Mar
01

Open Thread: Oh no, minor injuries

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PeteAbe has a couple of small injury notes:

· Jesus Montero (strained right groin) was injured sliding to track down a passed ball. Joe Girardi said it seemed like a “moderate” strain. Given his status and youth, they’ll be cautious bringing him back.

· Jon Albaladejo caught a ball off the back of his left leg near the ankle and has a bruise. He’s day-to-day.

A pair of small nothings, if you ask me. Both guys have plenty of time to get healthy before the season starts. The more important injury news, that you might have missed earlier, is that Jorge Posada‘s shoulder is okay, and he could DH as soon as tomorrow. My educated guess it that the team will hold him back until Tuesday.

Former Yankee Updates: Chad Jennings checks in on some former Yankees and how they’re faring during Spring Training. Of note is the news that Carl Pavano managed to throw two scoreless innings without chipping a nail, stubbing his toe or bursting his appendix.

Here’s your open thread for the night. The Nets are the only local team in action because the Devils won this afternoon. Anything goes, just be nice.

Categories : Injuries, Open Thread
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ah, finally, I can post about the Devils! Marty Broduer with his 100th career shutout! Winners of 18 of their last 22.

    It’s good to be a Devils fan!

    Also, I now have a title for my thesis. It is all things pompous and pretentious and probably I’ll be told to change it. But it’s better than nothing.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      The title is…?

      Oh and Go Whalers.

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

        Maid Marian or Rosie the Riveter: A study of women and work in Nottingham, 1350-1500

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          Doesn’t sound pompous to me.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          I like it. You wouldn’t, by any chance, happen to mention “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” from The Canterbury Tales? She’s a very different portrait of a woman in that time…and she’s English!

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

            Hahaha! Alas, the Wife of Bath is in no way, shape or form connected to Nottingham, so it’d be hard to give her due credit in the paper.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

              Haha, alright. We just did TWOB in my Chaucer class; that and “The Miller’s Tale” are my two favorites.

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

                Yeah, Chaucer is brilliant.

        • whozat

          My thesis was called “ABUSE: Attribute-Based, Usefully Secure Email”

      • Drew

        read it again

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      All praise be to Mo, but Marty IS pretty godlike. I’m getting a little anxious about the trade deadline. They’re rolling right now, kinda tough to start adding/subtracting when things seem to be pretty ideal. Very interested to see where Pronger winds up. I can’t imagine rooting for him, but at the same time the Bruins would be pretty scary-good if they add him.

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

        The Bruins are already kind of scary.

        You know, I’m not sure what you do with the Devils. I mean, Lou’s supposed to be in the market for a defenseman, but I’m not really sure you want to break up the chemistry as is

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Agreed. If there’s a clear upgrade to be had, a true impact player, I’m cool with it (even if it means subtracting a useful part, like Gio), but unless Lou is going to get a Pronger or a Niedermayer, I’d rather dance with the ones who brung us. No need to relive the great Ken Klee experiment.

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

            Oh man. Agreed.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Someone mentioned Goose in the previous thread and it got me thinking: will there ever be a return in baseball to a three-inning closer? I think it’d be pretty cool, honestly.

    • Drew

      Good thought, why don’t we move CC and have a 6 inning closer?

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Every game, by inning:

        1. CC
        2. Hughes
        3. Kennedy
        4. Pettitte
        5. Aceves
        6. Burnett
        7. Bruney
        8. Joba
        9. Mo

        • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

          Kennedy over Wang = FAIL.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Wow I TOTALLY forgot about him. Jesus, I’m losing it.

            • Mike Pop

              What a jackass you are. Take that crap to LoHud.

        • Corey

          Wang?

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Me = failure at life.

          • Drew

            Everyone is always forgeting the Wangster

            • RichYF

              So if we have the “Mexican Gangster” should CMW be the “Taiwanese Wangster?”

              • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                I laughed at this comment and am totally on board with this idea.

