Grapefruit!

The Yankee exhibition season begins today at 1:15 against the Twins. Chieng-Ming Wang is slated to kick things off with 2 innings, followed by Hughes, Ohlendorf, Vizcaino, and Myers. Tune into MLB.com for a first look at the 2007 Bombers. Feel free to comment here.

UPDATE: The YES network is covering the game beginning at 1:00, and replaying it at 7:00.

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  • thanks for the reminder yf…i’m sorry if this changes the subject, but is there any more news about the extra innings subcription becoming the exclusive property of direct-tv?…i have dishnet right now and don’t want to switch if i don’t have to…dishnet’s telling me that they don’t know anything yet…selig still hasn’t “made up his mind”…i didn’t get that…

    dc March 1, 2007, 9:17 am
  • Is it going to be televised?
    I want to get a look at Hughes.

    Steve March 1, 2007, 9:19 am
  • Its on YES

    10019 March 1, 2007, 9:23 am
  • The lineups, courtesy of Peter Abraham:
    Yanks
    Johnny Damon CF
    Derek Jeter SS
    Jason Giambi DH
    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    Hideki Matsui LF
    Jorge Posada C
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Melky Cabrera LF
    Doug Mientkiewicz 1B
    Chien-Ming Wang RHP (19-6, 3.63 in 2006)
    Twins
    Denard Span CF
    Nick Punto 3B
    Michael Cuddyer RF
    Justin Morneau 1B
    Matt LeCroy DH
    Jason Kubel LF
    Mike Redmond C
    Luis Rodriguez 2B
    Alexi Casilla SS
    Carlos Silva RHP (11-15, 5.94 in 2006)

    YF March 1, 2007, 9:43 am
  • The Yanks are throwing the big guns out there right away, eh?

    Steve March 1, 2007, 9:47 am
  • Is it wrong that I’m partially happy Abreu’s injured so I can see Melky play? I’m assuming he’s manning right field (not LF), doesn’t make sense to have Matsui suddenly switch positions, and also Melky needs to have time at all 3 OF spots to be a 4th outfielder. Hooray!

    Andrew March 1, 2007, 10:26 am
  • dc,
    With the money DirecTV is shelling out to MLB for these rights, look for it to happen.
    I believe John Kerry introduced some sort of bill trying to block this from happening, but I don’t know where that’s at.
    If you can’t get DirecTV, I would say MLB.com is the way to go, and supposedly, the clarity of the picture is much improved over last year. Beware of the blackout restrictions, depending on where you live.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 10:32 am
  • Denard Span, is he related to Wing Span by any chance?
    I absolutely cannot wait to see Hughes and Olhendorf for the 1st time. What a great day. I am off to paint my face and boil the dogs! I can’t even fathom how people don’t love this game! I watched the Mets yesterday like it was game 7 of the 86 series….ooopps sorry.

    Triskaidekaphobia March 1, 2007, 10:49 am
  • We’re under a blizzard warning here in Northern Iowa from now until 6 p.m. Friday evening. There’s already a coating of ice from freezing rain overnight, and now they’re forecasting 13-17 inches of snow and constant winds of 25-35, with gusts to 50. This is all on top of the 12 inches of ice and snow we received last weekend. A lot of people’s power is still out from that storm, but we were lucky here.
    Anyway, with the Yank’s preseason opener on the slate, and nasty weather out there, a day of vacation from work seemed to be in order.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 11:08 am
  • If any of you yankee fans need a way to hear this, shoot me an email.

    Brad March 1, 2007, 11:09 am
  • Looks like Ken Singleton’s been lifting. LOL

    Triskaidekaphobia March 1, 2007, 1:04 pm
  • 3 up, 3 down, 3 groundballs. Wang is untouchable, pencil him in for the Cy.

    Triskaidekaphobia March 1, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • looks like damon took some of his personal issues out on the ball with a three run homer. michelle got half though. so the yankees are up 1.5 after an inning.

    sf rod March 1, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Kay has just made it known, it’s Phil, not Philip Hughes.
    I guess Giambi’s wrist is ok!!! What a blast.
    Twins better hope Garza and Bonser are ready, Silva is awful.

