Mail day…

17 02 2008

I had a couple requests for a picture of how much mail I’ve received so far so here it is. 
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Who’s pumped about the Daytona 500? I sorta am.

Also, when are new episodes of The Office coming back?

Be back later. 

Update 1:56 PM: Jeff Marquez says hi. He wanted me to post that. 


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114 responses

17 02 2008
bxbomber44

oh good you got all the packages i sent.

17 02 2008
ashleynicole1987

WOW, thats a ton of mail!!

The Office comes back April 10th. Stinks you have to wait that long to see new episodes. Its the same way with my favorite show CSI (all 3).

17 02 2008
manimal529

WOW, thats alot. Good luck with that LOL.

17 02 2008
kg86

That’s it? lol

17 02 2008
feenwager

Daytona 500? Nah. Don’t much care. It’s the long lonely road between Football and Baseball for me now, interrupted by the occasional PGA tournament.

Not for nothin’, but you could probably pay one of the local kids hanging around the ballpark 20 bucks to go through that mountain of mail. Just sayin’

17 02 2008
paulwatchingbaseball

You’ll have to wait even longer because you’ve got a night game against the Royals on April 10th.

17 02 2008
mdgforce

Ummm…yeah, that’s just a bit of mail! Wow! It’s going to wall you in around your locker! I guess it’s nice to be popular🙂

17 02 2008
trvlc

Yeah hearing how awesome you are hundreds of times per day must make it hard to stay humble (I know the feeling)… No, seriously though, much respect for even trying to answer all of that.

17 02 2008
painttheblack23

Hey Marquez, hope you get a shot in the pen this year…
We need a Ramiro Mendoza type guy out there.

Good luck!

17 02 2008
08yanks

Hey Phil, thats a lot of mail ya got there…

p.s. hi Jeff!!!

17 02 2008
mantlemurcer

Wow…hey Phil, I’d be glad to come down and take care of your mail. I could use some warm weather😀

Nice of Jeff Marquez to say hi. Is anyone at all talking to Pavano?

17 02 2008
08yanks

btw…what is the address to send phil mail?

17 02 2008
chocolateaddict706

The Office returns on April 10th, with 6 new episodes slated to air from then until May. I’M SO EXCITED!!! It’s gonna be great seeing everybody back in action after what’s seemed like forever. John Krasinski, by the way, is as funny in real life (and I mean in person, not on a talk show or something) as he is on the show. And Angela Kinsey’s pregnant! Wonder how they’re gonna weave that in…

17 02 2008
ny426

Wow, good luck sorting through all that.

17 02 2008
thebronxstop

Wow Phil, I’m jealous…all I ever get in my mail is TV Weekly and the Val-Pak haha.

What’s up Marquez!!! Good luck this year!!!

Good luck this Spring guys!

TheBronxStop.com

17 02 2008
manimal529

Ask jeff if he is willing to pitch in the bullpen this year

17 02 2008
nyyanks26

Haha, that’s alot of mail man. Have fun going through that. Anyway, good luck this spring. And now i’m not sure whether I should watch the Yankee game or the Office that day.

17 02 2008
nyy11743

I’m kind of nervous about the office not gonna lie, I hope Pam and jim stay together and dwight needs to do something about and and and angela, I’ve been getting by on all the DVDs and I’m not sure I can wait untill april 10th.

By the way whats your favorite episode? I gotta to with phylisis wedding. Dwight saying that we need a new plague is priceless.

17 02 2008
nyy11743

watch out for anthrax

17 02 2008
39poolshark

That’s a heck of a lot of mail to try and answer, but I am still going to mail you something, lol.

How are the workouts with Girardi compared to Torre?

17 02 2008
psuyank

Hope you don’t get carpal tunnel syndrome or anything! That certainly wouldn’t be good! And as mentioned before, I hope you have TiVo/DVR because you’ll be missing out on the first new episode of The Office on April 10th! I’m SO ready for some more Michael Scott!

17 02 2008
dalejrfangirl

yeah i am so pumped about the race ,its gonna be kool . 43 cars close racin.
yah the strike is over so office should be back soon

17 02 2008
xsandman42x

Now that I get The Office info on here there really is no need to check out any other website. Marquez could definitely be a help at some point. His numbers in the minors seem to be pretty consistent.

