Oct
26

Open Thread: New Sod

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Lost in all the chaos of yesterday’s press conferences, the Yankees are re-sodding the infield. A few of the beat writers were snapping photos of what you see above and posting them on Twitter. From what I understand, the entire diamond – the grass surrounding the pitcher’s mound – is completely gone as well after today’s work. I”m not sure if the outfield will follow. They might just be replacing the high traffic areas, plus the outfield was re-sodded a few weeks after the Cotto-Foreman boxing match tore it up in June. Still no word if they’re going to fix the warning track though.

Anywho, here’s your open thread for the evening. No baseball, football, or (local) hockey tonight, but it’s Opening Night for the NBA. TNT is carrying the Heat and Celtics at 7:30pm ET, then the Rockets and Lakers three hours later. Go ahead and talk about that, or whatever else is on your mind.

  • Jerome S

    So umm.. Heat and Celtics… any expectations?

    • Esteban

      I don’t know which team to root against. I hate both teams, but I hate the city of Boston and Miami is the shit, so I’ll root for the heat.

      Boston’s at home, so I think they’ll win and it make take a few games to figure out the dynamic on the Heat.

      I also expect Lebron James to embrace the bad guy persona and become the league’s biggest villain and it’ll be awesome.

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

        If he grew a fu-manchu and walked around with a red cape and started calling himself “EvilBron”, that just might get me to respect him again.

        • Plank

          I’m taking my talents to the living room.

      • Jerome S

        So… Lebron James = NBA’s A-Rod?

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

          “I’ve decided to take my talents to the DFW.”

          -ARod, 2001

          • first time lawng time

            “DFW”…?

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

          I think he’s more like Favre (before the dick pics.)

        • mike c

          the LBJ douche-ision comes close, but is not as infuriating as the arod opt-out debacle

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

            “The Decision” was much, much, much worse than ARod’s opt-out.

            ARod didn’t rope an entire cable network into an hour-long circle-jerk to announce his opt-out.

            • CP

              I disagree. If you don’t want to watch the decision, just change the channel and you don’t have to watch it.

              A-Rod opting out during the World Series meant that I had to hear about it as long as I wanted to watch the World Series.

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

                But ARod didn’t personally go on Fox’s coverage of the World Series and announce he was opting out.

                He exercised an opt-out. Journalists broke the story and filed the report. He didn’t issue a press release or call a press conference, he just told the Yankees he was opting out and the story broke.

                • CP

                  The impression that I got was that Boras (or someone on his team) leaked it to the press. Ultimately that comes back on A-Rod. The could have waited 6 or 8 hours and the news would have broken the next day.

                  As for Lebron, how is what he did any worse than having a press conference, which just about every player does?

                  • first time lawng time

                    He (or someone else) created a whole TV segment that was an hour long dedicated solely to him, in which they dragged out thing and didn’t end up announcing it until halfway through and when they did it was an awkward 1 on 1 in the Boy and Girls Club and when the interview started they didn’t even cut right to the chase. The questions were awkward, the atmosphere was awkward, everything was just awkward.

            • king of fruitless hypotheticals

              he did earn a few a million for kids.

              arod kissed a mirror.

              just sayin.

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

        I also expect Lebron James to embrace the bad guy persona and become the league’s biggest villain and it’ll be awesome.

        Never. He desperately wants people to like him.

        • ultimate913
          • Esteban

            Ha just I clicked the link, the ad came on TV.

            To fall into the Bill Simmons trap, according to BS, Lebron has a tougher edge and seems to have a chip on his shoulder. I would enjoy Lebron becoming the bad guy

    • mike c

      heat should dominate, even against the superslow crosseyed bigness of shaq. i’m actually a little excited about the heat team– i wish james joined the knicks, but i don’t fault him for forming a superior team. he didn’t owe the city of cleveland, or any other city for that matter, anything at all. he paid his dues, and now he gets to play with his friends who should most likely dominate the league for the remainder of their contracts. good for him, and this team has the potential for jordan-era bulls greatness

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Sooooo is it just me or have a lot of crazy anti-Swisher people appeared? I don’t think Swisher (or anyone) should be untouchable in trades, but there are sooo many “HE’S A 4TH OUTFIELDER LET’S RUN HIM OUT OF TOWN BECAUSE HE HAD TWO BAD POSTSEASONS WERTH/CRAWFORD IS CLUTCH SO GET RID OF HIM AND SIGN THEM INSTEAD” people. And they just kind of came out of nowhere.

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

      What happens in the 15-20 games in the postseason over any two year period is one billion times more important than what a player does in the 300ish games in two regular seasons.

      Sincerely,
      Scotty Bro is My Boy

      • CP

        Brosius OPS with the Yankees: .759
        Brosius Playoff OPS with the Yankees: .696

        So he was actually worse in the playoffs.

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

          Don’t bother reasoning with fans like that, it’s a waste of your time.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          But he was TEH MVP!!!!

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

      Apparently 15-20 games in the postseason completely shows whether or not you are capable of facing good pitching.

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        Don’t make me pull some SSS stats out of the history books on you.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I should add that the best part of the “trade him just to sign Werth because Werth is clutch” people is that Werth hit like .170 with RISP this year. Not that I think Werth is essentially terrible with RISP and will suck with RISP next year, but it makes me smirk. (Also, the people whining about how old the Yankees are while whining about how we needed to sign Matsui/Damon. Or the people saying Gardner’s a 4th OF who can’t handle playing full-time while whining about Austin Jackson.)

      • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

        You know, Bex, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car – hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they’ll let any butt-reaming asshole comment on the internet.

        -Keanu’d

  • mike c

    i actually went to “stadium slugfest” and saw nick johnson there as he was walking down the stairs towards the ringside seats. i believe that will be the last time he’ll be seen on the field at yankee stadium

  • All Star Carl

    I think they are doing this because of some college football game.

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

      That Iowa State – Cincinnati game is going to be epic.

      Epically irrelevant.

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

    Riffing on the Michael Kay Show’s football discussion this afternoon:

    Are the Jets a top 5 team right now? Are the Giants?

    (I say yes and no, respectively.)

    • first time lawng time

      Are the COwboys or Lions any good?

      /doesn’t watch football, grown up a Cowboys fan, thinks lions (the animals) are cute so is rooting for those teams’d

      I also like the NYC, so I think I’m gona be a Cowboys, Lions, and Giants fan.

      Thoughts?

