Open Thread: A virtual tour of the New Stadium

Assembly issues Yankee Stadium subpoenas
Posada to play in WBC

Update 8:21 p.m.: All image links now work. Sorry about that Blogspot problem. That platform has never handled images well.

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The lucky bastards over at Diamond Hoggers were able to get an exclusive sneak preview inside the Yanks’ new digs, but thankfully they were kind enough to share their experience with us in .jpg format.

Players will be privy to some serious ammenities inside the clubhouse, including a fancy new restroom, a twelve person hot tub, and plush carpet. The Yanks’ batting cage is supposedly way bigger than the visiting team’s, and once the team finishes up taking their hacks, they can walk up the steps to the dugout, an honor only a select few can enjoy.

I still don’t know how I feel about the manual scoreboard out in right field, but I do like the big YANKEE STADIUM sign out in left-center.You know, just in case anyone forgets where they are. It still can’t get over how gigantic that JumboTron is. Only one month and four days until the Stadium is complete, when it will be “born.” I can’t wait until I walk into that place.

If still photos don’t do it for you, check this out: (h/t Jamal G. for the email)

How awesome is that? Here’s CitiField, if you’re interested.

Use this as your open thread for the evening. New HOFer Rickey Henderson is going to be on the MLB Network at 7pm demonstrating the art of stealing third base. Talk about that, the New Stadium, Derek Lowe, the Rangers-Isles game, whatever you like. Just don’t be a dick. Also, one of longtime readers started a blog of his own – The Joey H Show – so make sure you check it out.

Oh, and don’t miss our latest Newsday post. And Ameican Idol starts tonight, if that’s your cup of tea.

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  • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

    Mark Prior was signed by the Padres. That’s a nice pick-up. At least I think

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Source?

      • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

        MLBTR

      • Jay CT

        So, you are a LoHud person but you still need a source? Doesn’t seem right.

        Just kidding…

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          I’m a historian, I always need a source =P

          • Jay CT

            Just teasing. Please do not feel the need to use any swords…

            • Raul

              Damn i wanted prior

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      They re-signed him to a Minor League deal. He was already on the Padres last year, and I’d say that Prior is past the point of being a nice pick-up. He’s a nothing at this stage in his career.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Agreed, but he’d be a great story if he ever made it back to the bigs.

        • Jay CT

          It’s actually quite sad. I remember the Twins getting some flack when they took Mauer over him and Prior was looking like the next big thing.

  • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

    also not sure if its just mine but the picture is showing up

    • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

      isnt

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Which one?

      • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

        it might just be my comp, its been screwing up lately, but the one at top

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Some of the pictures are requiring a download instead of being a straight link.

        Cool pictures, though.

        • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

          yea yea, it was an internal computer error, I had a special softwear downloaded that made it unable to open, bottom line im blushing

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Hey man, there are worse things that could happen. Trust me.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I know way too many people obsessed with American Idol, and at dangerous levels, too.

    I don’t know if any one can beat David Cook for me, though-singing Bon Jovi in his first audition has got to take the cake.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      I agree, I barely watch american Idol(mad funny shows to start off, like 3-4 weeks of nothing then like the top 12. David cook is as real as it gets, all the other people were pretty bad imo.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Yeah, I watch the first weeks with the open auditions. I like being caught totally off-guard.

        • UWS

          I watch the open auditions, for the train wrecks, mostly. However, apparently they’ll cut down on said train wrecks this season, which greatly diminishes my interest.

          • whozat

            I’ve watched parts of a couple of episodes over the years, mostly because I walked into a room where someone was already watching the show. But that’s it…I really just don’t care that much. Certainly not enough to watch like…4 episodes in one week just to find out what happens.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            mm, that indeed takes some of the fun out of it.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Chris Daughtry was the best one for me.

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      You want to talk about obsessed, look at this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....annel_page

      • Nickel

        Good Lord…if that’s the most horrible day of your life than you’re extremely overprivileged.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    jamal’s link isn’t there.

    Is it this one?
    http://www.mtv.com/videos/movi.....on-3.jhtml

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yeah, but I embedded the video.

