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  • Yankees sign new pitcher, may become #2 man in rotation
    by Williamsburg2599
    [ATTACH]20214[/ATTACH]
    The new Yankee's offseason acquisition, simply known as "Pitcher" poses on the Mound during spring training on friday.

    The New York Yankees, not to be outdone by the Red Soxs signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka, signed a new, previously unknown free agent, simply known as "The Pitcher" to a 1 year, 62.8 Million dollar contract Friday. " I think this guy has the potential to be key in our rotation this year." Steinbrenner stated, sweating as he quickly walked from the luxury box to the playing field during workouts, “With the weakness of our rotation this year, any stats he could put up could really, really help us." The "Pitcher" and his agent, Scott Boris, refused to speak to the press after his workout session Friday. The "Pitcher" previously worked in the Yankees clubhouse, and before that apparently worked for some type of liquid distribution company. "Me and the pitcher have been close for a long time" Alex Rodriquez said, while using the exercise bike in the clubhouse at Legends Field Saturday. "Do we get drinks together every day like we used to? No. But he's a good friend, he helps cool be down when things with the press or on the field get a little hot."
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    • Back to reality:

      Red Sox spend 70 million bananas on player who need treatment like this:

      The gadgets he's turned to include a cosmonaut-tested healing device, a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, an infrared sauna, chips implanted in his cell phones and computers to limit radiation damage, and a myriad of other health-oriented products that promise better overall health.

      The most noticeable piece of Drew's wellness equipment, which come at a price tag in the thousands, is a device known as QRS or Quantron Resonance System.

      The QRS is a mat, a pen-shaped rod and a control panel. It hasn't been sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States for medical usage, but can be imported from Europe, where it is widely used by the mainstream medical community.

      By simple exposure of the body to QRS, pulsating low frequency magnetic fields stimulate cell metabolism, increase oxygen assimilation and accelerate the removal of toxic chemicals and waste. Pulsating electromagnetic fields can fully penetrate the body and reinforce weak functional cycles in a natural way. This allows the body to recover its self-healing capabilities."
      http://www.eagletribune.com/sports/l...opstory+page=0

      What Igawa does for fun:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7KzVSA7eBY

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      • You know, in 2004, I was a Red Sox fan, then Yankees, but the Sox just go so annoying after that. Their heads started swelling up, egos grew to big, then there is the whole Manny thing, and now you guys go spending 100 million on Matsuzaka, its just gotten so annoying that my list now is Yankees....7 teams.....Red Sox. Of course, my Cubbies still hold the throne, and forever will.

        FLAtwinsfan: While I've been told that I need to keep rivalries in here, I've never seen a different rivalry last more than 5 posts. I've tried posting of the Cubs/Sox rivalry a lil over a year ago and it never turned into anything.
        "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
        -Rogers Hornsby-

        "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
        -Rogers Hornsby-

        Just a note to all the active members of BBF, I consider all of you the smartest baseball people I have ever communicated with and love everyday I am on here. Thank you all!

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        • Originally posted by Cubsfan97
          You know, in 2004, I was a Red Sox fan, then Yankees, but the Sox just go so annoying after that. Their heads started swelling up, egos grew to big, then there is the whole Manny thing, and now you guys go spending 100 million on Matsuzaka, its just gotten so annoying that my list now is Yankees....7 teams.....Red Sox. Of course, my Cubbies still hold the throne, and forever will.

          FLAtwinsfan: While I've been told that I need to keep rivalries in here, I've never seen a different rivalry last more than 5 posts. I've tried posting of the Cubs/Sox rivalry a lil over a year ago and it never turned into anything.
          There was a LA/SF rivalry thread, so I suppose you could start a Cubs/Soxs rivalry thread.

          And how did the soxs get annoying? It's not like the Cubs havn't spent big bucks this year. And a championship for the first time in a generation or 3 is a big moral boost, you'll find out....... eventully.

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          • Found this on Page 2, and yes, that quote at the top is real. :o
            When they were bedroom buddies ...
            By DJ Gallo
            Page 2

            "The reality is there's been a change in the relationship of 14 years and, hopefully, we can just put it behind us. You go from sleeping over at somebody's house five days a week, and now you don't sleep over. It's just not that big of a deal."
            -- Alex Rodriguez, commenting on how his friendship with Derek Jeter has cooled over the years


            Ah … sleepovers. Those were the days. Watching scary movies, roasting marshmallows, playing video games all night long.


