May
03

Nady to have experimental procedure on elbow

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Via PeteAbe, Xavier Nady will have an experimental procedure performed on his elbow in an effort to hasten his return from injury. It’s the same procedure Takashi Saito underwent last year, and is designed to repair the partial torn ligament by injecting platelet-rich plasma directly into the elbow. Ben pondered the validity of the procedure last month, pointing out that it’s not too far removed from injecting human growth hormone. Whatever you think, hopefully it helps Nady come back soon, Mo knows they could use the extra depth.

Feel free to use this as your open thread. The ChiSox and Rangers play later on tonight.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Open Thread
  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Considering steroids dont really bother me, Im fine with this. let’s get him back on the field.

    • Drew

      + 1

    • http://mmgames.tumblr.com ledavidisrael

      holla

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I really wish Nolasco would stop sucking. He’s killing my fantasy teams.

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

      +1

    • Raul

      He keeps killing my ERA. I’m counting on him for depth in the rotation and he keeps failing. Ahh done with a research paper I love my life

  • pat

    You’re welcome, Justin Verlander.

    • DP

      +1. Seems appropriate.

  • Drew

    Looks like we have no specific dates yet. I’d love to when this will happen, I’d imagine sometime this week, that said, how long will it take to recover? I’d imagine it almost impossible to estimate considering X is only the second guy to have this done.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      He’s already had two injections.

      • Drew

        Where did you read that? I didn’t see it on Lohud. Also, did it tell you how many injections are needed?

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          “He has been injected with the platelets twice.”

          From the lohud article. it doesnt answer your other question.

  • Yankee1010

    I give Roberts and Gammons 36 hours before they say that Nady is cheating.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Gammo’s nextarticle will have three parts:

      Part I- Nady the Cheater

      Part II- Why van Every pitching is good for game

      Part III- Carl Crawford should be banned for trying to embarrass Jason Varitek

      • southernyankeefan

        what did Crawford do to Varitek?

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Stole 6 bases off of him today.

          • Mr. Rodriguez

            Hey, at least he still calls a good game lol

          • A.D.

            He completely stole at will, fun to watch.

            • Zack

              What’s ‘worse’ 6sb in one game or stealing home?

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

                I think 6 steals is. A steal of home is a one time mistake, but having someone steal on you six times is just pure pwnage. Over and over and over again.

                • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

                  2nded.

                • pat

                  “They tell me your son, squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife, moaned like a wh*re when they ravaged her again and again and again.”

                • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

                  Russell Crowe FTW!

    • Zack

      Like another writer said, when a guy gets eye surgery for 20/15 vision why isnt that cheating- it enchances performance

  • E-ROC

    Cool stuff. Lets find the cure for cancer and paralysis.

  • dkidd

    in a few years, the line that separates cheating and “natural talent” will be blurred forever. if you can genetically program a fetus for greater muscle density, is that cheating? thank goodness bud selig will be the one to lead baseball into this brave new world

    • steve (different one)

      if you can genetically program a fetus for greater muscle density, is that cheating?

      that’s pretty much what happened to me, and i don’t consider myself a cheater.

      of course i am only competing at looking awesomely ripped.

  • A.D.

    Guess the Yankees are now getting their medical advice off RAB.

    • Rich

      After the seemingly unnecessary delay in correctly treating Wang, that may be a welcome development.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I still can’t believe Crawford stole six bases….

    Also, I am so bored right now that even thigns that normally excite me don’t. I just spent forty minutes watching this http://d2xm3akt98wlh.cloudfron.....lm-low.htm

  • A.D.

    Strasburg piece on ESPN right now.

    • Rich

      A small excerpt from Olney’s column:

      [Gwynn said:] “He’s further along at 20 than any young pitcher I’ve ever seen. I didn’t see some of the great, great ones, but for a 20-year-old junior to be out there recognizing that they’re cheating on the fastball and just drop that slider right on them, then a change-up and then a 99 (mph fastball) on the black …”

      • Raul

        That article in SI. Said that his arm may not be completely maxed out yet and he may be able to get to 105 although not consistently. It also says that he has a 36″ vertical jump. Dwight Howard has a 37″ (Also according to SI)

  • Robb

    Platelet rich plasma is not anything close to steroids or growth hormone. it requires taking the person’s own blood separating the parts of the blood by centrifuge and then injecting some of the isolated parts into the areas you wish to stimulate healing in. it is a new procedure but has been used around the country for various treatments for at least 2 years now.

