• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 10/23/08

    Posted by on October 23rd, 2008 · Comments (14)

    Feel free to use this post as a place for you to comment on anything Yankees-related (or within reach of tagging the bag of being Yankees-related on a decent slide) today. It could be a casual conversation offering, or, something you saw in the news, or something very detailed that you want to share that’s within the territory of Yankeeland.

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    Have fun. Play nice. And, remember, keep it Yankees-focused.

    P.S. – if you want to discuss Game 1 of the 2008 World Series, as a special treat, here – that’s O.K., today, too.

    Comments on WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 10/23/08

    1. October 23rd, 2008 | 7:41 am

      funny… so quick to point out a rocky start, but didnt hear any mention of Phil Hughes’s selection (and Austin Jackson’s, too by the way) to the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars game.

      oh i know… he should be there, right?

    2. October 23rd, 2008 | 8:33 am

      What’s Hughes ERA in the AFL, to date? Something like 5.40? Yeah, he’s a star…

    3. October 23rd, 2008 | 9:00 am

      FWIW, I just checked…it’s 5.68

    4. MJ
      October 23rd, 2008 | 9:10 am

      But if his ERA were 0.00, you’d find a way to knock that too, right?

    5. October 23rd, 2008 | 9:21 am

      “Scouting and minor league directors of every major-league organization, in consultation with Fall League Executive Director Steve Cobb and his baseball personnel staff, selected the players for the showcase.”

      from Pete.

      but i guess all those scouts, directors, and personnel must be sorely mistaken.

    6. October 23rd, 2008 | 9:51 am

      ~~But if his ERA were 0.00, you’d find a way to knock that too, right?~~

      Wow. I love it when people try to put words in my mouth.

      MJ, if you know what I’m going to write, maybe you should write the blog for me…

    7. October 23rd, 2008 | 9:52 am

      TurnTwo – think about it. It’s a name thing. Hughes is a name. That’s why he was select. It’s to try and draw some attention to the game, that’s all.

    8. MJ
      October 23rd, 2008 | 10:18 am

      MJ, if you know what I’m going to write, maybe you should write the blog for me…
      —————–
      Happy to.

    9. October 23rd, 2008 | 11:11 am

      “think about it. It’s a name thing. Hughes is a name. That’s why he was select. It’s to try and draw some attention to the game, that’s all.”

      wow. so you’re going to outright discredit the opinions of professional baseball scouts and directors just because you think they want to sell an extra ticket to a minor league fall ball game in Arizona?

    10. Corey
      October 23rd, 2008 | 11:20 am

      ow. so you’re going to outright discredit the opinions of professional baseball scouts and directors just because you think they want to sell an extra ticket to a minor league fall ball game in Arizona?
      =========
      don’t be naive, its ALWAYS about the $$

    11. soap
      October 23rd, 2008 | 11:36 am

      “if you know what I’m going to write, maybe you should write the blog for me…”

      Anything related to Brian Cashman you try to knock

    12. gphunt
      October 23rd, 2008 | 12:26 pm

      You didn’t mention a thing about Hughes until he got rocked in his third or 4th start.

      What about the first 2 or 3 that were pretty damn good?

      He sucked in his last start….it happens, right? If he sucks in every start then there’s a problem…

    13. Corey
      October 23rd, 2008 | 3:39 pm

      You know what good has come out of Tampa being in the world series? Everyone is going to be talking about how the Rays should put price in the bullpen as their closer, meanwhile the dude has #1 starter written all over him. This talk might actually allow the Yanks to put Joba in the rotation and not have anyone notice

    14. MJ
      October 23rd, 2008 | 3:59 pm

      Corey, I thought the same thing. The problem is that last year, it was just ignorant people saying that. This year, the ignorant people are joined by those that believe Joba can’t withstand the rigors of being a starter. I’m very much afraid that schmucks like Posada and Mike Francessa (sp?) will win out and we’ll waste Joba as an 8th inning specialist.

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