New Stadium

7 02 2008

Pete Abraham over at yankees.lhblogs.com was given a tour of the new Yankee Stadium today and has some awesome new pictures as well as some details on the new place. Four months ago the construction site didn’t look like much of anything, now it looks like it’s almost finished (although I’m sure it’s not). I heard that the clubhouse is going to be unbelievable. Also heard a rumor that each locker will have an ipod dock with speakers. Pretty cool.


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7 02 2008
jetersgangster

Read his post. The new stadium sounds pretty nice. I’ll miss the old one though.

http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com

7 02 2008
supamyk

How do the guys feel about the new stadium?

7 02 2008
mattangry

I was glad I got to see the Stadium last year. Living in Vegas makes it tough to get out there, but it was well worth the trip, kinda. We went on the stadium tour in the afternoon, had tickets for the night game. On the way to the game (via the yankee clipper) the game got rained out 4/25/07. Sucked we didnt getr to see the game, we were only in town for the day, but seeing the stadium on the tour was incredible!!

Can’t wait to go back to see the new stadium!!!

7 02 2008
riverwolf2005

How do you feel about the loss of Old Yankee Stadium with all of that history there with Ruth, Mantle, Maris, Yogi, Ford and all the other Yankee Greats and other Legends who played there?

Are they going to sell off pieces of the old stadium? I would love to get something from the old stadium before you guys move into the new one.

7 02 2008
trozell89

im excited for the new stadium, since the original was renovated in i believe the 1976 season when the yanks played at shea it lost a lot of the majestic look.

the new stadium is going to bring back the yankee stadium mystique of old, while bringing in a lot of new state of the art features

7 02 2008
jetersgangster

I’m just upset that I never got to sit anywhere but the bleacher seats. Don’t get me wrong, the games were great from there, but I’ve never seen a game any closer than 16 rows behind Johnny Damon. I did get to see Phil Hughes post season performance from up there, but was slightly distracted by the near fist fights breaking out nearby. You see, even though they don’t serve alcohol in the bleacher seats, it doesn’t mean people aren’t already plastered when they show up.

This year I hope to watch at least one game from a little closer.

http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com

7 02 2008
trozell89

Closed: September 30, 1973
Reopened: April 15, 1976

^when they renovated

7 02 2008
dewey23

looking at it now (so much has changed since last season), its crazy to think that this IS IT…. ya know? Its hard to imagine, but YS will be torn down…… it almost puts a knot in my stomach.

Im excited for the new place, but so many memories.

7 02 2008
zellyanks91

It will certainly be sad to see the old stadium go..but with the looks and class that the Yankees are putting in this New Yankee Stadium..I am sure the fans will be happy. It will be a state of the art facility which will also bring back memories from the original Yankee Stadium with the facade and cathedral entrances. I think it looks great so far, and I can’t wait until it’s finished.

Kevin

7 02 2008
jeshkayanks

im going to miss the old stadium. but, as everyone knows the new stadium will be quite amazing. its going to be a crazy year, but fun.

7 02 2008
mattnyytoronto

cant wait im sure you cant either

7 02 2008
mattnyytoronto

btw the ipod thing sounds really aweswome.

7 02 2008
yankeechick78

Sounds like you guys are going have a pretty posh clubhouse! I bet you can’t wait!

7 02 2008
jmac2336

Work hard this year and the Opening Day start in 2009 is yours…Now that would be SICK!!!! I’m definitely going to the 1st, Futures Game, and last game this year. With a bunch in the middle…my future wife is going to kill me…I’m supposed to be saving for our wedding.

I hope Bob Sheppard makes it to the new stadium. Rumor has it he is not doing so well…it will be strange not hearing his voice at the stadium.

7 02 2008
yankeefan4life

I cant wait too see the new sdadium I just dont think it will be the same.I just wanted too say it is really cool that u take time too talk to Your fans.I was at that last playoff game with my son that u pitched ,He is a big fan of yours now.He is only 9 but working hard at becoming a baseball player do u have any advice for him ? Thanks Michelle

7 02 2008
dalecruse

The iPod docks with speakers sound good now, but in reality they’re a disaster for a group of people. You’ll be jamming your tunes somebody else will be jamming his tunes, somebody else yet wants silence. It’s cacophony and the only answer is to have everybody to back to headphones. Sorry to be a buzzkill.

