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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    billybucks 1 min 58 sec ago view
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    billybucks 4 min 46 sec ago view
  • I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 12 min 47 sec ago view
  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 24 min 28 sec ago view
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    Eric S 29 min 43 sec ago view
  • GRAND SLAM RUSSELL

    blown the hell open...7 run lead

    crunch 31 min 7 sec ago view
  • 11 hits off Wainwright tonight. Everything going right for the Cards right now. Motherfucking motherfuckers.

    The E-Man 40 min 36 sec ago view
  • it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.

    crunch 49 min 24 sec ago view
  • Javy! Javy! Javy!

    How sweet was that - Cranked it!

    393 happy feet

    Eric S 56 min 55 sec ago view
  • baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaez!

    cubs take a 2 run lead in the 7th. sweet.

    crunch 1 hour 10 sec ago view
  • ...and the Cards tie and take the lead in the 9th. off Familia.

    blockhead25 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Familia blows his first save of the season -- gives up 2 in 9th to the Cards.

    Not much going our way these days.

    billybucks 1 hour 4 min ago view
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    crunch 1 hour 22 min ago view
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    The E-Man 1 hour 26 min ago view
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    billybucks 1 hour 43 min ago view
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    9.45

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    And why does he start Montero in the middle of a downturn?

    The E-Man 1 hour 53 min ago view