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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

August 30, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Is Jeter actually hurt and just hiding it? Hits .250 off righties this season. @YankeesWFAN @Ledger_Yankees @BloggingBombers @LoHudYankees #

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

August 08, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Nghh. Got in at 1am last night thanks to rain delay & extra innings and just could not get up for the Black Sox panel this morning. #sabr40 #
  • Supposedly some nifty new revelations about the Black Sox and Joe Jackson were revealed today, but I needed sleep. Fill me in #sabr40 #
  • Why does the Wall Street Journal use the term "mass paperback" instead of "mass market paperback"? Did I miss a memo somewhere? #
  • Cooling my heels outside the banquet waiting for the speakers to start. No seats. I'll have to sit on the floor in the back to blog. #sabr40 #
  • Recap of Braves GM John Schuerholz's speech at #sabr40 posted at Why I Like Baseball: http://ow.ly/2mrtN #
  • Notes from the New Technologies panel at #sabr40 (pitchf/x, Trackman doppler radar, etc) http://ow.ly/2mspD #
  • CC Sabathia left some balls over the plate in the 1st 2 innings, then shut down the Sox after that. Mo did the rest. #sabr40 #

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SABR 40: New Technologies in Baseball Panel

August 07, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

New Technologies in Baseball Panel
Measuring ball flight using Sportvision’s PITCHf/x, HITf/x, and FIELDf/x
Trackman’s Doppler Radar Technology

Official description: Alan Nathan moderates a discussion of the latest developments in Sportsvision’s PITCHf/x, HITf/x and FIELDf/x, and TrackMan’s radar technology used to measure ball flight.
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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

August 07, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • One of the best pro panels ever. Bobby Cox, Phil Niekro, Marke Lemke, Ron Gant, spoke at #sabr40 Recap: http://ow.ly/2m1DJ #
  • Did Mantle's famous homer travel 565 feet? Alan Nathan says it *might* have: http://ow.ly/2m39C #
  • More analysis: are outs on the bases worse than others? Is hitting with RISP random or a skill? Today at #sabr40 recap: http://ow.ly/2m6qA #
  • And now I REALLY need a nap. Going to go take one. #sabr40 #
  • Vince Gennaro rocks the house. #sabr40 (will post notes on his talk in a bit) Economics was never so much fun. #
  • @Baseballisms So glad you made it! #
  • This afternoon's research presentations recapped from #sabr40 at http://www.whyilikebaseball.com/ #

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

August 06, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Follow the action from SABR 40 via hashtag #sabr40 and detailed writeups every few hours at my blog http://whyilikebaseball.com #
  • Argh. It would appear Why I Like Baseball is down at the moment. If only it were because so many millions of you are accessing it…? #
  • Days of rest make a negligible effect on pitching performance! But cumulative pitch count over previous 5 & 10 games has effect. #sabr40 #
  • Alas it appears the cable modem at my office is horked and won't be unhorked until 10pm tonight. Why I Like Baseball off until then. #sabr40 #

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LIveblogging SABR Tomorrow

August 05, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

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Writers Wanted for Yankees Annual

August 05, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

August 02, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

August 01, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Lance Berkman is a Yankee and Nick Johnson is out of a job. #

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Yankees Writers Wanted

August 01, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

Yankees Annual Call for Submissions
Deadline for pitches: August 15th

For the fifth year in a row, I will be editing the Maple Street Press YANKEES ANNUAL. This a pre-season magazine, released at the end of February. Roughly half the content of the magazine is focused on the major league team, while the other half is split between the minor league system/prospects and historical articles. Contributors run the gamut from national baseball writers and beat writers to bloggers and freelance historians.

I am accepting pitches for articles to include in the 2011 Annual until August 15th, 2010.
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Another Day at the Ballpark

July 26, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Back at the ballpark. It's ever so slightly cooler than yesterday… Not by much. We got here early today trying to avoid the Dominican Day #
  • Parade, which is on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Good side effect, great parking and we were early enough to get free umbrellas! #
  • Unlike yesterday when I was too old to get the lunch box, today the guy asked if I was over 21. Hah. We came in Gate 8 and discovered the #
  • designated driver signup stand is over there. They don't give you a free soft drink any more, but the raffle entry looks much less sketchy. #
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Yankees vs. KC