    • pat

      It’s the same idea as steroids. You’re taking a substance made by the body, isolating it and intravenously injecting it at a higher proportion than it is created by the body.

    • Zack

      HGH and steroids were once “a new procedure”

  • Baseballnation

    I vote that the Yankees push for injecting platelet-rich plasma directly into Wang’s foot…

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I’m curious about the other blogs people here read, Yankees and Baseball related. Wondering if I am missing any. BBTF, baseballmusings, THT, Baseball analysts, fangraphs, minor league ball, biz of baseball, beyond the boxscore, driveline, mlbtr, Jennings, Ashmore, the local reporters. Then fan blogs: RAB, waswatching, my own (theyankeeuniverse), iYankees, banter, stadium insider, and RLYW. Occasionally rebecca’s blog, and Fack youk. Anyone else wanna run through their list?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Thanks. I think =P.

      I read LoHud, RAB, Baseball Musings, Pride of the Yankees, MLBTR and NSI on a regular basis.

      Other ones I read on a semi-regular basis: Scott Proctor’s Arm, IATMS, Jorge Says No.

      A lot of the other ones I read whenever the fancy strikes.

      I do have to say though, I don’t usually comment outside of LoHud and RAB, and LoHud I’ve mmore or less sworn off the game threads.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Smart choice. Which one is pride of the Yankees?

        Being that this is an open thread, I’m gonna take the opportunity to plug my blog. We have a lot of writers who many of you have read in the past- EJ Fagan and Eric Schultz from pending Pinstripes, myself, Tom Gaffney and Tony Gicas of The Bronx Block, Steve of “artist formerly known as Steve” fame, and Chris from iYankees. Check us out at theyankeeuniverse.com.

        Ok, back to the topic. I really think there is a lot of good content out there, and that we are sort of in this golden age of blogging, right before the news media actually figures out how to capture the medium and make us pay for their info.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          Pride of the Yankees is the fan blog on the Star Ledger. I really enjoy it.

          Mine’s a bit different, I guess, because my background’s creative writing and not journalism. Hence the fluffy pieces.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Speaking of blogging and self-promotion, I’m gonna be joining the team over at Bronx Baseball Daily once finals/graduation are over.

      • Drew

        Congrats man.

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

        + 1

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        =D

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

      I’ve got ~60 baseball feeds in my Google Reader, about half of which are Yankees’ related. I like to read up on some of the other team’s because a) I like to know what they’re up to, and b) they have damn good sites. Think MetsBlog, Rays Index, Ducksnorts, etc.

    • Evan

      For general baseball, BP, THT, FanGraphs, Baseball Analysts, Beyond the Boxscore, The Book Blog, Joe Posnanski’s blog. I’ll check Neyer and Law as well as Minor League Ball and Driveline Mechanics at times. Yankee related, mostly RAB and RLYW. For other teams, I check mainly Lookout Landing, USSMariner, and DRaysBay.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        The thing about the other team blogs is that there are just too many. I depend on BBTF to get me that stuff.

        If anyone doesnt know what that is, it Baseball Think Factory. If you consider yourself an intelligent fan and havent been there, you are really missing out. Tons of discussion everyday, by people who know the sport and think before they type. I rarely post, but I live there.

        • Evan

          Oh yeah, I read that, too.

          Yeesh, I’m obsessed.

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            Lol. Know how you feel.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Roberts said she remains hopeful for Rodriguez, who likely will rejoin the Yankees within a week following his recovery from hip surgery.

    “I do think there’s a very good Alex in there,” said Roberts, who spent six months reporting and writing the book. “I think the good Alex has a very good shot at winning. I think the good Alex is there for all of us to see for the next nine years. … No matter what stage he seems to go through, what sort of incarnation he seems to go through, I think that he is at heart a pretty tenderhearted person.”

    Hack.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      She then broke into a huge grin and said “psyche!!! I totally had you guys going there. No, seriously, Alex is an evil dude who eats steroids made of puppies and babies.”

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      See, the thing I hate about this woman (right now, anyway) is that she makes it that much harder for the other women who want to do sports journalism.

