An idea to save the Yankees pitching staff


No pitcher under the age of 25 is allowed to throw in Arlington.

That is all.

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  1. Count Zero says:

    There has to be a way to blame this on Bush…

  2. Oscar Azocar says:

    Let’s expand this rule to cover pitchers under 30 throwing or running the bases anywhere in Texas.

  3. Chris says:

    I think that the Yankees pitchers should boycott Texas all together. Houston hasn’t been any better than Arlington.

  4. Setty says:

    God I’m miserable. I’m sitting at work praying that Joba’s injury is nothing related to a labrum, rotator cuff, etc.

  5. Batty says:

    See, situations like this is exactly why we should bring up Carl Pavano. Just keep him in Texas and have him pitch every game we play there. Eff pitch counts or any of this no back to back days pitching crap.

  6. THE Dread Pirate Roberts says:

    like i needed another reason to hate the state …

  7. RCK says:

    I tenth (or whatever) the motion. Let’s just send the AAA team to TX from now on and keep our guys out of there.

  8. Geno says:

    Why not let Eric Duncan take a stab at 1st instead of Sexson? The 6’8″ experiment has pretty much failed.

  9. A.D. says:

    Realistically we only play in texas 3-4 times a year (when we don’t have Houston interleauge), might be better off to take 4 losses to begin the season and work off of that.

    • Jamal G. says:

      We usually kick ass in Arlington though. That’s why this injury crap is so frustrating. I think they said the Yanks have gone 11-1 in their past twelve games in this ballpark.

  10. dan says:

    We don’t need to boycott Texas altogether. If Boomer wants to make a comeback, just tell him to get ready for whenever the series in Arlington is every year. And maybe we can petition the MLB to have the little league-style pinch runner for whenever a pitcher gets on base.

  11. Thomas says:

    Don’t forget Pettitte had elbow issues when pitching for Houston and has felt fine since leaving the state.

  12. pounder says:

    He’ll be fine, don’t panic.Besides Garcia will be signed today or tomorrow,and perhaps IPK,if his mph is up to it will come back in good shape. Just remember the words of our great president GW Bush..”If ya get hurt doin what ya love then there you are,if you dont; get hurt by not doin whatever it was that got ya hurt in the first place,well there you are”

  13. Joey H says:

    well if you pitch anyone over thirty then they might die of a god damned heat stroke.

  14. The Scout says:

    “Happiness is Texas in the Rear-View Mirror” — apt title of Country song

  15. Frank C says:

    Can we send some of the reporters covering Farve to the MRI machine that will be examining Joba? I’m in full panic mode right now … I can’t get squat done today at work.

  16. Harry says:

    Hey guys, Ben , Mike, anybody. I Know this is totally off-topic but, I’m doing a research paper for college on sabermetrics. I remember U guys posted an article few months ago of some idiot sportswriter in Cincinnati criticizing Bill James and raving about Dusty Baker. Can U guys maybe point me to that article? Thanks.

  17. RustyJohn says:

    Texas has zero redeeming qualities- it is hot, the barbeque is better in Kansas City, the Cowboys are assholes, and everyone down there is, as Vincente Fox coined it, a ‘windshield cowboy’.

    That being said, I belive we should go and see about signing Tom Browning and keep him on the roster to pitch in Texas- that way, we have a 48 year old leftie and we can be witness to horrific arm snapping sounds during his delivery.

  18. Manimal says:

    If there is a team that needs a indoor stadium, its Arlington. God DAMN. Thats 2 yankees pitchers that had to leave a game early because of muscle stiffness.

    • Joey H says:

      yea but then its just gonna bake in there. it will cost them a fortune to AC that place

      • A.D. says:

        If they can do it in Phoenix they can do it in Arlington. And the heat wouldn’t cause Hughes to pull a hammy, if anything it should have prevented it

  19. Old Ranger says:

    RAB should post a sign saying; “Conservatives not welcome on this sight”! You notice I didn’t say republicans, two different groups.
    Hay, that reminds me of when I was a kid, the store/factory’s would post help wanted signs…at the bottom of the sign it would say; “Irish need not apply!” Being I’m an Irishmen, I always remember those signs. 27/08?

    • RustyJohn says:

      I think, if your animus is towards the current occupant of the White House, that you should have that rephrased as “Republicans not welcome on this site” as GWB is far from being a Conservative. Conservatives don’t double the size of the Department of Education, increase federal spending by $1 trillion in 8 years, have a Wilsonian foreign policy, or evade the Constitution. Of all the candidates who ran this year, probably Ron Paul is the only one who could be labeled ‘Conservative’.

      For more reading on this matter you may want to check out Russell Kirk’s “The Conservative Mind” or Andrew Sullivan’s “The Conservative Soul” or, if you are really ambitious James Patterson’s book on Robert Taft.

      And enough of this political talk….

      • Old Ranger says:

        For a Liberal, you have your talking points down pat. You must be young (under 35), I was a Dem when JFK was president. After him…their hasn’t been a true Dem, now they are more like socialists…out for power, the people be dammed.
        Just my thoughts, but if you had a brain you would know there is a difference between Bush (Rep) and me (conservative). That’s alright though, can’t expect you to know the difference, you only know what someone tells you. Enough, this blog is for sports. 27/08?

    • You remember signs stating Irish Need Not Apply? How old are you, 137?

      • Old Ranger says:

        Just turned 70. Being I lived in Nebraska in my younger years, I remember the signs pointed out to me by my dad. Heck, it was only in the 1940s. 27/08??

    • Out of curiosity, Ranger, what was it that you saw that made you say the site was unfriendly to conservatives? I can’t imagine it’s the Bush comments… i thought he was disowned both by conservatives AND republicans. I’d put the Bush camp firmly in the Kristolian “neocon” group.

      Are you a pro-Bush conservative? What a rare breed!

  20. jackie boy says:

    whats with everyone typing 27/08 on their posts????

  21. Bonos says:

    Counter rotate 30 degrees, proceed in linear fashion. Love It.

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