Open Thread: First day at the new digs

MTA to open Yankees Metro-North stop on May 23
Corona placed on waivers

New Stadium Workout

While the Pirates were busy losing to Manatee Community College in Bradenton today, the Yankees spent the day working out at their new home for the first time. Derek Jeter hit the first homer – albeit an unofficial one – at the new place, even though some players (including Jorge Posada) are saying it’ll be tougher form righties to hit homers in this park than the old one. Andy Pettitte said he feels spoiled, although Joshua Robinson says the New Stadium looks like the Old Stadium with a face-lift and tummy-tuck. I’ll find out for myself on Saturday.

Here’s your open thread for the night, and if you were one of the 20,000 or so people who went to the workout today, we encourage you to share your thoughts on the place here. Otherwise you can talk about whatever your heart desires, just be nice to each other.

Photo Credit: Bryan Hoch

MTA to open Yankees Metro-North stop on May 23
Corona placed on waivers
  • pat

    I really wanted Cutler to go to Detroit.

    • Jacob

      Under the circumstances, I think Denver did about as well as they could with this trade.

      • pat

        Most definitely.

      • VO

        I personally think Chicago got ripped off

        • andrew

          Cutler is a franchise quarterback. Yea, they gave up a lot, but you have to if you want to get that type of young arm. They did give up a lot, but I wouldn’t say they got wripped off.

          • Mike Pop

            I still think Detroit should of got him. You trade the pick they got from Dallas plus another high pick they got and a future pick with, maybe Stanton? I would rather have Stanton then Orton anyways because it is not like you’re looking at the future with either of these guys. Then, they have Cutler, and make the 1st pick addressing the o-line. Bam, fills two neeeds in one but Detroit doesn’t do that.

            • pat

              More importantly he would make Calvin Johnson very very good and I have him in a keeper league.

              • Mike Pop

                Lol

                Well, of course pat. Your keeper league is more important than the future of the Detroit Lions. We all know that, my friend.

                /Waves Dallas Cowboys flag.

            • andrew

              I don’t know if I agree with you on this one Pop. Firstly, I think the Broncos valued Orton higher than Stanton, so if you’re then going to use the Cowboys first rounder, you’ve also got to throw in the Lions 2010 first rounder, plus another pick, probably a 4th or so.

              IMO, I’ve always felt that teams as bad as the Lions would be wasting too many picks to do such a trade like this. They have so many holes that trading their picks to fill one hole seems silly ot me. I think they need to hoard as many picks as they can and plug as many holes as they can. I think drafting quarterbacks are often too hit and miss… for every Roethlisberger and Ryan, there’s an Alex Smith or Leinart. I prefer the Dolphins model of rebuilding. Get as many picks as you can, get a decent veteran QB, draft as many NFL ready guys as you can. I think you’re better off plugging 5 holes with a bunch of decent guys than you are plugging 1 or 2 holes and ignoring the other 3.

              • Mike Pop

                I understand what you are trying to get at, but Cutler is a guy who can help turn a franchise around. Believe me, I understand how important draft picks are(I get shitted on every day of football season for the RW trade, which I still like) but Cutler is a franchise QB and in my opinion, worth the picks. We are not talking about trading for a guy in his 30’s with only 2 or 3 good years left in him, Cutler has so much potential. Also, if they use their 1st overall on Stafford, wouldn’t you much rather as a Lion fan, have Cutler with the picks you mentioned and Jason Smith. 2 holes to fill there easily, and if you draft Stafford and he turns out to be an Alex Smith or Leinart(which I think is unfair criticism at this point), it is worse for the franchise. In my opinion, I think this was a perfect oppurtunity for a “rebirth” of the Lions franchise that they missed out on. You pick up Cutler, you got Cutler, Smith, and Johnson. Start the rebuilding of the O-line with Smith and go on from there. I know they have ALOT of holes but Cutler could of been huge for them.

                But, I do understand your point and respect your opinion. ;)

              • Mike Pop

                Also:

                think drafting quarterbacks are often too hit and miss… for every Roethlisberger and Ryan, there’s an Alex Smith or Leinart

                Doesn’t this make trading for Cutler seem like a better idea?

