Spring Training Game Thread: Starting From The Top

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The last time we saw our beloved Bombers take the field, we watched them walk away with their 27th World Championship. Hard to believe that was less than four months ago, isn’t it? Seems like an eternity.

The team has undergone some major changes since the wonderful night, waving goodbye to a few stalwarts while welcoming in both long-term cornerstones and short-term stopgaps. Despite that, the goal remains the same: to be the last team left standing when it’s all said and done in November.  This game means nothing in grant scheme of things, everyone’s just going to be shaking off some rust and trying not to hurt themselves, yet we’ll live and die with each pitch anyway because we love our team.

The three long-shot candidates for the fifth starters’ spot are all scheduled to take the mound, though only to start an inning. If one of them can’t finish off a frame, a throw-away reliever will be brought in to clean up the mess before the next guy comes in. Here’s today’s lineup, at least for the first few innings, anyway…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Marcus Thames, DH
Jamie Hoffmann, RF
Brett Gardner, LF
Frankie Cervelli, C
Ramiro Pena, 2B

Scheduled Pitchers: Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre, Al Aceves, Jon Albaladejo, Wilkins Arias, Jason Hirsh, Royce Ring, Amaury Sanit, Zach Segovia

Among those slated to take the mound for the Pirates are former Yanks Ross Ohlendorf and Steven Jackson. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET, and you can watch on either YES or MLB Network. Enjoy the game.

Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

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

    AAAHHH BASEBALL!

    • Christos

      ^ broke the rules with the “caps lock” post

  • Christos

    What time is it??

  • bexarama

    JIZZ. IN. MY. PANTS.

    BASEBALL!!!!!

    • Christos

      ^ broke the rules with the “caps lock” post

    • Meat Loaf

      Um. I won’t point out the obvious here. ;)

      • bexarama

        The caps lock thing (sorry :( ) or the JIMP thing? Heh.

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

          I think he was referring to the feminine thing.

          • Meat Loaf

            This.

            Unless I’ve been sorely misinformed about the female body.

    • Andy (different one) in chilly NYC

      Bexy: how, exactly, does a woman JIMP?:-)

      • bexarama

        Now that I think about it, I wish I knew. Heh.

        • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

          someone’s social life is floundering :-P

  • Meat Loaf

    I got goosebumps when the YES Gametime music chimed in. Goosebumps, people.

    Dirty Secret: I like Michael Kay simply because his voice means Yankees baseball.

  • Phishin’

    BASEBALL!!!!!!

    Love working from home on days like today!!!!

  • dkidd

    god help me

    i missed michael kay

  • Longo

    anybody else not getting sound on mlb.tv?

    • JGS

      I was about to ask the same thing

      • DP: The Triple Entrendre

        There it is.

      • JGS

        wait, there it goes

  • zzzzzz

    haha this is awesome! can’t wait to see granderson, cervelli, and i want to take a look at hoffman.

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

    I can’t wait for people to start complaining about how Granderson is hitting second…

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      Or in CF over the vastly superior Gardner!!1!1!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bexarama

      why isn’t CC starting?!?!?!?

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    Nick Johnson is supposedly playing first later. Let the breath holding begin!

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

    And now I’m posed in an awkward stance, because I…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      JIMP.

      /TheLonelyIsland’d

  • David A

    Greetings from London! Go Yankees!

  • bexarama

    I don’t remember from last year/during the season, is there a difference between the MLB Network feed and the YES feed? Because MLB Network has, right now, the Mets-Reds one-game playoff from 1999. =/ And yesterday they had some game from the 1991 World Series, not the Mets-Braves ST game.

    • Christos

      blackout restrictions, they won’t put a game on thats already being broadcast in our area

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

    So weird to hear this instead of O Canada…

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Its been a while since i posted here its been a rough 2010 so far with my baby momma losing are baby but seen baseball always gets me happy and pump so lets go yankees.

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

      Damn, son. Condolences.

      My happiness at the return of Yankee baseball: muted.

      • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

        Thank u really appreciate that :)

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

      My condolences.

    • Mr.Jigginz

      It happened to my ex- and I once,so I know the feeling…My deepest condolences.

    • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

      Thanks guys really appreciate that and i appreciated to since its coming from a yankee family. Its Been really really tough but hopefully dis year the Yanks can bring another joy to ma face by winning another championship.

  • Paul Canales

    Time for some baseball!

  • Big Juan

    MLB.tv — bringing Spring Training games to students in Philosophy class everywhere.

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

    FEARED.

  • dkidd

    i love cervelli!

  • bexarama

    Aieeeee they took the field.

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

    Clearly, Gaudin starting the first game means he’s the favorite for the 5th starter spot. Looks like Joba and Phil are both destined for the bullpen.

  • dkidd

    gaudin: more proof that cashman is the balls

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Scheduled Pitchers: Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre, Al Aceves, Jon Albaladejo, Wilkins Arias, Jason Hirsh, Royce Ring, Amaury Sanit, Zach Segovia

    Who the hell is Jason Hirsh?

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

      The buddy sittin next to ya?

