Hoop dreams for the Yankees

What would you do with a day off? Joba Chamberlain said he plans to get some sleep, and lots of it. Dave Robertson wanted to know if there are any good fishing spots in the greater Cleveland area. And CC Sabathia might just have to fend off a bunch of newfound best friends.

Having played in Cleveland has its perks, as Sabathia was able to purchase two suites to Thursday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena between the Cavaliers and the Magic.

It’s an interesting series for Sabathia, an avid NBA fan who counts LeBron James among his pals but gathered his Yankees teammates to travel up to Orlando during Spring Training for Magic games and really roots hardest for the Golden State Warriors.

But Sabathia said that James’ wardrobe selection from the 2007 American League Division Series hasn’t been forgotten, when the hoops star showed up at Progressive Field wearing – of all things – a Yankees cap to watch Sabathia and the Indians.

“I actually was going to send him a text,” Sabathia said. “Maybe I’ll buy an Orlando hat since he wore a Yankees hat to our playoff game.”

The series also has one other Yankees connection. Brett Tomko’s father, Jerry, actually came up with the Cavaliers nickname in 1970 as part of a promotion in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, winning two season tickets and an autographed basketball.

Jerry Tomko’s winning entry read, in part, “The name Cleveland Cavaliers
represents a group of daring, fearless men whose life’s pact was never
surrender, no matter what the odds.”

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OK now,that Chaz has returned, Will Jeterstar soon follow?? Maybe we can enjoy some Yankee talk instead of all the garbage and trash talk we’ve been seeing. As I said before this was and can again be the top blog..
“GO YANKEES!”

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Robert, I was also a big fan of #22 Allie Reynolds, But Joe D, has always been my favorite Yankee…..
I can’t understand the goings on on this blog, In the past years this was always one of the better blogs. What ever happened to Chaz and jeterstar etal, At least it was mostly Yankee talk and not all the trash thats been going on this season.
“GO YANKEES!”

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There are plenty of trolls on the internet but to have one/several that persist on spamming one blog for what must be at least close to two years is remarkable. Idiots…if only there were some way of having comments from new users subject to approval for awhile then it would all stop. That doesn’t seem likely to happen, I guess the whole comments section will go that way

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This blog has become a disaster thanks to a certain person or persons. He/they have turned something good and enjoyable into something ugly and unpleasant. Why? Where do they get the right to do that? That person or persons are immature and can’t even stand the fact there are differing opinions. I would say ban those persons, but as we’ve seen that does no good as they will just come up with different ID’s and repeat the same crime over and over again. We all know who you people are and you are responsible for this. I don’t think this blog will disappear however, as there will be different steps taken to prevent this from going on.

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This blog is a disgrace to even be associated with mlb.com

I took the unusual step of contacting Pete Abraham and Mark Feinsand.

They do an excellent job of monitoring their blogs.

I have suggested their blogs are linked to mlb.com instead of this one.

I will be forwarding their responses to mlb.com at their request.

I fail to understand how a kids playground can be an official blog of major league baseball.

Mr Hoch appears to be an excellent writer but he is unable to control his blog.

Eric Steiner

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I’ve already sent an e-mail to Bryan about the both of you, maybe he can do something about the constant **** that has been going on. Neither of you are fooling anyone.

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This racist crap needs to cease and desist right now!!!!!! I think I will report the both of you!!!

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Dang!!!! This site has really degenerated to garbage!!!!!

Matt_Saiki@yahoo.com real
Matthew_Saiki@googlemail.com fake
Matt_Saiki@gmail.com fake?
Matthew_Saiki@gmail.com fake?
By bpark@gmail.com on May 28, 2009 4:00 PM

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bpark23@yahoo=?

Talk about confusing. I say ban them all!!!

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Burnett was shaky at best. CC and Pettitte seem to be the only 2 rocks, the rest are inconsistent.
Hughes has been spotty, Joba has been worst. I want to believe Wang was hurt but its seems like he pitches on confidence.

By bpark@gmail.com on May 28, 2009 2:15 PM
Burnett owns Pettitte. He has almost as many wins in nearly 10 less years.

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It will be interesting to see just how “fearless” the Cavs are tonight. Have a good day off.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

By juliasrants on May 28, 2009 6:02 AM
Report any abuse or spam
No one cares about your blog, thats why we’re here and not there.

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Bryan,

Before today, Do you know when was the last time the Yankees were in first place? Seems like forever.

By ayton@rider.edu on May 28, 2009 11:27 AM
That would be when my Athletics had the Giambi brothers you idiot.

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“Pettitte currently has 58 2/3 Ip. If Chamberlain hadn’t gone down he would have 51-52 1/3 IP. Not much difference.”

Thats an entire start and plus Chamberlain was slotted ahead of Pettitte in the order, so that’s 2 starts.

By bpark@gmail.com on May 28, 2009 3:42 PM ****** you moron, Pettitte is the weakest link. He has been terrible for 3 straight seasons. He is not a yankee, he will never be a yankee, he needs to reunite with torre or Houston. We don’t want him, he will be released.

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From afar it appears there is a lot of exuberance showed by this team as a whole, with one large exception Matsui. From what I saw in yesterdays game his footwork was markedly different. He was not pulling his front foot round to first as bad as he has been thus two LATE home runs. His first two at bats were not good. And when he hit the two home runs he really appeared flat as a tack rounding the bases. ihave a gut feeling he knows he is gone and I really suspect he is to be traded, perhaps for some power arm in relief. Is it me or has anyone else noticed the same or similiar.
If he leaves it will be a real shame as he has been a really significant player and well loved by all fans. With Posada coming back I feel his days as a DH are gone.