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

        I think I’m gona be a Cowboys, Lions, and Giants fan.

        This will end badly.

        • first time lawng time

          Hahaha. At least I have good reasons to root for them:
          Cowboys: Nice uniforms, color scheme, nice staidum
          Giants: Like NYC
          Lions: cute animals

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

            You left out “I know that the Cowboys and Giants have a 50 year long blood-feud with each other”.

            It’s like saying “I like pinstripes and red socks, so I think I’m going to be both a Yankees and Red Sox fan.”

            • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena
              • first time lawng time

                EWWWW!!!

                Good thing I wasn’t eating lol

              • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

                Not cool!

                • first time lawng time

                  True story:
                  There was this family on Wife Swap that ate everything raw (seriously, they would put salt and pepper on raw chicken, cut it up and eat it!) and they brushed they teeth with a mixture of clay and butter.

            • first time lawng time

              Wow I never knew that. I guess that explains the intense Giant fans hatred of the Cowboys?

              If that’s the case, I’ll be a Cowboys fan…they’re more like the Yankees: Nicer staddium, nicer uniform, more championships…

              So guys: I’m a Cowboys fan.

              But I don’t hate the Giants and wouldn’t mind rooting for them.

              I also like the Lions.

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                I don’t mean this in a rude way: are you 12?

                • first time lawng time

                  Hahaha…no actually I;m not. I’m older.

                  Why?

                  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

                    Because you watch Wife Swap.

                    /kidding

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

                    Because your method of choosing things to like seems alarmingly juvenile at times.

                    • first time lawng time

                      Because I don’t take things like which football team I choose to root for seriously?

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

                      Among other things, yes.

                    • first time lawng time

                      OK…

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I think I’m gona be a Cowboys, Lions, and Giants fan.

        I know almost nothing about football and this actually made me laugh out loud.

        • first time lawng time

          Hahha I know nothing about football, but I hear people talking about how they like multiple teams and I think these 3 are gona be my 3 teams.

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

            Most of the people who like multiple teams don’t pick two teams from the same division.

            I like the Yankees and a few other teams as well. None of those other teams are direct rivals of the Yankees. (They’re the Royals, Nationals, and Pirates, FWIW. I think you can pick up on the pattern.)

            I like the Jets. If I had to pick a second NFL team (I don’t), it would probably be the Buccaneers or Raiders or Seahawks or some team that has no history of note with the Jets.

            • king of fruitless hypotheticals

              Sooo…you like the Yankees and their farm system?

            • first time lawng time

              Hahaha yeah but I don’t care about what division they’rein because I could care less whether they won or not lol

              • king of fruitless hypotheticals

                how much less could you care?

                • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

                  Thank you.

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

                Fine.

                Root for the Cowboys and Giants simultaneously from the comfort of your home. But don’t meet up with some Cowboys or Giants fans and share your love of both teams with them and expect them to be cool with your rooting interests.

                • first time lawng time

                  Thanks for the advice.

          • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

            My Teams: NY Yankees, NY Rangers, NY Giants

            Other Teams I Like:
            Twins – Minnesota is my second favorite state after NY
            Rockies – I love Colorado for being Colorado
            Lightning – Awesome hockey, Stamkos is the shizit, Boucher and Yzerman is epic, Connolly is my favorite CHL prospect.
            Red Wings – Pavel Datsyuk is my favorite player
            LA Kings – How can you not love the LA Kings
            Rams – I jumped on the Sam Bradford bandwagon

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

              I love Colorado for being Colorado

              That sounds like a story.

              • billbybob

                It involves pumpkins and naked people. No I’m not making this stuff up. http://nakedpumpkinrun.org/home.html

                Ahhm this brings such fond remebrances of my collegiate days in Boulder.

                Just kidding, I don’t remember anything.

  • first time lawng time

    If you’re a 10 year old boy, what do you want for Christmas? (25-30 dollar limit)

    I was thinking of getting him a Jorge or Sabathia t-shirt (not getting Cervelli, I don’t care if it’s favorite, I simply refuse) with either a cap or Yankee trivia game.

    Any ideas?

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

      River Ave. Hookers.

    • ultimate913

      Cano? He’ll be a top seller if he continues producing like last season.

    • Carlosologist

      According to bex, I’m 10 years old, so I should have the best opinion.

      Anyway, maybe you should get him a cap with the ASG patch on it. I’m not gonna lie, it looks pretty hot: http://shop.mlb.com/product/in.....526.709991

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Safest t-shirt based on contract length and age 10: Tex or ARod

    • Big Stein

      video games

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

    To those among us who run/write for blogs: What are the non-obvious pros and cons?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Pros are that it’s awesome and people think you’re cool. Cons are that it takes a lot of time and it can get expensive paying for hosting, etc. The biggest con for me has been the time thing. My blog has a few multi-week gaps because I got married this summer and there were periods where I just had no time.

      • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com Newbie

        Seconded. It is sometimes impossible for me to make the time needed to write. I had two months on, and my views were growing and growing, then a few weeks lull, where I lost a shitload of viewers and then the cycle repeated. I’m a senior in high school, so college stuff, schoolwork and other stuff got in the way completely.

        I also hate having to write after a tough loss. That sucks. Other than that it’s awesome.

  • Avi

    Red Sox prospect Casey Kelly allowed eight runs in a two-inning start Monday in the Arizona Fall League.
    Kelly threw only 28 of his 46 deliveries for strikes, and the pitches that did cross the plate were handled easily.
    Source: WEEI.com

    All warm and fuzzy inside.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      I’d wonder if the Sox are worried about his development. Klaw did recently tweet that he has front-of-rotation stuff but you’d think he’d be further along by now.

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

        They should move him to the bullpen before it’s too late.

        /ZZ’d

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

        Klaw seems to be stubbornly clinging to his original prognosis for Kelly, honestly.

      • Big Stein

        KLaw is a hopeless red sox groupie

    • ultimate913

      You didn’t read the whole story, did you?

      Before the game, he told the batters where he’ll be throwing his pitches so he can leave the game early to get his HOF speech ready. Otherwise he would have pitched 3 innings with 12 strike outs and received a complete game for it.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      ManBan better be ahead of him in prospect rankings.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Off one bad outing in the AFL? I don’t know if he is or isn’t ahead of Manny-Banny, but if their stocks rise and fall that fast then the rating system’s aren’t worth shit. Thankfully, they don’t.

  • J.R.

