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#964026 --- 01/21/09 09:28 PM NY Yankees 2009
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Yankees fans...was just reading the Yanks website and looked at the depth chart. Gardner in CF? Am I missing something?

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/depth_chart/index.jsp?c_id=nyy
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#964833 --- 01/22/09 09:26 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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What?....no Melk-Dud or Johnny "throws like Mary" Demon in center???

I hear Bernie's put down his Gee-tar for a Bat this winter!

Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!

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#964846 --- 01/22/09 09:34 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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Hey...Melky wasn't an overpriced has been and I don't think Johnny has done too bad. Went and got a Damon jersey last year, dontcha know.
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#965215 --- 01/23/09 07:18 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Don't mind him momma. He still can't believe JD left his beloved team to go play in the great city of New York where they shower their players in money. He'll be bashing Manny soon enough no matter where he lands.
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#965260 --- 01/23/09 08:38 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: mutantmaster]
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The job is open. Gardener is on top of the depth chart, because after the way Melky performed last year, the Yankees do not want to just give him anything. Those 2 will fight it out, and Damon will occasionally get a start in CF. Damon will start the majority of games in LF, as he is no longer an everyday CF. Nady/Swisher will fight out for the RF job, and Matsuii will be the DH. Do not be surprised to see Nady, or Matsuii moved before the season.
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#966440 --- 01/25/09 03:04 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: mutantmaster]
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Originally Posted By: mutantmaster
Don't mind him momma. He still can't believe JD left his beloved team to go play in the great city of New York where they shower their players in money. He'll be bashing Manny soon enough no matter where he lands.


Manny's/Boras's self-inflicted lack of judgement has hurt him more than anything I'll ever have to say about him, "no matter where he lands". My bet is that he'll fulfill Coach's prediction and move either Nady, Matsui or Judas from LF, probably by the AS break.

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#966630 --- 01/25/09 06:56 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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#966657 --- 01/25/09 07:28 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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Originally Posted By: wedggie


I read this on MSN this morning and find it appalling that the team doctors told George that Torre had cancer before they told Torre!
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#967592 --- 01/26/09 07:06 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Andy stays in pinstripes
01/26/09 6:40 PM EST

Pettitte holding onto his pinstripes
Veteran left-hander agrees to incentive-laden, one-year deal
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com



NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte never needed to hear the offers that might have awaited him in free agency. He had decided that by the time winter turned to spring, he would have somehow wound up back with the Yankees.
It took longer than expected, but Pettitte has finally crossed the finish line. The veteran left-hander agreed Monday to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Yankees, with incentives that could push the total value of the deal to $12 million.

"There was no other team ever brought into the equation," Pettitte said. "My mind never changed. I wanted to come back to the Yankees, and in my mind, I was going to be back."

Discussions between Pettitte's representatives and general manager Brian Cashman had continued for weeks, with both sides insistent that they wanted to work out a deal. But, as Cashman said at one point, it had grown more complicated.

"Andy said every step of the way that he wanted to be a Yankee," Cashman said. "I remember him telling me at one point in this process, 'Cash, if you guys want me back, we will find a way to get this thing done.' He honored that."

While the negotiations were described as cordial, the two sides had one major stumbling block to get past. The 36-year-old's agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks, advised Pettitte that the Yankees' initial offer -- one year at $10.5 million -- represented too large of a pay cut it represents from the $16 million he earned in each of the last two seasons.

Pettitte said that he believed Cashman's word that the Yankees wanted him back, and once he had decided to pitch in November, he decided that it would only be for the Yankees.

He did check in with Joe Torre at one point about possible relocation out west, but even the Dodgers manager expected Pettitte would eventually hammer something out in New York.

"I felt quite sure that one way or the other, we were going to get something worked out," Pettitte said. "I'd be lying if I didn't say, 'Heck, is this going to ever get done?' It was taking so long. I was very impatient, and it tried my patience. But I just trusted that things would work out."

Though Randy Hendricks said that he was certain Pettitte could have found more money in free agency, he was tethered to his client's wishes of pitching for only the Yankees. Pettitte isn't thrilled about the pay cut, but the end destination is what he was more concerned with.

