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Minor league and winter ball notes: Nuno on a roll in Arizona

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

It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had one of these. In that time, Baseball American has released it’s annual list of minor league free agents. No one from the Yankees list should come as a surprise. It’s made primarily of guys who were signed as minor league free agents in the first place.

Of this group, Sam Demel might want to come back — kind of like David Herndon — if only because the Yankees have some bullpen jobs legitimately up for grabs, and Demel has both big league experience and strong numbers with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Walter Ibarra might also re-sign to fill his familiar organizational utility role. He’s not a bad defender.

Here are the Yankees minor league free agents, as reported by Baseball America.

RHP: Cory Arbiso (AA), Sam Demel (AAA), Yoshinori Tateyama (AAA)
C: Bobby Wilson (AAA)
1B: Andrew Clark (AA), Randy Ruiz (AAA)
2B: Reegie Corona (AA)
SS: Walter Ibarra (AAA)
OF: Fernando Martinez (AAA), Corey Patterson (AAA)

Vidal Nuno• Through his first two Arizona Fall League starts, it seemed Vidal Nuno was falling apart. Far more advanced than most of his AFL competition, Nuno struggled in his first two outings, but in his past three appearances, Nuno’s gone 13 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K. Suddenly, his Fall League ERA is down to a strong 3.20. It was up to 8.10 at one point.

• Speaking of getting on a roll in the Fall League, Mason Williams has an 11-game hitting streak. Most have been one-hit games, so his overall numbers aren’t overwhelming, but he’s hitting a solid .274/.338/.339 through 62 at-bats. He’s 3-for-4 stealing bases, but he’s had just one extra-base hit in his past nine games (not counting the game when he entered as a pinch runner and didn’t get an at-bat).

• Still a bit of a weird Fall League for Peter O’Brien, who has just 10 hits (a .196 batting average), six of which have gone for extra bases (a .471 slugging percentage). O’Brien continues to split time between catcher and third base, and he’s hit four home runs, but he’s also struck out 20 times in 51 at-bats.

• The infield experiment seems to have ended for Adonis Garcia. The Cuban outfielder is in Venezuela this winter, and it’s been more than two weeks since he got any time at third base (he played there a few times early). He’s basically rotated through all three outfield positions — mostly right field — while hitting .292/.333/.477 in 65 at-bats. He’s had seven hits in his past three games. He could absolutely hit his way into the big league picture this season, especially if Zoilo Almonte stumbles.

• Speaking of Zoilo Almonte, he’s in the Dominican, playing almost exclusively in left field, and hitting .246/.313/.344. He homered in each of his first two games this winter, but he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since. He continues to be much better from the left side of the plate. He’s hitting .300 against right-handers this winter; .143 against lefties.

Mustelier• Winter struggles continue for Ronnier Mustelier. He’s hitting .227/.333/.280 in Mexico, where he was awfully good last winter. The one positive in his numbers comes from the 12 walks against 14 strikeouts in 75 at-bats. He remains a middle-of-the-order hitter for Culiacan, but he hasn’t hit for as much power as expected. He’s coming off a down year in Triple-A as well, and for a guy like Mustelier — an older and largely untouted prospect — there’s not much margin for error. He can fall off the radar rather quickly if things turn south.

• Despite all the prospect buzz, Gary Sanchez is still very young, which means he’s not getting much playing time in Dominican. He’s gotten into seven games — one as a pinch hitter — and he’s hitting .150/.150/.150 with six strikeouts in 20 at-bats. The Dominican Winter League is pretty advanced for him. Shouldn’t expect big things from him just yet, not even in winter ball.

• My inclination is to make very little of it, but it’s certainly worth noting that Jose Pirela continues to rake in Venezuela. Playing both second base and left field, Pirela is hitting .308/.409/.538 through 91 at-bats. He’s started getting a lot of at-bats in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the order. Pirela’s been a pretty good Double-A hitter as well, but there’s never been any indication that the Yankees have high expectations for him (as evidenced by keeping him in Trenton for three years). Maybe he can hit his way on the radar, but I’m not sure he’s there yet.

Maruszak• Since replacing Tyler Austin in the Arizona Fall League, Addison Maruszak is hitting .222/.440/.278 through six games. He’s walked seven times in 18 at-bats, which is pretty much the only way to explain such an unusual slash line. Able to play literally any position except pitcher, Maruszak has gotten all of his time at first base, third base and DH which makes sense considering he’s filling in for Austin.

• The other Yankees pitchers in the Fall League: Lefty Fred Lewis has yet to allow a run. He has a perfect 0.00 ERA through nine relief appearances, however he’s allowed eight hits and five walks. Lefties have had more success against him than righties. … You see some ugly Fall League pitching lines every year, and right-hander Brett Gerritse has one at the moment. Through 8.2 innings, he’s allowed nine hits, nine walks and 10 earned runs. He was charged with a blown save in each of his past two appearances. … James Pazos was pitching pretty well in Arizona before back-to-back three-hit outings. He still has a strong 2.45 ERA out of the bullpen, but it’s more telling that opponents are hitting .313 against him. He has a 2.18 Fall League WHIP.

Associated Press photo of Nuno; headshots of Mustelier and Maruszak

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333 Responses to “Minor league and winter ball notes: Nuno on a roll in Arizona”

  1. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    MTU & mick –

    I think the Curly Howard Estate would take umbrage at the use of “coitusey”; the mispronunciation of “certainly” to “soitenly” may have been copyrighted…. just kidding, but that is certainly a Stooges malaprop.

    FWIW, Nunez, for whatever reason, hasn’t been able to channel his athleticism, particularly in the infield. His throwing mechanics are, to be kind, awful. His plate discipline is improving, but he falls into that trap each year – he either gets injured or buried on the big club so he does not get consistent at bats.

    He might be one of those guys that would be a fit in a big park, where line drives play well and he can use his speed. I could see him an OF in SD, SF or even Seattle. Maybe even the Mets… but my eyes tell me he’s an OF in a big NL park.

  2. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    222:

    Trade him, trade him anywhere….probably doesn’t his weight with RISP.
    Cannot think of a worse fielding SS or 3B in the ML.
    If everybody loves him – he should be tradeable.
    Please.
    Please trade Nunez.

    (but really – how would you ‘sell’ his value ???)

  3. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    are we all past the Chase Headley infatuation of a year ago…Nunez +

  4. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    *hit his weight

  5. Triple Short of a Cycle November 8th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    How come nobody is asking Cashman why Tanaka but not Darvish?

  6. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Steve-

    Response at the end of the last thread.

    ;)

  7. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Here’s some names to learn…2014 MLB Draft Prospect List.
    BaseballAmerica.
    No Keith Law – not paying for that.
    Crap shoot ?

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....los-rodon/

  8. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    How come nobody is asking Cashman why Tanaka but not Darvish?
    ———————————————————

    Sometimes you just say…. “forget it; learn; move on”

  9. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I’m taking Trea Turner SS from NC State w my # 18 pick.

    :)

  10. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This was only one ‘ranking’ albeit a respectable one….

    …wonder if other lists have him rated down toward the 18 neighborhood ?

  11. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Nah. I’m just hungry for a college SS.

    ;)

  12. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    http://www.minorleagueball.com.....t-rankings

    Has him at #7.

    NC State must’ve had a pretty decent team….#1 P & #7 SS.

  13. Triple Short of a Cycle November 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Sometimes you just say…. “forget it; learn; move on”

    ——————————-

    The point is why the organizational change on Japanese pitching? No reporter thinks it is a pertinent question to ask? All the reason being given for him were the same reasons many people on here were giving.

  14. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    MTU -

    Yanks will have no shot at Turner. None.

  15. Hankflorida November 8th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Does any one disagree with me that Soriano should be primarily a DH at his age and play the outfield mainly against against left handed pitching? This is why I make my case that the Yankees should keep Granderson and sign someone like Choo to play with Gardener. If Soriano is penciled in as the regular left fielder and Suzuki and Welles share right field, I think the Yankees are going to have a replay of this season even if they sign Cano.

