gun.
    =================
    do you think that’s a necessity?
    one of my favorite pitchers was jimmy key.

  103. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    where did sweet come from Mills?
    does he only do covers?
    anything beegees is fine with me even their disco phase.

  104. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Mills….have you ever heard of Steve Forbert?

  105. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    No Mick.

    Quite the opposite.

    I value guys who are crafty and know how to pitch. I’m praising it.

    Maddux was ridiculous. He’s the extreme example.

    Not knocking velo if it is packaged w the right accoutrements.

    Thing is many times it’s not.

  106. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Mick, I go back with Matthew Sweet to his break through album, ” Girlfriend “. Very talented guy.

  107. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Meet me in the middle of he night, let me hear you say, everthing’s all right…

  108. MG May 18th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    I’m looking forward to Nuno.

    He’s another guy who has potential even though he doesn’t light up a radar gun.
    ——————-
    you missed his start in Cleveland but was really good for the 5 innings even though he hadn’t pitched in about 10 days.

    Works fast, gets ahead consistently, not afraid to throw all of his pitches.

    He’s not unlike Mark Buerhle, who has averaged 14 wins a season with a sub-4 ERA for the past 10 years.

    You can’t look at Buerhle now throwing 85, you have to look at him throwing 88-90 (where Nuno was last Monday) for a good comparison.

    I think both the Yankees and Yankees fans would take that from Nuno for the next decade.

  109. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Meet me in the middle of he night, let me hear you say, everthing’s all right…
    =========================
    …and I thought you weren’t talking to me.

  110. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Steve Forbert? I’ll look him up now.

  111. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Mick-

    I was born alive on arrival.

  112. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    MG-

    I’m sorry I did but it looks like I may get another chance.

    :)

  113. mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    MTU-You a fan?

    Steve is in the City soon in a small place called the City Winery.
    Vastly underrated.

  114. MG May 18th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Any Knicks predictions for tonight?

    Mine is that they win tonight (particularly if George Hill can’t play) and close them out back at the Garden.

    ‘Melo is due for a huge game…

  115. Doreen May 18th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    My sister was a Steve Forbert fanatic. I think she saw him perform everytime in NY. She used to work for WNEW-FM years ago. She got into a lot of concerts.

  116. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    “Randy fill me in on your master plan again re: implosion.
    Who would be playing here now?”

    sorry mick, implosions are delicate. tipping points and all that. i have to keep you on a need to know basis only for now.

  117. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Going Down to Laurel:

    http://www.npr.org/event/music.....tain-stage

  118. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    sorry mick, implosions are delicate. tipping points and all that. i have to keep you on a need to know basis only for now.
    ================
    a man without a plan?
    unlike you…

  119. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    My sister was a Steve Forbert fanatic. I think she saw him perform everytime in NY. She used to work for WNEW-FM years ago. She got into a lot of concerts.
    ==================
    Have you seen him Doreen?

  120. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Mick-

    I knew about Forbert years ago.

    I thought he was very talented and had a haunting voice. Something like Leonard Cohen.

    That seems like light years ago now.

  121. tomingeorgia May 18th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    How about the Preakness?

  122. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Steve Forbert = no reverb

  123. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    here’s a staple:

    Romeo’s Tune – Steve Forbert 1979 – YouTube
    ? 3:34? 3:34
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE79UxDu7Xc?

  124. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    ‘blake May 18th, 2013 at 4:22 pm
    “blake, Montero raised his average today. Please don’t be a hater.”

    Cost them the game defensively though”

    blake-

    how so?

  125. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    forbert is basically acoustic, singer songwriter, dylanesque

  126. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    steve forbert i`m in love with you – YouTube
    ? 4:42? 4:42
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlU97spZiS8

  127. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Goin’ Down To Laurel – YouTube
    ? 5:03? 5:03
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEZvLXLwOWU?

  128. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Steve Forbert Complications – YouTube
    ? 3:51? 3:51
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiIGEGl5pZM

  129. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Great time at the Stadium today! :)

  130. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Steve Forbert – cellophane city (lyrics) – YouTube
    ? 5:35? 5:35
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmY9yLUhbHs

  131. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Glad you had a good time Greg.

  132. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    MTU—-Phelps did a great job….a little shaky at first but overall solid

  133. blake May 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    “how so?”

    Couldn’t keep his foot on the plate on a play at the plate…..mostly because he couldn’t stretch looked like

  134. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Greg-

    I have to agree. Or should I say, I’m glad to agree.

    ;)

  135. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    great song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHIpuZY7pw

  136. mick May 18th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    hope you enjoyed.

    later.

  137. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    GregD May 18th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Great time at the Stadium today!

    ——————–

    Greg is our good luck charm.

  138. tbone1570 May 18th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    mick May 18th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Mills….have you ever heard of Steve Forbert?

    ————————————————

    Steve Forbert = musical genius. First time I saw him was 1978, opening for Heart in the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ. Try to catch him whenever he’s in the area, he’s worth the price of admission.

  139. GregD May 18th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    GregD May 18th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Great time at the Stadium today!

    ——————–

    Greg is our good luck charm.
    ——–
    Four in a row! ;)

  140. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I have not given up on Nova.

    And I still think Hughes may be retained.

    But I think as guys like Phelps, Nuno,Pineda, etc. come on line the Yankees may have all kinds of options. Trade options and trade bait.

    That doesn’t take into account the potential of guys like J-Ram, Banuelos, etc.

    This OS could be very interesting.

    We have lot’s of Pitching. Several rising star Of’er’s, and several catching types.

