Hitting the Road

26 03 2008

After tomorrow’s game we head to Miami to face the Marlins in our last 2 exhibition games. Then it’s on to New York to start the regular season. After all this build up from the offseason to Spring Training it’s finally time to get things going. I hope to keep up on the blog as much as possible during the year. Thanks for the continued support.


Actions

Information

196 responses

26 03 2008
pullinfertheyankers

Sweet, cant wait for opening day! Im sure not enough people have wished you good luck, so I’ll add one. Hope you can keep this thing going, its great.
Good Luck!

26 03 2008
misskaleena

Hiya Phil,

Hope all goes well this year.

Keep up the good work.

Other than baseball, any ideas on what NY has in store for you this year?

BTW, are you a NY Football Giants fan???

26 03 2008
tommytsp

Have a great — and healthy — season, PH. Hope to see you on the mound in late October.

Best,
Tommy Himself

http://www.thestickingpoint.com

26 03 2008
ejbelair

Best wishes on a great season Phil! I’ll be at the stadium as often as my schedule and my wallet allow – hope I get to see you pitch this year in person. Take down the Red Sox for us!!!

26 03 2008
mrsvickid

phil – we are SO READY for you to come back to ny!

26 03 2008
petethebrit

Phil

When you get to Miami you will bat how do you feel about that. When was the last time you took BP does A-Rod have anything to be worried about?

All the best for a wounderful season.

If you cannot keep up the blog how about you put your cell phone number up so we can all call and talk to you if we have any questions regarding your season or life in the bigs?

Pete

26 03 2008
jerekdeter

AHHHH abaseball is almost here in ny cant wait
good luck phil i think ur gonna have a breakout year

26 03 2008
chrissylovesnyy

Have fun down in Miami and good luck! Can’t wait for the season to start.

26 03 2008
alex4yanks

I think i can speak for everyone when i say…

…thankyou for keeping us crazed yankee fans interested in baseball durring the offseason… it’s allways great to hear about what a major league player goes through and what they do in their spare time.

SOOO Phil, good luck to you and i hope you have a monster season!!!!

Alex (and i love the music you listen to)

26 03 2008
yanks34

Hey Phil! Thanks again for the blog! I want to wish you the best of luck this season! I know you will do great! What is your favorite city to travel to when you are on the road?

26 03 2008
briancromer

Thanks Phil. Good luck this season.

briancromer.wordpress.com

26 03 2008
howemi01

Best wishes this season – thanks for keeping this up!
-mike

26 03 2008
lavatrna

My season tickets came today. It’s about time for some real baseball. I hope that the weather is not too bad next Saturday. …should be Ian pitching, right?

Anyway, good luck!

26 03 2008
upstateyanksfan

good luck (not that you really need it)

thanks for keeping in touch w/ your fans

26 03 2008
Matt

Good Luck! Hope you have a stellar season. Your on my Fantasy Baseball roster :) LOL, but that’s secondary to you and the Yankees tearing it up this year.

-Matt

26 03 2008
hugsndhersheys

I just wanted to wish you good luck this season. I’m sure you’ll do fabulous! And I’m just hoping you’re pitching May 6th when I’m at the stadium. Can’t wait!

-Katie

26 03 2008
dar3almackoy

good luck on the season phil! i’m very excited about the future of the yankees, esp u and joba and ian. stay healthy and get us another ring for the stadium, she deserves this final year!

26 03 2008
nyyfan4life

PHIL———————
THANKS FOR GIVING BACK TO THE FANS. THATS WHAT IT’S ABOUT..BY THE WAY I GOT VERY LUCKY AND HAVE YOU IN BOTH MY FANTASY LEAGUES. JOBA IN 1 AND IAN IN 1 SO I’M HOPING THE THREE AMIGOS HOOK IT UP FOR ME THIS YEAR. OH AND PHIL—–GOOD LUCK.

26 03 2008
makisupa

Have a great season. Look forward to watching you and the rest of the team at the stadium. I also hope you have time to maintain the blog as well.

26 03 2008
yanksfantilldeath

Phil,
Please tell me you pitch saturday i will be at that came… oh and go out if you can and enjoy this city,,,

26 03 2008
loveyankeebaseball65

i am so excited for the season to start! its going to be an awsome year. its good to finally get back to baseball. this is also going to be a very sentamental year because of the statium closeing. i hope it will be a good year for you and the team. im going to be supporting you guys every second! thanks for keeping in touch with us and i hope it will continue thoughout the season. Go Yanks!!<33

26 03 2008
rayblay

thank goodness the regular season is about to begin.. I was getting restless — looking forward to a CY campaign perhaps? Too bad you pitched too much for ROY last year.

26 03 2008
thecaptain15

Phil,

Good luck this season! Thanks for the blog and the interaction! Hope you guys give our beloved stadium a proper sendoff and close the season with a World Series Victory AT HOME!! You will learn that there is nothing like a World Series clincher in THE STADIUM!!

Health and Happiness!

http://www.madein1903.com/forum

26 03 2008
pete59
26 03 2008
zellyanks91

Finally time for baseball. This ST seemed extra long this year…I don’t know why. Good luck and have a great season!

Kevin

http://zellspinstripeblog.wordpress.com

26 03 2008
markus34nyy

Sweet Phil well enjoy the season we are all pulling for you. I can’t wait for regular seson baseball, FINALLY!!!! Have Fun adn enjoy the season. You get to play we can’t so enjoy it to the full. Thanks for the blog and contests and connecting with your fans…just try and respond to emails sometimes ha ha.

Yankees 2008 World Champions!!!

26 03 2008
mirofoto

Go get ‘em Phil!!! Wishing you best of luck this upcoming season here from The OC!!!

