Spring Training Game Thread: CC on TV

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In his first outing of the spring, Yankee ace CC Sabathia allowed a pair of walks and a pair of hits in a pair of innings against the Phillies, which is about as uneventful as a Spring Training start can be. Remember when CC allowed five runs against the Tigers or something like that last year? Now that’s a story. Anyway, Sabathia takes the mound for the second time in the exhibition season this afternoon, facing the same Pirates’ squad the Yanks’ B-team one hit yesterday in Bradenton.

He’ll be opposed by Charlie Morton, one of the players Pittsburgh got back in the Nate McLouth trade. Nothing really to get excited about, maybe we’ll luck out and get to see some Jose Tabata or Dan McCutchen action. Ah the glory days of 2006 … no wait, I like 2010 better. Anyways, here’s the starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Johnson, DH
Posada, C
A-Rod, 3B
Granderson, CF
Swisher, RF
Winn, LF
Miranda, 1B
Russo, 2B

Scheduled Pitchers: CC Sabathia, Boone Logan, Dustin Moseley, Hector Noesi, Royce Ring, Romulo Sanchez (thanks to Mark Feinsand)

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm, and can be see on YES.

Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

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  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Ajax and Stras on Mlb Network.

  • Vinny the Bull

    I already like Bob Lorenz more than Michael Kay.

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    A guy with an OBP of .256 batting 2nd? (I don’t know if he normally bats second or if this is just a ST thing) Once again, I am very, very glad my mom grew up rooting for the right team.

    • JGS

      .307 OBP in Pittsburgh. Still atrocious, but a far cry from the .213 he put up in Seattle

    • Bo

      It is spring training ya know

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    CC is a bum, trade him.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      J/K

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

      Time to run him out of town.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        We have to do it True Yankee Fan style.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          WIN OR GET OUT!!!!

      • pete

        that would take too long. he’s a big man. we just need to murder him, or somebody

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    So Aceves pitched four perfect innings against the Pirates the other day, and CC hasn’t gotten an out without giving up a run and having guys on second and third. Does this mean Aceves is now our ace?

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

    Well that escalated quickly.

    • pete

      that really got out of hand fast. brick killed a guy

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    In case you missed it, here’s Heyward’s bomb from yesterday;

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    Not exactly sure where it lands, but it went far.

    • JGS

      wow, what a sound

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      “Great parents. There’s a lot to be said for scouting families, be it Derek Jeter or Joe Mauer or Dustin Pedroia or whoever.”

      Oh, Gammons. You just threw in that Dustin Pedroia thing before it went to press. (Isn’t Pedroia’s brother in jail for pedophilia?)

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        It’s all semantics, other then that he’s a really great guy.

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          what does being jewish have to do with anything?

      • JGS

        is that bit on Iglesias at the end just thrown in there randomly or was it supposed to be part of a different article?

        • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

          Dude, what are you talking about, it’s in there for totally a good reason. Iglesias = prospect. Heyward = prospect. They’re exactly the same.

          Sincerely,
          Peter Gammons

        • Hey ZZ

          People never stop talking about 20-year-old Cuban Jose Iglesias in Boston because of his hands, his energy, his intelligence, his mastering of the English language in months. They believe Iglesias is going to hit. They have a device to measure bat speed; Iglesias is second on the team, after Pedroia. They tested his sight; his eyes are the best on the team.

          He has 20/15 eyesight! OMGZ!

          Mike, why didn’t you include eyesight in your top 30 prospects write up?

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            i’ve always wondered about that…i’ve got 20/10 (using both eyes, only 20/15 individually) but i can’t see stitches on a ball when its pitched…

            …mainly cause my eyes are closed cause i got Cervelli’d with an out of control fastball one day, but even before that…

    • Hey ZZ

      So I see Melky was separated from his buddy Cano and he is still a lazy.

      Could he trot around the bases any slower? The guy just does not play the game the right way.

