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Pregame notes: Tornado damage all too familiar for Robertson

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 21, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

David Robertson

Dave Robertson has never played baseball in Oklahoma City, and he has no real ties to the suburb of Moore, but images of yesterday’s tornado still struck home. The scenes on television all too similar to the 2011 tornado that ripped through Robertson’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

“I know first hand what it looks like,” Robertson said. “We saw it live going through there. It’s tough because you know that all the families are just lost right now. Their whole world has been rocked. It’s just really tough to see that. You watch it on TV but you don’t understand until you get on the ground and see where everyone’s houses were, it’s just a lot of concrete debris. It’s tough to see.”

When the Alabama tornado hit, Robertson and his wife, Erin, formed the High Socks For Hope charity. He’s already talked to Erin about ideas for new fund raising events to begin helping in Oklahoma.

“We’re preparing care packages right now to send up,” Robertson said. “We’re doing everything within our means. We’re not a large charity, it’s just me, Erin and a couple of people on the ground in Alabama. It’s really actually just three of us running it. We’re small but we’re doing what we can. We get a lot of help down there and hopefully we can move some essential items back up to Oklahoma and help out any way we can.”

“… We’re still doing Alabama, Sandy and hoping to send some stuff up to Oklahoma. Right now, it’s just care packages. We’ll see where everything goes from there. Our funds are kind of depleted. We need to bring awareness back.”

Joba Chamberlain• Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to make a rehab appearance in Tampa tomorrow, but he won’t be activated right away. Manager Joe Girardi said he expects Chamberlain to make at least two rehab outings, making it unlikely he’ll come off the disabled list before next week. “I don’t know if it will be the weekend,” Girardi said. “I think he’ll probably do two turns, then we’ll evaluate and make sure he’s doing OK.”

• Mark Teixeira got four simulated at-bats today, and Kevin Youkilis got three at-bats. Eduardo Nunez did tee and toss, and Alex Rodriguez took batting practice. “Everyone seemed to do a little more today,” Girardi said.

• It’s important to think of these simulated game at-bats as something larger than typical at-bats. “They told me Tex saw 40 to 45 pitches in four ABs,” Girardi said. “I don’t imagine that’s (a real game). I don’t know how you do that.”

• According to Girardi, Ivan Nova felt good today, but there’s no word on what’s next for him.

• No real plan for Andy Pettitte just yet. “They’re giving him five or six days off from throwing,” Girardi said. “He’s not scheduled to throw yet.” Girardi indicated that Pettitte might simply throw a simulated game rather than going on a real rehab assignment.

• Chris Stewart did more tee and toss today. Girardi said he fully expects to have Stewart back in the lineup at some point this weekend.

• The Yankees could used Stewart in an emergency, but if — for some reason — the Yankees couldn’t use Stewart, Jayson Nix is the emergency third catcher. “Ich is the most flexible,” Girardi said. “He ought to get back there. He said no, though.”

• Girardi said it’s ultimately up to Phil Hughes to recognize whether his fastball is working tonight, and to adjust his game plan if it’s not. Austin Romine can call pitches, but Hughes has the final say. “You can try to enforce it, but really the enforcer is standing with the baseball in his hand because they have the ability to shake,” Girardi said. “Unfortunately, catchers aren’t able to shake pitchers off sometimes. It really falls upon his shoulders. You can try to get him to do it, but sometimes guy are creatures of habit and you have to recognize when you have to make changes.”

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48 Responses to “Pregame notes: Tornado damage all too familiar for Robertson”

  1. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    • Girardi said it’s ultimately up to Phil Hughes to recognize whether his fastball is working tonight, and to adjust his game plan if it’s not. Austin Romine can call pitches, but Hughes has the final say. “You can try to enforce it, but really the enforcer is standing with the baseball in his hand because they have the ability to shake,” Girardi said. “Unfortunately, catchers aren’t able to shake pitchers off sometimes. It really falls upon his shoulders. You can try to get him to do it, but sometimes guy are creatures of habit and you have to recognize when you have to make changes.”

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

    So much for Romine being responsible of bad outings

  2. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    D Rob is a good dude

  3. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    • Girardi said it’s ultimately up to Phil Hughes to recognize whether his fastball is working tonight, and to adjust his game plan if it’s not. Austin Romine can call pitches, but Hughes has the final say. “You can try to enforce it, but really the enforcer is standing with the baseball in his hand because they have the ability to shake,” Girardi said. “Unfortunately, catchers aren’t able to shake pitchers off sometimes. It really falls upon his shoulders. You can try to get him to do it, but sometimes guy are creatures of habit and you have to recognize when you have to make changes.”

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

    So much for Romine being responsible of bad outings
    —————–
    of course he isn’t-the dugout is calling pitches for him anyway, just watch how he looks over there on every pitch before putting down the signal…

  4. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    He is Blake

  5. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    So much for Romine being responsible of bad outings
    _____
    QFT.
    ___
    Yep, DRob is a good boy.

  6. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Luis, I answered in other thread.

  7. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    He is Blake
    ————
    who is blake?

    Is he Cashman?

    you blew the secret, luis… :)

  8. MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    “If Ottawa can’t beat Pitt I hope they at least tire them out. ”
    ___
    Thinking the same about you and Rangers…

    ———————————————————

    I’m sure you are. :D:

  9. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    • Girardi said it’s ultimately up to Phil Hughes to recognize whether his fastball is working tonight, and to adjust his game plan if it’s not. Austin Romine can call pitches, but Hughes has the final say. “You can try to enforce it, but really the enforcer is standing with the baseball in his hand because they have the ability to shake,” Girardi said. “Unfortunately, catchers aren’t able to shake pitchers off sometimes. It really falls upon his shoulders. You can try to get him to do it, but sometimes guy are creatures of habit and you have to recognize when you have to make changes.”