26 03 2008
saucyflossy

Hope the trip goes and team does well, Phil. Not that beating the Marlins in preseason games is much of a tall order, but it’d be nice to stick it to Girardi’s old boss. Wonder how many of his ex-players come over to say hello.

Do you go straight to NY after Miami, or do you go back to Tampa to clean out lockers or apartments before leaving Florida?

26 03 2008
brook07

Phil,

Enjoy Miami! Don’t party too much in South Beach… LOL I wish you all the best for this season. Enjoy your first of many Welcome home dinners and enjoy your first opening day! I know one day you will be pitching on Opening Day!

Take care-
Amy

26 03 2008
larrydavid1

Good luck to you this season, phil! we’ll be rooting for you hard! GO YANKEES!!!

26 03 2008
dynastynyy

Aw! Phil, you’re seriously the best. Best of luck as this rolls down the homestretch. Don’t worry about updating as much as you do now when the season starts.

How many crazy people have mailed you old egg salad yet? :)

26 03 2008
alemro13

I am so excited for this new season! I can’t wait to watch you, Joba, and Ian take the baseball world by storm, and watch the Yankees revert back to a farm driven club that has a shit load of home grown talent! You guys (along with Cano and Melky) are the next generation of Jeters, Posadas, and Riveras!! I also can’t wait to see how Alex does this year!!! Good luck!!!!!

26 03 2008
cbon9

Hey Phil…

Thanks for giving us something extra to look forward to with your blog. It will be interesting to see what you write during the season. Want to wish you and the rest of the team the best of luck this season. I will be cheering for you guys each and every day.

See you in the Bronx!

26 03 2008
lisa

Can’t wait until you guys come home! Good luck this year, thanks for sharing so much of spring training with us.

26 03 2008
painttheblack23

Good luck in ’08 Phil…bring home 15 W’s!!!

Yankees Baby.

26 03 2008
dalejrfangirl

cant wait for the home opener . lets get the season started

26 03 2008
ilovenyy

Thanks for keeping us updated. Oh and I’m pretty sure we’ll understand if you are bloggin quite as much…it’s gotta be tiring going through that season. Can’t wait for Monday to get here! Best of luck to yall-Let’s shoot for #27 in ’08!!
Take care!

26 03 2008
boodah35

Phil,
I think you had a great spring.
I know you are going to keep it up the whole season.

Hope you have time to keep up the blog, b/c this thing you created is awesome!!

Let me know if you are ever in the Westchester County area in NY.
Let’s do lunch!
If your’e doing a signing for Steiner in New Rochelle, ill buy ya some wings and a beer (root, of course) at the Buffalo Wild Wings under the Steiner complex.

Jody
(BLEACHER SECTION 43 ROW CC!!!!)

26 03 2008
arkeytec

Finally the seasons are changing from Winter to Baseball!! I can’t wait for the season to get started next week! Good luck to you and the rest of the Yankee organization this year!!

26 03 2008
giambinyy25fan

hey phil ill be at both games…. is the entire team making the trip? should i expect to see the big names there? i believe i read you are pitching saturday, hope to finally get an autograph IP from you

ryan

26 03 2008
rikers

Lots of luck Phil,I will see ya on Tuesday give me a wave after you park your truck,also I will be comming to the signing in May.Did you get to finish all your mail from Spring Training.

26 03 2008
croghanyankee

Phil, best of luck. i cant wait for the season to start.

26 03 2008
mike34

Hey Phil:

Have you seen the Dunder Mifflin newsletter? It pretty funny and even has a movie review by Michael next time you are looking for a flick (see below).

http://www.dundermifflin.com/newsletter/scranton/scranton_032008.shtml

So I saw “Into the Wild” a couple of weeks ago, but I fell asleep about halfway through so I’m only going to review the first half of the movie. I liked it. Emily Hirsch stars as this preppy kid who decides to go on a journey after college. He gives up all of his stuff and leaves his family (I don’t blame him, they seemed pretty mean) and just takes off on an adventure around the world. I’ve wanted to do that sometimes. I’d never do it alone though. I’d want to take all of you guys with me, for different reasons. I’d take Jim because he’s always good to talk to; Pam because she’s good at organization so she could be my navigator; Andy because he can sing; Stanley because he’d scare all the bears away; Phyllis because she could knit me clothes if I run out; Kevin, Oscar, and Angela so they could keep track of my money; Kelly because her voice is really soothing; Creed because he’s been in a lot of forests before; Dwight because he’d whine too much if I didn’t take him along; and Meredith because if we ever needed to be rescued, the rescuers could just look for her hair. I would only bring Toby if I could leave him in the middle of the desert tied up on train tracks.

I bet the rest of the movie is a lot more exciting that the first half. I’ll tell you more about it when I get a chance to watch it.

26 03 2008
ssclemsonyankees3387

Phil, I will be in Miami for both games, and I have to warn you I’m gonna try my best to seek you guys out for some signatures…you’re definitely on my list. How available do you think you guys are going to be for autographs, or pictures, or both?

26 03 2008
bx26

Go get’m Phil, hope you have a great season, you could really help some of us fantasy nerds

26 03 2008
9nine9

I absolutely CANNOT wait to be in the ballpark Monday, beer in hand.

26 03 2008
manimal529

no matter what happens/ what I say about you this season, know that you are an excellent pitcher with the potential to be a real threat. Now prove it.

Good luck, have a good season and is there any news on how Brett Gardner is doing?

26 03 2008
dimagg5

Good luck, Phil!

26 03 2008
jessicayanks

cant wait for opening day! so excited for the season to start. & all us fans got your back !