17 02 2008
thehugeunit

I’ll be sending a letter to you, tomorrow.

Hello Jeff, can’t wait to see you up in the Bronx.

17 02 2008
defensewins

Hey Phil…what is the addy if I would happen to send you a letter?

Oh, and hello Jeff

17 02 2008
dimagg5

Hey Phil,

Just curious, how does your mail pile stack up against other players? Do you all get that much?

Joe

17 02 2008
dimagg5

Oh, here’s alink about when The Office may come back- this says April 10th:

http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=6adda763-49df-4bfa-8296-f156094bf0ce&entry=index

17 02 2008
vilmafan15

whats the address for legends field?

17 02 2008
34master1029

I think they will keep Angela’s pregnancy out of the storyline, like they did with Jenna’s back.

Cant wait till the Office comes back

17 02 2008
diamond23dust

Wow…that’s a lot of mail. Probably a little more than last yr so far?

As everyone said, I heard the Office is coming back on the 10th…that’s what it says on the official site anyway–can’t wait!

And if Jeff Marquez is still there–Hey Jeff! It was nice meeting you, even though I don’t think I’ve ever gotten to see you pitch yet 😦
Good luck in ’08
Hope camp is going well for both of you guys

17 02 2008
nyy4life

Hey Phil,
If you think those bins are a lot, just WAIT until the season starts. You will need a private secretary to help you handle the fan mail……psst….just don’t hire Monica Lewinski…lol

What do you think about autograph seekers? I know some are in it for only the $$. How do you handle all the requests?

17 02 2008
kanderson74

Phil,

Two words – Letter Opener. Don’t cut your fingers on all that mail! 😉

Also, tip on keeping autograph seekers from turning your signature into an attempt to make $$$ – when you sign something address the person.

So…. if I sent you a baseball card in the mail, sign it “Ken, Phil Hughes”

Randy Myers did that for the Mets (I used to send mail to everyone when I was a kid, collecting baseball cards… I still have all the cards I got signed). At first I didn’t like it, but now looking back – it’s kind of cool that he put my name on the card.

17 02 2008
kanderson74

Oh, and good luck to Jeff!

17 02 2008
jboogie

Wow that’s a lot of mail. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’m one of the lucky ones. What’s your gameplan to attack all that stuff?

It’s the seekers in it for the $$ that kill it for the rest of us. Nothing’s worse that getting an auto and then hearing someone else who got one remark it’s going up on EBay.

Jay

17 02 2008
y4nk335

Man, I feel bad that I sent out a letter today! That is a ton of mail. Do you know anyone else around the clubhouse as dedicated to sign/answer fan mail as much as you?

So who are you rooting for during the Daytona 500? Mr. Waltrip?
I’m not a huge NASCAR fan myself but because it is “the race” to watch I’ll stay tuned in..

17 02 2008
iheartny22

Yeah Phil, what is the address down there? I think you’ve opened up Pandora’s Box by talking about fan mail. Now I want to send something! By the way do you only watch The Office? Not a 30 Rock fan? Take it easy🙂

17 02 2008
kanderson74

C’mon people…. you’re on the internet and you can’t find the address for Legends Field????????

17 02 2008
dagmen17

Thats a lot of mail!
I heard that the office will have like 6 more episodes.

17 02 2008
dagmen17

Thats a lot of mail!
I heard that the office will have like 6 more episodes.

17 02 2008
dagmen17

Thats a lot of mail!
I heard that the office will have like 6 more episodes.

17 02 2008
bethnyyfan

I think that auctioning off one of those chairs with the Yankee logo would be sweet. 🙂

Use a letter opener! Don’t hurt your hands opening mail!!

I heard that something is going to happen with Jim/Pam/Toby. I hope so because I really don’t like shows when the love interests get together (getting rid of all that dramatic tension). I really am not a big fan of Jim and Pam together. What say anyone else?

I read that Girardi is allowing facial hair if it’s neat and trimmed. Any plans to grow something Phil? Joba looked so cute with his goatee last fall!!!

