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1 day ago  ::  Apr 23, 2014 - 9:36AM #9421
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 38,130

Apr 23, 2014 -- 7:13AM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:


what a great game last night...very pleased and really excited about the rest of the series...so glad the weather didn't create any more of a factor


time to post the "dancng fool," Mo..







We won, we won, we won, we won, we won!

mariano42



"Without the Lord, I cannot do it."  Mariano Rivera - 9/22/13

1 day ago  ::  Apr 23, 2014 - 9:37AM #9422
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 38,130

Tanaka overwhelming — not overwhelmed — in Fenway debut          



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The video above is the final answer from last night’s Masahiro Tanaka press conference, and in so many ways, it tells the story of what’s made Tanaka so impressive this season.


Asked about the emotion he felt pitching at Fenway Park for the first time, Tanaka said he was “a little bit pumped up,” but only because he knew the Red Sox had a good lineup and he knew that the stadium tends to generate home runs and a lot of scoring. He wasn’t nervous because of the rivalry or the atmosphere or the attention. It was just another game in which he expected to pitch well.


“I think we’ll continue to learn about him all year long,” manager Joe Girardi said. “There are going to be firsts. There have obviously been things we haven’t seen him go through yet that he’s probably going to go through. We seem to learn something about him every night.”


So what did the Yankees learn last night? Mostly that Tanaka really can be the same guy even in a new situation.


“These are big games,” Jacoby Ellsbury said. “And for him to come in, the expectation he has on him, he’s been lights out. I couldn’t really expect anything more of him. I think his starts have been tremendous. He’s done very well.”


Last night’s game could have gotten away from Tanaka. He gave up back-to-back home runs and then a double in the fourth inning, but he got himself right back on track the next inning. Again, it’s a matter of not being overwhelmed.


“I think that’s a really good quality for such a young pitcher,” Girardi said. “Sometimes we forget that he’s only 25 years old. To be able to do that, we’ve seen him do it in really every start that he’s had; three of the four.”


How does Tanaka get himself back on track like that?


“It’s basically how I think to myself,” he said. “I try to tell myself, I gave up those runs but no more. And then just go ahead.”


Simple. Or at least, Tanaka makes it seem simple. Through four starts, he’s 3-0 with a 2.15 ERA, 35 strikeouts and only two walks. He’s been overwhelming, and never overwhelmed.


“He’s not just up there throwing,” Derek Jeter said. “He has a plan and he has been executing. … He’ll throw any pitch at any time. As a hitter, that’s tough. Whether he’s ahead of you or behind you, he really has no particular pitch he’s going to go with. When you’re up there throwing anything at any time, and you can control it, it’s going to be a challenge for a hitter.”


mariano42



"Without the Lord, I cannot do it."  Mariano Rivera - 9/22/13

12 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 8:14AM #9423
115by7and9in61
Posts: 4,213

very tough loss last night...mo, spare me the head banging character, it hurts very much to watch...what do you suppose Michael was thinking, displaying it so blatantly and against the same team...oh well,...more importantly, what was John Farrell  thinking...campaigning for manager of the year?...simply adds more fuel to the "Bombers/Red Sox" rivalry


I'm firmly believe CC will get things straightened out...they have to win this series (listen to me for goodness sake, you'd think it was the last week of the season already!)....



"...let it be known that as of this date in Major League Baseball history the one, truly honest single season home run record...61 in '61..."
11 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 9:16AM #9424
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 38,130

Apr 24, 2014 -- 8:14AM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:


very tough loss last night...mo, spare me the head banging character, it hurts very much to watch...what do you suppose Michael was thinking, displaying it so blatantly and against the same team...oh well,...more importantly, what was John Farrell  thinking...campaigning for manager of the year?...simply adds more fuel to the "Bombers/Red Sox" rivalry


I'm firmly believe CC will get things straightened out...they have to win this series (listen to me for goodness sake, you'd think it was the last week of the season already!)....