  • Vinny the Bull

    They’re certainly teeing off.

  • mryankee

    Why is Heyward considere a better hitter than Montero. Monetro seemed to have better numbers and I did not see that Heywared even made it to double AA. His milb profile lists the carolina league and southern league

    • Rick in Boston

      Southern League is AA. And you’re seeing things through Yankee-colored glasses again. Heyward is a much, much better athlete who is at least an above average defender at least right now.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      For the most part his isn’t considered a better hitter than Montero, and if he is, it’s by a slight margin. Some scouts prefer Montero as a hitter, again by a slight margin.

      He’s considered a better prospect, which he is.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        They’re both great hitters, but Montero is passable at best defensively at C, while Heyward profiles as a plus defender in RF.

        • pete

          that. also look it up again – heywards #s look awfully similar to Jesus’s, and they’re the same age at the same levels.

          • WIlliam

            Defense

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Heh, based on Flaherty’s logic with how Joba looked in his first 1.1 innings, Hughes is ahead of CC on the depth chart too!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Too much complacency

  • Vinny the Bull

    Granderson looks a little funky out there.

  • Gor

    Joba’s performance suddenly looks a lot better.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    So if Nathan is actually able to pitch this year, he should have no problem keeping that elbow warm and loose up in Minny..

    • A.D.

      Yup, good thing they didn’t build an open air stadium in the 2nd most northern baseball city (and really Seattle climate should exclude it)

      • Rick in Boston

        Outside of April and October, Minneapolis is actually pretty comfortable. It’s not like we’re talking about the Vikings here. It’s actually pretty humid there, so I wonder how much that will depress Mauer/Morneau’s offensive value this year.

        • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

          On MLB Network, they’ve said, AT LEAST three times, that Morneau will have no problem with the open-air stadium because he is Canadian. ???

          • Tom Zig

            haha. That’s awesome.

        • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

          True.

          http://www.weather.com/weather.....h/USMN0503

          Still, some night games in May and September are going to be pretty chilly.

  • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

    i got pedro alvarez;s autograph the same game he hit a 3 run hr and played all 9 innings. he did make 2 errors on easy plays but hey whatever, its the pirates

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    NICK THE STICK!!!!

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

    Nick Johnson put a hurtin’ on that ball.

    DUCWIDT?

    • pete

      ICWUDTBIDKWDUCWIDTM

      (I see what you did there but i have no idea what DUCWIDT means)

      (actually i did, i just like long acronyms)

      • pete

        *but i don’t know

        “but i have no idea” would be different letters. i’m an idiot

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    It’s gonna be a good year.

    Nick the Stick!

  • Vinny the Bull

    Nick’s not doing a home run trot. That’s how fast he normally runs.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Nice spot for Granderson, here.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Nick the Stick, finally not clogging the bases.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Frickin’ laser

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Alright, Winn, time to become a Yankee hero.

  • JGS

    hey, Texas picked up Edwar. Good luck not giving up home runs there

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      lol, for cash considerations.. I wonder how much. Maybe we can go get Damon now!

    • Salty Buggah

      I was kinda hoping we’d get Smoak or Feliz in return but money will. Seriously though, it was a successful Indy League signing.

      • Salty Buggah

        *will do

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    Randy Winn has a weird swing/stance

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Poor Cisco. Ha “hopefully no more hitting my head..”

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Mike, you think Russo gets some time over in left in Scranton this year? If Grittastic doesn’t work out, Russo may be a heck of a 9 hitter.

  • Rose

    Sabathia – 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 SO, 1 HR, 9.00 ERA = http://www.heyculligan.com/holding%20nose.jpg (SAFE)

  • Rose

    Our starting pitching aside from Vasquez has been looking pretty awful…

    • Chris

      It’s still only March 9th. Remember how good LaTroy Hawkins and Kei Igawa have looked in past spring trainings.

