I Heard the Yanks Have a New Park—Is It True?

Strange times in the news business—I figured there would be all sorts of coverage about the new Yankee Stadium, where the Cubs will conclude their Spring Training schedule tonight and Saturday afternoon. But no, not a peep, not a detail anywhere. It's like no one is paying attention to the first-ever Major League game in that billion dollar edifice. For all anyone would know, the Yanks are still going to be playing in the old park across the street.

Seriously...

Among the saturation coverage of the new yard, I found this wonderful interactive panorama on the New York Times site. It's like being there, without having to scramble for personal space with the fat guy in the Thurman Munson jersey spilling over the seat next to you. (There's a similar interactive panorama for the Mets' new park as well.)

Speaking of strange times in the news business, Ed Sherman of Crain's reports that the Daily Herald will no longer be footing the bill for sending their reporters on the road to cover the Cubs and Sox. Tough break for Bruce Miles and every discerning Cubs fan who enjoys reading him.

Comments

Paul Sullivan recaps...I'm thrilled.

Sun-Times just went bankrupt, right?

Yes, though they've been creatively bankrupt for many years.

maybe we should take a TCR collection up and see if Bruce will recap the games for us?

I might be stating the obvious, but juxtaposed... I'd probably prefer Transmission's recaps over Bruce's.

we should take a collection so Transmission can parachat from the game? seems like an unwise use of resources....

Wanna buy the Sun Times... it's at 2 cents a share

http://www.marketwatch.com/quotes/sutmq

bleeding ulcer...

Ouch. Could be worse, I guess; Could be anal fissure. Is it racist that as soon as Ichiro was placed on the DL I thought of a Kaz Matsui injury?

lol, yeah, that's racist. It's funny, though, so it doesn't count.

Go figure when I finally get Ichiro on my fantasy team, he develops an ulcer. What a puss.

I'll loan you Fred Lewis for Kuroda since you don't have a CF-eligible player now. Then we can trade back when Ichiro comes off the DL. Let me know if that interests you.

FYI

Where'd you get this information from? thecubreporter.com 6 hours previously?

The Seattle Times baseball reporter, LARRY STONE, says the Cubs will win it all this year

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/larrystone/2...

I take all my MLB predictions from a city that hasn't won a major professional championship. Seattle Times predictions < Red Times jokes

That's an irresponsible prediction, imo. You can kind of predict who might make it to the playoffs... to an extent... but once in the playoffs you need a measure of luck Pat Burrell.

released...

apparently not released...

apologies for passing along the info and all the puppies that were harmed along the way.

Funny story...Steve had it on Inside the Ivy yesterday and Latham's family freaked out...whoops.

awesome. haha.

he gets good scoops regardless of this flub, though.

yeah that was unfortunate, said two players told him Latham was cut and neither of them saw Latham in Arizona, but apparently not the case. Maybe there was a minor injury or family issues and he was delayed or something.

As I said, he's tipped me on other stuff that all turned out to be true...oh well.

Headed up to the Bronx for tonight's game. Let's hope the rain hold off...

Classic Cubs from 1991 on MLB Network right now. My namesake just had a go-ahead RBI single. Hawk's at the plate right now with the bases juiced.

Edit: Grand Slam, Andre Dawson. Sweet.

Hope no one else watched that game. Cubs blew a 5 run lead in the bottom of the 11th to the Pirates, thanks in part to a SUPER skinny Barry Bonds.

If anyone is confused by the term, "Cubbery", simply show them a tape of that game. Holy shit what a debacle.

New yankees stadium...still have obstructed view seats...

http://www.scottproctorsarm.com/2009/04/bleachers-...

I'm sure i'll get "scott eyre is broke" but who cares, thought it was interesting.

what an unfortunate blog name.

joe torre's love affair with proctor is a mystery to all.

Parachat before the rain shows up...

looks like MLB and Yahoo teamed up and can track the players on your fantasy team while watching the game with the new player. They had a tracker with MLB Mosaic, but you had to manually adjust the players.

YES irritates me by teasing a message from Fox Business later in the game. They then make up for it by showing Joey Gathright jumping over a car.

damn terrorist hand bumps...

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  • lulz, MIA with a 5-0 lead after 2 innings.

    crunch 19 min 33 sec ago view
  • d.gordon leads off MIA inning with a HR...came up to bat wearing j.fernandez's helmet.

    he barely made it back into the dugout after crying his way around the bases.

    i can't watch this game anymore. it's too much...too real.

    crunch 40 min 59 sec ago view
  • FLA really doesn't look like they're mentally/physically prepared for this game. never seen anything like this...it's not just a few people in the dugout still feeling it large, it's pretty much everyone.

    i doubt it will lead to some kinda error-filled little league quality game, but everyone looks drained and still draining.

    ...and onto the cubs game. go #100.

    crunch 47 min 59 sec ago view
  • The Marlins organization is obviously affected deeply by this. I feel for the people there. And I understand circumstances have changed.

    But retiring his number. Wow. Literally a week ago the rumor mill was fast and furious about how Fernandez was going to be traded this winter, with the front office in response doing almost nothing to deny it. And to turn around and retire his number, just like that, when they obviously felt the organization would have been better long-term without him, just reeks of insincerity.

    John Beasley 1 hour 25 min ago view
  • jose fernandez's number is going to be retired by FLA.

    there's custom jerseys on their way to tonight's game (and hopefully will make it on time). all the marlins are going to wear #16 tonight.

    this still sucks.

    crunch 2 hours 56 min ago view
  • probably saturday depending on what they do with hammel (assuming friday for ham).

    crunch 7 hours 53 min ago view
  • Lester is going to get one more start, right? It sure would be nice to see him get a shot at 20 wins.

    Charlie 8 hours 24 min ago view
  • Nicely done! I think in my 10-14 games I went .500 or a little over. Strangely, I went to the Cards games they mostly lost (incl Saturday) and the one SF game they lost, plus a couple Brewers games they lost, too. I should have gone to just Reds games. But still - saw mostly very good baseball on the North Side this year. Regardless of what happens come October - the Cubs are positioned for some good times in the next 3-5 years.

    The E-Man 9 hours 48 min ago view
  • Attaboy!

    billybucks 10 hours 41 min ago view
  • First Cub victory at home this year for me!
    1-3
    Saw all four starters this year

    jacos 12 hours 5 min ago view
  • RIP Arnie. We could use a lot more like you -- a man who succeeded and failed on his own terms, a true original, and, finally, a remarkable example of graciousness towards others.

    billybucks 20 hours 57 sec ago view
  • Cubs finish 33 over at home. I was, personally, one game over at 3-2, which was one of my better years in a while.

    I do hope that's the last time we see the Cardinals this year. A lot of power, which is dangerous, particularly in a short series, and they have really shut down KB all year.

    Oh, and Jon Lester? Damn!

    billybucks 20 hours 12 min ago view
  • Yes. Boating accident at 3AM. Very sad, but stupid. Young men do stupid things.

    billybucks 21 hours 8 min ago view
  • lester puts 2 on and is taken out at 96 pitches. oh well.

    edwards in.

    crunch 21 hours 52 min ago view
  • 2 out in the 7th, lester at 84 pitches, ross taken out for the standing O.

    it's possible contreras will catch lester for another inning+.

    crunch 21 hours 59 min ago view
  • What a weird day.  Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer, but then Scully and, on a much more modest level, Ross....

    Transmission 22 hours 32 min ago view