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Okay, what about this one ...

mariano42



"Without the Lord, I cannot do it."  Mariano Rivera - 9/22/13

9 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 11:09AM #9425
115by7and9in61
Posts: 4,213

Apr 24, 2014 -- 9:16AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Apr 24, 2014 -- 8:14AM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:


very tough loss last night...mo, spare me the head banging character, it hurts very much to watch...what do you suppose Michael was thinking, displaying it so blatantly and against the same team...oh well,...more importantly, what was John Farrell  thinking...campaigning for manager of the year?...simply adds more fuel to the "Bombers/Red Sox" rivalry


I'm firmly believe CC will get things straightened out...they have to win this series (listen to me for goodness sake, you'd think it was the last week of the season already!)....



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thank you, this little guy is so much easier to deal with...I'll admit I have difficulty with certain losses to particular teams...ya' know this Pineda pine tar thing is way out of control...it made the national news this morning at 4:30AM!...couple of my staff came in talking about it...wanted to know my opinion...I wa amazed, I didn't think they knew what baseball was...hmm, they seldom ask my opinion on anything in the first place...golly, I simply can't wait 'til tonight's game...Say Mo, I realize I don't navigate all the threads as much as I used to; but how come I knew nothing about Clippers surgery?

"...let it be known that as of this date in Major League Baseball history the one, truly honest single season home run record...61 in '61..."
9 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 11:15AM #9426
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 38,130

Apr 24, 2014 -- 11:09AM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:


Apr 24, 2014 -- 9:16AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Apr 24, 2014 -- 8:14AM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:


very tough loss last night...mo, spare me the head banging character, it hurts very much to watch...what do you suppose Michael was thinking, displaying it so blatantly and against the same team...oh well,...more importantly, what was John Farrell  thinking...campaigning for manager of the year?...simply adds more fuel to the "Bombers/Red Sox" rivalry


I'm firmly believe CC will get things straightened out...they have to win this series (listen to me for goodness sake, you'd think it was the last week of the season already!)....



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thank you, this little guy is so much easier to deal with...I'll admit I have difficulty with certain losses to particular teams...ya' know this Pineda pine tar thing is way out of control...it made the national news this morning at 4:30AM!...couple of my staff came in talking about it...wanted to know my opinion...I wa amazed, I didn't think they knew what baseball was...hmm, they seldom ask my opinion on anything in the first place...golly, I simply can't wait 'til tonight's game...Say Mo, I realize I don't navigate all the threads as much as I used to; but how come I knew nothing about Clippers surgery?





Clipper only mentioned it in one thread ... and it wasn't this one.


I sure hope CC is more CC-like tonight ... I want this win badly.

mariano42



"Without the Lord, I cannot do it."  Mariano Rivera - 9/22/13

5 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 3:02PM #9427
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 38,130

Cashman: “There’s certainly failure on our part as an organization”          



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Gerry David, Michael PinedaThe Yankees have almost certainly lost Ivan Nova for the year, and now they’ll likely be without Michael Pineda for one or two turns through the rotation. The Yankees say they had no idea he was planning to use pine tar last night, in fact they’d specifically told him not to repeat the mistakes of his previous start against the Red Sox.


So, was Brian Cashman angry?


“I’m surprised that we as an organization are in this position,” he said. “I’ll leave it at that.”


Kind of a strange situation for the Yankees, who said – one after another – that they’d talked to Pineda after his previous Red Sox start, when he quite obviously had pine tar on the palm of his hand. What they talked about isn’t entirely clear – whether they told him to stop using it or simply hide it better – but it’s clear that they didn’t expect Pineda to walk to the mound in last night’s second inning with an obvious bunch of gunk on his neck.


“There have been enough conversations,” Cashman said. “And obviously there will be more now, or there have already been more now, even in-game when he was ejected from the game. I think after the last go-around with the same team, clearly there were a lot of conversations about this. There are no secrets there.”


It seems Pineda simply thought pine tar would be seen as acceptable, even if everyone knew what was going on.