"I guess it does take a shot at your pride a little bit," Pettitte said. "But when you put all that aside, I wanted to play for the New York Yankees. That was the bottom line. I wanted to be there and play in that new stadium."

The Yankees remained unwilling to budge from the neighborhood of their original offer, exhibiting tight wallets in harsh contrast to the $423.5 million in combined commitments that wooed CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira.


After the Yankees inked Teixeira to an eight-year, $180 million deal two days before Christmas, even Pettitte began to wonder if there would be anything left in the organization's coffers for him.
Had Pettitte not agreed to get creative with the structure of his deal, there might not have been. After completing business at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Cashman met with Pettitte face-to-face in Houston on Dec. 11, a detour that set the negotiations back on track.

There, Pettitte informed Cashman that he had "absolutely no problem" with the idea of an incentive-based contract, a concept that the Steinbrenners signed off on. With less than three weeks remaining before Yankees pitchers and catchers report to Tampa, Fla., Hendricks called Pettitte and informed him that the club had made its last offer.

"I think Cash and I both knew that if we don't get it done now, we'll probably never get it done, and time will pass this by," Hendricks said. "We just made a committed effort to roll up our sleeves and put a pencil to everything."

Pettitte said that, having heard the final parameters, his response did not require much thought.

"We were at the end of the line and I needed to make a decision," Pettitte said. "I'm extremely happy to be coming back."

Hendricks was asked if his camp had any regrets in not taking the original flat offer of $10.5 million, which would have represented a $5.5 million cut. Instead, Pettitte is taking a gamble by decreasing his base pay by $10.5 million.

"I think time will tell," Hendricks said. "If in fact Andy does in 2009 what he's done before, he'll actually make more money, so in that case we'll have no regrets. If things go wrong, we might be in a position to say we should have taken the left fork in the road."

If Pettitte remains healthy and performs to caliber, an increase should be reachable. Last season, Pettitte was 14-14 with a 4.54 ERA in 33 starts last season and has logged at least 200 innings in four straight seasons.

But he was hampered by a shoulder injury that forced him to falter down the stretch last year, going 2-7 with a 6.23 ERA over his last 11 starts. The Yankees ordered a medical exam on Pettitte late in September and were pleasantly surprised when it came back clean, with only rest needed to restore Pettitte's strength.

Pettitte slots in as the likely fourth starter in a rotation that will be headlined by Sabathia and Burnett. Chien-Ming Wang is expected to serve as the No. 3 starter, coming back from his season-ending foot injury, and Joba Chamberlain rounds out the rotation as the No. 5 starter.

"I'm very excited about it," Pettitte said. "With every signing that we did, for me, it was, 'OK, I'm coming back. I want to be part of this.' I just think that we're going to have an unbelievable staff."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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#1005324 --- 04/06/09 05:23 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Your 180 million dollar pitcher looked good today against my O`s LMAO.
4 1/3 innings, 8 hits,6 earned runs, 5 walks, no k`s

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#1005337 --- 04/06/09 05:44 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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I was hoping you weren't watching this ;\)
I left work early to come home and watch. Pitiful.
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#1005340 --- 04/06/09 05:50 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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HERES THE COMEBACK!!! LETS GO BOYSSSSSSSSSSSS

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#1005348 --- 04/06/09 06:04 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: PYmastersteve]
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Yep, only the 7th. Fingers and toes crossed.
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#1005358 --- 04/06/09 06:34 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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That might be the only homer Izturis hits all year but it sure came at a great time.

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#1005367 --- 04/06/09 06:56 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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I can't believe how bad the Yanks pitching is in this game. Oh, Matsui will hit more, trust me (I hope!).
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#1005369 --- 04/06/09 07:02 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Well, it's only 1 game. I know my O`s will finish in 4th or 5th place in the division so I have to enjoy it while I can here.