17 02 2008
brianna24

So your pumped for the daytona 500? . . . it should be a good race with the Jr, Jimmie and Gordon as teammates…….Can’t wait for Dale Jr. to dominate the track!!! Who is your favorite driver?

17 02 2008
Phil Hughes

I haven’t heard anything about the facial hair rule. We’ll have to see. My favorite driver is Dale Jarrett.

17 02 2008
brianna24

Dale Jarrett, well then you better enjoy this race since he is retiring and it’s his last Daytona 500. . .

17 02 2008
nyyankfanken

Hi Phil,
Thank you for always keeping us updated with the blog. My wife and I really enjoy reading it. I cant believe how much fan mail it coming in already. I like the idea somebody had about personalizing cards for people. I know its a heck of a long shot but if you see my letter and remember me please sign it to me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read the mail from the fans.

Sincerely, Ken Stears

17 02 2008
nyyankfanken

I forgot to add this:

I also wanted to say Hi to Jeff Marquez. Its great to have someone from Sacramento on the team. I didnt know this until my Mom told me she worked with your Dad. Good luck in 2008!

17 02 2008
yankeepankee

Out of curiosity…how does your 4 buckets compare to the vets? Does Jeter get ten times that much?

17 02 2008
bethnyyfan

I like Dale Jarrett. I like the old school drivers like Dale Jarrett, Jeff Burton and Mark Martin. Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson? Not so much. I do like Dale Jarret though. His UPS commercials were hilarious.

Rumors out here are that Girardi is making a list of rules and one is neat and trimmed facial hair which is unusual for the Yankees. I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to find out if it’s true or not. I also heard a 1 am curfew. The captain is going to find that tough. 🙂

17 02 2008
manimal529

we need another one of those question thingy’s. We should make em weekly. or Bi-weekly.

17 02 2008
bucknut7

All 4 buckets are from me lol. Just kidding but I will be sending out to you soon Phil, I hope to get back from you. Good Luck in ST

17 02 2008
cdeete01

April 10th can’t come soon enough, that’s for sure!
After watching the seasons on DVD over and over again, I’ve resorted to watching the deleted scenes and other videos on the website to get me thru “Office”-less Thursdays.

17 02 2008
rebeccaoptimist

I love getting mail. I’m slightly jealous.

Also,

Hello Jeff!

17 02 2008
diamond23dust

I love getting mail too. I think that’s why I like stuff like this too. Because getting autographs in the mail is the most exciting kind of mail.🙂

17 02 2008
santoast

Jeff Marquez! I saw him pitch against the New Britain Rock Cats last Summer. Can’t wait to see him in the Bigs.

17 02 2008
10dwlove

And to think that’s only “so far” ;)…

17 02 2008
brianna24

ok Ryan Newman won, you came in 16th ……cautions in the last ten laps are terrible…..overall good race…..there’s always next week

17 02 2008
yankeesdaily

I wonder if he reads every single one. hehehe.

YankeesDaily

17 02 2008
rebeccaoptimist

Hah, the most exciting mail is the kind that says you got into college.

Or grad school. But I’m still waiting for the latter.

17 02 2008
kanderson74

As long as it’s not a bill, it’s good mail. 🙂

17 02 2008
bfox1220

Looking at that I am happy I got your auto back when you had philliphughes.net. You had a great thing going giving the profits to charity and it was a great deal for me. I mean you can beat 5 dollars for a personalized signed Phil Hughes card. You considering doing soemthing like that again?

17 02 2008
oramisteek

Phil

Question: What kind of bear is best?

17 02 2008
aroundthemajors

yeah thats a lot of mail, have no idea how you guys get the time to read them all never mind respond to them. By the way did you guys see that prank the Phillies did, it was really funny. You can see the video here:

http://aroundthemajors.blogspot.com/

17 02 2008
riverwolf2005

That IS a lot of mail! Hello back Jeff. Nice to see others taking interest in your blog Phil. REMEMBER to open the things with the NON pitching hand. No paper cuts on the money paw, LOL

17 02 2008
jetersgangster

You should do what politicians do and just hire people to read and sign all your mail and letters. Everyone will be none the wiser, except for me who studies signatures for a living. Okay, I don’t study signatures, but if they misspell your name in the autograph I’ll be sure to catch it.