      • Rose

        Oh I know…but before yesterday we were losing games by no less than 5 runs lol. Our opponents would literally score at least 7 runs or more. That’s how badly they were all getting beaten up. Sabathia always looks bad at the beginning of the season. Joba stunk. Vasquez was pretty great though I must say.

        • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

          aaaand it’s spring training.

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      (jumps off cliff) !!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      (reclines in hot bath, slits wrists)

  • YankeesJunkie

    CC is done. I mean if he can’t pitch well in his second spring training start then he might as well pack it up. I mean its almost like CC is not putting 100% concentration in this game or cares about the result of this game. arrrgh. lol.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      CC = constantly complacent. Winning the World Series last year was the worst thing that could have happened to this team.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Win or get out©

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        (golf clap)

        Michael/Jake is a meme goldmine. And, unlike alex gonzalez, he’s real.

        (The proof, IMO, is the fact that he changed names to avoid suspicion and denied it when explicitly pressed on the matter. A true sockpuppet, Jose-style, would have maintained his pseudonym to drive the satire home.)

        • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

          I don’t think Michael is Jake, at all. They are, however, both sadly misguided.

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

            No, it’s true.

          • ROBTEN

            It was quasi-confirmed:

            http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-797689

            Although they could actually be two people using the same computer, which, I guess, Bo could technically be as well, which means…

            Oh. My. God.

            There’s a boarding house somewhere which rents only to the batshit insane.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              There’s a boarding house somewhere which rents only to the batshit insane.

              Repeated for extended laughter.

            • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

              wait, BO has the same IP address as those guys too?!?!?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                I don’t think so.

                It wouldn’t make sense, anyway: Jake/Michael use proper punctuation. SBGL doesn’t. They don’t fit each other’s profiles.

                They both name-hop, but they’re two separate (yet equally irrational) entities.

                • Tom Zig

                  I really want to meet these characters in real life. Like are they this irrational in person? Like if it rains for more than 2 days at a time do they run to the local home depot and stock up on ply-wood and duct tape?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  SBGL’s pediatrician:
                  Well, your son’s sensorimotor skills are solid, but his speech functioning isn’t developing quite as rapidly as I’d like and there’s a bit of a lisp developing; maybe you should read with him a little more and enunciate clearly so he hears properly.

                  On the whole, though, it’s nothing to be concerned about. He’s only 24 months old; lisps are very common and he’ll likely grow out of it in no time.

                  SBGL:
                  clearly hes a bust, only crazy left wing wackos like Eric would ever think he could amount to shit.

                  total waste of a Grant family roster space.

                  what was my wife thinking when she gave birth to this child ?????

                  … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

              • ROBTEN

                Nope. I was just pitching an idea for a horror movie:

                House of 1000 Single Named Posters on RAB who Spout Endless Streams of Ridiculous Nonsense

                I’m still working on the title.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            They both:

            A.) used “http://none/” as their handle URI’s
            B.) use the same IP address, according to Pawlikowski http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-797689
            C.) use simple, short, common, non-descript first names only (reminiscent of our old friend Sal/Bo/Grant/Lanny) with no personality or uniqueness
            D.) repeat the same tired media tropes about “chemistry over talent” and “True Yankee-ness” and “not being able to handle the pressure of NYC” and the like
            E.) venerate the Core Four and the other ancillary members of the title teams as being above criticism, but heap all the “blame” for the non-title years on the newcomers like ARod and Vazquez
            F.) exhibit the same bullet-point style of commenting
            G.) seem incapable of exhibiting deep thought or dispassionate realism, relying instead on small sample size anecdotal evidence and visceral, gut reactions

            Also, “Jake” came in out of nowhere, said a bunch of dumb shit, got housed, mysteriously disappeared (without being banned) last week, when nobody named “Michael” said anything on record. This week, “Jake” is conspicuously absent, but somebody else with the same URL pattern and same IP address named “Michael” is parroting his style and substance, commenting up a storm.

