Posts Tagged ‘Tommy John’

If you were listening to the Yankees telecast, you must have heard Michael Kay and David Cone break the news that Masahiro Tanaka has just landed on the 15-day disabled list with what they’re calling a “tender wrist.” That sounds like it’s not connected to the UCL tear and we may not have to sound the alarms just yet. Coney said that this report begs a lot of questions and wonders if Tanaka is compensating because of his elbow.

At the same time, no injury to Masahiro’s arm should be taken lightly. According to reports, Brian Cashman has stated that there is “no change” in Tanaka’s elbow. He was also asked if this could be a Tommy John surgery “precursor”…to which he said, “could be.”

Tanaka will be shut down for 7-10 days. We may not see him for another month or so. Nobody knows for sure. Now, we play a waiting game and see how this unfolds.

Masahiro Tanaka

Photo Courtesy of Getty Images


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This was the Top Ten List from last night’s Letterman show:

1.) “Why Is Tommy Lasorda Naked?”

2.) “Welcome To The Mets!”

3.) “Run for Your Lives! Sabathia’s Eating Again!”

4.) “You Just Tested Positive For Pine Tar”

5.) “You New Clean-Up Hitter, A-Rod–Adam Rothstein”

6.) “I Could Watch You Squat For Hours”

7.) “This Year, Everyone’s Being Paid In Gum”

8.) “Tickle Party!”

9.) “Instead Of ‘Tommy John Surgery’, I Had ‘Elton John Surgery’ “

10.) “My Fastball Is Up To 43 Miles-Per Hour”

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The YES Network scored big ratings last night with the the Yankees/Red Sox game being blacked out on ESPN in the New York area. 

“The YES Network’s Yankees-Red Sox season-opening telecast last night generated a 10.01 average TV household rating (1,085,000 average Total Viewers), the second-highest-rated and second-most-watched regular season live sporting event ever on a New York regional sports network. It is second only to the YES Network’s April 3, 2005 Yankees-Red Sox telecast (also the season-opener), which generated an 11.64 average TV household rating (1,213,000 average TV viewers). Last night’s YES Network telecast peaked at a 12.46 TV household rating (1,388,000 average Total Viewers) during the 8:45-9:00 quarter-hour.

YES’ Yankees Pre-Game Show last evening (7-8 pm) did a 2.22 average TV household rating, YES’ post-game show averaged a 2.13 TV household rating, and an encore presentation of The Joe Girardi Show airing at 1 am this morning (immediately following the postgame show) did a 1.31 average TV household rating.”

Andy Pettitte To Retire After 2010? : Andy Pettitte can see the end of his gratifying career approaching and can feel the number of games he might have left reduced to a precious few dozen. Pettitte is fine with that scenario, content with trying to help the Yankees fashion another memorable season before probably retiring. “I can’t just keep on playing,” Pettitte said. “I need to get back home.”

-Tommy John’s youngest son, Taylor Simmons John, passed away on March 9, 2010. A moment of silence was held at George M. Steinbrenner Field during an exhibition game against the Orioles. He died as the result of a seizure and heart failure due to an overdose of prescription drugs.

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