                • andrew

                  Well yea i totally agree with most of your points. And one of the reasons why Cutler is so valuable is because he’s a proven commodity, that’s definitely true. And if they are going to use their first pick on Stafford (which i think there is a pretty good chance they will), then yes, I’d definitely go ahead with the trade from the Lions perspective.
                  But, IMO, I don’t think they should use the first pick on Stafford. As i said before, I like the way the Dolphins handled things, going out getting a veteran QB, used their top pick on a dominant lineman and became credible again. I know it’s not always as simple as the Dolphins made it seem, but I prefer the concept of filling as many holes as possible rather than drafting an unknown QB commodity from college and expecting him to turn around the franchise on his own, it’s often too much pressure to handle, especially on such a crappy team like the Lions. I know that Stafford, as good as he is, won’t be able to fix all the Lions problems. I also know how good Cutler is, my worry is (not that i really care, I’m a giants fan) that giving up all those picks will hinder their ability to fill all the other holes they have.

                  You can really go either way on this one. You’re hoping they become the Falcons, I’m hoping they become the Dolphins. I’m pretty sure Detroit fans would be happy with either.

    • Rich

      They should have fired McDaniels and kept Cutler.

      • pat

        That’s so f*cking ridiculous how that thing went down. You have a brand new 32 yr old head coach who’s first order of business is to alienate your 25 year old Pro- Bowl franchise QB? Cutler’s gotta be one of the best young quarterbacks in the game right now and he’s gone just like that? Crazy talk man. One would think during the head coach vetting process the Denver FO would have found out what McDaniels’ plans for the QB position were. I doubt they would have hired him if they knew he wanted his own guy under center.

        • Rich

          Belichick’s proteges have no people skills (see Mangini, Eric). Plus, Bill probably set McDaniels up to look bad in the way the Cassel thing played out.

          • pat

            I put nothing past the evil hoodie.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            Belichick’s proteges have no people skills

            Gee, I wonder why.

        • John

          well, McD did say he signed here because of Cutler. I used to love our FO but I think it’s weakened a bit recently. I hate the trade but I guess it’s okay…we’ll see what happens with who we draft with the picks.

        • Chris

          I have no problem with what McDaniels did. He thought he might have an opportunity to improve the club by trading the QB, but looked at the potential deals and decided it wasn’t worth it. Cutler has to suck it up and stop acting like a baby. The best way to ruin a team (as a coach or GM) is to get too sentimental about players. When you play pro sports, you have to know that there is no such thing as untouchable when it comes to trades (unless you’re LeBron…).

      • John

        KYLE ORTON!!! Kyle orton????!!! Seriously McDouchebag…he’s ruined our offense instead of rebuilding our defense! Okay I am overreacting a bit but I’m upset! Ironically, our first preseason game is at invesco against…Chicago!

        • Jacob

          I see this reaction from other Bronco fans and I just don’t get it. Denver had to trade Cutler, he made that perfectly clear. They have four first rounders for the next two years and a guy they can use at QB until they find the answer, it gives them the ability not to have to draft a QB this year. I like the position Denver has put themselves in, especially given the fact that their franchise guy whined his way out of town. Besides, how good will Cutler be once he’s throwing to Brandon Lloyd and Devin Hester as opposed to Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal?

          • pat

            Well now he’s gonna have a power running game and a very good defense.

            • Mike Pop

              ….AND PACE!!!!

          • Mike Pop

            Who do you Denver fans want, Sanchez? I don’t think I would want to be in that Sam Bradford pool next year. For Broncos fans, I hope you guys get Sanchez, just thanks for not trading him to the Skins. ;)

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

    So I totally missed the thread where you guys hooked up with YES. Congratulations!

    The contestants on Jeopardy ae idiots. I would kick their asses so easily.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Ditto.

      Though I’m not watching it right now.

    • Rich

      If you’re even a little good looking, please go on the show. Most women on Jeopardy are so not.

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

        haha well, I’m not so sure.

    • Expired Milk

      ae idiots?

      Thats is until you get to the written answer part lol

  • mike jones

    got my tickets for saturdays game. Cant wait to see the place!

  • Yankeegirl49

    I posted my thoughts in the other thread. I will say here that is was absolutely beautiful.
    The garlic fries were really good too!

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

      Can’t wait to see it!

      • VO

        Forget the stadium, I can’t wait to try the garlic fries!

        • Yankeegirl49

          Tomorrow I think Im gonna try the BBQ..looked really good!

        • robert skollar

          Had them today….
          Pretty, pretty gooood.

          BRING MINTS!