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#1005375 --- 04/06/09 07:12 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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Ya know RG, your batters look good. It's their pitching. And the Yanks stunk it up in that department today. I'm excited about that rookie catcher you got coming up.
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#1005386 --- 04/06/09 07:25 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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I agree with everything you just said. The O`s lineup is pretty solid. The catcher Matt Weiters will be up in about a month or so and he is the real deal. The #1 prospect as rated by baseball America.
The pitching is suspect to say the least. The only 2 starters who are sure to get the ball every 5 games are Guthrie and the new Japanese star Uehara. After that it`s dicey. If any of the other 3 falter we have 3 young studs waiting at AAA Norfolk, and 1 of them is in baseball Americas top 5 and another is in the top 20. Might be future steals for your fantasy play. Their names are Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta.You may want to watch the O`s rotation as it develops and see if one of these 3 gets promoted, they are all horses.
With all that being said I think we will be able to contend next year.

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#1005439 --- 04/06/09 08:41 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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We had our live fantasy draft last weekend and Weiters went in the 6th round. Pretty amazing since he's starting in the minors. Many a sports eye is on him.
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#1005646 --- 04/07/09 09:00 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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darn, they are not going to go 162-0, who knew.
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#1006573 --- 04/08/09 02:58 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Coach64]
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oh! & 1, yanks! My tearduct's overfloweth! Beckett K's his usual 10 last night! Go Sox!

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#1006593 --- 04/08/09 04:04 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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#1006626 --- 04/08/09 05:56 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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The season just started. Stay tuned. We're heading down to NYC end of June for two games. I'm sure there will be a new reason for Yankee haters to jump for joy in the news by then.
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#1006635 --- 04/08/09 06:25 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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Oh, Jose, say it ain't so.

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#1006666 --- 04/08/09 06:57 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Originally Posted By: Highlander
Oh, Jose, say it ain't so.

LINK !!!


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#1006683 --- 04/08/09 07:20 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Jose must be right. Right? Now what?

Pssst! I heard Yogi confided to Joba that the Babe was on the "juice".


Edited by wedggie (04/08/09 07:34 PM)

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#1006705 --- 04/08/09 07:42 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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Great game tonight....
Go Birds!

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#1006782 --- 04/08/09 10:16 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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OK, RG...it's April. Don't get excited.
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#1006982 --- 04/09/09 11:16 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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#1007148 --- 04/09/09 06:32 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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Originally Posted By: RedGreen


Whatcha sweepin? Didn't happen.
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#1013251 --- 04/22/09 05:43 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/gameTrax?gameId=290422110&MSNHPHMA

That was a marathon. On to Fenway for the weekend.
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#1015442 --- 04/27/09 04:07 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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OOOOHHHH, don't think you like what happened in Boston. Andy must have been thinking about next year when they stole home on him.GO SOX!!!

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#1015471 --- 04/27/09 05:50 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: peppie]
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Ha, you're right about that. Stealing home? Blowing a 6-0 lead on Saturday? That was just plain ugly.
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#1017230 --- 04/30/09 06:58 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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From the NYY website. Did anyone else see this? I thought, what the heck?

False alarm halts Tigers-Yanks game
Emergency alert sounds at Comerica in bottom of eighth
Joba ties a ribbon on road trip with win
By Jason Beck / MLB.com

04/29/09 11:25 PM ET

DETROIT -- Most of the current Tigers weren't around during the first few years of Comerica Park, when one of the stadium's kinks included an emergency alarm system that seemed a bit sensitive. So when the sirens sounded in the eighth inning of Wednesday's nationally televised game between the Tigers and Yankees, everything and everybody seemed to stop, not just the game.

In these times, even when everybody suspects a false alarm, no one is sure whether to behave like it is.

"In this day and age, you take it very serious," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "Fortunately, it was false."

The Tigers were batting in the bottom of the eighth against Yankees reliever Phil Coke when the alarms went off around the ballpark with flashing lights and a recorded message, advising fans to head toward the exits without using the elevators. There was no visible emergency, leaving fans, players and umpires looking around to decide what to do. Fans began to file toward the concourse, but many players remained on the field to wait for instructions.