July 25, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • It's hot and muggy and beautiful at the Stadium today. The air is redolent with the scent of hot dogs and sausages. And the flags are down. #
  • In windows of shops nearby, signs proclaim RIP Mr. Steinbrenner. Now half hour before gametime, Ed Alstrom plays Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer. #
  • Last night Jorge Posada got his 1000th RBI, joining Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey and Ivan Rodriguez. Amazing!! #
  • The milestone we are hoping to see today or tomorrow is Alex Rodriguez hitting his 600th homer. Since hitting 599 he has been hot! But no HR #
  • It's lunchbox day! Oh to be under age 14 again. Lots of kids here today and a lot of them look kind of wowed by the lunchbox. #
  • Tomorrow is umbrella day! We might need 'em since the muggy weather guarantees thunderstorms. The heat index today is 105! Actual high 97. #
  • @LoHudYankees thanks! #
  • Game off to a rough start but they got out of it cheaply enough. Mitre put first two guys on, then a double steal. Ground ball brought in 1, #
  • when Posada couldn't hang on to the ball. Then a sac fly brought in another, but a nice ground ball double play ends the trouble. Jeter up. #
  • Granderson doubled which meant Arod could come up as the tying run. But although it's clear no pitcher wants to be a trivia answer, he #
  • worked the count full then hit a can of corn to center. Sigh. Mitre back on the mound. #
  • Mitre seems to have settled down. Three ground ball outs. People just want to see Arod though. Guy on phone behind me: "Might see history." #
  • Thames gets a seeing eye infield hit that rolled up the third base line and hit the bag. But otherwise the Yanks got nuthin off Davies. #
  • Mitre has induced 6 ground balls in a row for 7 outs. Now facing Kendall who is 5th on all time MLB games caught list at 1998. Ground single #
  • Feh. Is the ball a bar of soap today? Kendall scores, Posada tries to throw out Butler going to second and bobbled, then Cano drops it. #
  • Mitre escapes on another ground ball out. But the Royals lead 3-0 now. #
  • Davies sets the Yankees down easily. There seem to be a dearth of vendors today. 4th inning and no ice cream, Italian ice, soda, lemonade… #
  • Haven't seen the frozen lemon guy, and we usually see him 5 times. Where's hot dogs? Ah here's the first Turkey Hill ice cream guy of today. #
  • Meanwhile Mitre has lost it again. Three straight hits, two more runs, and nobody out in the fourth. Yawn. #
  • What's left of Mitre's bacon (or at least a run) is saved by another amazing full Superman snare by Teixeira. Except not since next guy… #
  • singles to bring in sixth run and extend inning. Heck, Albaladejo coulda done this. (sent down today to make room for Mitre) #
  • Mitre escapes at last striking out Kendall. 6 runs wouldn't seem so bad if the #Yankees were hitting Davies like they should. #
  • THAT'S BETTER. Tex takes Davies deep. Now Alex at the plate. #
  • A-Rod infield hit. I'll take it. #
  • Jorge also juiced one but a cracking double play meant it was a solo shot. Then Mitre gave one back on a solo shot by Jose Guillen. #
  • So Mitre is gone. Now bellyitching for the Yankees, Dustin Moseley. #
  • That's even better. Tex with a two run shot! 7-4 Royals. By the way, Arod grounded out. Sigh. He might be pressing now? #
  • I may have to retract the intimation that Moseley is a belly itcher. Retires Royals in sixth with little incident. #
  • Meanwhile the scoreboard control guys think they are funny, playing Let It Snow, Let It Snow. Cano grounds out. #
  • This could be good. Kyle Farnsworth now pitching for the Royals. And a lemon ice vendor has appeared one section over. Anticipation. #
  • Sigh. Yankees got nuthin off Farnsworth in 6th, Tejeda in 7th. A-Rod grounded out. Moseley still in, has retired 10 of 12! One more out… #
  • and he gets a grounder to third. So we now need a 4-run rally, and then Mariano for three outs. Right? #
  • To the ninth. Swisher pinch hit for Thames and looked like he had a gapper, but Ankiel laid out for it! Moseley to pitch another. #
  • We want pie. But it'll take a four run rally to do it in regulation time. Moseley went 4.2, gave up one hit. We now face Joakim Soria. #
  • Two outs. But if they load the bases now, Arod would be the winning run. Jeter up! #
  • Jeter ground rule double! It could happen! Granderson up! #
  • Granderson walks on four pitches! Tex up, arod on deck! #
  • Damn! #
  • Tex grounded up the middle, ball was snared and he was called out at first. Close play. Guy in front of us got text from a pal: safe on tv. #
  • Now we are at Yankee Pizza, fortifying ourselves for the drive to the north Bronx. We will be back tomorrow; so will Arod and the Yankees. #

