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.

341 Comments

  1. Jerome S says:

    So umm.. Heat and Celtics… any expectations?

  2. bexarama says:

    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.

  3. mike c says:

    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

  4. All Star Carl says:

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

  5. 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.)

  6. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  7. Dirty Pena says:

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

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      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.

      • Newbie says:

        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.

  8. Avi says:

    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.

  9. J.R. says:

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

    • CP says:

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

    • 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 says:

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

      • FIPster Doofus says:

        “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.

        • bexarama says:

          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.

    • Big Stein says:

      Plan B: sign Bill Lee

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

  10. Bryan L says:

    God do I fucking hate basketball.

  11. Bill says:

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

  12. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  13. first time lawng time says:

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

    Especially if Andy retires.

  14. Carlosologist says:

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

  15. first time lawng time says:

    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 says:

      Because they want to win a championship?

      • first time lawng time says:

        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.

        • 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 says:

            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 says:

            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.

        • Mike HC says:

          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 says:

          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 says:

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

    • Kiersten says:

      You realize you’re a Yankees fan, right?

      • first time lawng time says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

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

                • Esteban says:

                  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 says:

                    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 says:

                      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 says:

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

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Mike HC says:

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

  16. JerseyDutch says:

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

  17. Sam P. says:

    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.

  18. Kiersten says:

    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?

  19. first time lawng time says:

    http://larrybrownsports.com/ba.....ture/26323

    Anyone ever see this?

  20. Big Stein says:

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

  21. Big Stein says:

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

  22. Kiersten says:

    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

  23. Hughesus Christo says:

    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.

    • Kiersten says:

      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.

      • bexarama says:

        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 says:

        That’s very wrong.

      • 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 says:

          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.

  24. first time lawng time says:

    Taylor Swift has no talent. At all.

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

    • Esteban says:

      Kanye

      • first time lawng time says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

              • Teatime says:

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

            • CP says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

                    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…

          • Riddering says:

            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.

    • Big Stein says:

      cuz she’s cute.

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

      • first time lawng time says:

        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 says:

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

          • first time lawng time says:

            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.

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

            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 says:

              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.

    • Hughesus Christo says:

      She’s hot. Next.

  25. Mike HC says:

    I can smell the Pat Riley take over already.

  26. Carlosologist says:

    Rondo’s baby face scares me for some reason.

  27. first time lawng time says:

    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.

    • Dirty Pena says:

      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.

  28. 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.

  29. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    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.

  30. Carlosologist says:

    The greatest CF of all time is?

    My vote goes to Willie Mays.

  31. Esteban says:

    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

  32. Big Stein says:

    Shaq would make a good DH.

  33. Yankees fan in Kristen Lee's Heart says:

    Help. Get me out of here.

  34. yankees1717 says:

    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?

  35. Teatime says:

    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 says:

      Good Luck!

      The applications? No,

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

      • Teatime says:

        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 says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

        • Mike is a Penn State Alumni.

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

        • Esteban says:

          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 says:

            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.

        • Kiersten says:

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

          • Teatime says:

            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 -_-.

            • Kiersten says:

              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 says:

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

              • Teatime says:

                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 says:

      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.

      • 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.

    • Kiersten says:

      Is it really that fun?

      Funner.

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

      • Kiersten says:

        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 says:

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

          • Kiersten says:

            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 says:

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

      • Teatime says:

        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 ^

    • Newbie says:

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

    • 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 says:

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

    • Kit says:

      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 says:

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

        • Kit says:

          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.

  36. Carlosologist says:

    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.

    • Kiersten says:

      MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI MIAMI

      IT’S ALL ABOUT THE U!

    • first time lawng time says:

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

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

      Appalachian State University

    • first time lawng time says:

      North Eastern is a 5 year college!

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

    • Teatime says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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) says:

      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 says:

        Did I really misspell that? Shit.

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

    • bexarama says:

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

    • Kiersten says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

        • Kiersten says:

          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 says:

      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.

    • False. The answer is UConn.

    • Big Stein says:

      Yale Lock University

    • Big Stein says:

      Rhodes Island School of design

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

  37. ChrisR says:

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

  38. Yo Quiero Montero (formerly LarryF) says:

    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 says:

      Joba and Gardner for HanRam, bro.

      • Xstar7 says:

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

    • Carlosologist says:

      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 says:

      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.

  39. 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 says:

      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 says:

        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)

      • Accent Shallow says:

        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 says:

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

        • 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 says:

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

  40. Esteban says:

    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.

  41. CaptainRaf says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

  42. chriskeo says:

    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?

    • More money, less years for sure.

    • bexarama says:

      Definitely the latter. More money less years plz.

    • Xstar7 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

              • Mike HC says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

                    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 says:

          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.

        • Xstar7 says:

          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 says:

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

        • chriskeo says:

          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.

  43. Esteban says:

    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.

  44. Carlosologist says:

    Heh, Miami’s made it interesting.

    Boo.

  45. Kiersten says:

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

  46. All Star Carl says:

    Give Jeter

    200 million for 10 years.

  47. Parking Wars is fascinating.

  48. JerseyDutch says:

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

  49. 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.

    • Xstar7 says:

      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)

  50. king of fruitless hypotheticals says:

    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!)

  51. ultimate913 says:

    Rondo sounds like Granderson when interviwed.

    Go ahead and say it

  52. Dela G says:

    LETS GO ROCKETS!