  • Paul Canales

    Wow, Garret Jones’ statline looked very weird. 21 HRs with only 44 RBI in 82 games. Oddest stateline I’ve seen. Guess it comes with being in the Pirates lineup.

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      Bonds had 45 HR, 90 RBI in 2003.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      if you think that’s a bad stateline, you should see rhode island
      ‘s…

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    Odds of a spillover thread?

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

      5:3

  • bexarama

    Cano isn’t playing in this game because he’s too lazy. He’s taking a nap in the clubhouse instead.

    • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

      lol

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

    And so it begins…

  • Manny

    being in the office sucks today… wait, I feel a cough developing…

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

    Question of the year:
    Does YES’s gun work?

  • A.D.

    Almost forgot the # of YES

  • Paul Canales

    For some reason, I don’t think Cano would have even thrown the ball if he got up to it.

  • Big Juan

    McCutchen = Really f-ing fast.

  • Christos

    i miss david cone already. anyone else?

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

    That’s it, Gaudin’s out of the fifth starter competition.

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

      Give me Mitre!

    • bexarama

      argh you stole my joke ;_;

  • bexarama

    Gaudin just lost the fifth starter job!!! /overreaction’d

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Is there Gameday available anywhere? I’m at work, and we have no TV in the pro shop.

  • dkidd

    wish i could have seen mazeroski play second base

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Yeah, because there is nothing more exciting than watching a good defensive 2nd baseman.

      • dkidd

        i’m a nerd

        i grew up idolizing manny trillo

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

    Kay: “That 5th spot isn’t a race between just Joba and Hughes, it’s actually 5 for 5. Joba, Hughes, Gaudin, Mitre, and Aceves are all in the mix for that spot.”

    I think you left out Jon Van Benschoten, Zack Segovia, Romulo Sanchez, Chan Ho Park, D.J. Mitchell, Ryan Pope, Hector Noesi, and Chris Garcia. They’re all also viable candidates for the 2010 5th starter spot as well, Michael.

    (makes wanking motion with hand)

    • Jim

      WTF is wrong with Kay? Why can’t he just call a spade a spade?

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

          The phrase predates the use of the word “spade” as an ethnic slur against African-Americans, which was not recorded until 1928; however, in contemporary U.S. society, the idiom is often avoided due to potential confusion with the slur (which contradicts the very meaning of the term).[1]

          1. Quinion, Michael (2004). Port Out, Starboard Home: And Other Language Myths. Penguin Books Ltd.. pp. 60–62. ISBN 0140515348.

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

            I know. Just goofing.

            Seriously, people… if I think you’re saying something racist, I’m not going to give you a jovial link to some animated kid, I’m just going to write out in detailed plain English how and why I think you’re actually being racist.

            • king of fruitless hypotheticals

              see last thread :P

              arent you just the pot calling the kettle black tjsc?

              wholly inapplicable cliche, but i couldnt figure out who to work black in there…stupid real job taking up my time…

              does the iphone app show ST games?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Jason. Hirsh.

  • Manny

    wtf… I want to be home watching the beginning of the Granderson era…

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    1:08 p.m. Middle of the 1st inning, NU 0, Sox coming up

    It’s Casey Kelly’s world and we’re all just living in it. The phenom retired the side on 10 pitches, seven strikes. After falling behind leadoff hittr Tucker Roeder 2-0, he threw three straight strikes. Then came a grounder to second and another swinging strikeout.

    Casey Kelly threw a scoreless inning against a college team. Wow, when’s the induction ceremony?

    • bexarama

      wtf…

      • bexarama

        also, what’s that from?

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff March 3, 2010 01:02 PM

    • Big Juan

      Where’s that from?

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

      I remember in 2008 when the Yanks played USF and their broadcast was like “today USF steps out of conference…way, way out of conference”

      I lol’d

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

      PeteAbe did the same shit with Hughes and Joba.

    • Christos

      2037, he’ll play at least twenty years in the bigs

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

      Guys, it’s meant to be tongue-in-cheek.

      • DP: The Triple Entrendre

        I think it’s about time to stop following Pete Abe (or at least talking about it here.) I know it hurts for some people that the big guy is gone, but he is gone.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          When I first posted it I didn’t realize it was Pete Abe. Now I realize it is tongue in cheek, but it’s not out of the question for someone else to have written that about Kelly up here in Boston. He really is the 2nd coming.

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

            Casey Kelly is the first coming. The actual Jesus Christ was merely a prequel.

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

        Since it’s PeteAbe, though, that’s a big tongue and a big cheek.

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

          Dude, you’re good at finding old posts… There was a post over the off-season that had a picture of a bunch of kids, and there was this one fat kid who was freaking out in the picture and like 10 people were like “caption: Pete Abe, Jr.”

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size
            • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Ha, thanks… Clearly I remembered it wrong, I guess it was just me.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              Rain Main.

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

                Knowing how to search the interwebs quickly and effectively >>>>>>>>>>>>> having a great memory (although it helps)

                I actually never saw that thread before. Totally missed it.

