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Who’s on First?

Again with the snow. Meanwhile, the Yanks are looking for a first baseman.

I’m going to skip the Mariano-worship for now. Not that I don’t love him as much as the next guy, but there will be plenty of time to wax poetic over one of our most favorite men to ever wear pinstripes. Hell, we’ve already done it plenty round here and we’ll have the hankies out and cry on each other’s shoulders all season long like a protracted Lifetime version of Yankeeography (wait, isn’t that redundant? Never mind…).

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Tags:  First Base  Mariano Rivera

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Mar 8, 2013 9:52 am

Japan with the HUGE extra innings win over Taiwan. (Were you watching monkeypants??)

[0] AB, classic line about Lifetime. This season is likely going to suck big time except for saying goodbye to Mo and Robbie (i don't think they will sign him..)

2 Chris   ~  Mar 8, 2013 10:36 am

But the biggest upset has to be Italy over Mexico. I love rooting against Mexico because all the Mexican-Americans love to come to games here and root against America. I'm not an immigrant-hater or anything, just a solid international sports rivalry. Team USA may eliminate Mx today.

And how about Nederland taking out the mighty Cubanos! That one homer went so far it nearly hit Ichiro's face on the dome's back wall!

And from the last thread, I'll just add a couple things. First, that the 88-win projection for the Yanks seems about right to me. Second, they let go Russell and didn't replace him and other guys better all because of this strategy to lower their taxes. This disgusts me. George's rolling over right now.

3 The Mick536   ~  Mar 8, 2013 11:03 am

Girardi looks like a "skel." Is he on some kind of vegan diet? Maybe he knows something that we don't know? He doesn't look like he has been having fun. And, as for looking inward, inside the organization, they have bubkus, if you know what I mean.

[2] George ain't rolling over. He has seen this before. Remember the 80's. Could be they are selling the team (just a stupid guess) and don't want to burden the deal with salaries.

As for Mo, I have followed the team for six decades. No other Yankee has been as dominant, reliable or humble. I wish he had quit. Not sure he will have many save opportunities this year. See no upside to this last fling. I will undoubtedly say the same thing about Jete, except for dominant. But, steady is pretty good. We have been honored by their presence.

4 Chris   ~  Mar 8, 2013 11:51 am

Girardi seems constitutionally incapable of having fun. Not that he's a bad guy, just super-serious.

And indeed I do remember the 80s. I was just reflecting (again) after reading that Grantland piece that the Yanks didn't win anything for the first 12 years I was a fan.

By contrast, the Ms are having a great spring. Maybe there will be some excitement at Safeco this year - that is, on days when Felix doesn't pitch.

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