    Any thoughts on a plan B if Lee doesn’t sign. I was looking at the free agent list and it is pretty barren.

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

      Plan B: Sign Cliff Lee anyway

    • CP

      Buy whichever team does sign him and make them the Yankees new AAA team.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Jorge De La Rosa is the only name that I might not mind coming here. He has consistently solid numbers, kept the ball in the park reasonably well despite playing in Coors.

      The Yankees need a #2 starter though and he isn’t it. If they whiff on Lee they’re pretty much forced to make a trade.

      • ultimate913

        I’d much rather wait for the B’s than make a trade.

      • FIPster Doofus

        “If they whiff on Lee they’re pretty much forced to make a trade.”

        Indeed. The problem is that the only front-end starter who will likely be on the move via trade is Greinke, and there are two obvious problems: 1. He will cost too much to acquire; 2. He has the Yankees on his no-trade list. I won’t even touch on Greinke’s personal issues because only he knows how they affect him.

        Basically, it’s Lee or bust.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          The problem is that the only front-end starter who will likely be on the move via trade is Greinke

          I think the rest of this is solid but we don’t know that. I wouldn’t have thought Curtis Granderson was necessarily on the move right after last year’s World Series but well, here we are.

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

            Or Javy Vazquez.

    • Big Stein

      Plan B: sign Bill Lee

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Sign Bill “Spaceman” Lee and ask him what he thinks about George Steinbrenner with Hank and Hal in the room.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

    God do I fucking hate basketball.

  • Bill

    Wouldn’t it make sense to resod after the football games??

  • Xstar7

    I used to really like the Heat because they were always underdogs even when they won in 2005. Now Even though I’m excited they have Lebron and Bosh I just don’t like them as much. I don’t hate them but they just don’t have the same charm they used to have.

  • first time lawng time

    If Yanks don’t get Cliff Lee, what does their rotation look like?

    Especially if Andy retires.

    • JerseyDutch

      One ace, one new kid, one unpredictable hurler, one AAA starter, and a pitcher to be named later.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        Albaladejo!

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      CC
      Hughes
      Burnett
      Joba
      Insert high profile starter from trade here.

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        what makes you think joba is going to start next year?

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          The Yanks have already closed the door on that one as recently as their final 2010 season press conference a day or two ago.

  • Carlosologist

    And I thought we had seen the last of Craig Sager.

  • first time lawng time

    Does anyone want to see the Heat win a championship?

    I mean with that team, it’s kind of a given. It kinda bothers me that 3 guys got together and decided to join a team to win a championship together. WHy not compete against eachother ya know?

    • CP

      Because they want to win a championship?

      • first time lawng time

        Would Michael Jordan and the other really good guys during his time call eachother up saying, “Hey when we’re all free agents let’s join a team together!” or would he want to compete against the best to be the best?

        Lebron took the easy way out in my opinion.

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

          I agree wholeheartedly.

          And this comment is hilarious in light of your willingness to root for both the Giants and Cowboys.

          • first time lawng time

            hahahaha I only root for the Cowboys and Giants for the reasons I stated. Let’s clear some things up:
            1. I don’t give a crap about football, or who wins, or who loses. I don’t think I’ve ever watched more than 10 minutes of a football game in my life, therefore I don’t care who I root for.

            2.And if you think it’s funny I root for archrivals, then that’s the point…it was meant to be funny, not juvenille.

          • Esteban

            Jordan played with Scottie Pippen at top 50 player. He didn’t need to go ‘join’ another team, he had a great player on the Bulls already.

            Magic played with Kareem and Worthy

            Bird played with McHale, Dennis Johnson, Robert Parrish, etc.

            These old players saying they wouldn’t do what Lebron did are full of shit.

            • first time lawng time

              Did Jordan, Magic, and Bird play together?

              No.

              • Esteban

                They didn’t need to they were already on teams with great players. Name one great player that Lebron played with on the Cavs.

              • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

                Were they sounded by shitty players like LeBron was in Cleveland? No.

                The talent level in the NBA is diluted.

                • first time lawng time

                  That doesn’t mean he had to go and play with the 3 of the best players in the league.

        • Mike HC

          Times are different now. The players are far more in tune with the business side of it, and because of the Jordan’s, the players are also are far more aware of the power they have over their own destinies.

        • CP

          Would Cliff Lee leave Texas to play with his friend CC Sabathia to get the chance to win a World Series? Wouldn’t he want to compete against the best to prove that he’s the best of the best? Wouldn’t joining the Yankees just be the easy way out?

          • first time lawng time

            That’s not the same thing, because lots of successful teams have plenty of superstars. The NBA is not like that.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      You realize you’re a Yankees fan, right?

      • first time lawng time

        That’s different than the Yankees though.

        Yankees sign the best players because it’s a business and it helps make money.

        What Lebron did waas ignore the busniess side of it and just take the easy way out by (attempting to) win a championship on the favorite.

        They’re not the same in my opinion.

        • CP

          So you’d be ok with guys chasing the top-dollar, but not with them being willing to take a pay cut to play for a championship winning team?

          • first time lawng time

            My beef is with Lebron.

            Guy wants a legacy and to win a championship.

            Joining Miami may win him a championship, but it makes him look like a coward.

            Want a legacy? Play for NY or NJ. Build a bad team and make it good.

            • Esteban

              He made the Cavs into a very very good team by himself. Look at the Cavs now, they’re one of the worst teams in the league, solely because he’s not on the team anymore. You can only do so much without any other good players. When did wanting to win become a cowardly act? Did people say oh, look at Teixeira what a coward, signing with a team that has other great players?

              • first time lawng time

                That is not the same thing.

                Teixeira signed with the Yankees, because it’s a business and he wanted money.

                Lebron signed with the Heat to be Wade’s bitch and win a championship the easy way, when all he cares about is legacy.

                • Esteban

                  Well now you’re just saying things, so that’s the end of that. “He signed to be Wade’s bitch” Seriously?

                • Esteban

                  And all the players that say they want to be on the Yankees to have a chance to win are being cowards? Really?

                  • first time lawng time

                    No, because they don’t care about legacy or stuff like that.

                    Lebron caredd about having a legacy. He’s not doing that by purposely creating a great team with his superstar friends.

                    • Esteban

                      How do you know what Lebron cares about and what Yankees players are you talking about?

                      I’ve never heard of a player killed so much for wanting win AND taking less money to do something. People act like Lebron peed on them.