26 03 2008
condobil2

Hey Phil,,,,
It’s sad to see you go It’s been a fun Spring training especially with your Blog….But I’m excited for opening day as you are……..So I’ll see you next month at Tropicana Field Good Luck…..I’ll be watching ever game…..almost…LOL
Bill

26 03 2008
rebeccaoptimist

Stay optimistic. Believe you can win, and you will.

Remember, 90 percent of the game is half mental ;)

We’ll all be rooting for you and the Yankees! Best of luck!

26 03 2008
bronxbomber05

Hey Phil

Cant wait for the season to start, it should be great
Good luck in bringing that championship back to New York

26 03 2008
jillybean426

Don’t worry about wiriting everyday! We’ll support you no matter what, we’re always going to be your fans. Best of luck throughout the season! Hopefully I get to see you pitch at least one game :)

26 03 2008
yankeelovinglara

I cannot wait for real baseball to start. Best of luck this season, Phil!

26 03 2008
ksyankee

Good luck Phil, I’m expecting a good year from you. You are the future for the Yankees.

26 03 2008
pb4ugo17

I was at the game yesterday with my brother and my cousin. I felt bad for Ian. It didn’t look like it was his best game. but anyway, hope everything goes well this season. The giants got a parade lets get the Yankees one too.

Well I wish you & everyone the best of luck.

26 03 2008
dunkaroos

Enjoy the season, Phil!!!

26 03 2008
emily17

good luck phil!!
I know you guys will be amazing this year
2008
I can feel it
this is gonna be big

26 03 2008
mattnyytoronto

Good luck on the season and playoffs ;) phil. I’ll be browsing your blog a lot, hopefully you can update us after every start you make this year.

see ya in toronto, in july.

26 03 2008
arodmariano4213

Good Luck Phil!!
Look for me April 5th i’ll be there for BP sp be ready for a shout out to you about the blog. even though im sure i wont be the only one.
thanks for everything!
Sam Tatt

26 03 2008
yankeepilot1285

GO GET EM PHIL!

26 03 2008
yankeechick78

Sweet!! Have a safe flight and good luck this year!! Help bring us to the promise land! Send YS out in style!!

26 03 2008
Becky

Have fun in Miami and a safe flight back up this way. I am so excited for Opening Day.
Good Luck

26 03 2008
mantlemurcer

Go get ‘em Phil. Have a great season!

26 03 2008
vilmafan15

wish you the best I am so excited for you to pitch
just remember 12-6 curve and you’ll do great

26 03 2008
bronxbombergirl62

I hope you have fun this year, phil

26 03 2008
yanksgal07

Opening Day !!!!! How sweet it is and I’ll be there …:o). It will be a bittersweet year with the closing of THE Yankee Stadium. I’m fortunate to be one of those who will attend the Final Opening Day and the Final Regular Season Game (hopefully NOT the final game …playoffs baby !!!).

I wish all the Yankees a productive but most importantly healthy season which leads us to the promised land….Championship 27. It definitely would be the most fitting way to say goodbye to the Cathedral of Baseball and to open up the doors to the new Yankee Stadium….the house that ???? built…we will just have to wait and see.

I have no doubt we will be very happy fans this year. Best of luck to you in particular Phil ….a great ballplayer and a terrific guy. See ya Monday !!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Yankees 2008 !!!!

26 03 2008
brianna24

don’t worry about us we will be here, concentrate on the game!!! Can’t wait to watch everyone on monday!!!!!

26 03 2008
1960yankees

hello phil look forward to watching you this year , good luck, stay positive and please help bring home a championship
rich

26 03 2008
phranchise34

Best of luck Phil! We’re all rooting for you, don’t try to be more than you are, you’ll do fine, you are The Phranchise after all.

26 03 2008
yankeejohn

Go get ‘em!
See you at the stadium!

26 03 2008
kbee

Phil,

You are going to rock this season! I hope every one of you guys rips it up. Can’t wait to make the trip to The Stadium on May 3.

26 03 2008
royceda59

GO GET EM PHIL

HERE’S TO #27 in 08!!!

26 03 2008
jaydestro

hey phil,

good luck this season, all of us in the tier will be cheering for you!

<a href=”http://www.thebaseballoutsider.comjaydestro at thebaseballoutsider.com

26 03 2008
erock3382

what’s up phil? looking forward to seeing you at the homecoming banquet sunday if youre there…peace

26 03 2008
psuyank

Hey Phil-

Can’t wait for Monday and the regular season (skipping class to see it)! Good luck to you and the rest of the Yanks this season! Hopefully I’ll get to see one of your starts (I’ll be at almost all the series away at the O’s…sadly I live close to the Orioles)! Good luck again!

-Kara

26 03 2008
nyywinningdoesnttake86yrs

are you already thinking of things to do for rookie hazing? lol they got you guys good last year

26 03 2008
nyywinningdoesnttake86yrs

that’s a good idea!…skip class
i hate recording games….somebody always tells me what happens lol much better to see them live
well i’m starting to feel “sick” cough cough….maybe i’m coming down with something? cough

26 03 2008
psuyank

It’s especially fantastic because I’m skipping accounting…fun subject.

26 03 2008
throwstrikes

Phil

Loved the “3 Amigos” interview with Kim Jones on YES. And tell Justin I said you’re not a nerd for blogging. He’s just jealous he didn’t think of it first.

26 03 2008
spidur

Well Phil, there is little chance for me to be able to see you at the Stadium this year. But I will definitely wave every time y’all pass over Virginia airspace (LOL) and will try to make every game in Baltimore. And thank TPTB for mlb.tv.

(Dude, if I can’t wait for regular season to start, I can’t even imagine how y’all are feeling…)

26 03 2008
arigold13

Leafs are out of the playoffs, so all the talk is the Blue Jays here in Toronto.
It’s gonna be nice when they get swept in the opening series.