  16. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    wanzies-Agree on the Stooges analogy.

    Who is Steve?

  17. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Steve-

    I know. Just dreaming.

    :)

  18. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Unfortunately, the “value” picks at 18 and 35ish will likely be… wait for it…. OF or Pitching.

    But, there will be several players that will move around on the draft board, as there is a whole season for them to go through before the draft. A lot will change. What won’t is the availability of college infielders. (see: hen’s teeth).

  19. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    This is why I make my case that the Yankees should keep Granderson
    ================
    Didn’t they make him a QO? It’s not their choice anymore.

  20. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Mick-

    222 is Steve.

    Sometimes I like calling him by his name rather than his handle.

  21. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Duh

    As much as I appreciate your discourse, I find it hard to read, smaller bites please….

  22. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Will continue, all Winter, to recc’mend Seager as a trade target from Dodgers.

    SS / 3B.

    Hitting .160 in AZL.

    Get him now – now that his #’s look like crap.

    http://www.baseball-reference......ager001cor

  23. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    MTU

    Where does he come off having a name and if you know it, shouldn’t we all, but we do….of course, but how did you get it?

  24. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I thought it fit well w Mick’s statement on intercourse on the blog.

    As far as the increased coitusey goes. I hope it goes on w/o interruption.
    ==============================================
    That’s a good line MTU.

  25. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Mick-

    He signed off one of his posts with it.

    ;)

  26. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    The point is why the organizational change on Japanese pitching? No reporter thinks it is a pertinent question to ask? All the reason being given for him were the same reasons many people on here were giving.
    ——————————————

    I’m guessing that the NYY’s made a mistake.
    Realized it.
    Writers all understood the mis-calculation (as did many fans)….
    Now all moving on without ‘rubbing salt in the wound’.
    …(and hoping they calculate the other teams potential posting bids correctly this time)

  27. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you Mick.

    Every now an then a preferred synapse fires.

    ;)

  28. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Not that I am complaining MTU but it seems like some sort of boycott is going on here resulting in extreme cohesion in LoHudville.

    Did I miss something in my absence?

    Was there a declaration or just coincidence that a certain faction has been in absentia?

  29. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    MTU –

    If you’re in charge of the draft this June, you WILL be able to get a HS SS, but, sorry to say, this draft is loaded, but loaded with pitching and OF. There will be a number of useful pieces that will be there when the Yankees pick, even at 35.

    May have to forego #18 this year in order to win. That’d be my plan.

    Steve

  30. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Ti’quan Forbes..very young

  31. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Mick-

    You’ll get a kick out of this.

    You know how absolutely white hot Cameron was in “The Counselor”.

    Take a look at this and see if it reminds you of her sexy curves :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109721757058432487394/20131108?authkey=Gv1sRgCLPPrqvzlN6DuQE#5944016559191962242

    :)

  32. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Mick-

    No grand conspiracy that I know of.

    Just a coincidence.

  33. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    He signed off one of his posts with it.
    =================
    Ok…i guess it was steve who had his own blog.

  34. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Awy_ZD13c

  35. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Steve-

    Last year’s draft was good one.

    I’d like to see more like that.

    ;)

  36. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Mick-

    That was a different Steve.

    This is the “other” Steve. The one w/o a blog.

    ;)

  37. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    You know how absolutely white hot Cameron was in “The Counselor”.
    =========================================
    MTU
    That photo is reminiscent of something erotic but nothing like Cameron in the car scene.

  38. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    MTU -

    Agreed, a crazy concept, huh? No crazy picks.

    Unless they go back to throwing darts at a wall, there is no way they can miss on a good player, no matter where they pick in the first round.

    Not sure who Steve is with the blog, but, again, it ain’t me.

  39. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    That was a different Steve.
    ================
    This is the new Steve, the once unknown Steve, that is now known?
    He has become a force on the blog.

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Haven’t gotten to read the day’s posts but I want to say that I have been high as a kite on Nuno. Of course we can’t predict what will actually happen with any player, despite their seeming promise, but this kid is filled with confidence and he sure appears to have the goods to back it up.

    Don’t know if this has been talked about all day but I heard on EEI that the Sux are making a serious run for Beltran. So the sportscasters figure that means the Sux are prepared to part with Ellsbury – who seems to be the object of desire of the Nats. Meanwhile, Stephen Drew wants to try free agency and so has turned down the Sux’s offer.

    I mention these players because I have seen them mentioned here in terms of players different posters would find attractive.

  41. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Where did Steve go ?

  42. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Steve-

    The other Steve writes a blog called “The Genius Maker”.

    Mick-

    It was too gynecological. Like a Catfish.

    :)

  43. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    This is the “other” Steve. The one w/o a blog.
    ==================
    What is a man without a blog?

  44. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    It was too gynecological. Like a Catfish.
    ==============
    Is that how the Catfish did it?

  45. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Steve certainly does have a blog.

  46. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Trisha-

    I pull for guys like Nuno.

    Picked up off the scrapheap of Independent ball.

    Toiled quietly until an attentive Yankee scout noticed him.

    ;)

  47. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I see Hal is out front again today, prepping the masses for the meetings next week…putting everyone on notice that they are back in business….kinda, sorta.

    What he’ll be selling, without a doubt, is “wait for us before you sign…give us a last shot”. That’s the ONLY way that they can preserve their bargaining position with the agents, stay under 189 and retain the draft pick.

    They will have about 179M committed once they resign Cano for 25 and pay Tanaka 12/yr, allowing for Arod’s full 33M in the committed column. If the agents will wait, they get another bidder. Clearly, some will wait. No reason not to. After all, it’s the Yankees, and they will all know how much they have to spend. No secret there. JMO.

  48. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Who has a Law Blog ?

  49. mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    No grand conspiracy that I know of.

    Just a coincidence.
    ================
    MTU

    Have to disagree. This is an underground operation and they are lurking as we speak and will be back en masse.

  50. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Mick-

    I was just quoting Javier.

    The more I see of him the more I like some of the quirky characters he seems to play.

    He was terrific in “No Country” friendo.

    ;)

  51. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Upstate – Not sure who you are talking about, but if you think I have blog, sorry to disappoint. You couldn’t be more wrong. Sorry.

  52. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    A dozen teams inquired on Joba Chamberlain

  53. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    222.

    No, sorry – the other Steve.

    All good.

  54. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Mick-

    All people’s opinions should be welcomed here.

    What shouldn’t be a part of things is getting personal and disrespectful to each other.

    But Chad has taken that Bull by the horns now.

    There’s a new Sheriff in town.

    ;)

  55. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Notable newcomers:

    wanzies
    bigdan
    vince
    duh innings

    They have taken this blog in another direction. Thank you.

    Have I forgotten anybody?

  56. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    UpState – Ok, thanks.

  57. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Joeman-

    What did they want him for ?

    Trampoline demonstrations ?

    :)

  58. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    But Chad has taken that Bull by the horns now.
    ==============
    Agreed.
    That was a turning point.

  59. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    forgot TKR

  60. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    Joeman-

    What did they want him for ?

    Trampoline demonstrations ?

    —————————————————-
    He heals quick though

  61. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Patrick Ewing coaching against the Knicks tonite.

    We will win this one.

  62. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Chad is from Missouri.

    He wears a cowboy hat and boots.

    He has a slow fuse but when he finally draws down on you. You better watch out.

    ;)

  63. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Joba is a trampoline instructor now?

  64. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Missed it.
    Who did Chad shoot ?

  65. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Joeman-

    That has nothing to do with Joba.

    That is a genetic endowment. A gift.

    ;)

  66. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Chad is from Missouri.
    ==============
    The Missouri Mauler.

  67. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    would they ever gamble that ARod gets 100 games or more and use his money

  68. Chad Jennings November 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle November 8th, 2013 at 6:14 pm e

    How come nobody is asking Cashman why Tanaka but not Darvish?