  • Raf

    i think im going to have to get a PS3 for MLB 09: The Show. that game is going to be amazing.

    • Eirias

      Well, MLB 08: The Show was pretty amazing, so… yes. Do so.

      • Cor Shep

        i have a 360 :(…

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    …a twelve person hot tub…

    The most jealous guys in America? Isiah Thomas, Stephon Marbury, and James Dolan.

    Why the Garden doesn’t have a twelve person hot tub is beyond me. You know Jimmy D would have been ALL OVER THAT SHIT.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So since we talked about music the other night…

    What kind of movies does everyone here watch? I watched The Dark Knight last night and I have to say, I kind of missed the IMAX-ness, though the movie’s still pretty awesome.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I’m a big gangster film and crime drama guy. “Scarface” and “The Usual Suspects” are two of my all-time favorites.

      • UWS

        I watch everything. Big fan of anything sci-fi/fantasy, and movies with lots and lots of explosions. And Princess Bride.

        • whozat

          I watched the princess bride for the first time in years with my friends right after the super bowl last year. And enjoyed it almost as much.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Hello new best friend!

          Do you watch BSG?

          • UWS

            I watched the miniseries, and then got distracted when the actual series started. I plan to raid my friend’s DVD collection at some point.

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

              Same here.

              • whozat

                The first couple seasons are good, the third season kinda eats it, and then the 4th season gets really confusing. But still better than the third season.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            There’s a station called Retro Tv Network that shows nothing but old TV shows (Imagine a cheap TV Land), but they play the old Battlestar Galactica from the 70’s. So cheesy, yet so great.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I own the box set of Scarface. It is a cultural institution.

        That said, Scarface as a movie sucked balls. Horrible movie. A 2 hour long cliche.

      • Thomas

        I love the “Usual Suspects”, such a spectacular ending. However, I don’t like “Scarface” outside of like the final battle. The rest of the film is pretty boring and not that well done.

        If you want a really great crime drama “Cidada de Deus (City of God),” is a masterpiece. It is a true story about gangsters and non-gangsters in a slum outside of Rio. It has similar stylings to “Pulp Fiction,” but is much more serious. It is all in Portuguese though.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        What d’ya think of The Departed?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          That flick was awesome.

          • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

            Yeah, the ending was so unexpected.

            Spoilers
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            Everybody dies. EVERYBODY.

            • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

              They filmed alot of it in Worcester,MA, the city next to mine.

              • A.D.

                i blew the opportunity to go to the Boston premier, shame on me

            • Brooklyn Ed

              you should watch the Asian verison. Hollywood purchased the right to remake it.

      • whozat

        Gotta love Goodfellas, too.

        And just the other day I was reminded about Pulp Fiction, and how much I really do like some of the writing in that movie. And Reservoir Dogs, though there’s that one scene that’s kind of tough to handle, with the ear and all.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Goodfellas = all kinds of awesome.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Go home and get your fucking shinebox.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        “Scarface” is possibly the most overrated movie in the history of American cinema.

      • Jay CT

        I loved American Gangster

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Great story, mediocre film-making. I was wholly underwhelmed by that film at the end.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Yup.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Any other Douglas Sirk fans out there?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    So, how ’bout that Eddy Curry: http://www.nypost.com/seven/01.....149861.htm

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Perhaps that’s why the Garden eschewed that twelve person hot tub.

  • Jay CT

    Totally off subject: If anyone is a reader in here, I just finished “Feeding the Monster.” It is a book detailing all the in’s and out’s of the Red Sox, and although I hate them, it is very critical at times but also does praise them for things as well. It’s a great look into what an absolute prick Luccino is, but I walked away liking Henry. The details on how Nomar carried on, and the behind the scenes on Manny was also really great. I would recommend reading it, just to see how they made some of the decisions they did. I also walked away thinking that for all the stat crunching they did, they got lucky at times and are not so much fricken smarter then everyone else, and evenutally the luck will swing and they are going to wind up with some crappy players stuck with longer deals. It is a really good book though overall

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I want to hear details about Luccino being a prick.