                    • first time lawng time

                      Because he took the easy way out which contradicts his “legacy goal”

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Ignore the business side? He had a damn program of where he was going.

    • Mike HC

      It is far from a given that they win a championship or even make it to the finals.

  • JerseyDutch

    Hopefully the new sod will keep Jeter from grounding out to short.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Impossible. Jeets needs a special button to press so the second half of his futile gidp run down the first base line makes it downhill.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      If there was a “Comment of the day” award, I would nominate you.

  • Sam P.

    Anyone grabbing the Red Dead Redemption add-on today? I’m downloading it now from Xbox Live and it’s pretty big — 1.5GB

    I picked up a used copy of the game at the end of August and I’ve really enjoyed the single and multiplayer portions.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    I’d rather fork my eyes out than watch an NBA game on TV.

    There are really people out there who say baseball is boring but watch NBA games on a regular basis?

    • JerseyDutch

      I’ll watch for few minutes but then the constant noise of shoes squeaking on the court drives me batty…

    • first time lawng time

      Basketball is faster paced and has more action than baseball. At least that’s the only argument I can make.

      • Mike HC

        Better overall athletes.

        • JerseyDutch

          You’re saying Joba Chamberlain couldn’t compete in the NBA? Sir, to you I say, “Ha!”

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          That. Adam Dunn may die if he got significant minutes on a court.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          More skill required in baseball though.

          • first time lawng time

            Baseball’s kind of more of a game of luck though.

            See: 2010 ALCS

            I mean Basketball involves luck too, it’s just that it requires you to be an actual athlete and in athletic shape, I mean, to play basketball.

            More physical ability I should say.

  • first time lawng time
  • Big Stein

    They’re fixing the sod for the Notre Dame-Army game on 11/20.

  • Big Stein

    media reports say Cliff Lee’s wife didn’t like the old sod, so they’re changing it.

    • JerseyDutch

      What they didn’t report is that “old sod” is Cliff’s nickname.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Whether she likes the old sod or not, YOGI BERRA’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE!

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    I love how people complain that baseball season is too long, but the NBA and NHL both end in June and are back in October.

    Right.

    /hatestheNBA’d

    • first time lawng time

      Baseball plays twice as many games though.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      …82 games compared to 162?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      That’s because the NBA playoffs last for three months.

  • Hughesus Christo

    I have a question for everyone. How much is a top-flight SS worth?

    I don’t think we really have a scale right now because they elites (there aren’t many) are young and/or on arbitration-eater extensions. This is the kind of stuff people need to think about when they look at Jeter’s “worth” as a FA. Then consider how bad the competition at the position is. Then consider that he’s Derek Jeter.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      I think the fact that the Yankees have absolutely no one to fill the hole is more of a factor than the fact that he’s Derek Jeter. If the Yankees had a SS in AAA ready to come up, Jeter would have a lot less leverage. He’s gonna get overpaid because he’s Derek Jeter and because there’s no one to replace him.

      Even as “bad” as Jeter was this year, he was still a/the top shortstop in the AL this year.

      To answer your question, if Jeter still hit like he did circa 1999, he’d be worth more than Crawford/Werth, but not quite crazy Teixeira money.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        if Jeter still hit like he did circa 1999, he’d be worth more than Crawford/Werth, but not quite crazy Teixeira money.

        That’s just because he’s old. If Jeter hit like he did in 1999 the past three years, I wouldn’t want to give him a ton of years, but I’d pay good money for that. Then again, Derek Jeter being Derek Jeter means it’s a really complicated bargaining position, so who knows.

      • Hughesus Christo

        That’s very wrong.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        I think he OPS’d 3rd in the AL, and 10th in MLB. So he is still a very good performer, but it’s not like there aren’t other guys out there.

        • Hughesus Christo

          Tulowitzki and Hanley aren’t going anywhere. Everyone else is a complete crapshoot outside of maybe Castro and Andrus, who are merely wildcards because of extreme youth. Guys like Juan Uribe are… no.

  • first time lawng time

    Taylor Swift has no talent. At all.

    Why/how she is still in the music career business is beyond me.

    • Esteban

      Kanye

      • first time lawng time

        That whole incident was stupid. I’m not taking any sides cause I hate them both. My stance?

        Kanye was unclassy.
        Taylor has no talent and shouldn’t have received the award in the first place.

        Did you hear about her song at the VMAs this year? So dumb.

        I hate her.

        • Mike HC

          Considering there are so many people like her in the music business, it is odd that you singled Taylor Swift out to hate.

          • first time lawng time

            Because she gets so much love and stuffa dn she doesn’t deserve it.

            I’ve heard she’s a bitch, first of all.

            She wears too much eye makeup and her eyes look half closed all the time

            Not pretty

            I’ve heard she can’t sing live—if you can’t sing live you can’t sing. period.

            All her songs are about relationships. They all sound exactly the same. OH MY GOD YOU BROKE UP WITH JOE JONAS GET OVER IT!

            She says she’s a country music star…putting on cowboy boots does not make you a star.

            \
            I don’t get why everyone loves her when she has virtually no talent.

            • Teatime

              How does wearing too much makeup and being ‘not pretty’ make you a bitch in any way?

              • Teatime

                I obviously misread the comment, sorry, I missed the “heard” part. Reading comprehension fail!

            • CP

              So, you’ve heard that she can’t sing live and that she’s a bitch. Perhaps what you’ve heard in incorrect?

              Also, just because you don’t like her music doesn’t mean she has no talent.

              • first time lawng time

                People I know have gone to concerts and say she can’t sing live (those are Swift fans BTW).

                I’ve seen her sing live on TV and she sound horrible.

                And trust me, she has no talent. It’s not that I don’t like her music. It’s that it’s bad, which is why I don’t like it.

                Her career = singing.

                She can’t sing, which means she’s bad at her “talent”.

                • CP

                  Her career and talent are selling records. And she is very good at that.

                  Therefore, she has a lot of talent.

                  The ability to be a good singer is actually quite low on the list of attributes that lead to a successful music star.

                  • first time lawng time

                    Her career and talent are selling records. And she is very good at that.

                    Just because people like it, doesn’t mean it’s good. People buy Mets tickets, but does that mean they’re good?

                    The ability to be a good singer is actually quite low on the list of attributes that lead to a successful music star.

                    And that is unfortunately true. Now with the autotune anyone can “sing!”

                    See: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus…

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            I find Taylor Swift’s music a little bit dangerous because she basically promotes the idea that women are either virgins or whores within her sugar sweet, sappy pop music.