What’s going on Marquez!

http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com

17 02 2008
johnboy86

hey phil, this is often subject, but everyone keeps talking about joba’s rules, but your younger than he is, so what about your rules? are you gonna have limits this year too?

17 02 2008
benjones

Phil, as always, thanks for the blog. I enjoy reading about you and the team on and off the field.

If you would, ask Jeff to start a blog, too. I’d love to read about his life going through the minors (or life out of the Yanks’ pen).

Also, I thought it would be cool if you listed something you learned every day (or when it happens) during spring training. If you don’t learn anything on a particular day, you could always teach the rest of us something you’ve known from the past.

Have a great week.

17 02 2008
jeshkayanks

we’re all jealous of how much mail you get! crazy. i know you cant reply to all of them but, do you still read all the letters? The Office is coming back April 10th !! so you got that, daytona 500 & baseball to be looking forward too!

17 02 2008
Kaitlin

Hi Jeff! I hope we get a chance to see you make a stellar debut in the Bronx this year. We’re all rooting for you!

I keep up with my best friend via written mail, and it’s always nice to receive a letter, but damn, I do not envy your enormous pile of mail, Phil.

17 02 2008
yankeechick78

Hi Jeff, a few hours too late!

Phil are you going to get all the Yankees to start their own blogs? lol

Also if you do read this, please express my support to Andy, he is going through a really difficult time and I”m sure he’d love to know that the fans are behind him.

Thanks

17 02 2008
ejg415

Hey Phil,

I was curious….what other sports are you a fan of? Basketball? Football? Do you watch any UFC, Boxing or Wrestling?

17 02 2008
megenthal

how does it feel to be so loved!?

17 02 2008
yanksgal07

For all the Halo lovers ..this is quite funny …

I think those four baskets of mail are just the tip of the iceberg…especially now that you started this blog. You have over 250,000 hits ..THAT’S A LOT !!! Especially for a new blog and for someone who basically posts once a day if even that….

I hope all goes well for Andy tomorrow …it’s going to be a tough day and I hope the guys will be there for him …

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!

17 02 2008
betsypaige

Wow – watch out for your hand as you respond to all that mail, Phil!

FYI – John Krasinski is going out in real life with Rashida Jones (Karen) – how cool is that!

I’m a huge Dwangela fan, so Angela had better get her act together and soon. I miss them!

18 02 2008
betsypaige

Oops, I meant to say Hi Jeff! Hope you get a chance to post here some day – good luck to you this year!

As for the Office, I used to be a Jim and Pam fan, but I really don’t like the obvious girl and guy getting together (even though I loved Tim and Dawn in the original, English version of the Office). I prefer Michael and Jan (though not now, not since she had surgery to keep him)…….I adore the actress who plays Jan, Melora Hardin.

18 02 2008
vermilion23

Yesss go Jarrett…at least before he moved into a Toyota. Yates – 88 car for-life lol

18 02 2008
gmoon7

The Office is back April 10th…

18 02 2008
shinny0611

The letter that I send, when don’t know can fly to your hand up?
If you saw the letter that fan from distant place sends , I have a small and small request ,Are there my Taiwan name, do can be written once on the mail?
I hope to have such a prize.
Thank you .

18 02 2008
bethnyyfan

Hi back to Jeff!

Good morning everyone! A few rambling thoughts.

This is Jarrett’s last year. I hope he makes the chase. The man is a class act.

Speaking of class acts, Phil, please send our love to Andy. We love the man and the whole city of New York (and the tristate area) and Yankee fans around the country have his back.

It’s raining here in NY. Hope it’s nicer in Florida!

Is 30 Rock back on April 10th too? I love the throwaway lines in that show. It is definitely my second favorte show. Was a big fan of Arrested Development as well. Another funny show is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Get it on DVD. In the second season they bring in Danny DeVito and it’s over the top funny but the first season is funny too.

Happy Presidents Day to all!!!!