7 02 2008
rebeccaoptimist

Because you can’t tear down Yankee Stadium

Anyway, does Apple sponsor the Yankees? Like, is it an iPod dock only, or one that’s compatible with any MP3 player?

7 02 2008
Phil Hughes

dalecruse, right now a lot of us have portable ipod speakers inside our lockers. When you’re sitting in the locker it sounds normal, but outside you can’t really hear it at all. I’m sure it will be somewhat of the same effect.

7 02 2008
yankeegirl65

phil! its gonna be so weird going into a new stadium after this season…but anyways hope everything is great phil im counting down the days till its gametime n next spring ill be at spring training so im excited hah talk to you soon!

7 02 2008
manimal529

Thats pretty cool Phil! This is the kind of stuff I think is cool about player blogs, I never knew you guys did this stuff in the club house.

What other stuff do you guys do? Video Games? What kind of iPod do you have?

7 02 2008
aroundthemajors

As much as I’ll miss the old stadium I’m really excited for the new stadium. I’m very impressed with how it’s going to look and what it will feature (I heard the clubhouse will be huge and really nice). Look forward to you hopefully starting opening day Phil.

http://aroundthemajors.blogspot.com/

7 02 2008
mantlemurcer

Phil, what did it feel like the first time you stepped on to the Yankee Stadium field?

7 02 2008
minihughes65

Thats sweet i cant wait to see the new yankee stadium although the old one is classic

7 02 2008
ashleynicole1987

Hey Phil,

Sounds like you guys are ganna have an awesome clubhouse. You’ll never want to leave the new stadium!

I’m glad to see the new stadium sounds exciting. But I’m very sad to see the old stadium go. All the greats once played in the stadium and its full of soo many rich memories. It’s a shame that it has to get torn down. Too bad there isnt anything else they could have done with it.

Keep up the great blogging!!

7 02 2008
soshasarah

I pass the stadium a lot when I’m on some highway or another (I think it’s the Harlem River Drive, but I don’t know my highways, so I’m not sure), and I’m always amazed at the progress they’re making. It really is starting to look like a stadium . . . as much as I’m going to miss the old stadium, I’m excited to see the new stadium when it opens.

7 02 2008
yanks4ever13

I’m excited for the new stadium… but I need to go to the old one first! That’s the plan for this summer… it sucks going to school in NC and otherwise being living in FL. I’m too far from NY to go to the stadium regularly like my NY friends can!

7 02 2008
briancromer

Phil, what are some of the perks and admentities you guys have right now in the clubhouse? Give us an inside look at the clubhouse.

8 02 2008
Kaitlin

I’m excited for the new stadium but also very sad for the old. I don’t really like how the seats will feel further away from the field too. I think one of the best things about the Stadium right now is that it feels so intimate.

At the end of this season, why don’t you write about your favorite moment in the old Stadium as you knew it and one moment you’d like to have in the new Stadium (save for a W.S. win, which is self-explanatory)?

Also, the iPod talk reminded me: what are you listening to these days? “Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking” by Snow Patrol is a popular one on my iTunes.

8 02 2008
psuyank

I’m going to the Stadium for the first time this year and am so excited that I’ll get to see it before it gets torn down. I live in hardcore Orioles territory (have always hated the team…probably has something to do with the fact that a drunk O’s fan poured his beer on me when I was nine because I wore a Yankees shirt to a Yanks-O’s game) and have only ever seen the Yanks play at the Yard. I bet it’ll be weird for the veteran players to play in a new stadium next year, but the new stadium looks amazing! I’m also really glad the Yanks didn’t sell out and decided to name it Yankee Stadium!!! It wouldn’t be right any other way.