      The stereotypes abound.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        +4

    • Drew

      Roberts can su.. Okay I won’t go there.
      Who the hell is she to judge and say, oh, there’s a good person[Alex) inside there? I really have built a hatred for this person. IMO she doesn’t even deserve the time or day, a once credible writer, wrote an opinion column publicly condemning young men that were wrongfully accused based upon shotty and unjust “facts.” Her and her anonymous informers should go climb under a rock. I’m waiting for the Selena Roberts biography in which anonymous sources claim that she gave them an STD and once tipped 10% on a bill at Tony Roma’s.

      • DP

        Just go there. Respecting women is great. Selena Roberts is not a woman/human. She has no soul. If anyone hasn’t read her articles while at the NYT about the Duke lacrosse thing, you’ll start to realize it’s not just our bias clouding our judgment.

      • Zack

        Can someone write a book on Selena Roberts?
        Alex- hire a PI team, dig into her past, boyfriends she had in high school, ‘unnamed sources’ from the hair salon, how much she tips at mcdonalds.
        I’d buy that book before I buy this one

  • Jake H

    I miss Yankee baseball.

    • pat

      I agree, I was really looking forward to watching some Phranchise today.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Even if it’s just gameday, my day feels slightly unfulfilled right now.

      • Jake H

        I agree. I was dvring it and when I got home nothing but sadness.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

    Wow, just read about the treatment X is getting, and hopefully it works, but it sounds painful as F.

    And come on ESPN, the ChiSox and Rangers? Really?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Still better than nothing at all.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Dude, I was watching Deep Blue Sea before. Luckily, my roommate had How I Met Your Mother on TV while I was eating my dinner.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      That’s what I said.

      They do realize the Phillies and Mets had a series this weekend, right?

      • Evan

        I wonder if this is an effort by the network to actually show teams aside from the usual suspects.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          Probably.

          • DP

            And honestly let’s not complain. There’s no reason ESPN should just cycle through Yankees/Red Sox/Mets. There’s lots of good teams and even more good players. It’s honestly refreshing to see this game (too bad Hamilton is out)

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

              Word.

            • Bob Stone

              I agree completely.

  • Raf

    Selena Roberts on MLB Network right now. live interview with Bob Costas

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Cant watch it. can you post anything interesting from it?

      • Raf

        fluff interview with Costas so hes not really pressing her on issues. she doesnt want to reveal sources or other names that she might have come across from the list. and it sounds like Shane Spencer was one of the people that told her about the tipping pitches allegations. she said that he said it was one of the first things he heard about Arod when he went to Texas. she just brushed aside Michael Young and Doug Ganville’s statements against her allegations.

      • Rich M

        Seems like most of this book is based on conjecture. She jumps to conclusion on his steroid use in high school based on the fact that he gained weight and could lift a lot more than he could 6 months earlier.
        My question is, She has proven that he lies and is a braggard. How can she take at face value that as a sophmore he was lifting 100lbs and six moths later he was lifting 300lbs. wouldn’t any good reporter ask if the numbers were correct?

        • A.D.

          If that’s the basis of the HS steroid use that’s pretty poor, gaining weight & being able to throw up more weight when going from not lifting to lifting regularly thats pretty common.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Im hoping joba or hughes hits ellsbury

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Im hoping joba or hughes hits strikes Ellsbury out on three pitches ellsbury

      Me too.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        but then everyone will want him back in the bullpen!

        • A.D.

          Eh they will anyways.

    • 27 this year

      yea but if Joba or Phil hits him, it starts a fight and they get suspended and if they miss, Youk will cry and Joba or Phil will get suspended for missing him. Then, Beckett or whoever pegs Jeter and they call it “part of the game”

    • Arod, all the time

      I’m hoping Sabathia, Marte, Burnett and Teixeira all walk into Cashman’s office once the season has ended and laugh “ha, ha, you got this for the life of our contracts. We hate you, and we hate NY. Pfffft!”

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Why would you hope that?

      • Drew

        That may be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read, and that’s saying a lot, I used to read lohud.

  • daneptizl

    Which site is more reliable, Pitch F/X or Fangraphs? They have different readings on velocities and what kinds of pitches were thrown.

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

      The guys at Fangraphs have better pitch recognition abilities, but for the day-to-day stuff they have basically the same thing.

      • daneptizl

        They have different velocity readings.

