Feb
21

Open Thread: More New Stadium pics

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Kevin at The Voice of the Yankees Universe has a slew of photos from a recently substantially complete New Stadium, and my Mo does the place look like a palace. Just check out the Team Store, or the premium seats, or what looks like an information desk, or the lockers. That’s crazy. There’s plenty more for you to see too.

Anywho, he’s the open thread for the night. The Rangers, Devils and Islanders are all in action tonight, and you’ve got a college baseball doubleheader on MLB Network. Talk about whatever you like, just be nice.

  • Paulie

    The Yankees play a game on this Wednesday (25th). Does anyone know if it will be on TV? I know the game on Thursday will be on YES, but I have not heard anything about this Wednesday’s game.

    • DP

      I don’t think it’s gonna be on. ESPN isn’t showing a game that day, and MLB Network is showing games at 3 and 6…

      • DP

        For some reason, with only like 4 days left, MLB Network still has all their games as “TBD”

  • http://thechuckknoblog.blogspot.com TheChuckKnoblog

    I am going on a tour of the new stadium soon; it is looking real good already.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I am pumped for this thing.

  • http://nyyankeesrumors.com/ Zell

    Thanks for the link Mike. I’m going to try and get a ton more photos up tonight.

    Kevin

  • RCK

    Chad Finn ranked all the players on Boston’s 25 man in order of importance to the team. I’d love to see people’s take on this for the Yankees.

    • DP

      13. Justin Masterson

      If you took Derek Lowe circa ’99, melded him with Bob Stanley, added a dab of The Eck, and then gave him a 96-mile-per-hour fastball for good measure, this versatile righthander is what you’d have.

      Jeez, this team must be winning 150 games this year.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Speaking of that, how intimidated are visiting teams going to be, entering this PALACE of a stadium we have?

        Especially if they know anything about the history of Baseball, it must feel like entering the Vatican.

        They’re doomed. 159-0 baby, I’m missing 3 games because we had some rainouts and the visiting team didn’t want to reschedule.

        • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

          The visitors clubhouse is supposed to be ridiculously swank. That’s good, because we want to be sure to impress guys like B.J. Upton and King Felix as much as possible for future courtship purposes.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            I believe Cole Hamels will be a free agent in the same year as King Felix and the Phils play at the stadium this year; so he’s a target as well. Man, you all thought I had a man-crush on Adam Dunn, that pales compared to the one I have for King Cole.

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

              Felix is one year ahead of him. He’ll be a free agent after 2011, Hamels 2012.

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                Ah, my bad. I’m 99.9% sure the Phillies aren’t even going to try and extend him, which is dumb. I know they worked out a new deal that’s still relatively team friendly but it didn’t buy out any of his free agent years. The Phillies really didn’t have a great offseason, IMO.

                A two year contract to Jamie Moyer? Oof.
                Chan Ho Park? Meh, can’t kill ‘em but still, they could’ve used an internal option for what he’ll give.
                Raul Ibanez? I know he’s solid but you had Pat Burrell and he wouldn’t have cost a first rounder.
                $18 million to Howard? Yeesh.

                • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

                  I’m definitely with you on the Cole Hamels bandwagon. Even in 2006 you could tell the kid was on his way to becoming a stud. If we could land one of either him or Hernandez in one of those two FA years, I’d be elated.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Word. Why he didn’t get any CY votes last year is beyond me. He had an absolutely fantastic season.

                  5th in ERA, 1st in WHIP, 4th in H/9, 9th in BB/9, 2nd in innings, 4th in K/BB, 4th in ERA+…

                • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

                  Hehe…ironically enough, one of the few young aces I like more than Hamels? Timmy L. That kid is sensational and I hope his delivery doesn’t hurt his shelf-life too much.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  I love them both and would do humiliating things to get them on the Yankees.

                • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

                  Truth. I also can’t wait for Joba to be mentioned in the same breath as those guys.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Yeah, word. In my dreams, Joba throws 8 shutout innings vs. Lincecum in game seven of the WS w/A-Rod hitting a walk off solo homer.

                • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

                  That sounds just about ideal. That comes just after Phil Hughes’ game 6 perfect game, right?

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Obviously.