    —–

    A lot of it is timing.

    Right now, the Yankees aren’t going to get in depth about their analysis and approach toward a free agent who’s still out there for anyone to go after. There might be leaks about vague intentions, but this isn’t a time when we’re going to get much about the Yankees exact thoughts on Tanaka vs. Darvish. They might be OK with making it known that they’re interested — perhaps to scare off other teams — but they aren’t going to discuss organizational philosophy on the matter. We just can’t expect that sort of internal analysis right now. It makes no sense for the Yankees to discuss it.

    Those questions will, I assume, be answered after the Tanaka bidding is finished. That’s certainly my approach to it, expecting the Yankees to discuss it when they’re actually in a position to be honest about it.

    I will say this though…

    When Darvish was available, I had people in the organization telling me they didn’t think high-dollar international free agents were worth the financial risk. The Yankees scouts seemed to think Darvish was terrific, but the organization seemed to be in some level of agreement that the outrageous spending on unproven international guys simply wasn’t worth it. Whether that was coming from baseball ops (Cashman, Eppler, Newman) or from ownership (Steinbrenner, Levine) was tough to tell. I was told that it had nothing to do with getting burned on guys like Igawa and Miranda, but it’s hard to separate the two, and I have to think that has something to do with it.

    Now, the Yankees seem to have significantly adjusted their approach as they’ve come to grips with the new CBA. The posting system might be absurd on the surface — here’s a ton of money for the right to talk to this guy — but it is, at least, a way to spend money that doesn’t ultimately go back in the pockets of competitors. I have to believe that’s a significant part of this adjustment. But, again, I don’t really expect the Yankees to go into detail about it until the Tanaka situation is resolved.

  69. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Upstate-

    No one yet.

    ;)

  70. chicken_stanley November 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Blits been pleasant lurking and taking in all the posts. Gotta board a plane shortly. Have a good night all

  71. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    But the promise to do so is real.

    And should be taken seriously.

    ;)

  72. chicken_stanley November 8th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    *** its not blits :)

  73. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    getting the itch for a Vegas trip…

  74. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    By the way Mick.

    Are you admitting to me that you think Sandstone can be “erotic” ?

    Just wondering.

    I think it can. That is why I love photographing it.

    It can beautiful and sexy. Like a Woman.

    :)

  75. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Quite a few from before that I would’ve like to put away.

  76. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Chicken-

    Fly safe wherever you are headed.

    Check in when you get settled in wherever it is you’re going.

    :)

  77. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I see Melo with 40 tonite.
    Knicks by 20.

  78. blake November 8th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Can Tanaka do the Dim Mac? If so then he’s a priority

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPWh24YQ1go

  79. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Upstate-

    The idea is for everyone to behave in a civil manner.

    Disagreements, even heated ones, are great but not crapping on each other.

    That is verboten.

    ;)

  80. Chad Jennings November 8th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:05 pm e

    Chad is from Missouri.

    He wears a cowboy hat and boots.

    He has a slow fuse but when he finally draws down on you. You better watch out.

    ;)

    I was once literally kicked off of a fence by a bull. These things happen back home. And right now I’m wearing a sweater and red tennis shoes that don’t have shoe laces in them. My father would shake his head if he could see it.

    As for the recent interaction, I agree, it’s been awesome. And it’s been awesome at a time when things are really uncertain and points of view are all over the place. It’s not that people haven’t been vocal about their opinions — and it’s not that everything has been over-the-top kind — but people have successfully kept it from getting truly ugly. Disagreements are good as long as they’re productive and respectful, and we’ve had that for a few weeks now. It’s been civilized, and it’s been fun, and I’ve loved it. So, thank you all for making that happen.

  81. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    And you know what.

    It doesn’t matter who starts it.

    ;)

  82. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    joeman –

    I don’t think they are ready to gamble just yet. I think they will send the message to agents that they would like them to wait for the Arod decision before they sign. That way all parties will be on the same page and the amount of money available will be known. That said, there is no obligation for the agents to wait, but that will be the message. Until that plays out, no gamble is necessary, IMO.

    As you’ve seen with today’s missives from Hal and the PR team, they feel they WILL be signing Tanaka. Everyone expects them to resign Cano. It’s then a matter of whether they can secure that one more quality SP with, hopefully Arod money. If the full 33 comes off the books, they will have enough to sign an SP for 10ish, McCann for 15ish and Choo or another OF for 18ish.

    We’ll see.

  83. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Does Chad have a Law Blog ?

  84. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Chad-

    You are the one who put his boot down.

    Laying down the Law for all to see.

    So the credit is all yours Hombre.

    We are just the townspeople.

    :)

  85. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    joeman –

    As you’ve seen with today’s missives from Hal and the PR team, they feel they WILL be signing Tanaka. Everyone expects them to resign Cano. It’s then a matter of whether they can secure that one more quality SP with, hopefully Arod money. If the full 33 comes off the books, they will have enough to sign an SP for 10ish, McCann for 15ish and Choo or another OF for 18ish.

    ————————————————————————
    I think I just wet myself

  86. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    And speaking of Bull.

    I hear the Dinner bell ringing.

    I’m having Bison burgers tonight.

    Be back.

    ;)

  87. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    we just had my daughters wedding a few weeks ago and my wife is still watching Say Yes To The Dress

  88. austinmac November 8th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Chad,

    This winter league and your minor league coverage sets you apart from the other reporters. Thanks.

  89. blake November 8th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    “I was once literally kicked off of a fence by a bull. These things happen back home. And right now I’m wearing a sweater and red tennis shoes that don’t have shoe laces in them. My father would shake his head if he could see it.”

    :)

  90. Hankflorida November 8th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    This is why I make my case that the Yankees should keep Granderson
    ================
    Didn’t they make him a QO? It’s not their choice anymore.

    They can still give Granderson a new contract based on the best offer that he gets from another team. I would give him a three year deal. Right now, the Yankee outfield now is Soriano, Gardner and Suzuki platooning with Welles. This outfield is similar in power numbers that was the blueprint for last year team minus Granderson numbers as compared to Soriano. History tells us that most of the championship Yankee teams had power numbers coming from the outfield. I would rather have Soriano playing at DH because of his age and that leaves Almonte as your power bat.

  91. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    we just had my daughters wedding a few weeks ago and my wife is still watching Say Yes To The Dress

    ————————————–

    If she’s just watching it now – not to worry.

    If she watched it before the wedding, too – my condolences.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    “…the organization seemed to be in some level of agreement that the outrageous spending on unproven international guys simply wasn’t worth it”

    It’s really hard to disagree with this philosophy.

    “I was told that it had nothing to do with getting burned on guys like Igawa and Miranda, but it’s hard to separate the two, and I have to think that has something to do with it.”

    I agree with that also.

  93. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Hank -

    Whether you agree or not, the Exec Branch of the Yankees wasn’t in favor of bringing back Granderson, but they left the “gamble” of a QO up to Cashman. Clearly, Cashman believes that at some point, ownership will be compelled to sign a QO’d FA, thus losing the 18th pick. The gamble on Cashman’s part was to get a shot at a first round pick, albeit a late one. In this draft, that’s good enough. They will still be able to pick a stud.

  94. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    They can still give Granderson a new contract based on the best offer that he gets from another team.
    ================
    It all depends on what they want.
    Choo will get on base more than Granderson and should hit 20 or more at YS.
    Beltran is older but for a 2 year deal , he has the pedigree.
    It will be interesting but I don’t see them getting into a bidding war.

  95. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    A dinner fit for a King (so how the heck did I wind up w it ?).

    BBQ organic Bison burgers.

    Fresh organic asparagus w butter.

    And a glass of red wine ( see I’ve got culture now).

    Delicious.