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

June 27, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Happy Birthday Derek Jeter. Meanwhile… CC Sabathia is a very large human. 2-1 Yankees going to Mariano time, bottom of 9th. #nyy #yankees #

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

June 14, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • At yankee stadium. Weather beautiful, team playing well… So where is everyone. Tickets were being scalped below face value & seats empty. #
  • RT @ed_price: #Yankees have five six-game winners at 62-game mark for the first time since 1939. #
  • @Ledger_Yankees what do you know about Huffman? I don't remember him from spring training. #
  • corwin has brought me a shake from Johnny Rockets! This game is going great! (1st pitch not for 20 minutes) We saw the museum, too. #
  • The #Yankees museum has a bunch of new stuff and rearranged exhibits from last year. Very worth visiting every year if they keep updating it #
  • Nice jay z / Alicia keys montage before the game. Audio from their live performance in the postseason we were here for last year. #
  • Jorge posada will catch today! #
  • Is ours the only national anthem that ends with a question? And as Scott Westerfeld pointed out: it has a plot! #
  • Hughes warns up to Metallica. I guess he figures it worked for Mariano… Starts off Bourn with a strike. Damn, infield hit though. #
  • @alysonfooter@ed_price any idea why Berkman sitting today? #
  • . @Ledger_Yankees: #rollcallnyy a.) Boston, but I'm at the game b.) I would catch Posada any day of the week, man! He hot! Ears sexy! #
  • Tex was hit by pitch according to my mom, who is watching the game at home and texting me on her new Blackberry. Ump didn't see it, though. #
  • Cotton candy man just came by shouting "Who wants a root canal?" #worstsalespitchesever #
  • Astros scratched a run in the first on infield hit, walk, stolen base,sac fly. Now after 2.5 innings, Hughes and Moehler kept all Quiet. #
  • Callup Chad Huffman at the plate for the #Yankees We know nothing about him other than he is 24. 6'1" 217lbs. #
  • Huffman legs out an infield single and gets huge ovation! Mick Kelleher collects ball to give him as a souvenir of his 1st big league hit. #
  • @Ledger_Yankees crowd gave him a nice hand, too. Are his parents here? #
  • RT @Ledger_Yankees: Huffman has a bunch of family here today. Cool moment for all of them. #
  • Cano hits his 100th homer! Are the Yankees finally getting to Moehler? Now two outs, back to back walks. #
  • Three walks in a row! Bases loaded for Ramiro pena. Meeting on mound. Stadium at max volume!! #
  • Peña with a two run single! Then rookie huffman got caught on the basepaths but still, 3-1 #Yankees now! #
  • Lights just came on. Are the wheels coming off? One out, Hughes walked #9 batter then Tex error let another man on. #
  • Hughes bears down and gets out of it! Ground ball and then gets hunter pence looking at strike three! Game half over. 3-1 yanks. #
  • Rain is on the way. Just checked radar and thunderstorms are moving east toward us. But it is an official game now. And my battery is low! #
  • Jorge Posada just hit his second grand slam in two days. There is rejoicing. This stadium is loud! Demanded a curtain call. Got one. #
  • Now 7-1 Yankees after ten men batted in the bottom of the inning. And it's starting to rain. #
  • Steady rain falling all inning. Hughes 111 pitches trying to get them out but labored. Astros back in it! score 4 runs w 2 outs! Marte in. #
  • The rain never stopped but neither did the Yankees. Final score 9-5 yanks! #