            • JMK

              That’s actually entirely true.

    • Big Stein

      cuz she’s cute.

      • Esteban

        I think she’s meh.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        I think she’s weird looking.

        • first time lawng time

          Too much eye makeup, stupid face, bad hair.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

        She has a weird face so that’s a no from me

      • Big Stein

        I didn’t say she was gorgeous or even beautiful, rather jsut cute.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      In related news: I’m going to marry Miley Cyrus one day <3

      • first time lawng time

        You know how much I hate Taylor Swift?

        That’s how much I hate Miley, but times 1000.

        No talent. Only famous because Daddy was famous.

        Nasily voice, can’t sing.

        Is a stupid skank that pole dances, takes almost nude photos with her dad, and gives lap dances to 40 yr olds.

        I hate Miley Cyrus. She’s not even pretty.

        No offense, it’s just my opininon.

        I hate Miley and Taylor more than I hate the Red Sox.

        • Esteban

          I think you’ll learn that attractive females don’t have to do much be famous.

          • first time lawng time

            Which is stupid.

            She’s not attractive. And ugly females deserve as much of a chance than as “attractive” ones especially is they have more talent.

            • Esteban

              It’s not fair, but life’s not fair. People like looking at attractive things.

              • first time lawng time

                Which doesn’t make sense because Taylor Swift is stupid looking.

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            He can learn that right after he learns to spell.

            See also: stop focusing on performers who’s market is pre-teen girls.

            • first time lawng time

              First of all: it’s she.

              Second of all, I can spell, I didn’t feel like proofreading.

              Third of all: While that’s true, there are way too many people in their 20s and teens that like Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

              People in pre-teens shouldn’t like that crap though. They’re brainwashed. When I was pre-teens I was listening to Christina Aguilera and Beyonce.

              • Kit

                People in pre-teens shouldn’t like that crap though. They’re brainwashed. When I was pre-teens I was listening to Christina Aguilera and Beyonce.

                Are Beyonce and Christina supposed to be upgrades? I’m not seeing it.

                • First time lawng time

                  They can actully sing

                  • Kit

                    To each their own, but I strongly, strongly disagree.

    • Hughesus Christo

      She’s hot. Next.

      • first time lawng time

        What do guys see in her?

        She’s weird looking.

        • Carlosologist

          I agree, though it may be due to my phobia with tall women. She’s like 6’1″ right? That fucking scares me. I’m only 5’10″ but I prefer a shorter girl to be honest.

          • first time lawng time

            She’s like 6’1? right?

            Because she’s a man. Seriously though, girls that tall can’t wear heels.

            Thank God, I’m never gona be that tall.

            Fact: Guys are always supposed to be taller than girls.

          • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

            5’10? Wanna trade heights? I’m 5’4″ and 19 y/o and it sorta sucks!

            • first time lawng time

              Take some HGH.

              /joking’d

            • Carlosologist

              Hell no bud.

              I need my height to keep my mojo with the ladies. ;)

        • Esteban

          She’s cute, but not spectacular.

      • Hughesus Christo

        I like tall(er) girls. You must be at least THIS high to ride this ride.

        /inappropriate

  • Mike HC

    I can smell the Pat Riley take over already.

  • Carlosologist

    Rondo’s baby face scares me for some reason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      He looks like a gremlin

      • Esteban

        I have a friend that looks amazingly similar to Rondo, except my friend is white.

  • first time lawng time

    Justin Bieber has no talent at all either.

    Kid looks like he’s 12 and sounds like a girl.

    How people find him attractive is beyond me.
    His music sucks too.

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

      Do you have a twitter account? I’m sure everyone loves hearing your random feelings on various celebs on a baseball site, but twitter might be the ideal place for such things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    I can hear the articles and reactions of how the Heat suck and how having three good players can ruin a franchise starting to be typed as we speak. Also how Miami sucks and Boston is the greatest team in the NBA off a 1 game sample size.

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    I was talking to an old timer (75) Yankee fan today and he was telling Mantle stories. One I had not heard was that in 1951 the Yanks played an exhibition game against their farm team and the farm team had an all-Mantle outfield with the Mick in center and his twin brothers (Roy and Ray I think) in left and right. The younger twins were apparently BOTH faster than Mickey. They both died young of cancer. Also, there is a Mantle relative playing in the minors? drafted in 2008 I think.

  • Carlosologist

    The greatest CF of all time is?

    My vote goes to Willie Mays.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      Jim Edmonds

      not really

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        /MLBN’d

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Leche, even when spoiled was the greatest outfielder of all time during his Yankee days.

      • first time lawng time

        DIMPLES!!!!

    • Big Stein

      Jacoby Ellsbury

  • Esteban

    NYC people: If you’re voting next week, if things don’t go smoothly, it’s not the new electronic voting machines that are at fault, it’s the old poll workers. I’ve worked elections this year and last, and I can tell you that it’s the easiest job in the world. The problem is that most of the pollworkers are at least 70 years old (who else is free from 5am-10pm Tuesdays?) and have a lot of trouble dealing with any technology. So please, it’s not the machines, it’s the confused old people.

    /endrant

    • Big Stein

      The rent is too damn high!

      • Xstar7

        The rent is too damn… Caught!

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      No one in New York should ever complain about the voting process. I voted in Florida in 2008 and the lines were RIDICULOUS. I went at 7AM and waited over an hour. Middle of the day waits were 2-3 hours.

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

      What he said.

      The new machines are a big improvement.

  • Big Stein

    Shaq would make a good DH.

    • Carlosologist

      Imagine Shaq stealing a bag against the Red Sox. He’d kill Pedroia!

  • Yankees fan in Kristen Lee’s Heart

    Help. Get me out of here.

    • first time lawng time

      Quit doing bad things to Mrs. Lee’s heart!

    • Xstar7

      How did you throw beer at Mrs. Lee from inside her heart? Oh I Know! Because you didn’t and that’s a load of bullshit.

  • yankees1717

    been thinking about the yankees offseason, and i see them making only one major move, signing cliff lee. i could also see a signing of a lefty hitter such as russell branyan to hold a platoon spot with thames until jesus is ready. there should also be a couple low-risk bullpen moves.
    Lineup (vs. rhp) jeter, granderson, tex, a-rod, cano, swisher, posada, branyan, gardner

    rotation: sabathia, lee, pettitte, hughes, burnett (i for one think this is a more than fine rotation)

    bullpen: rivera, chamberlain, robertson, logan, albaladejo, nova, aceves
    this looks like a solid bullpen, but we could look into an FA reliever (chad qualls, joe beimel, randy choate, mitre, moseley, joaquin benoit, jon rauch) in case aceves is not ready.

    bench: cervelli (until montero), pena/nunez (ugh), thames, curtis/golson

    thoughts?

