Dec
19

Snowstorm Open Thread

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Is it actually snowing by any of you? It’s just flurries here in Bergen County, not really sticking. The snowstorm showed up, and even though it’s been a disappointment so far, it still shows some promise. I shall call it … Melancon.

Anyway, the Cowboys and Saints play at 8:20pm ET, but you need the NFL network to watch that one. The Isles, Devils, and Nets are all playing. You know how this works, so have at it.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    I’m down on the Jersey Shore(Point Pleasant) and I have at least 10 inches. The snow’s coming down harder now than it has all day.

    I had a run-in with a median earlier in the day but I got lucky. Slid around and hit the thing head on rather than scraping the side of my truck. Minimal damage.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I’m down on the Jersey Shore(Point Pleasant) and I have at least 10 inches.

      Nobody like a braggart.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        likes

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew
    • Tom Zig

      I have at least 10 inches

      TMI

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Welcome to the club, buddy.

      The Big Penis Club.

      /Chappelle’d

    • john

      yankeeshub.com says it’s snowin’ like crazy in Marlton, NJ

  • Dominik

    Laffo @ the Melancon joke. If I wasn’t in Boston right now, I’d steal that.

    • Tom Zig

      call it Buchholz then

      • A.D.

        Well if its Boston the snow really shouldn’t even be there, so maybe Bowden…lot of hype, haven’t seen any of it yet.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Dominik says:
        …If I wasn’t in Boston right now, I’d steal that.

        Tom Zig says:
        call it Buchholz then

        Accidental humorous juxtaposition FTW.

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          IETC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

    While talking about the outdoor hockey game today, it dawned on me that the NBA should do the same. The Knicks should play a game at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the National Tennis Center. I don’t know, maybe the NBA has already though of it. It would be pretty cool though.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      “The Knicks should play a game at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the National Tennis Center Rucker Park in Harlem.”

      Heh. That would be HI-LARIOUS.

      Seriously, though, your idea isn’t all that crazy. The regular season ends mid-April; it’s warm enough to schedule a game outdoors then.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Run it up the flag pole TSJC. Let’s promote this bitch. I just want muchentuchen restaurant.

    • Crazy Eyes Killa

      The Pheonix Suns have this planned I think, maybe in like Palm Dessert, CA or somewhere like that

  • Stryker

    here in central jersey in the new brunswick area we’ve got at least 4 inches right now. looks like it’s actually getting worse.

  • YankeeGaGa

    Anyone like the idea of possibly signing Damon for 2/18 after he exhausts all avenues? Damon can play LF this upcoming year and bat 2nd. Then, next year, slide Damon to the DH spot after signing Crawford for LF.

    • Doug

      apparently the yanks are worried that he may play hard if he gets a crappy contract (well, at least crappy in his mind)

      • Doug

        may not (sorry)

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Hell yeah I’d sign him for 2/16-18. I think Cash would too.
      As far as 2011 we’ll let the chips fall where they may.

      • scooter

        Thought the same thing – 2/16 wouldn’t be so bad. (Wonder if he’d sign at 1/8 or 1/9?)

        I’m just outside DC – we’re at 15″ and growing. The snow is deep, too

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Anyone like the idea of possibly signing Damon for 2/18 after he exhausts all avenues?

      Not really, no.

      • A.D.

        If he’s exhausted all avenues, then the contract will not be for more than 1 year.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          With Nick Johnson now on board, the contract length and salary figure at which I’m prepared to sign Johnny Damon at is so low, I’m 99% positive he’d find a better offer from all 29 other major league teams.

      • Salty Buggah

        Agreed. Yanks offered him 2/14 and he said no. If he wants to take that, it would mean that literally no team wants him. Then we just offer 1/7. But I’m sure some other will offer that much too

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        what about 2/16?

        Not only could he potentially DH in 2011, he could be flipped for some prospects.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          No.

          • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

            Any reason? I think JD at 8 million is a bargain. His value for 2010 would easily surpass 8 mil and next year he would be attractive to other teams.

            Of course 1 yr would be ideal but I think 2/16 is completely reasonable. If Cash’s first offer was 2/14 then you’d have to think he’s willing to go to 16.
            I know that was before NJ but still..

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              One year only. JD at two years was always a year more than I was comfortable with, due to his decline red flags. I was reluctantly willing to go to a second year, however, because we needed to replace his bat in the lineup.

              We have since replaced it with Stick Johnson. Johnny is no longer a need, merely a luxury.

              One year deal only. No budging.

        • Hey ZZ

          Who the hell is going to give up prospects for one year of Johnny Damon?

          • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

            Is everyone forgetting how good of an offensive player he was this year?

            Plenty of teams could use his stick at 7-8 mil.

            I’m not saying people would give us Strasburg, I said prospects.

            • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

              Eh I shouldn’t have said everyone, just meant you.

            • Hey ZZ

              Ok let me put it this way. Damon signs with lets say the Giants for 2 years.

              2011 we are looking for a DH.

              The market is flooded with guys like Matsui, NJ, Thome, Delgado, etc. again

              Would you trade prospects for Johnny Damon to be the Yankee DH?

              • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                I wouldn’t but he’s a valuable piece. At one year 7-8 mil a lot of teams would probably be interested, imo of course.

                • Hey ZZ

                  They would be interested and then look at the list of free agents and say why the hell would we trade prospects for Johnny Damon when we can just sign someone for the same price or less to do the same exact thing.

                • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                  First off, half of those DH types will either be unavailable or will have serious injury woes.
                  Secondly, I think you’re misconstruing the term prospect. Most prospects don’t pan out, that’s just a fact.
                  If JD played in SF in 09, had the year he had and we needed a LF/Dh, I would bet that Cash would have seriously considered sending a prospect or two for one year of JD at 8 mil.

                • Hey ZZ

                  Why would half of those DH types be unavailable?

                  Johnny Damon at his age has injury issues and will have even more in a year.

                  I cannot see any circumstance where Cash would ever even entertain trading a prospect unless it is Pat Venditte for 37 year old DH.

                  He would just resign someone like NJ or NJ himself.

                • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                  I meant if JD played in SF last year.

                  Half of those Dh’s would be unavailable because they will either resign after the season or workout an extension during the year.

