Halladay shuts the Yanks out

I went to the DHL All-Star FanFest yesterday at the Javits Center in New York, and I have to say, if I could grab my 8-year-old self from the 1980s and bring him to it, he would have loved it. I mean, Cal Ripken is running an infield clinic for kids today. That says it all, doesn’t it?

If you have a baseball-crazy kid and can get to the New York area, he or she needs to spend a few hours at the Javits Center this weekend.

Either way, here in the present-day, I’m proud to say I did better in the video batting cages than the Yankees did last night facing Roy Halladay. Limited to just an Alex Rodriguez single and a Derek Jeter double, the Yankees went extremely quickly and quietly in a 5-0 shutout loss to quite possibly the best pitcher in baseball.

They’ll try again this afternoon as Darrell Rasner tests out some mechanical adjustments while facing the Jays’ Jesse Litsch.

Assorted notes and quotes: Looks like Chad Moeller is in the lineup for the Yankees … Eric Milton signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees but it looks like he may not pitch before the year ends. The Yankees apparently want to supervise his rehab and consider signing him for ’09 … Carl Pavano threw 45 pitches to live hitters and remains, believe it or not, ahead of Phil Hughes …

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I watched with interest this season as the Mets bid for Johan Santana; the Brewers offered up prospects for C. C. Sabathia; and the Cubs acquired Harden from Oakland. These pitchers are all winning games for their new teams.

Don’t these teams get it yet? Good starting pitching is not important anymore! The most successful franchise, the Yankees, didn’t try hard for any of these fine pitchers because the Yankees know you can be successful without good starting pitching. That’s why we’re in first, I mean second, I mean third place in our division.

Fans in Chicago are nervous about the fragility of Harden. But the Yankees don’t have to worry about that because they have healthy pitchers like Cheng Ming-peng, Phil Hughes, and Carl Pavano. Get with it, MLB!

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and about you redsuksblow i am probably a midget but wat kinda idiot are you dude..u freakin moron u cannot even stand up for yourself except defending another idiot like you in this blog who is pgarrett..defend yourself and say something..just dont agree with others fool..
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And about you, Redsuksblow:
I am probably a midget, but what kind of idiot are you, dude? You freaking moron, you cannot even stand up for yourself, except defending another idiot like you on this blog; who is pgarrett. Defend yourself and say something. Just don’t agree with others, fool.
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I thought I would translate this so the other may read it.

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Viper, why in the hell are you posting on a baseball blog if you don’t even think baseball is a real sport? If you like football so much, shouldn’t you be on some football blog somewhere instead of clogging up this blog with completely incoherent and unreadable posts? As I was scanning over your posts I did notice one point, I saw that you criticised the A’s for signing a 16 year old kid to a big contract? Hello kettle, my name is pot and you are black. Other than the Farve story, what has been the number 1 story for football this off-season? If you don’t know, it’s the fact that rookies are getting HUGE contracts loaded with guaranteed money without EVER playing a single down in the NFL. So, how is it that baseball does it and you think it’s stupid, but football does it and is above reproach?
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If you don’t think baseball is real sport, you are NOT allowed to us the words “us” or “we” when referring to the Yankees, “fool”. One last note: before you jump on someone for not “knowin what they be talkin ’bout, yo”, maybe you should learn to type in complete sentences. That ebonics crap makes you sound like a dullard. Just reading your posts gives me a headache.

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and about you redsuksblow i am probably a midget but wat kinda idiot are you dude..u freakin moron u cannot even stand up for yourself except defending another idiot like you in this blog who is pgarrett..defend yourself and say something..just dont agree with others fool..

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yo ****** pgarrett its not only gardener’s fault u idiot its the whole freakin team that is not doing crap this season..this was the same freakin line up that was in the lead in every offensive category and wat the f&*# are they doing this season..they cannot afford to score anymore than 2 freakin runs..if they go the same way they will end up like you two sole losers on this blog..just trying to talk n dont know wat the hell ya’ll talkin about..

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oh, and PS Bronxkid-call me Mike.
so much for that comeback…Cano GIDP’s again…..

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BK-sorry about that. I’ll send you Excedrine the next time I rant.
But I have to agree with you on thre points you made. Each sport requires different skills and athletic ability. No one sport is “better” then the other. Just different.
Ok, so baseball vs football case closed.
Lets hope for a 9th inning comeback….