                • Mike Pop

                  I prefer something more stereotypical. Like having to do with a ninja or the triads.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      JOBA!

    • Steve H

      Makes sense, since the 8th inning is one of those 3 innings. And as well all know, the 8th inning is more important than the other 8.

      • Mike Pop

        That’s a given.

  • Drew

    pompous and pretentious> just call it “The Donald”

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos
      • Drew

        hey jerk I know what the reply button looks like, and it doesn’t look like that.
        http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/80448552/

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          That’s unbelievably revolting.

          • Drew

            well, so is ur pointing out the obvious.

            • Mike Pop

              Calm down fellas, we are all friends here.

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

                You wanna throw down fisticuffs, fine! I’ve got Tom O’Leary and Jack Johnson waiting for you, right here!

  • Drew

    Did John Kruk get eye surgery or does he thinke he looks cool wearing sunglasses at night?

    • Mike Pop

      He pretends he can shoot laser beams out of them.

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

        John Kruk is a LazerCat.

        • Mike Pop

          Not right now, Kemosabi.

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

      He’s taking lessons from Kei Igawa and Anna Wintour.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      He has to wear them from now on because otherwise, his gaze may instill stupidity on who so ever it sees.

  • Mike Pop

    Manny is going to sign soon. Heyman says they are 1.5 apart. He is speaking right from Boras, I expect a deal to be done in the next 24 hours.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....rez-r.html

    • anonymous

      So only 23 hours till Boras calls Cashman and triggers the post hypnotic suggestion he planted.

      • Mike Pop

        If I understand this right, Manny has an opt-out for his ssecond year. You know he exercises that and Borass calls the Yanks.

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

        I must… kill… the queen…

      • Drew

        c’mon man, he doesnt call cash, he goes straight to the little stein.

    • A.D.

      all that effort and Manny will essentially have the same 2 year deal that the Dodgers offered months ago

      • anonymous

        And the Dodgers potentially have an unhappy Manny now. Good luck Joe!

        • A.D.

          eh, I think it just shows that the Boras’s touch hasn’t really been the same with the economic issues.

        • Chris

          So Manny get’s more money than he would have in his old contract, and gets to skip most of spring training. Those are two positive things for him, so I’m not so sure he’ll be disgruntled.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      It will be interesting to see if Heyman has the inside scoop on Manny, who of course is another Boras client.

  • Rich

    Canty, Boley, Bernard.

    The Giants will have a dominant defense.

    • Mike Pop

      Canty, I’ll miss ya but the Boys’ weren’t going to give ya that much.

      • Nady Nation

        Makes sense. You like the Brooking deal? Seems like that pretty much eliminates you guys from the Ray Lewis talks.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          I’m not huge into the football “hot-stove” thing, but I have a feeling that Ray Lewis is going to be the Manny Ramirez of the NFL free agent season.

        • Mike Pop

          Eh, I would of loved Ray but I heard he wanted 13 mill a year. Too much. I like Brooking even though he’s on the downside of his career. Can help out on D, the D looks pretty bad right now. Need a SS real bad but I do like the Kitna pick up to be honest. It’s not like a crazy game changer but just in case Tony gets hurt again we have a better backup then Brad Johnson. Would love to move some picks for J Peppers but priority number 1 is signing D Ware long term and they can’t afford both of them. So Ware is the right way to go.

          • Nady Nation

            I actually liked the Kitna pickup too. Definitely agree with you on Ray Lewis. Can’t give a 34-35 year old LB that kind of money, you never know when guys like that will just completely drop off in performance.

            • Mike Pop

              I figured if they had a healthy Kitna last year instead of Brad Johnson starting, they might of won another game and made the playoffs haha. Plus Brooking is only getting 6 million over 3 years. Nice little deal.

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

                Yes, but you had to give up to Anthony Henry to get Kitna. Who’s starting across from T-Newman now? Mike Jenkins?

