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Bird Puts Two in the Bush

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The Yanks took on the Phillies yesterday at Spectrum Field, one of my favorite places to  watch Yankees road games. The Phillies are the only team smart enough to  hire former moscone Fantasy League All Stars to  work  the sidelines as ball people. These highly skilled athletes were trained by moscone back when DonM was the Greg Bird of those fantasy leagues..

A side show to the Fantasy All Stars was the actual Yankee game, and our home town heroes  got back on the good foot with a convincing 7-3 win over the fighting Phils…

Nibbles Tanaka ran his scoreless Spring Training streak to  18.2 innings with  5.1 innings, 3 hits, no runs, 1 BB, 3 K’s, performance

“I will take the results of how I did this spring thus far,” Tanaka said after throwing 5¹/₃ shutout innings in a 7-3 win over the Phillies on Wednesday at Spectrum Field. In 18²/₃ frames this spring, Tanaka has not allowed a run. “Look at today’s game and I felt like I was all over the place. My command definitely could have been sharper. A bunch of adjustments need to be made.”

That’s nice to  hear from a warrior, even if he is just pitching for a new  $160M deal  and not the Brand..His 5 games have all been clinics on how to survive without 95


Tanaka  would have won a buzz of the day award, but that  buckle goes to Greg Bird

Bye Bye Bird smacked a pair of Dingers, knocked in 5 runs and gave Mike Francesa a chubby capping off a fantastic 2 for 3, 2 HR, 5 RBI coming out party after Girardi officially named him the Yanks starting first  baseman

HR #1

HR #2

FWIW his competition Patches Carter is crashing harder then Keith Richards after a week long binge with  the DonB, even Choi Choi I’m the Boy could have beaten out Patches

Chris Carter avoids a rare spring golden sombrero with a walk. Carter this spring: Hitting .108, with 20 strikeouts and 4 hits. Not a typo!

Anyway Bird helped us all  breathe a sigh of relief coming out of the gate like a house of fire, we just  have to  hope he stays healthy..

Chase Headley also smacked a HR, unfortunately DonB’s buddy in the booth  called Headley, Utley, but nobody listens to Philly baseball so only we Bomber fans heard it…..

Ok, these Philly dawgs are growing on me.
Kruk is funny at times even,, they gave the devil his due by being honest about the Yankee lineup .
Bird is the Goods for sure,, btw,,he plays so smoothly,,

OK so  there you have it, the official DonB stamp of approval .. of course the Yanks were spanking the Philly Dawgs like they were Jenna Jameson at the time so the Don was in a very good mood….

There is no  video  but Ernie  Frieri pitched 1 inning and punched out the side.. I did not see him so I don’t know if that earned him a longer look..

Hit and Run

The SanBino  had a double and a walk, he scored 2 runs as a passenger on Bye Bye Bird’s flight #5 and #6 HR

Unfortunately two  kids who have an opportunity with Gregorius out Wade and Refsynder went a combined 0-6.. I hope they aren’t choking with a potential gig on the line

Tejada went 1-1, and they’ll be no  joy in Mudville if the former Met  sneaks on the first  25 man roster

Billy McKinney also picked up  a knock

2B: Sánchez (4, Velasquez); McKinney (3, Rodríguez); Tejada (1, J Benoit)
HR: Bird 2 (6, 4th inning off Velasquez 1 on, 1 Out; 6th inning off Velasquez 2 on, 0 Out); Headley (2, 6th inning off Rodríguez 0 on, 2 Out)
RBI: Bird 5 (11), Headley (9), Tejada (4)
2-out RBI: Headley, Tejada
GIDP: Headley
Yankees RISP: 2-5 (Bird 1-1, Choi 0-1, Zehner 0-1, Fowler 1-1, Higashioka 0-1)
Team LOB: 4

It’s good to  still  see Frazier, Fowler, and McKinney in camp.. Don’t let the photo fool you, Billy Mac can ball…

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

March 23, 2017 at 8:02 am

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  1. I’ve been talking to Brillo Levine about the concept of bringing the women of the Fantasy League All Stars to the ML level. Brillo has been somewhat reticent, but I’ve championed that this is a way to solve his problem of all the empty seats near the field.
    With some great blondes on staff, like the one that Sal was kind enough to post, they’ll be tripping over themselves to purchase those price gouging tix just to be close to those darlin’s.
    Would love to be invited to the next week long bash held by messrs Don B & Keith. I’ll even bring along some Girls from the Fantasy League stable.

    A big shout out to the great Big D after going thru some health issues. Wishing a speedy recovery. We need your 2 cents here, son!!!