8 02 2008
brettm25

I saw construction of the new stadium at the end of last season and I found it difficult to get excited over a bunch of steel and concrete. Now with Pete’s pictures I’m really starting to love the look of the new ball park. The outside looks phenomenal, I love that it represents the old stadium. I can’t wait to catch a game there in 2009.

8 02 2008
lundis

i, for one, and APPALLED that they are building a new stadium. im ENRAGED that new york state did not declare the old one a historical monument, because thats what it is. the new stadium is really nice and all, but to tear down the old one is an OUTRAGE. im only 24, but every time i walk into that stadium, it always takes my breath away. to think the greats all played that field, all walked that tunnel… its just truly, an abomination.

i, for one, am truly dissapointed that my kids will never see the stadium that made me stand in awe for hours on end. just the same as my dad was dissapointed i never got to see the stadium he saw, especially mickey mantle.

doesent anyone agree with me anymore? everyone used to…

8 02 2008
1b23

First and foremost you are going to pitch in that stadium as a YANKEE. Many rings to follow. Good luck.

8 02 2008
bernbabybern

I’m so sorry to see the old stadium go, but I’m realistic enough to know that it had to happen sometime.

Even though I live several hours away, I’ve been there many, many times, and have some great, great memories. (I still have the baseball from when I went to “ball day” when I was 6, date scribbled in crayon and everything.)

My most memorable visit to the stadium occurred just this past season, though – I took my son to his first-ever Yankee game. Guess who the starting pitcher was? Yep, Phil Hughes. (It was the wild, 12-11 win against the Jays in September). So, the first pitch my son ever saw at a major-league game was thrown by Phil.

Can’t wait to bring him to another game this year.

8 02 2008
usgrant

I understand that the time brings demands for new stadiums, but I can’t help but feel sad that the Yankees will be moving out of the House that Ruth Built. Too bad they couldn’t knock down the current stadium and build up the great one they have built around the current field. I mean, it’s always something to be on that space of earth where such players, teams, events happened and Yankee stadium is a cathedral of baseball. Damn shame.
I’m hoping I get to see the current one this yr. and just experience it. Never been to NYC but that’s always been first on my list! But you are fortunate in that you have gotten to play in the original and will play in the new one and will make more history in the House that Steinbrenner Built, LOL. Gotta hand it to the Boss, George Steinbrenner, in that he’s not going out and naming it after himself or some company like all the fields of today. He’s always been great about Yankee tradition and respecting it and he’s doing a great job with the current stadium keeping the look and tradition of the old. But looks like a beauty befitting the franchise and its history.

8 02 2008
usgrant

Oh yeah, Phil, any good tales about the clubhouse and which spots the Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris etc. etc. had? I think it must be something else to walk the way to the dugout and clubhouse in which so many greats made their way. I’m always in awe of that stuff. Must be something.

8 02 2008
yanksgal07

Yes…the new stadium will be beautiful…state of the art and I’ll have to get use to it but I do feel sorry for the millions of fans to come who will never have experienced the true beauty, history and greatest moments in sports that occurred in THE YANKEE STADIUM. No matter how many great moments occur in the new stadium …they will never be able to equal those that occurred since 1923 in the House that Ruth Built where the most revered and true icons of baseball played. Without the ghosts of that hallowed ground the magic will never be the same again …when I walk into the new stadium I don’t expect the goosebumps I got with EVERY game I went to in THE Yankee Stadium…I’ve been attending games for 40 years…I went to 32 there last year. Each goosebump was because of the greats that played there …Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Yogi. MICKEY, Larsen, Ford, Reggie, Bucky, Billy Martin, Raghetti, Goose, Louisiana Lighting, Munson, Mercer, PAUL O’NEILL and that is just a miniscule list of the many, many that played there. Nothing will be able to compare to the 26 (hopefully soon to be 27) Championships in the Cathedral of Baseball. New Yankee Stadium could never be called a Cathedral with it’s esthetic look …like most new ballparks. The charm will never be there no matter how they try to mix the old with the new.