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

                  Enjoy… I’m cracking up, and I’ve seen it before. That picture is just too funny, kids are hysterical.

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

                  Half of those kids are Tiger Woods’s.

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

                  Ha. The other half are Travis Henry’s.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jjhukill Jon in Cyclist-Unfriendly Orlando

    Thank you YES for broadcasting Spring Training. Don’t ask how, but this is actually the first year of my life having cable TV. So I’m watching ST in glorious HD instead of on the little laptop. After spending 6+ hours at the Florida Four games yesterday, it’s a relief to hear wood bat on ball again.

    Anyone else hoping for the Pirates to hit long flies to center?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Is it on Bright House? Because I checked this morning, and they said it wasn’t on. I DVR’d the MLB network instead.

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

    I’m surprised Granderson didn’t drop that popup!

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

      Luis Castillo, he is not.

      • Andy_C_23

        “Luis Castillo, he is not.”

        Thank the good Lord

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

    I would thoroughly appreciate the Pittsburgh Pirates eliminating red from their fashion palette.

  • Mike HC

    How many guys are with the ML team for the spring? Do we get to see guys like Montero, Nova, Romine and others I’m forgetting, or am I way off here?

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

        Read and enjoyed. But still does not really answer my question. Do Montero and Romine actually get game action? Or do they just sit there and chew seeds.

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

          They will probably get a little game-action, yes.

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

            Yup.

            Nobody plays full games, and there’s split squad games and all that jazz. There’s plenty of time for all 60-odd players in camp to make appearances.

          • Mike HC

            thanks guys

  • Paul Canales

    First inning over. Here come the Yankees!

    • Christos

      correction, top of the first over

      • Paul Canales

        thanks for the correction

  • Paul Canales

    Do bats break often in Spring Training?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      ask Damon.

  • Mike HC

    Jeter looking a little chunky eh? He must of enjoyed that off season.

    • Eric Solomon

      I thought it was just me…yeah his waist is looking a little LARGE…

  • brewster’s millions

    gameday audio available from mlb.com…So I have to listen to the pirates game feed…Full season pirate ticket plans staring at $399, thats $4.90 per ticket…

  • bexarama

    I guess I was wrong about the ’90s fade being gone. :(

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

      Death, Taxes, and Derek Jeter’s High Top

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

    Curtis Granderson just can’t hit lefties at all. It’s a fact.

    • Big Juan

      Did you see him chase that slider?? Pathetic.

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

      Quick, trade him for Damon.

      • Big Juan

        Granderson and Mitre for Matt Kemp.

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

          And then Cano for Cain, straight up.

          • Big Juan

            Cain has more True Yankee©®™ in his right hand than Cano will ever have.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          Not without Kershaw.

          • Big Juan

            Well played.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      He hit a ball up the middle the other day in BP off a lefty.

      Progress is thy middle name.

  • bexarama

    Teixeira’s hair: still bad

    • Ansky

      When’s the first Kangaroo Court of the season? He should pay a hefty fine for that do.

  • Paul Canales

    Does Texieria plan on keeping that hairstyle? Its pretty ugh

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    Cancel the season.

    • bexarama

      the Yankees went down 1-2-3 against the Pirates and “Cy Maholm.” Clearly they don’t deserve to win.

    • gc

      They’re so complacent!

  • dkidd

    granderson needs a platoon partner

    /lohud’d

  • Christos

    whats the count on Michael Kay speaking errors?

  • J.D.

    I’m liking the short commercial breaks. I should be filling out my Bar application, but this is well worth it. I’m sure Ben can relate.

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

    Firstings!

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

    “The best player in the Pirates system is ready to come”

    • Christos

      TWSS

  • dkidd

    i really want the pirates to field a competitive team. that city (and stadium) deserves meaningful games in september

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

    Lastings Millege: “I attribute my new-found success to not having committed armed robberies, rape, assault or showing up the other teams with my youthful exuberance.”

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

      Lastings Millege: “I attribute my new-found success to not having committed armed robberies, rape, assault or showing up the other teams with my youthful exuberance not being employed by the Mets anymore.”

      Fixed.

      • Christos

        +70 (Mets wins in 2009)

        • bexarama

          + 72 (Mets wins in 2010)

    • Aj

      LMAO @ Kay

  • bexarama

    I’m still upset that Tino’s gonna be in the booth because I love Tino but he is SO BAD on TV for whatever reason.

  • Aj

    An a-bomb off of Ohlendorf would be great.

  • Mike HC

    And A-Rod is looking a lot thinner. Jeter and A-Rod are going in opposite directions.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Bad news, the fog is getting thicker. And Leon is getting larger!!

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

        Where did you get that dress, it’s AWFUL, and those shoes, and that coat, JEEEZ

    • Mike HC

      I was a fat kid, then lost a bunch of weight in college, so I tend to notice other peoples weight fluctuations.

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

        Did you get ripped in 4 weeks?

        • Mike HC

          haha. My ad would read, “get in pretty good shape in 7 weeks.”

          Not as effective.