            They’re the same person. Book it.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              I thought someone confirmed the other day that he wasn’t Jake.

              Now that we know, I am personally recommencing Operation:Shutdown

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                Yes. The person who confirmed the other day that Michael was not, in fact, Jake was…

                … Michael.

                • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  I thought one of the RABbi’s confirmed it.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  I think Mike implied that Michael was not Jake and told us to stop accusing commenters of secretly being other commenters. It was so blatantly obvious that Michael is Jake, though – Jake suddenly disappeared when Michael suddenly appeared, they both use “none” as their URL, and they made the same kind of comments in the same voice. It didn’t take a detective to figure it out and it’s not at all surprising that it’s been confirmed.

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

                  I’m pretty sure I said that Jake was not Bo. Michael = Jake, or at least it’s someone using the same computer.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  Yeah, that. Someone (JMK?) accused Michael/Jake of being SBGL, and Axisa shot that down. Nobody (other than “Michael”) ever specifically said that Jake and Michael were not the same person.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Oh, my bad, that sounds right. When Jake appeared we questioned if he was Bo, which was apparently incorrect, but when MIchael appeared we questioned whether he was Jake, which was correct.

                  My bad, I confused the two, you’re right.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  I think the someone who accused Jake of being Bo, or at least asked him if he was Bo, was me… Although it was probably more than just one of us, I think a few people wondered the same thing.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Although in my defense, because I understand why Mike doesn’t want people throwing around accusations like that all the time and I know that was a mark against me, I also initiated RAB Operation Shutdown, so I gotta at least be coming out about even in this whole thing. You win some, you lose some.

                • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                  Ok, I got it now, I misremembered* how that all went down. Had I fully known Jake=Michael, I wouldn’t have wasted time in the Vasquez thread and stuck with RAB Operation Shutdown

                  *H/T Roger Clemens

                • Rose

                  The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

                  March 9th, 2010 at 3:06 pm
                  Oh, my bad, that sounds right. When Jake appeared we questioned if he was Bo, which was apparently incorrect, but when MIchael appeared we questioned whether he was Jake, which was correct.

                  My bad, I confused the two, you’re right.

                  Simon: Gentlemen, I’d like you to meet your captain, Captain Oveur.
                  Clarence Oveur: Gentlemen, welcome aboard.
                  Simon: Captain, your navigator, Mr. Unger, and your first officer, Mr. Dunn.
                  Clarence Oveur: Unger.
                  Unger: Oveur.
                  Dunn: Oveur.
                  Clarence Oveur: Dunn. Gentlemen, let’s get to work.
                  Simon: Unger, didn’t you serve under Oveur in the Air Force?
                  Unger: Not directly. Technically, Dunn was under Oveur and I was under Dunn.
                  Dunn: Yep.
                  Simon: So, Dunn, you were under Oveur and over Unger.
                  Unger: Yep.
                  Clarence Oveur: That’s right. Dunn was over Unger and I was over Dunn.
                  Unger: So, you see, both Dunn and I were under Oveur, even though I was under Dunn.
                  Clarence Oveur: Dunn was over Unger, and I was over Dunn.

                • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

                  No, I merely noted the distinct possibility of Michael being Jake. I didn’t make any SBGL connection.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  JMK – Actually, you did ask, and then I followed up your question and asked again when he responded but it didn’t seem that he had answered that particular question, I just looked it up to refresh my memory. Nobody went nuts with accusations, but the Jake/SBGL question was definitely tossed out there.

                  http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-789420

                • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

                  No kidding. Don’t remember that at all; I just remember making the Michael/Jake connection and Axisa putting his foot down.

                  Thanks for the clarification.

                • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Yeah… There’s been so much BS related to that character, it’s tough to remember it all. Thus, Operation Shutdown, it’s the only reasonable response.

                • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

                  Arguing with them only feeds the beast. Although fun, it’s a poor allocation of (commenting) resources.