The other problem will be the amount of money the average fan will have to spend …IF THEY CAN GET TICKETS. Unfortunately it seems the new stadium is catered to the Corporations with the increase of the Luxury Boxes and the taking away of general population seating. I read the parking will be doubled at least. The food will be more. The seating will be more. You will have to mortgage the house or sell your youngest to be able to afford to go to a game…(ok ..I’m exaggerating but it will be a hardship for the loyal fans
who have attended frequently in the past).

With all that said …no matter what …I will still follow the games religiously no matter where they play because win or lose….I will always love My Yanks !!!!

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!

8 02 2008
yankeejohn

I’ll miss the old place, but I think its time for a new stadium. I can’t wait to see it in person. The one thing that bothers me are how the prices are going through the roof. It makes it very hard to bring a family to a game. I grew up going to games all the time and I don’t think I can afford to do the same for my kids very often. What can you do?

8 02 2008
philfranchise65

thats really cool
ps love the new number

8 02 2008
njyanksfan

I was deadset against a new stadium but as soon as I saw the model on tv of the new one, I fell in love with it. Seeing the video on Pete’s site just fired me up! I will always cherish the memories attending games over the last 30 years at the old stadium but look forward to creating new ones at the new stadium. It looks awesome!!

8 02 2008
xsandman42x

Phil, I just read an article about you. Giambi gel, that’s priceless.

8 02 2008
sillygirlfan

you just have the life! with the Phil Franchise whole thing and getting to play in historic Yankees Stadium and state-of-the-art Yankee Stadium too (we’re all assuming). then you just “hit the links” after a workout! It seems so awesome, while I’m slaving away making the big bucks, so I can come to Tampa and NYC to see you guys play…..LOL

8 02 2008
yankeesben

Hey Phil i’m a big fan of yours (i’m about your age so it feels kind of you know. . good) i’ve been following your blog since day one and I really enjoy it its great to hear things from the inside. Just read a great article about you from Sam Borden from the Journal News. you make a great story. the Giambi gel was pretty funny but i liked the part that you didn’t even here the booing. I wish you all the best and a great career.

8 02 2008
yankeechick78

Sam wrote a great article, I just emailed him to tell him so. I loved the Jason story, That explains why his hair always looks that way. Isn’t it uncomfortable, with the sweat and such?

8 02 2008
brian8969

Phil, just read the Borden article, great read. Good luck in the coming year and years to come…enjoy it and yes New York is awesome, truly awesome. Also, is it alright to call you PJ or is that off limits?

8 02 2008
arkeytec

Hi Phil! I think like most people I’m torn about the new stadium. There is the history of the current stadium (although it’s not exactly the house that alot of the the greats played in since it was renovated in the 70’s) that makes moving into a new stadium sad. But having been to some of the new stadiums, like Camden Yards, Citizens Bank Park, and Chase Field I think of all the amenities that the current stadium lacks and can’t wait for the new stadium to open. And on top of that I am an achitect, so driving past the stadium every week and seeing the progress just gets me pumped! I think of all the stories that people tell about the “good ol days” when Yankee Stadium was first built and I can only imagine about all the stories I’ll be able to tell my grandchildren about Yankee Stadium, both old and new.

8 02 2008
yankeesben

PJ is Awesome! Oh and btw phil enjoy your weekend down there i wish i would be in florida right now i need a little break from nyc.

8 02 2008
thecaptain15

I love the old stadium, always will. It has provided me with many of my greatest person memories! Game 6 of 1996 World Series being the greatest! However, it is time for a new stadium. I am thrilled the Yankees are staying in the Bronx, remember when big Stein wanted to go to Jersey? And yes, I will own some pieces of the old girl!

Phil,
have fun at the race this weekend!

http://www.madein1903.com/forum

8 02 2008
lisa

You are psyched about iPod docks.
I think I speak for many fans when I say I am psyched about leg room!

8 02 2008
yanks9783

phiillllthy

8 02 2008
jmac2336

I hope this works…Phil this is you from the futures game

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8 02 2008
midwestredsoxfan

The new stadium sounds sweet! i heard there is a wall with baseballs signed by previous yankee members. Did you read the article about you on LoHud.com. It says you’re mature for your age as a major league player. How do you feel about being so young yet being on the biggest stage in professional sports?