                • Mike Pop

                  Henry is wack at the corner spot now anyways and played some safety at the end of the year. That is where Det will probably use him. Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick will battle it out. Scandrick is a baller and so is Jenkins. Scandrick was a steal in the 5th round. Both of them are better options then Henry at this point in time. Jerry will probably pick up more secondary depth though, in the draft and FA. I want Sean Jones.

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

                  “Scandrick is a baller and so is Jenkins.”

                  Your Cowboys optimism is so cute, Mike. Scandrick is a nickelback, at best. Jenkins has potential but he’s greener than Earth Day.

                • Mike Pop

                  I’m sorry man but your wrong. Scandrick is much better than a nickelback. He came out of nowhere during the combine and opened up eyes as the analysts say. He ran a 4.32 at the 40 and has a solid vertical. 3 year starter at Boise State and there were some saying how he was a 2nd round talent pre-draft. He is much more than a nickelback, I usually don’t disagree with you but you are definitely wrong here. He played so solid at the end of the year last year. You were drooling over the Lito trade and you tell me Orlando is a nickel at best. Okay..

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

                  Fair enough, we’ll see. I’m skeptical.

    • Nady Nation

      Yea, loving what Reese is doing. It should be interesting to see if Robbins is cut, though. He’s been solid throughout his contract, but he’s 32, coming off a boatload of injuries and knee surgery, and is in the final year of his deal. I read that we’d save $1.3 mil in cap space by cutting him. 3rd and longs with Tuck, Osi, Kiwanuka, and Bernard/Canty rushing should be no fun for offensive linemen.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Having Osi back is going to be fantastic.

        • Nady Nation

          I was just talking about that with my friend. That could be the best part of the offseason, the fact that Osi is just coming back to the lineup. We now have 3 solid DE to rotate, along with 3-4 solid interior guys. It’ll be very interesting to see the direction Reese now goes in for the draft. Obviously WR is a glaring need, but we could really use another LB and a safety as well.

          • Mike Pop

            Yea, you guys are set at defense and will once again be the key part of your team. If Plax doesn’t play next year, that is where your in trouble I think. Eli will have to step up big time.

            • Nady Nation

              Yea, I’m curious to see what we’ll do with WR. I think one of our first 3 picks will be on a WR, but the more things progress, the more I think Plax actually will be back, assuming he’s not in prison.

              • Mike Pop

                You better, if he gets cut…The Boys’ pick him up!

            • Rich

              The draft is deep in WRs, and/or they have excess picks to trade for a veteran WR if they want. So now that the defense is set, they have the freedom to focus on adding another offensive weapon.

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

            Here’s the only problem with this:

            Last year the Giants were 10th best against the rush (95.8 ypg). They seem to be replacing two guys who are stout against the run (in Cofield and Robbins) with two guys who specialize in passrushing (in Canty and Bernard).

            I wonder how well they’ll stop the run.

            • Nady Nation

              Canty’s not really a pass rushing specialist though, he’s more effective against the run. Even though he was a D-End, he mainly lined up there b/c the Cowboys run a 3-4. He’s only had 9 sacks over the past 3 years.

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

                True, but Canty plays more in the 295-305 range, and Cofield/Robbins are more around 315-325. Canty’s a good 3-4 end, but in that scheme he’s usually going against guards and tackles, not centers and guards. I think he can make the transition inside to a 4-3 DT, I’m just not sold that he’s necessarily an upgrade over Cofield or Robbins. He’s just younger; he’s not really bigger, though.

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

                  Again, I’m not saying the Canty or Bernard deals were bad deals the Giants shouldn’t have done; I’m just saying I don’t think they’re really “great” moves that make you markedly “better”.

                  They’re both just solid moves. It’s more like acquiring an Albaladejo or a Veras, and not like acquiring a Teixeira or a CC.

                • Nady Nation

                  That’s fair, but I do like the overall matchups we can create, depending on the situation, using a rotation of Bernard/Canty/Cofield/Robbins (if not released).

