Feb
04

Jeter expects to resume running in a few weeks

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Via Erik Boland: Derek Jeter continues to hit in the batting cage and field ground balls in Tampa as he rehabs from left ankle surgery, and he’s expected to begin running when position players report in a few weeks. “I’m right where I need to be,” said the Cap’n. Pitchers and catchers are due to report next Tuesday, but position players don’t have to show up until next Saturday, February 16th. I’m going to be worried about a possible setback until Jeter is completely cleared by doctors, but so far so good.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

    Great news. I was afraid he was gonna take the field opening day looking like Dom DeLuise.

    • Havok9120

      Whoooosh.

      • jjyank

        Yeah, I had to Google that one.

        • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

          I need Tilapia to get an 80s reference.

          • Pat D

            I got it. I’m ashamed that two of my cohorts didn’t. Have you two never seen a Mel Brooks or Burt Reynolds movie, for the love of 70’s movies?

            • Havok9120

              I have, I just suck with names. Facial recognition is my thing.

              • Pat D
                • Havok9120

                  Oh wow. Him.

                  Yes, I know him.

                  • Pat D

                    Yea, it’s because you didn’t remember him that he died 4 years ago. How do you live with yourself?

                    • Havok9120

                      I really don’t. I live elsewhere.

                    • Pat D

                      Ooh, I like that one. I’ll have to store that away if someone asks me the same thing.

            • jjyank

              I love Mel Brooks movies, but it’s been awhile since I’ve seen one, and I don’t really know the actors’ names anyway.

              • Pat D

                You need to edu-ma-cate yourself. IMDB, man.

                • Havok9120

                  Nevah!

                  Unless I need a quote or to ID a narrator. Or something. I refuse to just surf that site.

                  • Pat D

                    I’d be lost without that site. When you’re a movie buff like me, it’s essential.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            What a sad fucking sack of young-ins to not know who the hell Dom DeLuise is. I thought fat comedians were just timeless.

            • Pat D

              They probably don’t even know who Fatty Arbuckle and W.C. Fields and Oliver Hardy and Lou Costello were.

              • Havok9120

                ….

                Now that’s just rude.

                • Pat D

                  I’m still pissed about yesterday. I don’t know why, since I wanted both teams to lose.

                  I guess I was disappointed that I didn’t better enjoy my Five Guys.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    Could have told you that before you walked into a Five Guys.

                    • Pat D

                      I hadn’t been there in a while. I’m not blessed to have Steak Shack around here. So my fast food choices are limited to the normal crap.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Smashburger? I kinda liked Smashburger.

                    • Pat D

                      No, I live in the Lehigh Valley area of PA. Up until a few years ago we didn’t even have Five Guys or Sonic. Now we have those in addition to McDonald’s, BK, Wendy’s and Arby’s. But there’s really no other fast food burger places. I’d be happy just to have a Hardee’s nearby. Steak ‘N’ Shake would be nice. I’ve always heard good things about In N Out, too, but that won’t come east, I guess.

                    • Havok9120

                      You guys will crucify me, but I love Burger King.

                      *hides*

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I think it’s been ten years since I’ve had BK. I did go through a McDonalds drive-through about three weeks ago. It was Red Sox Friend’s fault.

                      You can make Sonic or Five Guys passable by adding a shit ton of salt, I guess.

                      In-N-Out will never happen on the East Coast.

                    • jjyank

                      Seriously? If I’m gonna roll fast food, I roll with Checkers. I had a bad experience as a child at a Burger King. Cold fries equals a lifetime ban for me.

                    • Havok9120

                      Checkers is darn good. When one is around, I’ll usually go with that.

                    • Pat D

                      No Checkers around here either. My area is just too…homogenized?

                  • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                    Went to Bobby’s burger palace over the weekend which is Bobby Flay’s place. Best burger I ever had.

                    Highly recommend to burger aficionados.

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      There’s one in Long Island somewhere. I’m sure I’ll bump into one at some point.

                      As far as chain burgers go, you’re going to have to wake up pretty early in the morning to beat the holy duo of Shake Shack and In-N-Out.

                      I do separate my burgers into “chain” and “non-chain,” which still makes Shake Shack the third-best burger I’ve ever had.

                      This is why they hate us.