8 02 2008
nyygirl

The new stadium sounds awesome but I think part of me will always be attached to the old one. It’s great that kids will now get to play where so many great things happened.
Phil,
Any word as to if Gator has been invited as a Spring Training instructor? I know he said that he wanted to come to SP and was just waiting for the invite. I love Yankee history so seeing him and the other retired players, in uniform even, if it’s just for a few weeks, OTD and tapes of games.
Have fun this weekend and good luck this year

8 02 2008
betsypaige

Phil, Sam Borden wrote a fantastic article about you today – have you read it yet? Giambi gel…..LOL

I really think you’ll succeed in NY, if for no other reason than you have a great attitude. You’ve already embraced the city and that’s half the battle. Fans have embraced you as well, not just because you’re a terrific pitcher, but because you seem to have your feet planted firmly on the ground. What can I say? I’m absolutely psyched to see you pitch this year!

8 02 2008
derekpeter

Phil Hughes once visited The Virgin Islands. They are now The Islands.

8 02 2008
manimal529

Phil,
Cashmen recently said that the 3 rookie pitchers all have inning limits, what is your limit?

8 02 2008
bigbronxballs

Hey Phil–

Great, great piece about you written by Sam Borden from The Journal News. Its nice to know how a down-to-earth kid with god-given talent like yourself can get a shot at pitching for the New York Yankees.

Now, just don’t go and get caught beating your girlfriend, drunk driving, carrying a loaded, hot, Glock 19, busted with 15 hits of E and an ouce of dope or throw innocent (or very well deserving!) bar patrons through any plate glass windows for the next 15-20 years, crank out a nice career (maybe 300 wins, 3K K, and a few World Series rings and a couple Cy Young or MVP awards!!!) and you will be respected and loved in all of NYC and by all Yankees fans across the world.

And… if at all possible, don’t go Carl Pavano on us… Take your vitamins!

8 02 2008
trvlc

I second the positive reviews on Sam Borden article. It’s as if you have been a Yankee all your life – cool, calm, collected and extremely professional. Many of the Yankees that come through our system seem to have those qualities. I love how the Yankees seem to not just scout for great talent, but for great poise and character as well. I don’t think we’ll soon be seeing a Lastings Milledge-type player come through our system.

9 02 2008
ilovenyy

man, I really hope me and my family can see yall play in yankee stadium this summer. I am hoping to work at a camp in Rhinebeck, NY…so maybe I can slide my way over there. I am thinking about going in late July during the Red Sox games…who knows. My family is crazy about this team…we always go to Arlington to see yall play…or make a 10-hour drive to Kansas City, but we HAVE to see it before it’s torn down. I am pretty bittersweet about the new stadium though, it does make your stomach turn knowing all the memories that are held firm in those concrete walls but also exciting to anticipate what the future holds for God’s greatest team!
Enjoy the weekend Phil🙂

9 02 2008
philhughes34

Alright, you gotta make this switch already. It’s starting to piss me off and before you know it I’ll be wearing #62 (so hurry up). And what is the reason for the number change at this point in your career? Only Kobe Bryant needs to put the marketing scheme and needs to change his number from 8 to 24.

How is Ian Kennedy looking? I hate the bullshit that I am reading now about Joba and that it is going to come down to Ian Kennedy and yourself. Personally, I hope that Ian Kennedy is able to secure the 5th spot and Joba will be able to come out of the bullpen, as I think he was very good at the role that he played last year coming down the stretch for the Yankees.

This new stadium is going to be a nightmare. My father has had seats for 16 years in the last row the Main Reserve MVP for 19 years. The seats are under cover, last row in the field level parallel to the dugout. Over the years I have come to know everyone that sits around us, and it has become part of the tradition included with each trip to Yankees Stadium.

(I have a feeling that my father is going to get shafted in the new stadium, since he is the last row now, and that he is now going to be near any of the same people which I have come to build as part of the tradition that I have come to make out of this building that I grew up going to each year.)

From your perspective, what do you think about this switch? And are you looking forward to having the All-Star weekend at home this year? (I have been waiting all year for this shit, and it seems like it’s month and months away.)