  • 27 this year

    One of Wang’s starts was a decent day in Baltimore and another atrocious one in a dome in Tampa so weather is not necessarily the root cause at all.

  • 27 this year

    Hey Ben, Mike, or Joe,

    now that you are affiliated with YES, you should talk about bringing up this whole steroid vs. these medical procedures. Honestly, I don’t thikn too many outside this blog ever thought of it this way and maybe you could help garner some attention. It is certainly worth a try and could show Selig what an idiot he can be.

    • steve (different one)

      they already did this about 3 weeks ago re: Saito.

      • 27 this year

        no I mean gain more attention past this site.

  • 27 this year

    I love how Red Sox fans are so quick to say Arod is cheater but have no answer about Ortiz. Honestly, he is the one man in baseball right now that resembles a steroid user throughout his career. The only problem is, he doesn’t play in New York and Selig is a Red Sox homer.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      You could say the same thing about Hafner, no?

      • Zack

        Ortiz never failed a test or admitted to using roids

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          Exactly. It’s all just guessing.

        • pat

          He would have no reason to admitting to it because he doesn’t have a bloodthristy she-devil after him.

        • Yankeegirl49

          We don’t know if he ever failed a test along with the other 100+ players on the list we don’t know about.

        • Drew

          Seeing is believing, eh? Quite an ignorant stance.

    • Arod, all the time

      I know where you’re coming from. Since Bud started his boyz testing for roids, Jeter’s OPS+ has been slashed from 125 to 103. Rumor has it he has an STD as well.

      • Arod, all the time

        No witty comments, I see. Well, for what’s worth:

        OPS+ since 2004:
        Ortiz:
        158
        161
        171
        123 (w/ wrist injury)

        Jeter:
        125
        132
        121
        102

        Just stating facts, maam.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          One season of decline is not slashed. All the other stuff is normal variance. If you want to be an idiot, come equipped with facts. Also, Ortiz has had plenty of his HR’s turn into doubles.

          • Arod, all the time

            132, 121, 102, 103 (2009). That’s not a season, that’s a pattern.

            Show me one thing about Ortiz’s years that suggests he’s a doper.

            • Drew

              Well, you can start with this.
              http://www.baseball-reference......html?redir
              Are you serious?

              • Arod, all the time

                Yes, I know that site. What is your point?

                • steve (different one)

                  at least now we know this guy is a sox fan.

                  and a pretty dumb one.

                  Jeter is 35. his “pattern” is the same pattern that has been exhibited by every SS in the history of baseball.

                  Ortiz did shit until he was 27, exploded for 4 years, now looks like a walking corpse.

                  not saying Ortiz juiced, but only a braindead mouth-breathing Sox fan would look at Jeter’s number and blame it on PED use.

                • Drew

                  Well, you asked to show something that would suggest he was a “doper,” whatever the hell that is. I showed you his stats. His stats are my “point.” He wasn’t shit until he got cut because he was an overweight, bad player.

                • Arod, all the time

                  Actually, I’m not blaming or accusing anyone. All I said, or meant, was that if you see some pattern with Ortiz, well, that same “pattern” exists with Jeter.

                  As far as Ortiz not hitting until his 27th year: Check this, brainiac, not only did he not get a chance prior to that year (due to injury and his team) but he also did not have a 50′ wall 290′ away in left at his disposal.

                • Arod, all the time

                  Rats! I just checked “that site”. Seems I’m wrong. At this stage of the 2009 season Teixeira and Ortiz are not running neck to neck in sucktatude. Teixeira has him beat on OPS+, 81 to 50.

                • steve (different one)

                  <bAll I said, or meant, was that if you see some pattern with Ortiz, well, that same “pattern” exists with Jeter.

                  except this is horseshit.

                  Jeter, established big leaguer at 22, All-Star by 24, best season at 25.

                  consistently excellent from 22-33, and still playing at a high level at 35.

                  again, i wouldn’t be surprised if either of them juiced, neither of them juiced, or both of them juiced, but the shape of their careers is not at all similar.

                • Drew

                  I wish you actually knew what you were talking about. He didn’t have a chance the year prior? Could you be any more wrong? 125 games with 20 HR’s for a guy that couldn’t play anywhere on the field. I guess 125 games isn’t a “chance,” “braniac.”

