Open Thread: 2/20 Camp Notes



For the first time this year, the entire Yankees team worked out on Thursday. Position players reported yesterday so the first full squad workout was held today, meaning the first Grapefruit League game is less than one week away. Hooray for that. Here’s a recap of the day in Tampa.

Here is your nightly open thread. Neither the Knicks or Nets are playing, so you’re left with the Olympics and whatever college basketball you can find. Talk about anything here, enjoy.


  1. Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks) says:

    No, no the flu is not an injury. I do not subscribe!

  2. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    Not to be a jerk but how can Hideki be a guest instructor for American/Latino players—doesn’t he not speak English? “Hit barr hard.” Nice gesture by the Yankees though, I loved watching Godzilla play.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      My impression of Japanese players is that they want to have interpreters because they want to be fully understood and not because they aren’t, at least, proficient.

      The guys spent eight years in the Yankee locker room. He’ll do just fine. I assume he didn’t exactly sit in the corner the entire time.

      • The Great Gonzo says:

        Also, didn’t Matsui spend time over the past year as a “roaming instructor” in our minor league system? Thought Mike had mentioned that in the original post when they announced Matsui would be through. I’m sure he did a fine job.

        FWIW, I would take his advise in hot to approach hitting over many other guys that they could trot through there…

        And, if we want to play that game… there are a total of three Japanese born players on the 40 man roster, and only two black man on the roster (plus Jeter, as his father is black, so lets take 2.5). What is Willie Randolph doing at camp as a guest instructor, all things being equal?

      • Ed says:

        I think the interpreters are basically there to provide a little cultural sanitation on the answers. Basically to avoid having interviews that go like this:


        • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

          This would make non-Americans……..unsanitized?

          *walks away slowly*

          • Ed says:

            I think you know exactly what I mean, but just in case you don’t…

            Park gave an honest answer to the question and clearly had no idea why everyone in the room was laughing at him. An interpreter hired by the team would be trained in dealing with the press and would have known that “I had diarrhea” isn’t a good thing to say. It likely would’ve been toned down to something more like “I wasn’t feeling well,” which would’ve been an acceptable answer that would’ve been forgotten about by the next day.

    • Mr. Roth says:

      Did umpires need a translator to call balls and strikes when he was at bat?

  3. Sportie says:

    if the yankees already have three outfielders , then why don’t they have Alfonso Soriano play second base?

  4. Sportie says:

    how many wins do you think the yankees will get in 2013?

  5. BamBamMusings says:

    #DerekJeter #FaceOfMLB is trailing Joe Bats by 2 points.

    Lets pick up the slack! http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2014/faceofmlb/

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I hate to sound rude, but dude. Shut the fuck up. this is at least the third consecutive thread. Nobody really gives a shit about this.

      • Old time yank says:

        This is a Yankees message board. He can post support for the team and incourage us to vote if he wants to. If you don’t like it, why don’t you just move on with your life instead of posting a tirade?

      • Mo'sNose says:

        I care.

        Didn’t know we had a spokesperson for the message boards? Oh wait, is that you K-Long?

        • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

          Other than Preston, that’s two screennames we’ve never heard of suddenly showing up in order to defend the integrity of the forum.

          I hadn’t noticed the posts Dalek was referring to either so, no, they didn’t bother me either, but are you here because you didn’t like Dalek’s comment, or are you really here to insult regular commenters? He’ll still be here tomorrow, and you’ll be under your twentieth screen name.

      • Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

        Dude who do you think you are Cashman?

  6. Dalek Jeter says:

    DOOOM (in the form of flu.)

  7. Kiko Jones says:

    MLB dropped their lawsuit against Biogenesis/Tony Bosch…

  8. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    How’s Gardner?

    Yesterday, during the news conference Gardner was the only one not in uniform.

  9. LarryM Fl says:

    Jeter looks real slim in the picture. I hope he has enough body fat to make it through April.

  10. MD says:

    Jeter looks slim. This guys doesn’t. Classic. And remember he used PEDs not for strength but to cut weight.


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