                  There are a few people that should be on the RAB O:S list.

            • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

              oh, wow, I missed that thing with the IP address. Jake venerated O’Neill and Michael just said he stunk, plus they seemed to have different styles of typing, so yeah.

              • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

                Yeah, just saw the O’neill thing, that was strange. He must be trying to throw us off.

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    which place panics more: LoHud or NYYFans?

    • Chip

      LoHud, they have moderators who run stories that sometimes seem to intentionally get people up in arms. It’s better now without PeteAbe but then again they had something on there today about how A-Rod’s involvement in this investigation is going to mess up his season

    • randy l.

      come on over if you think you can keep up.

      • rbizzler

        Oh noes. Randy L. is here! What is the RAB world coming to?!

        Will you be gracing us with your tales of bullpen catching, a treatise or two on how the Yanks wronged CMW or how real scouts drink beer and eat chicken wings?

        /rolls eyes

      • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

        yeah, I can keep up fine, I just don’t enjoy like 75 posts of people talking about their cats and/or panicking about everything. Thanks, though.

        • randy l.

          yeah, that conversation about Jake/Michael/Bo was real interesting. i can see why you wouldn’t want to give that up.

          • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

            I actually did find it kind of entertaining.

            But, whatever. I’m honestly not trying to start a fight. LoHud is a really good blog and there are quality people who comment there. I don’t remember your username, but I’m sure you’re fine. I just prefer these comment sections because I feel like they’re way less likely to go into mass panic over everything.

          • rbizzler

            At least it was tangentially about baseball and not about Sesame Street…

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    The need to bring in more hungry players, like Nick The Stick

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      But not hungry like Joba–he’s just a fat slob, only able to go at it for an inning or two.

      • Chip

        That’s what she said?

  • Tom Zig

    So much for Nick’s back hurting.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      It’s hurting from carrying the team

  • Salty Buggah

    JIMP x 2

  • Rose

    Check that…

    Sabathia: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 10.38 ERA = http://www.heyculligan.com/holding%20nose.jpg (SAFE)

    awful

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Maybe we should trade him to Texas for cash considerations.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Maybe work out a 3-team deal where the Yankees get back IPK and Melky for him.

        • rbizzler

          This I like.

          Congrats on hooking that meme up to the ‘juvenation machine.

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      Stop trying to make the old guy holding his nose happen. It’s not going to happen!!!

      /Mean Girls’d

      • Rose

        I know but it’s such a funny picture lol

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Right now the only pitcher than can get out Nick Johnson is Casey…..ah screw it, everyone already knows.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Guys shouldn’t be trying to break up the double play like that in ST, imo. I know these guys are trying to make the team but it’s really unnecessary.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Tell that to Shelly Duncan

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Heh, that was a bit of retaliation IIRC.

        • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

          Also, he went in spikes high I think. That is never okay, ST or Regs.

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            And there were shivs attached to the spikes: always a no-no.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Guys also shouldn’t crash into catchers at home plate during ST.

  • Mike HC

    Now that I’m thinking about it, we should have held on to Melky for his first month explosion, then traded him. That one month of production could have been huge. I’m half kidding about this.

  • theyankeewarrior

    But how will teh Yankees make up for ALL DOSE HOME RUNZ DAT DAMON AND GAAHDZILLAH HIT???!?!???!??!??11/1/?1/?? Nick Johnson only hit EIGHT!!!!!? LAST SEASON??

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Did nayone else see highlights of Aroldis Chapman on MLB Network? Dude can throw a helluva fastball. He’s like a toro in a tienda de porcelana.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      ha.

      Yeah from the few pitches they showed on mlb.com he seemed to have good control too.

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      El lugar de Aroldis es en la octava entrada.

      (lo siento por mi espanol muy malo.)

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      mryankee did.

    • ROBTEN

      ay Dios mio!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    J-Web ftw!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Joe just told Flash to suck it.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    OMG MAYBE WE DON’T SUCK!