      Schadenfreude is wonderful…

      • Jay CT

        Suprisingly, if they listen to him more, they would be much worse off. He wanted to sign Pedro long term. He wanted to keep Nomar. He doesn’t like Epstein, and has his “croonies (the authors word, not mine)” leak stuff to the press all the time to stab Epstein in the back. Just some really interesting info.

        I have posted it before, but the best was when Henry first bought the team. He was so pumped about having Manny, and when he met him at Spring trainging, Manny said, “Dude, you GOTTA get me out of here. I HATE IT.” So when Henry couldn’t move him, Manny told him to fuck off and called him the white devil. Then when Terry Francona tried to introduce himself to Manny, Manny wouldnt shake his hand and told him to fuck off or something like that. Great stuff. Also, the team voted to trade Nose-mar. They called him Nomar Garcia-pop up by the end. Mike Timlin also didn’t like Kevin Millar. Just lots of interesting tidbits sprinkled through the book, and not much gushing about how wonderful they are. In fact, I thought just the opposite

  • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    Thanks for looking out Mike. I’m going Live on the air tonight in just under an hour.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Schadenfreude? You and TSJC are going to get along just fine.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I thought that I hit reply, my bad.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        OOOOOOH, SWEET IRONY!!!!!!!!

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Fan of literary devices, are we?

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Next part of this conversation: the denouement.

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

              Indeed.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Stop it. I don’t go back to being an English major for another week.

              But alliteration is my most loved literary device, dudes and dudettes.

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                YOU GET ANOTHER WEEK!?!

                I already have to code a frickin’ database for next week. I’m a history student, wtf am I doing with a database!?

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  U-Delaware is even longer. I got off on Dec. 13th I think and I go back on January 18th. U-Del doesn’t go back til like…early February. They’re ridiculous.

                • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                  A history student? So you gonna be . . . like a historian or something someday?

                  Oooooohhh. You could be OUR Doris Kearns Goodwin. Writing book after book about the glory days of the Yankees and getting all sorts of basic stuff wrong, like she does about the Brooklyn Dodgers. That would be so feakin cool.

                • Cor Shep

                  yea im from del – classes start feb 8th hah… crazy stuff

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Holy shit. When do you get out in May?

  • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    Anyone see Gran Torino yet speaking of drama movies? That movie was THEE SHIT.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      GET OFF MY LAWN!

      • Cor Shep

        your a puss cake

        • billbybob

          Gran Torino was definitely dope.

  • steve

    man don’t you think its a little racist when CC is on the mound the jumbo tron says K,K,K …. heh.

    i kid.

    • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      Owch. Easy there. Lol

      • Jay CT

        Says the man who started an entire conversation about how Omar only brings in Latin players…

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Heh.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      And the shot is an air ball…

      • Jay CT

        Lol

  • ????

    Does anyone know if mlb2k9 will have the new stadiums?

    • yankeefan91 (sign manny asap hes getting cheaper lol)

      holy crap we almost ask the same thing lol

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        yeah omg dude that was so crazy were like totally twins or sumthin

        • yankeefan91 (sign manny asap hes getting cheaper lol)

          lmaooooooooo

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            roflmaooooooooooooooooo

            • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

              ROFLMAFAOAOAOAAO OMGGG DUDE AWESOMENESS*HIGH FIVES LIKE JOSE REYES* MY gawsh you are so totally cool.
              Okay I just outdid myself.

        • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

          I don’t think he saw the literally funny part in that.

  • yankeefan91 (sign manny asap hes getting cheaper lol)

    does anyone no wen does mlb 2k9 comes out is the new stadium gonna look as awsome as mlb the show

    • http://thejoeyhshow.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      Soon within the next two months. For some reason I’m thinking March

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Why do the Rangers make every 2nd and 3rd string goalie look like Patrick Roy?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Same reason the Yankees make every five starter look like Cy Young.

      I don’t mind though, I’m a Devils fan =D

      • UWS

        I like Rebecca more and more.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Hah, next you’ll be telling me you collect swords, too…

          • UWS

            Nope, no swords. I do own a sword-shaped letter opener, if that counts. And I like knives. A lot.

            ….What?

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

              …Like I said, new best friend.

              I got my brother a skein dubh as a gift…thing’s sharp as hell. And I know I probably didn’t spell it right, but whatever.

              • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                Damn, that’s a lot of consonants. Must be . . . yes it is something Scottish.

                http://darachweb.com/swords/images/sdLion1.jpg

                and yes, you spelled it correctly. And according to ‘Galic Themes’ you can spell it 5 different ways and still be correct.

                I guess if you’re packing one of those, nobody will dare correct your spelling.

        • pat

          ive said it once ill say it again
          MMMMMMAAAAAAAKKKEEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOUUUUUTTTTTTTTTT

          • UWS

            Next time.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            1) I’m not single =P

            • pat

              ive also said this before. YOUR BOYFRIEND WON”T CARE,

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                Ah, but I will.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              We don’t care. We’re guys.

              • UWS

                We don’t care. We’re guys.

                We don’t care. We’re guys dirty, dirty man-whores.

                Fixed.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  UWS: AMEN. Ahahaha

                • Jack

                  Eh, same thing.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  I’m not complaining. Being a dirty man-whore is AWESOME.

                • Jay CT

                  This is quite possibly the funnies thing I have ever read on here. I have now developed a new found respect for Rebecca and UWS. And its not even because I am afraid that she will kill me with her sword collection. Funny as hell. Forget about LoHud, stink with RAB

                • Jay CT

                  I meant stick. My bad yo

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  Yeah, but LoHud gets me blog hits :-P

                  Though, to be fair, right now it’s a close call…

                • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                  Yeah, but from who?

                  Not the upscale, classy types you find around here.

                • A.D.

                  RAB has definitely gotten you blog hits

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  LoHud’s not asking me to cheat on my boyfriend by making out with a girl…

                • Jack

                  Which, ironically, would probably help you get blog hits.

                • A.D.

                  ….yet

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                  Oh that’s not cheating. You’re both girls, you cancel each other out. If you did that, you’d technically be single.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  A.D.: Like I said, right now it’s a close call…

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  Dude, can we bookmark this thread or something? I’ve completely lost it…

                • A.D.

                  The lack of nesting has turned it into LoHud!!

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                  Dude, can we bookmark this thread or something? I’ve completely lost it…

                  Are you kidding? This is nothing. Wait ’til game days during the season.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  Now all we need is someone writing a 1000 word essay on the benefits of signing Ben Sheets.

                • A.D.

                  Dude, can we bookmark this thread or something? I’ve completely lost it…

                  control + f your name & scroll through

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  , no I mean that I’m cracking up, not that I can’t find the thread…

                  Geez, I’m not *that* slow…

                • pat

                  jack your comment a few comments up is AWESOME

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                  Geez, I’m not *that* slow…

                  T’was a joke.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                  Mike: I know.

                  Apparently I’m not any good at the sarcasm thing…

                • Jay CT

                  I will get right on the Sheets post. That’s my boy!

          • Jack
    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      There we go. Beautiful pass by Cally.

  • http://diamondhoggers.com Thenaturalmevs

    Thanks a ton for the link.

    Looks like the gem of MLB parks

  • radnom

    I thought hot tubs were like really bad for muscle recovery or is that just a myth?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Everything in moderation. overuse is bad, yes.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      100% true.

      Now get the fuck out of my hot tub.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    The image links are all fixed, folks. Enjoy ‘em.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Ta!

  • http://asportsaddictneedsdivineintervention.blogspot.com/ E-ROC

    Does anyone agree with noMass’s bench options and acquiring Justin Maxwell if the Yanks choose to trade Xavier Nady?

    • whozat

      He certainly sounds pretty good to me. Hell, having him win the CF competition with Brett going back to AAA to play every day and Melky as the 4th OFer (or vice versa) sounds great to me.

      Toss in another bullpen option…ok. Though, I might instead target guys who don’t have to be on the 40-man. Or, add in some guys like George Kontos and see if we can’t squeeze out a better 40-man reliever from their upper minors.

    • A.D.

      Obviously Nomaas is high on him, but i’ve read other places that are not so much. Basically a buy low on a talented prospect that we can toss in AA/AAA this year.

      His lack of contact in the minors is a turnoff

      • whozat

        And yet Gardner’s isn’t?