26 03 2008
betsypaige

You’re really wonderful for taking time out to spend time with your fans, Phil. You’re going to be very busy during the season, so don’t worry about spending time here; whatever time you are able to give us will be terrific. ST is really getting boring now – I’m ready for the season to start, aren’t you?!

Your fans love you even when you struggle, Phil – remember that and you’ll be just fine. I think that you are going to have an outstanding season…….good luck!

26 03 2008
trexsky

Only a few more days to opening day! Can’t wait! Wanna hear something hilarious? Every year for opening day I take the day off and me, my brother and a couple of friends make hot dogs, eat peanuts and cracker jacks and drink out of the giant cups we got at the stadium from our numberous visits! How dorky are we? But it’s so much fun!
Good luck this year, Phil! You’re gonna do great! Keep us posted with what’s going on in your life when you can…but we’ll understand you’re busy if you can’t blog as often.

27 03 2008
usgrant

Only thing is that spring will not quite be spring when you get up to New York! If only you bring up the weather with you, but it’s a sign it’s at least almost here. I don’t envy you having to play in that cold weather to start off though. But here’s to the Yankees wonderful last season in the House that Ruth Built! And I’m glad you stayed to be part of it, Phil! And thanks for keeping us updated as you do and letting us be part of your experience somehow. Looking forward to more.

27 03 2008
petemig

Good Luck Phil,

It’s so great to know we have players that want to connect with the fans like you do. Enjoy opening day it will surely be a highlight for your career. Not quite as great as that first World Series victory in New York but still a definite moment to always remember.

27 03 2008
nyyankeezkid

I hope you have a great season this year, as a die hard Yankee Fan and to see all your hard work and dedication to the game pay off. I wish the best to joba and ian 2. All you go out and prove the media wrong and show what you rookies can do. Lets bring a 27th world championship to new york.

Best Of Luck,
#1 Yankee Fan

27 03 2008
ricrocks

Good Luck Phil,

Wish you the best this season! I will be at the Stadium the first 5 games of the season. Do you know what game you will be starting? I guess, that all depends on the status of Pettitte. LET’S GO PHIL FRANCHISE!

27 03 2008
iheartny22

Safe travels up North Phil. Enjoy the rest of your time down South with the warm weather. It’s been pretty chilly up here lately. Anyways, I’ve been waiting 6 long months for this!!! I’m so excited about the season getting under way. We’ll all be rooting for you Phil. Take care and have a good one.

27 03 2008
yankeelover

I, too, loved the interview by Kim Jones. It captured your respective personalities. You need to convince JUSTIN and Ian to do a blog site OR create a joint THREE AMIGOS blog and take turns with entries. I think it could really catch on and you guys could really have a good time thinking about what kind of non-baseball topics to add to the site. I bet Ian and Joba have some interesting outside interests they could add to the mix. Just a thought. Something to entertain the fans and you guys on road trips.

27 03 2008
yankeeclipper3974

Hey Phil looking forward to seeing you pitch this year. Stay healthy and good luck. By the way you were a steal in my fantasy baseball draft in the 10th you’ll look nice as a keeper next year. Have no mercy and can’t wait to see you get your first start in the playoffs this year and of course a ALCS would be nice too. Most importantly don’t read the Daily News or the NY Post remember us fans have faith in you stay strong and pitch within yourself and you’ll be fine.

D-

27 03 2008
yanksphan

good luck phil
throw inside to ortiz and manny!
thanks

27 03 2008
yankeesfan46

Good luck in the season! Can anyone say 15-20 wins?

27 03 2008
entersandman42

Hey Phil,

Just wanted to chime in with everyone else in wishing you luck for this year. Like all young pitchers you will hit some bumps in the road but keep your chin up when those bumps occur. I think we all know that when all is said and done, you’re going to be a star.

And to echo what yanksphan wrote and expand a little, it’s not just Manny and Ortiz who you should throw inside to. You’re a power pitcher. Own the inside of the plate. Too often these days we see guys hanging over the plate where they are nearly in the strike zone. Anyone doing that should be given the “hint” that they are at risk if that’s how they are going to approach the game. Ortiz is a prime example. His front elbow is virtually over the plate. If nobody moves him back, he takes away the outside part of the plate. So don’t be afraid to move some people off the plate. They’ll get the hint pretty quickly when 95 mph comes through their kitchen!

There, I am sure you will now take the advice of a 34 year old ex high school pitcher! LOL. At least it makes me feel important!!

Good Luck this year Phil.

27 03 2008
cbeck3

Phil this has been nice to read this spring. Thanks!

I wish you the best. Play the game, relax, enjoy yourself. Everything is going to be great. Yankee fans can be the best or the worst, don’t worry about them.

Let’s go Yanks!

27 03 2008
mabbryfl30

Be yourself and rely on what got you there. Remember the things are have a positive impact on your life and hang loose with your buddies. Stay cool and keep the faith, it gets you through the tough times.

27 03 2008
docturn2

Best of luck to you, and the rest of our 2008 Yankee team!

Be tough, sometimes in the past, I don’t think our pitchers protected our batters enough.

27 03 2008
blogitforu

Wish you luck for the season Phil.

27 03 2008
littlekittynyc

Hey Phil~
All the BEST this year!! It is going to be so special WHEN WE WIN the WS in the House that Ruth built!! (Strong reasons make strong actions). What a way to end an era!
Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with the baseball fans! Be great in act, as you have been in thought. (somehow, I have a feeling that you will!!)
— Oh, and trexsky, (in reference to your previous comment) I LOVE the fact that you take work off, get together with your brothers and do all that fun stuff on Opening Day!! Baseball is THE BEST!! It always makes me happy…….