    :)

  96. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    “I was told that it had nothing to do with getting burned on guys like Igawa and Miranda, but it’s hard to separate the two, and I have to think that has something to do with it.”
    =====================
    What about Irabu?
    Dice K?
    I see a pattern there…

  97. blake November 8th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Trade for Kemp, sign Choo, Sign McCann, sign Tanaka, sign Balfour , trade for Castro ….. Sign everybody

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    “It’s been civilized, and it’s been fun, and I’ve loved it. So, thank you all for making that happen.”

    Thank YOU for making it happen. Whether or not we want to acknowledge it, there are people who thrive on being able to kick others around or trying to keep some self-interested factionalism going. You finally took the play right out of their hands.

    I personally thank you for that. You done good, Chad.

    :)

  99. blake November 8th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I love bison burgers…..when I lived in Montana I are a lot of them suckers

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Contreras was probably one of the biggest disappointment stories that I can remember. It’s easy to say that the Yankees should pick up international FAs who have good scouting reports and on top of it, that the Yankees should platoon players to do it! But when you’re the one paying the tab, you remember that Jose Contreras wilted under the spotlight in the Bronx and you probably think five times about picking up an untested international FA when you have no open spot for them!

  101. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Whether or not we want to acknowledge it, there are people who thrive on being able to kick others around or trying to keep some self-interested factionalism going.
    =============================================
    Now don’t be a trouble maker…
    But then again, you were here throughout and you SAW it 1st hand.

  102. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    blake-

    It’s about time I was able to make you jealous.

    It wasn’t easy.

    :)

  103. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Tanaka must remind them of Darvish.
    The problem is the copious amount of pitches they throw , that still remains to be seen with Darvish.

  104. luis November 8th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Good evening guys,

    Bison Burgers??? I used to have those in a place in Burlington VT called the Sweet Waters Cafe…Rare was the best to have them… Quite a treat!

    Back to baseball before I decide to take the bait:

    Steve,

    I wouldn’t want to give Granderson a three year deal…All his stats trending in the wrong direction…So I nice comp draft pick would be nice…Still, they should have traded him last winter…We probably get better and more advanced talent at that point in time.

    This draft is supposed to be loaded with talent…They may probably end up with two Comp Draft picks IMO…I don’t think Kuroda returns…Although if I could help it, I would keep the 18th pick as well…But the talk sounds like they are going to make a splash

  105. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Blake-

    You mean you left Big sky country ? Whereabouts ?

    Why ?

    :)

  106. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    A dinner fit for a King (so how the heck did I wind up w it ?).

    BBQ organic Bison burgers.

    Fresh organic asparagus w butter.

    And a glass of red wine ( see I’ve got culture now).

    Delicious.

    —————————————–
    I had Bison once in my life..but I did have a lot of Chianti

  107. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Luis-

    I had plenty extra. I bought close to 3 lbs worth today.

    :)

  108. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    What other little surprises do you have up that sleeve of yours Mr. Blake ?

    ;)

  109. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Joeman-

    Did you have fava beans w it ?

    :)

  110. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I don’t know squat about wine other than this one is red, tastes good, and will give me a buzz.

    What else do I need to know ?

    :)

  111. pkyankfan69 November 8th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    McDonalds has the best burgers known to man!

  112. mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    MTU

    Do you taste a difference when you eat organics?

  113. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Did you have fava beans w it ?

    :)

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

    While watching “The Exorcist”? That was a perfect recipe to skip school ;)

  114. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    PK-

    You really need to get out more.

    :)

  115. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    White Castle was good to me today.

  116. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    I don’t know squat about wine other than this one is red, tastes good, and will give me a buzz.

    What else do I need to know ?

    —————————————————–
    don’t need to know, it will just cost you a lot of money

  117. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    “…the organization seemed to be in some level of agreement that the outrageous spending on unproven international guys simply wasn’t worth it”

    “I was told that it had nothing to do with getting burned on guys like Igawa and Miranda, but it’s hard to separate the two, and I have to think that has something to do with it.”

    ———-
    What’s an outrageous sum? Chad, it’s kind of gullible to think Igawa has nothing to do with it, even though to me it’s a direct reaction to Dice K signing as oppose to talents. This is also reflection of this organization failure to assess talents. Then why even bother to have scouts?

    of course they are risks attach to any known and unknown quantities, there are a lot variable in these assessments. but this blanket statement of ‘outrageous’ sum and couple with the fact it took this organization 1 full year to digest CBA simply shows the type of personnels you have in this FO and their dicksonian thought process.

    rigid and inflexible.

  118. pkyankfan69 November 8th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Haha… I kid I kid

    Had some traditional Trenton thin crust tomato pie for dinner tonight… SO good.

  119. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    yes Mick.

    I do.

    For instance, we have a garden and we grew some organic tomatoes back there this year.

    They tasted wonderful. Like the best you could imagine for a tomato.

    I had almost forgotten how good they could taste.

    It is similar with the Bison.

    It worth a bit of extra money IMO.

  120. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    MTU

    Do you taste a difference when you eat organics
    —————————————————————–
    don’t know but my family is into Gluten Free

  121. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    My mouth is all watered now….I need to have one of those MTU

  122. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    MTU,

    Glacier ….well a little town right outside Glacier called Browning on the Blackfeet Indian res.

  123. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    pkyankfan69 says:
    November 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    McDonalds has the best burgers known to man!

    You’re either joking or need me to grill you a real burger

  124. wanzies222 November 8th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    luis –

    Clearly, this draft is very, very strong. But, at the same time, you can’t bank on a 20% chance that one of the picks will come through in 3-5 years, when your daily lineup card is abysmal.

    I can see a couple of paths to staying under 189, but not AND winning, not w/o invading the QO FA’s, which will cost #18. FWIW, currently #18 would be, a Michael Cederoth, or Michael Conforto perhaps. However, if a guy like Nick Burdi and his 100 mph heater is there at 35 ish, I’m good.

    BTW, Kuroda would have to sign with some other team in order for a second comp pick to be available.

    Again, if a Burdi is there, it’s a win.

  125. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    PK-

    I’m glad. I was beginning to worry about your palette.

    ;)

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    “Now don’t be a trouble maker…
    But then again, you were here throughout and you SAW it 1st hand.”

    Saw it, felt it, lived it. And I’m not being a trouble maker, I’m being factually accurate. And I know you know that there are still some who like to kick the can while thinking they’re staying under the radar. Little comments here and there…

    ***********

    BK’s Satisfries are delicious! Less fat and calories, but really really good.

  127. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    whats good for Post Nasal Drip

  128. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    . Little comments here and there…
    =======================
    I’ll take the bait….

  129. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Blake-

    What were you doing there ?

    Was is it some sort of pro bono thing, or a repayment for some sort of Dental school debt ?

    This grows more interesting.

  130. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I know Ruby Tuesday has Bison Burgers

  131. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Cashmoney,

    The Igawa signing was a reaction move as a result of the Sox winning the bid of Matzusaka…It was a big blunder…I don’t think judging talent had anything to do with it…Just keeping pace to the rivals…Which was dumb

    As per your comment about taking a year to digest the new CBA…You are spot on…Truth be told, they should have been ready for it even before it was signed, they knew before hand what was coming

  132. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Ruby has a nice salad bar.

  133. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Joeman-

    Removing the nose along with the sinuses.

  134. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    MTU,
    I was scouting a LHP who liked to fly fish……nah it was an externship type thing at the Indian hospital there. Was there about 2 months…..quite the experience

  135. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    Joeman-

    Removing the nose along with the sinuses.

    —————————————————————-
    OMG

  136. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Wasn’t Hal a great proponent for the new CBA?

  137. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    for salad lovers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ooFPktg_VM

  138. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Salad is not food it comes with the food

  139. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    blake-

    I bet it was. Opened up your eyes some didn’t it ?

    I knew there was more to you than just that southern exposure.

    I could sense a teeny weeny bit of Westerner in you.

    ;)

  140. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Mason’s in the Scottsdale lineup if people want to check him out at 9pm on MLB network.

  141. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    What would you like on your salad…HÃagen-Dazs

  142. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    “Salad is not food it comes with the food”

    Rabbits would disagree.