                • Nady Nation

                  I agree with you. I just think the signings, combined with the return of Osi, and as you noted, the continual growth of our secondary, should provide for an overall improvement in defensive performance.

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

                  Like I said, none of them are bad moves.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Haynesworth baby!!!

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

      Canty is good, Boley is above average, Bernard is slightly above average.

      There’s nothing wrong with any of the signings. But this doesn’t make them a “dominant” defense. Only the return of Osi and the continued development of Ross and Webster will do that.

      These moves are depth moves, not star moves.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Don’t forget about Kenny Phillips. BEAST in the making.

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

          Oh, yeah, Phillips is a beast, no question there.

          Don’t forget, though, that Spagnuolo is apparently hot after James Butler, so Phillips may be losing his runningmate.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Word.

  • Mike Pop

    A-Rod met with investigators for 2 hours today according to ESPN.

    • 50

      das was up

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

    I swear I am the only Yankees-Devils-Jets-Nets fan to have ever graced the earth.

    • Nady Nation

      There’ve gotta be other New Jerseyans who share the same 4 allegiances, no?

      • A.D.

        yeah, I would assume there are NJites that would, friend of mine is Yankees-Jets-Nets- Doesn’t care about hockey.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        Nope. Knicks fan here, but most Nets/Jets fans go the dumb route and rhyme with the Mets. I know they don’t do it because the names rhyme, just seems to play out that way.

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

        Never met another one!

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

      Nope, I’m one too.

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

        No wait Giants not Jets. I read too fast.

  • A.D.

    Hopefully neither injury effects these guys spring, especially Alby who’s fighting for a spot

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Yeah, especially Alby after the great winter ball he had. Plus, he’s a good fit for the bullpen as a ‘get me a ground ball’ guy out of the pen. Sort of a latter day Ramiro Mendoza.

      But before we go even there, let’s see if Edwar starts throwing again, which hasn’t happened yet. The fact that he was bothered by the same thing towards the end of last year HAS to worry you about him.

  • A.D.

    So far this has to be one of the more active NFL trading offseasons in recent memory… at least this early, before the draft.

  • Nady Nation

    So, I’ve been doing a little closet cleaning recently, and I have an item which might interest a fellow RABer. It’s a Robinson Cano home jersey, size Large, which I’ve worn a couple times at most (bought the wrong size). It’s not the official Majestic Authentic jersey, but it’s got no name on the back, and the MLB patch on the neck and everything. Just looking to get a few bucks back on my faulty purchase. If someone’s interested, let me know and we can arrange something. Hopefully, Ben/Joe/Mike can pass along my email address to you.

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

      #22 or #24?

      • Nady Nation

        #24. So a Tino throwback, for all you True Yankee Fans out there, and I know you’re one, TSJC.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          TSJC isn’t a True Yankee Fan. He uses his head and analysis instead of his gut.

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

          24 just happens to be my favorite number ever.

          I might be willing to take that off your hands.

          It’s not covered in ketchup (and semen) stains, is it? You didn’t kill a hooker and use the jersey to disguise her body as your buddy so you could drive the corpse upstate and bury it, did you? Is it haunted? Is it 100% cotton?

          • Nady Nation

            No, only once, no, yes. I can provide a digital photo for you if you’d like.

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

              Yeah, hook me up with the photo.

              • Nady Nation

                Cool. I actually don’t have a digital camera, but my girlfriend does, so I should be able to get it to you by tomorrow or Tuesday.

                • Mike Pop

                  GET OUT OF THE 1990’S BRO!!!

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

                  Do you have my email? You on FaceBook? Twitter?

                • Nady Nation

                  Don’t have your email, I’m on facebook though.

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

                  Friend me: Eric Crump.

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

                  Whoa whoa whoa, you meant to tell me your real name isn’t Tommiesmith Johncarlos? You bastard!