                • Arod, all the time

                  You’re just pulling any number you can construe as favorable to your cause out of your ass.

                  Jeter’s first two years were league average (102, 103). Combining those years, he had 1402 PA’s. by the time Ortiz had amassed that many PA’s he had an OPS+ of 120 and his contract was up. Minny wanted nothing to do with that for reasons already mentioned, Boston did. The rest, as they say, is history.

                  This site has a nesting issue.

                • Drew

                  What are you talking about? Jeter has been the same player since he was 22.
                  You’re comparing a slugger to Derek Jeter. \
                  You haven’t come up with one answer to address my factually based statements.

            • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

              Except you need to look at it in context. First of all, you obviously cant count 2009 yet. 2006 was his best year in a while. 2007 was right in line with 2002-2005. So basically, 2007 from 2006 was a year to year decline, but not an overall decline. He had one season of decline, last year. But whatever, I guess context is not your thing.

        • Drew

          lol since 2004? When did they enter the league?

          • Arod, all the time

            Are you referring to his coming out of nowhere?

            David Arias was believed to be an injury risk who could not field (true) or touch southpaws. That’s what Minny believed, so they dumped him and his .916 mL OPS.

            Mistakes like that happen so if you need to implicate Ortiz, you should also do the same for Pena, Quentin, Hammilton, and, presently, Swisher.

            • Drew

              Josh Hamilton? He hardly came from nowhere. If you told me Swisher took steroids, I’d say Yeah, and?
              Didn’t Ortiz get cut? Then, all of a sudden, he’s big Papi. That happens often.

              • Arod, all the time

                Both the Yankees and Sox took long looks at Pena. They both apparently hated him.

                • Drew

                  Okay, so what do you want me to say? I think he took steroids? Sure, I think Pena took a form of steroids within the past 10 years. I don’t see your point at all, care to explain?

                • pat

                  He was in our system for a year or so didn’t do much and we had the Giambino for a few more years.

                • Arod, all the time

                  You can say whatever you want. However, as a baseball fan, regardless of which team you cheer for, assuming Ortiz (who has been so good for the game) took steroids even though he has never been linked or accused, sounds like nothing more than sour grapes for the beatings he has given the Yankees.

                • pat

                  sounds like nothing more than sour grapes for the beatings he has given the Yankees.

                  It’s moreso the mountain of statistical evidence pointing towards some sort of artificial performance enhancement than sour grapes.

                • Drew

                  Haha, how has he been good for the game? Because his name is “Big Papi?” Because he helped the Redsox win? There are hundreds of guys I’d assume took some form of “performance enhancer (which by the way is the dumbest most generalized term in the history of sports. I’ve taken about 100 things over the past 7 years that can be considered a performance enhancer, none of which were steroids).” This has nothing to do with what he did against the Yankees and it is not an attack on him personally. It’s just me not being ignorant, and being able to read between the lines.

                • Arod, all the time

                  Pal, if Ortiz had signed with the Yankees, and delivered as he did with the Sox, there would be a monument 150′ tall on River St, and you would visit it each day so to kiss its feet.

                  “what has he done for baseball?”. Get real. He has BEEN baseball while the dopers and fairies in the Bronx have been doing their damndest to bring it down.

                  the end

                • steve (different one)

                  He has BEEN baseball while the dopers and fairies in the Bronx have been doing their damndest to bring it down.

                  people get threatened with bannings for suggesting the grammar on RAB could be better, but this guy is allowed to spew this bullshit?

                • UWS

                  Not for much longer, I hope.

                • Drew

                  A monument, for four good seasons? Obviously you know nothing about the Yankees. Stick to a Redsox blog. I’m not sure if your aware, but outside of Boston, Ortiz has not “BEEN” baseball.

                • Drew

                  Shit, You’re*. eh.

                • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                  Umm, guys, what are you doing. He said, “the end.” That means its over. He won. One of you rpobably should have said “the end” first.

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                  Good point, steve. And so let it be known that the warning has come down on Arod, all the time, who is clearly a Red Sox fan who has nothing better to do than comment with indignity on a Yankees board.

                  Mo it is written, Mo it shall be done. Mosanna, Mosanna, Mosanna in the highest.