Aussie B

By kbp on May 28, 2009 3:37 PM
Do they have the word idiot in Australya? Or do they just consume too much kangaroo wallabi ****?

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From afar it appears there is a lot of exuberance showed by this team as a whole, with one large exception Matsui. From what I saw in yesterdays game his footwork was markedly different. He was not pulling his front foot round to first as bad as he has been thus two LATE home runs. His first two at bats were not good. And when he hit the two home runs he really appeared flat as a tack rounding the bases. ihave a gut feeling he knows he is gone and I really suspect he is to be traded, perhaps for some power arm in relief. Is it me or has anyone else noticed the same or similiar.
If he leaves it will be a real shame as he has been a really significant player and well loved by all fans. With Posada coming back I feel his days as a DH are gone.

Aussie B

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BP,
Reynolds and Randolph.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 27, 2009 REVISED
Scranton/WB 4
Syracuse (Nationals) 1 (7)
W: Kontos (3-1, 2.25); L: Ledezma (0-1, 6.23); SV: Melancon (2)
HR: SWB: Duncan, S (16). SYR: Orr (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_swbaaa_syraaa_1
———————————
Scranton/WB 2
Syracuse (Nationals) 4 (7)
W: Balester (2-5, 4.68); L: Towers (0-3, 4.50); SV: Kensing (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_swbaaa_syraaa_2
———————————
Trenton 5
New Britain (Twins) 1
W: Nova (4-3, 3.26); L: DeVries (3-4, 3.12); SV: Sanit (4)
HR: TRN: Malec (1), Snyder (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_treaax_nbraax_1
———————————
Tampa 0
Fort Myers (Twins) 8
W: McCardell (6-2, 3.63); L: Bleich (3-3, 3.86)
HR: FTM: Dolenc (1), Romero, N (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_tbyafa_ftmafa_1
———————————
Bowling Green (Rays) 2
Charleston 7
W: Banuelos (2-2, 3.38); L: Hayes (2-3, 5.60); SV: Arbiso (1)
HR: CSC: Abeita (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_bgrafx_crdafx_1
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

=========================================================================
YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 28, 2009
Scranton/WB
Syracuse (Nationals) 7:00 PM
———————————
Trenton
New Britain (Twins) 10:35 AM
———————————
Tampa
Fort Myers (Twins) 7:05 PM
———————————
Charleston
Greenville (Red Sox) 7:00 PM
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Is it just me or does anyone else notice that Tex runs like a girl.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 27, 2009
Scranton/WB 1
Syracuse (Nationals) 4 (7)
W: Kontos (3-1, 2.25); L: Ledezma (0-1, 6.23); SV: Melancon (2)
HR: SWB: Duncan, S (16). SYR: Orr (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_swbaaa_syraaa_1
———————————
Scranton/WB 2
Syracuse (Nationals) 4 (7)
W: Balester (2-5, 4.68); L: Towers (0-3, 4.50); SV: Kensing (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_swbaaa_syraaa_2
———————————
Trenton 5
New Britain (Twins) 1
W: Nova (4-3, 3.26); L: DeVries (3-4, 3.12); SV: Sanit (4)
HR: TRN: Malec (1), Snyder (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_treaax_nbraax_1
———————————
Tampa 0
Fort Myers (Twins) 8
W: McCardell (6-2, 3.63); L: Bleich (3-3, 3.86)
HR: FTM: Dolenc (1), Romero, N (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_tbyafa_ftmafa_1
———————————
Bowling Green (Rays) 2
Charleston 7
W: Banuelos (2-2, 3.38); L: Hayes (2-3, 5.60); SV: Arbiso (1)
HR: CSC: Abeita (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_27_bgrafx_crdafx_1
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 28, 2009
Scranton/WB
Syracuse (Nationals) 7:00 PM
———————————
Trenton
New Britain (Twins) 10:35 AM
———————————
Tampa
Fort Myers (Twins) 7:05 PM
———————————
Charleston
Greenville (Red Sox) 7:00 PM
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Bryan,

Before today, Do you know when was the last time the Yankees were in first place? Seems like forever.

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A good question. Basically, extended spring is comprised of prospects who haven’t been assigned to minor league rosters and are waiting for the other leagues (like the short-season New York-Penn League) to open up. They play games daily, but not on the main fields of the complexes – with the Yankees, it’s over at the Himes Avenue facility. Sometimes it’s intrasquad but they also do play other organizations – the Phillies are a convenient neighbor for the Yankees, as they are in the spring.

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Bryan,
Here’s a question you might answer directly or perhaps it could be the subject of an article; something I’ve always wondered. What exactly is “Extended Spring Training”?
When a ML player goes on rehab from the Yanks, he often goes to Tampa for an “extended spring training” game. Who plays there? Obviously these aren’t typical minor league players playing for one of Charleston, Trenton, SWB or Staten Island, or are they? Are these players on the two Tampa teams, single A and Rookie league? Are these teams not in their season as well? How does it all work? Who do they play?

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It will be interesting to see just how “fearless” the Cavs are tonight. Have a good day off.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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