Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
It is sunny and cool and decidedly a fall day. The last day game at Yankee Stadium.
As Aaron Gleeman says, Happy Baseball.
My mom's first Yankee game since 1977.
My question is which Yankee is leading the team in unknowing into double plays? A-Rod?
I do like the concept of unknowing into double plays.
Sue Lyon came into Donovan's life at the end of 1965. This was two or three years before he met his "Jennifer Juniper" (Jenny Boyd). Lyon had starred in "Lolita" and "Night of the Iguana" before meeting Donovan. The couple dated until 1967 when Sue ended the relationship abruptly. Donovan had evidently slipped LSD in Sue's and her friend's drinking cup at a party. Sue described her trip as "frightening and disturbing" and she "felt her self-control disintegrating". After this incident Lyon never spoke to Donovan again until 1975. The two are now good friends and Sue attended Ione Skye's (Donovan's daughter) marriage to King Ad-Rock (with the Beastie Boys)
not bad, not bad...
barry bonds - 9
bobby bonds - 10
i use tiny little toothpicks for drumsticks - Vater Manhattan 7A (wood tip)
Vater Concert for snare drum playing & warming up (equivalent to a Vic Firth SD1 General)
when i was in high school, i played the old pro-mark Billy Cobham stick (808 nylon tip). later on, one of the times i met him (super nice guy!), he gave me a pair of his weird Vic Firth model sticks. i have 'em at my studio...
heart of the order is up. just win the damn game...
But I don't think they were intentionally throwing at him. They were pitching him inside, as they often do with Jeter. It would have hit him in the arm, I think, but he pulled back to avoid being hit, and it got his hand.
i sure hope he's okay to play tomorrow...
Also, that AB by Giambi is why I am looking forward to not having him in the middle of the lineup of next season.
Hopefully, tomorrow Jeter will play and get three hits; Arod will homer; Andy will get the win; and Mo will save the game.
Nice win. Wish I could have seen it. Not that I'm mad at Fox and Selig.
i was thinking oh good no daniel cabrera, jeter's hands are safe but scanning through the game thread sounds like he got plunked hard. certainly echo everyone else's thoughts that he can play tomorrow.
sounds like robbie is doing well - am a bit surprised they changed his stance already - but if it is working, who am i to question.
Jeter: "I'm playing tomorrow"
X-rays were negative on Derek Jeter's left hand. In what for him was unusual, he admitted that it hurts. But Jeter said he would be playing tomorrow night. He left the Stadium with his hand wrapped in a compression bandage to keep the swelling down.
Jeter was hit on roughly the same spot he was on May 20 by Daniel Cabrera. Some believe he may have broken a bone and kept playing but that has never been confirmed.
I was there today, and I was shocked at how many empty seats there were in the Stadium.
I was also not terribly impressed with young Mr. Aceves. The numbers look better than the pitching did.
34 I agree. I'm liking him more and more as a fourth outfielder. Now if they just had a real center fielder...
So basically, we want the same team back?
This is not a terrible team. This is an older but solid team that grossly underperformed and had key injuries. The worst offenders? The kids. Not the old guys... but Melky, Cano, Hughes and IPK.
I don't necessarily wan the same guys back, but I don't just want to dump them, but have them replaced with better players.
Giambi - Unfortunately, we don't know if Posada can catch. This is a HUGE problem, as it may keep us from getting a full time 1Bman and DH. If the Yankees decide NOT to get Tex, then ONE year of Giambi MIGHT make sense. Again, it depends on what another 1Bman will cost... in terms of contract length. At worst, Giambi is simply a ONE YEAR stopgap.
Matsui - I like Mats, but I think he has the least value to the Yanks, as I'm not sure if he is anything but a DH, and his contract (1/$13) actually makes him decent trade bait. However, if we keep Matsui, At worst, he is simply a ONE YEAR stopgap.
JD - We got 3 good years from JD. It seems we should quit while we're ahead. But again, is Dunn (no field, no run) that much better? Can we get Holliday or someone more attractive? Also, JD does NOT have a NT clause, and at 1/$13, could be traded at any time. At worst, he is simply a ONE YEAR stopgap.
Gardner - He ain't gonna bring anything worthwhile in trade, so he is simply, hopefully, a bit player. However, with his speed and D, if he can hit .250, he actually becomes somewhat valuable as a 4th OFer.
Bobby - It's too bad his D is so horrid as Bobby still does many things well. He is NOT the impact player of a few years ago, but he is still a solid, dependable player. People like Nady, but I think Bobby is still a better all-around player then the X-man. However, since JD and Mats are definitely gone after 2009, is 2/$27 reasonable for Bobby?
I am NOT advocating keeping any of the 4 vets. I am simply against a knee-jerk reaction to dumping them. There are many older, non-athletic vets still playing the game and contributing to their teams. You don't build a future from these guys, but 1 or 2 more years may not be a bad idea.
This will be a difficult winter for Cashman. This was NOT a one-and-done rebuilding year, but just the start of it. But maybe more then these guys, it will be Phil, Coke, AA, IPK, Humberto, Bruney, Melancon and other kids that determine how good a team we will have.
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