                    • Havok9120

                      That and the whole alleged “conspiracy” thing that we’ve supposedly got going against Hoss.

                    • MannyGeee

                      Tills: In N Out Burger is a whole ‘nother level. Conversation ends there for any burger this side of $15. That being said, the only burger I have had in recent memory that rivaled it was in Heathrow, and I shudder to think how much that cost me my company after the exchange rate and FX charges.

                    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM))

                      I put Bobby’s Burger Palace just ahead of Five Guys, that place is freakin awesome!

                    • Dalek Jeter (formerly: Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM))

                      I put Bobby’s Burger Palace just ahead of Five Guys, that place is freakin awesome!

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      You’ve had Shake Shack, though, right? I just consider the Shack to be the ultimate inexpensive burger.

                      Stuff over $15 is another category.

                    • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                      I gotta say I put Bobby’s burger palace a little ahead of shake shack though I’ve only had the latter at citifield so I’m not sure if that’s an accurate representation.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                EVERY FAT FUNNY GUY EVAH!

      • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

        I should have said Jonah Hill from the “Get him to the Greek” days for you youngsters.

        • Havok9120

          That would have been just as far over my head.

          • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)
            • Havok9120

              I’m an enormous fan of the Blues Brothers, so Belushi is no problem.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Even Jim?

                • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                  Let’s not get crazy.

                  That kid in Blues Brothers 2000 was easier to accept than Jim.

                  • Pat D

                    Jim Belushi wasn’t in Blues Brothers 2000. I haven’t seen it and I know that.

                    • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                      Your right, it was John Goodman.

                      I was thinking that Super Bowl halftime show when they had Jim stand in for John.

                      Never liked Jim’s angry guy shtick.

                • Havok9120

                  I can pick him out of a lineup if I need to. Not really his biggest fan, but that’s mainly because I like his brother so much more.

              • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                I knew I liked you. Belushi was incredible.

                • Havok9120

                  I maintain that their version of Jailhouse Rock is the best in existence, and I’m a pretty huge fan of rockabilly, so that’s saying a lot for me.

                  • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                    The music from that movie was incredible. That’s the best version I’ve ever heard too.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          We don’t really have a resident fat funny guy anymore. Bobby Moynahan doesn’t seem to have much upside.

          • Pat D

            I blame Jack Black. Because of him we’ve gotten guys like Dan Fogler and Josh Gad.

            I’m not sure if I’d qualify as a funny fat guy. I’m fat, but I’m also tall, so I don’t look as fat (at least that’s what others tell me and I don’t actually believe). I’m also not sure if I’m funny. I think I’m funny, but everyone thinks he/she is funny.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              You’re not famous, Pat. :(

              Jack Black’s not portly enough to qualify, although I do love him.

              • Pat D

                You didn’t say anything about being famous.

                • jjyank

                  GET FAMOUS!

                  • Pat D

                    The problem with getting famous is that is seems the only way to do it nowadays is by doing something stupid and/or horrific.

            • Havok9120

              I’m funny….fat does not begin to come within shouting dist of a proper description though.

              I guess I’m out of contention. :(

              • Pat D

                Stop flaunting your non-fatness at me! It’s bad enough you look so dreamy in your FB pic.

                (can’t wait to see how that comment plays)

                • Havok9120

                  It’s the skull on the stick that really sets off that picture, I think.

                  *mumbling* This will end well.

                  • Pat D

                    OK, you went way further than I would have.

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fymimDyzjFY

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      Mike, we just let ourselves in and began the Open Thread early tonight.

                    • Havok9120

                      What makes it even better? That particular skull on a stick became known fairly widely on the Gulf Coast as the Mojo Stick.

                      It was carved for me by Tibetan monks.

                    • Pat D

                      We’re taking over!

                      (cue bWo’s music)

                    • Robinson Tilapia

                      I write fucking poetry here day in, day out, and all you fuckers have to give back is a fucking hour on Dom DeLuise.

                      – What Mike is thinking right now

                    • jjyank

                      Yeah, pretty much R-Tils. Fat comedians and skull-related facebook pictures. That’s how we fucking roll.

                    • Havok9120

                      It’s gold! GOLD I tell you!

                    • Pat D

                      Bania!