Lastly, love the blog.. Hope that you are going to be able to find some time to keep it updated as I love to read your blog on a daily basis.
(YOU NEED to get a header to have a bit of web design involved. You could market yourself a bit, it wouldn’t hurt)

To get all of the Yankees Fans involved it would be a great idea to have a contest to come up with the best “title for your blog” and “header” so that you can make your blog a little more homey looking.

http://38pitches.com/
http://www.buchwild.com/

9 02 2008
babybombers27

Nice to see you’re following the progress of the new stadium too. It’s definetly captivated me. I wasn’t expecting that. Many fans are not cool with the idea of a new stadium. I was one of them but I’ve slowly started warming up to it. It looks stunning if you ask me! Very majestic, and that’s something a stadium dedicated to the Yankees should be like.

Five days until Spring Training officially begins, good luck Phil and all!

9 02 2008
unccmeangreen12

phil whats your workout routine like?? i know i asked this before in another one of your posts…im just curious!

9 02 2008
sillygirlfan

Phil,

are you just so happy to remain a Yankee? Don’t answer that, b/c I already know that it’s YES! I believe most of us were saying no to you being included in the trade for Johan as I’m sure the front office really didn’t want to part with you either! Look forward now to a career Rookie season, you have all the right people around you to help you succeed. I am friends with a former Yankee pitcher, he was there when they won the last Series (in 2000, how could we forget, right?), and he played for a few teams and said that playing there was really something special, and of course, bears the RING while a Yankee!

9 02 2008
dahouse292

hey phil-
just out of curiosity what made you chose #34?
does it have anything to do with nolan ryan?
anyway good luck this season- 5 DAYS UNTIL PITCHERS AND CATCHERS!!!

9 02 2008
doncapone

I drive past the Stadium every week or so, and it’s amazing to see the progress of the new Stadium. I love the look of the front, that it looks like the original Yankee Stadium. Great idea to do it like that. It’s just going to be so awesome, the real jewel of baseball when it opens. Great memories in the old place, but I’m really excited about the new one, and it was time for a new one. Anyway, the old stadium isn’t really the old stadium.

9 02 2008
bigapplesportsblog

Looking forward to seeing you lead to us many championships in the new Stadium. I can already picture you pitching a shutout to clinch another championship in Game 5 of the 2009 World Series.

– Your Friends at http://www.bigapplesports.net

9 02 2008
yankeechick78

I just ordered tickets for the tour! I cannot wait!!

9 02 2008
sillygirlfan

let’s face it, the old Stadium is a dump – however, can’t get that aura anywhere else!

9 02 2008
yanksgal07

Calling THE Yankee Stadium a dump is sacrilegious !!!! Hey, Phil …I hope you had a great time at Daytona Beach ….tell us about it with some pics included…

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!!

10 02 2008
babybombers27

It’s not a dump. It’s majestic and beautiful…maybe you’re confusing it with that purple stadium called Shea up in Flushing.

10 02 2008
dagmen17

Thanks for the link, i can’t wait until it opens!

10 02 2008
mkennedy34

Just to throw it out there it is official phil will be wearing number 34 and henn will be number 30, also ian kennedy is now number 31 and edwar ramirez is 36. joba is still 62. i got the info off of the yanks site under there 40 man roster http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/team/roster_40man.jsp?c_id=nyy
ps pavano is still 45..

10 02 2008
legendsfield

Does anyone know if pavano will be ready by start of the season? and if so will he start?,,bullpen?,,trade?..Im being very optimistic here but could you imagine if he comes back to the 2003 form when he beat us as a Marlin…Its not impossible..lol,,and what about kei igawa ,lefty specialist? lol

10 02 2008
freddydemon

Hey Phil!

Awesome blog man – it’s cool that you’re willing to make yourself available to fans. Us Yankee fans can’t get enough of this stuff, and it’s going to be great to follow your progress online!