    :)

  143. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Cherry Garcia

  144. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks YF!! Will do ;)

    How have you been?

  145. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    BTW, Kuroda would have to sign with some other team in order for a second comp pick to be available.
    =============================

    If Kuroda goes back to Japan…do we get a pick ?

  146. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Luis, IFA is a gamble, but it’s a probability gamble, it has to do where you at as organization in terms of MLB roster, farm, and position of needs, available resources, and myriad other factors. The statement above reflect one set train of thoughts, they don’t want spend big money on the unknown. That is such archaic and simplistic way in approaching international talents. it’s laughable.

  147. pkyankfan69 November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Hold the presses… The Knicks have a 4 point lead over the Bobcats at halftime!

    C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N-S-H-I-P

  148. pkyankfan69 November 8th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    If Kuroda goes back to Japan…do we get a pick ?
    —–
    Nope

  149. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Bargnani looks great tonite.

  150. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    salad is a precursor to food

  151. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Red meat has hemoglobin in it.

    Can’t say that about Lettuce can you ?

    ;)

  152. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    some ppl eat salad after the dinner, as dessert.

  153. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    some ppl eat salad after the dinner, as dessert.

    ————————————-
    that is what I do

  154. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    makes no sense

  155. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I cannot conceive of any person who could remotely construe salad as desert except perhaps for a Hindu.

    ;)

  156. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I cannot conceive of any person who could remotely construe salad as desert except perhaps for a Hindu.
    ========

    I believe the English do.

  157. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    MTU ,
    When I first got out there the program director handed me a can of bear spray and told me that the Blackfeet like to fight so don’t tick them off…..I was like ….ok then ….

  158. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Your bowels may thank you for eating salad but your soul won’t.

    ;)

  159. pkyankfan69 November 8th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    There is an Afganny restaurant right by my house… Place is awesome… Tandori chicken is delicious and surprisingly hummus (which looks gross) is also awesome… Pretty cheap too

  160. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Cashmoney,

    More like cryable :(

  161. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Salads are good if you drown all the lettuce out with cheese, bacon, egg, and crotons

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    “I’ll take the bait….”

    ;)

  163. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    November 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    Mason’s in the Scottsdale lineup if people want to check him out at 9pm on MLB network.

    Thanks ….I shall

  164. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    If we hoarded all of our young talent through the years we certainly wouldn’t have had as many titles as we do.

  165. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Mick-

    Well that makes sense.

    They think tea is better than coffee, for example.

    It may be considered civilized but it’s boring.

    :)

    Blake-

    The Blackfeet and the Crow were very fierce and were mortal enemies.

    They’ve had a lot of practice having to be mean.

    ;)

  166. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Actually Blake…. a good guacamole salad is also very good…A palm tree fruit with tomato and onions with some balsamic and olive oil is great as well…Not to mention “Tabule” a lebaneese delicacy

  167. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I was actually going to the Crow reservation originally but it got changed to the Blackfeet…..which was cool with me since it’s 5 miles from A very beautiful place

  168. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    “Actually Blake…. a good guacamole salad is also very good…A palm tree fruit with tomato and onions with some balsamic and olive oil is great as well…Not to mention “Tabule” a lebaneese delicacy”

    Sounds good…..pasta salad and taco salad is good too

  169. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Blake-

    You did well Pilgrim.

    :)

  170. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    My best friend is Italian Italian (she comes straight from Italy). They always eat salad after the main course. She said it has to do with digestion – or something. I’m Italian, but not Italian Italian. We didn’t grow up in a terribly traditional Italian household. Salad was always part of the main meal if we had salad, certainly never served after.

  171. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    MTU,
    I’ll never forget it that’s for sure…..I want to go back someday. I also spent a couple of months in Colorado and loved that as well……

  172. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Ron Lundy
    Dan I ngram
    Joey Reynolds

  173. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I love Montana.

    If it were closer to the Equator I could live there easily.

    I’ll just wait for Global warming to take hold and whammo I’ll be all over it.

    ;)

  174. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    not 15 anymore, aint crying over a Yankee team. but it is discouraging to read that this is the position a team like the Yankees takes in assessing international talents of late.

  175. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    My best friend is Italian Italian (she comes straight from Italy). They always eat salad after the main course.
    ———————————–
    there you go

  176. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Blake-

    I cannot say I blame you.

    ;)

  177. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Correct me if I am wrong…But i think the Crows were enemies of every other tribe…Namely Cheyenne, Sioux, Black feet.

  178. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Trisha-

    So an immigrant Italian is an Italian-squared ?

    :)

  179. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Simply the best DJ ever Dan Ingram

  180. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Luis-

    They hated each other the most.

    They warred a lot.

    ;)

  181. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    It was a figure of speech… But I agree, a corporation like the Yankees should have a more sophisticated strategy to go about their business

  182. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Scott Muni
    Harry Harrison
    Jack Spector

  183. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Valley Of The Dolls

  184. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I have watched Jermiah Johnson like 50 times.

    I love that movie.

    Much of which was filmed in Utah.

    :)

  185. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    understood Luis, they probably do on the business side, 3 billion networth entertainment as the yankee is doing something right.

    I am saying, they need better baseball peeps.

  186. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    “Trisha-

    So an immigrant Italian is an Italian-squared ?

    :)

    :D

    MTU – so square(d) you wouldn’t believe it! Come on, come on, says I. You’re in America now!

  187. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    luis says:
    November 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Correct me if I am wrong…But i think the Crows were enemies of every other tribe…Namely Cheyenne, Sioux, Black feet.

    I don’t think any of them liked each other much…..

  188. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Murray the K

  189. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    If we hoarded all of our young talent through the years we certainly wouldn’t have had as many titles as we do.
    ===============================

    Agree (obviously)…but the huggers will find tons of fault with the statement

  190. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Well that was my way of punning with the square thing. (Don’t be square. You’re not in the old country anymore, ha ha). It wasn’t to put down anyone’s customs – which may actually be superior to my own!

  191. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    We wanted real change.

    What we got so far is nip and tuck.

    Oh well.

    :(

  192. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Dan Ingram
    Cousin Brucie
    Ron Lundy

  193. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Trisha-

    Does the person cook well ?

  194. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Chuck Leonard
    Frankie Crocker

  195. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Agree (obviously)…but the huggers will find tons of fault with the statement
    ===============
    What is a hugger?

  196. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    blake, you’re welcome. Alex Meyer is pitching for the Desert Dogs. Think he’s been topping 100.

    hi Luis! De nada! Que tal?

  197. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Cousin Brucie….WOW

  198. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Some prospects, from the day they are drafted, wear a sign that says, “I’m trade bait”.

    I’d say that is true for the great majority of players drafted. And for many Teams.

    Very few are designed to be kept and nurtured into ML players.

    Especially with the Yankees who are always in a rush.

    :)

  199. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    YF-

    I miss you around here.

    :(

  200. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    “… 77 W-A-B-C…”

    The Greatest Top 40 Music Radio Station Of All Time!

    http://www.musicradio77.com/

    (if you haven’t found this link yet….here it is …. you’ll love it !)

  201. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Richard Neer
    Pete Fornatel
    Allison Steele

  202. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Trisha

    you a Providence girl

  203. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I meant baseball ops as well….George was very saavy about business…The YES network was stroke of genious…And having the city to pay for the park was brilliant…But I miss the old one, the atmosphere was more striking and awe inspiring

  204. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    “… 77 W-A-B-C…”

    The Greatest Top 40 Music Radio Station Of All Time!

    http://www.musicradio77.com/

    (if you haven’t found this link yet….here it is …. you’ll love it !)

    ———————————————–
    that was the station for sure..

  205. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Just look at the top 10 from 1965.

    So so many hits…not like today’s tripe.