"At first, I thought it was false," said Tigers leadoff man Curtis Granderson, who was in the dugout at the time. "But the fact [is] that I've been here since '04 and I've never heard anything like that before. Then I see the fans with no hesitation getting out. I see Johnny Damon getting ready to run off the field.

"I thought I was in a good spot with the cement dugout. If somebody was going to say to move, then I'd go ahead and take it from there. But you always have to kind of be cautious of something going on, especially the warnings that are being given."

All the while, the confusion played out on ESPN, which had the national broadcast as part of the Wednesday night package.

Home-plate umpire Brian Runge was ready to call the players off the field, Leyland said, until he called stadium personnel and was told there was no emergency.

Tigers vice president of communications Ron Colangelo said a fire alarm went off near one of the stadium concession stands. The way the system works, Colangelo said, one alarm triggers all of the alarms.

Once stadium security turned off the sirens, play soon resumed and many fans returned to their seats. Others kept on going and left. And the Tigers were given a not-so-subtle reminder that the alarm system worked.

"I wasn't sure it was false," Leyland said. "I mean, that's why they've got the alarm. So when it goes off, your first thought process is not that somebody's screwing around."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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#1017266 --- 04/30/09 07:50 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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On the telly, it seemed like that entire fiasco was over before it even started.

Are you watching tonight,nymmamma ?
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#1017267 --- 04/30/09 08:01 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Adam Jones from Baltimore has a bye, so I put Damon in, and I'm doing well in fantasy, thank you very much, Highlander.
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#1017846 --- 05/01/09 10:02 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com

05/01/09 10:50 PM ET

Box >
NEW YORK -- Apparently, the Yankees can score in bunches, too.

Jorge Posada hit a walk-off two-run single as the Yankees made up for a six-run inning by staging two critical rallies of their own to escape with a 10-9 win over the Angels.

Mark Teixeira drew a leadoff walk off Angels closer Brian Fuentes to set up the winning rally in the ninth, and Hideki Matsui and Robinson Cano hit consecutive singles to load the bases with no outs. Then, still with no outs, Posada laced a pitch into left-center field, scoring two and sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Everything seemed to unravel for the Yankees in the sixth inning, when the Angels struck for six runs off Andy Pettitte and reliever Mark Melancon. With the bases loaded and two runs already in, Gary Matthews Jr. struck the big blow with a three-run triple on Melancon's first pitch of the game.

After Jose Veras allowed singles to the first three hitters he faced in the seventh inning, Jeff Mathis successfully converted a suicide squeeze for the Angels' eighth run.

But the Yankees moved closer in the eighth inning, scoring four times on Melky Cabrera's RBI single, Ramiro Pena's two-run single and Derek Jeter's groundout.

The Yankees staged another rally in a four-run first inning, highlighted by Posada's two-run home run. But they could do no further damage against Angels starter Jered Weaver, who recovered to pitch six effective innings.

That rally cost the Yankees, too, when Weaver plunked Nick Swisher on the right elbow with a pitch. Swisher remained in the game for one more inning before leaving with a bruised right elbow. X-rays were negative, and he is day-to-day.
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#1025678 --- 05/17/09 05:41 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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#1025708 --- 05/17/09 07:47 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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UH OH, the yankwee's are on a 3 game tear, time to pull out the old 2000 world series hats and t-shirts. \:o \:o \:D

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#1025709 --- 05/17/09 07:50 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: manofveal]
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One more tomorrow and it's a sweep. Oh yea. ;\)
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#1025727 --- 05/17/09 08:23 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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A Rod - Tex, the next coming of Manny - Ortiz !!

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#1025728 --- 05/17/09 08:25 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Originally Posted By: Highlander
A Rod - Tex, the next coming of Manny - Ortiz !!

That isn't funny.
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#1025937 --- 05/18/09 08:21 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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In other excting news....

Brett Gardner 2

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#1026082 --- 05/18/09 01:43 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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A-ROD is BACK!!

Ummm...think thats the BEST Yankee fans are gonna get from him this season. It's a nasty injury.