        • A.D.

          well we didn’t trade for Gardner, and he did put up a .414 OBP in AAA last year & a lifetime minor league OBP of .389. so we know he has the ability to walk and get on base

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          We don’t have to give up Nady for Gardner.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Not as much as Maxwell’s.

          Minor league comparison:

          Maxwell – 234 SO in 912 AB (26%)
          Gardner – 290 SO in 1,456 AB (20%)

          Maxwell – 263/354/462
          Gardner – 291/389/385

          Explain to me again why we would want this guy, let alone give up anything valuable for him.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Explain to me again why we would want this guy, let alone give up anything valuable for him.

            He might possibly be related to Vernon Maxwell, Maxwell Smart, or neo-soul R&B crooner Maxwell.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      No. Were a better team if we DON’T make that deal, so its a bad idea.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

    We all love it when the Yanks spend money. $161M for CC Sabathia or $180M for Mark Teixeira or $60M for Manny Ramirez is nothing to us fans, we just want the team to win.

    Foreshadowing?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Dear G-d I hope not.

      • A.D.

        I feel like the baseball gods will rain down on us if we sign Manny

        • Jack

          The other gods wouldn’t dare mess with Mo.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Yeah, but since Mo’s a g-d, he’d just be messing with himself.

            • Jack

              Messing with himself is the only way he can find a challenge anymore.

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                Just like Inigo Montoya.

          • A.D.

            The greek gods frequently fucked with each other, but what do you think those 6 walks for more were…other gods messing with him, or him messing with other gods.

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

              I like the Norse G-ds idea of the afterlife

              • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                I wanna be Odin.

                • Jay CT

                  If it gets us Manny I will accept any punishment the Gods see fit to hand out. Just for the comidic episodes that will develop between coach and player. Also, the ratings YES would get for Yanke Sox would break records. The advertising money would pay his contract… that and the collection TMJS is doing.

                • A.D.

                  “rain down” = not win the world series. See what they did to Sox, Red after selling Babe Ruth

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              The other gods felt pity for the victims of Mo and allowed them to work walks by inhabiting the umpires and making them call balls.

              • A.D.

                Exactly

  • D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don

    Anybody know where I can see video of the Smotlz press conf? I just saw the tiny clip on ESPN.

    Smotlz is one of my favorite ballplayers. Does not look right in that Sox cap.

    • Jack

      http://www.nesn.com/content/vi.....fault.aspx

      It should be the first one there.

      • D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don

        Thnx. Their video section on their site is much better than YES version. I hate to give any ad revenue to the Sox even a penny they get from banner ads online.

  • A.D.

    Cromartie played the season on the fractured hip… that explains why he blew/couldn’t cut.

    Gotta be painful

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    I don’t know if anyone else caught it, but the Levine/Brodsky interviews Francesa did today were must-listens. He did a good job of questioning Levine, drew out some interesting stuff about them not paying rent on the new building and explaining how the whole stadium financing deal is laid out.

    Brodsky came out playing the populist and attacking the new bond requests, but got slowly exposed (IMO) as the interview progressed. Mike kept questioning his assumptions and his answers simply didn’t hold up to scrutiny. Even his contention about the Yanks using “taxpayer money” was refuted, the money is raised on the bond market and the debt associated is being 100% paid by the Yanks. It has absolutely nothing to do with “schools and subways” as he contended.

    If you want to get up to speed on BOTH sides of this argument, its a great listen. Decide for yourself who’s right.

    http://www.wfan.com/pages/744503.php

    • D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don

      I heard only parts of them on there and am listening to the full thing now. Brodsky is a clown and is making up stories. The guy said about the Yankees “they are the richest corperation of the world”. What a joke.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Yeah, I took that to mean “Sports Franchise” and even then its still wrong. Manchester United is bigger than the Yanks.

        • D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don

          I thought maybe he meant that too but he kept saying it like he meant any kinda of company.

          Either way the guy is a dork who is just trying to get his name out there.

    • pat

      If anybody is interested in purchasing such bonds please contact me. No seriously i need some new accounts.

  • Jake H

    Yankee stadium looks awesome in that game.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Yeah, gosh, I can’t wait for opening day.