  • JimiLayne

    I think Kay is fantastic when the ball is in play and worthless otherwise.

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

    OMG Michael Kay went to Fordham? Who knew.

  • bexarama

    A-Rod struck out. Back to his old tricks!!!!

    also, wake up, offense!!! and other things people say all the time.

  • Paul Canales

    A-Rod did a double-take right there, ha.

  • pat

    Holy shit. Ross almost killed the 1b man.

    • Christos

      key word, almost

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

    I wonder if Ohlie knows this is ST. That was quite the throw to first.

    • Paul Canales

      Fastest throw to first I’ve ever seen.

    • Mike HC

      He probably calculated the difference between making one monster throw to first to get the out, as opposed to continuing the inning and having to throw an indefinite amount of pitches to the next batter. He is that smart.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        IETC

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    Glad to see Kay got Jamie Hoffmann’s name in there once before he left the field.

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

    Kid with face in popcorn bucket = mini Mondesi

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

      /TSJC’d

      (my bad)

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

      Except your bucket would have been full of deep-fried fatback and pernil.

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

    That kid with the popcorn: awesome.

    • JimiLayne

      As awesome as the Toronto guys who act like umpires?

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

        Those guys have some serious issues. If I could afford to go to every stadium and sit behind the plate I would not be encumbered by a smelly ump’s mask and get-up.

        • Aj

          I hope those guys get hit with a ball off the mask one day.

  • Alex S

    idk why but this was in my recommended youtube section

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ature=grec

    safe

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

    Jeterian.

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

    I bet if Sergio Mitre’s name was “Doug Miter”, people would hate him much, much less.

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

      I don’t think so.

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

        Alright, I tried.

  • Paul Canales

    3 ground balls: Mitre wins the 5th start spot.

  • bexarama

    over/under on the number of times Michael Kay refers to the “defending World Champions” per game this year? (the Yankees haven’t won the Series since YES came around, right? OMG YES CURSED THE YANKEES!)

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

      600,000?

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

    Eh, I missed my boy Mitre’s inning. How’d the sinker look?

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

      Blandly effective.

      • Mike HC

        hahaha. Perfect description

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

          I have a way with words. And a huge cock.

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

    We’re still being no-hit.

    President Madagascar: SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!

    • bexarama

      aren’t we being PERFECT GAME’D???

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

    Over/under on Brett Gardner swinging the bat?

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

      2-0 Spring Training fastball down the middle. He took it.

    • bexarama

      hey, he did it.

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

      Well, at least he hit the ball and didn’t really uppercut it. #ihateyoubrettgardner

  • Aj

    God he’s gritty.

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

      It’s an all-cornmeal diet. Shit does amazing things.

  • Paul Canales

    Would have been a hit if he didn’t stumble at the plate.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    (boos Brett Gardner for having the audacity to continue wearing Lefty Gomez’s number)

    • bexarama

      I’ll never forgive Posada for wearing #20. Doesn’t he know that’s Bucky Dent’s number??

  • pat

    I’ve always liked Aki, that was a nice play.

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

    CHARGE THE MOUND!

  • Aj

    We need to retaliate.

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

      STAB THEM!

      /TyCobb’d

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

    Punch out Bass, Frankie Blue Eyes! Tell them Ruskies they’re gonna get bopped if they keep it up.

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

    You’re fast for a catcher, Frankie. But you’re still slow.

  • pat

    Hahah, Frankie gettin greedy.

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

    Has a single Yankee hit a line drive yet?

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

      (unwraps burrito, wipes down microwave)

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

        Hold on there–I don’t eat Mexican. I missed a few ABs. Just wondering if anyone’s made solid contact.

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

          That’s not what Maria said.

          http://www.hiyoooo.com/

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

            Fun/gross story: When I was a wee lad I had a babysitter (parents worked a lot, didn’t love us). She was from Peru. And she was HOLYFUCKINGSHITHOT. Like supermodel. So she used to stay over a lot and she’d keep some clothes here, along with her bathing suit.

            First time I ever spermed was on her bathing suit. It was wonderful.

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

              So disturbing.

              • king of fruitless hypotheticals

                OVERSHARE.

                some comments just need to be made over beer, not over the internet…

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              O…….M…….G

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

          Hold on there–I don’t eat Mexican.

          http://images.fanpop.com/image.....24_768.jpg (safe)

          Big mistake.

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

            I am now thirsty for…leche.

  • Aj

    The Red Sox are beating NorthEastern. 4-0.

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      Phew, I was just gonna ask.

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

    Do we have plans to play a college team again this year?

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      Isn’t that what we’re doing right now?

      • Mike HC

        ha. good one

  • pat

    Mitre has a nice offspeed pitch. I’ve always thought he’s better than his results would lead you to beleive.

  • dkidd

    fire girardi

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

    Jesus looks like he’s ready to come in! That would be quite the treat.

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

    Seeing guys like Ryan Doumit makes me appreciate the Yankees no-facial-hair policy.

    • bexarama

      Did you see Jayson Werth yet this year? YIKES

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

    Sergio Mitre: UNTOUCHABLE.