              • Robinson Tilapia

                I wonder if Ronnie Mustelier is funny.

                • jjyank

                  No, but he’s a Cuban baseball player, so he don’t need no stinkin’ jokes.

                  • Pat D

                    If you’re trying to make a Treasure of the Sierra Madre reference, that wasn’t set in Cuba.

                    • Havok9120

                      And, despite the danger of starting a whole ‘nothing thread branch, I say again:

                      Whooooosh.

                    • jjyank

                      I wasn’t. I went with the craze everyone gets over every a Cuban guy gets even the slightest bit of hype.

          • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

            Bobby Moynihan’s drunk uncle skit at the Sandy concert at MSG was so not funny it was painful to watch.

          • MannyGeee

            The last funny fat guy died with Chris Farley. Jonah Hill is not funny as much as plays a funny character. That Josh Gad dude sucks.

            • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

              I was gonna say the last really funny fat guy was Farley. Gotta agree with you there.

  • Havok9120

    I will continue to think we’ll need Nunez on the roster until I can see the Captain fielding multiple days in a row without embarrassing himself. We need the safety net and Nix playing SS 4 days a week is something which needs to be avoided.

    • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

      Don’t you think Nunez is pretty much a lock for the 25 man roster?

      • Havok9120

        I do, unless Adams plays out of his mind all during the Spring at both 2nd and 3rd and the FO’s thinking lines up just perfectly to let him and Nix be the bench guys while letting Nunez be a full time SS. That or the combination of the Cap’n looking perfect and the FO thinking Nix can play SS fairly well. Something like that.

        It seems like a lot of little pegs need to fall in just the right holes for him to miss the roster out of ST.

    • jjyank

      Yeah, I agree. As I pointed out in the previous thread, Nix has only played 18 games at SS in the last 3 years combined. Right now, they need a real SS on the roster as a safety net.

      • trr

        Love DJ, but must agree. at this point does not seem that Nunez/Nix are the answer. Where can we find a viable SS that we can, ahem, afford?

        • Havok9120

          They’re definitely the answer this season. Not only because of the budget, but because they’re as good or better than anyone else that could readily be had (at least as far as I know).

          I mean, if Nunez weren’t on the team, he’s the kind of guy we’d need. Cheap, has upside on offense and defense, looks like he just needs a bit of polish, etc. We have what is more or less the perfect piece to caddy for Jeter. Were he any better, he’d be someone’s starter.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          In that role, it’s not even a matter of who you can afford. It’s who even fits the UTL role that’s out there to begin with.

      • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

        You don’t see Nunez referred to as a “real SS” too often. Let’s hope the baseball god of defense shines down upon him this year

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Unless the “SS” stands for “ShitShow.”

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Is the season about to start yet?

    • Havok9120

      Just eight days ’til the most pointless newsday in American sports.

      • Pat D

        No, that was six days ago.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        “PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORTED!!!!!! NOW WHAT?!?!”

        *looks with longing at 10-second video of Nik Turley playing catch*

        • Havok9120

          They don’t even do that most of the time!

          That’s my favorite part of that day: to “report” all they really need to do is confirm that they’re somewhere in the vicinity of Tampa. It’s hilarious.

          • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

            The big news every year is Mariano reporting a few days late.

            • Pat D

              The big news is the constant “Is this the year Mariano proves to be human?” story.

              Maybe we’ll be spared that this year?

              • Manny’s BanWagon (formerly Andy Pettitte’s Fibula)

                Doubt it. He’ll blow a save or 2 in April and it’ll be dragged out all over again.

                • Pat D

                  Well I thought that maybe because of the injury, that proved his humanity and so that coupled with his age won’t make a few blown saves in April all that surprising.

                • Havok9120

                  This. Many times this.

                  We might even get three WWWM weeks this year.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Does the Boss roll in his grave? C’MON!

        • MannyGeee

          The big news story is: “Who will be the Player X, Y and Z this season…”

          As in “Player X has shown up to camp in the best shape of his life, says he took a new workout approach with Player Z and the dividends are paying off…”

          Also, “Player Y has shown up 15 pounds overweight. Girardi is not impressed”…

          (Here’s a hint. One of these may or may not be Future Hall of Famer Ronnier Mustieller)