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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Spring training live in-game posts below:

Mariano threw only two balls in his outing. Struck out two looking, and had one comebacker to the mound. Corwin points out that maybe one reason Mo’s arm never breaks down is he doesn’t throw any breaking pitches at all. Hm.

Feels really good to see Jorge greet Mariano on the mound.

And now Sabathia got all stiff during the long inning and walked Jack Wilson on four pitches.Then was plodding along against the next batter but caught him looking.

The inning continues. They put Cano in to pinch hit for matsui. I guess after an RBI double and a homer they figured he was done.

The third inning is still going on. The Yankees have batter around, and there are still two on and one out.

The Yankees have knocked Virgil Vasquez from the game with three doubles and a homer (Matsui) in the third. They are playing Irish-ish music between innings.

Sabathia has now struck out 6 of 9 batters. Coming up next inning, Jack Wilson of the Pirates will be leading off. Is he another shortstop who wears number two because he grew up idolizing Jeter? Like Troy Tuliewitsky in Colorado?

Sabathia is not spotting the fastball well tonight, but the change up is devastating! He has struck out 4 of 6 batters faced but the Pirates did scratch a run.

At the risk of stating the obvious, Sabathia is One Big Dude. Struck out Nyjer Morgan to open the game.

Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field

It’s the first sign of bad weather we’ve had so far on the trip. Gray clouds and a bare sprinkle of rain. It being St. Patrick’s Day, lots of folks are wearing green. The opponent tonight is the Pirates. This means I just saw a guy dressed as a pirate leprechaun.

Web site weirdness

Apologies for the duplicate posts. Also, my intention was to post live from the games and then after the game consolidate all the posts into one large readable post and delete all the small one liners.

For some reason, my web site is not allowing me to DELETE anything. Strange, no? I won’t be able to fix it until I am back in the office, and I am on the road for a few more days yet, so please bear with me and the many many posts. Perhaps at tonight’s game I will just keep adding to the one post instead of creating new ones…?

Web site weirdness

Apologies for the duplicate posts. Also, my intention was to post live from the games and then after the game consolidate all the posts into one large readable post and delete all the small one liners. For some reason, my web site is not allowing me to DELETE anything. Strange, no? I won’t be able […]

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Cash was on deck last inning so we grilled his pals over whether he was always a catcher, that is, did he always have those ham hocks for legs? Or as Corwin put it, “catcher’s butt”? Apparently he was a third baseman until after he went pro. “but he always walked funny, like he’s wearing […]

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Cash was on deck last inning so we grilled his pals over whether he was always a catcher, that is, did he always have those ham hocks for legs? Or as corwin put it, “catcher’s butt”? Apparently he was a third baseman until after he went pro. “but he always walked funny, like he’s wearing […]

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The Yankees broke it open in the 6th, sending 11 men to the plate. One of them was Kevin Cash, making our friends happy. Cash hit a pop foul on the first pitch that ended up just fair and ended up in the seats. RBI ground rule double. With such a big lead, Igawa gets […]

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Igawa got out of the fifth without giving up a run but he didn’t look good. How much of that is our expectation, I don’t know but he threw a lot of balls. Second inning of work Igawa’s bacon was saved by an amazing but ugly grab to start a DP by Edwardo Nunez. Nunez […]

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Oh no. Kei Igawa.

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Cody Ransom looks really good today on both offense and defense. Now if he was 23 instead of 33 he would be a hot prospect. Nick Swisher uses Jimi Hendrix as at bat music and Joba has AC DC.

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They put the shift on Howard and got the ground ball but didn’t get him out because he hit it too softly. The guys sitting behind us played high school baseball with Kevin Cash. So we hope he gets in the game. Lately we’ve seen Cervelli and Montero though. Bruney pitching now.

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Just wrote “failed pitch out” in my scorecard. Nunez stole second on a pitch out but the catcher had butterfingers. Yesterday’s trivia quiz was tricky. Who was the first yankee batter announced by Bob Sheppard? I will answer next inning…