            Oh, to be 12 years old again. Or -- oh, to be a famous professional athlete, because apparently Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter had sleepovers together well into adulthood.


            But what were those sleepovers like? What do the two biggest stars in baseball do together during a slumber party? Here's a brief look at the sleepover history between Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter:


            1994: Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter have their first sleepover together while still in their late teens. The duo stays up all night telling each other scary stories about spending their careers on small-market teams with low payrolls.


            1995: During yet another sleepover, A-Rod and Jeter get bored and play dress-up in Jeter's mother's clothing, jewelry and makeup. It is then that Jeter falls in love with fragrances and decides he will one day release a scent of his own, while Rodriguez secretly steals all of Mrs. Jeter's purple lipstick.


            1996: A-Rod and Jeter get in a good-natured pillow fight during a sleepover at Rodriguez's Seattle apartment. They stop midway through and decide to never pillow-fight again because it really messes up their hair.


            1997: Jeter invites A-Rod over to his apartment for an offseason sleepover. After a few hours they decide to show each other tricks that they can do. Rodriguez impresses Jeter with a card trick and a short juggling routine, while Jeter blows his friend's mine by displaying all of his intangibles.


            1998: During a cold, winter night in New York, Jeter and A-Rod rent scary movies to watch at Jeter's apartment and then pop some popcorn and stretch out in their sleeping bags on the living room floor. Midway through the first movie they decide it would be OK to watch from the same sleeping bag for extra warmth and security.


            1999: Rodriguez invites Jeter over for a New Year's Eve sleepover. Worried the world could end due to Y2K, the duo decides to get their tips frosted so if they die, they die looking as handsome as possible.


            2000: Rodriguez has Jeter over for a sleepover to celebrate his 10-year, $252 million contract. The two roast marshmallows over burning $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 bills A-Rod says he no longer has any use for.


            2001: Up to no good during a sleepover at A-Rod's place in Texas, the pair prank-calls fellow superstar shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and asks him if his refrigerator is running. Garciaparra says it is, and then a giggling Jeter and A-Rod tell him he should go catch it -- upon which Garciaparra tears his hamstring.


            2002: Angered that Rodriguez spoke somewhat poorly of him in an Esquire article, Jeter invites Rodriguez over to his apartment for a sleepover, but purposely doesn't stock his fridge with A-Rod's beloved Zima.


            2003: A further rift develops in the relationship when Jeter has a sleepover and doesn't include Rodriguez, but instead plays host at his Manhattan apartment all night long to a dozen Sports Illustrated swimsuit models.


            2004: In A-Rod's first season in New York, he invites Jeter over to a sleepover with several of his high-stakes, underground poker buddies. Rodriguez then loses Jeter in a game of Texas hold 'em. He is able to win him back, however, by promising to throw every playoff series he ever plays in for the rest of his career.


            2005: The relationship between the two becomes even more fractured during a sleepover game of Truth Or Dare. Jeter dares Rodriguez to drive in a meaningful run once in his Yankees career, prompting Rodriguez to ask Jeter to admit the truth that no one would have ever heard of him had he played his career in a city like Kansas City or Milwaukee instead of New York.


            2006: Following the Yankees' shocking playoff elimination at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, A-Rod sleeps over at Derek Jeter's apartment for the last time. (Technically, this sleepover was not at Jeter's apartment but outside of it, as Rodriguez fell asleep on Jeter's doorstep after crying and wailing for several hours about how he was "so sorry" about hitting 1-for-14 and asking Jeter to "please let me in and tell me you'll still be my friend.")

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            • Originally posted by Williamsburg2599
              Found this on Page 2, and yes, that quote at the top is real. :o


              Had to laugh at this. This is even worse than when the media dubbed McGwire and Canseco as 'Bash Brothers' back in 1980's
              What Igawa does for fun:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7KzVSA7eBY

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              • It's more than 'kosher'.

                Originally posted by FLAtwinsFan
                I'm not sure if its kosher to post anything other than Yankees vs Red Sox, but boy do I dislike the White Sox. Detroit doesn't really bother me because they have other things to worry about (one of the fattest cities in the US, Most STD's in the US).
                My original post asked who your most bitter rivalry was.
                Everyone's welcome to post their thoughts here on their favorite.
                Ken Fougère

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                • | Matsuzaka as good "as advertised"

                  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Photographers jammed the left-field line from home plate to third base. Daisuke Matsuzaka threw the first pitch of his first batting practice. Then he threw 43 more — fastballs, curves, sliders and changeups.