    1 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”………………….The Rolling Stones
    2 “Help”………………………………………..The Beatles
    3 “I Can’t Help Myself”…………………………..The Four Tops
    4 “Downtown”…………………………………….Petula Clark
    5 “1-2-3″……………………………………….Len Barry
    6 “Lover’s Concerto”……………………………..The Toys
    7 “Let’s Hang On”………………………………..The Four Seasons
    8 “I Got You Babe”……………………………….Sonny and Cher
    9 “Come See About Me”…………………………….The Supremes
    10 “Stop! In the Name of Love”…………………….The Supremes
    11 “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”……………….The Righteous Brothers
    12 “Wooly Bully”…………………………………Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
    13 “Love Potion No. 9″……………………………The Searchers
    14 “I Hear a Symphony”……………………………The Supremes
    15 “Help Me Rhonda”………………………………The Beach Boys
    16 “I Feel Fine”…………………………………The Beatles
    17 “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”………..Herman’s Hermits
    18 “This Diamond Ring”……………………………Gary Lewis and the Playboys
    19 “The Name Game”……………………………….Shirley Ellis
    20 “Hang On Sloopy”………………………………The McCoys
    21 “Mr. Tambourine Man”…………….

  206. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    What is a hugger?
    ======================

    “Prospect hugger” – one than cannot see any advantage it trading a NYY Minor Leaguer….NYY lineup must/should be all ‘home-grown’

    (see: Montero)

  207. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    MTU, thanks. I peek in now and again. However, I have a lot going on right now. I work hard in the offseason, so that I can play when it matters. ;) Hope you and yours are doing well.

  208. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I also like YS2, when the stadium shakes in autumnal air and electricity course thru the mighty confines. not a big fan of YS3, never been in the original YS.

  209. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    luis, there is no comparison in terms of crowd atmosphere.

  210. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Up State

    Who are you really?

  211. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    luis-

    I underestimated you a little. I must admit.

    I had no idea you were a real estate mogul in addition to being an adventurer.

    You are a Man of many talents amigo.

    :)

  212. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    Just look at the top 10 from 1965.

    So so many hits…not like today’s tripe.

    1 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”………………….The Rolling Stones
    2 “Help”………………………………………..The Beatles
    3 “I Can’t Help Myself”…………………………..The Four Tops
    4 “Downtown”…………………………………….Petula Clark
    5 “1-2-3?……………………………………….Len Barry
    6 “Lover’s Concerto”……………………………..The Toys
    7 “Let’s Hang On”………………………………..The Four Seasons
    8 “I Got You Babe”……………………………….Sonny and Cher
    9 “Come See About Me”…………………………….The Supremes
    10 “Stop! In the Name of Love”…………………….The Supremes
    11 “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”……………….The Righteous Brothers
    12 “Wooly Bully”…………………………………Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
    13 “Love Potion No. 9?……………………………The Searchers
    14 “I Hear a Symphony”……………………………The Supremes
    15 “Help Me Rhonda”………………………………The Beach Boys
    16 “I Feel Fine”…………………………………The Beatles
    17 “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”………..Herman’s Hermits
    18 “This Diamond Ring”……………………………Gary Lewis and the Playboys
    19 “The Name Game”……………………………….Shirley Ellis
    20 “Hang On Sloopy”………………………………The McCoys
    21 “Mr. Tambourine Man”…………….

    —————————————————–
    like it was yesterday….that was my favorite summer as a kid…know the lyrics to all those songs

  213. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Todo bien por aqui….Hope all is well down your end…Haven’t have time to go to see the kids down here in winter league or in the liga instruccional…Too much work ;)

  214. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I know what a tree hugger is

  215. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    YF-

    Try to drop in as often as you can.

    I get it. Work hard. Play hard.

    Just miss your company is all. And your baseball savy.

    :)

  216. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    MTU, work smart and play hard :D

  217. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    One of the only things that’s not better today than it was 40 years ago is music…..music sucks right now bad

  218. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Forget the Defense.
    Knicks up 19.
    Scoring at will.

  219. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    .music sucks right now bad
    ==================
    it has since the 80′s.

  220. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    MTU,

    Not a mogul yet…But I do hold my own…Especially if there is plenty of outdoor activity around the places I invest ;) …I will always be an adventurer first and foremost…I like the adrenaline shots from the activities…The investment is a side show ;)

  221. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    YF-

    I have no one to discuss the finer points of pitching with.

    For example, I have observed something very interesting about Tanaka.

    Something which separates him from the majority of Japanese starters that I am familiar with.

    :(

  222. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I don’t get the hugger.
    I go for the team and have certain favorites, they don’t have to be young.

  223. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    to me 70′s were the best for music

  224. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Cashmoney-

    Better yet. Rely on dumb luck.

    Like me.

    :)

  225. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    .”music sucks right now bad
    ==================
    it has since the 80?s.”

    With a few exceptions pretty much

  226. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:48 pm
    Up State

    Who are you really?
    ============================

    Just a longtime UpState NY Yankee Fan who pops on here every so often; reading some interesting back-n-forth; and chiming in every so often with my 2 cents.

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    “Trisha-

    Does the person cook well ?”

    OMG MTU. Absolutely amazing. And it is so effortless to her. She invites me to come over for dinner that she’s “throwing together” and it ends up being something like pork chops and pickled peppers, pasta, salad, Italian bread, and then some yummy dessert. Her gravy is about the best I’ve ever had. You can’t eat at her house too often or you’d be like a blimp! And when she serves macaroni, the individual bowls are almost as big as the macaroni serving bowl!

    ***************

    joeman – that would be a yes.

    :)

  228. blake November 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    joeman says:
    November 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    to me 70?s were the best for music

    I have to agree…..but I’m a redneck who locks classic rock

  229. luis November 8th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    *adrenaline rush* should say

  230. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Luis-

    I have sensed a little Indiana Jones in you for a while.

    It’s one of things I like about you.

    ;)

  231. mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    show up more often UpState ….

  232. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    “Trisha-

    Does the person cook well ?”

    OMG MTU. Absolutely amazing. And it is so effortless to her. She invites me to come over for dinner that she’s “throwing together” and it ends up being something like pork chops and pickled peppers, pasta, salad, Italian bread, and then some yummy dessert. Her gravy is about the best I’ve ever had. You can’t eat at her house too often or you’d be like a blimp! And when she serves macaroni, the individual bowls are almost as big as the macaroni serving bowl!

    ***************

    joeman – that would be a yes.

    :)

    ————————————–
    I’m on a roll

  233. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    2/3 of American wealth comes from inheritances, you got a point MTU.

  234. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Trisha-

    Tell her I love her then.

    See if she’ll marry me.

    :)

  235. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    show up more often UpState ….

    ————————

    Needed to take a bit of time away from LoHud…. toward the end of the season it started to become a “Festival of Idiots”

    (don’t see many of those names recently)

  236. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Cashmoney-

    How about being lucky enough to see a house at the height of the real estate bubble ?

    I sure didn’t plan that one.

    Like I said. Dumb luck.

    ;)

  237. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    ed: sell. Not see.

  238. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Upstate-

    I’m still here.

    ;)

  239. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    watch the Friars play a lot in the 70′s at the Providence Civic Center the Dave Gavitt teams..Ernie D & Marvin Barnes

  240. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    But seriously, it also helps to know you want to retire early from the time you were a young Man.

    ;)

  241. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I am sorry guys…But some of the better rock was written and played during the 80′s…Not to diminish the 70′s and 60′s which were awesome…Great bands during this period as well…The 90′s, it had a brief rebirth but didn’t last long…Since then the music has become crappier and crappier by the minute…To the point that very seldom you find a tune that actually has soul in it’s lyrics… Society has become too cynical and the drive to transcend one’s life and the search for the sublime has almost dissapeared

  242. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Needed to take a bit of time away from LoHud…. toward the end of the season it started to become a “Festival of Idiots”
    ====================
    Sort of like this?

    Dinner for Schmucks – Trailer (46874) – REELZChannel
    ??
    http://www.reelz.com/trailer&#.....ks-trailer.