          • Yankeegirl49

            For sure…i was really happy I had Altoids in my bag!

  • VO

    I sent out 2 fantasy trade proposals today what do you guys think? (Just a side note this is my first year playing fantasy so feel free to call me stupid)

    1st Trade
    I Give – 2B Kelley Johnson, SS Derek Jeter, P Florida Marlins
    I Get- 2B Howey Kendrick, SS Hanley Ramirez, P Detroit Tigers

    2nd Trade
    I Give- C AJ Pierzinski, 3B Mark Reynolds, OF Brian Giles
    I get- C Jorge Posada, 3B Alex Rodriguez, OF Lastings Milledge

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

      Those are both absolute steals for you.

      • VO

        That’s what I figured but I am hoping both the other ‘managers’ are retards and just look at last years pts.

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

          I don’t think you have a shot in hell at the first one, just being honest

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      You may be able to get the second one, but most likely not the first, regardless of how awful Detroit’s pitching is. You’ve gotta come a little stronger to get HanRam.

      On a related note, I offered Jeremy Guthrie for Shin-Soo Choo. Don’t think I’m gonna get it but it’s worth a shot.

    • Thomas

      I’d say no chance for either.

    • Mason

      If the guy is stupid you may have a chance with this, but you have to look at the age factor. For example if i were on the other end of your offer i would turn it down in a heartbeat basically because who would want a shortstop in their mid 30s for a guy like Hanley Ramirez? And also in deal 2. Even if Arod is out a month he is still an impact player.He’s a guy i would only trade if I felt i was getting 2 top quality starters or an equally talented infielder such as an Albert Pujols or something. A fantasy baseball rule I learned was that ‘If you’re going to trade a star, make sure you are getting a star player back’

  • daniel aka bryce harper

    i was there today.
    absolutely gorgeous
    they have a bunch of stuff to work out to make the whole thing run smoothly, including the parking lots, which are impossible to get through, and the hallway under the bleachers, which feels like a bomb shelter.
    but for the most part, so gorgeous. the great hall gave me goosebumps, and the food was good. as the season goes on, staff will know what they are doing more, but overall it was great to be there. I’ll be there on saturday too.

  • Drew

    That ginormous screen looks amazing.

  • pat
  • Sonny Red

    I was there and the place is absolutely beautiful. Really everything was top notch, and so it should be for a billion, the seat were comfortable, it was much easier to get into the stadium and walk through the concourses. I think the still a week or two from being truly being fully operational though. The museum was closed, and there no division flags up along with a few small details but im sure this was more of a small scale trial run. We could see there were a TON of empty seats infront of us in the first section all the way around

    My only complaint was things were expensive, i mean past normal stadium expensive. The term price gauging comes to mind. We were sitting in waiter seats and got a little hungry and ordered 2 cheesesteaks and 2 waters, the tab was 42 bucks. Thats insane looking at the receipt theres a $7 service charge for them taking the order i guess. throw in a tip for the guy and your looking at $22 bucks a piece for a sandwich and a water yikes. NEVER order food, always get up and get it yourself

    We went into the Centerfield Mohegan bar which was great looking the problem is you need to buy another season pass to walk inside. so after dropping insane amounts on season tickets you have to fork over another Mo knows how much to step inside. Its ridiculous. In the stadium store hats were $45 and hoodies were at least $90, For the same stuff you can get at Modells or Foot Locker for half the price. I dont know how they will be able to maintain the ticket and concession prices in this economy

    • kSturnz

      camelbacks, of ketchup

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

      Yikes @ those prices. That said, I can’t wait to see the stadium for myself tomorrow. :)

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

    Let me start by saying I agree with the other commenters who were there today, the new stadium is beautiful. However, while I walked around the place with a huge smile on my face the when I walked in, by the time I left I missed the old stadium. Don’t get me wrong, the new stadium is absolutely beautiful, I think the Yankees did as good a job as could be asked for. But, in my opinion, we had a unique and iconic stadium with maximum history involved, and now we have a beautiful, modern, clean stadium, and it just doesn’t feel as unique. I just miss the old place, by the time I left today I almost felt guilty for enjoying the new stadium. The old stadium, even though it’s not the original, will never be replaced in my heart.

    On a positive note, Stan’s was pretty busy all afternoon. Billy’s, on the other hand… the renovation they did is terrible.

    • Yankeegirl49

      Agree with all of that. In the other thread I wrote how now that Ive seen it, I want to go back “home”.

