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Joba Chamberlain and the Yankee starters (save the rehabbing Hideki Matsui) take on Francisco Liriano and the Twins B-squad at Boss Field this afternoon at 1:15. The game is on YES and marks the spring debut of the WCBS radio team. I love baseball on the radio, but I’ve had a hard time stomaching John Sterling ever since Michael Kay jumped to TV. Still, let’s hope he gets to do this some 95 to 100 times during the regular season and 11 more times in October:

By the way, what ever happened to “no cheering in the press box?”

Okay, I believe you.

Categories:  Cliff Corcoran  Game Thread

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1 PJ   ~  Feb 28, 2009 12:10 pm

I miss the uniform descriptions...

2 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Feb 28, 2009 1:16 pm

Agreed, but I don't miss the self-serving pause in "no name . . . of course."

3 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Feb 28, 2009 1:21 pm

Uh, oh, Jorge's shoulder is acting up.

4 randym77   ~  Feb 28, 2009 1:33 pm

Huh, boy. I'm a big fan of Jorgie, but I seriously wonder if we can rely on him. Catcher is a tough position, he's not getting any younger, and most baseball players never return to their pre-injury level of play after shoulder surgery.

5 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 1:34 pm

I like having Teixeira on our team :) If he keeps making contact like that consistently, do you see him batting cleanup behind Alex?

6 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 1:40 pm

I did Shelly would get an early at bat soon. Don't really know if I want to root for him to make the roster yet; the best he can do here is come off the bench, and if he mashes in Spring do you take that chance when you don't really have a place to play him in the field? I dunno...

7 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 1:42 pm

Drew Butera... related to Sal?

8 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:12 pm

[7] Sal's his father.

This is just pitchers stretching out today, I suppose.

9 Just Fair   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:17 pm

Has anyone read about O's catching prospect Matt Wieters? He's a big ass dude but I haven't seen any mention of him being too big too to catch unlike Jesus Montero. Just ruminatin'.

10 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:23 pm

Isn't Joe Mauer 6'5"? How is that not too big? (with a Gold Glove no less!)

11 randym77   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:26 pm

My guess is the concern about Montero is because of his age. He was huge at age 16, and they were presumably expecting him to keep growing (or at least putting on weight).

Wieters is a college boy, and probably not going to grow much more.

12 Just Fair   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:27 pm

[10] I hear ya'. But every time I hear about Montero, they say he's too big to catch. "They" say a lot of things, though. : )

13 RIYank   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:35 pm

I have heard people say Mauer is too big. Not 'too big' to field the position, but big guys get worn down at catcher. He missed a lot of games in '07, and some people said they expected it... of course, he was fine in '08.

14 randym77   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:38 pm

I could really get to like this Teixeira guy.

15 Just Fair   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:55 pm

Teixeira is certainly an upgrade over Miguel Cairo.

16 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:59 pm

"They think...he is not so good." The best line in ST so far.

17 randym77   ~  Feb 28, 2009 3:01 pm

Ah, Miggy. I think he signed with the world champion Phillies this year.

18 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 3:05 pm

[15] So is a ham sandwich.

19 Just Fair   ~  Feb 28, 2009 3:31 pm

I don't know if I've had as many clutch ham sandwiches as Cairo had clutch hits. Maybe it's too close to call.

20 Bama Yankee   ~  Feb 28, 2009 4:05 pm

Belly Full of Guts vs. Belly Full of Ham Sandwich. I gotta go with the sammich... Now, if Cairo had just eaten a foot-long cold cut combo from Subway...well, all bets are off.

21 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 28, 2009 4:44 pm

[20] Torre tried to signal him from the dugout, but Cairo just broke out in song and dance instead...

I'm gonna use that in a cartoon or movie soon. "Dude, a ham sandwich would be so clutch right now!"

Actually, I did feature a ham sandwich in a cartoon already... >;)

22 PJ   ~  Feb 28, 2009 5:01 pm

[21] Where I went to school, CC would have been referred to as a "Twelve Sammich Eatin' M* F*" (see also David Wells), but I digress...

It always comes back to food, doesn't it, Will?


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