  243. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Luis

    Who did you like in the 80′s?

  244. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Maynard Krebbs was my idol growing up.

    I learned the proper perspective on work from him.

    Do only as much of it as you absolutely have to.

    ;)

  245. Giuseppe Franco November 8th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    UpState November 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    What is a hugger?
    ======================

    “Prospect hugger” – one than cannot see any advantage it trading a NYY Minor Leaguer….NYY lineup must/should be all ‘home-grown’

    (see: Montero)

    ——

    The whole lineup of homegrown players? You’d have to be quite the extremist.

    I think people would be happy just to develop a couple of homegrown position players. It would certainly be in their best interest over the long term.

    Montero was a special case because he was the most talented bat the team had in their system in a long time, Posada was retiring, and the lineup needed a good young bat given the age of the team and their declining offense.

  246. Cashmoney November 8th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    WuTang forever…

  247. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Bad News Barnes

  248. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BrAg0ouxXk

  249. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    Bad News Barnes

    —————————
    that he was

  250. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    MTU

    No Protestant Work Ethic for you?

  251. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Dobie Gillis show (1959-63)

  252. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    MTU

    Working Class Hero – John Lennon – YouTube
    ? 3:52? 3:52
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njG7p6CSbCU?

  253. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Younger Americans are going to get screwed.

    It sucks.

    And it definitely isn’t fair.

    Sad to say they likely will never know the kind of life I have lived.

    I am sorry for that.

    I wish they had the very same opportunities.

    :(

  254. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    MTU, sorry I was relocating to the TV room to watch the AFL game. My sched is lighter, so I may be around more… Speaking of pitching, Crick vs. Meyer isn’t too shabby. What are your Tanaka observations?

  255. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    Upstate-

    I’m still here.

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

    Still here….but were never accepted into the “Festival of Idiots” brigade.

  256. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Ozzie and Harriet – Basketball Players (1953)

  257. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    One of Lennon’s best songs…

  258. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    GF,

    Although I am a prospect hugger ( with lots of pride I say this by the way )….I didn’t want to get in to a Montero discussion again…But good post and right on the money

  259. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Mick-

    1st of all I’m not a protestant.

    And no work is not my bag.

    I always gave a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.

    That was my code.

    But my goal was always to escape the work world as soon as possible.

    I started that thinking in my twenties.

    The good Lord smiled down on me and made it happen.

  260. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Luis, who is in the VWL of note?

    Mason will be at bat after the commercial…

  261. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    …for the ‘new’ artists (loose term)…Bruno Mars is actually pretty good !

  262. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    Mick-

    1st of all I’m not a protestant.

    And no work is not my bag.

    I always gave a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.

    That was my code.

    But my goal was always to escape the work world as soon as possible.

    I started that thinking in my twenties.

    The good Lord smiled down on me and made it happen
    —————————————————————–
    Good for you…..wanted to retire at 55 but my lifestyle wouldn’t permit it so I’ll just keep on working as long as they will have me

  263. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    The good Lord smiled down on me and made it happen.
    ================
    What made it happen?
    Age or something better?

  264. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    luis, not to get into a Montero discussion either (unless you want to take if offline), but he is hitting well of late in the AFL and hitting righties, SLG improving as well…

  265. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    1st of all I’m not a protestant.
    =============
    you don’t have to be.

  266. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    MTU,

    That was my goal at some point in life…But I haven’t been able to do it…I am still young though, and I don’t complain, I do a lot of stuff that I like

    mason at the plate

  267. Giuseppe Franco November 8th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    The piped in music at my gym has changed recently from a mix of 70s and 80s (which I’m told are considered ‘oldies’ from the young kids who work there) to heinous techno Top 40 crap.

    First off, am I really that old? 70s and 80s are now considered OLDIES!?!?!?

    Elvis, Beach Boys, Doo Wop, and Motown is oldies. Sigh.

    Never thought bands I grew up with like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer would ever be considered oldies.

    Now I’ve gotta go yell at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn.

  268. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    YF-

    Take a look at his pitching motion.

    You will observe that he is a drop-and-drive type pitcher. In the extreme.

    Like a Seaver.

    Very rare for a Japanese pitcher in particular.

    Most I have seen throw more with the arm in sort of a whip-like fashion.

    And most have a hesitation move. He does not, of course.

    And finally most throw against a stiff front leg. Like Chamberlain.

    Those are some of my observations on Tanaka-san.

    Check him out sometime and see if you agree.

    He’s a different kind of animal.

    :)

  269. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Luis

    Who did you like in the 80?s?
    ======================
    Luis- I know you don’t miss much but would you call it rude or uncivil to ignore somebody?

  270. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Regardless, I liked mason’s approach at the plate…he handled a very tough pitch if you ask me

  271. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    First off, am I really that old? 70s and 80s are now considered OLDIES!?!?!?
    ===============
    Damn straight they are oldies.
    It’s almost 50 years ago man…

  272. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    never missed a HULLABALOO show

  273. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Is Mason legit ?

    Better that, say, Gardner ? (reasonable projection)

  274. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Mick-

    Partially age but I just was determined and luck went our way with real estate.

    That’s about it.

    Nothing all that fancy.

    Joeman-

    Thanks. But as I said to Mick there was a lot of good fortune involved.

    Luis-

    I think you have to visualize your dreams first before there is even a chance of them coming true.

    ;)

  275. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    “Where the Action Is”

    Freddy Cannon

  276. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Shindig.

  277. Duh Innings II November 8th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    The Yanks are reportedly interested in Bronson Arroyo, Scott Feldman, and Dan Haren.

    Oh Jesus (Christ, not Montero but it could be Montero at this point.)

    All I think the Yankees should do for their 2014 pitching is sign Tanaka and re-sign Logan, Hughes, and Chamberlain.

    Rotation ($41.5M):

    Sabathia $23M
    Tanaka 12M
    Nova $3M
    Phelps $500K
    Hughes $3M

    AAA Rotation: Nuno/Pineda/Huff/Banuelos/Marshall

    Bullpen ($13.5M):

    Robertson $5M
    Logan $4M
    Kelley $1.5M
    Betances $500K
    Warren $500K
    Cabral $500K
    Chamberlain ($1.5M)

    Total cost of the pitching staff: $55M, so the Yanks could spend $134M – 46M ($22.5M Teixiera + $12M Jeter + $6.5M Suzuki + $5M Soriano) = $88M on the rest of the starting nine and bench if they wanted the payroll to be $189M.

    I don’t care what anyone says, I think Hughes is still good enough to be the fifth starter and Chamberlain is still good enough to be the last man in the bullpen.

    Sabathia would be the oldest pitcher and starter at 33, Logan the oldest reliever at 29. Hughes, Robertson, and Chamberlain would be the only free agent pitchers after 2014.

    If Sabathia returns to form, Tanaka is as good as or better than Kuroda, Nova is as good as he was this year, Phelps is better than 2013 Hughes, and Hughes is just a serviceable fifth starter not even as good as he was in 2010 or 2012, the Yanks will be fine. I don’t think these are big ifs.

    Could 2014 Chamberlain suck any worse than 2013 Chamberlain? I don’t think so. I think he’s hit rock bottom and the only place he can go is up. Ditto for Hughes.

  278. Giuseppe Franco November 8th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    GF,

    Although I am a prospect hugger ( with lots of pride I say this by the way )….I didn’t want to get in to a Montero discussion again…But good post and right on the money

    —–
    Yeah, it wasn’t my intention to get into a Montero discussion either but I think some people have a loose definition of what a prospect hugger is.

  279. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9gg2gX-ZrA

    Freddy…..

    12 seconds of commercial…then 2 minutes of Freddy !

  280. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Duh-

    You have to shorten those posts if you want to be heard.

    Think of them like mini-shredded wheat.

    ;)

  281. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    What in the hell happened to music?
    Those shows just were such good music for a solid hour.
    Today it’s all commercial , even shows like Idol have nothing original.
    Ballads for teenagers rule…

  282. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    YF,

    I haven’t been paying attention really… The level of play is very low since the economic environment is not very good…If time allows it I will try to go later on

  283. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    who aren’t the Yanks interested in?