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

                  Nah, I think they’ll resign Hamels once his current deal is up, assuming he’s worth it, of course. His contract runs out just as Howard’s does, so they can let the big guy walk and give that money to the obviously more valuable player.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  I wonder what kind of contract Howard will score come his free agency. I’m sure someone will overpay like mad for him.

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

      The infamous Julio Lugo at 25. And one of you guys here at RAB should consider doing this.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        #1: The eighth inning guy.

      • RCK

        Yes, that’s what I was trying to say. That I’d like to see RAB’s version of this list but for the Yankees.

  • PaulT

    Anyone check out Peter Gammons latest post on ESPN? I used to look so forward to reading his columns but now he is just a joke. He somehow must shoehorn the little piss-ant Pedroia into every column

    “There are few teams in the past few years who play with more passion or more joy. Jimmy Rollins, like Dustin Pedroia, is human Red Bull, on fire 24/7.”

    PATHETIC

    • http://amonthoffundays.blogspot.com Phil in LA

      Learn to savor his late life gems.

  • dkidd

    not sure i want my baseball team suiting up every day in what looks like an ian schrager hotel room

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    CUSHY SEATS!!!

    CUSHY SEATS!!!!!!!

    THEY GOT CUSHY SEATS!!!!!!!!!

    Oh man, I wish I could afford a few of those.

  • Matt L

    For those who care Gerrit Cole won going for 6IP, 1 H, 7 K, 2BB

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Good for him, and I still hope we land him someday down the road.

      • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

        Definitely. From what I understand, there is almost no doubt that he’ll be the best guy available to us come draft day.

        • Jake H

          I doubt he falls to us again unless he gets injured.

      • Reggie C.

        Forget Cole. No way would I want the org to spend a first round pick on a kid who didn’t even want to hear out a $4 million offer the first time around.

        • steve (different one)

          if he’s the best player on the board when we pick, i could care less what happened 3 years earlier.

          you can’t make decisions based on spite. you’re only hurting yourself.

          that said, Jake is right. unless he gets injured before the draft, that ship has sailed. it is very unlikely the yankees would ever get another shot at him.

          • Reggie C.

            I don’t like revisiting old wounds. If Cole dropped to us from outrageous signing demands, then you pass. I really don’t care if he’s the best player on the board. Cole and his father straight disrespected this organization in failing to pick up the phone and inform anyone of the intention to remain college committed. He could be a graduated senior, and i’d still pass.

            • steve (different one)

              oh, i agree that they kindof screwed the yankees.

              i’m just saying if he was obviously the best talent available, i think you have to let it go. it’s not like you’re teaching a lesson, b/c someone else will just pick him anyway. you’re just shooting yourself in the foot.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    “02.21.2009 Name that B-R page

    As some of you may be aware, we’ve been sponsoring pages on Baseball-Reference for several years. With the new baseball season right around the corner, we thought we’d do something a little bit different and let our loyal visitors write our sponsorship messages.

    And, what two better players to help us with than Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett. We’re not sure if Josh Beckett knows how to use the internet, but you know Curt Schilling does. That means that insecure blob will surely see whatever we put up there.

    So here’s the deal. We will select our favorite entry for each player and submit them to Baseball-Reference for publish on those pages. To participate, simply post your entries on the wall of our Facebook page. Post as many as you’d like. But, we won’t submit anything to B-R that contains words your mother would be disappointed to hear. Keep it clever, not vulgar. Good luck in your quest to become internet immortals. ”

    http://www.nomaas.org/

    Schilling and Beckett . . . . . hmmmmm . . . . .

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Curt-‘Bloody Sock’? No, that was ketchup. I had my usual pregame triple cheeseburger in the bullpen and couldn’t find a napkin.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Curt-My middle name is “Montague” how douchey is that?

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          As an English major, I’m trying to spin a Shakespeare joke right now.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Beckett-I’m so great, the Red Sox won’t offer me an extension.

      • http://evilempire20.wordpress.com/ Ryan S.

        Injury concerns FTL.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I’m predicting 25 and 18 for Griffin tonight.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Nevermind.

  • http://nyyankeesrumors.com/ Zell

    I just posted osme more pics up on my site:

    http://nyyankeesrumors.com/new.....ate-22109/

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  • RobC

    has Pudge had any oofers?
    Yanks interested? Is he interested as a frequently playing back-up?
    I still love Molina’s D . He just needs to take a few pitches or foul a few off at the plate.