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#1026218 --- 05/18/09 06:52 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Coach64]
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Originally Posted By: Coach64
In other excting news....

Brett Gardner 2

Big Pop Up 0

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#1027380 --- 05/20/09 05:16 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Very cool story. Tonight's game!


Candor Teacher to be Yankees honorary Bat Girl

Story Updated: May 20, 2009 at 2:25 PM EDT

Candor throws a championship celebration for a teacher fighting breast cancer.

Hundreds of students, teachers and community members rallied together outside the Candor Elementary School.

First grade teacher Polly Tompkins was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Tonight, she will serve as the honorary bat girl for the New York Yankees, her favorite team.

Another teacher at the school submitted a letter to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation nominating Tompkins for the opportunity.

The community cheered her on, and led a procession from the school as she left for the game.

"I am very blessed with the amount of love and support I have received since my recent diagnosis. And I'm very overwhelmed but so, so grateful I have all of these people behind me," said Polly Tomkins, a Candor Elementary School teacher who is fighting breast cancer.

WBNG is following Polly's story.

We'll have more starting this evening on Action News at 5

Community helps Candor teacher win contest to be Yankees bat girlBy Valerie Zehl Gannett News Service vzehl@gannett.com May 20, 2009

Her sky-blue eyes are bright as ever, her smile is sunny. Her heart beats strong for friends and family, for her first-graders and for her beloved New York Yankees.

Were it not for the pink turban covering her bare scalp, Polly Tompkins of Candor would be a picture of robust health.

But rather than taking her annual vacation to watch the Yankees practice in Florida this spring, the 38-year-old teacher had to start chemotherapy again.

She thought she had left breast cancer behind two years ago. Instead, renegade cells proliferated in her liver and bones.

Fellow Candor elementary teacher Kate Handy felt powerless and overwhelmed by the bad news, she says. That is, until she noticed a little pink button on the Major League Baseball Web site.

For the fifth year, Major League Baseball, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Louisville Slugger offered a chance for a woman with a connection to breast cancer to win the distinction of being Honorary Bat Girl for a home game though a contest called "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer."

Kate worked late into the night, tears fogging her vision as she wrote an essay to win that precious place for her friend.

Her words about Polly were posted, along with hundreds of other essays. A panel would judge them based on connectedness to breast cancer, originality, quality and public appeal, as shown by the number of votes cast online.

Friends and family told everybody they knew, spread the word via Facebook and contacted other teachers she knew around the country - who in turn contacted people in China, England, Hawaii and elsewhere. Kate's computer lab set the Web site as a home page so every student could vote for Miss Tompkins.

Pretty soon it seemed that every corner of the community got involved.

The Candor market posted a sign: "Come on in and vote for Polly." Kate took her daughter to Iron Kettle Farm to see the baby goats - and there was a laptop accessible on the counter.

At week's end, after some 2.2 million votes had been cast, Polly won the contest.

If the weather cooperates today, at least two buses full of fans will head for the Big Apple, where they'll cheer for their hometown girl in an evening game against the Baltimore Orioles.



Edited by ~livinontheedge~ (05/20/09 05:21 PM)
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#1027421 --- 05/20/09 06:27 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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That's awesome! They showed Jete giving her a kiss on the cheek!
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#1027428 --- 05/20/09 06:34 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Crap, I missed it by minutes!

Had some company pull in the driveway...

Will they be showing this game again, you think?
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#1027429 --- 05/20/09 06:35 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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Sometimes they replay it on the YES channel. Or, try going to NY Yankees website later and they may have video or a photo.
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#1027439 --- 05/20/09 06:50 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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It seems Ms. Polly is a good luck charm so far tonight !!!
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#1027440 --- 05/20/09 06:52 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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They just showed it again between innings!
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#1027447 --- 05/20/09 06:55 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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UGH, I can't believe I missed it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Polly has a very long road ahead of her. I'm willing to bet this whole thing puts a smile on her face every time she thinks about it. They had a big parade at school for her today, with all the kids carrying big signs supporting her, before she left---with the 100+ people that were going with her.