  • UWS

    “I know some of you are on the fence about me right now…”

    “Uh, no, we’re not.”

    Awesome.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Well said.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I thought I was at RAB but this looks like an American Idol thread. WTF is going on around here? lol

    • pat

      That chick had future psychopath written all over her.

    • pat

      She was like “ill see you guys again” in a manner that suggests she will see them again while roasting their pets over and open fire during a stormy night and peering in through the blinds.

  • pat

    Scrubs was so much better before everyone got a personal stylist. Every chick has the same haircut.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Whoah whoah whoah lol… Now we’re talking about American Idol and Scrubs in here?

      And just for good measure:
      “Scrubs was so much better before everyone got a personal stylist.”
      … Like back when the show was a real underground gem… on NBC…?

      • pat

        hahah, yo scrubs is mad funny I dont care what anybody says. And seriously everybody is all glammed up now and it’s weird.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I said it last week and I’ll say it again. This season is already better than all of season 7.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Fuck you, Bill Lawrence.

        I am very much pissed off right now.

  • Nickel

    Can’t wait to watch Teixeira do for real what he does in that video.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Actually, he did it last year in Yankee stadium.

      Just for the Angels.

      • Nickel

        I was about to say that CC did what he did last year in that video too, but wearing an Indians uniform, and then I checked and realized that last year he only pitched in Yankee Stadium once…and lost.

        He did pitch a heck of a game though. 1 run in 8 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. Outdueled by Wang in late April.

        • A.D.

          great game

  • A.D.

    I like that its gone from “play nice” to “don’t be a dick”

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That’s probably directed at me…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    My dad just called me to tell me he got to see Ben Stein speak.

    And then he asked me if I knew who Ben Stein was…

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcH-3d-BZn4

      Your Dad just bought his first TV?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Nooo…he saw him speak, in person, at a convention in Florida. I think he got to meet him, too, but I’m not sure. I’m too outraged at not having been invited.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I used to watch “Win Ben Stein’s Money” on Comedy Central.

      Now he’s only the Visine guy. And of course…Bueller?

      • A.D.

        He’s was randomly on CNBC at one point last year… probably came out with a new book or something

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          I think he’s a conservative talking head now.

          • A.D.

            basically

    • http://Greg Greg P

      Yeah, he’s the guy that thinks science is evil and evolutionists are nazis!
      He felt so strongly about it, he made a movie.

    • Thomas

      Is your dad a hardcore conservative and Nixon supporter?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        hardcore libretarian.

        Loves Reagan, Ben Franklin and John Adams.

        Actually, I once walked in on my brother watching softcore HBO porn while my dad was reading the newspaper. You should have seen the look on my mother’s face when she came up to see what we were doing…

  • http://Greg Greg P

    The movie is called “Expelled”, and it tries to make the case for intelligent design in school.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Fuck that noise.

      But seriously, if you’re gonna teach ID or creationsim or whatever the fuck they want to call it in schools, you’d better put it in a philosophy class and not a science class.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Honestly? It’s got no place in a public school, but in a private school, they can teach whatever they want provided it doesn’t hurt anyone, and last I looked, ID, while making no sense, isn’t malicious.

        Well, only to dinosaurs and cavemen.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Yeah I’d prefer it not to be in schools.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            I’d like to agree…

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Where’s the Pastafarian to weigh in on this?

            http://www.venganza.org/

            • A.D.

              who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.

              Gold…where do you find this stuff?

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                Gold…where do you find this stuff?

                On the internet.

                http://www.instantrimshot.com

                Seriously, though, if you’ve never heard of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the story is a good read. Google it and enjoy/become enraged with hatred for the evil blasphemers, whatever floats your boat.

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            I assume you still mean public schools, but Rebecca made the distinction that PRIVATE schools can teach whatever they want.

            If you mean ALL schools, then you’re for banning religious instruction. Which puts you out on a fairly lonely limb.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Yeah, my bad.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          ID, while making no sense, isn’t malicious. Well, only to dinosaurs and cavemen.

          You have convinced him: Carl Everett now wholeheartedly approves of the teaching of intelligent design in schools.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Ho shit.