                  You’re undervaluing JD’s offense and durability.

                • Hey ZZ

                  Cashman is barely willing to sign him as a free agent so I cannot see how he would trade anything for him.

                • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                  1 yr 7-8 mi of nearly guaranteed production >>>>>> Mid level prospect.

                • Hey ZZ

                  This argument could go on forever. To me it makes no sense. To you it does. Agree to disagree

                • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                  ha +1

            • Stryker

              no one’s forgetting. it’s just pretty clear that his 2009 resurgence has been a result of the new yankee stadium. not only that, but do you remember how lost at the plate he was for that prolonged stretch of time? he went cold when the team got hot.

      • KDB

        Agreed. Five, and a half million to bench sit, is not my idea of depth.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Your commas confuse me.

          • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

            W,H,Y,?

    • Jeff Levy

      I’d still like to see Damon come back. 2/18 or 2/16 isn’t too bad. The Yankees lineup would be sick with Damon in it.
      1. Jeter
      2. Damon
      3. Teixeria
      4. Rodriguez
      5. Posada
      6. Johnson
      7. Swisher
      8. Cano
      9. Granderson

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        That wouldn’t be my preferable lineup.

        • Jeff Levy

          Then what would?

          • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

            Hard to say but Johnson wouldn’t bat 6th imo. Not enough power(unless he regains it). I’m almost tempted to throw NJ at 2 and have Johnny down around the bottom. The lineup would be so ridic it’s hard to even fathom.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              If Damon came back, I’d be utterly SHOCKED if he wasn’t still the #2 hitter. He’d get it out of seniority/respect/comfort. Nick’s the newcomer, he’d be bumped down.

              Johnny’d have to slump for a good month or two to lose the #2 spot.

              • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                Probably but where would Nick go. Now if he has his power it doesn’t matter, he could hit 1-9, but if his power is still gone, I don’t think I want him hitting 5-6, maybe even 7.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  If Damon did come back, here’d be the thought process, IMO:

                  1-SS Jeter (R) – locked
                  2-LF Damon (L) – locked
                  3-1B Tex (S) – locked
                  4-3B ARod (R) – locked
                  5-C Posada (S) – locked
                  6-2B Cano (L)
                  7-RF Swisher (S)
                  8-CF Granderson (L)
                  9-DH Johnson (L)

                  Johnson gets the #9 hole to use his unique OBP skills as a secondary leadoff guy. Get on base for the 1-2-3-4 hitters to drive in. Also, of the bottom 4 hitters, he’s got the least power, so leave the other three in the 6-7-8 holes to drive in whomever’s still on the bases after the heart of the order finishes with their XBH prowess.

                  Cano-Swisher-Granderson are pretty interchangeable. Give the top two spots to the guys who’ve been here longest; show faith in Cano by batting him highest. Hide Granderson’s deficiency against lefties by putting him in between two guys who hit lefties well. Nick’s reverse split means there’s no need to keep him separated from any other lefties anyway.

                • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                  That is my ideal lineup, I may flip flop Jorge and Robbie but other than that, what’s not to love?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  You could flipflop Posada and Jorge, sure, but I doubt Girardi does.

                  Show respect and deference to your veterans. Jorge’s been a heart of the order hitter pretty much his whole career, Robinson’s still “earning” it.

                  Besides, Jorge’s probably still the slightly better bat at this point.

                  ——————-

                  An aside: If it wouldn’t piss him off royally, I’d bat Jorge 8th or 9th if I could (and if I was confident that Cano/Swisher/Granderson/Johnson could all approximate his total offensive production, which I’m not quite sure of yet.) Just so that pulling him from the lineup for a pinchrunner/defensive replacement wouldn’t change the heart of the order, just the bottom.

                  But, that’s not happening.

                • Spaceman.Spiff

                  If you flip flop Posada and Jorge you get Posada Jorge! New and improved!

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  I have shamed myself.

                • JobaTheHeat62

                  hahaha the posada and jorge thing was funny…but i agree with that lineup, but i would consider moving granderson ahead of swisher. swisher and johnson batting back to back would be killer for pitchers, and if they start an inning there is potential for some huge innings.

    • Hey ZZ

      That is way too much for Damon with the DH spot already locked up. At this point I would only want him back for 1 year and max about 8 million.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        That sounds about right. It may even be too high, though.

        Johnny is way down on the list of priorities. First is Chapman, second is a high-upside pitcher or two (either of the starting variety like Sheets or J-Douche or of the relieving variety like Escobar or Capps), and only after that is Damon.

        And, at that point, we may not even have room for a 1/8 in the budget. It may be more like a 1/5 he has to settle for if he wants to come back. It may be “Sorry, fella, we’re all closed for business.”

        • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

          I don’t think anyone considers Damon a priority. Well, maybe that cat from the end of the last thread. If we did get him at an affordable price we’d be looking at an absolutely ridiculous video game offense.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            But that’s why even a 2/16 is too much for Damon, because,

            A) he’s not a priority
            B) we have other priorities
            C) we have a budget

            The 7 or 8 AAV we’d give to Johnny should go towards Chapman and some other arms first. And when it does, I bet there’s no room in the budget for the luxury of Johnny.

            • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

              Yeah I know where you’re coming from. Chap is my main priority. After that, I’m set. That said, if Cash gets some more leverage on Damon and pulls the trigger, I’d be pretty happy.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Not anymore. I’m very pleased with what the Yankees have done so far this offseason. Already, we’ve got an adequate-to-awesome outfield with Swisher, Granderson, and Melky. Johnson will be our DH this year and most likely Posada will take the majority of DH-ing duties in 2011.

      Damon? We don’t need no stinkin’ Damon.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Me too, I think Cash has done a great job. He has approximated the production we got from Matsui/Damon for 26 mil with Granderson/Johnson for only 11 mil and we got younger and (yes) much healthier as well. That leaves us 15 mil to make further improvements, or maybe just sign a pitcher and cut payroll 5-10 mil.

        Tremendous job by Cash, he can run my biz any day.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Pimp of the Year:
          1988: Flyguy
          2009: Brian Cashman

        • dalelama

          Let’s see how the new guys handle big time pressure…NJ did poorly in the postseason last go around and I can see Granderson going oh fer against quality lefties. Let’s see what we do with the extra cash but we have just lost two big game clutch performers for a dainty no power DH and a guy who can’t hit lefties.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            For Christmas, I want Santa to leave you some perspective under the tree.