                • Mike Pop

                  How, how could you do this to me? You read my news!

                • Nady Nation

                  Done deal, you’ve been friended.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          But speaking of Tino, a few years ago I was wearing a Tino t-shirt jersey to work (camp counselor) and there was this one kid who was about…seven or eight? who wore at least one piece of Yankees’ apparel every single day. So my co-worker (also named Matt, also a Yankee fan) and I are standing around talking and the kid reads the back of my shirt and asked who it was. It was the first time in my life I ever felt old.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    yankees-rangers-giants-knicks

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

      Yankees-Knicks-Jets-WTF IS HOCKEY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I believe hockey is an old, old wooden ship used during the Civil War era.

        • Mike Pop

          Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Doesn’t it mean…Saint Diego?

            • Mike Pop

              Agree to disagree.

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                When in Rome.

                • http://mvn.com/milb-yankees Eric

                  Yes? Please go on.

      • anonymous

        Yankees-Giants-Knicks-ZzzZZzzz

    • handtius

      yankees.

  • 27 this year

    According to peteabe, MLB said that Arod was “cooperative” in his meeting.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      A-Rat?

    • John

      Is it just me or does the URL thing say URI when posting?

      I’ve noticed that for a while but just thought it was me?

  • Mike Pop

    Man, I hope they find those two guys Corey Smith and tthe other guy he was with. They say it’s Victor Cooper but aren’t too sure of it. Hopefully they find the boat, man that would be messed up.

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

      Yeah man, that’s kind of crazy

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Agreed.

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

      Yeah. These things don’t often end well, though.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wander if Mike has been able to get 09 the Show yet since he does at times gets games a couple of days early. Will get my copy on Wed most likely, hopefully I can get some decent credit for Fifa 09 to knock off a few bucks…

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

      I have it. It made good on it’s ridiculous upside.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Gah, I can’t wait til Tuesday. Of course, I have 2 papers, 2 midterms, and a presentation this week so I won’t be able to enjoy it right away…

      • BigBlueAL

        Cant wait to play it. Gonna write a review on it?? Videogames.com and your reviews are the ones to read for the best analysis of video games!!!! lol

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

          I’ll have a review up eventually, but I’m in no rush.

          • BigBlueAL

            Just teasing you a bit. Im going to buy the game regardless but seriously I do enjoy reading your reviews if anything to see if we agree/disagree. Take your time, play the game and enjoy it first and foremost!!!!

  • John

    Whoops…I replied to someone else’s comment. My comment:

    Is it just me or does the URL thing say URI when posting?
    I’ve noticed that for a while but just thought it was me?

    • BigBlueAL

      Ha now that I looked at it your right it does seem like it says URI.

    • A.D.

      Yeah it says URI

      • whozat

        I just wrote a lengthy explanation of the relationship between URL and URI, but the post didn’t show up.

        Lame.

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

          There’s nothing moderation, sorry about that.

          “URI” is a WordPress default.

          • whozat

            Huh.

            Well, anyhow, URI = Uniform Resource Indicator, while
            URL = Uniform Resource Locator.

            The latter is what web addresses were called at first, but then the web standards people changed to URI because they felt that “Locator” was too limiting a term. URIs had come to describe more than the mere location of resources.

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

    Heh, watching the Celebrity Apprentice (for the first time in like 4 years…

    Claudia Jordan still looks good. Nothing wrong with that.
    http://a865.ac-images.myspacec.....eb2c30.jpg

  • teams

    Who is your second favorite team? Third? Fourth? Fifth?

    For a research paper, keep in mind baseball only, any answers help thankyou.

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

      Second: Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees
      Third: Trenton Thunder
      Fourth: Tampa Yankees
      Fifth: Charleston RiverDogs

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        ICWUDT.

      • Joey

        Agreed, maybe swap Trenton and Tampa Yanks since they’re closer to me and they gots the B-rack-man, Betances, Bleich, etc… this year

    • BigBlueAL

      How can you have other favorite teams!!!! Its the Yankees or nothing else!!!!