    • Zack

      :floats back up to the cliff with help from ACME hover boots:

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Don’t get too excited. He did say maybe we don’t suck, it has not been confirmed.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was a shot at Jeter.

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    Curtis Granderson is never getting a hit. He is such a bust.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      2010 AL April Player of the Month? Curtis Granderson. Book It.

      • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

        tied with Alex and you’ve got a deal.

    • Ansky

      Maybe we can trade him back for Damon.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Hey that’s C-Grand’s first hit of the Spring.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    haha Swish was pissed. It’s Spring brotha! chillax

  • Rose

    Who needs pitching?? Resurrect the 2004-2008 Yankees and power our way to winning!!

    /MissingMikeMussina’d

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      I can’t quite tell if you’re being serious or not, but: zomg all we have is CC, AJ, Javy, Andy, and Joba/Hughes, along with a pretty darn good bullpen. We suck waaah.

      (I do miss Moose.)

      • Rose

        I’m clearly not being serious. It’s March 9th of Spring Training. I just figured I’d write something on-topic for once lol jk

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          (cracks open a delicious Pinstripe Mussina Dry™ and hands it to Rose)

          • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

            Careful, Rose. It just yells “YOU STAY THERE!” when you try to open it.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            I hear that it has an ice cream-like flavor.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              The bottle label unfolds to reveal a crossword puzzle.

              • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                I’m sure it’s beyond my brainability(sic).

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  On a related/unrelated note, I still hope that when Jeremy Bleich gets called up, we give him #35.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            However, it’s a lot better than the Corey Lidle Dry. I heard after you drink one you crash a few hours later.

            (too soon’d?)

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

              Probably, but I smirked.

              I’m a cold-hearted snake. Look into my eyes.

              • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                Does the Reggie Jackson flavor come with a straw?

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  Pinstripe Reggie Threepeat Straw Wheat™. I like it.

                • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                  It tastes like hot dogs with extra mustard!

                  (Too much?)

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                  It actually has subtle hints of a chocolate-caramel-peanut candy bar.

                • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                  Yeah, that may taste a bit better.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

              00oooh, that’s a good one.

  • southeryankeefan

    The nationals play by play guy said Zimmerman got the gold glove because,”he stuck his nose in a lot of balls at third base”.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Bob Lorenz is the man.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Tell me what JoVa does when he hits. I’m at work, on the worst computer in the world.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      He’s due up 3rd in this inning.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Lined one down the first base line but the 1st baseman got it.

  • Longo

    Did CC just say “my backside is big”? good times

  • Chip

    Should be about Jesus time shouldn’t it?

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    wtf was the first baseman doing? Ha he got the death stare from the catcher.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Was it Pittsburgh’s duo or was it Jesus vs. JoVa a/k/a Godzilla vs. Rodan?

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Pitt.

        It was a high pop up that ended up being caught about 15 feet from home plate. The catcher was clearly under the ball and the first baseman came barreling in and almost made the catcher drop it.

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    because it’s ST and these games mean nothing, that spectacular defense made me actually laugh out loud.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Shockingly, Flaherty is actually not too bad without that jackass Kay.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Is it too early to cast Boone Logan down with the Sodomites?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      /WardenNorton’d

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Why does the MLB boxscore have Akinori Iwamura pitching in the 8th?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Ok, nevermind. It’s good to see that Hector Noesi, a proud member of BMTA, is in the game.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I’m kicking him out. J/K….?

    • A.D.

      Trying to get their money’s worth out of that contract.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Damn Alvarez has a gun.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Yeah, but his range isn’t all that good and his footwork seems clumsy. He might be a 1B masquerading at 3B.

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    OMG! All our pitchers suck. Why are they getting beat up?!

    /Rose’d (sorry)

    • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

      Johan Santana gave up 4 runs in less than two innings today? He’s such a bust. The Mets don’t need him.