    Triskaidekaphobia March 1, 2007, 1:53 pm
  • arod looks trim – unlike a certain sox pitcher

    Andrews March 1, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • must be the clothes, though

    Andrews March 1, 2007, 1:57 pm
  • trisk- was it a giambi or damon? MLB scoreboard says damon. i was wondering how damon had a three run homer to lead off a game…..maybe some guy’s were left on base from last year or something.

    sf rod March 1, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • Damon in 1st, Giambi in 2nd.
    Hughes is struggling.

    Triskaidekaphobia March 1, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • Singleton jus suggested they call Hughes “The POCKET Rocket.” I am embarrassed for him.

    Triskaidekaphobia March 1, 2007, 2:19 pm
  • sheff just went deep for the tigers.

    sf rod March 1, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • Hard to live up to all the hype…

    Andrews March 1, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • sox down 3-0 bot 5th…

    Andrews March 1, 2007, 2:27 pm
  • Melky!!

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • so can this put an end to the talk of hughes starting the season in the majors?

    m.g. yanks fan March 1, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • mg, not based on 33 pitches. Hard to judge a ST outing unless you know the plan of attack.

    Andrews March 1, 2007, 2:34 pm
  • Everybody on the Yanks pretty much insisted Hughes would be at AAA to start the season, regardless.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 2:38 pm
  • i know everyone in the front office wants him to start in AAA, but a lot of yankee fans online or that i know personally, keep insisting that he can and should start now. I’d rather let him work in AAA and develop that changeup and slider.

    m.g. yanks fan March 1, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • he had a rough spring last year too. what was his line from today?

    sf rod March 1, 2007, 2:46 pm
  • Ohlendorf showing off that heavy sinker.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • 1 2/3 inn (?) he gave up 1 hit, walked 2, threw 33 pitches. 2? SO. The hit was a double on a curve that hung a little. he wasn’t missing by much, but almost counts in …..

    Andrews March 1, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • Red Sox rallying in the 7th. Leadoff double by Hinske and a base knock by Wily Mo. Jeff Bailey up…and walks. Sacks juiced, no outs, and Moss up…

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 2:55 pm
  • Moss hits into the DP. 3-1 Jays. Runner at 3rd, 2 out.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • Correction: Hinske got to 2nd on an error to lead off the inning.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 2:59 pm
  • WE- thanks for the sox updates. it’s appreciated.

    sf rod March 1, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Another nice inning by Ohlendorf, who btw, is a Princeton grad.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • jays add a run, 4-1 2 down bot 7th…

    Anonymous March 1, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • Good inning from Vizcaino, another player acquired in the RJ deal. He’ll be in the pen for the Yanks this year.
    Meanwhile, Sox batting in the top of the ninth, still down, 4-1.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • over in that northeastern game….. scott white is becoming my new favorite sox. two homers today from this little known infielder.

    sf rod March 1, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • WE, thanks for the update and advice on the viewing options…good luck with the storms…i’m in central fl and we have tornado and severe t-storm threats for the second time in a week…ugh

    dc March 1, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • dc,
    Actually, DirecTV is the way to go if possible. I’ve gotten the MLB extra innings package for years, which provides tons of games with crystal clear reception.
    For the few Yankee games that are unavailable on DirecTV, I also get the MLB.com audio package which is only $15 bucks, and allows one to listen to both the home and away broadcasts of all the games.
    As far as that MLB TV.com package goes, I tried a few games last year, and although it’s better than just radio or Gameday, the reception is somewhat blurred and the streaming is somewhat choppy, at least it was on my computer, which has high speed internet. Like I mentioned earlier, the clarity is supposed to be improved, and perhaps the streaming would be steadier with a more powerful computer, I don’t know.

    Whatever March 1, 2007, 9:48 pm

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