                • pat

                  PS- It’s River ave, dipshit.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          Cal Ripken had a monstrous year at age 30 and then fell off a cliff. By your standard he’s a juicer too.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Selena Roberts can fall off a cliff….not to her death but just so it hurts a little.

    • pat

      I’d prefer she took a long walk off a short pier.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      i hope she gets kidnapped by somalian pirates

  • pat

    Wow Dave Winfield just did a pretty informative demonstration on stealing bases, pretty cool. He’s usually pretty useless.

  • A.D.

    Barry Zito, quality start…what’s happening??

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Blind squirrel + nut or broken watch. You pick.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        I dont know. 3 consecutive quality starts- and he looked really sharp in the two that I watched.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Hey, you all hear about the cowboys facility collapsing yesterday?

    Apparently one of the assistants is now paralyzed.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/.....NHeadlines

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

      He should sue Jerry Jones for everything he’s got.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Ya, man. Fucked up shit. 2 guys with serious back injuries. The spinal cord. Needless to say, I wish for the best. Thankfully, there weren’t more injuries. But 1 is too many.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Agreed

    • Drew

      It’s horrible, hopefully, this will lead to better standards for those bubbles, whether it is a professional team, or one that I used to play soccer in. We can only hope some good can come from this, thankfully, no one lost their life.

  • Drew

    Bob Costas, are you serious? He just said, we have an open invitation for Alex to come speak with us about these allegations. So far, he has declined this invitation. Costas has got to be joking. I really hope Al comes back and hits .350 with 30+ HR’s, not because it will help us, but because it will make all these haters stfu.

    • DP

      And because it’ll help us haha.

      • Drew

        Honestly, if this same shit transpired, I may be rooting for him if he was on another team. This one really hit home for me.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Ya, so ridiculous. Roberts got all nice at the end – “I think Alex could change his life for the better, people love a comeback.”

          Stfu.

          • Drew

            Dude when i just heard that, I was like, comeback from what? From your fu**ing book? Get the **** out of here.

            • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

              I’m going to punch her in the ovary. Yep, straight shot.

              • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

                if she even has an ovary.

          • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

            I’m not watching, but she said that? What a *bleep* that woman is

            I wonder which male athlete will be her next victim.

            • Zack

              No one, she got her paycheck.

    • Zack

      “Alex, be honest, how much do you tip at Hooters?”

  • pat

    Damn, Pacman almost sent ricky hatton into early retirement. Awesome.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    I still don’t get the Perez to the ‘pen decision.

    • A.D.

      Apparently they might not be putting him in the pen after all because essentially they don’t have a replacement.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Neither do I, but I’m still amused by it.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      I don’t get alot of Minaya’s decisions so it’s not suprising to me. 8)

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Touche.

    • Drew

      Well, he can’t throw strikes and probablt won’t approve a move to the minors, they don’t have much of a choice.

      • Zack

        He can go to the minors I believe, has over 5 years service so he can accept if Mets ask

        • Drew

          Well, that’s why I said I don’t think he’ll approve a move to the minors. Oliver Perez is to “proud” to accept that.

          • Zack

            I don’t know about that, his pride shouldnt let him walk 21 in 21 innings. Think they’ll do a DL stint for sore knee and see what happens after two weeks.

            • Drew

              Do you know anything about Oli? If he’s placed on the DL for his knee, then makes some rehab starts, that’s a lot different than accepting an minor league assignment.

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      Heh, on Friday my teacher was rubbing it in my face. “Well we got Perez going to the ‘pen, were gonna be great.” I guess the 7th inning counts that much.

      • pat

        I would request a refund for whatever money you’re paying that person to teach you.

    • Zack

      I heard talk on the radio of DL for his “knee” like Wang

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Note to Joe Morgan:

    Ian Kinsler is not the best second baseman in baseball. His name is not Chase Utley.

    • Drew

      *Robinson Cano ;)

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      Let’s just be glad he didn’t say Pedroia.

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

      Ian Kinsler > or = Chase Utley.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        You’re silly. Go look up the UZR and +/- numbers, along with the hitting ones. Utley is better.

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

          Oh shit.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Nope. Quite frankly, even if you considered just offense, Utley is better. With defense, it isnt really that close. According to Fangraphs, Utleys been worth at least 25 million for each of the last 4 seasons. Kinsler was worth 19 last year.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Utley beats him in traditional stats (OPS, he also has a very much less pronounced H/A split for his career), advanced stats (wOBA and EQA), and the fielding metrics (UZR, +/-, PMR).