Kudos to Candor Elementary for all of their support.
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#1027449 --- 05/20/09 06:56 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Originally Posted By: nymmamma
They just showed it again between innings!


Sure they did. While I'm sitting in my office complaining that I missed it....for crissakes...
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#1027594 --- 05/20/09 09:40 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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#1027671 --- 05/21/09 05:20 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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I thought News Channel 9 might have shown it this morning with the highlights of the game, but ohhh nooooo....

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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#1028113 --- 05/21/09 09:13 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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9 wins in a row for the Yanks!
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#1033613 --- 06/04/09 07:37 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/arti...t=.jsp&c_id=nyy

Are you kidding me? Padilla HITS...as in makes contact with...Teixeria not once, but twice. Burnett throws a pitch a foot over the batter's head to say "knock it off" and six game suspension?
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#1041307 --- 06/21/09 07:17 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Daisy Duke]
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Good job Jete...hit the ball right up the middle instead of pulling it, strand Gardner on 3rd, and lose in the 9th. \:\(
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#1042230 --- 06/23/09 07:43 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Daisy Duke]
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Yanks still sucking, eh?????????? LOL!

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#1042245 --- 06/23/09 08:25 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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#1042457 --- 06/24/09 08:53 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Daisy Duke]
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Shouldn't this tread be in the backporch section ?
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#1042510 --- 06/24/09 11:11 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: ovidtech]
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Shouldn't this tread be in the backporch section ?
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It will be. Soon as these Yankee fans realize their beloved Bronx Bombers are going belly-up.
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#1054148 --- 07/21/09 08:11 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Santa_Cruzer]
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LOL......You must be married to Wedg...Injury bug starting to get the Red Sux.....and where did all the hitting go? I feel bad...go Bombers!

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#1054398 --- 07/22/09 08:28 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: SportsRef1]
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How are things SportsRef?
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#1054403 --- 07/22/09 08:37 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Coach64]
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Very good......you?

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#1054408 --- 07/22/09 08:52 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: SportsRef1]
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Absolutely great.....got a future little coach on the way....nothing could be better.
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#1054450 --- 07/22/09 11:06 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Coach64]
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Congrats to you and the Mrs.

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#1066785 --- 08/19/09 02:11 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: SportsRef1]
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I love watching baseball again the yankees are keeping me interested this year

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#1068355 --- 08/23/09 02:06 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: PYmastersteve]
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Originally Posted By: PYmastersteve
I love watching baseball again the yankees are keeping me interested this year




i feel bad for you

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#1068360 --- 08/23/09 03:01 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: manofveal]
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Oh now now, yesterday was one bad game. First in a long time and inevitable.
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#1082393 --- 09/28/09 06:19 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Santa_Cruzer]
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Originally Posted By: ovidtech
Shouldn't this tread be in the backporch section ?
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It will be. Soon as these Yankee fans realize their beloved Bronx Bombers are going belly-up.


A better idea might be to change the name of the thread to "RED SOX 2009"
and then move it......

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#1091688 --- 10/21/09 09:50 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Santa_Cruzer]
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Your'e right on with this prediction son! You and wedgemeat better break out the voodoo dolls! ahahahahahahahahahahahah1
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#1091822 --- 10/21/09 03:42 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: mutantmaster]
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I had a feeling you'd be dropping in. \:\) It's not looking good for the Halo's. Grrr lol. \:D

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#1092374 --- 10/22/09 03:55 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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Yanks = Phillies should make for a GREAT series !!

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#1092786 --- 10/23/09 04:56 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Phillies/Angels would make an even BETTER ONE! YEOOOWWWWW!!!!!

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#1094626 --- 10/27/09 02:08 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Miatasportscar]
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weather in the Bronx tomorrow:

Wednesday
Rain. Near steady temperature in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.

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#1094655 --- 10/27/09 04:13 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Late postseason a gamble baseball will eventually lose

NEW YORK -- Everybody knows the problem.
Push baseball back into late October, there's a bigger chance of bad weather. Push it into November, and the chances go up again.
The decision to push the postseason this late into the year comes with the threat of rain or possibly worse. (AP)
As colleague Mike Freeman said just after baseball wisely postponed Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, they're playing with fire -- or rain.


