Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wait'll we get our hands on those Toronto Blues; we'll make those miserable Canadians wish they never heard of hockey
A lot can happen between now and 2017.
'There might be a postseason or two where I don't hit four or five or six home runs," Rodriguez said. "And I know the way it goes. I'm going to get crushed, and that's just part of it. But the one thing that no one can take away is what happened in 2009 with our team, with the way we came together like a family, everyone checking their egos at the door and winning a world championship. The feeling of satisfaction that I got from that will forever be mine.'"
Frankly, when we started this blog, we recognized that EVERY DAY something happens to make the New York Yankees relevant to the world. Some infielder is screwing a celebrity. Some pitcher is busted for drugs. Some owner's son is running a crack house.
We expect fodder. Do you understand. YANKEE FODDER.
Over the last three months, the only decent fodder has been the Yankees ignorant and disastrous decision to let Johnny Damon -- one of the great makers of Yankee fodder -- walk out the door and take his fodder to Detroit.
In recent weeks, we at IT IS HIGH hoped desperately that the opening of camp would start supplying daily, if not hourly fodder. The entire Yankiverse did. But what we have seen thus far is a disgraceful outpouring of newslets that would be lame if we following the Tampa Bay Rays.
Hughes vs. Joba. Yawn.
Will Jeet go to another team. Are we serious?
ARod wants to blend in. And Nick Swisher is the Easter Bunny.
Folks, the greatest Yankee teams -- Ruth/Gehrig, Mantle/Maris, Munson/Jackson, Jeet/ARod -- were marked by turmoil. I'm talking anger. I'm talking feuds. I'm talking passion.
Will somebody please, please, pleeeeeeeease fight a cop or shag a movie star? IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
Saturday, February 27, 2010
"As the FBI officially closed its investigation into the anthrax case yesterday, the feds said their prime suspect, Dr. Bruce Ivins - who killed himself in 2008 as the feds were about to charge him - thought the Big Apple was a rotten place and included the message "FNY" in his letters to New York media organizations."
Ivins also harbored a hatred for the Yankees.
"Dr. Ivins strongly associated [the former colleague] with New York," the report said. "His communications with her . . . in the years that followed were replete with references to the New York Yankees, her favorite baseball team, not always in the kindest of terms."
Moral: Never turn your back on a Redsock fan.
One of the great mysteries of human history has been solved.
Carly Simon says the subject of her greatest hit song, right up there with "Anticipation," which she sold to ketsup commecials, is none other than former FBI chief Mark Felt.
According to an interview, Simon says if you play "You're so Vain" backwards, the words "Follow the money!" can be heard.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Those Redsock fans, they sure know how to drive the stake into your heart.
"Store-Bought NY Yankees." Under a photo, by the way, of J.D. Drew.
This just hurts. I'm not sure I can blog today. It just -- well -- it hurts.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Yankeetorial: Let's show these greedy players our desire for fiscal restraint: Cut Jeter now, so he can't hold us for ransom during the season!
From yesterday's Tampa Tribune--
The Tampa Tribune
With the Rays' fan day over for another year, the big question is how to put more fans in the seats at Tropicana Field. Let's start by adding up the cost of attending a game for two people even if you live near the stadium, which I don't. Parking is $15; two nosebleed seats are $30; two hot dogs, one beer and a soda are about $24. So, the total is about $70, with tax, for two people.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We could face an unbelievable 6 to 12 inches! If so, this could be the last dispatch you'll be receiving from this arctic hell. We'll be huddling close with the children, keeping our hands warm in the gutted entrails of our pet dog.
God help us.
God. Help. Us.
(Taking nominations for February Yankee Employee of the Month!)
No essay question.
Osama bin Laden could get in.
“I have designed and entered a Tea Party car to be featured at the All Star race 2010. It features the Gadsen flag and is named "No Tread." It needs votes to make a showing, and I am trying to get a grassroots effort to make that happen. We were hanging in the top tier until just today. Normally I would not beg like this, but apparently there is now a union sponsored car that got something like 200,000 votes in one day. Not sure we could match that, but all I can do is try.”Please VOTE to enter “Don’t Tread on Me” car in NASCAR
“It can be seen here: http://www.sponsafier.com/share/12707 It is an easy vote and you don't have to register. You can vote once a day for the next 13 days. Can anyone help us make a showing on national television? Please pass it around to everyone you know. I know it has been on freeper as well, so it is getting some attention.”
“I really appreciate it.”
QUESTION: Should the Yankees continue Walk-Off Cream Pies in the face from 2009, or come up with a new rite of celebratory humiliation?
I vote, NEW.
So here are some options:
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Does anybody really think Johnny Damon won't make it his business to outhit Curtis Granderson this year?
Fifty players, 22 with ties to the Yankees
C Ivan Rodriguez, DET
3B Alex Rodriguez, NYY
1B Jason Giambi, NYY
SS Derek Jeter, NYY
2B Alfonso Soriano, TEX
SP Ted Lilly, TOR
SP Esteban Loaiza, CWS
SP Kenny Rogers, TEX
SP C.C. Sabathia, CLE
SP Javier Vazquez, NYY
SP Jake Westbrook, CLE
RP Tom Gordon, NYY
RP Mariano Rivera, NYY
OF Matt Lawton, CLE
OF Gary Sheffield, NYY
OF Hideki Matsui, NYY
P Roger Clemens, HOU
SP Randy Johnson, ARI
SP Carl Pavano, FLA
RP Armando Benitez, FLA
3B Mike Lowell, FLA
OF Bobby Abreu, PHI
Fifty players, 19 with career ties to the Yankees.
P Randy Johnson Diamondbacks
P Jon Lieber Cubs
P Chan Ho Park Dodgers
C Iván Rodríguez Rangers
1B John Olerud Mariners
SS Alex Rodriguez Rangers
P Roger Clemens Yankees
P Eric Milton Twins
P Jeff Nelson Mariners
P Andy Pettitte Yankees
P Paul Quantrill Blue Jays
P Mariano Rivera Yankees
P Mike Stanton Yankees
C Jorge Posada Yankees
1B Tony Clark Tigers
1B Jason Giambi Athletics
SS Cristian Guzman Twins
SS Derek Jeter Yankees
OF Bernie Williams Yankees
What's amazing is how close many others came.
Ben Sheets -- almost this winter.
Curt Schilling -- nearly traded for him.
Luis Gonzalez -- several rumored deals.
Barry Bonds -- always nearly ours.
Mike Piazza -- many rumored signings.
Ichiro Suzuki -- wanna bet he doesn't have a fling with us?
Freddy Garcia -- still a chance
Mike Cameron -- Boston beat us to him.
Well, good for him.
But here are a few quotes. Guess who said them...
“It feels fine. I'm very eager. I want to go out there and do my job, go out there and pitch, put up innings and wins.”
"I'm feeling strong. I'm looking forward to getting a chance to start throwing and crank it up.”
“I had a lot of expectations this year, and the team did as well. I feel I definitely let down myself, but thinking about those negative things is just going to hold me back. I've just got to be positive and look forward.”