The honorable Judge Mariano Rivera presiding

The Yankees held their first Kangaroo Court since 1995 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium, with Mariano Rivera – the elder statesman of the clubhouse – doing the honors as judge. Xavier Nady served as the secretary and court stenographer, and Derek Jeter, A.J. Burnett and Johnny Damon served as the jury.

What’s the court all about? Basically, Nady has been keeping track of infractions for weeks, called out by teammates. Derek Jeter said that he can’t ever remember one being held in his pro career, even in the Minor Leagues, but word is the practice disappeared when Joe Torre took over in 1996.

The guys seemed to love the process. Nick Swisher did a television interview in Detroit shirtless and Burnett hit him with a $20 fine for that. Phil Coke’s wallet was $30 lighter as a result of the home run he served up to the Twins’ Joe Mauer. Coke pointed to the drive off the bat, thinking it was a fly ball that could be easily tracked by center fielder Brett Gardner, but the ball carried out and hit the netting over Monument Park. Johnny Damon was fined $100 for showing up late to court, blaming New York City traffic. But no fine was crueler than this one — Alex Rodriguez got hit for being late … for the season.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Nady said. “Hopefully it gets better. It’s just entertaining how people plead their cases. That’s the best part.”

16 Comments

Brian,

Please do not bring bpark back. He’s already been banned from this sight 6 or 7 times already (trying for world record?). He brings nothing to this blog except trouble with his insanity and stupidity. I’m sure he has kept people from blogging here in the past with his own actions and few people want to read the kind of foul-mouthed garbage he has written in the past. I, as everyone else, would prefer to come to this blog and not have to deal with his trouble making ways it makes things very unpleasant.

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Bryan,
KEEP BPARK

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Brian,

UUUHHHHHHH- OOOOOOOHHHHH, that deranged troublemaker bpark is back yet again. He must really have some lose screws upstairs if he believes any of us believes his bogus story of him being away in the Dominican Republic with computer problems. LMAO!!!!! You’d think he would take the hint with all the times he has been banned from this sight that he isn’t welcome here. You’d think he would get some kind of life as well. If you want to keep the integrity of this site intact you will find a way to ban him for good regardless of what he says or what fantasy he conjures up. He is trouble no matter how you look at it.

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Maybe Mo wanted the save–on his way to 500…

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So smart that he leaves Rivera in to pitch the 9th with an 8 run lead? If girardi trusts Veras and Abladejo in other situations with the game on the line, why didn’t he bring one of them or Tomko in to pitch the 9th? I wouldn’t trust Veras, but that would have been a good situation for his head.

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Game, set and match for the good guys. Playing a lot better these days. I prefer winning over losing anytime!!!!

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Well the alien that replaced the former manager is getting smart, Aceves and Tomko are doing their jobs. Love a game that is close then is busted open with 6 in the 8th inning.

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Hold your breathe folks Coke is in the game.

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Again some one remind me why Aceves was left off the opening day roster?

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Not sure 5 runs wins this game tonite. Although I like the numbers on Hughes this evening (9 K’s) it still concerns me that he doesn’t go more than 5 innings. Bullpen killer there.

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The trilogy of Swish, Robby, and Melky’s 3 in a row were great. Now we need for Phil to continue his good start and hold the O’s right where they are. Let’s get some more runs to be certain. “GO YANKEES!”

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Matsui right now is a waste, He either Ks or hits into a DP. Why bat him 5th… Lately he is an automatic out.. We need Nagy or POsada back so we can give him a rest and have a new DH options.
“GO YANKEES!”

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Johnson, Fossum, and Igawa are NOT options. They ae nothing but overaged, broken down never-will-be’s. None of them have ever had success in their careers and never will have success.

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Great stuff Bryan.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 20, 2009
Akron (Indians) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Lakeland (Tigers) 7:00 PM
Tampa
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Lexington (Astros) 7:05 PM
Charleston
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 19, 2009
Columbus (Indians) 4
Scranton/WB 1
W: K. Saarloos (3-4, 4.42); L: K. Igawa (3-1, 3.77)
HR: COL: M. Aubrey (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_19_colaaa_swbaaa_1
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Akron (Indians) 3
Trenton 1
W: J. Tomlin (5-1, 3.46); L: W. De La Rosa (1-1, 2.55); SV: V. Pestano (12)
HR: AKR: J. Goedert (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_19_akraax_treaax_1
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Tampa
Brevard County (Brewers) POSTPONED
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