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The Season: 2011

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  • The Season: 2011

    It's a new day, a new year boys and girls. Opening day is here again!

    This year the Yanks come in sort of underdogs. The Red Sox had a huge off-season and of course are the favorites to win the AL East. The Rays how've been the upstarts have been raided and lost many pieces, can they still hang with the big boys?

    Will Robinson Cano continue his upswing and be the new face of the Franchise? Alex looked young again in Spring Training, will that trend continue? Was Mark Teixiera's 2010 season a fluke? Or a sign of things to come? Can Larry Rothschild fix Aj Burnett? How will PJ Hughes follow up his 18 win season? Will the bullpen be as dominant as people predict? What can we expect from Joba? Will Mo tell anyone else where the Fountain of Youth is?

    A lot of questions need answering and it's sure to be an exciting season once again!!
    "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

  • #2
    Mark Teixera with 3 run HR! Good to see him hit so early.

    Joba looks good. He cant be worse than he was last season. I mean do you remember that Indians game? Brrr.
    Last edited by The Korean; 03-31-2011, 01:29 PM.

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    • #3
      I couldnt have asked for a better way to start the season. Teixeira doesn't wait until May 15th to start hitting - he actually hits a home run on opening day! Sabathia with the usual solid start, nothing spectacular, but got the job done. And 3 perfect innings from Joba, Soriano and Mo.

      I'm starting to think we might go 162-0...
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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      • #4
        Solid start by CC, not his best, but good enough to let the offense do their job. Verlander didn't have his best either.

        What was Swisher thinking trying to go for two? Did he think it would be caught so he made a wide turn being lazy?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          I couldnt have asked for a better way to start the season. Teixeira doesn't wait until May 15th to start hitting - he actually hits a home run on opening day! Sabathia with the usual solid start, nothing spectacular, but got the job done. And 3 perfect innings from Joba, Soriano and Mo.

          I'm starting to think we might go 162-0...
          Grandy Day! I couldn't agree more! Perfect. Very excited especially with everybody picking the BoSox.

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          • #6
            Jeter didn't get a hit, but walked, scored a run, and had an RBI. Solid night for the Captain!
            Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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            • #7
              Our hope for the postseason depends on AJ Burnett.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Korean View Post
                Our hope for the postseason depends on AJ Burnett.
                While I agree that depending on how he does will tell if the Yankees are in good shape for the first half, the second half is a different animal, and my guess is by July 31st AJ Burnett will not be the number 2 starter if he's doing a mediocre job. I fully expect the Yankees to go out and make a big trade for top flight starter, to sure up the rotation. With that said, if AJ has a good year, then the Yankees are in a good position.
                The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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                • #9
                  This game isnt so much that we are great, but how lousy Brad Penny is.

                  I would be mad if we won, but if AJ stunk.

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                  • #10
                    does anyone know what sterlings home run call for martin was?
                    Cheering the Yanks from various parts of Asia

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                    • #11
                      I imagine he makes some reference to Martin being from qUEBEC.

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                      • #12
                        Great game today, especially the save by Mo, and the early offense by Tex.

                        I'm wondering if there should be a separate thread to Jeter, such as a countdown to 3,000. Anyone else here think this would be worth it?
                        Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting. 2007-11 CBA
                        Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
                        THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                        Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AVA8 View Post
                          does anyone know what sterlings home run call for martin was?
                          Someone told me that it was "Russell has Muscles". Wow.

                          Russell also stole 3B.
                          Please read Baseball Fever Policy and Forum FAQ before posting. 2007-11 CBA
                          Rest very peacefully, John “Buck” O'Neil (1911-2006) & Philip Francis “Scooter” Rizzuto (1917-2007)
                          THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
                          Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                            Great game today, especially the save by Mo, and the early offense by Tex.

                            I'm wondering if there should be a separate thread to Jeter, such as a countdown to 3,000. Anyone else here think this would be worth it?
                            You know how I would feel about that.
                            Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                            • #15
                              Burnett's 2010 ERA - 5.26

                              Burnett's ERA yesterday (3 ER in 5 innings) - 5.40

                              Yet the media is trying to convince me he had a good start.
                              My top 10 players:

                              1. Babe Ruth
                              2. Barry Bonds
                              3. Ty Cobb
                              4. Ted Williams
                              5. Willie Mays
                              6. Alex Rodriguez
                              7. Hank Aaron
                              8. Honus Wagner
                              9. Lou Gehrig
                              10. Mickey Mantle

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