            • dalelama

              I appreciate your perspective but I just hate losing two proven gamers…I don’t think Johnson would have gone onto third like Johnny did. I just don’t trust a guy until I see them come thru in the big games.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist
  • Doug

    3″ so far on south shore of LI. supposed to get 16″

  • Jay

    8 inches in morris county, nj… calling for 12-18

    • 28 next year

      weird, i in morris county and we only got about three or four inches with some flurries right now.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Dude, I just saw Avatar

    HOLYFUCKINGOMGSHIT

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Really?

      I expected bad things from that. Nevermind the special effects and the “realness” of the CGI, which I’m sure was awesome.

      Was the actual story interesting? That’s what I want to know.

      • Aaron – Long Island

        I thought the story was good, but a friend of mine wasn’t so bullish. I believe he referred to it as ‘James Cameron does Ferngully”.

        The CGI realness was worth it though. Regardless of what you feel about the story, it made Avatar feel epic.

        If you have someplace close-by that offers it, I think it is a must see in IMAX 3D.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          The CGI realness was worth it though. Regardless of what you feel about the story, it made Avatar feel epic.

          For me, though, I’m definitely a story-driven person and not an effects driven person. If the story sucks, I don’t think there’s any possible way I’ll enjoy a movie, no matter how awesome it is visually.

          Whatevs. Probably not my cup of tea.

          • TheLastClown

            Heh, disregard the fact my comment came 10 minutes after yours. I’m very rarely refreshing.

          • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            On the topic of the importance of story/characters in films, and the crappiness of movies that rely too heavily on CGI/effects while neglecting story/character…

            If you ever have the time/inclination, watch this video review of Phantom Menace. It’s really kind of awesome (and comes recommended by Damon Lindelof, apparently, which is awesome).

            http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/.....om-menace/ (safe)

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              MOLY SHITBALLS A 70 MINUTE MOVIE REVIEW?!?!?

              I’ll bookmark it and watch it sometime when I really have nothing else to do.

              I agree with the thrust of what he’s saying in the printed description, though. Bad writing makes everything unwatchable. Good writing makes anything watchable.

              • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                Yeah it’s really long, but you can watch it in pieces. It’s really pretty awesome, you (and anyone else interested) should check it out sometime. He kills Lucas and the prequels in a pretty entertaining way.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  For the record, I agree that Phantom Menace sucked, but I thought Episode II and III were both quite good.

                  Hayden Christensen brings them down with his wooden acting, sure, but the stories were solid and intriguing, IMO, on a way that Phantom just wasn’t. And, to be fair, it’s not like ANY of those 6 movies had any good actors in them (Alec Guinness excepted, of course), so it’s a little harsh to love the first trilogy as awesome but poop on the second for bad acting.

                  I don’t recall Mark Hamill winning many awards for his craft.

                • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Right, but at least we had a reason to like and care about the character Mark Hamill played, his shitty acting notwithstanding. Neeson, Jackson and even McGregor (who could have been a very likeably Obi-Wan given a decent script) were totally wasted, and the rest of the cast just wasn’t very good (but, like Hamill, could have been fine if given decent characters/scenes). The writing was just awful, there’s no way to save movies that start with that flaw.

                  I’m surprised you’d defend 2 and 3… I can see 3 being ok, but I thought 2 was actually worse than 1. At least Darth Maul was fun/interesting in 1, I thought they made a mistake by killing off the only intriguing character so early in the trilogy. Then again, he had like 2 lines, so who really cares anyway. To each his own, I guess.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Attack of the Clones was the meat of the story, though. It’s where all the exposition goes. Palpatine’s scheme to play both sides against each other, Anakin’s weakness revealed, the origin of the Stormtroopers, the blindness of the Jedi Council, etc.

                  The middle movie of a trilogy is almost invariably the best film of the three. I liked Episode II quite a bit.

        • TheLastClown

          Man, what makes a story epic is never special effects.

          I’m sure all the Emo-Cap technology & CGI to embellish it is stunning, but without any real solid story behind it, I’ve got a hard time watching.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Waterworld had some amazing special effects, or so I’m told.

            • TheLastClown

              So did Matrix 2 & 3, most of the butcherings of the Marvel movies, anything by Michael Bay…

              I live & work in Hollywood. It can be trying.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                …anything by Michael Bay…

                Oh, Jesus H. Montero, do I hate that guy.

                I assume that waterboarding is probably worse and more painful than watching Transformers. I’m not 100% positive, though.

              • Aaron – Long Island

                Got me there. Those are terrible movies regardless of the effects.

                Does the uniqueness of the special effects help at all for you guys? Most of those movies just rehashed effects seen elsewhere, but if a movie is truly innovative in its presentation it always gets bonus points with me (think Matrix 1, though the story there was probably good enough to carry the film without bullet time / cgi / et al).

          • Aaron – Long Island

            Well my opinion is obviously biased, because I enjoyed the story and the entire presentation managed to blow me away.

            I’ll put it another way: I felt the story was good enough to carry the movie without the stunning visual effects, but my friend didn’t. We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience though.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        I’m watching right now, I’ll let you know.

        • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

          I watched an hour of it, realized it was well over 2 hours long and lost patience.

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        The new guys on “At the Movies” both pretty enthusiastically recommended Avatar, for what it’s worth. The new version of the show with AO Scott and the other guy whose name I don’t remember, not the stupid version of the show they had with the younger critics.

    • Stryker

      I’m pretty fucking skeptical about Avatar. But I cannot deny: a feast for the eyes is still a feast for the eyes. My only annoyance is when people mistake their personal taste (I can easily see why someone would think Avatar is a colossal waste of time, money, and talent) for objective fact vis-a-vis artistic merit/quality.

    • Reggie C.

      So Thunder Smurfs the movie apparently kicks major ass??

    • rbizzler

      Can we translate that to “yes, you should go see this movie,” or “a bizarre waste of 2+ hours?”

      • Reggie C.