        Way to go, Kinsler, though. Give me fantasy points!

  • Drew

    Could Jon Miller have wore a worse color? That dude is wearing a glistening urine yellow shirt.

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

      He was seeking camouflage to hide from intelligent fans.

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

    Heh, Betemit’s batting fifth.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Hmmmmm. Matt Harrison.

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

      How far he has fallen since being the 2nd piece in the Tex deal

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        He was NOT the second piece!!!

        Andrus, Neftali, and Salty all are above him, right?

        He owned us though.

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

          Only Salty was at the time.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Zona fucked up big trading Quentin. Crazy, man. They need a power hitter and he just mashed ever since he’s been with CWS.

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

      They should have at least kept Chris Carter. But they gave up him and the rest of the farm for Dan Haren, which is great for their pitching but not so great for their hitting.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Because I’m bored and hate studying- whats your desert island album? Mine is Elephant from The White Stripes. Anyone else wanna volunteer?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Deja Entendu by Brand New

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Wow. that’s a really great under the radar type album. There’s a lot more there than just the singles.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          It’s either that or Pollyanna by Northstar (RIP).

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY
            • pat

              Heh, you went a little too obscure.

          • Stryker

            just because we’re cool like that, i’ll second the vote for pollyanna.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

              It’s times like this I wish we had the high five icon from AP.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Moment of Truth by Gangstarr is up there also.

    • Drew

      Lil Wayne: DJ Messiah I am Mixtape.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Boo!!

        • Drew

          Ha that cd has like 5-10 of my favorite songs ever.

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            Eh. I know he’s big with all us kids today but I am not a fan.

            • Drew

              True, a lot of people that don’t like him don’t realize how much music he puts out. I have about 1000 of his songs. He comes out with about 10-12 mixtapes per year.

              • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

                Ya, he is pretty crazy with that. No doubt.

    • Yankeegirl49

      Metallica-Master of Puppets

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Definitely on my short list.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        I’d probably take Ride the Lightning solely for Creeping Death.

        • Yankeegirl49

          Well, I would take All the metallica albums with the exception of the 3 I’d like to forget exist, but if I had to pick one begining to end, as a whole..its MOP.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy

      But you guys probably could have guessed that. London Calling is a close second.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        I am shocked by this development.

      • Yankeegirl49

        Thats my fave Zep album as well.

      • UWS

        You can be my friend, Joe. You’re alright.

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

        In other news, the sky is blue and the grass is green.

      • Stryker

        london calling. verrrrry nice.

  • Drew

    Bandbox!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Isn’t the story Phillips just told way off? I thought all Jones got, aside from Texas, was MiL deals, no?

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

    Ah good ol’ Betemit. Strikeout or an XBH.

    • pat

      Not to mention the error earlier.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop
  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Over or Under: 4.5 more times they mention Podsednik’s GW HR

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Rangers win the West?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Anaheim. Their pitching will be back next month, and they will go on a run.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    No, Joe, winning the GG isn’t very important at all. It’s a joke of an award. Rafael Palmeiro won the award after play TWENTY EIGHT GAMES at first in 1999.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Does anyone know whats up with those cuban players?

    • Drew

      I still hope we sign Gomez. Haven’t heard anything about them since they made that video.

  • UWS

    It’s a sad day when I find myself agreeing with Steve Phillips about anything.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Tsk, tsk. For shame!! What did he say?

      • UWS

        In a nutshell, he was arguing with Morgan over whether Rangers were stupid to trade away their pitching, specifically the Volquez for Hamilton deal. He said they’d be better off with Volquez, Morgan disagreed.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          That’s a real toughie. Both are pretty close in value, but I guess pitchers like that are harder to come by, especially at that age. yeah, i’ve gotta go with Phillips.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

            I brought this point up a few nights ago and said they both might re-do it, considering Texas’s awful pitching and Cincy’s anemic outfield.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      I agreed w/Joe Buck and Eric Karros yesterday. I felt so dirty…so dirty…

  • Tom Zig

    Anyone remember this shirt?

    http://tinyurl.com/ddhffe

    Any idea where I can get a hold of one?

    I know it was recalled by MLB, I tried searching google. No dice.

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