Jul
17

2010 Old Timer’s Day Thread

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Less than 24 hours after paying tribute to George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard, the Yankees will hold their annual celebration of the team’s storied history this afternoon. Ah yes, Old Timer’s Day. One of my favorite days of the season.

The Yanks are the only team that could pull off an event like this, honoring all the great players that have donned their uniform. Some of them weren’t even great, but they’re all beloved because of their contributions to the team. It’s like a big family reunion, it’s the one time a year we get to catch up with some old friends.

Sadly, one friend that won’t be in attendance today is Yogi Berra. Sweeny Murti reports that he fell in his home last night, and even though nothing is broken and he’s still in one piece, he’s bruised and sore and will not make the trip out. I know I’m not alone in wishing him a speedy recovery.

The Old Timer’s Day festivities begin at 2pm ET and can be seen on YES. LoHud has the exact schedule and the list of who’s attending, but I prefer to be surprised.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Frigidevil

    Best day of the year

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

        Touche, best day of the baseball season

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

            …best scheduled day of the regular season

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

              http://www.chicagonow.com/blog.....ingday.jpg (safe)

              (Yes, at this point, I’m kinda just messing with you.)

              • Frigidevil

                Opening day’s nice, but last time I anticipated the hell out of it I skipped class to watch the Yankee game, which was of course rained out. The Rockies were playing someone and their announcers were so bad actually made me miss Kay.

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

                  Like I said, I’m just messing around at this point.

                  • Frigidevil

                    I always forget how dirty Guidry was

                    • Frigidevil

                      reply fail

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I’m late but Spaceman can go fuck himself and I hope for all talk about being happy Steinbrenner is dead that he goes straight to hell.

    • Poopy Pants

      Down with freedom of speech!

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Let’s test it out with members of the Red Sox, past or present unless they were a Yankee too.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        Doesn’t mean anyone has to be happy about it either.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          Oh he was serious. It goes both ways buddy.

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

        Poopy Pants says:
        Down with freedom of speech!

        I don’t want him arrested, I just want him to shut the f#$% up.

        • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

          Poopy Pants: says:
          Down with freedom of speech!

          I don’t want him arrested, I just want him to shut the f#$% up.

          • Poopy Pants

            You need thicker skin.

            What’s worse? Him saying it? Or this site providing a link and further spreading the negativity and stupidity ala NY Post? I guess a great way to honor GMS III is to spread links saying hateful things about him, right?

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

              Q: What’s worse? Him saying it? Or this site providing a link and further spreading the negativity and stupidity ala NY Post?

              A: Him saying it.

    • Jimmy

      I’m Irish, I’m Catholic and Bill Lee is a loser.

  • Ivan

    Wow im really dissapointed that Yogi won’t be here this year. Considering that George and Sheppard had passed away and Murcer too, you want guys like Yogi to be in these events because you never know then the time is for him is to leave this earth. It just seems more and more as I get older, you appreciate the yankee history more and days like this, is no exception and as a matter of fact, you appreciate Old Timers Day more and more.

  • Ivan

    The only franchise that I can think of that could do a Old Timer’s Day is the LA Dodgers. However im going to be bias, it still wouldn’t be better than the yankees lol.

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

      When we go down and play them in their building two weekends from now, the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays are going to have their own Old Timer’s Day.

      Wade Boggs will ride around the field on a horse. Quinton McCracken, Esteban Yan, Mike DiFelice, Rolando Arrojo, and Damian Rolls are also scheduled to appear. It should be a thrilling 4 minutes.

      • Ivan

        You forgot about the immortal, John Flaherty.

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

          Scheduling conflict, regrettably.

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

    I watched every step that Pat Kelly took jogging out to the field. In each of those footprints, a baseball phenom will rise from the dirt, capable of doing things no other man has ever done before.

    For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

  • Carlosologist

    lol Homer Bush.

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

      He stole six bases as a Yankee, yet every year Kay says he was always stealing bases off the bench.

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

        Well, he probably was stealing bases off the bench. They rarely put a camera angled into the dugout; he probably stole five or six bags a night down there.

    • Chris0313

      We could use Homer Bush!

  • Apollo22237

    Aaron Small better not pitch or this game will be a shutout.

  • Ivan

    It just hit me that George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973, the same year that my other favorite team the NY Knicks won their last championship.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Coincidence? I think not.

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

        Hahahahahaha..That one was really funny.

  • Carlosologist

    Hey look it’s Bucky Dent!

    • larryf

      Don Sutton said he thought Bucky Dent was a toothpaste (circa 1977)

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

    (leaps into the air, fatly)

    • Carlosologist

      /Mondesi’d?

