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David Robertson to the DL.

It’s C.C. tonight in Baltimore.

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones DH
Jayson Nix LF
Chris Stewart C

Never mind the band-aids: Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Gail Burton/AP]

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1 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 3:51 pm

Time to wrap up the team in bubblewrap.

2 Chyll Will   ~  May 15, 2012 4:03 pm

[1] And mothballs, for what it's worth. Or a year's supply of Oil of Olay...

3 thelarmis   ~  May 15, 2012 4:19 pm

hey everyone,

i'm thinking of getting The Duke of Havana book for my brother's birthday. anyone here read it and think it might be a good gift? thanks!

link to the amazon page:


4 RagingTartabull   ~  May 15, 2012 4:31 pm

(3) read it and loved it. Definitely a good gift

5 thelarmis   ~  May 15, 2012 4:36 pm

[4] thanks raging, i really appreciate it!

6 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 15, 2012 4:50 pm

Oh, FFS, Robertson, now?

Jesus Christ, they're dropping like flies.

Goddamn it.

7 Dimelo   ~  May 15, 2012 4:56 pm

[3] Yeah I read it, and I loved it. Highly recommend it and it will make a great gift.

8 Chyll Will   ~  May 15, 2012 5:02 pm

[6] You look at the NBA and the NFL who were both afflicted with strikes which shortened or eliminated their preseasons and the bevy of injuries that followed. But the MLB says, "Oh yeah? We'll show you! Who the hell needs a strike? Owww!"

9 thelarmis   ~  May 15, 2012 5:05 pm

[7] thanks, dimelo!

my only problem might be...he already has it! let's hope not...

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 15, 2012 5:05 pm

[8] Chyll, I've heard there's growing criticism about the NBA's schedule and all the injuries. Havn't followed too closely, is there something to it?

No D-Rob...sigh..

The Grinch is throwing a "masterpiece" today against the Mariners (does that count?)

11 thelarmis   ~  May 15, 2012 5:19 pm

fuckett throwing a 3-hit shutout.


12 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2012 6:01 pm

Two cool things to report from RSN.

1. Ortiz bunted tonight to beat the shift.
2. Curt Schilling's company, which makes video games, is about to be in default of a government-secured loan of $75 million. Rhode Island state government.

I didn't say either of them was good news.

13 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 15, 2012 6:04 pm

There's never too much pitching? It would appear so.
But Soriano seems the happiest and most focused since joining the team. Hopefully he will deliver.

And Tex peeked out of the blankie of failure yesterday. Hopefully he breaks the habit for good.

14 Bruce Markusen   ~  May 15, 2012 6:07 pm

Another oblique injury. In other words, here is an injury that basically never happened prior to the 1990s, and now it's become the bubonic plague of baseball. Teams really have to look at the weight training and stretching they're putting players through. Oblique injuries should not be happening at this rate.

15 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 15, 2012 6:10 pm

[12] Typical "anti-big government" hypocrite, takes the money when he can. Schilling is so wretched.

[14] I'm confused too about this..with all the advanced training methods why do these injuries keep happening?

16 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 15, 2012 6:11 pm

[14] True. Players didn't have built up cores pre '90s to pull.

17 Mattpat11   ~  May 15, 2012 6:35 pm

Wilson Betemit. The original Eduardo Nunez.

18 OldYanksFan   ~  May 15, 2012 6:37 pm

[14] For many years, baseball players avoiding heavy lifting. I'm sure today's more frequent injuries are relating to all the iron being pumped. I know it's for sissys, but I wish our players were put into a modified yoga program. I think being more limber may be more important than being 'more strong'.

19 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 15, 2012 6:48 pm

Come on Big Man, settle it down.

20 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 15, 2012 6:56 pm

[18] Limberness was evidently Rickey's secret.

21 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 15, 2012 7:07 pm

Swish kinda took the wrong route to that one.

22 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2012 7:27 pm

I just got home. Who's pitching for the O's tonight. Palmer or Flanagan?

23 Mattpat11   ~  May 15, 2012 7:42 pm

Yankees couldn't hit a change up if I threw it.

24 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:02 pm

Evening folks. Two hits? That's it?

25 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Not a strike, but this is painful to watch.

26 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2012 8:10 pm

Well that's something.

27 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:11 pm

Thank you Curtis!

28 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Move On UP! Curtis!!

29 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2012 8:18 pm

How the fuck was he not out?

30 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:23 pm

Of course.

31 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2012 8:25 pm

If the Yankees wanted a catcher who was poor defensively, ....., oh never mind.

32 Chyll Will   ~  May 15, 2012 8:27 pm

[10] Heya Jazz; if you want a reasonable viewpoint, I would suggest that it would take more than one strike-shortened season to draw that conclusion. If you look back at 1999, there were not as many catastrophic injuries that were possibly related to conditioning (Ewing broke his wrist on a jam attempt that year after falling to the floor, but the Knicks made it to the Finals where they were finally outmatched by the Spurs.) You would have to establish a clear pattern over several seasons before and after to conclude whether the schedule has anything to do with it. I think a good proportion of players and coaches were effected more by the lack of off-season prep and preseason play because of the lockout.

Quick answer: make sure there are no more lockouts or strikes, and if there are then keep your butt in good shape throughout. Because we all know Stern and Co. will not easily give up however many millions of dollars of revenue by simply shortening the season; especially not with the overhead from taxpayer-funded arenas and max player contracts they've incurred.

Oh hey, a ball game...

33 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:36 pm

At least it's not a double play.

34 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 15, 2012 8:37 pm

Man, the thought of Robbie squaring up a 98 mph fastball............ But instead he hits into a double play.

35 Mattpat11   ~  May 15, 2012 8:37 pm

Oh well.

36 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:37 pm

But that is. Sigh.

37 Mattpat11   ~  May 15, 2012 8:37 pm

[31] They'd call up Cervelli.

38 OldYanksFan   ~  May 15, 2012 8:46 pm

Here the sad summary of this game:
Garcia was the only one who played well.

39 rbj   ~  May 15, 2012 8:51 pm

Good night all. Offensive offense continues to offend me.

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