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      1. Yankees (no shit)
      2. Phillies–I got into them when I started following Hamels in early ’06.
      3. Nationals–only because of Adam Dunn

      That’s about it, I guess. Screw everyone else.

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

      If I had to rank them

      1: Yankees

      2: Chicago Cubs
      3: Philadelphia Phillies
      4: St. Louis Cardinals
      5: Milwaukee Brewers
      6: Minnesota Twins
      7: Tampa Bay Rays
      8: Oakland Athletics
      9: San Francisco Giants
      10: San Diego Padres
      11: Colorado Rockies
      12: Kansas City Royals
      13: LA Dodgers
      14: Atlanta Braves
      15: Cincinnati Reds
      16: Houston Astros
      17: Arizona Diamondbacks
      18: Seattle Mariners
      19: Washington Nationals
      20: Florida Marlins
      21: Chicago White Sox
      22: Cleveland Indians
      23: Toronto Blue Jays
      24: Pittsburgh Pirates
      25: Texas Rangers
      26: Detroit Tigers
      27: Baltimore Orioles
      28: LA Angels
      29: NY Mets
      30: Boston Red Sox

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Wow, you really put a lot of thought into this.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Mets. My whole family are Mets fans, and I wish them well. Unless, of course, they’re playing the Yankees. Then I want them to be crushed and humiliated.

      After that I don’t have any allegiances, but I must admit I REALLY liked watching the Rays last year. Exciting, young athletic team, smart management, and despite the Cervelli incident last year and them winning the division I don’t harbor any ill will towards them.

  • BigBlueAL

    Has anyone downloaded IE 8??? Ive been basically just using Firefox exclusively for the past year or so since I couldnt stand IE 7 but just curious if IE 8 is good and if I should check it out.

    Love Firefox BUT man sometimes it freezes up alot and I am constantly forced to do a complete uninstall and re-install to get it back to 100%.

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

      Firefox freezes all the time for me, but still better than IE.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yup agreed. But thats why Im curious about IE 8 because at least IE doesnt freeze up anywhere near as much as Firefox but it just is way too slow compared to Firefox at least for me.

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      Google Chrome.

      • BigBlueAL

        I downloaded it and tried it but just didnt like it. Kinda like Safari.

        • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

          What didn’t you like?

          • BigBlueAL

            I dunno, seemed like it was too simple and plain if that makes any sense. I didnt like the display much, granted I didnt really look into it that much in terms of its features and stuff since I was able to get my Firefox back up and running smoothly.

            • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

              I do know what you mean. I’ve just never been that big of a fan of Firefox. I love the smoothness of Chrome, though. And it’s faster for me than anything else has ever been.

              • BigBlueAL

                Problem was when I tried Safari and Chrome my laptop was really messed up but I was able to clean it up (see post further below) so in a way I didnt give Chrome or Safari a chance.

              • John

                I love chrome. The simplicity isn’t too bad and it does have some good features. And I also think its faster than the rest.

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

      I don’t have too many problems with it freezing, but for whatever reason it just stops remembering my saved passwords after a while, and I have to do a complete reinstall to get it working again.

      I can’t go back to IE though, I just can’t.

      • whozat

        File a bug :-)

        They can’t fix the problem if they don’t know about it!

      • BigBlueAL

        Well I dont mean freezing, really its the Not Responding crap where I have to exit and re-open Firefox.

        I went back to IE a bit because my Firefox was really killing me because I was making the mistake of not deleting the file folder when uninstalling so even when I re-installed it wasnt working any better, I had to delete the file folder myself since it doesnt get deleted when uninstalled even if you choose to uninstall your personal settings and stuff.