            Carl Everett is pure evil, man.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              I hate that it was he who broke Moose’s perfect game.

            • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              Nah, its all a bit. Baseball needs to have one angry Black dude at all times. It’s their way of keeping up with the NFL, which is 10X more popular than Baseball and loaded with angry Black dudes. It sells, you don’t get anywhere arguing with the public.

              We had Carl, then Jose Offerman, and now we have Milton Bradley. I understand that when Milton is done, Delmon Young is training to assume the role.

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                It’s their way of keeping up with the NFL, which is 10X more popular than Baseball and loaded with angry Black dudes.

                I don’t have TIME for pain. The only pain I got time for is the PAIN I BE PUTTIN’ ON FOOLS WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!

      • b/c

        Agreed, except that teaching evolution as science AND as fact is no better. See Steven J. Gould on Non Overlapping Magisteria.

        http://www.stephenjaygould.org....._noma.html

  • Bryan V

    Okay. I guess it’s wrong to teach something in science class that was figured out by scientists.

    Got it.

    • http://Greg Greg P

      In a related item, I spend Sunday mornings in a lab listening to some brainiac drone on about fruit flies.

    • pat

      thaaaaats about enough of this discussion

    • A.D.

      What was figured out by scientists?

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        “Science”.

  • Bryan V

    Is there that much to say about fruit flies?

    • http://Greg Greg P

      Yep, unless you’re Sarah Palin

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I can see fruit flies from my house.

        • paulie

          priceless!

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          I can too. Stop throwing apples from the 6th floor.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Those apples in question aren’t thrown by me, as I don’t believe in gravity. I place those apples in the sky and let God do with them what he wishes, they fall only because it is His will.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              He walked right off the monument!

              Of course he did, Lois. Christians don’t believe in gravity.

            • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              Another one of those fuckers hits me in the head and its going to be “His will” that you get my boot up your ass!

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                I’m protected from your evil, I’ve been touched by his noodly appendage.

          • gio

            time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like bananas

            • gio

              sorry

  • Bryan V

    Oh boy. Not a conversation I want to get into. Especially when it’s going to start on semantics, since I used the phrase “figured out” as opposed to “invented” or whatever.

    Take that argument someplace else. This isn’t the spot for it.

    • A.D.

      go with the reply to comment, else stuff doesn’t make sense

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Thanks (to you and TSJC) for taking up the fight. My therapist advised me to just drop it and try my best to ignore it, said my sudden graying and hypertension was probably a sign I am a little too upset by this issue. It’s been tough, but I’m trying to make it work.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Here’s the intelligent design we can all agree on:

      Mike, Ben, and Joe, “intelligently designed” that nice cute little “Reply to this comment” link at the bottom of every comment box, so that conversations could be neat and streamlined according to His (and His and His) beneficent master plan.

      Let’s give glory to them by using it, shall we?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Are you sure it was intelligent design? And there was no evolution involved? Because customized layouts usually don’t spontaneously occur…

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          [ head explodes ]

  • pat

    This show on abc now, What would you do? is pretty freakin sweet.

  • A.D.

    Why did “cite” go from being italics to being bold?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I think it’s personal preference. Some cite with bold, some with italics.

      I’ve used both… I think my (very unofficial) scheme is I cite with bold other people’s direct comments that I’m responding to, and I italicize comments not quoted from the page (like something in a linked to article, or something heard on the radio or from an outside, non RAB source).

      But I’m not 100% consistent with either way.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    And Brian Rolston is back. Nice.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Zach Parise is ok, too.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        And little Gionta.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        WHOOOHOO

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Psyched for Shanahan’s homecoming? I’m probably the only Devils fan around here who actually remembers his first tour of duty out in the swamp.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

            Yeah, I don’t remember it at all, was only a toddler at the time. I’ve known him as a Red Wing and a Ranger

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              I was just a kid. I remember being slightly heartbroken when he jumped ship for St. Louis. It worked out pretty well for the Devils in the end, though, so it’s water under the bridge. Will be a trip seeing him play for the Devils again. Lou’s first draft pick comes back 22 years later – pretty cool.

      • UWS

        Wheeeee!