    March 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

    • Great plan bondsie

      When I get back in the office I’ll drop some snaps of your girl


      March 23, 2017 at 9:44 am

    • I think the Russians are hacking my computer,I write something and it never gets posted!! There was also an article on how the Yankee brass are still debating rf,can’t decide between Hicks and Judge. Todays game vs the Rays is on ESPN,now that college basketball is over. Make America great again!!! USA finally wins the
      WBC!! Its about time since we invented the game. If they want people to watch it,maybe they shouldn’t play the games late at night on the west coast. Have to credit GM Joe Torre and manager Jim Leyland,who they got out of mothballs and made him stop smoking. The team had a large ceramic eagle that was their good luck charm.
      Moscone,thanks for the good wishes,its greatly appreciated!!!


      March 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

  2. I will be waiting for the check, Sal,,
    Publishing baybeeeee 🐖🐖


    March 23, 2017 at 11:12 am

  3. Man how much do we love our Baby Bombers, huh ???
    McKinney, Torres, Big Gary, B I R D,,, the other SS kid,,
    Let em play !!!!!!!


    March 23, 2017 at 11:13 am

  4. hey fellas.. Big D I saw your yesterday post after the Tanaka game, I’ll have a talk with my Russian Anna and make sure she’s not doing anything funny… Great to read from everybody

    Yes Team USA was fantastic, I thought Crawford shoulda won MVP but that’s nit picking

    Kinsler coming out saying stuff about Latin players lol..

    Good point on Judge Hicks, I read where Girardi was telling the media not to just go by stats, it’s base running, defense, and how the AB’s look lol

    A minor loop hole giving them a way out if Hicks has a better slash line then Judge… Hicks starting over Judge would put NYY fans to sleep, it’s bad enough we have to slum it at SS until DD gets back

    Levine exposed the Yanks saying Betances cost them gate money by sucking as a closer, what an ass hole, of course he cost you gate money, but don’t go public with it, now players will focus more on their stats then they already do, and say fuck the team…

    Here’s one article on the hicks Judge deal

    Donny the checks in the mail wait a yr to cash it, we don’t want it bounce..

    I once had a guy tell me to wait 3 weeks to cash a check lol…. Really, how about we wait 3 weeks until you can cash your check and you pay us cash

    Big game today Monty on the bump.. Great stuff fellas feels like we’re starting to hit to all fields again


    March 23, 2017 at 11:55 am

  5. moscone fantasy camp his SS she kicks the ball off her right foot, a strategy to get the ball to better throwing 3rd base person


    March 23, 2017 at 11:58 am

  6. and of course Back Is Beautiful


    March 23, 2017 at 11:59 am

  7. When the opposition start to say Pruitt did a good job holding Bird to a double you know you have something

    All these guys saying Patches is a good bargain maybe they wxnt him for $3.5m

    If Patches wants s steady gig he’s doing a good job getting released by the Yanks


    March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

  8. Chuck Finley hmmmm


    March 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    • There goes the no hitter lol


      March 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    • Longoria looks like cast member for the Outsiders

      Glad there’s a pitcher in the booth
      Sutty is annoying an homer but he might talk pitching


      March 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

  9. Actually these announcers are ESPN guys not homers my bad

    On the app I forgot Big D mentioned ESPN

    Tough break on that triple
    In Boston thats an F9

    Monty has his work cut out


    March 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    • Monty winning a spot fellas
      Having a young Lefty is a God send


      March 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  10. that no hit catcher got monty twice with 2 strikes on him, little learning curve there.. I hope they get this gridrool shit out of their system, I don’t want to see any fat in that bull pen come April 2nd

    This Graham kid murdered Monty’s pitching line for Christ sake…

    Why the fucking hook so quick

    4.1 innings, 3 hits 2 runs no BB, 8 K’s.. the 2nd run was an inherited run with Graham pitching who imploded

    Bryan Hoch‏Verified account @BryanHoch 1h1 hour ago

    I think Severino will start at AAA if he doesn’t make the rotation. Cashman even said so before camp.Bryan Hoch added,

    If that’s the case the question is whether they send Sev to triple A to work on his control or throw him in the bullpen.

    Bryan Hoch‏Verified account @BryanHoch 1h1 hour ago
    If I had to guess right at this moment:

    4. Bryan Mitchell
    5. Jordan Montgomery

    Jordan Montgomery gives up a 2nd inning run, but Aaron Judge played a single into a triple. Montgomery firing strikes, looks impressive.

    Bryan Hoch‏Verified account @BryanHoch 2h2 hours ago

    Yankees were very curious to see Jordan Montgomery today. Striking out Evan Longoria in the 1st inning won’t hurt his chances.


    March 23, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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