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

87 Comments»

  1. Frigidevil says:

    Best day of the year

  2. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  3. Ivan says:

    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.

  4. Ivan says:

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Carlosologist says:

    lol Homer Bush.

  7. Apollo22237 says:

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

  8. Ivan says:

    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.

  9. Carlosologist says:

    Hey look it’s Bucky Dent!

  10. Carlosologist says:

    lol Cecil Fielder. Looks like his son.

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

  12. Apollo22237 says:

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

  13. Carlosologist says:

    Coney! Why aren’t you in booth anymore?

  14. Apollo22237 says:

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

  15. Brian says:

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

  16. Apollo22237 says:

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

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

  18. Cecala says:

    Is that Michael Kay’s dad?

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

  20. Carlosologist says:

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

  21. Apollo22237 says:

    That chest protector looks a little too small…

  22. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Epic gut on Pepitone.

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

  24. Mike Nitabach says:

    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.

  25. Carlosologist says:

    All the ladies love Swish.

    /knowsthisbecauseofsister’d

  26. Mike Axisa says:

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

  27. Carlosologist says:

    lol a walkoff.

  28. Mike Axisa says:

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

  29. Mike Nitabach says:

    Cerrone is chubby!

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

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