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Now THAT was a first period we needed!

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            [ fighting the urge to make an extremely tasteless joke here ]

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Dude… Keep fighting that urge. Nobody needs that. lol

              • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                I didn’t. (but i kinda did by referencing the fact that I did.)

                I’m smugly passive-aggressive like that.

                • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Actually… I call shenanigans. I don’t think you actually had a joke lined up right there, I think all you had was the allusion to a hypothetical joke in place of such joke.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  The next guy who says “Shenanigans” is gonna get pistolwhipped!

                • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  What’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?

    • http://Greg Greg P

      And Marty will be back soon

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      So, I know this is a little sacrelig… But is anyone else bothered by the way Doc Emerick makes up words? It drives me nuts. I find myself sitting here saying: “No, Doc, he didn’t ‘fly’ the puck into the zone or ‘ladle’ it over the boards. He didn’t do those things because those things don’t exist in the English language.” (/rant)

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Haha, I LOVE Doc. Sure, he makes up words, but he’s so lovable! Especially with Chico!

        And I promise I’m not advocating slash here…

        • UWS

          I love Doc and Chico. They might be my favorite announcing combo in sports.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        See… Right there… Paul Martin didn’t “pitchfork one.” That’s just not what happened.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          …And Clemmensen didn’t “gear” it out. Ok, I’m done now.

  • A.D.

    I find it funny & realistic that the in the Citi field Mets demo they have K-Rod give up a line drive to left

    • http://Greg Greg P

      As Putz mumbles incoherently to himself in the dugout

      • A.D.

        yeahhh he does…reporters will have some fun questions

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I can only assume he walked the bases loaded prior to giving up that line drive.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        No, no! He dialed down the velocity to keep his control!

        /second highest BB/9 rate of his career.

  • LLoyd Christmas

    WOW! Just saw the attached Yankee stadium video and am currently sporting a record breaking boner as a result!

    That place looks sick! I love how they built it to include more seats in the outfield areas – place looks like it holds 100K.

    • Nickel

      Ya know, I thought the new stadium was supposed to hold less people but it sure as hell doesn’t look like that.

  • LLoyd Christmas

    Just locked up a pair of tickets for the Yankees v. Toronto on March 19th in Tampa. The regulars should be getting some more game-time action around that time, right?

    Figured me and the Mrs. would shoot down below the Mason Dixon Line and catch some sun and fun before things get serious. Tickets are still openly available ya know…hopefully thats not an ominous sign for the regular season (economic woes reference)

  • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

    Rickey Henderson said on the MLB Network that he’s going to “Coopertown.” Not as a slip-up; he thinks that’s what it calls. He also said a bunch of other stuff that was wonderfully entertaining. I love this man. Would be a Hall of Famer if he never stole a base which people don’t realize. His stolen base excellence has probably caused people to underappreciate him. Not smart people but people like Jon Heyman.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Not smart people but people like Jon Heyman.

      Heh, it’s funny because it’s true.

  • UWS

    “David Clarkson was a shortstop.”

    And there we have it, the perfect convergence of hockey and baseball.

  • Dave

    posada getting hit by a pitch is the harm in letting him play but it is just as like to happen in ST i guess

  • Dave

    I was just driving and listenin to the BT show. I heard about ten mets fans complain about not getting derek lowe and another ten beg for the mets to sign manny complaing that the mets have done nothing this off season. i GUESS signing two of the best closers in baseball outside of Mo and replacing pedro with someone that actually pitches innings is nothing. And did they really want omar to ink lowe to a deal over 4 years or over 60 mil dollars when he will be 36 soon. Also, i heard at least five callers say we should trade both nady and swisher and another three discussed how joba should be in the pen because “if it aint broke dont fix it.” All three of them used that same line. Are ppl really this stupid?

  • Ed

    What I like about the manual scoreboard is its resemblance to the one in the old Yankees Stadium.

    Check it out here.

    http://www.fifteenkey.com/imag.....Pitch.jpeg

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  • Sweet Lou

    Just a nugget of information here re: Citi Field. I overheard a couple of construction workers who have worked on the project and they said that some of the beams in Citi Field are already rusting.

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