Ichiro was beset by Dragons and now assaulted by hurtling steel. I don’t dig this “Final Destination” feel at all.
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And now Cashman. Skydiving, of all things.
But I do love the guy. So what if I dislike the Yankees. I’d love to have a few beers with him.
Injuries, injuries, injuries, injuries….
Tex’s wrist and now Robertson’s shoulder.
8-10 weeks for Tex.
ag had it exactly right: these are the Final Destination Yankees. It is starting to get (almost) funny. I mean, even the GM breaks an ankle?!? Amazed Ichiro survived the car accident without a scratch.
Ichiro is a superhero…not human…that’s how he survived.
Well, this should be an interesting season. May have picked a bad one to start trying the whole optimism/happy fan thing?
The upside to this whole thing is that I have yet to spring for the MLB package.
Guilty of buying that. My tax refund called out to me…but I like flicking around all the other (non-Sox) games too, which makes it more worth it.
And sorry for your injury troubles, guys, really. Even if some mean/sports-rational part of me is glad it will be harder for you (doesn’t matter, you’ll probably still finish ahead anyway), I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. We’ve had enough injury issues for, like, 5 years for me to know it sucks for the game.
I remember when the Yanks slugging line-up was called “Murderer’s Row plus Cano”. Now it’s “Cano”.
Don’t sleep on Zoilo. He is going to come up, break out, and be the next Trout.
> MLB package
Eventually it will be bought. I am pretending I am going to spare myself the pain of this coming season, but I will cave.
Gotta get the package boys! Gotta!
We are not fairweather fans here…we are DIEhards. Emphasis on the DIE part.
Am I the only one who prefers baseball on the radio over TV?
I like TV baseball with no commentary–it’s an audio option if you watch on computer or on PS3 (I forget exactly how it goes, but you can only use the home team’s video feed and there’s a “Park Sound” option under Audio or something at that point). Not sure if the Xbox app or phone stuff has that option, I heard Roku does not (I’ll find out about that stuff on phones this year…just got a smartphone this past Christmas).
But radio does have a kind of magical, imaginative quality, and I definitely use it for national TV broadcasts.
Damn right we’re diehards, krueg. I’d pay $100+ to watch them Sox go 50-112, sick bastard that I am.
IBM: if I were a fan of virtually any other team I would agree with you unequivocally. As I am a fan of the team for which John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman do the radio broadcasts, I am afraid I have to say I agree with you, but only in theory.
Fact is, I love listening to games. Having the game in the background as I do any number of things (my wife will attest that I am the most productive house-fixer-upper/lawn-mower/dish-washer/etc during baseball season) is such a joy.
But honestly, and I’m really not one to complain about every announcer or sports journalist out there, Sterling and Waldman seriously cut into my audio-enjoyment. They are inane, they are mind-numbingly repetitive, their voices – especially hers – are literally GRATING to the ear (such a bizarre quality for a radio announcer), and they have literally no interesting insight into the game.
By comparison, I find some of the YES crews that cover the TV broadcasts to be great and enjoyable. When any two of O’Neill/Leiter/Cone are paired with Kay, i love watching and I find their banter often funny and sometimes insightful. When they then kick back to Jack Curry in the studio, his commentary and insights are almost always interesting, clearly articulated, and spot-on. Lorenz is fine – no big plusses but no real minuses either. And Flaherty is a humorless stiff but I can live with that. Bottom line: not a single one of them competes with either of Waldman or Sterling for pure nails-on-chalkboard torture, and those two have been PAIRED for our radio broadcasts.
So yeah – I prefer radio to TV. Except when I want to follow my team.
I am with you IH, I like YES. I like the guys that call the games, even Michael Kay. My wife was able to fall in love with Paul O’Neill listening to him and seeing his crazy highlights they show. She wasn’t a fan back in the 90’s.
I guess I am just a child of the 80’s and love TV. I would rather watch then listen.
I can’t not watch my teams. Even when they suck. i.e. Sabres
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