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  posted on 2/23/2007 at 01:24 PM
Beckett will be fine. He has the stuff, but a lack command and knowing when to throw what pitch cost him at times last year. People forget how young he is because of what he has already done (like being WS MVP against the Yankees). He has pretty much admitted his mistake in not allowing Varitek to do his job in calling games and instead he just wanted to throw what he wanted to throw. That willl change this year...when asked what advice he would give to Matsuzaka, he had just two words: "Trust Tek."

I'm with Theo in in taking a "wait and see" approach with Schill. Even with the young arms coming up, if he can stay healthy, throw 200+ innings and get 15+ wins, I'd want to see him come back next year. If he shows his age then he may decide himself that his time between the white lines is up. Either way, it will work itself out by the end of the season.

I hope they can keep Papelbon as a starter, he could really be something special. But if the closer situation blows up, I won't feel too bad if they have to move him out to the pen, especially if Lester is ready.

The season can't start soon enough.

 

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  posted on 2/23/2007 at 04:46 PM
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Beckett will be fine. He has the stuff, but a lack command and knowing when to throw what pitch cost him at times last year. People forget how young he is because of what he has already done (like being WS MVP against the Yankees). He has pretty much admitted his mistake in not allowing Varitek to do his job in calling games and instead he just wanted to throw what he wanted to throw. That willl change this year...when asked what advice he would give to Matsuzaka, he had just two words: "Trust Tek."

I'm with Theo in in taking a "wait and see" approach with Schill. Even with the young arms coming up, if he can stay healthy, throw 200+ innings and get 15+ wins, I'd want to see him come back next year. If he shows his age then he may decide himself that his time between the white lines is up. Either way, it will work itself out by the end of the season.

I hope they can keep Papelbon as a starter, he could really be something special. But if the closer situation blows up, I won't feel too bad if they have to move him out to the pen, especially if Lester is ready.

The season can't start soon enough.


Feels good to have starters under the age of 30 don't it

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 12:05 AM
Here's a great trip down memory lane....


"Updated: Feb. 23, 2007, 11:14 PM ET
Berra, Larsen watch Perfect Game broadcast


LITTLE FALLS, N.J. -- More than 50 years after etching his name in baseball's record books, Don Larsen finally got to see himself do it.

Along with a crowd of about 100 people Friday night that included former teammate Yogi Berra, the pitcher who owns the only perfect game in World Series history watched the television broadcast of the Oct. 8, 1956, game, courtesy of Illinois collector Doak Ewing.

Neither Larsen nor Berra had ever watched the original broadcast of the game, which was believed to have been lost until Ewing revealed a little more than a year ago that he had purchased a copy from an Oregon collector in the early 1990s.

"It ended the way I hoped it would," Larsen cracked after the game ended and the audience whooped and hollered as if seeing it for the first time.

The black-and-white telecast originally aired on NBC and featured few camera angles, fewer commercials and little of the production values that are ingrained in modern-day baseball telecasts. Legendary broadcaster Mel Allen called the game along with a young Vin Scully.

"The game was two hours, with the commercials," Berra said, adding, "I wish they did that now."

The 77-year-old Larsen watched himself shut down a Brooklyn Dodgers lineup that included Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Carl Furillo and then strike out Dale Mitchell on a 1-2 count to end the game.

Larsen recalled how his teammates, cleaving to baseball superstition, refused to sit near him or talk to him in the final few innings.

"I didn't believe in superstition," he said. "I was more uncomfortable the last few innings because no one would talk to me or sit next to me. The only time I was happy was when I was on the mound."

Superstitions played a role off the field as well. Bob Wolff, who did the national radio call, said he didn't mention the perfect game for fear of meeting the same fate as announcer Red Barber in 1947, who repeatedly mentioned Floyd Bevens' unfolding no-hitter only to see it broken up in the late innings.

"Gillette was the sponsor and they had received a lot of letters and telegrams from people complaining," Wolff said. "Fear was my motivating factor; I wanted to work another World Series."

Other members of Friday's audience had their own stories. Paul Lioy's father got him out of school that day to go to the game but nearly caused him to miss the ending because he wanted to beat the traffic home.

"In the bottom of the seventh inning he looked at me and said, 'OK, it's time to leave,'" said Lioy, a professor at New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "I said, 'But it's a perfect game! It's part of history!' Then two guys who were sitting in the row in front of us turned around and said to him, 'Hey, listen to the kid.' So we stayed."

Lioy's son, Jason, traveled from Pittsburgh to see Friday's broadcast, and neither he nor his father thought once of leaving early.

There were loud cheers when Mickey Mantle homered in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Yankees the only run they would need and then ran down a liner by Gil Hodges; groans when Snider made a diving catch to rob Berra; and guffaws at Roy Campanella's wooden delivery of a promo for Gillette razors between innings.

Through it all, Larsen and Berra watched intently from different vantage points in the small auditorium.

"Whatever sign I put down, Don got it over," Berra marveled. "He pitched a hell of a game."

Larsen noticed himself on film reaching for the rosin bag more than he remembered in the later innings.

"I was very nervous out there," he said. "I was probably doing that routine to keep myself comfortable."

Roberta Ziemba of nearby Clifton was 16 when her father took her to Yankee Stadium to see Game 5. She brought her ticket stub from the game to show Berra.