        I think James Cameron is incapable of putting together an experience that you’d walk out feeling like you wasted 2+ hours. We all love T2, Aliens, & Titanic. Aliens remains the benchmark of sci-fi adventure/action. Okay so True Lies hasn’t aged very well.

        I’m catching Avatar b/c i trust James Cameron.

        • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

          I think “True Lies” has aged just fine. It’s a good remote stopper. It’s no “Airborne”, but it’s not bad.

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            I still love True Lies. It always makes me laugh.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              To be frank, True Lies may be the MOST rewatchable of all 4 of those movies.

              I’ll stop and watch True Lies when it comes on basic cable. Can’t say I’ve ever done that for Terminator 2, Aliens, or Titanic.

              FACT: I will never voluntarily watch Titanic again. FACT.

              • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

                Airborne>>>>>>>>>>>>>True Lies>>>>>>Aliens>>>>>>>>Terminator 2>>X 1000000>Titanic.

              • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

                Don’t let go, Tommie!

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada
                • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

                  Damn, you totally just made this thread your bitch.

                  I’m impressed.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Damn, you totally just made this thread your bitch.

                  Yup, I did.

                  /Cashman’d

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            Almost forgot–

            “I’ve got a little dick, it’s pathetic!”

          • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Cousin Wiley!! What an awful movie, and yet I still love it. Jack Black is actually kind of funny in that movie.

            • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

              It is the perfect awful movie. “The Devil’s Backbone”? Perfect ending. Couldn’t have wrote it any more cliched.

    • billbybob

      I saw it yesterday. The story has been done before, think “Dances with Wolves” except the Indians are replaced by huge blue aliens. However, the visuals are ridiculously cool, definitely worth seeing in a theater.

  • Reggie C.

    So is Matt Capps the best remaining reliever on the market for the Yankees? His lack of type-anything status makes him a perfect fit. How ironic would it be if Capps didn’t have to settle for a number lower than he wanted to take? That’s definitely not the case with Soriano.

    • A.D.

      Yeah it would be a classic Pitt move if Capps is able to get contract (and rumors had 2 yr contracts being offered) for around what he would take, when his trade value was killed as a potential non-tender candidate, which of course Pitt could have stopped by coming and saying we don’t intend to non-tender him.

      • Zack

        “which of course Pitt could have stopped by coming and saying we don’t intend to non-tender him.”

        Because GMs always tell the truth….

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      If we sign a Sheets or Durchester, we don’t need a reliever.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        But, if Escobar can be had on a minor league deal, we should add him even if we don’t need him.

  • Doug

    after the bradley trade, ccubs may apparently be interested in melky or gardner if they become available

    • A.D.

      Figure for them its either another Texas of/disappointment in Marlon Byrd, or trade.

      Would be interesting in what exactly are they going to offer back?

      • Doug

        podsednik apparently too

    • Jeff Levy

      Would trading Melky Cabrera free enough salary to make Damon affordable?

    • kenthadley

      what would the cubs possibly offer that would make us give them either Melky or BG……..do they have anything that would make sense for both sides?

      • aj

        Now we could get Carlos Zambrano, ha just kidding.

      • 28 next year

        Give us Vitters or no deal.

        • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Vitters sucks.

          • 28 next year

            i know that, but as far as I know, the Cubs got no one in their system. Then again, I do admit I really shouldn’t talk about a system I know nothing about.

            • Mike bk

              Hak-Ju Lee would be nice.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                He’s just like Cliff Lee, only he’s Korean and not a pitcher. Other than that, they’re identical.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Melky and Wordekemper for Aramis Ramirez and D.J. LeMahieu.

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

          We cannot get rid of Palabrakemper. He’s the star of my NY TIMES Crossword Puzzle fantasy team.

      • Hey ZZ

        Mark Cuban?

  • Jeff Levy

    Where will Pedro Martinez end up?

    • Salty Buggah

      In the HOF

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Searching for the real killers with David Ortiz.

    • Jersey

      Sitting under his old mango tree.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Hopefully on television. Damn, can he hold a press conference. That was some great shit.

      • Jeff Levy

        He would be a hilarious commentator for a network.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          I can’t wait for Fox’s World Series 2010 desk with Pedro AND Ozzie Guillen.

  • aj

    Chaos in Long Island brewing with snow.

  • Jake H

    I can’t wait for the BA prospect handbook. My wife hates them and asks every year if I need another one.

  • aj

    Any chance Damon’s market crashes and he comes to the Yanks on a one year deal?

    • YankeeGaGa

      Let’s hope.

    • Hey ZZ

      If Johnny Damon’s market is only one year deals, he would have to be really stupid to not come back to the Yankees.

      His production would be substantially better hitting at YS and between Jeter and Tex then it would anywhere else. And at the same time he would have the chance to prove he is not absolutely brutal in LF. If he goes anywhere else on a one year deal he stands to make substantially next money next year.

      That said, Johnny Damon is incredibly stupid and probably would not be able to swallow his pride in order to crawl back to the Yankees on a 1 year deal.

  • Jersey

    2 feet and rising in Fairfax, VA. My car has completely disappeared.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I almost moved to Fairfax 6 years ago. Worked for Best Buy, was going to be relocated by the company to help open a store in Tysons Corner when 3 days before I was supposed to leave, they offered me more money to open a store in Manhattan instead.

      It’s great there. If I leave NYC, I’d probably move to the DMV.

      • Jersey

        No kidding, I know exactly where that Best Buy is. Tyson’s is actually my least favorite place in the area, but NoVa has a lot going for it. Been here 5 years and looking forward to the next 5.

        The DMV?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          You’ve only been there 5 years, so you probably don’t know the lingo yet.

          The DMV:
          D.C.
          Maryland
          Virginia

          • scooter

            Been consulting down here since 2002, but only moved here in March – so DMV is new to me. (Speaking of acronyms, I like DelMarVa tons – even Ocean City is awesome after Labor Day or before July 4th)

            DC and Old Town Alexandria have a ton of places to see and visit, and the bike paths around here are impressive. The only downside so far – stuff shuts down early.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              Georgetown/Dupont/Foggy Bottom are all awesome too.