At least baseball officials had the sense to call Saturday's game early, and at least the forecast for the next couple of days in New York doesn't include any more rain. There was no reason to try to play Saturday, risking delays, horrible playing conditions and maybe something like what happened in Game 5 of last year's World Series.

Now they play Game 6 on Sunday, they play Game 7 if needed on Monday, and they still start the World Series on schedule Wednesday night. Saturday's rainout could end up benefitting the Angels, but it's not a disaster for anyone, except perhaps the television people who didn't want to program a Game 7 against Monday Night Football.

This one wasn't a disaster. The next one could be.
Or the one after that.
Push the postseason later and later, and the weather becomes more and more of a problem. And the worst thing for baseball is that it's a problem without a good solution.
Couldn't they take all these extra off days out of the postseason? Sure, but not if you want the World Series to start on a Wednesday. The TV people insisted on a Wednesday start for better ratings, and baseball agreed. Don't count on them changing it back to Saturday.

Couldn't they shorten the first round from best-of-5 to best-of-3? Not likely. There's been more of a push to lengthen it to seven games than to shorten it to three. Couldn't they start the regular season earlier? Then you run into weather problems in all the northern cities in March, instead of in a few cities in November.

Couldn't they shorten the regular season? With the average attendance at 30,000 a game, you show me an owner who will be willing to give up any home dates. And show me a player who will take a pay cut to play fewer games.

How about scheduling doubleheaders? Same answer. With 30,000 average attendance in ballparks that hold about 40,000, you show me where it makes financial sense to play two games for one admission. Besides, with 21st century attention spans, you show me a fan who is willing to sit through two games in one day.

But if you're not going to crunch the off days out of the postseason, and you're not going to shorten any of the series, and you're not going to start the regular season earlier, and you're not going to shorten the regular season, and you're not going to schedule doubleheaders ...

Then you're going to get a lot more postseason postponements (and a lot more columns about postseason postponements!).

Perhaps they could start the regular season just half a week earlier, beginning on a Wednesday or Thursday instead of on a Sunday night. Then they could end the season at midweek, too, starting the playoffs a few days earlier and removing enough off days to bring the World Series forward by one week.

Perhaps, except so far baseball has shown little interest in such a move.

A few more nights like Saturday, or a few nights a lot worse than Saturday, and maybe that interest would increase.

The facts are simple.

In 1968, Game 7 of the World Series was played on Oct. 10. In 1987, Game 7 was played on Oct. 25. A Game 7 this year would be on Nov. 5, and the preliminary schedule for next year would place it on Nov. 4.

Average rainfall in New York in October is 3 inches. Average rainfall in New York in November is 4 inches.

It's no different in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago or any other northern city. Even in Southern California, there's a lot bigger chance of November rain than October rain, although out there we're talking an 8/10ths of an inch average in November, as opposed to a quarter of an inch in October.

Don't even ask what happens if the Twins, with their new open-air stadium, make the World Series again. Good luck finishing that World Series before spring training begins.
At least Saturday it was just rain, a storm that just as easily could have postponed a game in July.

One of these times, it's going to be a snowstorm that settles in and makes the field unplayable for a week. We know that's what we're heading for. Everybody knows it.

And baseball still doesn't have a good solution.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/12416097


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#1095306 --- 10/28/09 02:57 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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The tarp has just been taken off the field.
It appears they will get this one in tonight!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yehfRlmLW5o&feature=related

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#1095592 --- 10/28/09 11:18 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Phillies win.
Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Phillies win.
Bye bye home field advantage.

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#1095914 --- 10/29/09 01:55 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: RedGreen]
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Gotta root for something eh Redgreen. When your team is out of it by May I guess it's understandable. Oh well there's always next year...again!
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#1095989 --- 10/29/09 03:47 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: mutantmaster]
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You pretty much nailed it lol.

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