"There was a man sitting in front of us, who turned around and said, 'I think you're going to see history today,'" she recalled. "It was so exciting; with every pitch at the end, you didn't want to move."

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press"


Man, what I wouldn't have given to see that! Hopefully it will get released to public domain soon.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 12:55 AM
I saw that.. Tickets were going for $300

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:12 AM
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I saw that.. Tickets were going for $300


Yow!

.....but, you know................call me crazy, but I'm tempted to consider it.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:15 AM
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I saw that.. Tickets were going for $300


Yow!

.....but, you know................call me crazy, but I'm tempted to consider it.


no no no...LOL!!

Just that viewing tonight with Yogi and Don was $300

I dunno of they are selling the game vid. I am guessing it prolly will at some point.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:21 AM
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I saw that.. Tickets were going for $300


Yow!

.....but, you know................call me crazy, but I'm tempted to consider it.


no no no...LOL!!

Just that viewing tonight with Yogi and Don was $300

I dunno of they are selling the game vid. I am guessing it prolly will at some point.


Well, hell. If you throw in Yogi & Larsen....time to burn up my plastic!!!!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:26 AM
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I saw that.. Tickets were going for $300


Yow!

.....but, you know................call me crazy, but I'm tempted to consider it.


no no no...LOL!!

Just that viewing tonight with Yogi and Don was $300

I dunno of they are selling the game vid. I am guessing it prolly will at some point.


Well, hell. If you throw in Yogi & Larsen....time to burn up my plastic!!!!



Sad part is.... I considered that

But that is my Beacon cash

 

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I saw that.. Tickets were going for $300


Yow!

.....but, you know................call me crazy, but I'm tempted to consider it.


no no no...LOL!!

Just that viewing tonight with Yogi and Don was $300

I dunno of they are selling the game vid. I am guessing it prolly will at some point.


Well, hell. If you throw in Yogi & Larsen....time to burn up my plastic!!!!



Sad part is.... I considered that

But that is my Beacon cash


Well, we got to have our priorities after all.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 05:21 AM
I'm predicting Pavano won't even make it to opening day.



New York Yankees: Carl Pavano's 13th pitch in batting practice was an unlucky one.

The New York Yankees pitcher was hit on the bottom of his left foot by a liner off the bat of infielder Alberto Gonzalez during his second BP session on Saturday.

Although Pavano is experiencing some foot stiffness, the team doesn't believe the injury is serious. After one warm-up toss, the right-hander threw 27 more pitches to complete his workout.

"It hit him square," said Yankees manager Joe Torre, who was watching from a platform behind the batting cage. "I don't think there is an issue at all."

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez faced Kei Igawa and predicted the Japanese left-hander would have a strong season.

"I was very impressed," Rodriguez said. "Fundamentally sound on the mound. My assessment, I think he could win 15 games if not

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 09:33 AM
Geesh can he just make 1 week before getting hurt

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 09:56 AM
Only Pavano could get hit with a ball while throwing from behind a BP screen.

I just want him to show something so we can get him the fluk outta here.

Send him back to Fla, like we sent Randy back to Ariz...get some of that young blood pitching they have.

Eat most of his contract, we're paying him anyway, and he aint doing squat..if he did squat..he'd pull a back muscle anyway.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 12:46 PM
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Eat most of his contract, we're paying him anyway, and he aint doing squat..


Dude, I have been saying that all along. I am sure they are just trying to get to pitch well enough this spring so they can move him. We have a ton of young kids now, and he is just holding him back.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 01:49 PM
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Send him back to Fla, like we sent Randy back to Ariz...get some of that young blood pitching they have.


No team in their right mind would trade young pitching for Carl Pavano............. the only team to pull something dumb enough like that right now is Seattle.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 02:47 PM
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Send him back to Fla, like we sent Randy back to Ariz...get some of that young blood pitching they have.


No team in their right mind would trade young pitching for Carl Pavano............. the only team to pull something dumb enough like that right now is Seattle.


Or Arizona

 

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Send him back to Fla, like we sent Randy back to Ariz...get some of that young blood pitching they have.


No team in their right mind would trade young pitching for Carl Pavano............. the only team to pull something dumb enough like that right now is Seattle.


Or Arizona


Randy Johnson has actually thrown a pitch sucessfully in the last year and half..... Pavano has not.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 06:39 PM
This is a new dawn

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 06:45 PM
Not for long

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 06:57 PM
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Am I missing something? News of anything happening with Torre hasn't made it to the desert.


This is the last year of his contract.

Joe Girardi didnt field any offers to manage,even after winning the Manager of the year..

Joe Girardi did however accept a position with YES.



I will hate to see Joe go after what he has done, but the team has to look towards the future.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 10:45 PM
Say it aint so Joe

I think Joe Girardi would be a good fit if Joe does not come back.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 08:11 AM
Doesn't matter how old Joe Girardi is...Donny is the next Yankee Mgr.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 08:45 AM
This circus is officially in town...though he said he wasn't going to arrive until March 1, Manny Ramirez showed up at Sox camp in Fort Myers this morning. He is on his way to take his physical, and a Sox official said he is not going to speak with the media (no shock there).

A week from today I will be in Ft. Meyers for my 1st spring training game ever.


 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 08:48 AM
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Doesn't matter how old Joe Girardi is...Donny is the next Yankee Mgr.


Osmond?

 

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Osmond?

I used to have the hots for little sister Marie

 

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