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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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...


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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  • I have convinced myself that Hammel's second half struggles were due to minor injuries and fatigue so with the extra rest he is going to be lights out.

  • Benji Molina is out of lineup

  • Yes. Unfortunately, as many of us, I have seen this movie before. Do not care for Hammel, and unlike other managers Joe will pull the plug quickly at least. I hope before things were to get out of hand.

    Many of us are like "abused spouses" or whatever - with this Cubs stuff. You get hurt so many times, the trust rapidly erodes.

    If the Cubs can get to Lackey early, its gonna be a big key to a W or L.

  • No idea what will happen. The Cards are the Cards and they have come back from 2-1 holes twice in the last 4 years, so I don't see them in panic mode at all. If anything, I expect the Cubs to be pressing more than the Cards today.

    I want the Cubs to win because it would be great for the city, and great for the fans. But more than anything, I want the Cubs to win so I can see this team play for at least one more week this year. Never enjoyed watching a team more than this year.

  • Just to remember how far we have come: last year's opening day lineup was Bonifacio, Lake, Castro, Rizzo, Olt, Castillo, Schierholz, Barney, and Samardzija. It's been a fun ride this year!

  • BRADSBEARD: I haven't noticed any new rule or a change in the interpretation of an existing rule happening in Advanced Instructs, I don't know what rules will be tested in the AFL, although almost all recent rule changes and new interpretations of existing rules (the home plate collision rule, replay, time clock between innings, et al) do get their start in the AFL.  

  • Yep

  • AZ Phil: I've heard that the AFL will be testing out a new force out rule that would affect break-up plays (like the Utley play). Have you heard anything about this new rule and any details about it? Are they testing it out at the advanced instructs as well?

  • Pretty sure I already know the answer to this, but since I will be in NYC next week I want to confirm... If the Cubs were to advance to the NLCS, the winner of LAD/NYM would have home field based on being a division winner (as opposed to Cubs by virtue of better record), correct?

  • CUBSTER: This "hammy" is on the other leg I heard last night. See you at the ballyard today young man!

  • Lulz

  • Oh what do you know, Cubster? Go back to your day job.

    --- Ducks, puts on Cardinals cap, runs.

  • Russell had a severe hamstring last year while with the A's system, forcing him to miss the first half of 2014. I've even wondered if his injury last year was a component of Billy Beane putting him on the trade market. He was quoted saying that last year's injury was a 10 out of 10 when it happened. Last night he said his hamstring soreness was a 1/1.5 out of 10. Hamstring injuries are tricky though, so I'd expect the medical team to be overly cautious here.

  • ...I want to reinforce the observation that there was no sea of red in the crowd. The usual Cardinal fans roaming the stadium were few and far between.

    Also, almost every 2 strike pitch brought the fans to their feet. Good for those in knee rehab.

  • "1st team hit hit 6HR in a game in the postseason." rises above obvious...i checked it with the official fact-finding commission of Douche, Douche, and Douchestein. they agreed with you, but they're a bunch of f'n douches so who cares?

    btw, the cubs are 2-1 in the post-season series.

  • I should be able to watch the game on the NFL replay app, whatever that thing is called. I've got it on my iPad. This is the first year I haven't forced myself to somehow watch every game - no I take that back, last year was - in quite some time. Last year was so unbearable, no pun intended.

    You make some good points about Cutler, and I was a holdout defender of Cutler for a long time. I gave up on him a bit after one too many dumb interceptions, but last year doesn't count. Trestman was the worst coach in Bears history.