  • Teatime

    So I’m sending out my college applications soon and I’m pretty nervous about the whole college thing. Is it really that fun? Will I have time for the Yankees, ha-ha?

    • first time lawng time

      Good Luck!

      The applications? No,

      The experience? Yeah, unless if you get hhomesick easily.

      • Teatime

        Well, I did an Early Decision application for Cornell University, although I think it’s a longshot. My best option is probably SUNY Binghamton, which gets YES network for free BUT I’m in the Mets minor league town as well. And no, I don’t get very homesick.

      • Kit

        Are you in college already? I thought you were only seventeen…you’re some kind of creepy child prodigy aren’t you?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      College is awesome. You may not have that much time for the Yankees, though. Especially because it depends where you go. I was in PA and I didn’t have mlb.tv, so I’d have to watch when they were on FOX or ESPN, or highlights and stuff after the games on YES. I only got really into the playoffs, especially because they were generally when I didn’t have a ton of work (and the Yankees got knocked out early or weren’t in there at all during my college years :/).

    • Esteban

      College is incredible. You should go away to college, staying home is definitely a mistake. You do not want to be living at home during college, there’s too much that you don’t want your parents finding out about.

      Don’t worry about time, there’s plenty of time for the Yankees. If you don’t have time, you’re doing it wrong.

      What colleges are you applying to?

      • Teatime

        Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton (they have free YES Network!), SUNY Buffalo, University of Maryland, Penn State, a bunch of CUNYs (six of them, I believe), and Boston College.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          Mike is a Penn State Alumni.

          If only Seton Hall wasn’t so expensive, i’d be chillin’ in NJ right now.

        • Esteban

          I ended up choosing between Tufts and BC, and went to Tufts. I didn’t end up liking Boston that much. The closing hours of bars is unbearable, public transportation (the T) closes at 12:30, the weather is worse than in NY, and it’s just a really ugly population of people. Worst of all, the city’s filled with Boston fans, which is pretty unbearable. From what I’ve heard and saw, BC is pretty fun, and probably had the hottest girls of any college in the city.

          • Teatime

            When I went to Boston for a college trip it seemed like a cool place to be for college, but I couldn’t stop cringing at all the random Red-Sox fans on the street. I saw the T randomly when I was walking around Northeastern. Doesn’t look very fun.

            I really liked Boston College for the campus and the fact it’s not directly in the city. If I wasn’t a heterosexual girl, I would appreciate the hot girls, lol.

            • Esteban

              Haha, sorry then, but I’d imagine it’s the same in the other direction then.

              • Teatime

                The boys at BC were quite the lookers, yes. :D

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          Six CUNYs seems a bit excessive, why not choose the one or two you’d consider going to?

          • Teatime

            Well, you can apply to up to six and it’d be the same cost. My mom made me do it, in case I don’t get in anywhere -_-.

            • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

              Ah ok, didn’t know that.

              I didn’t even apply to CUNY’s. Or SUNY’s for that matter. We visited Geneseo and the second we pulled into that town, i said “nope.”

              • Esteban

                Why people would go to college in a small town is beyond me.

              • Teatime

                Geneseo was definitely a no on my list too. It’s so small (I made a policy that I wouldn’t go to a school with less than double the population of my high school now, so it has to have at least 8,000 students) and I heard everything around them is all farm stuff.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      From the perspective of someone who has been recruiting and hiring young grads…

      …unless its a technical field, nobody gives a crap what your undergrad is.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        This is also true. My dad works is an editor for an education magazine, focusing specifically on college education. Undergrads don’t matter, and more and more people are going to community colleges in their first year before transferring to ‘better schools’.

        Also colleges really don’t give a shit about AP/Honors classes anymore, because so many people are trying to take them, it ruins their value.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Is it really that fun?

      Funner.

      It’s really stressful, but that’s balanced by how much fun it is. Where are you applying?

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Oh, you already answered. Go to Penn State. Or UMD or BC I guess. But seriously, college football is the absolute greatest, most fun thing ever. There is nothing like tailgating a big name college football game.

        • Teatime

          That really does sound fun! I’ll definitely consider those if my Early Decision application doesn’t work out.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            My final three choices were Miami, Penn State and American U in DC. I almost went to American. I can’t believe I almost went to a school without a football team, it was definitely my favorite thing about college.

            What are you planning on studying?

            • Teatime

              I’m sort of undecided, but I like economics and I think I’m going with some sort of business route.

      • Teatime

        I’m glad that it’s “funner” and hopefully the stress won’t kill me, haha. I’m applying to schools around the east coast and mostly in New York. I typed them up in another reply ^

    • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com Newbie

      The application things suck. I’m doing it right now also and I hate it so much.

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

        Your parents want you to go to college right? Make them do it. Tell them you aren’t going if you have to do any more goddamn applications.

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

      Go somewhere warm, and don’t take any classes earlier than 8am.

      If you have to take an 8am class for your major, switch majors.

      • Kit

        Where the hell were you to give me this advice when I had Organic Chemistry at 8AM? You’ve failed me.

    • Kit

      College was fun. Lots of stress but lots of good times too. I, unfortunately, made the mistake of going to school near Cooperstown (big mistake, don’t do that).

      • Teatime

        How so? It seems like a nice place to go every now and then.

        • Kit

          There’s not much to do in that area. I mean, partying and drinking was fine and good for most people, but that was essentially all there was. I grew up and live in NYC so the ghost-town feel of it was kind of a culture shock to me.

  • Carlosologist

    As most of you know, I’m a freshman in high school. This hasn’t stopped me about thinking college. If I don’t get drafted once I finish, my backup plan is to attend a good college so I can refine my baseball skills there. I’m also a pretty good student (so far all A’s and B’s).

    I’ve narrowed my choices down to the University of Miami and Colombia University. I’d prefer some suggestions as to where else I should look at.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI

      IT’S ALL ABOUT THE U!

    • first time lawng time

      Princeton, NYU, there are some nice ones in Boston.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      Appalachian State University

    • first time lawng time

      North Eastern is a 5 year college!