  • dkidd

    seeing ryan doumit makes me appreciate the yankees no c.h.u.d. policy

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

      Reply fail, but still a quality, quality post. Well done.

      • dkidd

        spring training. my replies will be ready to go by opening day

  • pat

    I can’t wait until Eduardo Nunez comes in so his HOF career can begin.

    /Axisabait’d

  • bexarama

    fire Kevin Long!!

  • PaulF

    Prediction: A-rod will hit a walkoff 2-run homer in the 15th inning, giving the Yankees a 2-0 win in this instant Yankees classic.

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

    WHAT THE HELL IS GIRARDI DOING TALKING TO THE PRESS IN THE MIDDLE OF AN IMPORTANT GAME?!?!??!??!?!

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

    Don’t HASSLE THE HOFFMANN!

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

    Jamie Hoffmann’s in the house.

  • Big Juan

    That ball carried like a muthaf*cka.

  • Rose

    Hey, any idea if Spring Training games get blacked out also?

    As I’ve stated a bazillion times, I don’t get the YES Network where I am…but MLB thinks I do…so regular season games that are on ESPN or TBS are blacked out. Also, I’m unable to get either MLB packages because of the same reasoning.

    Just wondering for when it’s on another time that I could potential watch.

    Thanks!
    Rose

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

      No, you’re screwed. I bet you can find hockey to watch though.

  • JohnC

    UGH!! We’re doomed!! How many days til football training camps open?

  • Aj

    wtf was that Gardner?

  • pat

    i really really hope Hoffman sticks. I <3 versatility.

  • Ace

    I’m listening to the Bucs radio broadcast. What number does Granderson wear?

    • bexarama

      #14

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      14

  • bexarama

    Whoah. Nice plays by the Hoff and Gardner.

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    OF defense FTW!!!

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

    That catch should not have looked THAT cool, even in a freakin’ hurricane. Brett, you showoff.

  • Paul Canales

    The wind is wreaking havoc on our outfielders.

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

    Yankees outfield defense: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qzd9.....rey+II.jpg (safe)

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Just sent a friend request on Facebook to Fu Lin Kuo. If I can get him to join “Bring Melvin to America” it will open the floodgates to China.

    Just imagine, Kyle Perkins and Fu Lin Kuo. Wow. The Yankees are stacked at catcher.

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

      I thought he was Taiwanese?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Same difference.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          I got him confused with Zhenwang Zhang. Damn it.

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

          Good news: The winner of the 2010 RAB Fantasy Baseball League gets an all-expenses-paid trip to South Korea.

          Or possibly North Korea. I forget, one of those two.

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

    Anyone else having weird reception problems? YES just shit out on me.

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

      Same here.

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

      Working fine for me.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    dammit yes frozeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!

  • Vinny the Bull

    Anybody else’s YesNetwork feed bugging out?

  • Paul Canales

    It blacked out?

  • bexarama

    Aaagh YES died ;_;

    • rbizzler

      MLB network YES feed is still all good, FYI.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Yesssssssssss it came back

  • Paul Canales

    Its back now.

  • bexarama

    YES came back juuust in time for me to hear Kay talking about an “armpit name.”

    A-Rod gets the first hit of spring training!!!

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

    And there’s the first hit of 2010.

  • pat

    Hoffman is about to make his mark on the 5th OF spot.

    • pat

      By showing grit, guts, and heart with that gb to the right side.

  • bexarama

    Hoffmann trying to bunt. >:(

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    “Brian Bruney moving to the Nationals…where he’s gonna be working out of the bullpen.”

    Weird, I thought they had him penciled in at 3B.

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

      No, the other option was:

      “Brian Bruney moving to the Nationals… where he’s gonna NOT work out in the bullpen.”

  • Paul Canales

    “He actually has hair.” Gasp.

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

    Maybe Brett can do something here. If so, I’ll start drinking.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Let’s go, Grit. Get ‘er done.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      Grit’ter done!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    I rather Have Gardner come off the Bench he was so good in that role he can pinch run an steal a bag.

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

    I hate you Brett Gardner, even if that was just bad luck.

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

      STOP HIDING BEHIND YOUR PHONY NUMBERS, BRETT GARDNER!!!

      Sincerely,
      JMK Mantooth

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

      Just throwing this out there… Irrational hatred of a player on our own team gets old pretty quickly.

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

        I’m confident JMK can pull it off.

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

          It’s either listening to his Gardner hate, or listening to his “pubescent splooging on the garments of an au pair” stories.

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

            I’ve got some stories that would make you wish you’d rather seen Two Girls, One Cup.

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

        I’ve been holding strong for a year now. Still fresh, still clean. I don’t think it’s that irrational, either. It’s not totally rational, but it has shades of rationality.

  • Paul Canales

    Oh dang, I thought that was going to be a hit

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

      Gardner has light-tower power.

      Unfortunately, it’s the light tower directly behind home plate.

      • Paul Canales

        Can Damon throw that far?

  • bexarama

    RISP fail, DFA everyone.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      I’m not watching.

      had to be Cano, right?

