• Is This Stop Really Necessary?

    Posted by on November 18th, 2005 · Comments (6)

    From the AP:

    The Arizona Diamondbacks will close out their 33-game exhibition schedule in 2006 with two games against the New York Yankees in Phoenix.

    The March 31st and April 1st games will be the Yankees’ first in Arizona since they took two of three from the Diamondbacks on June 15th through the 17th, 2004, at Bank One Ballpark, now Chase Field.

    Great, then one day off before they’re in Oakland. Stupid.

    Comments on Is This Stop Really Necessary?

    1. Raf
      November 18th, 2005 | 11:20 am

      They’re already at the West Coast, why not? It’s been done before; they played the Padres in 1998 @ Jack Murphy

    2. November 18th, 2005 | 11:23 am

      IIRC that was a mess and screwed up their first week in 1998.

    3. Jen
      November 18th, 2005 | 11:55 am

      I heard this had something to do with the Johnson trade. One of the conditions was that they would play exhibition games in Arizona. (Not sure if it’s true, it’s just what I had heard.)

      Steve, if 2006 turns out to be another 1998, I will gladly take a screwed up first week :-)

    4. Raf
      November 18th, 2005 | 12:25 pm

      IIRC that was a mess and screwed up their first week in 1998.
      ===============

      Refresh my memory, how did that year turn out?

    5. November 18th, 2005 | 12:56 pm

      But, the 2006 Yankees will not have that rebound ability of the 1998 squad – right?

    6. Raf
      November 18th, 2005 | 1:50 pm

      But, the 2006 Yankees will not have that rebound ability of the 1998 squad – right?
      ===========

      Maybe, maybe not. No one saw a 114 win season coming up. 1998 was a year when everything clicked on all sides of the ball.

      WRT the 2006 squad, they’ll win 90+ games.

      I’m not going to get worried until the Yanks are mathematically eliminated. The season’s too long for that.

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