      Go to Northwestern, that’s where Joe G went.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      I pick SYRACUSE!

    • Teatime

      Binghamton is sort of boring, but the education’s solid, I guess. You’ll also be next door to the Mets minor league team. (As if that’s really a plus, though!)

      • Carlosologist

        Cheap beer and baseball is a pretty good excuse to catch an MiLB game, IMO. And there’s fear in my mind that I may get drafted by the Mets, which will force me to take back everything I’ve said about them.

        • first time lawng time

          Soulution:

          Play so well for the Mets that you get traded to the Yankees.

          Question: You’re a pitcher for the Mets and and it’s game 7 of the world series. You’ve got a 1 run lead going into the bottom of the 9th at YS. Do you intentionally give up the tying run or do you try to close it out?

          Same scenario now, except it’s game 7 of the ALCS and you’re with Boston.

          • Xstar7

            If it were me Neither. I’d give up a grand slam to Jesus Montero and send the Stadium into a frenzy. Then afterwards I would shake Monteros hand.

    • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

      Columbia not Colombia. No chance you’ll get in :-)

      On the other hand, Lou Gehrig went there and they could use a replacement-its been too long….

      • Carlosologist

        Did I really misspell that? Shit.

        Nah, I can’t replace the legend. I’m a center fielder anyway.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      There’s a huge difference between those two schools, heh.

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

        Yeah.

        Miami is actually respected by its conference peers.

        #burn

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          Yeah, too bad its conference isn’t respected by its conference peers.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      A-Rod works out at Miami in the offseason and eats at Bagel Emporium.

      And our baseball stadium is named Alex Rodriguez Park. Seems like a pretty obvious choice.

      • Carlosologist

        It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that I’m going to the U. But I’m just checking some other places close to home.

        • Kit

          If I’m remembering correctly, you said you were from Jersey, so if you want to check close to home, how about Saint Peter’s. I personally think it looks a little shitty and you probably deserve so much better. My oldest brother went there and there have apparently (according to him since I never went to their baseball games) been some scouts around and the Yankees just drafted a guy from there this year.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          Miami really is the best of both worlds. It’s a huge sports/football school with lots of school spirit, but it’s not in some crappy college town and doesn’t have 40,000 undergrads.

          And I mean, It’s All About The U.

    • Esteban

      Vanderbilt, I’ve heard is awesome. Great school, academically and socially.

      You don’t want to go to a school in the middle of nowhere, like Colgate. My brother went It’s a good school and it’s fun enough, there trust me, don’t go there.

      Go to Miami. Seriously. I have family that live there (yay Cubans!) and I go to Miami at least once or twice a year, and Miami is an incredible city, the nightlife is awesome, and it’s full of hot hispanic chicks.

      Don’t go to a NESCAC school, they’re not that fun and the chicks are not hot.

      • Esteban

        Well, ignore everything about the women, but as I said above, I’d imagine my advice holds true in the other direction.

        • Esteban

          Whoops, nevermind again, I thought you were Teatime (who’s a girl)

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      False. The answer is UConn.

    • Big Stein

      Yale Lock University

    • Big Stein

      Rhodes Island School of design

      http://www.risd.edu/undergraduate.cfm

  • ChrisR

    Am I the only one that thinks Kenny Loggins looks like cliff lee O.o? http://www.nndb.com/people/879.....s-crop.jpg

  • Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF)

    ok folks. Jeter announces he is marrying Minka and is retiring because he wants to go out on top (LOL).

    Yanks say Nunez plays short and we get all we can at every other position, Lee etc…

    Can we win it all?

    • bonestock94

      Joba and Gardner for HanRam, bro.

      • Xstar7

        That’s the way to go man. Joba’s too inconsistent and Brett gardner doesn’t hit well enough for a corner outfielder.

    • Carlosologist

      We supposedly had only one noodle bat in Gardner coming into this season. He proved everybody wrong, so having eight proven bats can compensate for one noodle.

    • FIPster Doofus

      If that happened, I’d use Jeter’s money on Crawford and trade Gardner. In lieu of playing Nunez, I’d also attempt to sign Uribe to replace Jeter for cheap. You can get 2-3 WAR out of him for a few mill.

      Opening day lineup: Crawford-Swisher-Teixera-Rodriguez-Cano-Granderson-Posada-Uribe-Cervelli

      Along with signing Lee, that would be my offseason. I realize it’s never going to happen, though, because Jeter is staying.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Teatime, since you started applying to colleges, what majors are you interested in?

    At first I wanted to do Athletic Training/Sports Med which came from having a bunch of injuries when I ran for HS.

    Then I thought Physical Therapy would be awesome, because it makes more money.

    Then I thought more about Exercise Science or w/e it’s called.

    Now I abandoned the health field root and am doing Visual Communication stuff, because I like graphic design/flash, etc.

    • Teatime

      I’m not very interested in the sciences or math. (I used to want to do Pharmacy, but a year of AP Chemistry steered me away from that)

      I’m interested in something with economics or business, although I heard it’s not a very strong degree to have in itself. I don’t really mind a double major though, but if I get into Cornell, I don’t think that’s an option. (I’ve been told repeatedly that I’ll kill myself from the academic stress there, so I’ll only look at one major to avoid jumping the gun.)

      I do like the thought of law too, so I guess I’m undecided. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up being a Physicist, or something.

      • Esteban

        If I had to do it again, I would choose a major that has some sort of career path. International Relations FTL (unless you want to move to DC)

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          polisci why try.

          (yes, that’s a declaration not an interrogation)

      • Accent Shallow

        I’m not very interested in the sciences or math.
        Who knows, maybe I’ll end up being a Physicist, or something.

        I have a physics degree. I don’t know if the above thoughts are compatible.

        • Teatime

          Who knows, maybe my high school teachers just didn’t make it interesting enough. But yeah, I was joking about the Physicist thing.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Yeah, and I’m not sure how Economics meshes with no interest in science or math, either. Economics may be ‘the dismal science’ but it’s still science, and very heavy on math.

          • Teatime

            I’m more interested in Macronomics, not Micronomics, and in my school, it’s grouped with social studies, so I don’t know.

  • Esteban

    Celtics fans are the worst bandwagon fans I’ve encountered. I knew maybe 5 people who claimed to be Celtics fans before the 2007-2008 season. In fact, they were sending people around Boston, and even to my campus, literally giving away tickets. Go to Boston now and everybody has been a Celtics fan forever.