~Rebecca

27 03 2008
huskykid21

Keep your head up Phil and remember, pitchers are the only players on the field that succeed. Everyone else fails 70% of the time.

27 03 2008
lovetheyanks

Wishing you, and the rest of the Yankees, the best of luck on the 2008 season!Remember to have fun…enjoy the experience. The fans are behind you.

Go Yankees!!

27 03 2008
upstateyanksfan

I just read at the NY Times website that Matsui got married yesterday and that he, Abreu and Jeter had a bet over who would get married first :)

27 03 2008
cajunpepe

Hi Phil, cant wait for the new season.

Want to wish youa very good year for both you personally and teh team. I am very excited with our youth movement this season and the prospects down in the minors.

Look forward to all your posts.

27 03 2008
yankeefan26171

Hi Phil,

Based on the latest news re: Pettitte’s back — It looks like your first game will be on April 3rd against the Rays…. As my luck would have it, it will also be MY first game of the season. I’ll be cheering for you and all the guys from just behind the Yankee dugout. I can’t wait! It’s been a long winter!!

Last year, Yankees played about .750 ball when I was in attendance, so you know it will be a great game. : )

See ya soon!!

27 03 2008
nyyfan4life

ATTENTION LUCKY FANS THAT MAY HAVE SEASON TICKETS OR FOR THIS MATTER– ANY TICKETS( 2 ) THAT THEY WOULD WANT TO SELL TO A DIEHARD YANKEE FAN IN VA, THAT DEARLY DOES NOT WANT TO PAY FOR TICKETS IN THE NOSEBLEED SECTION THAT RUTH BUILT. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD CHECK TO SEE!!!! PHIL AGAIN GOOD LUCK—LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING U ON EXTRA INNINGS IN HD…U THE MAN PHIL.

GO YANKS….. 08′ GOIN OUT WITH A BANG….
NYYFAN4LIFE

27 03 2008
charis0820

Would love to hear your reaction to Matsui’s bomb of a wedding announcement today! Did anyone see it coming?

Looking forward to the start of another season – good luck to you all! I’ll be watching every game via MLB.com, since I’m stuck in the baseball wasteland that is southwest Missouri. Thank God for the internet.

27 03 2008
rpillai

Hi Phil hope you have fun in Miami, don’t party too hard! See ya opening day, I have tickets. When do you pitch? Isn’t against the D-Rays or will you pitch the third game against the Blue Jays. I’ll miss your first start of the season then, because I only have tickets to the Friday game and opening day next week. Oh well I guess I’ll see Andy or IPK! Can’t go wrong with that.

I like your delivery this year, a lot cleaner. Good mechanics = good results! Keep working at it and hope you have a wonderful season.

27 03 2008
rpillai

Bleachers are better than nosebleed and the fans in the bleachers are so fun!!

27 03 2008
rpillai

If Pettite is pitching on the 3rd, that would mean he is pitching against the BlueJays. Awesome I get to see Phil pitch!

27 03 2008
bosoxwschamps

why would you rather see phil pitch over HGH?

27 03 2008
rpillai

surprise surprise, the infestation of dirty Boston fans spread far and wide.

27 03 2008
trex34

Phil:

We’re from CT, but our 1st games this year are in St. Pete. See you in April. If you go 4th, that puts you on the hill the 14th. Hope to see a great game…

27 03 2008
thndvdsaid

that is some bs that you’re not on the si baseball preciew cover

27 03 2008
pullinfertheyankers

Seriously, it’s pretty fun seeing how Red Sox fans come up with new ways to trash the Yanks. Living in Rhode Island, I hear enough of that everyday, but I’m glad I could see some input from bosox. Thx, and keep it up. It’s always good to hear from you guys…

A couple more days! Cant wait to hear John Sterlings voice announcing Phil stepping onto the mound. Haven’t heard that voice in a while…
No Yankees games on T.V. here, so its the best I got.

27 03 2008
JobaRules

I wish you the best of luck this season Phil!
Thank you again for taking the time to interact with the fans through your blog.

27 03 2008
philiproxmysocks

Phil- Thanks for the blog. Your (almost) daily updates will certainly be missed.
When the season starts, stay away from ESPN, NY sports talk radio, NY tabloids and bloggers (especially fan comments) except those from your own blog. They tend to overreact and make idiotic, unfounded assertions.
Just be yourself and enjoy the journey. Most of us already know you’ll be great; it will just be a matter of time.
Lastly, thanks in advance for being part of number 27! God bless.

-Adrienne from the Bronx

27 03 2008
yankeexx

Phil….counting the days…dvr good to go. Do me a favor..
Tell Derek Jeter he was punked by Matsui..lol.

28 03 2008
rfarren

Don’t feel too much pressure, but you are on my fantasy team ;)

28 03 2008
calvin418

Hey Phil, it’s going to be a great year this year! I want to wish you health and much success as you begin your first full season in pinstripes. There are people who doubt the dependability of the three amigos. But we have faith and are rooting for all of you to kick some serious butt!

28 03 2008
mrsvickid

hey phil were any of you guys invited to matsui’s wedding? lol

28 03 2008
hammertke

Phil,

I’ve got a great feeling about this season! Good luck and continue to make us all proud! I can’t wait for the April 19th game in Baltimore. I’m coming up from SC and meeting a good buddy there whose coming down from CT. Time to bring #27 home to the Bronx!

28 03 2008
shoegirl18

Hope u have a great season!! :-*)

28 03 2008
arodgirl

Can’t wait to watch you pitch this year!!!

Go Yankees!!!

28 03 2008
kanderson74

Good luck this season Phil.

28 03 2008
doreen218

Best wishes for a great season, Phil.