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Macaluso… I think you’re gonna give me a headache if you go on.. he– WE get the point. I’ve never even played organized football for the simple fact that I can’t stand getting tackled, although I love the Running Back position, but still, I’ll break peoples ankles or slide before I let someone tackle me. Now that you mention the miscellanous part of the game… pfff. Forget about it, it’s straight up baseball for me as a highschooler.

In baseball, or in any other sport, you have to own good athletic ability. In baseball it’s about hand-eye coordination, balance, eyesight, explosive power ( strong quick movements, hence, the baseball swing. ) and quick footwork as well as mental toughness ( or the ability to stay positive through negative times.) Which is what a ball player oes through most of his career.

Don’t really care about any other sport. I love baseball!

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It is totally ignorant to say that football doesn’t require any skill. What are you basing this on? Watching a couple of games on sunday in the fall? Have you ever played football? Have you ever had to memorize 50 plays and 20 audibles? Have you ever had to spend hours and weeks of practice just to get your footwork perfect? Have you ever had to figure out who to block on a stunting 4-4 defense? Do you even know what a stunt is? Have you ever had to identify a combination defense and adjust your route because the Safety is cheating over? I can go on…
You have no idea what you are talking about Rayfe21. Soccer requires more skill? Are you kidding me? What play book do you have to memorize? What on-the-field reads do you have to make? What hand-to-eye coordination do you need to play that sport? (oh, sorry, its “foot-to-eye” coordination. My bad…)
You obviously have never played football. So quit making statements and comments on things you have no CLUE about.
and BTW-you know what position requires the MOST SKILL on the Football field? CENTER. Yep. Go let that twist in your mind for a little while while you try to figure that one out.
The skill required in baseball and hockey is obvious. But only people who have never played Football at a high level say it doesn’t require skill. Just because a line man or D-Back doesn’t handle the ball does NOT mean the sport does not require a tremendous amount of skill. It is the ONLY sport where you have so many specialized positions where each player has different rules of engagement.
And, also, while you are at it, why don’t you look-up “zone blocking” on Google and tell me if you can even comprehend it. And I haven’t even gotten to the QB footwork, mechanics, skill, reads, techniques, body control, etc… And what about the west coast offense, zone-blitzing, run-and-shoot, spread offense, audibles…Yeah, I thought so.

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You are of course right viper. I was speaking about when my team Arsenel begins premiership over the pond. u
Unfortunately, due to lack of scoring, soccer has never caught on in the states. I came to like the sport in the last decade and I can say I yell as loud at the Gunners as I do for my Yankees.

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Football is a great game. I would say the most popular sport in America. To say it is a game of skill is not very accurate when you consider that more than 75% of the players on the field at any given time are there for their size, speed, or strength, which all fall under athletic ability. Most of them are not required to catch a ball, throw a ball, or even touch a ball. Baseball, basketball, and even soccer require more skill from the team members than that of a football team. Football is a great game.

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Real football? um, assphinctersayswhat?

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All I can say is we should all pray for a Yankees great. Bobby Murcer, you will be missed forever and be known as both a great Yankee, but also a great announcer. The late Bobby Murcer will be remembered forever, REST IN PEACE BOBBY MURCER!

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i mean there aint no soccer that starts in mid august.

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oh by the way man..there aint so soccer season that starts in mid august..soccer goes on around the whole year wit differnt cups n stuff..

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yeah jh..i mean american football..its the sport of true man..unless like baseball..look at the okland a’s for signing a 16yr old who probably dont even speak english and giving him a record deal..that proves that baseball aint a manly sport yo..its just a game that just dont require any skill at all..unless like football its a game of skill..if you dont have that you cant even make it in the high school junior varsity team..

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No viper REAL FOOTBALL ( we call it soccer) starts the middle of August. You mean American Football.

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damn i cant wait until september until true sport begins: FOOTBALL SEASON

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yo pgarrett you need to chill out man because gardner is a freakin n you damn need to give him a break..this is his first season in the majors n about calling other deluted fools i think its you the one thats a fool for not giving a rookie a break..man if i put you on the squad for one game fool i think you would freakin suck as hell n do way worse in the majors fool..you need to lay back n just give the rookies a break…i mean if you want you can start bashing the veterans for not doing *** because they are the ones that are bringing this team down without any talent..veterans are a bunch of diluted fools just like you are..i mean look at the veterans of the redsox they carry the whole team n help the rookies out..no wonder they are doing way better than us this season..

