*** Official 2012 Boston Red Sox ***
what to do? who to get? trades? so many things.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:55 PM
"First" as in the first guys in that mix to make a spring start.
Silva is pretty far down the list otherwise. He doesn't just have to win a job, someone else will have to lose one and a roster move will have to be made.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:29 PM
EDIT: Have I made this same post like 800 times? Probably. Do I still resent that play? Yes. Should we get into that play where Jeter caught the foul ball that he got a bad jump on, then took 2 more steps and dove into the stands? F**k you.
He was given wings by God and flew 27 feet into the stands. making the catch, busting his lip - but saving a 4 year old girl who will some day cure cancer AND be the first Mrs. Derek Jeter.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:30 PM
Did he give the girl a care package, or does that come later?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:04 AM
A couple things. First of all, the throw did appear to be off line. Posada would have had to reach back for it. Ramon Hernandez who was on-deck and right there signaling Giambi to slide said he thought the ball was going to hit him. Secondly, if Giambi had slid he would definitely been out. Posada put the tag down after receiving the backhand from Jeter. Giambi slides right into the tag if that's the case. Multiple angles show that he was probably safe by running through. The only contact Posada seems to make is on the knee of the left leg after the right foot already touched home plate. I agree, he was probably safe, but he definitely would have been out if he slid. Third, Jeter was not out of position. He was hovering near the pitcher's mound for any relay to third and backing up anything meant for home. Typically that play is designed with the first-baseman in mind since it's an extra base scenario and no plays will take place at 1B. Apparently the Yankees practiced this with Jeter in mind since he could get to those spots faster than Tino Martinez. Bottom line though is that Giambi still appeared to be safe. If he had crashed Posada the ball probably would have come loose and there would be no question.
As for the dive into the stands, that was just showmanship. He caught the ball in fair territory and could have easily peeled off towards the outfield. The dive was completely for show. If I remember correctly, Pokey Reese made an even tougher play that same game with an over the should catch on the outfield grass. Nobody talks about that play because Reese made it look routine and didn't do back flips or shoot off fireworks.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:23 AM
You are overlooking the fact that Posada was famous for his reach arounds in the Yankee clubhouse.
Or is that not what you meant?
Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:24 PM
Lavarnway hits a homerun in his first atbat.
Strange that the only coverage is on the Globe site.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:22 PM
Hope we can get Gameday video for the opening game Tomorrow.
Three was a server problem last night; everything was "back" in the morning.
We'll have a couple of game threads ready to go tomorrow. Baseball is back~!
Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:42 AM
Yeah, so Carlos Silva has been shut down indefinitely with shoulder inflammation before even throwing in a single ST game. My crystal ball must not have been so crystal clear. Today I predict that the Rays will win the World Series.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:15 PM
Is this page dead till spring training's over?
I just checked the settings and everything seemed "okay". I reset it just in case there was a glitch somewhere. Let me know if you still have a problem reading or replying to the ST threads.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:47 PM
I would think access to spring training threads might not be the biggest concern for Cudahy right now.
But who am I to judge people's priorities?
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:13 PM
Well, it's about time. I've lived in L.A. for most of what should have been the best years of my life, and this is the first time I've ever heard of Cudahy being a place.
You're right next to my favorite place, the Retard Colony of Downey.