28 03 2008
champs26times

Good luck Phil. Go show’em why Santana is on the Mets and your the real Ace of New York. We’re all behind you. See you at the game Monday.Im sitting in the Left Feild Bleachers sec.55. I’ll wave.

28 03 2008
champs26times

And to the Redsox fans that invade here. You’ll never catch a real Yankee fan on a Redsox blog. Its nice to see you like to keep in touch with fans of the 26 time World Champs.

28 03 2008
condobil2

Hey Phil
Hope you read this………All the writers aren’t picking the Yankee’s Because of the youth………..Do your best
Bill

28 03 2008
thejasper

what do you think when you see yourself on TV?

28 03 2008
coffeewithian

Hey Phil,

I wish you luck this year. Its cool that you have a blog, and hope to see it updated throughout the season. I’ll see you on Monday!

28 03 2008
yankeechick78

random photo

29 03 2008
mm7ny

HOW ABOUT A CONTEST TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE PHIL PITCH?

I hope Phil H. doesn’t mind that I’m going to do this here, but I’m guessing that all of you who read Phil’s blog would like a chance to win free tickets to see him pitch in his first start at the stadium this year. Since Phil has been running contests and giving free stuff away I’m going to assume he won’t have a problem with this.

I have season tickets to the Yankees and will not be using my tickets for the April 3 game at the stadium, which I believe will be Phil’s first start. I usually resell the tickets that I don’t use, but for some reason no one has been interested in them (maybe people don’t realize Phil is supposed to pitch this game). I could probably sell the tickets for really cheap, but I thought this would be a much better way to get rid of them. What do you think? (I’m going to assume that you all agree :)

I’ll be posting the contest later tonight and the winners will get 2 free tickets to see Phil pitch on April 3 (the tickets will only be for April 3 regardless of whether Phil actually ends up pitching that night). Since I have a number of tickets to get rid of, there will be multiple winners.

So, check back on the blog later tonight for the details on the contest. To narrow down (a little) when I’ll be doing this, I’ll be posting it after 8:00 pm EST on Sat, 3/29. The contest will be posted in the latest thread on the blog. If Phil doesn’t post a new entry then it will be in this thread. Otherwise it will be posted in the new thread (unless his new thread is for a contest that he’s running, then it will be in this thread – I don’t want to compete with Phil :-)

OK, off to think about what the contest will be…

Phil V

29 03 2008
bosoxwschamps

Wow whats all the hate about? you’d never see a real yankee fan on a red sox blog? Its ok to hate the team, its not ok to hate the players. I like phil and i like what he does with his blog. That doesnt mean i cant still hate the yankees.

29 03 2008
brilezz

you did an awesome job with the blog during the spring phil. im pumped for the season and lookin forward to being at the stadium for your first start next week.

29 03 2008
vikesbaseball34

hey phil best of luck in your first start of the season vs. toronto. can’t wait for the regular season to start. i pitch on the JV baseball team at my high school and i got #34 cause of you. hope its a good number for both of us.

29 03 2008
thejasper

whats up with the amount of people checkin this website out on Africa’s gold coast? apparently the yanks have a big fan base out there

29 03 2008
jillybean426

Good Luck today Phil!!!!

29 03 2008
philiproxmysocks

Great outing Phil. Can’t wait to see you pitch in the stadium on Thursday.

29 03 2008
nyy4life

Great job Phil….a nice 5 inning performance. Was there anything that didn’t work well today? Were they looking for more innings out of you??

29 03 2008
mynameisned

Hey Phil, come see me and my boys over in front of Monument Park. We have seats behind the plexiglass in left by the entrance to the pens. Stop on by and have some peanuts with us.

How flipping sweet would that be…..seriously. I would love to shake this man’s hand. Looking forward to 2008.

29 03 2008
alex4yanks

PHIL!!! What a great job pitching today!!! i get to see you thursday… i am going to the game:)

29 03 2008
yankeexx

Wow….good going Phil. And darn…an in the park Homerun…and we didn’t see it….

29 03 2008
mm7ny

CONTEST FOR TICKETS TO SEE PHIL PITCH ON APRIL 3

OK, here’s the contest for Yankee tickets to see Phil pitch at the stadium on April 3.

The first 5 people who post correct answers to 3 of the following questions will win 2 tickets each to the April 3 Yankee game where (I believe) Phil is scheduled to pitch:

1) How many beliefs (or bullet points) are there in the 2008 Optimism Campaign?
2) What was the name of Greek restaurant in the SNL skit with John Belushi and company where they say “Cheeburger, cheeburger” and “No Coke, Pepsi”?
3) What was Mickey Mantle’s uniform number before he was #7?
4) In what TV show were there characters named Max and 99?
5) In Texas Hold ‘Em, what starting hand is referred to as Big Slick?

The winners will be whoever posts 3 correct answers first. If you answer only 3 questions and get them all right, then you have a shot at winning. If you answer more than 3 questions and only get 3 of them correct and the rest wrong, you’re still have a shot at winning (provided you’re one of the first 5 posters with correct answers).

After the winners post their answers I’ll submit another post to let them know how to get their tickets.

The winners will get tickets to the April 3 game, whether Phil actually pitches in that game or not (I will not substitute tickets to another game if Phil pitches in a different one).

Good luck everyone!

Phil V

29 03 2008
yankeexx

mmyny answers to your questions..

1 – 10
2 – Olympia Cafe
3 – #6 before #7
4 – Get Smart
5 – Ace and kings as 2 of your private pocket cards

29 03 2008
yankeexx

btw…I live in Hawaii…so…if I win…you can decide how to give the tickets away..good questions.

29 03 2008
mm7ny

I forgot to mention… please only enter if you can actually go to the game on Thursday :)

29 03 2008
dfox

Answers for mm7ny contest:

1. 10
2. Olympia Cafe
3. #6
4. Get Smart
5. Ace and king as your dealt hand

29 03 2008
arilemieux8

Good luck this season!