18 02 2008
mattdawg

Wow I didnt think that many people still wrote actual written letters. I mean…damn.

18 02 2008
throwstrikes

Thanks for the updates Phil.

Tell Jeff Marquez to start his own blog if he wants to say hi to the fans. You’re not his secretary.

18 02 2008
usgrant

I think you can answer all that mail by the end of today, right Phil? Good luck because you are going to need it with all that mail!! And it will keep coming and coming. It’s like I Love Lucy with the chocolate wrapping episode! And hello to Jeff Marquez. It’s nice to know all these great young players are coming up in the Yankee farm system.

18 02 2008
zellyanks91

Looks like you got your hands full with all that mail. I sent you a package at the Tampa Complex…could it possibly be in those boxes? Marquez- Good luck this year! Kevin

18 02 2008
blackjaws19

phil,

it’s good to know that you try to respond. i was going to send you something that would look awesome signed. i want to hang it in my 5 month old’s room.

quick question, i know coaches are all across the board with this subject, but in high school and coming up in professional ball, how limited were you with breaking balls? i coach high school ball and always seem to debate with other coaches on this subject….

18 02 2008
molepuncher

Does Ian get as much mail from his homeland? I would love to see what Leprechanese looks like in written form. Let him know that people in this country are pulling for him and hope he doesn’t need to use any of his magic to win games.

Can you ask him to pop a rainbow in the sky over left field after he pitches his first ST game? That would be magically delicious!

18 02 2008
giambino0522

wow! tons o’ mail! it must feel good to know you’re so loved! (i’m not HAHAHABAHBBAHBA)

hi jeff! HAHAHA

18 02 2008
dgcpsu

Phil, April 10 is the target date for The Office return, but they may now be pushing for April 3. I read that here:

http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.com/Blogs/TheOfficeBlog/tabid/588/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2727/First-We-Eat-Then-We-Write.aspx

18 02 2008
sethmurphy

the 500 was fun, I was disappointed Jr didnt pull it out. It has to make you feel good to get all of that mail. You have really arrived now havent you. Good luck this spring, looking forward to your first live action when that comes along.

18 02 2008
bethnyyfan

Phil: I’m watching Andy’s press conference and he says he cares about what people (fans) think of him and if you don’t mind, please tell him we care about him and are so happy that he’s back. He’s SUCH a standup guy and I have followed his career since he came up. He’s a standup guy, always has been and always will be. Please send him our best.

18 02 2008
toxictoast8790

hi jeff

18 02 2008
nyyankfanken

Phil,
I’m also with bethnyyfan. Andy is a Class Act! Watching todays press conference gave me even more respect and admiration for Pettitte. A great all around man.

18 02 2008
yanksgal07

It’s good to see Andy with “family” again. It was great to see the show of support by Derek, Jorge and Mariano. I think Andy did a fine job …as he said …stupidity can get anyone at anytime. Unfortunately he let it get the best of him twice but I do believe him when he says it was only in 2002 and 2004. I just hope all the young players take heed of what Andy said today and don’t do anything they will regret in their future.

Now Andy just has to do what he was meant to do ….Pitch the Yankees to Championship 27 with a little help from his other bullpen buddies (Moose, Wang, Joba, Phil, IPK AND ….MARIANO !!!)

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!

18 02 2008
briancromer

Hey Phil…do you use an iPhone?

18 02 2008
energywins08

Please tell Andy we are all behind him and that any villainizing being done by the public or the media is ridiculous!!!!! We Love You Andy and we need you!

Shawn Merriman and Rodney Harrison both were suspended for steriod use and you don’t see anything written about them. They were trying to gain a competative edge, and then you look at Andy, who felt a responsibility to the Yankees and the money they were paying him, and made a stupid decision in order to get back and be healthy! This guy pushes his body past his limits and he’s the bad guy…I don’t buy it!

I can’t wait to see the combination of youth and experience in our pitching staff this year! Good Luck guys, and we’ll be behind you no matter what!

18 02 2008
energywins08

Where does Jeff plan on pitching next year? A, AA or AAA? Looking forward to the day he’s in pinstrips!