  • kSturnz

    they should add a 5.00 surcharge for visiting fans wearing team apparel. each purchase.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    First thing you notice is its size. Its massive, and at first a bit intimidating, it’s as if you’re walking into a modern version of the Roman Collesium, which the original 1923 building was modeled after. But once inside, you find it to be spacious, comfortable and impressive. The Yankee greats lining the Great Hall immediately gives you a sense of the history steeped in the franchise. The Museum and Monument park are seamlessly woven into the fabric of the facility, as opposed to the carved out version they had across the street.

    It is in every way a modernized version of the original 1923 stadium, and I’m amazed this place is a actually few thousand seats smaller, because it looks about a third bigger than the place across the street. The reason why it has less capacity is the two upper levels are far less steep of an incline, which was one thing I always hated about the upper deck. Access around the building is a breeze, the hallways are MUCH wider and there’s much more open spaces so even as you’re walking around, you can still see the field.

    From everywhere I looked, what I heard was true. There’s just not a bad seat in the house. Much more legroom, seats are wider so you’re not elbowing the guy next to you if you bring a book. The new huge diamond vision is crystal clear, even from the other side of the building it still looks better than my TV at home. I LOVE the old-timey scoreboards on the outfield wall. Even the souvenir stands and bars are tastefully done, not as intrusive as in the old facility. The Hard Rock, which at first I thought was a bad idea, looks like its been there forever and is a welcome addition. The security staff has more of a nightclub feel than the old police presence. Polite, well dressed and helpful. The difference between the new stadium and the old one is you can actually take a date to the new building without feeling like a tool. Grab dinner at 6 and see the game afterward.

    The new place is magnificent and grand. I’d like to say there was something about the new place I didn’t like, but to be honest I can’t think of one.

    • kSturnz

      What are you trying to say about me?

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Paranoia may destroy-yaaaaaaaahhh

        • pat

          Who reads books at a baseball game?

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            Moi. I like to get there for batting practice whenever possible.

            • pat

              Well whoever this Moi character is they sure sound like a weirdo.

              • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                Would it make you feel any better if the book I’m currently reading is about the 1939 Yankees?

                • pat

                  Acceptable. You must be drinking a beer too. Then we shall have a compromise.

                • steve (different one)

                  what if he is reading the label of his beer while drinking in the knowledge from his book?

                  THAT JUST HAPPENED!

                • Mike Pop

                  You just blew my mind.

    • andrew

      seats are wider so you’re not elbowing the guy next to you if you bring a book.

      well thats awfully convenient, but i’d prefer if they just went to the library instead

  • kSturnz

    you know how they players always say “it’s a business” when they get traded or are rumored to…

    time for the fans to say the same.

    • Thomas

      While I agree with you that we need to accept that the change was business, the Yankees’ job is to entertain their fans. If the fans preferred the original stadium, then it was bad business decision. (However, there were other factor such as the original stadium having a column fall)

      • pat

        This is an incredibly great business decision. Fans are still gonna come to the games even if they prefer the old stadium, and this one makes a metric shit ton more loot than the old one.

        • Thomas

          I agree completely. I was just playing devil’s advocate.

      • Raf

        i understand your reasoning but this new Stadium can hardly be considered a bad business decision by the team barring a future complete collapse of the economic conditions in the area. people are going to come out in droves and pay and spend more than they did at the old Stadium.

  • JeffG

    The new house looks really big… kind of like Gardner’s melon – no?

    Being nicer – I can’t wait to see Brett play center. Love the guy’s speed, love the effort, when he starts pumping for a triple it gets you out of your seat… man I’m getting excited for the season.

    I think we have the defense to shut teams down. That’s where its at in my book. Also, I’m hoping that this team is going to be able to manufacture more runs, although I’m glad we have some power in the middle.

    Finally, is it just me or did Kim Jones get breast implants? Power, Pride and Pinstripes and KJ’s massive cans… It’s going to be a good year in Yankee-land I can feel it.

    • whozat

      “I think we have the defense to shut teams down.”

      Given that the team is below league average defensively at short, probably about average (when you take into account robbie’s mental lapses) at 2B and average at 3B when ARod is there…and below average behind the plate when Posada’s there…I’m not sure I agree with you. Damon’s got good range for an LFer, Gardner is fast but we still have to see if he’ll consistently take good routes to balls (word is that he might not), and how much they play Swisher over Nady will dictate the overall run prevention in RF, so the OF looks to be a LOT better defensively this season than in the recent past, but still not tops in the league or anything.