“I’m not sure that he understood the implications,” pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. “And I think it was more in his mind that he needed to grip the baseball, whatever he had to do. I’m not sure if he thought there’d be an understanding of it, but it’s one of those things where I’m not sure he understood what the penalties were, even though I had told him what could happen. I think in his mind, he needed to grip the baseball. I think he probably said it, but if he didn’t, I’ll say it, he didn’t want to hurt anybody. When it’s cold out, and windy, those balls are like cue balls, and it makes it really tough. Look, he’s not doing anything to try to change things and get a hitter out: scuffing the ball, using Vaseline or anything like that. It was strictly what he said, and that’s trying to get a better grip on the baseball.”


Cashman said it was an organizational misstep. He made it clear that Pineda, and Pineda alone, decided to apply and use the pine tar, but Cashman said there was clearly some sort of internal breakdown that led Pineda to believe he could get away such a blatant action.


And because of that, now the Yankees are going to be without yet another starting pitcher.


“We certainly are responsible, and there’s certainly failure on our part as an organization as a whole that he took the field in the second inning with that on his neck,” Cashman said. “He’s responsible for his actions, but we failed as an organization for somehow him being in that position. I don’t know how, none of us right now (knows how it happened). We’re scratching our head right now, how that took place.”


mariano42



"Without the Lord, I cannot do it."  Mariano Rivera - 9/22/13

5 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 3:03PM #9428
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 38,130

Rule 8.02(b): “Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance”          



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Gerry David, Michael Pineda


Here’s Rule 8.02 from rule from the Official Baseball Rules. All rules under section 8.00 are about the pitcher. In the case of foreign substances, the part that seems to apply to the Pineda situation is 8.02(b), which makes it clear that a pitcher has to only be in possession of a substance to have violated the rule.


8.02  The pitcher shall not—
(a)


    (1) While in the 18-foot circle surrounding the pitcher’s plate, touch the ball after touching his mouth or lips, or touch his mouth or lips while he is in contact with the pitcher’s plate. The pitcher must clearly wipe the fingers of his pitching hand dry before touching the ball or the pitcher’s plate. EXCEPTION: Provided it is agreed to by both managers, the umpire prior to the start of a game played in cold weather, may permit the pitcher to blow on his hand.
    PENALTY: For violation of this part of this rule the umpires shall immediately remove the ball from play and issue a warning to the pitcher. Any subsequent violation shall be called a ball. However, if the pitch is made and a batter reaches first base on a hit, an error, a hit batsman or otherwise, and no other runner is put out before advancing at least one base, the play shall proceed without reference to the violation. Repeat offenders shall be subject to a fine by the League President.
    (2) expectorate on the ball, either hand or his glove;
    (3) rub the ball on his glove, person or clothing;
    (4) apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball;
    (5) deface the ball in any manner; or
    (6) deliver a ball altered in a manner prescribed by Rule 8.02(a)(2) through (5) or what is called the “shine” ball, “spit” ball, “mud” ball or “emery” ball. The pitcher is allowed to rub the ball between his bare hands.
    PENALTY: For violation of any part of Rules 8.02 (a)(2) through (6):
    (a) The pitcher shall be ejected immediately from the game and shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games.
    (b) If a play follows the violation called by the umpire, the manager of the team at bat may advise the umpire-in-chief that he elects to accept the play. Such election shall be made immediately at the end of the play. However, if the batter reaches first base on a hit, an error, a base on balls, a hit batsman, or otherwise, and no other runner is put out before advancing at least one base, the play shall proceed without reference to the violation.
    (c) Even though the team at bat elects to take the play, the violation shall be recognized and the penalties in subsection (a) will still be in effect.
    (d) If the manager of the team at bat does not elect to accept the play, the umpire-in-chief shall call an automatic ball and, if there are any runners on base, a balk.
    (e) The umpire shall be sole judge on whether any portion of this rule has been violated.

Rules 8.02(a)(2) through 8.02(a)(6) Comment: If a pitcher violates either Rule 8.02(a)(2) or Rule 8.02(a)(3) and, in the judgment of the umpire, the pitcher did not intend, by his act, to alter the characteristics of a pitched ball, then the umpire may, in his discretion, warn the pitcher in lieu of applying the penalty set forth for violations of Rules 8.02(a)(2) through 8.02(a)(6). If the pitcher persists in violating either of those Rules, however, the umpire should then apply the penalty.