18 02 2008
39poolshark

I’m sure some of you collect baseball cards, and I just thought I would warn all of you to stay away from Topps hobby boxes. So awful. The only good things to come out of mine were a Hughes, Cano, Jeter (insert), and Pujols (insert).

Anyone interested in baseball cards, stop by (we’re just starting to get more into writing more consistently)
http://cardboardproblem.blogspot.com/
A Cardboard Problem

18 02 2008
39poolshark

by the way, I am also in favor of sending money for a good cause to get a card signed. I think that would be great to get something to add to my collection, and also help someone else.

18 02 2008
dimagg5

39poolshark,

We tried that over at Phil’s old site. I think there were still some issues that Phil was looking to resolve in order to send donations for autos.

18 02 2008
Lilja

Wow, that’s something! Good luck with your mailings🙂

18 02 2008
philfranchise65

phil, can you post the girardi rules please? thanks

18 02 2008
Phil Hughes

Team rules are an in-house thing. Though I will say I didn’t notice any changes looking over them from previous years.

18 02 2008
unccmeangreen12

phil how are you feeling so far through ST?

18 02 2008
brianna24

does anyone know when single game tickets go on sale, like not the premium games just regular games? the stupid website set a date last season but this time only posted some flex plans so im a bit confused …please help!!

18 02 2008
yanksgal07

Brianna ..

I heard February 29th but if you want tickets to the Home Opener, Last Regular Game at the Stadium, Old Timer’s Day, Mets or Red Sox you have to do a registration on the Yankee website. You must register by February 24th for an opportunity to be picked to get tickets for these premium games.

Fortunately for me I have the Sunday Plan which included Opening Day, the Last Game At the Stadium and Old Timer’s Day. I also have the 8 game plan for weeknight games …including a Boston game. I still want to try for the Mets and more Boston games.

Good luck …it’s going to be very tough to get tickets because EVERYBODY wants them for the final year at THE YANKEE STADIUM !!!

Go Yankees 2008 !!!

18 02 2008
brianna24

ha i know, usually i get a few boston/mets and every home opener from a friend with season tickets and the rest online, but im not sure he will be easily giving them up, so me the devil rays and kansas city will be buddies this year . . . .Thanks!!!

18 02 2008
yanksgal07

I go to any game I can because you have to beat them all to win..of course the element of excitement is a little higher at those Boston or Met games .. :o). I just love being at the Stadium…my home away from home. I’ll be following the guys for some games this year too …I’m going to Tampa, Pittsburgh & Anaheim to see them. I’ll also get a peek at Mr. Torre because I’m going to see a SF/Dodgers game while on the coast.

I can’t wait for the season to start ….

Go Yankees 2008 !!!

18 02 2008
skillz17

thats a ton of mail! I wonder what’s in the big boxes. I’ve yet to send anything TTM to ST but I might have to (sorry man!)

18 02 2008
dynastynyy

Office comes back April 10th, baby!!!
Hey, Phil, if any of your fans linked you to their Yankees blogs, would you read them?

19 02 2008
brnxbmbrs21325

4/10/08! The return of the greatest show on TV: The Office. The best part is Michael’s thats what she said jokes. Also, do you believe you actually answer all your letters?!? Im sure its nice to feel wanted hopefully you got mine and maybe i might recieve it back😉

19 02 2008
loveyankeebaseball65

thts a nice bucket of mail.=]] do some of the other players or rookies have that much?

19 02 2008
loveyankeebaseball65

hi jeff!! hope your doing well. the office starts on april 10th by the way.

20 02 2008
yellowhammer

Phil,

I know the politically correct thing to say is your a team player and will do whatever is best for the team, but do you think Joba’s skills are being wasted in the bullpen? I think he should be in the rotation.

23 02 2008
9nine9

Make sure none of those packages has a Massachusetts return address and ticking noises coming out of it. Just sayin.

29 02 2008
thndvdsaid

you need to watch 30 rock before the office
and do you hate when people approach you for autographs

4 03 2008
eshelmanjamesb

Hey Phil,

You should have been in scranton this past October for the Office Convention. It was insane. More people gathered for The Office cast appearance than the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees!

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