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

        I specifically said “leaps”, so, no.

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

    PRINCE THE ELDER!!!!

    • Frigidevil

      Wouldn’t that just make him King Fielder?

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

        He’s got a king-sized waist, so… sure.

  • Carlosologist

    lol Cecil Fielder. Looks like his son.

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

    Old Timer’s Day always saddens me, because Gerald “Ice” Williams never gets the invitation he so thoroughly deserves.

  • Apollo22237

    Hmm. I’m surprised Girardi found the time to make a trip to Yankee Stadium for Old Timers Day.

  • Carlosologist

    Coney! Why aren’t you in booth anymore?

  • Apollo22237

    So, when do we get the Moose fight with Skowron and Mussina.

  • Brian

    I’d give anything to see Graig Nettles clock Spaceman Lee again, especially after what he said yesterday.

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

    Gator’s still got a plus-plus mustache.

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

      And yes, Gator’s ‘stache >>>>>>>>> Goose’s ‘stache. A nicely groomed and slightly oversized patch of lip-fuzz makes you look stately (or at least, like a stately pornstar).

      What Goose is doing makes him look like a mountain man, and I mean that in the most unflattering sense of the term.

      • Frigidevil

        Better pitcher AND better stache

  • Apollo22237

    I feel bad for the first few old guys out. They have to stand in this heat for a long time.

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

      If we had scantily-clad cheerleaders, they could stand next to the old fogeys shading them from the sun with Yankee parasols.

      Conclusion: we need scantily clad cheerleaders.

      • Carlosologist

        Like these? http://florida.marlins.mlb.com.....006_v2.jpg

        At least the revenue sharing money is going to something good.

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

          Bingo.

          I’d hit into an unassisted triple play with that, if you catch my drift.

          • Apollo22237

            I’ll put some good wood on that, if you see what I’m saying.

        • Frigidevil

          Well now there’s a reason to go down to Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphin/Landshark/Sun Life stadium for a ball game. What cheerleaders do during a baseball game??

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

    He was too old to fully remove his cap from his head.

    • Apollo22237

      You don’t want him to strain himself or pull a muscle, do ya?

  • Cecala

    Is that Michael Kay’s dad?

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

    I’m a little sad that Elston Howard is represented by his widow and not his daughter.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Why? Is she hot?

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

        I think so. There’s virtually no pictures of her on the intertubez I can find, but I remember being impressed when I saw her during the YS2 sendoff in 2008.

        • Ivan

          Yeah Howard’s daughter was Bad(I mean’t that in a good way)

  • Carlosologist

    Something funny: All the players on the field have more rings than the Boston Red Sox organization.

    • Frigidevil

      Too bad Yogi couldn’t make it, he does by himself.

      • Frigidevil

        almost twice

  • Apollo22237

    That chest protector looks a little too small…

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

    I’m so sad Oscar Gamble cut his hair.

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

    HOMER BUSH WITH TEH WHEELZ!!!!!!

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Epic gut on Pepitone.

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

    CC needs a new barber. His line isn’t straight.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Kim Jones just interviewed Thurman Munson’s wife in the dugout, and she said that she really likes Swisher, and that he was the only current Yankee to come into the dugout and ask the old-timers for autographs.

    OT, but on last night’s game: My favorite aspect other than the walk-off was CC’s pitching. I just love how he hangs in there with a run deficit, keeps things from getting out of control, and grinds out the innings. Just awesome. He is the anti-Joba.

    • Poopy Pants

      Joe Morgan’d/Passive Aggressive’d/Negative’d

      • Mike Nitabach

        HAHAHAH! Yeah. Guilty as charged.

  • Carlosologist

    All the ladies love Swish.

    /knowsthisbecauseofsister’d

    • Cecala

      /mygirlfriend’d

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

    A to-and-fro? That’s pretty hysterical.

  • Carlosologist

    lol a walkoff.

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

    A walk-off on Old Timer’s Day. Classic.

    • GG2010

      Where’s Mickey Rivers’s cream pie to the face!!!?

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

      WE.
      WILL.
      NOT.
      BE.
      STOPPED.

      during.
      ceremonial.
      exhibitions.

      • Mike Nitabach

        Rivers sounded kind of unclear on the concept after the game, didn’t he?

        • larryf

          Carlos May once said Mickey was so dumb he couldn’t spell IQ.

          • MikeD

            That actually was Reggie.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Cerrone is chubby!

    BOMBERS WIN!!!!!!!! THHHHHEHEEEEEEE BOOOOOOMMMMBBBERS WIIIIIIIIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!