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 12, 2008

Scranton/WB 4
Columbus (Nationals) 0
W: J. Karstens (4-4, 3.86); L: M. Hinckley (0-1, 3.00)
HR: SWB: M. Carson (5).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_12_swbaaa_colaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Binghamton (Mets) 3
Trenton 1
W: T. Lavigne (2-1, 3.62); L: B. Bruney (0-1, 6.75); SV: E. Kunz (25)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_12_binaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 3
Vero Beach (Rays) 1
W: R. Pope (5-4, 2.32); L: M. Walker (4-7, 4.87); SV: J. Schmidt (7)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_12_tbyafa_vbdafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
West Virginia (Brewers) 5
Charleston 4
W: R. Mercedes (4-4, 5.23); L: L. Pendleton (6-5, 3.04)
HR: CHA: B. Laird 2 (11).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_12_wvaafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Staten Island4
Tri-City (Astros) 3
W: T. Dennehy (1-0, 0.00); L: S. Wolf (0-1, 2.86); SV: P. Venditte (7)
HR: TRI: D. Flores 2 (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_12_staasx_trcasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCL Indians 3
GCLYankees 2
W: Salazar (3-0; 1.06) L: Castillo (0-1; 3.00) S: Popham (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2008_07_02_indrok_yanrok_1
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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ghjghjughjghjg

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Really Brian? It’s perfect for 8 year olds? I’m taking my little brother Jake tomorrow then…he’s exactly 8. Can you buy tickets at the door?
And Bobby Murcer passed away? That’s gotta be the saddest thing I’ve heard in a while.

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oh man, that makes me sick. I thought he was in remission?? I thought he was healthy?

Sad. very sad news. Cancer is just aweful….one of my favorite guitar players died from a brain tumor too.

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Sadly the Yankee family and my state of Oklahoma has lost another one of its greats; Bobby Murcer. You are right Kid Billy Joel said it well.

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I can’t believe Bobby’s gone… well, Billy Joel said it best, only the good die young.

-EJ/Kid From New York
http://yankeesquad.mlblogs.com = Update coming 8:05 PM EST.

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This sucks buttox. So many holes on this team, we should be called the Bronx Swiss Cheese.

The management is horrible ( Cashman and Co.)
The pitching is weak ( Ponson, Rasner, Ponson is just going through his newcomer’s phase, just like Rasner and his 4-0 start. )
The hitting is inconsistent, but Id prefer it be inconsistent with hungry players ( Gardner, Christian ) who will only get better than fading vets ( Damon and Abreu ).

The Yankees would be smart in dumping these two for whatever value they still behold.

Arun, if only we could stay consistent… if o n l y.

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Finally our offense wakes up. This is fun to watch.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 12, 2008

Scranton/WB
Columbus (Nationals) 7:05p
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Binghamton (Mets) 7:05p
Trenton

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Tampa
Vero Beach (Rays) 6p
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West Virginia (Brewers) 7:05p
Charleston

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Staten Island
Tri-City (Astros) 7p
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GCL Indians 10a
GCLYankees

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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 11, 2008

Scranton/WB 5
Columbus (Nationals) 2
W: R. Ohlendorf (1-0, 2.92); L: G. Mock (5-3, 3.28); SV: S. Strickland (3)
HR: SWB: E. Duncan (8), A. Gonzalez (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_11_swbaaa_colaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Binghamton (Mets) 1
Trenton 2
W: E. Wordekemper (3-2, 3.76); L: E. Camacho (3-3, 2.15)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_11_binaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 5
Vero Beach (Rays) 3
W: Z. McAllister (4-4, 2.61); L: W. Townsend (0-2, 7.53); SV: J. Hovis (8)
HR: TAM: E. Nunez (3), C. Henry (2). VER: M. Fields (15), J. Matulia (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_11_tbyafa_vbdafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
West Virginia (Brewers) 12
Charleston 2
W: A. Rivas (7-3, 3.49); L: J. Heredia (4-3, 2.91)
HR: WVA: E. Farris (1). CHA: B. Laird (9).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_11_wvaafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Oneonta (Tigers) 3
Staten Island 1
W: D. Stokes (2-1, 1.33); L: D. Phelps (2-1, 3.47); SV: L. Oliveros (2)
HR: ONE: B. Douglas (1). STA: A. Maruszak (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_11_oneasx_staasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCLYankees 8
GCL Braves 3
W: D. Marquez (1-1, 6.48); L: K. Farrell (0-1, 5.40); SV: R. Marte (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_11_yanrok_brarok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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