Rule 8.02(a) Comment: If at any time the ball hits the rosin bag it is in play. In the case of rain or wet field, the umpire may instruct the pitcher to carry the rosin bag in his hip pocket. A pitcher may use the rosin bag for the purpose of applying rosin to his bare hand or hands. Neither the pitcher nor any other player shall dust the ball with the rosin bag; neither shall the pitcher nor any other player be permitted to apply rosin from the bag to his glove or dust any part of his uniform with the rosin bag.


(b) Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. For such infraction of this section (b) the penalty shall be immediate ejection from the game. In addition, the pitcher shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games.


mariano42



"Without the Lord, I cannot do it."  Mariano Rivera - 9/22/13

4 hours ago  ::  Apr 24, 2014 - 4:22PM #9429
115by7and9in61
Posts: 4,213

Jun 24, 2013 -- 1:45PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


On June 22, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services--known as G.I.s--for their efforts in World War II. Thank you for your service! yes indeed...thank youfor the efforts of all these deserving souls
 
 
Born June 22
1757 - George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I – good jog, AY  you need a little brushing up on your Canadian, AY...btw, what is a jog? 
1837 - Paul Morphy, New Orleans, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61) – well how could they know for sure? I think this is very misleading...I'm sure Paul was considered the best in his lifetime; but not still now...sort of like, for example Lou Gehrig was the very best New York Yankee during his lfetime; but now there is Derek Jeter?
1903 - Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA – MLB great  yesiree
1906 - Billy Wilder, Vienna, director (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17) – legendary director remarkable...in a league all his own
1909 - Mike Todd, [Avrom Goldbogen], US director (80 days) is this like "Around the World in 80 Days?"
1920 - Paul Frees, Chicago Ill, animation voice (Bullwinkle) – legendary voices  strange but unique..good
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1922 - Bill Blass, Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan) I think I may have had one of his shirts or tie or both
1928 - Ralph Waite, White Plains, NY, actor and director (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons) – great actor  Pa
1936 - Kris Kristofferson, Brownsville TX, singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium)  thank you...this is terrific
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1941 - Ed Bradley, Phila, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes) was also an accomplished musician...had a passion for jazz...had a rouh death from he big C
1941 - Michael Lerner, Brooklyn NY, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights)  aaah, uhm, wasn't Olivia Walton
1944 - Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austria, actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
1947 - David L Lander, Bkln NY, actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley) liked him
1947 - Don Henley, drummer/singer (Eagles, Boys of Summer) – talented fellow indeed...very great vieo clip...didn't know he played the mouth organ
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1948 - "Pistol" Pete Maravich, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks) – used to dribble out the car window as his dad drove unbelievable, which window? 
1949 - Lindsay Wagner, LA Ca, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks) – lovely lady agreed...weren't we just referring to her
1949 - Meryl Streep, Summit NJ, actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice) Glenn Close's identical twin sister
1952 - Graham Greene, Canadian actor – good actor yep...Oneida tribe...Native American
1953 - Cyndi Lauper, singer (Girls Just want to have Fun, Time after Time) – odd, but good voice agreed...she's touring with Cher...seriously...can you even imagine? 
1954 - Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Richard-Duet) – Jack’s son I know this now and I haven't forgotten
1954 - Freddie Prinze, NYC, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man) – tragic end yes, indeed
1957 - Garry Beers, Sydney Australia, rocker (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1962 - Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers) – NBA great for sure
1964 - Amy Brenneman, New London Ct, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue)
1964 - Dan Brown, Exeter NH, author (The Da Vinci Code) - ehhh I enjoy him...he's a good read...you just have to keep things in proper perspective
1971 - Kurt Warner, football player – great QB   what a great story this man an tell
1973 - Carson Daly, television personality - EHHHH ditto




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