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

    So much for Romine being responsible of bad outings

    So much for people thinking the Yankees thought he was responsible.

  10. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    MG,

    I know.. ;)

  11. yankeefeminista May 21st, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    “I’m sure you are. :”

    ;)

  12. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    “who is blake?”

    I am Spartacus

  13. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I am Spartacus!

  14. ron May 21st, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Sounds like hughes needs to be told what pitch to throw.

  15. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    This is totally random…..but has anyone ever planted a bloom a thon azalea?

  16. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    “who is blake?”

    I am Spartacus

    jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    I am Spartacus!
    —————
    you both can’t be Spartacus, one of you has to either be Krixus or Gannicus, I think Gannicus got more chicks back in the day…

  17. fantasygame101 May 21st, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I recommend that they be careful of stewart. Let him catch 2 times a week initially. Like for the next 7 months then he can return to his normal role.

  18. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Ok, I’ll be Gannicus. ;)

  19. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    @DanBarbarisi: The Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez, has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to AAA Scranton.

  20. MaineYankee May 21st, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Kevin Durant donated 1mil to oklahoma.

  21. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    MaineYankee says:
    May 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    Kevin Durant donated 1mil to oklahoma.

    Now that’s stepping up

  22. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Blake my good fellow, perhaps you’ve hit on the proper role model for yourself. Spat-acus since to do roil the waters with your pronouncements.

    For his he was crucified as you may verbally if your incessant self promotion does not cease!

    Only joshing you Blakester………….for now! ;)

  23. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    MaineYankee says:
    May 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    Kevin Durant donated 1mil to oklahoma.

    Now that’s stepping up
    ————–
    props to Kevin Durant…

  24. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    “For his he was crucified as you may verbally if your incessant self promotion does not cease!”

    Anyway WCYF…..

  25. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Romine romantics. Romine has never shown himself to be an offensive option at his position.

    He is primarily a defensive guy with mucho competition in his own organization and around MLB.

    He will neither be startin but may be soon depatrtin, to paraphrase the great Richie Allen!

  26. David in Cal May 21st, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Girardi calls him “ich”. Better than “itchy”, I suppose.

  27. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Durant is totally a guy that gets it…..

  28. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    “For his he was crucified as you may verbally if your incessant self promotion does not cease!”

    Anyway WCYF…..
    ———–
    not him…

  29. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    “not him”

    It’s his lost twin if not

  30. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Blake, I am able to articulate actually using known English words.

    In the event you can not please send me your code book of acronyms and I’ll see what I can cook up.

    Gracias.

    I hope you don’t text while driving! ;)

  31. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    MG,

    All this criptic talk has lost me… Maybe it is a barrier language… But I have no clue on what you guys are talking about

  32. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I like twins, twice the fun especially if you chew gum.

    Who is this imposter you are suggesting is moi? ;)

  33. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    YF,

    Yes, I read it thanks…. J Ram seems to be the real deal… Is it true that he can locate the slider effectively to both left and right handed batters?

  34. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    So much for people thinking the Yankees thought he was responsible.

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

    I am not going there ;)

  35. comnsnse May 21st, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Luis, I do live on a “barrier” island you old multi linguist!

    For the record Luis, Senor Blake and myself are engaging in a feeling out process to determine an acceptable blog level we may banter on with out initiating writer or site admin. disciplinary measures!

    Stay tuned, all in good fun for me and I hope Spat-acus! ;)

  36. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    MG,

    All this criptic talk has lost me… Maybe it is a barrier language… But I have no clue on what you guys are talking about
    ————-
    I know, sorry, it’s really funny though…

  37. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    “So much for people thinking the Yankees thought he was responsible.”

    It wasn’t that people (fans) thought the Yankees thought that Romine was responsible, it’s that everyone was at a loss as to why Romine wasn’t catching more, and some writers, who often claim to have inside info speculated that that was the reasons, including ma and pa who do Yankee games on the radio.

  38. ac1 May 21st, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Bard shut down. Is it bad i feel bad for him? He was to Boston what Robertson or joba is to us and that seems like 100 years ago.

  39. blake May 21st, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    “For the record Luis, Senor Blake and myself are engaging in a feeling out process to determine an acceptable blog level we may banter on with out initiating writer or site admin. disciplinary measures!”

    Well I’ll just tell ya if you wanna discuss baseball with me in a normal manner then fine but cut the weird passive aggressive nonsne or don’t expect replies…..

  40. MG May 21st, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    including ma and pa who do Yankee games on the radio.
    ————-
    they don’t actually do the games, do they?

    More like they do the commercials, plugs, and botched HR calls with an occasional reference to what’s going on, right?

  41. austinmac May 21st, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    When I learned Durant used to return to UT in the summers to work out with his former teammates, he slept no the floor in their apartment. He is truly a very good guy and good for his charity.

  42. luis May 21st, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Mg,

    No problem… I just feel like an exchange student that just got to the US and doesn’t speak a word of English and his fellow co-students make him say inapropiate things to women and he gets slapped in the face as a result ( taking out of a B movie I don’t recall the name )… Or when I got to Indiana to learn English and the teacher asked ” What’s your name? ” I answered “Two o’clock!”… True story

  43. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    “they don’t actually do the games, do they?”

    They do games, but not the game they are currently watching.

  44. pat May 21st, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Sox fans get the kinder and gentler Pete…..

    PeteAbe
    People making jokes about Bard: It’s just not funny. Try at least a little bit to be human.

  45. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Hey Pete

    A-Rod says hi.

  46. Shame Spencer May 21st, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Get your game faces on people!! :arrow:

  47. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve always loved D-Rob. His boyish good looks don’t hurt either ;)

    Okay…it’s go time. C’mon Hughesie!!

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