  284. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    monster mash

  285. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    who aren’t the Yanks interested in?

    —————————
    Ellsbury

  286. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Luis-

    I heard that the healthcare system is in a state of collapse ?

  287. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I’m thinking Freddy and the Dreamers or even Freddie Mercury but Cannon was good too…

  288. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    MTU, I haven’t watched Tanaka but I will looked at some video. I know his CB is supposed to be plenty nasty. I was reading that supposedly his pitches touched middle third of the plate only about 10% of the time. Hopefully, we are in big on him and not just floating rumors for PR purposes…

    luis, Mason also tried to go oppo but had a tough time getting around there. I just want him to stay healthy in 2014. Think he’ll revert to a 2012 kind of year at AA if he does. As for the situation there, stay safe!

  289. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    even MTV doesn’t have music anymore.

    “….nothing to see or listen to here today; move along…”

  290. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I think the Knicks found something tonite.

  291. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Luis-

    I heard that the healthcare system is in a state of collapse ?

    ————————————
    really

  292. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    …forgot Freddy Fender.

    Not a HR – but a player just the same

  293. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    MTV happened….that killed the music world if you ask me

    GF,

    You have good taste…Don’t forget Triumph, Styx, 38 Special, Cheap trick ( the drummer was Venezuelan by the way ), Scorpions and so many more…. The rock was amazing during those years…I knew the moment I stopped listening to the radio, I became an old man

  294. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    The Beau Brummels

  295. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Joeman-

    In Chavezland.

    ;)

  296. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Dirty Water

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    “Trisha-

    Tell her I love her then.

    See if she’ll marry me.

    :)

    MTU, here’s the thing. She’ll cook for you without marrying you. She absolutely loves to cook!

    ***************

    mick, in case you haven’t noticed, there seems to be a tripartite pact that “certain” people are to be ignored. You know, one of those “I don’t like her so don’t you talk to her either” kinds of deals, where you can picture the participants breaking a football-like huddle, yelling YEAH! So mature!

    LMAO!!!

  298. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    What statement does music make today?
    What is left to say?

  299. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Danny & the Juniors – At The Hop (American Bandstand 1958)

  300. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    YF-

    Yes. You do that if can and let me know if you see some of the same things.

    His stride seems incredible long as would be expected with that type of delivery.

    He generates power with his whole body which should bode well for his durability.

  301. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    mick, in case you haven’t noticed, there seems to be a tripartite pact that “certain” people are to be ignored. You know, one of those “I don’t like her so don’t you talk to her either” kinds of deals, where you can picture the participants breaking a football-like huddle, yelling YEAH! So mature!

    LMAO!!!
    =============
    trish-some people just have a penchant for exposing themselves.

  302. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Trisha-

    That would be even better.

    Mrs. MTU might get kind of mad about the other.

    ;)

  303. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    The Beau Brummels

    ————————————–

    Laugh,Laugh

    Think after they split, part of the group formed Harpers Bizzare….

    5th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

  304. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    MTU,

    Health care?…No toilet paper, milk, sugar, most paper related products, oil, you name it…Not having medicine’s is just a tiny part of the problem…The Goverment wants to take over the private health sector since the public one has collapsed from years of neglect and corruption…Now they don’t have hard currency to import the products we used to produce since the have confiscated most of those industries…We are importing gasoline if you can believe that…This country will implode within the next three months

  305. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    Dirty Water
    —————————–

    Standells from Boston

    Only hit ?

  306. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    trish-Are you on that list?
    I thought you had a reprieve.

  307. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    Dirty Water
    —————————–

    Standells from Boston

    Only hit ?

    ———————————
    didn’t know that

  308. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    *59th Street Bridge Song

  309. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    luis, Mason also tried to go oppo but had a tough time getting around there. I just want him to stay healthy in 2014. Think he’ll revert to a 2012 kind of year at AA if he does. As for the situation there, stay safe!

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

    That’s what I liked from his at bat…I do like his range as well on the field…Don’t worry ;)

  310. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Bargnani went off tonite for 25 and 8.
    Guess he didn’t miss Chandler.

  311. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    Dirty Water
    —————————–

    Standells from Boston

    Only hit ?

    ———————————
    didn’t know that
    =================================

    Same “sound” as “GLORIA”….early Van Morrison

  312. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    *59th Street Bridge Song

    ———–
    good one

  313. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Luis-

    That is very, very dismal.

    Even worse than I expected.

    Yeah. Communism really works. Huh, Luis.

    :(

  314. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    MTU – if you are ever in the area – NJ would be considered in the area, I will have you and Mrs. MTU bussed in for a meal at Pat’s house. It’s one you will never forget. And she would thrill to do it. She is a really good person, on top of being a really good cook!

    :)

    __________________

    mick – no reprieve from the original tripartite. One evening not too long ago the cast of characters on the forum were the following: John-Boy, Mary Ellen, Jason, Ben, Jim-Bob, Reverend Matthew, and Sheriff Ep. All of them had make comment of some sort to John-Boy. But when it was time for John-Boy to go, he said the following:

    Good night Jason, good night Ben, good night Jim-Bob, good night Reverend Matthew, good night Sheriff Ep. Nice chatting with all of you!

    It was apparently obvious that John-Boy was ignoring Mary Ellen. And I remember thinking how absolutely trite it made John-Boy look.

    Oh those Waltons!

  315. MTU November 8th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Very sweet Trisha.

    Thank you.

    Have you done any more research on your Guatemala trip ?

  316. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    remember this one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJLoYd8xak

  317. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Whatever happened to Sheriff Lobo ?

  318. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    MTU,

    I will fix your phrase and excuse me: No left leaning government works…To the more moderate ones it just takes them longer to screw things up…But have no doubt, they all end up screwing things up

  319. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    luis, love his bat speed and range. I saw him make some homerun saving plays at the wall in Trenton. They’re both GG, but from the little I have seen, I like Mason’s D better than Heathcott’s. I think he reads the ball off the bat better. If you need anything at all, please let me know.

  320. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Oh those Waltons!
    =============
    Oh that Underground.
    So together, so clandestine.
    Follow the Leader.

  321. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Well, time to take care of business on this parcel of partitioned property on Spencer’s Mountain! If you’re the last one in, make sure to switch off the light! :)

  322. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    have to admit I did do a few bones to this song

    Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine

  323. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 8th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    MTU – we’re having an organizational meeting this coming week. I understand they’re going to supply us with lots of information at that meeting. I will definitely ask “relevant” questions. Will let you know what I find out. Thanks for asking. :)

    *****************

    mick, there is no more precise bulls eye than the one you just hit. But as my dear mother used to say, forewarned is forearmed. Or something.

    :)

    Later, my good man.

  324. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    remember this one?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJLoYd8xak

    EasyBeats…..1967 (pretty sure?)

  325. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Mason’s up after the commercial.

    MTU, I will crank up the video and get back to you on Tanaka.

    Speaking of communism, I was living in the Soviet Union the year communism was cracking at the seams and the Berlin Wall fell. I still have a few of the rationing coupons we were given for tea and sugar. Too bad Glasnost no longer exists in Russia and there are daily human rights violations.

  326. UpState November 8th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    joeman November 8th, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    have to admit I did do a few bones to this song

    Eric Burdon & War – Spill The Wine

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

    1970 or 1971

    “War” later did….. “LOW – RI – DERR” (Low Rider)

  327. mick November 8th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n03a7cLf0M

    In honor of tonites Knick win

  328. luis November 8th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    YF,

    I haven’t have the opportunity to actually watch Heathcott…But I do like what I see from Mason so far….. I think he is a keeper…But I am biased you know! ;)

    And thanks, I know ;)

  329. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    :arrow:

  330. joeman November 8th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    GTG… to remove my nose along with my sinuses….

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