                  When the Japanese star was done, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell gave him a positive review.

                  "He's as advertised," Farrell said. "He really is."

                  Matsuzaka threw batting practice for the first time with Boston on Saturday and was very sharp. Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling took the mound before him but they might as well have been anonymous rookies. Everyone was waiting for the Matsuzaka show.

                  Manager Terry Francona has seen as much scrutiny of a batting-practice session, if not more, when he managed a star from another sport at Birmingham in the Chicago White Sox system in 1994.

                  "Remember, I had Michael Jordan," Francona said, "and this guy can't dunk."

                  That's of no concern to the Red Sox, who love Matsuzaka's ability to throw six pitches effectively with great control and movement.

                  The four minor-leaguers who stepped in against him attested to that even though Matsuzaka or catcher Jason Varitek told them what pitch was coming.

                  "The guy's got good stuff. It's not a myth. It's not a tall tale," said Bobby Scales, who was the first batter to hit against him and let the first pitch — a bit high — go by. "The changeup was really good. It seems like it never gets to you and it just kind of floats."
                  Ken Fougère

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                  • Standings speak louder than words
                    2009 World Series Champions, The New York Yankees

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                    • Originally posted by KenFougere
                      | Matsuzaka as good "as advertised"

                      FORT MYERS, Fla. — Photographers jammed the left-field line from home plate to third base. Daisuke Matsuzaka threw the first pitch of his first batting practice. Then he threw 43 more — fastballs, curves, sliders and changeups.

                      When the Japanese star was done, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell gave him a positive review.

                      "He's as advertised," Farrell said. "He really is."

                      Matsuzaka threw batting practice for the first time with Boston on Saturday and was very sharp. Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling took the mound before him but they might as well have been anonymous rookies. Everyone was waiting for the Matsuzaka show.

                      Manager Terry Francona has seen as much scrutiny of a batting-practice session, if not more, when he managed a star from another sport at Birmingham in the Chicago White Sox system in 1994.

                      "Remember, I had Michael Jordan," Francona said, "and this guy can't dunk."

                      That's of no concern to the Red Sox, who love Matsuzaka's ability to throw six pitches effectively with great control and movement.

                      The four minor-leaguers who stepped in against him attested to that even though Matsuzaka or catcher Jason Varitek told them what pitch was coming.

                      "The guy's got good stuff. It's not a myth. It's not a tall tale," said Bobby Scales, who was the first batter to hit against him and let the first pitch — a bit high — go by. "The changeup was really good. It seems like it never gets to you and it just kind of floats."
                      I've known since the WBC. This guy is good. He's going to compete. He was the first Japanese pitcher to hit 100mph (dont ask me what that is on the metric system), he can throw six (or more? ) pitches for strikes, and he'll pitch 'till his arm falls off. I don't care if your playing wiffleball or in the MLB, thats good in any league. The more and more I read about this guy, the more wins and the better ERA I think he's going to have.

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                      • Originally posted by Rickey_Henderson
                        Standings speak louder than words
                        And you say that with.....?
                        Originally posted by Domenic
                        The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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                        • Originally posted by Westlake
                          And you say that with.....?
                          ... the standings from 1996~2006 so far. Check it out. If there was any time that Yankees weren't placed in 1st place during then, I'd eat my hat.
                          What Igawa does for fun:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7KzVSA7eBY

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                          • Originally posted by AcidLake
                            ... the standings from 1996~2006 so far. Check it out. If there was any time that Yankees weren't placed in 1st place during then, I'd eat my hat.
                            There have been plenty of times the Yankees were not in first place during that time. Eat your hat.

                            Btw, how come you didnt respond to my previous post where I quoted you?
                            Originally posted by Domenic
                            The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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                            • Heh....

                              Originally posted by Rickey_Henderson
                              Standings speak louder than words
                              We'll remember that. Has anyone started betting sigs yet?
                              Varitek=Future Red Sox Manager
                              Boston Boxer - a Real Hero

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                              • Nope, not yet, but Kei Igawa seems to be the future of Yankees pitchers. Will he be a good pitcher or a Hideki Irabu? We'll find out on April 2, 2006.

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