      • bexarama

        Gardner hit it well but right at someone, then Cervelli grounded out.

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

    Tabata’s in the game.

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

      Hide the women who hide the children.

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

        (golf clap)

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

          A-thankyou.

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

            Axl Award.

            (Sorry for the meme… To any confused commenters out there, the Axl Award is an award we sometimes jokingly give out to the comment of the day.)

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

        Bravo.

  • Big Juan

    Jack Curry — The voice of reason.

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

    Um… Jack Curry is the man? Did YES do something right?

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

      Yeah, but it will be offset by Tino. Still, Curry being there is big.

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

        Curry’s positive impact >>>>>>>>>>>>> Tino’s negative impact

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

        Eh, I’ve kinda given up hope for the booth-team. I’ll take any small victories we can get with this broadcast team.

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

          I hear ya. I’m still bummed Cone is gone.

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

            Agreed, he was clearly the best of their guys in the booth. I was really kind of pissed when that whole SNAFU went down.

    • Salty Buggah

      What did he say? Everyone seems impressed by it.

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

        That the fifth-starter competition is most likely Joba’s and Hughes’s to lose, and that it would seem counter-productive to put Joba in the ‘pen after spending so long getting him ready to be a full-time MLB starter.

        • Salty Buggah

          Oh, that’s nice to know. Hooray for Jack Curry

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

        A.) Don’t believe all the bullshit you hear about Gaudin/Mitre/Aceves, this is a two-man race.
        B.) There’s Tampa whispers that Hughes has the edge on Joba, but that doesn’t make sense because Joba should have the edge due to his 2009 workload and Hughes’s innings caps. Joba is the smart choice.
        C.) Seriously, Mitre/Gaudin/Aceves is bullshit. It’s Joba or Hughes. (Kay pressed him again, and Curry shot it down again.)

        Then they started talking about Nick Johnson but the inning ended and they cut him off.

        Just very well stated and reasoned; the whole commentary smacked of an cold, evenhanded intelligence. Well done.

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    Wow. Jack Curry, I’m impressed.

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

    First blush:

    I’ve got a feeling we’re all going to enjoy the Jack Curry Era at YES. He’s instantly upped the IQ of this broadcast in just a few minutes.

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      Yeah, Kay’s all “b-b-but there’s 5 of them.” And Curry’s all “I’m not pandering to this bullshit!”

      • bexarama

        ietc

        Go Curry!

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

    I can has Jesus in the 7th?

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    I’ve missed YesNetwork. I didn’t know MLBtv was going to be using their boradcast today. It’s nice to listen to Kay & Ken, I’m not looking forward to another year of watching the Rays and Marlins, but baseball is baseball.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I can tolerate watching and listening to the Marlins, but the Rays broadcast team is wretched.

      • bexarama

        Really? I think the Marlins’ announcers are among the worst. I have no problems with the Rays’, really.

      • W.W.J.M.D.

        Agreed. But I find AL games more interesting, probably because i have better knowledge of the teams.

  • Cecala

    Nick is playing, he must get hurt.

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

    Nick the Stick Slick.

    I’m way too psyched to have him back on the team.

    • Salty Buggah

      +1

      That’s the only reason I’m keeping up with the game still. Well, that and I’m bored in class.

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

        If you’re unable to watch… He made a really nice scoop at first.

        • Salty Buggah

          Oh ok. Thanks.

  • ColoYank

    I wish they’d give us the changes. Who’s behind the plate now?

  • Cecala

    Pena HR!!!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Pena is awesome!!!

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

    haha way to go Ramiro

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

    Ha. Move Jeter to left, make room for Ramiro.

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

    Pena just won the backup infielder job.

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

      Yes. The backup infielder job that he already won, he just won it. Again.

  • Paul Canales

    Pena hits the first home run. Wow!

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    Ramiro Pena, stating his case for Lf with a shot.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    1-0

  • Jack

    ahahahahahahaha

  • Vinny the Bull

    Peña pops one!

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

    The Pirates are starting to look like the 4th Quarter Knicks.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Or, are the Knicks starting to look like the 7th inning Pirates?

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

        Stop confusing me!

  • pat

    I happened to turn on WFAN before and I stumbled upon Francesa interviewing Cashman. All I hear is Francesa say “So I think the best way to use your resources is to put Gaudin in the 5th spot and Jober and Hughes in the bullpen, right?
    My face met the steering wheel rather quickly.

    • bexarama

      what did Cashman say in response to that?

      OH GOD IT’S NICK I’M SO EXCITED.

      • pat

        he flat out said no, and I turned it off because I couldnt bare listen to the CashMoneyNinja explain stuff to that rabid water buffalo Mike Francesa.

        • pat

          **I couldn’t bear to listen.

      • keith

        Cashman actually said that in 2010 the best usage of the talent on hand would be to have Gaudin win the 5th starter job and have the “2 young kids letting it fly” out of the bullpen. However, he tempered that with something like “although that would not be the best move for the future of the franchise”

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

    What a throw.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    OMG IT’S BASEBALL. HOLY CRAP THIS IS AWESOME!

