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Walking down memory lane: The Yankees and Red Sox meet tonight in sport’s most heated rivalry. Sometimes, things get a little overheated…

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I ran a topic on Twitter…called: #ThingsYankeesFansHate and I got a ton of responses. It even became a trending topic in New York City. I thought I would share a bunch with some of you guys. I don’t agree with all of these, but I’ll let these fans speak out (so, don’t get offended). Here is a list in no particular order:

Things Yankees Fans Hate

  1. The Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation
  2. The Wave
  3. Dallas Braden and “His Mound”
  4. West Coast Night Games
  5. Fox, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver
  6. Fans who wear Yankees jerseys with a name on the back
  7. ESPN, ESPNNewYork.com, Joe Morgan, Jon Miller, John Kruk
  8. Morons who say Jonathan Papelbon is “the best closer in baseball”
  9. Playing in Anaheim
  10. Fair weather/Bandwagon fans
  11. Games televised on MY9
  12. The Rally Monkey
  13. “Rays Fans”
  14. Luis Gonzalez and his bloop single off Mariano & Game 7 of the ’01 Fall Classic
  15. Listening to Sterling & Waldman on the radio
  16. The Cleveland Indians drum
  17. The “Yankees Suck” Chant
  18. Joe West. You sir, are a disgrace to umpires everywhere
  19. The Zales Fan Marquee & people who actually pay money to be on it
  20. W.B. Mason Commercials
  21. The suits sitting in the expensive seats
  22. Mike Lupica, Ian O’Connor
  23. People who really believe you can buy a championship
  24. When girls say yes to marriage proposals at Yankee Stadium
  25. Carl’s Steaks with a 20-minute line and 67 hot dog stands with no line
  26. Outrageous facial hair
  27. Fans of other teams doing a roll call
  28. Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Kevin Millar, Jason Varitek, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon, Josh Beckett, Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee
  29. Carl Pavano, Chan Ho Park, Hideki Irabu, Kyle Farnsworth, Jaret Wright, Kevin Brown, John Rocker, José Valverde
  30. Fans of other teams sitting in the bleachers
  31. Mascots
  32. John Henry
  33. Rainouts and off-days
  34. Flash doing commentary
  35. Michael Kay and his man-crush on Paul O’Neill
  36. Kate Smith’s rendition of God Bless America
  37. Josh Beckett’s Game 6 performance in the 2003 World Series
  38. Giuseppe Franco
  39. Yankee Stadium Parking Garages $
  40. Derek Jeter double plays
  41. Fans who really think Cervelli is Posada’s heir apparent
  42. Empty Legends seats
  43. The price of the Lobel’s Prime Rib Sandwich
  44. YMCA and Cotton Eye Joey
  45. Not being able to hit a pitcher we haven’t seen before
  46. People who bring gloves up in the grandstand
  47. Felix Hernandez, Edgar Martinez, Francisco Rodriguez
  48. The 2004 ALCS
  49. Pink Yankees hats
  50. Jimmy Rollins talking shit during the 2009 World Series
  51. The B Train
  52. Bill Mazeroski
  53. The Rays tank at the Trop, The Green Monster
  54. A-Rod (Pre-2009)
  55. Stupid Yankees Fans
  56. Losing
  57. Stub-Hub Saturdays
  58. Box Seats, according to the Bleacher Creatures

Now, I’m sure you could come up with a lot more. If you want me to add more to the list, feel free to drop more in the comments section below.

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     Here are some more photos from inside the new stadium. Looks like they are now testing the main video boards beyond the center field wall. They are working on the scoreboard, suites, the clubhouse, and it seems like they are putting on some of the finishing touches. Remember..the stadium is going to be turned over to the Yankees on Feb. 17th. Thank WCBS880 for some of the photos.



 Sox strike deal with Varitek, still seek young catcher  /  National TV Schedule

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     Joba Chamberlain and Jon Lester were at the Sacred Heart University yesterday.They spoke to an audience filled with mostly Yankees fans, and talked about what was going on in their lives. Jon Lester spoke out about overcoming lymphoma in 2006. Lester also spoke about Jason Varitek, and how it’s hard for him to imagine pitching to anyone else. He even wore his World Series championship ring to the university. Joba warned students about the dangers of drunken driving.  Both of them answered questions and signed autographs for some of the young fans. 

Joba is headed down to Tampa tomorrow and is ready to start throwing off the mound “Twenty-five fastballs, I’m feeling great,” he said.

“They told me I’m starting, so that’s what I know I’m doing, and I’m excited about that,” Chamberlain said. “Mentally, that’s what I’ve prepared for all off-season. It’s a little bit different than last year, not knowing what I was going to do.”

The Yankees, he said, told him in November that he would be a starting pitcher and he has been preparing for that. “It’s a relief to have it all settled,” he said.

Joba had dinner with CC Sabathia in December and gushed about his personality. “Tremendous guy,” he said. “People are going to love him.”


David Price is the new Joba Chamberlain  /  Thoughts on Torre book

Bobby Abreu lowers expectations  /  Jobamania running wild

Yankees 2009 Rotation: The Weak Case For Sheets

Teammates were fed up with teammates in early ’07

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      Peter Gammons talks about Joe Mauer in his latest blog entry. He brings up the point that Mauer’s contract will be up after the 2010 season. He says if they don’t get an extension completed then there will be a big competition between the Yanks & Sox. This could certainly happen. The Red Sox don’t really have a catcher at the moment, as Varitek is still deciding on whether or not he will return. The Sox made an offer: The deal includes $5 million for this season with a $5 million team option or $3 million player option for 2010. On the other hand, the Yankees have Jorge Posada..who is signed through 2011. Posada won’t be able to play behind the plate at 39 years of age, so they will be able to move him.

     There is a lot of time until his contract is up, so there is a chance he won’t even hit the market. Only time will tell. This brings up a question though…what happens with Jesus Montero & Austin Romine?

Memo to Twins CEO Jim Pohlad: Get Joe Mauer’s contract extension completed, because he will be the next great Yankees-Red Sox war if he hits the free-agent market in November 2010.



Andy Pettitte never wanted to pitch for anyone but the New York Yankees

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     The New York Yankees are tying to help out the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. They will be holding a luncheon at the Tampa Convention Center on March 24th, where some of the biggest Yankees stars will show up and sign autographs for the fans.

The Yankees will put down their bats and pick up their pens again this spring, signing autographs to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay on March 24.

All of the Yankees’ biggest names — including Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira — are scheduled to attend a luncheon, to be held at the Tampa Convention Center.

Tickets are available for the event, which runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. General admission tickets are priced at $300 per person.

Guests are invited to bring jerseys, baseballs, photos and other items for autographs, with players and coaches available to sign one item per person.

Official Major League baseballs and other items will also be available for sale that day.

After the autograph signing period, the Yankees’ players and coaches will be introduced at the head table and lunch will be served.

The event will conclude with a short program presented by the Yankees. Last year’s guests were treated to a video and a speech by club co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner.

For more information on purchasing tickets to the Yankees luncheon, fans are invited to visit http://www.bgctampa.org.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay serve an average of 3,000 youths daily at their 22 clubs throughout Hillsborough and Pasco counties.


What does Sheets’s “new medical report” mean?  /  A Varitekian musing from Rosenthal  /  Sheets poster boy for unsettled offseason

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