29 03 2008
love2cheer30

I can’t wait for the season to start! Good luck to you!

29 03 2008
littlekittynyc

Great job pitching today! I will be at the game on Thurs. behind Home Plate, Field Box Championship club seats! I can’t WAIT!!!!!!!

Go Yanks!!

~Rebecca

29 03 2008
yankeesfan924

Saw you pitch tonight. Good job. Unfortunately I had to leave early, so I didn’t see you guys pull out a win.

29 03 2008
yankeexx

Here’s a song to pump us up for the new season…

29 03 2008
yanksfan53

answers for mm7ny’s contest

1. 10
2. olympia cafe
3. #6

30 03 2008
yankeexx

I had to post again….I’m so excited for the new season.
Go Yankees!

30 03 2008
yankeesdaily

Phil, I drafted you in ALL of my fantasy leagues so the pressure is on! lol I better get at least 12 wins from you this year.

Well the season is about to start and I hope you pitch well not just because I drafted you but because you are a Yankee and you are a nice person.

YankeesDaily

30 03 2008
munsonfan15

I can’t wait for the season to start. This year is going to be exciting and bittersweet all at the same time. I excited for you Phil and all the young players. Getting to play in the GREATEST stadium in the world. The all-star game. Everything. I’m just sad to see the Stadium go. So many memories I have there, from my first game to my son’s first game. It’s going to be a great time this year. Good luck Phil. Show them batters how it’s done in New Yawk!

30 03 2008
chrislatt2

mmyny answers to your questions..

1 – 10
2 – Olympia Cafe
3 – #6
4 – Get Smart
5 – Ace and kings as 2 of your private pocket cards

30 03 2008
mm7ny

Phil, nice game last night. Looks like you’re ready to go for the season. I’m definitely looking forward to it getting started.

Good luck!

- MM7ny

30 03 2008
mm7ny

What if you held a contest and no one entered? :)

I’m going have to send the tickets out tomorrow (Mon) morning so that people get them in time for Thursday’s game. So the contest will end somewhere around 6:00 tonight (Sun). After that I’ll post how the winners can claim their tickets.

There are still a few more tickets left so if you want to win all you have to do is look at the previous answers and post them. Not too hard, is it?

- Phil V

30 03 2008
pete59

answers:

1 – 10
2 – Olympia Cafe
3 – #6
4 – Get Smart
5 – Ace and king

30 03 2008
hughes65

my answers

1- 10
2- Olympia Cafe
3- #6
4- Get Smart (Great show)
5- Ace and king

30 03 2008
mrsvickid

1 – 10
2- olympia cafe
3 -#6
4 – get smart
5 – king and ace

30 03 2008
arkeytec

1. Ten
2. Olympia Cafe
3. 6
4. Get Smart
5. Ace and King

30 03 2008
pinstripedplayer

Hello Everybody

I just wanted to share some photo’s with you. I was at the final Exhibition at Dolphin Stadium on Saturday and was able to grab a few decent pictures. Nothing too great, but it was fun, and as a die hard yankees fan – i figured a few others like me would appreciate these…enjoy!

http://www.jvcreativityphotography.com/2008.03.30/index.html

Phil struggled a little bit early, but settled in real nicely. More than anybody present, being able to see Phil Hughes pitch, was the highlight of the trip.

* * * * * *
Phil, i’m real excited to see you get the full season.
I’ve been following your minor league and major league career since the day you were drafted.

I wish you the best of luck, as a man and as a pitcher.

Let’s Go Yankees!!!

30 03 2008
bronxfan4life22

yo phil,
Good luck in the season!! Do me a favor though try to stay healthy!! We need a very strong year from all our youngsters. And make sure you guys keep that fire rolling that’s what woke up all the old guys last year!!! Ill be cheering for u man!!!

30 03 2008
pinstripedplayer

1- 10
2- Olympia Cafe
3- #6
4- Get Smart (Great show)
5- Ace and king

30 03 2008
chacattack32

Phil Hughes! Hey man. My name is Jesse, I am 16 and from Los Angeles. It’s really cool that you’re doing this. I love the connection you giving your fans, and I hope you continue this blog during the very busy season. I am a huge New York Yankee fan, though the Pittsburgh Pirates are my second team behind them. I am so glad they didn’t trade you, and it’s pretty cool that I finally get to pitch with you in my video game – MLB 2k8. They have your wind up pretty much down, but It’s a little annoying that they don’t have your player photo in there. Get on that Mr Hughes!

I hope to get into sports management one day – baseball front office work mainly – and keeping you was the move I would’ve made. Good luck this year, and I will be here to say hello, comment on your blog, and win cool prizes.

Hope to hear from you soon,
JB

30 03 2008
goyankees2132

Phil your the best, good luck this year. (:

30 03 2008
jmunnelly3

1. 10
2. Olympia Cafe
3. 6
4. Get Smart
5. Ace and King

30 03 2008
redsoxsux

Hey Phil,
i was just watching the 2008 Yankee preview on YES
the other 2 amigos dont really like you do you
well i cant wait till tomorrow
ill be roll calling people so good luck against the Blue Jays
From,
Another Red Soxs Hater

30 03 2008
jetergirl211

Just dropping by to say good luck this week. I’ll be there tomorrow :)

Much love,

Alex

30 03 2008
thejasper

1. 10
2. Olympia Cafe
3. #6
4. Get Smart
5. Ace and king as your dealt hand

30 03 2008
pete59

Haha your blog was on the YES Network. Joba was making fun of you. =(

Don’t worry, you’re not a nerd. You’re cool.