              • scooter

                I’m lucky enough to work in Foggy Bottom

                Just discovered the joys of Moby Dick (great cheap Iranian food) a few blocks away. Hudson’s is nearby, and can’t beat the bar at Old Ebbitt’s for atmosphere.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  I highly recommend Blues Alley. It’s literally in an alley just off Wisconsin Ave, south of M St.

                  Live music, good food, nice ambiance (not too haughty, not a dive). Take a date there and impress her with your refined sensibilities and cosmopolitanness and shit.

                  (Tommie’s Tips to Help You Schlubs Get Laid #2 of 1000)

                • Jersey

                  I used to live in Old Town. I’ve still never had a bad meal at King Street Blues.

                  Also check out HR 57 some Saturday night, if you like jazz.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Tyson’s is actually my least favorite place in the area,

          It’s everyone’s least favorite place in the area. It’s like White Plains, but with more traffic.

    • scooter

      I like the De La Soul album reference

      Fortunately I’ve got underground parking, or my car would have disappeared a few inches ago. And of course I need new snow tires, and figured I wouldn’t need them in Virginia.

      • Jersey

        I hear you. It hasn’t snowed like this in 15 years, so I’ve heard.

        Clearly, climate change is a hoax. My eyes tell me so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona
    • SamVa

      We’ve got 17 inches in Richmond

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I will be sleeping with an extra blanket tonight.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU TIED SYRACUSE?!?! You’re playing St. Bonaventure! WTF, score some damn points!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      St. Bonaventure are no LeMoyne, that’s for sure.

      • Jersey

        Meanwhile, Old Dominion is beating GTown by 11 at halftime.

        • SamVa

          hey ODU is sweet.

          I’m more upset at how close the Memphis game is..
          When did they get the Lepricon coach?

          • Frigidevil

            GO! GO U! GO U-MASS! GO UMASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Eric

    snowstorm=burrito in the microwave

  • BigBlueAL

    Im goin to be a dick and complain about the weather tonight in Miami. Its only in the freaking 60′s!!!!

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      I bet when you go outside your balls shrivel up and hide like little turtles.

      • BigBlueAL

        The sad part is there will be people tonight wearing scarves and mittens down here, they freaking exaggerate so much. To me the weather is beautiful tonight but not to most South Floridians.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=nf Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Tell me about it Al. I have 2 tee-shirts on right now.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah I had a game to umpire earlier today and had on an undershirt!! BTW freakin game went 10 innings and over 3 hours since it was the championship game of the 15-17 yo age group league. Freakin annoying.

    • Hey ZZ

      How do you like living in Miami?

      On days like this when it is snowing and earlier had the pleasure of being pressed up against a fat sweaty guy on the subway, it definitely crosses my mind to pack it all up and move to somewhere like Miami.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        Miami is amazing. Lived there for two years. No complaints, just stay east of the train tracks if you can.

        • Hey ZZ

          Would you say the people in Miami are generally more like New Yorkers or people from Cali?

          • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

            They’re Cuban. Like, all of them.
            People in Broward and Palm Beach are like New Yorkers, since most of them are.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      I saw on Facebook that it’s going to be in the low 50′s in Broward and they issued a cold weather emergency.

      To think that I was in the 85 degree heat of Miami just 2 days ago and now there are ~6 inches of snow outside my window.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

    I’m getting cabin fever already.

  • Rose

    Randomly hung out with Tim Lincicum’s ex-girlfriend last night who’s now dating my friend…which may be even more random. Dated him for 6 years apparently…so I’m assuming they still talk. From Seattle…now living in San Diego. Cute girl. My friend’s a good guy but I’m sure she wishes she could cash in on some of that arbitration money coming his way lol

    • SamVa

      well at least he knows she’s not in it for the money.

  • Bob Lorenz

    The RAB Radio show coming up soon?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Why, do you need work, Bob?

      • Bob Lorenz

        Who do you think cleans Michael Kay’s dictionaries when he’s gone?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Now I know you’re bullshitting.

          Michael Kay doesn’t have dictionaries.

  • Aj

    I miss baseball season already..not a fan of college sports or Football…and the Knicks…well…you know

    • BigBlueAL

      Hey the Knicks have gone 8-8 since starting the season 1-9!! They are at least watchable right now. Currently have won 5 of 7 and have some favorable home games coming up, might actually sneak into playoff contention by the end of the month.

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      There’s an incredibly irritating ‘hockey sucks’ joke in there somewhere, Tommie. I’m disappointed it’s taking you this long.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Meh, I’m taking the night off.

        (Just like hockey took the year off back in 2004-2005.
        http://www.instantrimshot.com)

        • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Ha, well-played.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            The NHL: Where Amazing Doesn’t Happen

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lujrz76FZjs

            (peremptory response to your rebuttal: Yes, I know most if not all of the things this person has to say about the NHL also occurred in the NBA. I’m not starting a real discussion here. Just linking to a mildly humorous YouTube vid. That is all.)

            • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Dude, half the things in that video are reasons why the NHL is awesome. You’ve got to embrace the lunacy, Tommie. Learn to love it.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                I’m a ravenous Yankee, Jets, Knicks, and Miami Hurricanes fan. I watch soccer when it’s on and there’s nothing more interesting on the broadcast nets. I’ll peep out college basketball from time to time.

                If I add another sport to my viewing calendar, the wife will buy a shotgun and shoot both the TV and my computer.

  • Rich M

    2003 alcs game 7 on mlb network. Some alternative viewing for those snowed in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TaintStick Taintstick

      Doesn’t look like Clemens has it tonight…Torre better start warming up Moose.

    • Rich M

      Anyone else notice That Karim Garcia looks like a fatter version of Cervelli?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      No matter how many times I watch that game, I still shit myself over Boone’s first pitch homerun. You have Buck nattering on all blase in the booth and then, BOOM.

      This “could” take the Yankees to the WS? Please, Joe, it got them there off the bat.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      4-1 in the 6th. This isn’t looking good guys…

  • ADam

    20 inches here in DC… can the yanks please sign ben sheets?? so i have something to occupy myself with…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      so i have something to occupy myself with…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornography

      • Tank the Frank

        Make sure to make a donation while you’re over there.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Oh, I’ll be making a donation, alright.

          /nasty’d

  • AJ

    Non-baseball related question. If you are talking about someone’s name that ends with an “S”, like..Morales. If something belongs to Morales…do you say it’s Morales’s government or Morales’ government?