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

June 13, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • @alysonfooter Looking forward to following your tweets this weekend during the #yankees series! -Cecilia Tan from Yankees Annual #
  • I will be livetweeting from the #Yankees game today. In the car on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx right now! About to look for parking. #
  • At #Yankees stadium. Didn't manage to quite see the parachute group. Man, they are young! I always think that when I see soldiers. #
  • @Ledger_Yankees you are cold!!! But true. #
  • Cmon Vazquez. Don't suck. #nyy #Yankees #
  • @Zellyanks that scene in spiderman made me cry. Ever since 9/11 I get flashbacks whenever I see new york in peril in movies. #
  • Vazquez strikes out Berkman! Scoreboard reads JAVY NICE DAY #nyy #Yankees #
  • RT @Ledger_Yankees: #rollcallnyy a.) City/State b.) Coolest car you've ever owned. c.) Has Javy been forgiven? #
  • #rollcallnyy @Ledger_Yankees a)Boston,MA b)1983 chevy camaro c)I'll forgive him if he wins today bc I am at the Stadium #
  • Jeter hits a solo shot to leadoff the game. Yay!!! Hunter Pence hits one to leadoff the second. Booooo. #nyy #Yankees #
  • RT @Ledger_Yankees: Scouting report on Wandy Rodriguez: Hella curveballs. #
  • RT @Ledger_Yankees: 24th career leadoff HR for Jeter ties the great Rickey Henderson for most in franchise history. Pretty cool. #
  • Rodriguez throws a lot of 74 mph curves. Dials the fastball up to 85. Thames walked Cervelli singled, but granderson got caught looking. #
  • After popping out on 1st pitch he saw before, Tex changes at bat music to Pearl Jam from I Want to Rock. He walks. Two on no out! #
  • By the way, jeter manufactured a run. Walked, stole, advanced on throwing error. Then swish cashed him in. #
  • That's #Yankees baseball. Swisher hit, Tex walked, cano infield hit, then POSADA GRAND SLAM. #nyy #
  • RT @KenDavidoff: Prior to Posada's slam, SS Manzella tried to deke Jeter with a fake throw. Isn't that like trying to out-sing Sinatra? #
  • RT @Ledger_Yankees: In clubhouse, Jorge said he'd been having a tough time adjusting to the DH thing. Didn't now what to do between innings. #
  • Carlos Lee hit a home run in the top 6. Jeter said, so what? And hit a three run shot in the bottom of the inning. Now 9-3 #Yankees #
  • One thing I really like about the new Yankee stadium, you can still see the train go by in the gap in right field. #
  • The cap game is way too easy with the ginormous videoboard. #
  • Posada hit by pitch. Meanwhile a beautiful yellow and black butterfly is flitting around our section. Everyone watching it. #
  • Can you tell the suspense is gone from this game? Everyone just enjoying a summer day out, now. #
  • Gaudin gets the strikeout and the yankees win! #
  • It's like the astros aren't even in our league … Oh wait. :-) #Yankees #
  • I've still got two tickets to tomorrow's #Yankees vs #Astros game. Make me an offer! Face value $25. Text 617-290-9043 #

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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

June 12, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • I will be at Yankee Stadium this Saturday and Sunday. I still have two tix for Sunday. Anyone want go? $60 for the pair. txt me 6172909043 #
  • @grazdanny They're totally doing it on purpose! And I thought I was the only one who wrote X-rated stuff as well as baseball… Jeez. #

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Vazquez finally wins!

June 02, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Javy Vazquez inherited the #Yankees curse of low run support from Mike Mussina. #nyy #
  • Orioles elect to pitch to A-Rod in a 1-1 tie with 2 out and men on 2nd & 3rd. Because if they walk him, Cano is next, hottest hitter in AL. #
  • A-Rod is only 1 for 8 off the pitcher they have brought in, but it doesn't matter. He grounds the ball to third, but Tejada munged throw! #
  • 2 runs score on the Tejada error and poor Brian Matusz is burned again. But Javy Vazquez is now in line for the win. IF NY bullpen can do it #
  • And the Yankees finally win on a night Vazquez pitches well! Great pitching and one big Orioles error made the difference. #

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Yankees at Mets, livetweeted

May 24, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • Yankees at Mets. Beautiful sky over NY. I'm at a bar in Boston drinking beer, Newport Storm rhode island blueberry. Jeter stranded in 1st. #
  • Jeter trouble getting to a grounder and popup, but CC escapes trouble with nice K of Wright and a soft liner to Cano. #nyy #
  • When Santana bats it looks like he's thinking: I don't mind batting so much, I just hate facing the pitcher! #nyy #
  • CC had Cora down 0-2 then gave him too hittable a pitch, in but in the wheelhouse. Then same thing to Bay, low but right in the middle. #nyy #
  • CC hits! Then Jeter! He is now 8 for 11 off Santana as a Met. CC is particularly elephantine in road grays running the bases. #nyy #
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Today’s Baseball in Tweets

May 21, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

  • *cries* Jorge Posada out for a month with broken foot. meanwhile, Nick Johnson having wrist surgery, Swisher out, Granderson out, who next?? #
  • RT @OzzieGuillen: I'm going to have lunch. I hope they don't poison me ha #

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Today’s Game/Baseball in Tweets

May 05, 2010 By: Cecilia Tan Category: Uncategorized

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