    I’d have to say that Cashman should be able to put together one whale of a package.

    Who knows what fish that lands ?

    ;)

  141. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Who knows what fish that lands ?

    ——————————

    Ay oung SS

  142. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    “Couldn’t keep his foot on the plate on a play at the plate…..mostly because he couldn’t stretch looked like”

    blake-

    i just watched the play about ten times and stopped it as the ball was a few feet from plate. montero’s foot was clearly on the front of the plate. tow things happened in the time it took for the ball to get there. one was the throw was on the first base side and montero had to reach in that direction to get it. because of camera angle it’s hard to tell how far he had to go to get it.
    the second thing is the runners foot may have knocked montero’s foot off. the runners foot was on the front part of plater where montero’s foot was a split second earlier. now was montero’s foot knocked off. if it was the runner was out because the ball beat him by a split second.

    now is it possible montero lost where the plate was and simply didn’t leave his foot on it ? yes, but he had it on it when the ball was literally a few feet from hitting his mitt.

    whatever happened, not a clear cut blunder. you have to watch the video and stop it to see what i’m saying. it’s available on mlb.com

  143. KPB May 18th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    MTU

    Read that you got back from a trip. Where did you go?

  144. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Mick, Steve Forbert is great! You learn something every day.

  145. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    AAO-

    Yes. That might be one possibility.

    There could be others.

    :)

  146. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    KPB-

    To the other end of the Earth.

    :)

    Seriously, I went up north to a hiker’s paradise know as the Canyons of the Escalante.

    I posted photos earlier in this thread

    How are you ?

  147. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    KPB-

    @ 4:13

  148. KPB May 18th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I’m doing good, thanks. How have you been? I’ll have to go back and look, I missed it. I know they can’t compare, but I took some pics from the N.O. aquarium if your interested.

  149. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    AAO-

    Yes. That might be one possibility.

    There could be others.

    ——————-

    Yes there are options out there. It will be interesting to see what happens.

  150. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    KPB-

    Ups and downs. Lot’s of Family issues. Health related.

    Part of the roller coaster of Life.

    Sure. I’d love to see them. Send ‘em along.

    Glad you are well.

  151. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    AAO-

    Indeed.

    Don’t want overripe fruit just falling to the ground.

    That would be a waste.

    ;)

  152. MTU May 18th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    New post —–>

  153. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    blake-

    i have a screen shot that shows montero had foot on bag with two feet of ball flight to go. i’m pretty sure runner was out and foot came off after runner’s foot hit the plate. i’ll post it if i can convert screen shot to image that will send.

  154. KPB May 18th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about family problems. Hope all goes well. Will send them within the next couple of days. I still have to put them on the the pc from phone. Some are really cool though.

  155. blake May 18th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    “now is it possible montero lost where the plate was and simply didn’t leave his foot on it ? yes, but he had it on it when the ball was literally a few feet from hitting his mitt.”

    I watched it a couple of times and it looked like this to me…..hard to say for sure but I guess the point is that his lack of athletism may have cost them there

  156. comnsnse May 18th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Gents, just returned from a family outing and picked up on the previous thread.

    Messrs.Randy, Tar and Nick re: the Yankees are in essence a totalitarian regime?

    Two views theoretically. A) The Yankee brand and economic success is literally the model in sports of the American economic dream. From a then modest investment by the principal, less than 250m of his own money he and his very limited partners have realized what is now arguably the most valuable sports franchise on planet earthy with an estimated value of between 3-5 billion from its three entities. What better model for the free market and capitalism?

    B) On the other hand this enterprise could also have done very well in a totalitarian regime as many wealthy business owners did in both Germany and France pre and during WW2. Let me interject at this point that several very well known American companies also did business with Nazi Germany before and while speculative even during the war under German company names.

    Two of the most well known were Ford and G.E , there were others.

    To the question of whether the Yankees or any large business enterprise could prosper in a totalitarian environment one need only look to Krupp as one of many examples in Nazi Germany.

    There are numerous historical examples but at the end of the day I believe money has no permanent friends or enemies only continued growth.

    I apologize for the off topic discourse but since it was being debated on a previous thread and I personally enjoy any discussion of historical context and it’s application in today’s world.

    I stuck my two cents in!

  157. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks Comnsnse. I enjoy learning about a variety of topics

    I like Randy’s Vichy comment, thought it was quite clever.

    Then Nick interjected with Godwin’s Law, which I never heard of. After reading a little about it, I thought perhaps Nick mis-spoke ( I should have known better).

    It was while in full back-pedaling mode that I reached out for the Yankees being a totalitarian regime. Didn’t really mean it, but I guess in a pinch it fit the bill.

    After reading your post I researched some Business giants that prospered doing business with Nazi Germany. The list is quite impressive and includes Chase, Kodak, Random House and Novartis. Talk about having skeletons in your closet, Sheesh.

  158. comnsnse May 18th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Tar, I’m not completely sure but it may have been Kodak that did early data mining which actually helped the Nazis pin point the locations of German Jews facilitating the round up of those sent to the camps.

    But make no mistake many of the wealthy and business interests will align them selves with whomever they think will benefit their interests.

    You should see the French families and business interests that were pro aligning France with Hitler as long as they were enabled to retain their status and business .Moet Chandon and Michelin among others!

  159. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    From what I read You may be talking about IBM. Crazy to even consider.

    I knew about the German companies like Volkswagen, BMW and Messerschmitt but not American companies.

    “IBM designed the punch cards that were used to systematize the extermination of people by race and class.”

    Heres the link

    http://www.businesspundit.com/.....the-nazis/


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