    • AJ

      Or Morales’s fastball to stay relevant.

      • scooter

        I always check what Strunk said on the subject:
        http://www.bartleby.com/141/strunk.html#1

        That book was well worth the $2 or $3 I paid for it in HS.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Agreed.

          Also, this site doesn’t answer the above question, but it’s an awesome reference and should be bookmarked by all:

          http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html

          • Tank the Frank

            “ATM” means “Automated Teller Machine,” so if you say “ATM machine” you are really saying, “Automated Teller Machine machine.”

            I’ve always hated this one.

            • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

              Really? I always thought ATM meant something else.

            • Bob Stone

              Pizza pie anyone?

            • sciorsci

              PIN Number, pizza pie, etc.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      There’s actually no hard and fast rule. I should know, I have one of those last name!

      • AJ

        Thanks! I like the Morales’s version better.

    • 28 next year

      because Morales is singular, you have to add the apostrophe and s. I just went over this in school since we were doing a paper on Charles Dickens so we had to follow that rule.

      • Salty Buggah

        Really? English was my weakest subject but I thought that if it ended in a s, you just put another apostrophe and nothing more

        • 28 next year

          only if the word itself is plural. Because Morales or Dickens is referring to a singular person, it does in fact get an apostrophe s.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            That.

            Correct: All of Charles Dickens’s books are large.
            Correct: All the books’ pages are gold-trimmed.

            Now, let’s get tricky:
            Correct: The Yankees’s wish list this offseason is small.
            Correct: The Yankees’ jerseys need to be laundered after every game.

            Your mind, it is blown.

            • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

              Please explain.

              • YankeeGaGa

                Please don’t

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Oh, come on, don’t be afraid of learning.

                  The English language is often confusing and arcane, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive for accuracy when using it.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                “The Yankees” can be both a singular entity (i.e. The Yankees organization) or a plural one (the collective Yankee players together).

                So, if the thing in question belongs to a group of individual Yankees, like each Yankee player’s individual jersey, than the group of “Yankees” is a plural, and thus, doesn’t get an “s” after the apostrophe.

                However, “The Yankees” as the singular organization would be a singular noun that ends in “s”, just like Charles Dickens or Pablo Zevallos. So, the organization “The Yankees” is a singular entity, and thus, DOES get the “s” after the apostrophe.

                Because the Yankees “offseason wish list” does not individually and separately belong to numerous “Yankee” people, it belongs to the singular Yankees organization as a whole.

                • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

                  I see.

          • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

            However, this does not apply to Jesus and Greek names.

    • toad

      Morales’ government. That’s it. End of story.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Nope.

        • 28 next year

          so not the end of the story their toad

          See what I did their?

          Did it again.

        • toad

          Googling around, I find some disagreement. Some sites suggest either is acceptable.

          So, not end of story, I guess, but not all wrong either. It’s the way I was taught back in the dark ages, anyway.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Just going through some old NoMass archives.

    http://nomaas.org/archive2005maydec.html

    The pix are as funny as ever, but DAMN are their predictions bad.

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Looking for some new graphics for your blog posts?

      http://buuurn.com/

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

        What can I say, I’m a huge fan.

        • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Heh, I know, just giving you a hard time.

  • Bryan

    Snowing like crazy on long island

  • 28 next year

    if anyone wants to laugh, go on mlbtraderumors and read teh comments in the odds and ends post with the Yankees possibly trading Melky or Gritner to teh Cubs.

    The funniest proposal, Ted Lilly for Robinson Cano and Gritner. LOLZ, that creates a bigger hole for teh Yankees.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Trade Robbie, he’s easy to replace.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/b...../league/al

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Batting average? Really, Nostra? Come on, bruh.

        http://www.fangraphs.com/leade.....38;month=0

        (He’s not number 1, but there’s nothing wrong with being #3 behind Zobrist’s career year and Chase Utley.)

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Ugh. I just punched up his name and didn’t even look at the category. You don’t have to with Robbie, he’s typically among the leaders at his position in a normal year.

          http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/b.....order/true

          Here, #2 in OPS after Ben Zobrist forgot he was Ben Zobrist for one year, who will probably end up in the outfield anyway.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

    The Cubs are in need of a center fielder after the trade of Milton Bradley, but they are not leaning towards any particular candidate, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. According to sources, Marlon Byrd and Scott Podsednik are the strongest options on the open market. However, the duo writes that GM Jim Hendry may also look into striking a deal with the Yankees for Brett Gardner or Melky Cabrera if they become available.

    Melky for Marmol.

    Deal.

  • Salty Buggah

    PeteAbe said that Lowell has torn ligament in his right thumb, needs surgery and the trade to Texas is off.

    Texas caught a break?

    • Reggie C.

      The albatross of Lowell’s salary remains on boston’s books.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Nah, The Sox were paying most of his contract. Pretty much a no-lose for Texas. The Sox are the ones who got screwed here, they may have to keep him and they don’t think he has anything left. They were willing to pay off most of his contract to open up the roster spot for someone who might contribute and/or make a deal of some sort (A-Gon). Now, looks like that’s not going to happen.

      Tsk tsk. I feel so bad for them.

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, you’re right. I knew the trade was good for Boston but didn’t really look at the Texas side of it. Either way, I’m not complaining about this news.

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        This. This is probably good news for us. We’ll see how they react and what moves they make from here on out, but for tonight, this is a blow to their offseason plans.

        • Hey ZZ

          Unless they plan on making Lowell a $12 million bench player what can they really do now?

          They cannot sign/trade a 1B or 3B

          Cameron locked up their OF.

          Package Taco boy for a corner OF and move Cam to CF?
          Try to dump Ortiz on someone and move Lowell to DH?

          • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Well, they can sign/trade for a 1B or 3B. They certainly have the money to make more moves.

            I don’t know what they’ll do, we’ll see. They’re not dumb, they’ll explore other avenues if they have to.

            • Hey ZZ

              Yeah, “cannot” was too strong. Probably something more like it will be much more difficult…

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

            Between Ortiz and Lowell, they have 25 mil and two roster spots of dead weight.

