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Yankees: ELLSBURY not ELLSUBRY

Just a quick pregame note….

Everything went pretty smoothly on Opening Day for the New York Yankees, but someone might want to make sure that the new $153 million man’s name is spelled correctly on the scoreboard today.

I mean Jacoby Ellsubry, excuse me Ellsbury is going to be in pinstripes through 2021 season, possibly even the 2022, so the Yankees might want to spell his last name correctly.

Probably a good idea to just double-check all player’s names to avoid further misspellings, as yesterday was a tad embarrassing. As the saying goes , that was a JV (junior varsity move).

I mean the Yankees know about spell-check…right?

Jacoby Ellsbury not Ellsubry

It is spelled…Jacoby Ellsbury. (pic courtesy of New York Magazine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yankees: Houdini to DL

All it took was one text to ruin my good mood from the New York Yankee Opening Day win against the Orioles.

Like many other baseball nerds, I opt to have text message alerts when there is breaking news about Yankees.

And at exactly 4:45pm this afternoon, my iPhone’s text message went beep and it was the last update I was expecting.

When reliever Sean Kelly closed out today’s 4-2 win, against Baltimore instead of Mariano Rivera’s heir apparent David Robertson, nobody blinked.

D-Rob has been used in three of the Yankees last four games, so skipper Joe Girardi not making him available today was likely.   Continue reading ‘Yankees: Houdini to DL’ »

Yankees: Only 156 games before October

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter batting...

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter batting in Shea Stadium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Coming off a six-game road trip that felt a heck of a lot longer, the Yankees are finally back home.

Realistically, it is precarious to make any conclusions based off the first week of any baseball season, but too much happened in Yankees Universe not to throw caution to the wind this time.

I mean after last season it is tough to not be on edge. I guess it is true that like the players, the fans have to settle in too.

For Yankees fans that entails adjusting to a lot of new faces, while at the same time trying to come to grips with saying goodbye to the Captain.

Admittedly, I was jumpy watching these six games, but this group breeds the confidence that I so missed in 2013.

So yes…. I am guilty of reading way too much into the first of many two, three-game sets the Yankees will play on the road during the 2014 season. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Only 156 games before October’ »

Yankees: Tanaka tonight Toronto

English: Masahiro Tanaka finishes his delivery.

English: Masahiro Tanaka finishes his delivery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thank goodness the New York Yankees avoided getting swept by the Astros, as they picked up their first win winning of the 2014 season, 4-2.

The Yankees might have avoided departing Houston not utterly embarrassed, but the Astros certainly humbled them by taking the series 2-1.

Kudos to the Astros, as they did not play like a 100+ game loser but I think the Yankees can take some credit for that too.

Next up for the Yankees is a three game set vs. the Blue Jays up in Toronto, and you can bet all of Yankee Universe will be tuned in tonight.

But not to see the Captain last, first game at the Rogers Center, it is to witness the Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka make his first Major League start.

Hence making it almost impossible to analyze or predict how Tanaka will do pitching-wise, but you can bet psychologically the stress on the 25-year old to continue on the path of excellence is enormous. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Tanaka tonight Toronto’ »

Yankees Universe blew the roof off Twitter after losing to Astros again

Let me cut to the chase.

The New York Yankees lost to the Houston Astros again last night, and Yankees fans are furious, myself included.

Honestly, who knew being only two games into a baseball season could be so painful?

Both games were so excruciating to watch that I am starting to question how I will make it through the remaining 160 games.

Call me dramatic, but I am having a tough time grasping with the fact that the Astros could very well sweep the Yankees to start the 2014 season. Continue reading ‘Yankees Universe blew the roof off Twitter after losing to Astros again’ »

Yankees: Losing on April Fools Day was appropriate

CC Sabathia on the bump

CC Sabathia on the bump – 2011 Opening Day, Yankee Stadium

Opening Day APRIL FOOLS?!?

Unfortunately that answer is no, as the 2014 New York Yankees were not playing a joke on fans at all.

As the Opening Day, 2-6, loss to the Houston Astros was real, did happen and it counts.

Starter CC Sabathia got shelled, as he was tagged for six runs by the time he entered the third inning.

In Sabathia’s defense, he did settle after the two-inning disaster by throwing four scoreless innings but it was to little to late.

But the Yankees bats offered zero help, as they made Astros starter Scott Feldman look like a CY Young contender by allowing two singles, two walks and three strikeouts over just shy of seven innings.

This outing by Sabathia should not shock fans at all, as his Opening Day stats since coming to New York in 2009 all stink. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Losing on April Fools Day was appropriate’ »