Thank goodness for Generation YouTube…
haven’t seen that from a yankeespitcher in a while
Steve Phillips fucking ruined it. Does he actually think he’ll get a GM job somewhere?
Did I see a 72mph pitch in there to Ballantien? What was that? Changeup?
That’s pretty sick– a live high 90′s fastball AND a low 70′s off-speed pitch? Doesn’t also happen to have a good slider? Anybody got some ratings on his pitches, like 20-80?
Steve Phillips job on ESPN basically amoounts to promoting himself and trying to make you think he didn’t fuck up when he failed to sign A-Rod even when the Mets were his first choice that winter— the guy is total yuppie scum, all style(and a bad one at that) & no substance
JoBA looked good though, fast & not too fat
Does anybody else wish Yes would broadcast some minor league games- even on taped delay- so we could see JoBA Kennedy Horne Kontos Tabata etc– instead of re-runs of CenterStage with Whoppi Goldberg???
I live in the Hudson Valley and my local cable station with NO budget broadcasts a bunch of the Hudson Valley Renegades(tampa bay short season A-ball) Games— my only chance to see yanks minor league stuff is there
look, they can have a two camera set-up and show the games whenever- they want us to be excited about these young players but it’s ridiculous they have their own network but I’ve seen a total of one inning of JoBA Kennedy & Horne pitching combined- JoBa outting today…
Saw this from a poster over at Pending Pinstripes. Interesting note about Joba from the Baseball America Live blog during the futures game:
“Chamberlain touched 100 mph with one of his fastballs, at least according to the stadium radar gun, which is a tick or two faster than the ESPN gun. Otherwise he was in the 95-97 range.”
Also, there was a nice segment on the Baseball America podcast this week about Edwar.
C-Note, I agree about YES showing minor league games. They have a lot of repeats (Centerstage, Yankees Classics, Yankeeography) that I can’t imagine garner much in the way of ratings. Now with all the excitement surrounding the Yankee prospects, one would think that they would start showing some games. Hopefully they will.
If I remember correctly, YES broadcasted a bunch of SI Yanks games last summer. Maybe the ratings weren’t as high as they hoped and they cut the program. Who knows. But if there is a true market for minor league games, I’m sure YES will be broadcasting them at some point.
It’s as much an investment in the future as anything- if they wanna generate excitment over these guys when they come up it would be easier if we were able to see they beforehand — I deal with suits everyday, don’t be so sure YES will broadcast games if there is a market for them, there is, and it’s July 9th and they haven’t shown us shit
If I remember correctly, YES broadcasted a bunch of SI Yanks games last summer.
“Minor League Mondays”
They did it for 2 seasons I think. They played Clipper games when there was no one exciting there, and they played SI games when no one exciting was there.
Now though, you probably can’t go wrong with a Trenton game.
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