    • Pasqua

      Yup. They avoid a broken-down old horse, and I would imagine this complicates things for the Red Sox if they were, indeed, serious about acquiring A. Gonzalez. This non-trade makes me happy.

      • DP

        If they could really get Adrian Gonzalez, and they were already gonna pay 75% of Lowell’s contract, I think when push came to shove, they’d just DFA him.

        • Pasqua

          Maybe, though that’s a lot of money to eat for absolutely no return (b/c I doubt anyone will trade for him or claim him after this). I was assuming they’d be forced to keep him around, which would inhibit a move by Youkilis to 3B. You could be right, though.

          • DP

            Most likely they will have to keep him around. I just think they’d make a special exception if they really had to, to get Gonzalez.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Nah, that looks bad and Bud won’t like it. They’ll make a similar trade, but pay more $ and get less in return.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Why would you say that?

      • Salty Buggah

        OK, maybe Texas didnt catch a big break but Boston was hurt by hit.

        • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

          Yeah. Boston is dying to unload him and they can’t.

        • Salty Buggah

          *it

    • Jobamania

      Santa brings us good news.

    • Hey ZZ

      Can you imagine walking into that clubhouse next year if you are Mike Lowell? He has got to hate the Red Sox organization right now.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      The saddest thing about all of this is that if Lowell remains on the team books and isn’t moved, Sox fans will lament his non-trade as being the one single, solitary thing that prevented them from trading Buchholz and Ellsbury for A-Gonz, even though that deal probably never happens this winter no matter what the hell happens with Lowell.

      Self-delusional, poor-Boston, innocent-victim-of-cruel-circumstance false narrative FTL.

      • Hey ZZ

        What is even worse then that, is some Red Sox fans are already starting to blame Lowell for all of this. They are saying he should have known something was wrong with his thumb and he is messing up the Red Sox future.

        I am sure I do not have to remind you that this is the same Mike Lowell who left 13 million on the table to return to this team and fanbase. Smart decision by him…

  • Salty Buggah

    I didnt know NFL.com broadcasted these Thursday games for free. Or is just for tonight?

    • J

      Dude, you just made my night. I had no idea they broadcast this, and I was stuck watching “Vampire Diaries” with my wife, lol.

      Salty Buggah from Colorado, you are my Santa Claus!

  • Pasqua

    Just in case anyone is interested, MLB Network is showing Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS.

    Mussina just got out of a bases loaded jam to keep the Yankees in the game. Fingers crossed that they manage to pull this one out. Pedro looks like he could go all 9!

    • DP

      The single best sporting event that I ever have gone to or ever will go to.

      • Salty Buggah

        I think thats probably what I remembered watching live the most in my life (not counting this year)

    • Salty Buggah

      4-0 in the bottom of the 4th?!!!!! FUCK! We gonna lose to the freakin Sox????!!!! Im gonna jump!!!!!!!

      /Panicky Yankee Fan in 2003

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Amazing game. For all the shit Grady Little caught for leaving one of the greatest pitchers who ever lived on the mound, the fact of the matter was his bullpen options weren’t any better. It didn’t work out, but it wasn’t the horrendous decision the jobbernowls in Boston claimed it was.

      • Steve H

        Yup. And Jorge hit a blooper into CF, and ended up on 2nd. Not Pedro or Grady’s fault.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Yep, and Jorge’s career numbers facing Pedro were pathetic.

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          Always love watching Damon when he realizes NO ONE is covering second.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        For all the shit Grady Little caught for leaving one of the greatest pitchers who ever lived on the mound, the fact of the matter was his bullpen options weren’t any better.

        Embree and Timlin were the two first guys he used in relief of Pedro that night. Not counting an intentional walk to Ruben Sierra, they combined to retire 5 of the next 6 Yankees to bat, the only non-out being a walk to Karim Garcia to bring the ice-cold Alfonso Soriano to the plate with two outs (who promptly wealky grounded out).

        Timlin, 2003 postseason (ALDS and ALCS):
        8 games, 32 batters faced, 1 hit, 2 BB, 11 K, 3 inherited runners (all stranded), 0.00 ERA, .033/.094/.033 against

        Embree, 2003 postseason (ALDS and ALCS):
        8 games, 22 batters faced, 4 hits, 0 BB, 1 K, 10 inherited runners (6 stranded), 0.00 ERA, .190/.182/.238 against

        Grady probably should have used a quicker hook. He had two hot relievers who had been on all postseason long at the ready.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Talk about a small sample.

          03 Embree 4-1 ERA-4.25 IP-55 H-49 BB-15 SO-45 WHIP-1.182
          03 Timlin 6-4 ERA-3.55 IP-83 H-77 BB-9 SO-65 WHIP-1.028
          03 Pedro ERA-2.22 IP-186 H-147 BB-47 SO-206 WHIP-1.039

          And were talking about Pedro Martinez, one of the 2-3 best pitchers who ever lived, facing a guy who he’s owned his entire career.

          Posada vs Pedro .183/.290/.450/.740

          Not a bad decision, just didn’t work out.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Isn’t that the one time where it’s worth it to trust a small sample though?

            In the playoffs, when your reliever is hot and your starter is tired? Embree and Timlin were hot. Pedro was gassed.

            That’s all I’m saying.

            • Steve H

              Ehhh, gassed, but still throwing 95. I can certainly see what Grady was thinking.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                Just giving the counterargument a lil’ love.

                • Steve H

                  Here in Boston it is 10000% a complete and utter failure in the decision making process. It wasn’t, a case can be made to go with your best pitcher, who may be fatigued, or to go to the fresh arm in the pen who’s not Pedro. It wasn’t cut and dried. Had Pedro gotten thru it, Grady would have been a genuis (in Boston).

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  So what you’re saying is, the counterargument needs no love because it already gets way too much love as it is?

                  Fair enough. I didn’t know, I avoid Boston like I avoid syphilis, which makes sense, since Boston is full of syphilis.

      • Ed

        It didn’t work out, but it wasn’t the horrendous decision the jobbernowls in Boston claimed it was.

        I was in the bleachers for that game. *EVERYONE* was shocked that Little left Pedro in the game. Didn’t matter if they were rooting for the Red Sox or the Yankees, they couldn’t believe it. The fans definitely felt Pedro had nothing left at that point.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Young Matsui makes me happy.