    That’s one thing about Knicks fans. They (we) mostly fill MSG no matter how good the Knicks are.

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

      In their defense, Dino Radja, Ron Mercer, and Vin Baker would try anyone’s patience.

      • Esteban

        So will Steve Francis, Renaldo Balkman, and Mardy Collins, but you don’t see Knicks fans disappearing.

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

          Agreed. I guess, unlike Boston, we kept going to games because we weren’t willing to engage in incest and bestiality to occupy our time while our basketball team sucked,.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    anyone that was worried about the stuff Lee’s wife was saying, i think Cliff just shot her down
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....Bombers%29

    • FIPster Doofus

      Thank goodness that’s his perspective. It’s also the right perspective. You can’t paint everyone with one brush just because of a select group of idiots. Crisis averted.

      • Xstar7

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say
        It again: Drunken Fans of any Team of any Sport Anywhere will throw beer at you if you’re the wife of the man beating their team.

        • mike c

          Drunken Phillies Fans of any Team of any Sport Anywhere will throw beer put their finger down their throats to projectile vomit at you if you’re the wife of the man beating their team. a young girl.

          • Xstar7

            True dat. Phillies fans go to games for the spectacle. They don’t know a damn thing about baseball.

  • chriskeo

    Wanted to put this question out there, if you had to pick a contract for Jeter, would you rather give him something along the lines of $50M/5 years or $60M/3 years? In other words, more money/less years, or significantly less money per year for more years?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      More money, less years for sure.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Definitely the latter. More money less years plz.

    • Xstar7

      A 5 year contract is way out of the question. No team deserves to have a 41 year old Shortstop. 3 years and 45 million at the most and even that’s pushing it.

    • Mike HC

      You realize how ridiculous that question is, right?

      Who in there right mind would pay Jeter 10 million more dollars so they can have him for two less years? It makes no sense.

      • Mike HC

        I guess other than the posters above me.

        You guys need to re think the question of 50 mil for 5 years or 60 for three. I’m sure if you take a second you will realize how 50 for five is so clearly the superior choice.

        • Big Juan

          How is it the superior choice? That’s just longer that you’re locking him up as their shortstop and still paying him $10 mil a year. I want Jeter in the stripes as long as possible, but I really hesitate to give him more than 3 years.

          • Mike HC

            You can sign Jeter to the 50 million for 5 years deal, cut him after three years, pay his entire salary, and it would still be cheaper than the 3 year deal for 60 million.

            If you were an employer, and I offered to work for you for 5 years and 50 million, you would turn me down and offer to pay me more money for less work?

            • Sweet Dick Willie

              It’s Derek Jeter! You’re not cutting the only person in Yankees history to get 3,000 hits.

              • Mike HC

                If only Jeter could negotiate against you guys.

                How about 2 years for 70 million. Knock another year off and add another 10 million. This way we only have two more years of Jeter. Genius.

                • Sweet Dick Willie

                  You are only considering the economics, and not who you are dealing with.

                  If you give him a 5 year contract, he’s your SS for 5 years.

                  Do you think Jeter should be the Yanks lead off batter? I don’t, but guess who will be leading off for the Yanks next year?

                  It’s worth paying him a few more dollars to shorten the contract.

                  • Xstar7

                    I honestly think jeter is going to get a 3 year 45 million dollar contract. He can’t really ask for more than that. And I think he’ll bat second again not leadoff.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Economically it may be the better choice. But from a baseball perspective, it is clearly the worse choice.

          If he signs a 3 year deal, that’s it, he’s done at 40.

          If he signs the 5 year deal, you’ll have a SS for his age 41 and 42.

          • CP

            He wouldn’t be a SS by the end. At least, he wouldn’t if he continues on a downward trajectory.

        • Xstar7

          You really want Derek to play for 5 more years? That would be brutal to watch. We would see him decline from everyday player to a bench player to basically a mascot who sits in the dugout and occasionally pinch hits or plays the field(gulp). Save him the embarrassment by just signing him to a 2 or 3 year deal worth around 40 million. Why do you think Joe DiMaggio retired immediately when his decline began? It’s because and I quote “When baseball is no longer fun it’s no longer a game”

        • Mike HC

          Wow. This is really not that hard. Good luck guys.

          • Xstar7

            Thanks good luck to you too

            • Mike HC

              hahah

        • chriskeo

          I think some of the confusion here is whether or not this will be the last contract Jeter ever signs, and that affects which is the superior choice. I honestly don’t know, and worst case scenario is that Cashman goes all out with the legacy player theory. 4 or 5 years at $20 M/year.

          • Xstar7

            It will definitely be his last contract. Unless he pulls a Michael Jordan.

  • Esteban

    True story, I met Glen “Big Baby” Davis at my college’s Naked Quad Run. No he wasn’t naked, but he was there for his GF who was running naked.

    • mike c

      thank goodness

  • Carlosologist

    Heh, Miami’s made it interesting.

    Boo.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    A girl at my work just goes: “I’m confused, aren’t the San Francsico Giants a football team?”

    • Xstar7

      There gonna have to play like one if they want to beat the Texas stRangers.

  • All Star Carl

    Give Jeter

    200 million for 10 years.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      No, it has to be 300 mil for 10 years because that’s what they gave Alex. Jeter’s meant more to the franchise, you can’t give him less.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Parking Wars is fascinating.

    • JMK

      Wonderful show.

  • JerseyDutch

    MoneyBART is the best episode of The Simpsons ever. Just sayin’.

    • Kit

      If we’re going for baseball related episodes, I still think “Homer at the Bat” is the best.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Check out these scouting reports on some prominent Yanks.

    Curtis Granderson’s is much worse than I thought. He’s basically a dead red hitter, and once he falls behind he can’t even hit the fastballs.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Might help is I include the link

    http://www.star-telegram.com/2.....oster.html

    • Xstar7

      As soon as I opened the link all I saw was RANGERS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES. You’ll never guess what I did next. (I came back here)

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    holy cow…chris paul went to my high school.

    i just saw him, the gym and the town on a commercial.

    who knew?

    (and by that i mean, i didnt know, cause obviously everybody else there around that time knew!)

  • ultimate913

    Rondo sounds like Granderson when interviwed.

    Go ahead and say it

    • Xstar7

      Okay I’ll say It. If I knew what it was.

      • ultimate913

        That was a “That’s racist” moment.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    LETS GO ROCKETS!