        IE 7 is a bit better than I remember so thats why I was curious about IE 8, even though now that my Firefox is back at 100% (plus with Adblock Plus its even faster, sorry though for you guys since you have a boatload of ads hope it doesnt affect your advertising) it again reminds me how much better it is than IE.

    • handtius

      If you’re on a pc, use chrome, it has the fastest processing time of all the browsers and limits the ram usage on your computer so you can run other apps more smoothly. if you are on a mac stick to firefox (until the goog chrome is worked out). It’s the most integrated into the mac osx. Also, the issue with the passwords can be taken care of in the preferences. there is a quick key that deactivates the password saver. just turn it back on in preferences.

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

        Turning the quick key back on doesn’t help. That’s what’s so frustrating about it.

        • BigBlueAL

          Could it be that you are deleting your saved passwords/cookies by mistake??

    • A.D.

      IE generally sucks… use Chrome for surfing or live with FireFox, haven’t had the issues with FireFox other mention

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

    Any of you all on Twitter? I’m on as Firerosearien (so all my fantasy geek friends can find me =D)

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

      I’ll find you.

      tsjc68

  • BigBlueAL

    Sorry for more computer talk, but what Anti-virus do you guys use and is the most effective?? I recently just completely uninstalled McAfee (get if for free with my Comcast Internet account) because it was interfering with my PC Tools Spy Doctor and I found it that was causing my laptop to go nuts on me.

    Just using PC Tools (plus its Registry Mechanic which has been a God send, I mean a Mo send) has made my laptop work like its brand new again!! Plus for the price (30 bucks for each for a 1 year subscription so basically 60 bucks total) its cheaper than McAfee for those who have to pay for it (although no firewall so i have to use the Windows Vista built in Firewall).

    I know Karvosky (i think thats how you spell it) is considered the best Anti-Virus but for me PC Tools is more than good enough.

    • handtius

      get a mac. no anti-virus software needed. never have had in issue in 10 year since i made the switch.

      • BigBlueAL

        I would LOVE to get a Mac book but too expensive. I have a pretty cheap laptop but it works fine when I take care of it. I really only use my laptop to go online and to add music to my ipod so i dont really need anything to hi-tech. I must say though I realize why people hate Vista. Its not as bad as most make it out to be but its a pain in the ass if you dont constantly maintain it.

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

          Vista was a pain in the ass at first, but once you get used to it it’s fine. The new Office programs suck ass though, I had to go back to the 2003 versions.

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

      I use Norton (my laptop came with 18 months free) and Spybot: S&D for those hard to find adwares.

    • Joey

      I use Kaspersky and it’s worked awesome. I got it for free, you can usually get it free about once a year on sites like bensbargains.net, but even if I didn’t I would pay for it in a second, it’s definitely worth the money. I’ve had it for 2 years plus now, never had any problems, doesn’t clog up the short or long term memory like McAfee and Norton do, pretty simplistic for idiots like me but you can use more advanced settings if needed. Definitely recommend it.

      …but if you weren’t downloading all that porn you wouldn’t need it ;-) j/k

  • John

    “Talks between the Denver Broncos and star quarterback Jay Cutler are currently on hold. The Broncos had hoped to clear the air with Jay Cutler on Sunday, but the quarterback told CBS4 that he does not plan on meeting with Broncos officials anytime soon.”

    damnit former New Englander McDaniels!!!! look what you’ve done

    • Mike Pop

      I wouldn’t worry to much about it. Long time till the season starts to make everything okay again.

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

        Nothing that a fat new contract extension can’t fix.

    • A.D.

      Jay Cutler is just having a temper tantrum…what a douche

  • Paulie

    My school just announced it will be closed tomorrow. Yay!

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I hope UConn follows suit as I have a presentation on religious orders for my Chaucer class tomorrow.

      • Joe

        Me too. Genetics lab midterm, genetics paper, organic chemistry test on Tuesday; a snowday would be a godsend

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    It just had to snow today and tomorrow. Just my luck. At least I don’t have to worry about driving to the Garden.