    Nice arm by the Pirates’ catcher.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Pena!

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

    Should those little kids really be walking around freely on the 3rd base side?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Only if JT Snow is there.

      • bexarama

        ietc!

  • Cecala

    That throwing motion, is that similar to what Montero is being taught?

  • pat

    Eduardoooooooo

  • Brooklyn Ed

    WELCOME back Nick!!!

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

    JIMP!!!!!!!!!!!

    I heart Nick Johnson.

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

    NJ FTMFW!

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Nick the Stick!!!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Nick the stick

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

    Attack of the OBP.

  • Paul Canales

    Damn, that was smashed so hard, the outfielder couldn’t decide whether to take it casually or seriously.

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

    Note to Pirates pitchers: Keep throwing 86 mph fastballs down the middle.

    There’s a reason you’re the Pirates.

  • bexarama

    I almost cried tears of joy when NJ hit that double.

  • Jack

    I love Nick Johnson

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

    Greg Golson looks like Marlon Wayans.

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

      Give me a high-five!

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

      He also looks like John Mayberry Sr.

      /FOX’d

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I’m betting he’s funnier than Marlon Wayans too.

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

      http://antzinpantz.com/kns/ima.....mated1.gif

      (Thanks for teeing that one up.)

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

        No problemo.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I have a feeling that Weber rocks one here. I don’t know why.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      you mean Weber?

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

    Has there been a Miranda spotting?

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    So Nick Johnson is clogging the damn bases again?

    • bexarama

      He just scored on a double.

      OMG he’s so slow!!!

      • pat

        Single!

    • Brooklyn Ed

      does that answer your question? lol

  • Alex S

    i thought nick would have gotten caught there

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    But I thought Johnson couldn’t score from second on a single!

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Damon would have scored…Wait,what?

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

    Well look who just scored from second on a single…

  • Paul Canales

    lmao, that was funny and it became funnier when Nick John actually scored.

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

    Meet the Mets Pirates, greet the Mets Pirates.

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

      Hey, nobody dislocated a kneecap getting up from the bench yet.

  • PaulF

    I thought Johnson couldn’t score from second.

    • PaulF

      page refresh fail

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

    NICK JOHNSON WITH THE BASERUNNING QUICKS!!!!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Our New Lf Jon Weber :p

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

    Someone page Nostra Artist. NJ scored on that.

  • donttradecano

    if the pirates prospects pan out and they had some decent pitching, they could be the rays of a few years ago (maybe not in the WS but competitive). tons of potential talent: Mcutchen, Doumit, Alvarez, Sano, Milledge if he gets his head out of his ass.

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

      Sano’s on the Twins.

      • donttradecano

        meant Tabata. Big mistake. Off my game i have had nothing to watch but the Giants and Knicks the past few months. Forgive me?

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

          Someday.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Sano?

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

        I think he baited you. It’s cool. We can still sign Cyclops before the next X-Man movie.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I still see it in my dreams….Cano to Sano over to Montero, DOUBLE PLAY!!!

        (tears run down my face)

        • donttradecano

          Melvin delivers.
          Groundball to Cano, who flips to Sano, and over to montero for a double play. Finishing off Melvins 33rd straight perfect game.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            Wrong. Batters cannot make contact against Melvin.

            • donttradecano

              he wanted to give the fielders some practice

          • Dirt

            Perfect game and double play?

            • king of fruitless hypotheticals

              he said it was a dream :)

              its the new melvin rule: every inning starts with a runner on first…

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    Is Cano playing SS for the Pirates?

  • dkidd

    watching nick johnson play = watching the opening scene of an episode of “six feet under”

    something bad is going to happen, just a matter of how and when

    • bexarama

      Shhhhhh!!!!!

    • Eric Solomon

      ietc

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

    Holy Nutrisystem, Batman.

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

    Holy shit, Albie looks like he gave birth. He lost that much weight.

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

    Albadanotgonnaworkhereanymore

    /Office Space’d

    • pat

      Alba Albal Albalaaa

  • pat

    Hah, definitely did a double take when the YES graphic said M. Rivera was catching for the Yanks.

    • Jack

      Same here.

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

    Albaladingo did drop some poundage.

  • bexarama

    Albaladejo hits someone, I am not surprised.

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

    So we’re basically watching the SWB Yankees now, right?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Isn’t it “Ta-bah-ta” not “Ta-bu-ta”?

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

      Former.

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

      Yes.

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

    Jose Tabata was not a Jesus-Montero-Can’t-Miss. Either is Romine.

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

    Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Michael Kay.

    (shoots self in head with finger gun)

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

      Thank God I’m not the only one. It’s 3 pm and I’ve just started drinking. Thank you, Michael Kay.

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

        I’m already regretting not re-upping on the season tix, just because it means I have to deal with Kay that much more often. Good grief he’s just awful.

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

          Meh, I prefer to watch it in my own living room, even if it is with Kay. Cheaper, more comfortable.

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

            Yeah I’m hoping that side of the equation makes it worth it.

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

              There’s always the mute button.