  • Lower Case j

    PSD has a list going on of 10 best P in baseball. Any thoughts?

    • 28 next year

      if it is for the present

      in no particular order

      CC
      Halladay
      Lincecum
      Greinke
      King Felix
      Lester
      Cliff Lee
      Brad Penny
      Johan Santana
      Mariano Rivera (only reliever who belongs on this list.)

      CWIDT?

    • JobaTheHeat62

      in no order….

      barry zito
      john smoltz on the red sox
      brad penny
      carlos silva
      nick swisher
      mike timlin
      jeff suppan
      darrel rasner
      jason marquis
      pat venditte

    • Hey ZZ

      1-10: Casey Kelly

      He is so good he takes up every spot 1 to 10.

  • Alan

    I’m down in Washington DC, we’ve got 20+ inches in some parts. EVERYTHING is shut down. Accidents galore. Gotta love it.

    • DP

      I think in the 5 years I lived in DC, it probably snowed 20 inches combined. Naturally two of the biggest storms in recent memory happen the years before and after I’m there. And how is it less snow in NY? Weather confuses me.

  • Alan

    I have no idea, it seems the worst part of it is south of me, Virginia got rocked. Just got off a 16 hour work shift, gotta love it.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    This snow is crazy. It’s still coming down like balls and there is well over 12 inches here now.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      I don’t mind. My dogs love it and I plan on heading to the park with them tomorrow.

  • Granderslam

    Yeah i’m in Central NJ. Supposed to get 12-18 inches. Snowing pretty hard.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Nice name. I bet Sterling uses it, but of course he won’t stop there. He’ll have to add 3 or 4 more cheesy ones on top of it. Something like this-

      Sterling-”It is high, it is far, it is GONE! Oh, it’s a Granderson-slam! A dandy by Grandy! Curtis Blows one out of the park! And the Yankees take a 5-2 lead!”

      • Granderslam

        Oh yeah. He probably devised a whole list already.

  • Steve H

    Just outside of Boston, hasn’t started yet. What a ridiculously slow moving storm.

  • Salty Buggah

    T-Pain is the #1 trending topic on Twitter because he lost his virginity at 10.

    • gio

      I lol’d.

  • danny

    ugh c’mon saints

  • Keanu Reeves

    It’s snowing everywhere in the northeast (or so it seems) and of course in up here in good ‘ol Burlington, VT, we’ve got nothing.

  • Crazy Eyes Killa

    Does anyone think that Hoffman could outplay the other internal options and win a considerable amount of AB’s as the everyday LF’er?

    • whozat

      Probably not. He’s kinda righty Brett Gardner. I do think that a good spring could lead to a springtime trade of Melky or Brett, if a good return is to be had. Or, just in Gardner getting sent back to AAA.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    ESPN on the Lowell deal falling through, with a journalistic faux-pas, a factual ambiguity that they should have phrased better (emphasis mine):

    He’s had injury concerns the last few seasons. Lowell strained ligaments in his left thumb in 2008, causing him to go on the disabled list. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right him in October 2008 and returned in time for the 2009 season.

    This means the Rangers remain in the market for a right-handed bat. They have shown interest in Jermaine Dye, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome.

    “I expect we’ll still add to the club in a few spots,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We’ve been in regular contact with guys we’re interested in and I like our options. Fortunately for us, the market is relatively strong in the areas we’re looking at.”
    http://sports.espn.go.com/bost.....id=4756683

    Jim Thome: not a right handed bat

    • Steve H

      torn labrum in his right him in October 2008 and returned in time for the 2009 season.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        That too.

        • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

          Editors are expensive.

          Ask RAB.

          ZINGGGGGGGGGG

    • Hey ZZ

      Did John Kruk write that?

  • http://leutbneot.wordpress.com sam

    No snow out here in sunny California, but I finally finished my 29-team roundup of places Damon could possibly go, other than the Yanks. After exhaustive analysis, I think he comes back at 2/$17 on a slightly frontloaded deal. Anyone have any info on this? I’d like to know what the hell he and Boras were thinking when they got into this market in the first place.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Anyone have any info on this?

      Yes. What you just said: highly unlikely.

      A 2/17 offer from the Yankees is probably a year longer and 8-10M more than what Cashman would actually offer Damon at this point, methinks.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      link fail

      Just post your exhaustive analysis here hombre, it’s more productive and conducive to debate.

      • Hey ZZ

        I am guessing he was too exhausted to do that.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Just went outside, the snow is up to my knees. ha

  • Steve H

    So I just went to RotoWorld to see if there was any update on Blake Griffin, and I search for Griffin. Who pops up under NBA players? Eddie Griffin. You think they’d update their player database a little quicker than that wouldn’t you?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Maybe they were talking about the slapstick comedian Eddie Griffin, star of Undercover Brother, and not the late former Seton Hall/Rockets/Nets/Timberwolves star.

      • Steve H

        That Eddie Griffin is still alive?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          I assume so.

          Only talented people die young.

          • Steve H

            Cold. Blooded.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Cowboys’ D-line is doing good on this final drive. DrewDeez can’t get comfy in the pocket.

  • aj

    So the Red Sox deal is off with Texas for Lowell. Does this take Adrian Gonzalez out of equation?

    • Steve H

      No. The A-Gonz reports have been way overblown to begin with. And if the Sox were eating $9 mil of Lowell’s salary, they’ll eat all $12 mil if there is any correlation to getting A-Gonz.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        9:04pm: This morning, ESPN’s Jayson Stark told WJAB Radio in Portland, Maine that he was told by sources all throughout the winter meetings not to buy into ANY talk of Adrian Gonzalez being dealt this winter.

        4:20pm: While GM Jed Hoyer and the Padres “won’t never say never” to the possibility of an Adrian Gonzalez deal, Corey Brock of MLB.com (via Twitter) says not to count on it, as it would take a monster deal to pry him away.
        http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....urday.html

        • Hey ZZ

          And the city of Boston sheds a collective tear

  • Joe R

    Mike Pop where you at? How bout dem Cowboys :o

  • danny

    BOONE<3

  • aj

    Goodnight to stay in and Watch Raging bull…Can’t wait for the next big fight. Free on youtube if anyone’s interested.

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