      The Yanks have the PITCHING to shut down opponents, yes. But their defense is nothing special.

      • Drew

        I see you’re confident in our defensive abilities.

        • andrew

          Well, I think it’s a pretty accurate assessment. The Yankees defense is certainly improved, but I don’t think to the point where we’ll be shutting teams down with our defense.

          • Drew

            I don’t exactly view the world through rosy glasses but be a little positive. The way Whozat spoke its like listening to my Mets friends tell me why we suck.

      • JeffG

        Sorry way late on the defense of my statement but here we go… I consider pitching a big part of the defense. We have guys that can miss bats and that is where I expect us to mainly save a lot of runs scored. However, we also have Tex at first, a better CFer, no Bobby, no Giambi so yeah put it all together and I bet we can have a lot more games where we come out on top on low scoring game… I really didn’t feel we were that team for the last few years.

  • robert skollar

    It is spectacular…awesome…futuristic…breath-taking!

    But I miss the old place…

  • Drew

    How far is that screen, 520 feet?

  • Troy

    Per Jennings:

    Christian Garcia is going to start the year on the disabled list, Newman said.

    go friggin figure.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Let me guess.

      Bruised buttocks.

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

    So, how much is YES network paying you guys?

  • Rich

    Rangers tie it on a goal by Girardi. 2-2

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    just finished the torre book. crazy amounts of typos. i guess publishing houses can no longer afford proofreaders?

    insane fact i didn’t know: the 2003 red sox slugged .491 AS A TEAM

    • Mason

      maybe that was a typo too,eh?

  • The Evil Empire

    So does anyone know what happens if it rains tomorrow?

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      They’ll play a doubleheader on Saturday. . . . .

    • VO

      Showers I see them playing through it, if it’s heavy the put the tarp on. I don’t see them calling this game early due to rain considering the prices on some of these tickets as well as the excitement it’s bringing.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        “Showers I see them playing their backups the entire evening. If the coast is clear, you might see the starters for the first 5 innings.”

        Fixed that for ya.

  • Raul

    off topic, but I feel incredibly brilliant, and humility isn’t my best attribute. I convinced my buddies to forget about ryan garko in our fantasy draft, just claimed him off waivers

    • VO

      You think thats good? In one of my leagues I just claimed JJ Hardy off waivers. Don’t know how that happened.

      • Raul

        That’s pretty nasty. I grabbed him sixth round. They forgot about Justin Duchscherer too, when he gets healthy hes mine off waivers.

    • andrew

      Garko went undrafted in a league or two of mine, he can produce, but that’s not exactly a huuuuge steal.

      • Raul

        Not a huge one. But a steal nonetheless

        • andrew

          Of course, it all adds up

  • VO

    Any other guys such as Pablo Sandoval, you guys think are worth trying to pick-up in fantasy?

  • Raul

    Sandoval is decent…. Go for it But personally Daric Barton is worth a look. And if Giambino is about grab him

    • VO

      Your right Barton is worth a look but I don’t really have a spot for him, with Howard at first. Really a catcher would be nice, possibly another outfielder, or SS.

      • andrew

        I think Lowrie is a decent sleeper at SS, not a lot of power, but he might score some runs, knock some guys in, steal a few bases… he had 46 rbi’s in half a season last year, and while i know extrapolations aren’t perfect, 80 rbi’s would be a great year from a ss picked up off the waivers.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I got Giambi with my second to last pick in one draft–he’s really going late if at all.

      • andrew

        Same with Matsui, I think the DH spot will help keep him healthy all year and I can really see him doing some damage there.

        • Mike Pop

          Agreed, I <3 Godzilla.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Okay, fuckers, here you go.

    http://tinyurl.com/cmjl3k

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

      I stole your burrito ide3a for an 8th grade science project.

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

        *idea

    • pat

      Nice. Place looks friggin sweet.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Nice. Those obstructed view seats in the last row have no view of any part of RF. Lucky it only costs 5 bucks.

    • donttradecano

      nice cant wait to go on the 30th

    • andrew

      The obstructed view seats actually don’t look terrrrrrible. I’d definitely sit there for $5.

      • Drew

        sure beats going to the movies or driving range for 10 dollars..

