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We Have BaseBall Today Fellas

Yanks are on YES 1:05 vs the Phillies

Moscone’s boy Bryan Mitchell will start the first Spring Training game today, Mitchell is very high on our list, hopefully he stays healthy

Fakin and Duckin

When Owners and MLB commissioners hand you fake news,  stating the game needs to be better, keep  this in mind

9,354 at JetBlue today. Pretty good for a game against a college team.

In case any of the social  elite in that Alpha crew need an appendage, Jet Blue ain’t Terminal C at JFK Airport, it’s the Boston Red Sox  Spring Training Home...And that’s 9,354 who PAID at the pump to  watch Boston do a dress rehearsal with a college team.. #FixThis

Plan 4

In his 4th season as a Yankee, Ken Davidoff and the Bombers have a plan to make the Investment firm of  Jacoby and Ellsbury better… Rob Manfred has a plan to make baseball better, as Mike Tyson once said, they  all have a plan until  they get hit

The Rob Show

How’s all  this progressive thinking by Rob and Steal Manfred playing out across the league

MLB veterans chafe at Rob Manfred’s vision: Always ‘some stupid new rule’

Make no mistake, we’re not your father’s baseball fan  here, we want to see progress, but the friggin suits and their academic goon squads pumping out analytical data, then knee jerking a decision without council  from the dudes playing the game isn’t in the fan’s best interest

Manfred wants to implement a pitch clock, limit mound visits and change the strike zone, and if the Major League Baseball Players Association won’t agree to the changes next year, he said the new labor agreement empowers MLB to apply the new rules in 2018 without union approval.

Manfred can’t help himself, he’s one of those dudes who has to get his name up in lights

You want more viewers, rev up the gambling, look what it did for  those morons the NFL

Hey Tanaka Way

So  far we’ve heard noting but dazzling reports on TJ Tanaka.. Yesterday he morphed dazzling into Holy Shit with  a dominating 30 pitch simulated game.. That’s fantastic news..For Tanaka, last year  he had to  take it slow while nursing a bone spur proceedure

How ironic the year he can opt out of his 7 yr $153M contract, he’s in tip  top  shape, he’s way  ahead of his training schedule, he skipped the WBC, he’s looked in midseason  form from his first  bull pen, and yesterday he shoo fly’d Gardner, Headley, and Patches Carter.

That’s not exactly Mantle, Maris, and Berra, but the point his his stuff is playing in February

“He had all of his pitches working,” catcher Kyle Higashioka added after catching Tanaka’s outing, which had pitching coach Larry Rothschild calling balls and strikes from behind the mound. “He got a couple strikeouts. He was looking really good. Cutter was good. Slider was good. Splitter was really nasty. And his location was as good as ever.”

Tanaka’s not the first  dude to  dial it up in a walk year, so  the question is do  the Yanks go all Sabathia with  this guy and offer him 5 yr’s $150M?

Do  they let him opt out and get nothing for him?

Or do  they  flip him at  the deadline and try to get at least 1 elite prospect, and a few top 15’s.. Remember Tanaka at the deadline is still  a rental with  the opt out in tow, so  the haul Cashman  get’s back is debatable..

Unless the said team is Cub / Indian desperate!

“Dylan” Betances, Like  Rolling a Stone

Maybe we’re making too much out of these early but successful simulated games, but “Dylan” Betances like Tanaka just  blew away the live batters

“He is uncomfortable. I was glad to be standing on the left side instead of the right,” the switch-hitting Headley said of Betances. “He has some funk to him, and his stuff is plus, plus.”

Maybe Brillo Levine did the Yanks a favor by pissing off D-Bet, he looks like he may of possibly grown a game face..

If he can pro-rate the energy level he has getting ready to play for his parents home country  the Dominican Republic in the WBC, to the Yankees season, then Brillo Levine gets a pass..

We can jump back on the Trashing Levine bandwagon when Betances is playing for somebody else, just  to  stick it  to the “unhinged” POTNYY

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Written by Sal

February 24, 2017 at 7:09 am

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  1. Ready for the first pitch @ 1:05 pm 👍
    Been a long wait.
    Ice bag on my ankle and my new “MasterBlaster” filled, tamped down and ready to be LIT !!!
    Play Ball ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾

    bubbaband

    February 24, 2017 at 8:20 am

    • enjoy Donny I’m gonna try to catch it myself

      Sal

      February 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

  2. #Yankees lineup vs. #Phillies:

    Gardner cf

    Gregorius ss

    Sanchez c

    Holliday dh

    Bird 1b

    Castro 2b

    Headley 3b

    Hicks lf

    Judge rf

    Mitchell p

    Sal

    February 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

  3. Mitchell drops that trap door hook 83 mph for the punch out to open the season

    Sal

    February 24, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  4. Didi goes YARD
    Nice 1st inning
    Cracks me up to hear Big Head MK saying ” Brian Mitchell’s” name lolol

    bubbaband

    February 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm

  5. I know i know, 1st game of Spring Training only,,, but # 99 sure looks like a STUD in RF.

    bubbaband

    February 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    • He can hit a high 92 MPH fast ball a long way for sure

      Torres might have been a little hyped as a defensive player maybe he’s a bit nervous he’s got a gun for an arm

      Sal

      February 24, 2017 at 2:50 pm

  6. Montgomery making sure the gidrools stay alive
    Curry serving the top shelf kool aid

    Sal

    February 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

  7. Higgy

    Sanchez better watch his back

    Sal

    February 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  8. Andujar looks like a beast

    Montgomery seemed to settle in

    Lotta bad Philly D though

    Sal

    February 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

  9. Yeah we like Andujar too,,
    lotta spirit in these kids,, too,
    9-4 and still fun to watch.
    Or was I just Baseball deprived ? Lol

    bubbaband

    February 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  10. ,,,, aaaaaand the Game is over, YES switches back to Big Head’s show and it’s all NBA again.
    Sheeeesh

    bubbaband

    February 24, 2017 at 3:51 pm

  11. Gentlemen, I’m stuck in the office today & couldn’t see the game. Hopefully, it’s on replay tonight. The takes sound encouraging. Any Brickhouse sightings???
    If true, how the hell could the MLPA agree to let MLB put in new rules in ’18 without their permission??? Who would agree to that?
    Limit mound visits, put in a pitch clock, & change the strike zone? Who the fuk do they think they are. I’m all for change, when thought out & agreed upon. But, that, would be a dictatorship! How don’t get how that could be allowed.

    Mosconebailbonds

    February 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  12. Pigalina Brickhouse had some ” i me mine” puff piece and as she started to blah blah something cool happened on the field and she kept flapping her piehole.
    No replay til 5 minures later.
    Camera went right to her full screen.
    Watta diss on the Game

    bubbaband

    February 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm


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