I have a questions for you, man: I am going to be going to Spring Training in Tampa for the games on March 15 and 16th, and I would love to get an autograph for me and my girlfriend. So…what’s the best way to get you to sign me jersey?🙂 Will player’s (such as yourself) be available at practices during the week, or is showing up to games really early a good idea?

Basically, I’d love to shake your hand and get an autograph…so what’s the best way to go about this?

Thanks for any ideas you might have. And sorry for posting a general comment on your blog…I’m not sure where else to post it!

Keep rockin’ on man, and best of luck in 2008!

-Freddy

10 02 2008
ejg415

Hey Phil,

Great blog. I just have two questions: What do you think about Bob Sheppard and the rumor he might not be ready when the season starts? Its hard to imagine another PA announcer besides him? Also, I’ve been wondering this for a while. How old is Skippy?

Good luck in ’08.

EJ

10 02 2008
yankeechick78

Pavano will NOT be ready to start the season. He probably won’t be ready till August, September if at all. If all is going well, than I don’t believe the Yankees will rock the boat and insert him back in the starting rotation. And legendsfield, it is impossible. Don’t hold your breath.

ejg415 – Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like he will be back at all, let alone the beginning of the season (from what I’ve read). I read that his son will “try out” for the job.

10 02 2008
legendsfield

Thanks yankeechick,,Didnt realize he was that far off with the rehab…

11 02 2008
mkennedy34

the only reason they kept pavano is insurence reasons… since his contract was huge and he barley ever pitched they get some of there money back not nearly what they paid but something

11 02 2008
spirolateral

just saw a video of you playing halo….what’s your gamertag? it would be awesome to play against you and joba!

11 02 2008
yankeesben

Hi Phil I hope you had a great time this weekend, I read a quote from Brian Cashman today that only Wang, Pettitte, and Mussina(?) are guaranteed with a spot in the rotation, how do you feel about that? I think he’s just saying this to boost Mussina, and to take of a bit preasure from you and your friends Joba and IPK by not saying he’s relying on you guys so much.

11 02 2008
yankeejohn

Anyone ever see a photo for sale of Phil, Kennedy and Joba ?? I have to have one for my Yankee themed basement. I was sure they would be around, but I cant seem to find any. Maybe some will be taken this spring…

11 02 2008
spoondoggy

Hey Phil. Hit me up with an email please brewdrinker@gmail.com, I have a few questions I want to ask you. Thanks man.

11 02 2008
dbeausoleil57

I’m going to fly out from Seattle to check out that stadium when it’s done. Are you looking foward to the “new era” in yankees baseball? Growing up most people only dream of playing baseball for the yankees. Must be awesome to be around guys who are hall of famers to be. What are some of the influences you get from guys like Rodriguez, Jeter, Posada, and Rivera?

11 02 2008
jetersgangster

I would be shocked if Pavano pitched this season. Even in August or September. However, he is throwing now, so anything can happen.

http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com

12 02 2008
gcohen9782

I have a bunch of photos of the new stadium construction site posted on my blog here – http://slidingintohome.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-yankee-stadium-construction-update.html

12 02 2008
diejoebuckdie

Ipod docs with speakers? Won’t everyone’s music be annoying each other?

12 02 2008
26yanksrule27

Let’s update this bad boy, ay Phil?
I’m dying for baseball news, no matter what it is.
I’m going crazy without my Yankees.

12 02 2008
giambinyy25fan

hey phil, im heading up to tampa friday at 6 am, hopefully i can catch part of the practice… will be there thru tuesday the 19th… hope to meet you dude

12 02 2008
dahouse292

hey phil i no its hard with spring training and during the season itll be really tough but can u please try 2 keep updating ur blog regularly
thanks

14 02 2008
riverwolf2005

Nice staduim plans, but it will never be TE Yankee Stadium.😦

14 02 2008
riverwolf2005

THE* (Sorry)

29 08 2008
phil34derek2fan

I am sad that they are tearing down Yankee Stadium. As my dad always said “How could you knock down a stadium. A stadium has so much history in it.” I can tel that Derek Jeter is upset too, but as he always says “The new Yankee Stadium is only about 1 feet away from were the old one stood.”

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