  • NY Yankee Fan

    While my bleacher seats in the new stadium are a little further back then they were located in the old stadium, I do get to drink beer and walk around the rest of the stadium. With batting practice out of the way, I am looking forward to going back for tomorrow’s game against the Cubs.

  • steve (different one)

    thanks to everyone for their reviews of the stadium. can’t wait to get there.

  • Drew

    Giambi hitting in the 3 hole for the A’s. Tim Lincecum got em swingin. The games on Mlb network, first game in a major league ball park this year I guess.

    • The Evil Empire

      LIncecum becomes a FA when?

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        A long, long, long time.

      • Drew

        Well he was a rookie in 07. I think it’s 5 years of service. so thats after the 2012 season.

        • Mason

          that’s assuming he doesnt sign a contract extension AND assuming that his arm doesnt fall off. lol I have heard that he doesnt hardly warm up before he pitches and also that he doesnt ice afterwards… He either has an amazing arm or amazing mechanics…or both. Yeah, probably both

  • The Evil Empire

    I never watched this show but this is intense, check this video out:
    http://niketalk.yuku.com/topic/165619

    • Drew

      oh my… lol That gives new meaning to, “I’m gonna kill this bitch!”

  • Drew

    Any recent news on that bum John Smoltz? Can’t wait till he and Penny get blown up.

    • The Evil Empire

      Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t he pitch like a week ago?

  • Mike Pop

    Giambi looks good in the A’s uni.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Is he gonna grow his hair back out?

  • Mason

    You know what sucks?? Being a Yankee fan and living in Illinois. First of all, going to Yankee games is pretty expensive; fly out there, go to a game saturday and sunday, spend a ton of moeny turn around and fly back. But the worst part is dealing with the millions-literally millions- of retarded Cubs fans. Half of them couldn’t tell you 5 players that start daily on ‘their’ team. Also if I had a mere penny for every time a Cubs fan has said one of the following 2 phrases, – ‘ Cubs are gonna win it all this year man’ or ‘Cardinals Suck!!’-, I would be rich enough to own the Yankees and then some…well maybe not but you get the picture. Anyway, the reason for typing this is I have just about lost it hearing all these ‘cub fans’ talking about how superior their team is. I could definitely use a break from all of this. Maybe if the Yankees dropped their prices by about 120% I could make it up to a game or two. Oh well, at least I get to watch the Yanks smear the ‘Cubbies’ tomorrow..

    • Drew

      There’s always old MJ tape…

  • tim randle

    hey!

    coming up in may–i think we have ‘obstructed view’ seats…who cares? my 5 year old’s first trip (…well, i guess mine again too…) to Yankee Stadium. advice?

    also–looking for a free fantasy keeper league? any ideas?

    i am so looking forward to tex hitting a 3-run homer in the 6-7-8 innings to win a game…CMW throws a no-hitter…posada throws out three in one game and all susan can say is ‘well…i guess his shoulder feels ok’…sheppard announcing jeter at the plate, and then we all realize its not a recording…andy being named the first starter for the alds…sheffield being signed to a one-week contract so hit can hit his 500th (prolly against KC :) )…joba throwing his first pitch over youk’s head…new york’s income tax rate hitting double digits…jeter making one of those espn intro for the year plays right in the middle of somebody else saying he has no range…robbie making 9 perfectly ordinary plays in a row…

    so this week in kindergarten, they decided to teach the kids the words to ‘take me out to the ballgame.’

    guess who’s daughter already knew the words, and did the 1-2-3 strikes YOURE OUT with her hand?

    proud days, these are…

    :D

  • Jack

    So I just ordered a pizza, and it showed up in one solid piece. no attempt at a cut or anything.

    Sharpie + blank CD = best pizza roller/cutter ever.

    • Charlie (in SD)

      You must be an engineer! If not, then you’re damn handy – that’s a great idea.

      And for the above poster (Tim Randle), When I ever have kids, I hope they’ll be the same way with Take me out to the ball game! That’s priceless.

      As for me, San Diego is a beautiful place to live, but Baseball season makes me miss the east coast. (grew up in Stamford, CT). I vow to strike it rich, and live seasonally, dammit! Winter in SD, Summer in proximity to Yankee Stadium. Dare to dream.. Sorry, I’m rambling, it’s friday morning and I am giddy over the impending baseball season.

      • Jack

        Actually, I was an engineering major first semester. That didn’t end well.