              • Tom Zig

                or the SAP button.

  • Reggie C.

    I kinda hate that Kay just name-dropped Montero in association with Tabata as “cant-miss” prospects.

  • pat

    DON’T YOU DARE MENTION MONTERO’S NAME IN THE SAME SENTENCE WITH TABATA. I’LL GUT YOU LIKE A FISH KAY, I’LL DO IT.

    • W.W.J.M.D.

      I’ve got trunk space.

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

    Pasta Diving Corona? wtf

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

      He spilled.

      • bexarama

        hahahaha

  • Jack

    Heh. I love that Doug Bernier is on the “Former Yankees” list

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      A LOT OF THESE GUYS WERE CAN’T MISS ONCE!

      /Kay’d

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

    Jose Tabata showing off his power.

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

      Well, he’s a lot closer in age to the 40-year old than we’d initially thought. He’s Okalhoma State age, right? He’s a man.

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

    Ah Spring Training baseball.

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

    Oh shit. Brush up on your Wilkes-Barre speak, Jonny boy.

  • Brian

    Albaladejo looks solid…haha. At least he can get a job as the Pirates’ BP pitcher.

  • Paul Canales

    Damn, I was sure that was a homer. It had that sound.

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      /Bobby Cox’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    #47, Royce? Don’t you dare disgrace the great Shane Spencer’s number. Don’t you dare.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    About time for a spill over, no?

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

      Meh, considering it’s the 7th inning of a semi-competitive AA game, I wouldn’t expect much chatter.

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

      Not worth it. The thread is loading decently, game’s almost over.

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    A’s

    • DP: The Triple Entrendre

      I win!

  • PaulF

    Am I crazy to be mad that they blew the lead even though the game doesn’t matter?

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

      No offense, but yeah. You know that, though.

  • Reggie C.

    Pedro Alvarez just went down on 3 pitches… BUST.

    NL ROY dreams are dashed.

  • DP: The Triple Entrendre

    WHO IS THIS GUY?!?1?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy crap, Hirsh is tall.

    • Reggie C.

      Good downward plane on that FB strikeout.

  • pat

    Dammit, I thought for a sec that might be Brackmizzle.

  • Mr.Jigginz

    I know it’s wayyyyyyyy early…but Hirsh looked like he was workin’ some good stuff there.Nice little start for him.

  • JohnC

    Has that kid Winfree played today?

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

      Yeah, he’s in right.

  • bexarama

    Curtis Granderson can’t really be this nice, can he? There’s like dead hookers in his basement, right?

    • pat

      Hahaha, I was just thinking the same thing. Such a gentleman.

    • dkidd

      yes. once curtis has determined their identities, he will locate the families and pay for the funerals

      • pat

        ietc.

    • Mike HC

      Same thing I was thinking. No way he is this “aw shucks” in real life. He should probably tone that down just a tab. Even Jeter has a bit of a chip on his shoulder when talking to the media sometimes.

  • dkidd

    best debut of the day: jack curry

  • pat

    Machi bringin the heat.

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

    OOOOOOH, THE SANITARY NAPKIN!!!

  • bexarama

    Some nice catches by Golson.

    Walk-off time!

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

    What’s with the guy in the Syracuse sweatshirt sitting right behind the little kid?

    I didn’t think they allowed Orange alums within 100 feet of small children.

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

      /Optimusbaiting

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

        That sounds dirty, coming from you.

  • dkidd

    if laird hits one out, his pie should have a file in it

  • Paul Canales

    Finally, some action.

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

      TWSS

  • Reggie C.

    Can we get some speed on the basepaths?

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

      No, Nick Johnson’s already played.

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

    Brandon Laird really knows how to fight off those inside bpitches.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

  • Reggie C.

    WE CANT BE STOPPED.

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

      WE JUST WON THE 2010 WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Suck it, MLB!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    walk of bbyyyyyyyyyyyy

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

    Well that seems fitting. Nice moment for Curtis.

  • pat

    THAT’S HOW WE ROLL BITCHES

  • Paul Canales

    Bada bing!! Game over, Yankees win!

    • Andy_C_23

      THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN

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

    Fitting way to end the game.

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

    This walk-off stuff is getting ri-God damn-diculous.

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

      OOOOOOH, I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!!

      /Vitchard’d

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

    HIS NAME IS JOVA.

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

      Haha. I was listening, not watching and heard Kay say Vasquez. I now realize that was the losing pitcher not Jorge Vasquez.

      Fail

  • dkidd

    satisfying!

    first of many…

    • pat

      That’s never what she says :(

  • larryf

    Didn’t see the game but just reading the posts was highly entertaining. Would make a great book and stocking stuffer for Yankee fans everywhere!!!!!

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

      My bill is in the mail.

      • larryf

        I do enjoy the comments I understand….Translation occasionally required but…..you are the king of RAB/yankee comedy

  • Hughesus Christo

    Looking forward to the Curtis-Curtis-Swish outfield this season.

  • Hughesus Christo

    What do I get when Melky is riding the bench all year in Atlanta?