30 03 2008
dfox

pete59, what show was that on? I’d like to try to watch it next time they show it Thanks :)

30 03 2008
yanksfan53

dfox, the interview is on YES right now (6:30 pm) but in case you miss it, its on again at 11 tonight and a few times tomorrow before the game

30 03 2008
dfox

NVM, I just saw it on Yankees:Pride. Haha Justin was so mean!

30 03 2008
yanksfan53

oh yeah, and the show is called Yankees 2008: Pride, Power, and Pinstripes

30 03 2008
yankeechick78

Actually pete59 Justin :P was making fun of Phil.

30 03 2008
yankeechick78

Everyone should start chanting JUSTIN! Since we know he doesn’t like it.

30 03 2008
dfox

Thanks yanksfan53. I’m watching it now, and that 3 amigos interview was pretty good :) It was hilarious when Ian gave his reason for Joba to be a reliever.

30 03 2008
yanksfan53

yeah i thought that was really funny too. also, how ian said he didnt need any of hughes’ pitches. hopefully phil will make him change his mind about that.

30 03 2008
roycecrooks

Phil! I’m excited the Yankees finally started you up there on the major league squad. You’ve been easily my favourite player since I saw you pitch in Arlington last year. I went to look for one of your jerseys but couldn’t find it anywhere nearby. I’ll have to buy one eventually. Hopefully when you guys visit the Rays I’ll head down to Tampa, watch your games, see if I can get you to sign something. Good luck on the the season

30 03 2008
mm7ny

The winners of the Yankee tickets for April 3 are…

dfox – 2 Field Box seats
yanksfan53 – 2 Main Box seats
chrislatt2 – 2 Main Box seats
pete59 – 2 Tier Box seats
hughes65 – 2 Tier Box seats

(yankeexx got the correct answers first, but since he lives in Hawaii he said to decide who to give them to, so I just took the next set of people).

To claim your tickets, send an email to pv@allinwon.com and include the user name that you use on the blog (the names above). And to insure that I’m getting mail from the right people, also include a 10 character code (any 10 digits and letters) that is something you make up and only you know. Once I respond to your email, you will then post another entry in the blog and include this 10 character code so I can verify that I have the right winners.

dfox, you need to include your postal mailing address in the email since I only have hard copy tickets for the Field Box seats that I need to mail.
Everyone else can just let me know what email address you want the tickets emailed to. I’ll forward you the tickets via email (it will be a PDF file that you will use for entry to the stadium).

Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy the game and let’s hope Phil comes away with his first victory!

Here are all of the answers:

1) How many beliefs (or bullet points) are there in the 2008 Optimism Campaign?
– 10. This is from rebeccaoptimist’s blog from her entry on March 26 (for those that don’t know, she posts on here regularly)

2) What was the name of Greek restaurant in the SNL skit with John Belushi and company where they say “Cheeburger, cheeburger” and “No Coke, Pepsi”?
– The actual answer is The Olympia Restaurant. But I accepted Olympia Cafe since that’s the name of the skit (and what people found when they googled this).

3) What was Mickey Mantle’s uniform number before he was #7?
– The Mick was originally #6, which he was given to follow the legacy of Ruth (#3), Gehrig (#4) and DiMaggio (#5).

4) In what TV show were there characters named Max and 99?
– Get Smart. A great TV show from the 70′s which has been remade into a movie staring Steve Carell (yes, from “The Office”). It comes out on June 20 and looks like it’s going to be funny. If you want to check out the trailer go to http://getsmartmovie.warnerbros.com

5) In Texas Hold ‘Em, what starting hand is referred to as Big Slick?
– The nickname for the starting hand of Ace and King is called Big Slick (you’re only dealt 2 cards in Hold ‘Em)

30 03 2008
dfox

Code for mm7ny’s contest: g7kdj8fhui

Thanks again dude, you rock.

30 03 2008
yanksfan53

code for mm7ny’s contest: 1439568210

thanks again!

30 03 2008
chrislatt2

code for mm7ny’s contest: Yankees08!

Thanks!!!

30 03 2008
soshasarah

Good luck this year! I hope to see some amazing things from you (and the rest of the team) in the coming months!

30 03 2008
msshavonne

Good luck this season! I will be at Opening Day tomorrow cheering my heart out for the Yankees.
I just found your blog tonight. It’s great! I’ll definitely be a regular reader from here on out.

30 03 2008
chrislatt2

Thanks to mm7ny I will be seeing you pitch on Thursday! Can’t wait!!

30 03 2008
hughes65

Sorry I won’t be able to attend the game so anyone can have my tickets

30 03 2008
mm7ny

mrsvickid,
Since hughes65 can’t make the game on Thursday, and you were next with the correct answers, the 2 Tier Box tickets to the April 3 game if you want them. If you can make the game and want the tickets, just follow the instructions that I provided in my post above at 18:14:01 (on 3/30).

If you can’t use the tickets let me know so I can offer them to the next person in line.

Thanks,
- PhilV

30 03 2008
pete59

code for the contest: 95etep1234

woohoo!

31 03 2008
yankeexx

dear mmny not that it matters…but I’m not a he, I’m a she from Hawaii and a hard core Yankee Fan. woo hoo I won…
the XX after Yankee is for the female chromosome..

31 03 2008
mm7ny

sorry about that yankeexx :)

BTW, good job on the answers. Sorry you couldn’t make it to the game.

Go XX :) and go Yankees!!!

31 03 2008
mrsvickid

i am e-mailing you now – THANKS! I will take the April 3 tickets, my code that i e-mailed you is orchard907.

3 11 2008
condobil2

What happened to your blog……Winter is coming….But spring will to soon
Bill

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 188 other followers

%d bloggers like this: