Good movies?

14 03 2008

Planning a quiet evening at home trying to put today’s outing behind me. Think I might rent a movie. Seen anything good lately? What do you suggest?

While we’re on the topic of suggestions, what should I do for the upcoming contests? I know just a straight up drawing would be the most fair, but that is just boring. Let me know what you think.Β 


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14 03 2008
scottsocial

i recommend memento. subject matter seems appropriate. keep your head up, Phil

14 03 2008
generation34trey

Phil,

Gone Baby Gone was pretty good, even though it is filled with Bostonians. Watched it last night. Check it out.

14 03 2008
nyyanks23

The Game Plan

14 03 2008
paddymc3

phil the movie city of god is amazing i know its a little random but I have been waiting for it from netflix for a few weeks and it just came im pretty excited.

anyways man dont worry nobody can be perfect all the time just be thankful you play in front of the most potent lineup n all of baseball and on the off chance u have a bad day they can cover you.
its all good brother

14 03 2008
lukem5

Nothing really new, but a few of my favorites: Boondock Saints, V for Vendetta, A Scanner Darkly (reaaally trippy (its animated…sorta) and complicated but worth watching…)

14 03 2008
psychopoo

P2 or Good Luck Chuck were pretty good.

How about guessing your next pitching line for a contest. Closest or exact prediction wins?

14 03 2008
emobassfoo

Monty Python!

14 03 2008
yankeejohn

Run Lola Run was really cool.

As for the contests, how about random guessing of a certain number? Like, Guess how many songs are loaded on your ipod or how many dvds you own. You know, things that people cant look up on the internet or have any other advantage

14 03 2008
mrbill187

watch kiss kiss bang bang, hilarious movie!

14 03 2008
wmadey

hotrod, its hilarious

14 03 2008
jb15

Have you seen Pride of the Yankees? It’s from 1941 and Babe Ruth plays himself. Worth a look if you’re ever in the mood for a sports movie…

14 03 2008
emily17

well it depends on what kind of movie you want
i just saw Superbad recently and it was one of the grossest and stupidest movies ever, but by far the funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile
Star Wars movies are always a good way to kill a few hours too
someone said Good Luck Chuck before
omg absolutely hilarious
ummm

and for contests idk
i think you should have Shelley make one up
after all one of the prizes is his bat

14 03 2008
californiaxdan

what kind of movie are you in the mood for? can’t say i’ve seen any movie recently that i’d recommend

14 03 2008
tcole32

Pulp Fiction

14 03 2008
guzungas

Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood!

14 03 2008
dagmen17

SUPERBAD!

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

Definitely watch a comedy. I like old-school stuff like Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks is always good. Or Monty Python.

I like to watch archived Yankee games when I relax, but that would probably be weird for you to do, so definitely go with a comedy.πŸ™‚

I’m already looking forward to a good bounce-back start from you on Wednesday.πŸ™‚ It’ll all be fine. You’ve got killer stuff.

As for the contests, I like the idea of Yankee trivia. Maybe a series of questions that would be hard to look up online. Although I still contend that you should just send me the cork!πŸ˜€

14 03 2008
trvlc

For contests…

I do think it’s better to have some sort of question rather than picking someone at random, BUT I like how you did the Ian Kennedy nickname contest (drawing from the correct answers) better than first to answer correctly wins. A lot of us don’t get a chance that way, you know?

Looking forward to the next one. Thanks.

14 03 2008
dtrain24

Into the Wild was a really sick movie

14 03 2008
nyyanks71377

Phil, you need to go with a comedy, I’m thinking Dazed and Confused!

14 03 2008
emily17

omg yes
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
my favorite movie of all time

“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?”

14 03 2008
winyankees

Here are two old one that are really good. The Game with Michael Douglas and Sean Penn—will keep you thinking. The other is Unfaithful with Diana Lane and Richard Gere—very sexy movie.

14 03 2008
afinepoint

the remake of dawn of the DEAD is pretty good. if you’ve seen it, watch it again.

contest. hmm, what about best joke.

14 03 2008
peachy124

an epic LOTR viewing would be fantastic…

actually…i may do that tonight, myself

/wanders off to collect the extended dvds

14 03 2008
redwagon

I second ‘Superbad’. It’s hilarious and will make you laugh. McLovin (a character in Superbad) is an American cinematic icon. ‘Big’ is also a sentimental favorite, with a brief scene in Yankee Stadium (I was at the game when they filmed it!).
Keep that chin up Phil! You’re doing great.

Contest idea (i’m staying with the movie theme):
Find out a favorite movie of 5 of your teammates, then post names and titles. See who can match the player with his favorite movie.

14 03 2008
dimagg5

Phil- Michael Clayton is pretty good, if you like Lawyers (and who doesn’t?πŸ™‚ )

As for the contests, what about some Yankees trivia? Most of us here are Yankee fans and that would be pretty fair.

14 03 2008
coacht2613

BEERFEST!!!!

14 03 2008
iheartny22

Gone Baby Gone is definitely a good movie choice. It’s by far the best movie I’ve seen lately. As far as contest ideas, I’m not sure about the questions, but I do think that you should pick winners from your regulars (such as myself)!!! Ever notice how your comments jump to over a thousand on contest days, and any other day you get 80 or so comments? Not that I want to be rewarded for visiting you everyday (contest or not), but you know I gotta look out for the other regulars too:) Have a great night and enjoy whatever movie you choose!

14 03 2008
betsypaige

Into the Wild is a brilliant movie, but it’s not exactly a happy story. For something to take your mind of today’s game, how about Naked Gun, Airplane or Fletch? LOL I’m laughing just thinking about that.

Sorry about today, but it happens to everyone and it’s just a flukey thing that your FB was out of whack. You’ll be just fine next out……..

14 03 2008
wastedtalent

Superbad

14 03 2008
condobil2

Hey Phil
Not in to movie’s….I always went into the X-room’s….LOL
Don’t worry about today it has happened to best of them…just got to get better the next time out……learn by your mistakes……
as far as the Contest your right about putting a name in a hat is boring, keep it the way it’s going But maybe you should give the runners up somethink- like a signed beer can from A-Rod LOL
I won one of the contest & got nothink….so a runner thing would be an idea
Bill

14 03 2008
manimal529

Damn Phil, just chill. Everyone has bad outings just be lucky that you have a damn good offense to counteract it. I guess its times like these where you go to mlb.com and watch you own Cleveland in the playoffs last year in Game 3 haha.

Your a rock kind of guy, Tenacious D always makes me laugh.

We should have something that involves skill of somesort, drawing, photoshop skills for a new banner(No offense its kinda wierd lol)

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

Oooh, I like the idea of picking at random from your regulars.πŸ™‚ You know we’re the ones who comment on every post, even if there’s nothing in it for us.

14 03 2008
trexsky

Dan In Real Life was good…witty and interesting. If you like action…Hitman was good.

14 03 2008
manimal529

Remember, your still young and pitching with consistency wont come until you gain experience.

14 03 2008
manimal529

I Agree with Dynastynyy.

14 03 2008
pullinfertheyankers

Could always watch some office episodes!
For the contest, i agree that it should be something that you couldnt look up. Something that lets us know a little more inside info. about the team. Like Ike.πŸ˜‰

14 03 2008
sfg2829

3:10 to Yuma

14 03 2008
ctlvyanks11

I would watch Grindhouse Planet Terror or Deathproof……cheesy but funny. Gotta love Quentin.
Don’t worry about today…..it happens.

14 03 2008
yankeechick78

Keep your head up, just forget it and move on for your next start. Everyone throws clunkers.

Not sure about movies though, I can never find anything on, on demand. I’ll be looking here for ideas.πŸ˜†

14 03 2008
peachy124

oh! better than lotr…equilibrium, with christian bale.

very 1984 meets the matrix. totally badass

14 03 2008
pullinfertheyankers

3:10 to yuma is good, i agree.
also, theres paper moon. kinda funny, but also a good plot…

14 03 2008
derekpeter

Dan in Real Life just came out…its has your boy Steve Carrell in it, and Dane Cook.

Another good one is Mr. Woodcock.

14 03 2008
iheartny22

Thank you dynastynyy!!! Good to see that I have you backing me on this:. Let’s hope that Phil agrees too:)

14 03 2008
kke928

if you want something really cool but a little intense – American Gangster was really great! It’s long but action packed…I loved it

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

Don’t know if you’ve seen this, Phil (or anyone else who wants a chuckle) but Fanhouse found this funny parody song/video based on “Umbrella” about Piniella and the 07 Cubbies. There’s nothing Yankees-related in it, but any baseball fan will appreciate it! Figured it’ll cheer you upπŸ˜‰

http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/09/25/honoring-sweet-lou-piniella-ella-ella/

14 03 2008
ekaye

Phil,

Can’t go wrong with “The Princess Bride,” especially as it fits in well with the theme of the week (the cameo by Billy Crystal).

Out of curiosity, what went wrong today? Surprising line score, to say the least.

EK

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

I wonder if the flattened mound at the Reds’ field could be a factor?

14 03 2008
yankeechick78

Shouldn’t have said clunker, sorry.

Bad games. We need an edit button please.πŸ˜₯

14 03 2008
bronxbomber05

Chaos with jason statham

As for contests something relateing to some members of the team would be cool. Everyone has an off day, good luck on your next start

14 03 2008
tjyankee21

I work in a video store so I see a good amount of movies. Some recent good movies that I have seen are Michael Clayton, American Gangster, and Gone Baby Gone. One warning I have is American Gangster is very long. It is over 2 and half hours and that is the regular version. They have an extended version on the DVD which I have not seen but I think it is almost 3 hours (I would not recommend that one). The story is great but it kind of drags on.

For contests, I think if you had some like guess your favorite movie or something like that. Kind of like your favorite Office quote one. They can take a while but reading through the guesses are always fun. I also think what you did with the Ian Kennedy nickname contest where you randomly selected the winner was better than just the first one who gets it right cause that can end the contest quickly.

TJ

14 03 2008
petercorsello1

Phil, take it as another day, tomorrow is new one.

Just saw Across the Universe, that was good, a little long but good and you will be humming beatles tunes for a good week. Or you can just go with old faithfull and do Donnie Brasco, Boondock Saints or GF1

For the contest, how about putting a bunch of jelly beans in a jar and having people guess how many there are? Only bad thing is you have to count them.

good luck Phil

14 03 2008
condobil2

Hey did you get a good one
Never try to overthrow when your having problems…that just flatting out your ball……..Major league ballplayer will hit it…………………THINK

14 03 2008
jessicayanks

what type of movies do you usually watch?

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

condobil…..I’m sure he would have tried to fix it if he could have. I would imagine that’s not an easy problem to correct mid-start.

14 03 2008
iheartny22

hey dynastynyy, i thought that piniella movie was very funny. i’m going to have that song stuck in my head all night!

14 03 2008
mkennedy34

Super bad cant go wrong with that..

14 03 2008
jzeidenb

def superbad lol

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

iheartny–I know, right?πŸ™‚ At work, I’ll just start randomly singing “I mean, who starts Yadier Molina?” in my head. It’s really clever. I like Lou. I used to despise him when he was managing the Mariners, mostly because my die-hard Yankee fan Nana was mad at him for not staying with the Yankees back in the day (she loved him when he was playing for us) but I like him now. Besides, Alex loves him, so he’s alright with me.

14 03 2008
shenbaseball10

SUPERBAD!!

14 03 2008
shenbaseball10

inconvienant truth…watching it right now.

14 03 2008
dv2325

Since, you like the name the Three Amigos why not watch the movie Three Amigos. Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short should definately give you a laugh.

Dave

14 03 2008
settes

Hey Phil, as for contests, you should have a contest where people submit an MS paint or photoshop drawing of something, like Melky with the sunflower box on his head or Joba as a male stripper. The best picture gets the prize, as well as the drawing printed out and put up in the Yankees locker room

So in addition to trivia contests and stuff, maybe creative contests

PS: everyone should check out my sports blog bc it is awesome wwlyf.wordpress.com

14 03 2008
settes

Here’s a

14 03 2008
settes

Well that didn’t work. http://wwlyf.wordpress.com/

14 03 2008
auschick86

Hey Phil,

I agree that stupid comedies are always good, so probably Superbad or Hotrod!
Just wondering, I’m from Australia, but for some reason i’m addicted to American Idol this season and I Love Brooke- do you watch it, and if so, do you have a favourite?
I would love to hear other peoples answers tooπŸ™‚

14 03 2008
condobil2

Hey Dynastynny
Your right about that…but young pitcher try to overthrow…thats not the answer
Bill

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

I know, in theory, that’s a nice bit of advice, but when a pitcher’s arm “feels too good,” there isn’t a whole lot he can do in the moment to fix it. Even veteran pitchers go through this. Just feel good about the fact that the entire pitching staff is in good hands with Eiland and Girardi.

14 03 2008
pinstripecameraman

Phil – amazingly cool T-Shirt you wore into the park today, 3/14 prior to your start in Sarasota. What band was it and where did you get it?

14 03 2008
nyy4life

I think you should go for The Bee Movie….lol That should help you forget about today’s game.
By the way, I once heard that even GREAT pitchers have bad outings……don’t sweat it. WE know you are better than what you showed today.

By the way, since there are over 1000 people entering your contests, how about asking people to pick a number between 1 and 10000. Whoever is closest to your number, wins!

14 03 2008
trex34

Drama – Shawshank Redemption
Comedy – emily17 hit it right on with Monty Python & The Holy Grail, but Old School or Wedding Crashers aregod choices.
Action – National Treasure

Contests- MAKE US WORK FOR THE PRIZES.

14 03 2008
shenbaseball10

Hey Phil, do you ever talk to Pat Neshek??

14 03 2008
bethyj

Good movies I’ve gotten on Netflix lately:
Blade Runner: The Final Cut, V For Vendetta, Eastern Promises, The Prestige, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (not a movie, but damn funny and good enough to take anyone’s mind off things), The Machinist, Children Of Men.

The list goes on but those are my current favorites of those I’ve seen recently. (If you’re into watching TV on DVD I highly recommend Battlestar Galactica.)

Contest ideas:
-Maybe one that’s literally a drawing. People submit drawings of something you tell them to draw and you choose your favorite.
-Photo contest. Maybe you could have a contest of ‘pitching shots’ or ‘batting shots’, whatever kind of photos you want (doesn’t have to be baseball related) and you choose your favorite.
-Trivia is always a safe bet, but seeing as though most people here will know the Yankee related trivia maybe it could be some other trivia. Like how you did The Office trivia.
-Caption contest. You put up a photo and we enter a possible caption. You choose which you think is best/funniest or whatever.

That’s all I can come up with for contests at the moment…

14 03 2008
slayercommathe

The two Grindhouse movies, Death Proof and Planet Terror are GREAT movies, and definitely worth watching. The Descent is also great as well…although I’m a hardcore horror movie fan so I’m a little biased, lol.

14 03 2008
shenbaseball10

I love the caption idea. Those can always be fun, as long as they are board appropiate (sp).

14 03 2008
morineko

Millennium Actress was the last really good movie I’ve seen, but it’s a real tearjerker–probably not the sort of thing you want to watch to keep your mind off anything, unless that is indeed what you do to get your mind off of that sort of thing. Something to keep in mind, perhaps?

14 03 2008
bobber21

I really don’t have an idea for the contest but maybe for prizes you can give out Chien-Ming Wang stuff like an autograph ball or something.
If you like violent movies you should try The Punisher.

14 03 2008
xsandman42x

Don’t know if you’re looking for an action movie. Although some people didn’t seem to like it, Hitman came out this week. I thought it was pretty good. Plus the video game is good too.

14 03 2008
pinstripecameraman

Have you seen 3:10 to Yuma? That was pretty good…

14 03 2008
robbie42003

I know it’s a little late, but I think I would stick to the Big East tourney tonight. There’s some really good bball going on right now. It’s a good break before the baseball season starts.

As for the contest, how about an information scavenger hunt on whatever topic you choose; yankees, baseball, sports, movies, etc… Then just pick from the ones who have the correct answers. That’s a little bit of both of the past couple of contests. Plus, you can make as interesting as you like.

14 03 2008
alex4yanks

Try renting the Island with scarlet johansen and Ewan mcgregar, it’s a very interesting movie with some great action

14 03 2008
hfye3605

Caddyshack

14 03 2008
eugiethegreat

30 days of Night wasn’t bad, I think thats out now. Its about a group of vampires trying to take out a town in alaska.
Touristas – a little gory but I liked it.

or go old school with:
The Godfather, Braveheart, Pride of the Yankees, 61*, The original B&W version of Angels in the Outfield (that disney one sucks), For Love of the Game, Rocky 1 and 2, Star Wars, The Boondock Saints (fits good with St. Patty’s day)

14 03 2008
agkanter

Something with a creative project would be cool (like writing, photos, etc.) A caption contest sounds like a lot of fun too.

As for a movie, I’ve heard Superbad is really funny, but I haven’t seen it yet.

P.S. Anyone know where to get a Phil Hughes t-shirt? I’ve found 65 ones on Ebay but nothing with 34, and I’ve heard the custom ones are kinda crappy.

14 03 2008
mikeinny

Phil, definitely go with Superbad. It’s a great comedy if you haven’t already seen it and should help get your mind off that rough outing. Oh well, get those out of the way in spring so you can dominate during the season, haha.

14 03 2008
srizzle88

no country for old men just came out this week check it phil

14 03 2008
njyanksfan

Phil – Old School (Artie Lange Rules), Scarface or Wedding Crashers…little bit of violence and laughs!!πŸ™‚

Every outing can’t be the best..as I tell my son..Lou did not reach first base a little over 6.5 times out of 10!

You are the real deal.

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

Phil–I know you probably don’t see these comments by the time they get down this far, but I just finished watching your ALDS Game 3 performance, and I’m even more blown away now than I was at the time (if that’s even possible). I can’t get over the grace and poise you exhibited, not to mention the sheer skill. The Indians looked foolish that night and you gave the Yankees a shot in the arm.πŸ™‚ All I could say after that game was “Phil HUGHES!” over and over. Until your next heroic postseason appearance, I won’t cease to be amazed and proud of what you did that night.

14 03 2008
trex34

Love the fan photo contest idea. The best fan photo of Phil wins the game used pull-over. The best fan photo of Shelley wins the bats (and a set of game used SPIKES.)….

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

ahkanter–There’s nothing wrong with the custom shirts. I have a Farnsworth custom shirt from MLB.com and it looks like all the other shirts I bought from stores (I have 15 or 16 player shirts). It’s just a lot more crowded because his name’s so longπŸ˜‰

14 03 2008
whozat

I just recently saw the new Hairspray. It was like watching candyπŸ™‚

Just silly and fun, with some really talented singers.

Also, Ong Bak: the Thai Warrior has a TERRIBLE plot, but Tony Jaa is just so incredibly bad-ass. He just beats the ever-loving crap out of EVERYTHING he sees, and the fight scenes are unequivocally awesome. I literally sat there with my jaw hanging open while I watched him do some of that crazy muay-thai kickboxing stuff.

14 03 2008
njtrouble

The Hitman, Planet Terror, Mr. Woodcock

14 03 2008
littlekittynyc

I have 100% complete and utter faith in you, Phil…as do all of the Yankee fans in NYC and on this site! Shake it off…. relax and watch a comedy!

14 03 2008
yankeefanml

Any Christian Bale movie (i.e. The Prestige, Batman Begins, 3:10 to Yuma) otherwise you should check out Casino Royale, Munich, or 300.
Tough start today, better luck next time.

14 03 2008
ilovenyy

I was wanting to have a calm night last night so I watched We are Marshall, pretty good and uplifting…hope you don’t let today get to you. Like I saw you said on yankees.com, better to get it out during spring training. Whatever happens, I am pretty sure you’re one of our favorite Yankees win or lose! Oh and about the contests, I say make them fun, even if we don’t know what the heck it is about we can make up something interesting. Have a great weekendπŸ™‚

14 03 2008
pressjem78

Phil,

Must watch Superbad for some good laughs. If you want something thought provoking watch Half Nelson.

Josh

14 03 2008
thunderfangabe

I think *61 by your now ex-teammate Billy Crystal would be a nice Friday night relaxation flick!

14 03 2008
briancromer

Gone Baby Gone is good, really intense, and will make you think.

3:10 To Yuma is also another good movie.

14 03 2008
yanksgal07

Hey Phil …

Get those kinks out now ..it’s only Spring Training. No doubt you will be your old self next start.

I had a great day today ….my season package came and the tickets are so nice …pictures of Yankee Stadium and the Final Year Patch…plus the wording The Final Year on each ticket. Very cool !!! I’m looking forward to seeing you many times this year Phil … :o)

As far as a contest …I’m good with any Yankee trivia questions which will be partial to all Yankee fans …but…whatever you decide is great because it’s appreciated that you even do these contests at all …

Pat Neshek of the Twins says you will be giving out a car soon ….I hope those aren’t Office questions tho’ because I’ll have zero chance ….haha. No way he can compete with you in prizes on his blog …after all …your prizes are all Yankee related !!!!

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!

14 03 2008
yanksgal07

Oh ..as far as movies ….anything baseball will do for me. I loved Pride of the Yankees, Field of Dreams, Major League, Bull Durham and a League of Their Own, Eight Men Out, The Natural … to name a few. I don’t know if after playing all day you would be into baseball movies …but …I LOVE ‘EM !!!!

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!

14 03 2008
robfromny

Hey Phil i got netflix (well worth it for those of you who dont spend 8 months a year traveling around the country) and i saw Legend’s of the Fall, Boondock Saints, and The Prestige this week. All well worth your investment in time to check out.

14 03 2008
kadesha

I am going through the Six Feet Under series. Could be lame, but hey. I’m old so its ok.

I’m down with the cork. I’m all about the cork!

Other than that, just waiting for the season to start!

14 03 2008
phughesrocks

Hey Phil,
Everyone has bad games, so don’t worry. Especially because it’s spring training. As for the movies….obviously it’s a little too late, but I think School of Rock is probably the best movie of all time, I never get tired seeing that. Also, for a more serious but really good movie, Rescue Dawn with Christian Bale is also really good.

If you see this post Phil, do you mind telling us all which movie you went with or if you went with a movie at all?

Also, for the contests….
I really like the idea of the caption contest because that way everybody has an equal chance, but also everyone controls their own fate. So it’s not like other contests where you can get it right but you will be in a drawing with 500 other people and you’re chances aren’t very good. Also, we would have to actually work to win, and you’d probably enjoy looking through them.

(Also, the picking out of a hat from the regular posters would be nice.πŸ™‚ even though it wouldn’t really be fair to other people)

14 03 2008
kadesha

I did just see “Grizzly Man” which was very well done. I found that through out the movie, in the beginning I was sympathizing with him but at the end I thought he was a real moron!

14 03 2008
jboogie

Anything by Kevin Smith. I’d go with Mallrats.

As for the contests, I like the questions, but only when you draw from all correct answers. The Office trivia was good but it was over too soon.

J

14 03 2008
34phil

phil, i think you should go with some comedy how about the sandlot the first.

14 03 2008
yankeejetfan

Wacky idea for a contest:

Take an article recapping your most recent starts, and have people re-write it. Backwards. It has to be a long article for it to work, so its more difficult and then the first person to do it successfully wins.

14 03 2008
yanksgal07

I just read through the comments and I agree ….I like the idea of posting a picture and having people add a caption…with you picking the best one. It could be very interesting and funny …maybe even find the next comedy writer for Letterman…lol.

Speaking of Letterman …I think sometime next week Biff Henderson will be doing his annual report from Spring Training. It’s always a hoot !!! Did he interview you ?? I’m sure there will Billy Crystal footage. I’ll be checking Letterman every night to make sure I don’t miss it….

Go Yankees 2008 !!!!

14 03 2008
monnie26

no clue on what kind of “drawing” you should do, but i’d love to get my hands on one of those prizes

14 03 2008
k2dj

Check out “You MOve You DIE” Phil.. I hope you do a straight up drawing. It would give each one of us an equal chance to win a prize…

14 03 2008
spoondoggy

What movie did ya wind up watching? You should reply to some emails if ya have some free time!!

14 03 2008
spoondoggy

and snail mail, because that’s what my email concerns!

14 03 2008
joblogchamberlain

Empire Records is one of my favorites. If you’re not into a comedy, Rebel Without a Cause.

14 03 2008
phughesfan4life

IF U WANT TO SEE A REALLY GOOD MOVIE WATCH

CELLULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS AN AWEOMSE AND REALLY INTENSE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 03 2008
jaewon

American Beauty.

It’s funny, serious, and award winning.

14 03 2008
bronxbomber65

3:10 to Yuma Or Count of Monte Cristo…can t loose with either. In terms of the next contest either some sort of baseball trivia or maybe movie or music trivia.

14 03 2008
nyywinningdoesnttake86yrs

the caption idea sounds really fun but you can never go wrong with trivia lol just make it harder next time so the first person doesn’t win lol

14 03 2008
mitchmaster440

i don’t know if you are into actions movies but “hitman” i think was amazing.
just saw good luck chuck today actually… very funny

14 03 2008
bigthree623431

The Contract- Morgan Freeman, John Cusack
great movie that no one knows about
great story
really, you should check it out

14 03 2008
bigtic01

Phil one word “Anchorman”.

14 03 2008
JobaRules

Hey Phil,
The movie CRASH is one of my all time favorites.

14 03 2008
bbbaseball2

just watch some office or family guy even though they are tv shows

or go to the movies and see vantage point…i just saw it today and its good

14 03 2008
1960yankees

hello phil , tough game today hope you gained something out of it , as we all know pitchers have ups and downs and i feel safe to say you will rise to the top as the season goes on , keep up the hard work and it will all take care of itself
thanks
rich

14 03 2008
yankeepilot1285

Hey Phil, tough game today better now than during the season! We Own the Night was pretty intense I just got that on netflix. How about some airplane trivia??

14 03 2008
Travis G.

i definitely second ‘Old School’, but NOT ‘No Country…’ unless you wanna be depressed.

you cant go wrong with a classic comedy:
Animal House
Caddyshack
Vacation
Ghostbusters
Dumb and Dumber

or rent ‘Arrested Development’ or ‘Curb your Enthusiasm’.

14 03 2008
Travis G.

as for trivia, how about whoever guess the car you drive wins something (unless that’s already known).

14 03 2008
JobaRules

Contest Idea: (once the season starts)
Have people guess the total number of strike outs Yankee pitchers will record in a given week. Anything else utilizing stats would be cool too. Guessing the Yankee with the most stolen bases or home runs for a week. Maybe even predicting the runs, hits, and errors for a game. This would be especially cool for a game against a rival. Possibilities are endless.

14 03 2008
boodah35

Phil,
Its 11:15 pm, so im sure by now you saw your flick.
I would not be much help, b/c I have a 3 year old daughter, so I would only be making suggestions like:
Jungle Book (great movie BTW)
101 Dalmations, etc etc.

As far as a contest, I like what that bethyj proposed…actual drawings.
I think it would be hysterical.

Or like I posted a few days ago…your next pitching line.

BTW..just got MLB The Show 08…it is sick.

14 03 2008
rhcp4life

My favorites…
MEMENTO
DONNIE DARKO

14 03 2008
sunstoned

go out and see “In Bruges” – it’s a comic action flick, funny as hell. in the same line as snatch, boondock saints, etc – though with a deeper ending. really great movie.

14 03 2008
riverwolf2005

Phil,
It happens man. Nobody is perfect.
I understand the drive and reasoning for the feelings and THAT is what makes you such a great competitor. ALWAYS keep that hunger and you KNOW you will be fine.
I wish EVERY player had the drive and desire for perfection you have. It makes you stronger mentally because you are striving for it on EVERY play and EVERY game you are in.
Players like you are what make being a Yankees fan so great. It shows that the team will be in great hands as long as you are in pinstripes for a long time.
It makes it even greater knowing that the Santana deal never happened. Not that we wanted it to happen anyhow with all of us rooting for the Powers that Be to keep the Young Guns, Baby Bombers, 3 Amigos or whatever you guys want to be called together.
Keep that drive and desire and I see another WS Championship in 2008!!!

14 03 2008
rpillai

Hey you werent that bad today, I liked that you didn’t walk anyone and you threw 65 percent strikes. Tip your cap to the other team I guess lol. Anyway I’m watching one of my all time favs, The Goonies! If that doesn’t cheer you up, nothing can.

14 03 2008
riverwolf2005

BTW- I cannot believe all of the fellow Yanks fans mentioning movies about baseball and NOBODY has said 61!!!
Especially with Billy Crystal this week. You guys are slipping! That is a GREAT movie about the M&M boys and what the team and they had to go thru.

14 03 2008
bigbronxballs77

I love the idea of posting a pic and having people write funny captions and you pick the ten best, and then randomly draw one.

Movies, eh? I say go rent season 1 of The Sopranos and watch the entire series. Slap on a Sopranos after an outting and you will forget all, good and bad. Delve into the life of Tony Soprano…..

Or Entourage…

14 03 2008
bigbronxballs77

Oooh– yeah, I do like 61*. What great movie, thought Barry Peppar played a great Roger Maris. Like the actor who plays Scooter in the booth–

14 03 2008
nsugz

I love how we are trying to tell Phil how to pitch. If I win more games in the show than Phil I will tell him how to pitch. I am all for encouragement and Phil you are the truth. I would go with Superbad.

14 03 2008
lupevelez

steel magnolias? beaches? sleepless in seattle? muppets take manhattan!

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

riverwolf–

*61 was mentioned at least once farther up in the comments.

14 03 2008
dynastynyy

nsugz–

SERIOUSLY!!! That’s what Phil and his coaches are for.

14 03 2008
markus34nyy

For your biggest prize you should have us guess how many wins or innings you will pitch this year. What do you think?

14 03 2008
markus34nyy

Its ok I still have you on my fantasy team, I believe in you

14 03 2008
bamayanksfan

Karate Kid Part I

14 03 2008
rebeccaoptimist

300 is a favorite of mine.

14 03 2008
dayanks65

Phil big Office fan, not sure if you watch 30 rock, i hadn’t but during the strike gave it a shot. That is an addictive show as well. Definitely worth a rent of the first season. As for today, I am sure you aren’t sweating it and if you are don’t. Good to get roughed up a bit every once in a while especially in spring training. You only learn to get better by failing first or some saying like that?!?! Anyway, hopefully you get what I mean. By the way did you ever end up having that Halo tourney with the Cards against the other Duncan and Reyes???

14 03 2008
thndvdsaid

the big lebowski<<<<<greatest movie ever

14 03 2008
yanksgal07

River Wolf ..

I guess you didn’t read my post up above …I mentioned “61” …along with a bunch of other baseball movies …I loved that movie especially the actors who played Mickey & Roger …Thomas Jane and Barry Pepper.

I just watched it again a few weeks ago on a bus trip to Cooperstown. We watched baseball movies going to the HOF and coming home. Great trip !!!

Go Yankees 2008 !!!

14 03 2008
heelatious

61* would be great. Especially with you guys having just spent time with Billy Crystal. If you’re not looking a sports movie, you can’t go wrong with Tombstone, or the Shawshank Redemption.

Don’t sweat your outing yesterday, we all know what you can do. Greatest non-trade ever in Yankee history, holding on to you. Keep your head up Phil, we’re all behind you.

14 03 2008
yanksgal07

HEYYYYYYYYYY ..wait a minute …I stand corrected …I didn’t mention it …I THOUGHT I DID since I just watched it !!!!

Boo on me …but ..Riverwolf ..it’s a GREAT MOVIE !!!!

Go Yankees 2008 !!!

15 03 2008
longhornkhoa

Can’t go wrong with a good comedy like OFFICE SPACE! I’m sure you’ve seen it already, but Superbad is one of the funniest new comedies I’ve seen in a while.

A classic gangster film worth re-watching: Goodfellas. I caught this on cable not too long ago. GREAT movie.

Out of the norm: Looking for a good indie? Try The Squid and The Whale. Set in Brooklyn and stars Jeff Daniels. Very good indie comedy.

15 03 2008
rpillai

61 is good but just because he is a baseball player doesn’t mean he has to watch baseball movies lol.

15 03 2008
love2cheer30

Hey Phil! I’m sure you already picked a movie to watch since its pretty late now. Hope all is well at spring training.
16 days til opening day!!

15 03 2008
yankeesjtj

How about the fastest indian in the world with Anthony Hopkins?

15 03 2008
scorpio01

“Dan In Real Life” is exactly what you need. You’ll love it and it’ll help take your mind off the rough outing. You know you got great stuff, chin up and lights out in your next game.

15 03 2008
mantypants

No Country For Old Men just came out on DVD and is one of the best American films ever sooooo…

15 03 2008
34franchise

Phil, check out American Gangster the next time you watch a flick..good story, great acting

15 03 2008
dexileno

Into the Wild, great movie

15 03 2008
aquamanperu

JUNO !!

15 03 2008
aquamanperu

Or maybe Match Point!!! a friend of mine told me to chek it out and was aiiightπŸ˜€

15 03 2008
morandjp

The Kingdom. Highly recommended.

As for a contest, have us guess your favorite pitcher. Unless of course you’ve talked about that before and I’m just a n00b.

15 03 2008
kyledunne

pulp fiction, raging bull, 25th hour.

check those out.

dont worry about a bad outing.. you’ve been nasty all spring.

15 03 2008
39poolshark

Besides movies, if you are ever interested in a new tv show, I highly suggest Monk. He cracks me up.

Don’t sweat the game today, it’s one game and it’s spring training. Besides, you’re the man.

15 03 2008
nyy11743

snatch…pulp fiction…

15 03 2008
jimmydonz

RED DAWN. every other movie that came out since then is no good.

15 03 2008
geech1209

hey phil, you probly won’t read this b/c its so far down but i saw gone baby gone and it was awesome, it takes place in boston but we can let it slide. i bought tickets to the 3rd game of the season as thats my guess where ur gunna be in the rotation hopefully im right.

15 03 2008
headwire33

MULHOLLAND DRIVE!!!!!! I promise you won’t regret it! You’ll thank me later.

15 03 2008
pats1fan

Phil, Would you consider doing an NCAA Tourney Bracket Pool with prizes going to the top finishers? It would be pretty easy to set a group up on Yahoo and it would add a little March Madness to things around here….Would anyone else be into this?

15 03 2008
billthebody

eagle vs. shark

15 03 2008
mpreli

My 9 year old son Emmitt says the contest should be trivia questions from kids’ shows because that will make it harder for the grown-ups to answer!
-Michelle

15 03 2008
gmoon7

Phil, you have to see American Gangster…

15 03 2008
brook07

Phil,

A movie I just re-watched recently was A Bronx Tale, written by Chaz Palmenterri very big Yankee fan! I saw his one man show on Broadway he is brilliant. If you want to get your mind off of a bad day and like stupid funny movies here are my suggestions. They make me laugh when I have a bad day at work 1. Anchorman 2. Wedding Crashers 3. Old School and you can’t go worng with any Mel Brooks movie i.e Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Space Balls!!

OOPS I forgot-Clerks and Mall Rats are good movie to check out! I guess the Jersey Girl side is coming out. Enjoy

15 03 2008
usgrant

Remember it is how you bounce back and fight for it that is most important. Everyone has their bad outings. As for movies, I love the classics. That is where it’s at. Take anything with Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Jimmy Cagney and you are OK! And a fun little baseball movie is Safe at Home if you ever get a chance to see it. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris are in it. I love that movie as well as Pride of the Yankees. I can’t get enough of The Sandlot as well! Or you can always go for the tearjerker with The Way We Were, LOL.

15 03 2008
paulisbored

How about a good, old fashioned “spot the ball” contest?

15 03 2008
nymetsgrrl94

Wedding Crashers

15 03 2008
painttheblack23

American Gangster SUCKED!

3:10 to Yuma was EXCELLENT. Check it out.

15 03 2008
painttheblack23

Phil, as for a contest…
Just give us some old school Yankees trivia.

15 03 2008
painttheblack23

Into the Wild was great too. I’ve been to Alaska, that movie hit home. Check that out too.

15 03 2008
thurmanm15

Have you seen 3:10 to Yuma or The Kingdom ? 3:10 to Yuma was awesome. Russell Crowe was great !

15 03 2008
riverwolf2005

rpillai- I only mentioned it because others listed baseball movies and I hadn’t seen it posted.

jimmydonz- LOVED Red Dawn! That was a good movie with lots of stars like Sweazy and others in the early stages of their careers.

15 03 2008
pullinfertheyankers

pats1fan…
i like the idea of a march madness bracket. that would be interesting…
mpreli- dang, they have the best ideas sometimes! thats brilliant, i think Phil should do it.

15 03 2008
zippy49

Obviously, this is much too late, but for future consideration, I’d recommend The Big Lebowski.

15 03 2008
sfg2829

NCAA bracket would be a good idea for the team signed ball contest

15 03 2008
ihearttheyankees

Another one a little too late, you should watch Gone With The Wind. It’s really long and it’ll make you forget about your rough game and as Scarlett O’Hara says, tomorrow is another day!

15 03 2008
serjicalstrike0

Go rent the 1st season of Torchwood….. problem solved

15 03 2008
27rings27

Yankee trivia would be good for a contest.

15 03 2008
yanks232000

“300” is on cable currently and a great action, etc.
“Waiting…” is a very funny (and crude) movie well worth renting.
Can never go wrong with “The Godfather.”

For contest, how about baseball movie trivia or “Two and a Half Men” trivia?

15 03 2008
allenri2

What about some sort of contest where Phil posts some sort of topic or question and everyone posts an answer. This question wouldn’t work any more, but at the start of the year he could of had everyone put in a suggestion for a nickname for him joba and ian. Then he could of picked his favorite and that would be the winner. Everyone gets to participate and it could be enteratining.

15 03 2008
philhughes217

I am legend. Great movie.

15 03 2008
chrissylovesnyy

Phil, I know you probably don’t read these comments when they get all the way down here, but as some other people said 300. That movie is pretty epic. If you’re a comedy guy, try Talladega Nights. Or Borat works well too. The Ocean movies are pretty funny too. Oh, I really like the idea of picking from your regulars in a contest. Just because I know I’m one of them.πŸ˜›

15 03 2008
xsandman42x

What you end up watching Phil?

15 03 2008
jeek322

SUPER TROOPERS was awesome.

15 03 2008
nyczac

if you haven’t watched it you should start with season 1 of the wire. it is tremendous.

15 03 2008
woody4213

IDK about the movie but as for the contests, you’re right the drawings are boring, so i think it should be a sort of thing deciding who wins the personal awards at the end of the season and then whoever gets the most right wins.

15 03 2008
hughesrocks

Phil did you ever try Redbox Phil $1 for the latest movies that just came out! I checked to see if they had any locations in Tampa, but they don’t. You can still do it on line though and get it in the mail! And then you can try it at a Redbox location when you get back to NY, I know they have them in NY cause Im in Albany NY. Heres the link . Go YANKEES!!!
http://www.redbox.com/RentInfo.aspx

15 03 2008
briancromer

What did you end up watching?

15 03 2008
alupo790

phil you should definitely see “we own the night” it was a great movie, it was action and suspense type crime movie, little late for last night but for future reference

15 03 2008
hardwired

Apocalypto is the best movie I’ve seen in a loooong time. So good, in fact, that as soon as I finished watching it I sat the wife down & watched it w/her (she, too, was blown away). If you can handle another sub-titled movie, Pan’s Labyrinth is pretty amazing.
If you’re feeling a comedy, Superbad is right on!

15 03 2008
h8boston

American Gangster and Gone Baby Gone are the most recent ones I saw and I loved them both.
As far as a contest idea, how about a Phil Hughes nickname contest? You could narrow it down and have your readers vote on them.

15 03 2008
yankeepankee

Too late for last night, but Dodgeball is such a good underdog movie! I love Ben Stiller movies! Zoolander is another good one! Nothing like a good walk-off! And the classic There’s Something About Mary!

Don’t worry about the game. It’s spring training. Now’s the time to get out all the kinks. Everyone has bad days. I recall Rocket being taken out in the 2nd inning of a game last year! Remember 162 games!

15 03 2008
yankeesdaily

The Godfather.

YankeesDaily

15 03 2008
sau1980

What did you end up renting? I like the Yankees Trivia contest,you can always get some of the older players to help you with some tougher questions too…

15 03 2008
sau1980

What did you end up renting? I like the Yankees Trivia contest,you can always get some of the older players to help you with some tougher questions too…

15 03 2008
jrywil

recently i have seen some great movies such as SNATCH, with brad pitt about boxing and a priceless dimond and GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS, a movie about english football loyalty.

you should def check out Snatch and Green Street Hooligans.

– best of luck

15 03 2008
stoph00

Alright Phil, two movies you should see if you haven’t already. Memento and No Country for Old Men. If you watch No Country turn it off about 3 quarters of the way through. You’ll be glad you did.

15 03 2008
sdibartolo1

Hey Phil dont feel down about your outing, its only spring training. As long as you stay healthy and get your innings in youll be fine. Anyway, im sure youve seen it but Boondock Saints is a good one.

15 03 2008
norcross77

watched 3:10 to yuma and american gangster over the last few weeks, both were good.

for the contest, some sort of trivia, then have a drawing from the correct answers. everyone has a chance that way.

15 03 2008
yankeefaninidaho

Look here Poohs, the best movie to watch to make you feel great about life is Roadhouse. Patrick Swayze is taking names and kicking a$$. It’s a classic. Predator is also an alltime winner. The scene where they’re just mowing down the jungle is priceless. Also, The Usual Suspects, best movie of all time.

15 03 2008
blakeback

Watch either Donnie Darko or Batman Begins.

15 03 2008
pinstripes4ari

Rock Star: Watch “Old School”, laugh, have a short memory, then pound the strike zone. When you’re 0-2 on every batter next game and you guys win, the only thing you’ll be worried about is what movie you’ll be watching after the game.

15 03 2008
drewnasty98

I always liked The Break Up….Vince Vaugh is classic and Jennifer Anniston is preety hot so you cant really go wrong

I think the contests are preety fair but i think if you have it that the first person to answer wins then i dont think thats really fair to everyone i think everyone who gets the answers right should get put into a drawing, something along those lines

Dont worry about your outing, your still the man

15 03 2008
sau1980

Sorry about my comment above,it didn’t post the first time so I refreshed and now it’s posted twice…

15 03 2008
hcottie

The Prestige – extremely underrated movie

15 03 2008
jburd

My idea for a give-a-way wouldn’t reward the person until the end of the season, but it would be cool to have a projection based give-a-way. And then maybe you can put something game-used up for the prize. It would be awesome getting a game used item from your first cy young award winning year.

My idea, How many games will the Yankees win in ’08?

And the tiebreaker for users who guess the number right, How many games will Phil win in ’08?

15 03 2008
daferm77

Porn of course. It’s the best reality show.

15 03 2008
pursuitspecial

SUPERBAD – funny flick

15 03 2008
arodmariano4213

Saving Private Ryan<– best movie ever.

oh and i like the idea of something where noboy has and advantage. something only you would know.

15 03 2008
ferrandon

green street hooligans phil, quite a good movie. It’s not about baseball though, soccer in fact, but it’s a good one

15 03 2008
xspike21

Phil you have to get in my NCAA pool….

15 03 2008
bkny27

just watched “3:10 to yuma”, it was pretty good. also, “me, you, and everyone we know” was good, it won sundance film award in 2005. could always watch a classic, like “goodfellas”, or a quotable comedy like “anchorman” (you ate the whole wheel of cheddar? I’m not even mad, that’s amazing!).

contest ideas: you could have everyone guess which movie you ended up getting, but maybe give a hint, like genre

you could also do something regarding ncaa tourny, like who will be the #12 seed in the west, or something like that.

if you or other teamates do fantasy baseball, could have us guess who was the last pick of the draft, or something with the nfl draft maybe.

15 03 2008
billyb09

No Coutry For Old Men, crazy movie that you might need to watch more then once.

As for the contest, I agree with some of the others. I like the idea of picking something random like the # of songs on your ipod. Things people can’t look up.

Found your blog when Pat Neshek (pitcher for the Twins) talked about it in his blog (patneshek.com), pretty cool blog, keep it up.

15 03 2008
J.R.

The Hunting Party was an excellent film !

15 03 2008
eh270

The Prestige was awesome if you haven’t seen it. Great ending.

15 03 2008
footballstu

As far as recent movies are concerned, Jumper was one of the best action movies I’ve seen in a long while. Juno was far better than I had ever expected.

I’m sure you’ve seen it, but Wedding Crashers is quite possibly the funniest movie ever.

15 03 2008
bethnyyfan

When you’re having a bad day you have to go to the classics: The Big Lebowski, Animal House, Office Space, Fargo, Clerks

Alll those silly ass things that you can watch over and over again.

As for contests…hmmm….lessee: Why don’t you have a “name that…” whatever and the answer you like best wins. Like Dwight and Angela are called Dwangela….but you can think of all kinds of things…

tell us what your favorite sandwich is and we’ll come up with a name for it.

give us the name of a movie and we’ll come up with a funny caption or something like that.

Or if Stanley and Phyllis have an affair: write the ending (Stanley and Bob Vance have a boxing match in the warehouse referee’d by Darryl).

The sky is really the limit and you just choose the one you like best.

There’s no way to cheat. πŸ™‚

15 03 2008
bethnyyfan

Whoever mentioned Snatch, that is a great one as well as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

15 03 2008
bethnyyfan

Barry Pepper who was awesome as Roger Maris in 61 is also awesome in 25th hour but everyone else is as well. (can you tell I’m reading the other comments bottom to top?)πŸ™‚

15 03 2008
jumpingjon

I’m sure you’ve seen it but Old School is a classic! Private Parts is also a classic! Learn from yesterday’s outing & you’ll be fine for your next one.

15 03 2008
coachzee

How about you watch some game film of the Red Sox, Indians and Angels hitters!

Just kidding. Try “Awake” it was a pretty cool movie. “We Own The Night” was very good as well. Avoid Mr. Woodcock, it’s awful.

15 03 2008
garyg123

How about game predictions. For each upcoming game, you ask for predictions in five categories. most points win. For example categories could include
1. player of the game
2. how many innings does the starter go
3. total runs scored by yankees
4. total earned runs
5. total yankee pitchers
6. home runs
etc.
then, since there will be aa number of ties, have a hard tie breaker, closest wins, e.g. total attendance.

15 03 2008
rastaseed0731

It must be annoying watching movies with Jeter…….”Dated her for a week, dated her for a month, dated her for a night…..blah, blah, blah…”
He’s is singlehandly eliminating every hot chick in Hollywood for you.

15 03 2008
runnerjonathan

how about a shelly duncan game used autographed cleat?
i tell you one thing…we need more players like him..in the words of cashmoney ” i would take 25 shelly duncans on my team”

15 03 2008
shannon6fan

Ocean’s 13 was really good, but you have to watch the first 2!

15 03 2008
hallofamer2000

Regarding the contests:

I believe that they shouldn’t be random drawings or trivia. It shouldn’t be drawing at random because like you said before, they are too boring. But they shouldn’t be trivia, because like you saw in the last one, it ends too quickly, and all of the answers can be looked up online. Also, if someone is lucky enough to be on when you post the question, they get an advantage.

The contests probably should be something like, “Guess the Score of Tomorrow’s Yankee Game,” “Guess How Many Hits The Yankees Get,” “Guess Who Is The First Minor Leaguer To Get Called Up This Season,” etc., so that no one has an advantage if they get there early. However, questions that have answers that no one outside of the Yankees would know the answer to are good too, like the question about Ian Kennedy’s nickname.

You should also stick with drawing one person from the people who have the right answer, like you did with the Ian Kennedy contest.

P.S. Thanks for doing the contests! It’s awesome that you do this!

15 03 2008
orbj

Thanks for the Autograph today Phil…

15 03 2008
phughesrocks

I agree with garyg123 and hallofamer200. The contests should be Yankee related and ones that are fair to everyone, but will eliminate enough people that if you get it right, you’ll have a good chance of being selected from a hat. For example, pitching line, or number of hits, or anything else, or even a combination of stats. This way, nobody has an unfair advantage, its fun for everyone, and you don’t have to do any work.πŸ™‚ Also, this might be too complicated, but people could guess your stats for the year, and at the end of the year, a pool of people who are within 5(units of whatever, k’s, era) of all the stats will get an opportunity to win.
Keep up the good work. This blog is awesome no matter what you do. Good luck this season. Go Yankees 2008!

P.S. By the way, since you’ve already signed 2000 autographs at once, how cool, and unrealistic, would it be for you to sign an autograph for everyone who visits this blog regularly! Just a stupid idea.

15 03 2008
nyy4life

Phil has already signed THOUSANDS of autographs for card companys. He just signed 2000 for Topps but he had already signed maybe 5000 of cards along the way. Go over to eBay and you will be amazed how many different cards he has autographed. I have quite a few myself, including one that he only signed 47 of.
Anyway, I am up for any kind of contest, as long as its fair for everyone.

15 03 2008
rfarren

For you contest you should ask questions that most people could get right. Then instead of just picking the first one who gets it right chose a random number like 27. Then the 27th person to get the question right gets the prize. In order for this to work you wouldn’t be able to tell us the “magic” number, but after whoever won you could tell us. To make it fun you could pick numbers that have a meaning to you. That way you can give a post that explains why you chose that number.

15 03 2008
jetersgangster

I haven’t read any of the comments, but I say forget a movie. Rent the Wire season 1 and start plugging through the amazing drama of Baltimore’s west side drug trade. Great show.

http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com

15 03 2008
howboutdemyanks

some great movies for you:
1. Blow
2. A Few Good Men
3. Rounders
4. Good Will Hunting
5. Boiler Room
6. The Godfather I and II
7. Vanilla Sky
8. Almost Famous
9. 25th Hour
10. Mystic River

These are ten of my favorites, kick ass this year Phil, Love the Blog.

-Chad

15 03 2008
samrite

Don’t know if you’re a sci-fi person, but even if you’re not, GALAXY QUEST is one the most hilarious movies ever made, best satire I’ve ever seen!

Or anything with Christian Bale – Batman Begins, The Prestige, etc. – and also “Enchanted” is coming out this week and it was fantastic.

Good luck choosing from the gazillion choices up here!

15 03 2008
jtroia13

Man on Fire, wow just wow g reat movie!!

15 03 2008
condobil2

Hey guys
This is a baseball blog………Phil is doing an unblieveble job…..no Yankee has ever done this…….as a player or a person……I want to know whats going in side the team….. not who’s the Star in the next Movie

15 03 2008
Phil Hughes

condobil2. I’ve said in the past that I want to keep this blog about mainly off the wall stuff. I like to relax my mind and get away from baseball as much as possible away from the field.

15 03 2008
yankeejohn

what did you end up watching??

15 03 2008
jnak

make the contest about your personlitey

15 03 2008
emily17

yeah what did you end up watching?
and i know you have an xbox 360 and you play halo
but do you play guitar hero?
and if you do what’s your favorite song?

15 03 2008
diamond23dust

I actually love the fact that this blog goes beyond baseball. It would be pretty boring if everything on here was just a repitition of stuff you could read in the media or see on ESPN. It’s also nice to be able to relate to Phil just as a person, and not always as a baseball player.

And I can totally understand where Phil’s coming from…after a long day of school or work, it’s the last thing I want to talk about too. Everyone needs a diversion πŸ™‚

15 03 2008
bart3215

I got an idea for a contest, pick a number from 1 -1000 lol.

15 03 2008
autoprocanada

About renting a great independent film try Brazil’s “Carandiru” true story. It is about the 111 jail prisoners that were murdered in a riot at the jail they later blew up.

15 03 2008
nyyfan12

disturbia.

15 03 2008
yankeefan4422

You can never go wrong with Anchorman.

15 03 2008
Tyler

Into the Wild is pretty new and a great man movie. If you love the outdoors, it is a must see.

15 03 2008
entersandman42

I’m sure you’ve already made your decision, but I will echo the sentiment for SuperBad. If you’ve never seen it, you must see it…RIGHT NOW!! In fact, if you haven’t seen it, you need to skip the game tomorrow (I assume there’s a game tomorrow) and see this movie. It’s that funny.

As for the contest, I think it should be off the wall stuff. You commented earlier that you want to keep this blog light and “off the wall” so make it something off the wall. I’m not exactly sure what that is though! Something that is completely unique. Like how many shrimp cocktails did Edwar Ramirez eat last year on the flight to Detroit?

Obviously I am making that up, but I’m sure there are completely mundane things that happen on flights, layovers, off days etc. that could easily become a contest.

That would satisfy the “off the wall” plus it would provide us with that “behind the scenes” look that we all crave.

Just my two cents Phil.

Thanks.

15 03 2008
condobil2

Unterstand Phil………..But most of us are Baseball nuts……there’s more to life then baseball…….Just like to have fun……there’s a hot spot on Clearwater Beach…how you been there
BILL

15 03 2008
condobil2

have……………………

15 03 2008
las924

If you are a Beatles fan you have to check out Across the Universe

Keep your head up!

15 03 2008
mgb5

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a great movie, you’ll be laughing within the first 5 minutes.

15 03 2008
yankeefanml

Hey Phil, I know this is off topic but do you have a Xbox Live screenname? If so, what is it? And do you ever play Call of Duty 4? Greatest game ever!

15 03 2008
audiofiend88

this is way too late but if you have any other nights like this watch hot fuzz or shaun of the dead, they are hilarious

15 03 2008
gtone

No Country For Old Men. You will not be disappointed Phil.

15 03 2008
coldgirl13

Ratatouille is a great feel good movie when in need for some cheering up.

15 03 2008
dgarman

I recently rented Michael Clayton. I enjoyed that movie.

15 03 2008
jb15

Hi Phil-
After seeing the signed baseballs from Reggie and Goose, it just dawned on me– you should watch the Naked Gun, just to see Reggie Jackson try to kill the Queen of England…
cheers,
Jay

15 03 2008
dahouse292

10 yankee history questions. first 20 people 2 get them right get put in a drawing

15 03 2008
islanderfever901

BEVERLY HILLS NINJA!!!!!!!! chris farley was amazing (just like the yankees)

16 03 2008
zomodok

MLB 2k8 doesn’t want you to have a no hitter. Keeps freezing at the top of the 8th.

pfffff

Also;

Watch the Jerk. It’s a classic.

16 03 2008
slidejoeslide

Any of the Phillip K. Dick stories to be turned into movies: Blade Runner, Paycheck, Total Recall, Scanner Darkly, Minority Report…

16 03 2008
slidejoeslide

Oops forgot one, found it on imdb.com: Impostor

16 03 2008
alex4yanks

What movie did you end up watching Phil?

16 03 2008
shenbaseball10

Ya??? Tell us what you though of it.

16 03 2008
brianna24

Grandma’s Boy and Into the Wild

16 03 2008
xsandman42x

Brianna24, Grandman’s Boy is a great movie. Nick Swardson is really funny in it.

16 03 2008
kyleyoung

Pick a comedy like Wedding Crashers or just watch an older Arnold movie, like Commando and listen to the cliches.

As for the contest, you could think of something with your number change.

-Kyle

16 03 2008
bjd2944

I think you should rent “Ghost Dad,” Phil.

16 03 2008
thunderfangabe

What did you end up watching??

16 03 2008
yankeesdaily

Phil, I wanted to mention some thing to you about signing things. The more things you sign, the less valuable it becomes because there are so many things you sign. Joe Namath signs every thing and when I sell his stuff on ebay, it doesn’t do as well as the great players that don’t sign as much. Some times less is more.

YankeesDaily

16 03 2008
gisia13

i think it’s cool that phil signs everything, that way it increases my chances of getting his autograph. the last thing you want is a stingy player who wants his signature selling for thousands of dollars on the internet!

16 03 2008
gonzoblue

Hey Phil, hope all is well.

One IDEA for a potential contest is a “guess the number” type. You can pick a number from 1 to lets say 1000 and the person who guesses the number that you wrote down wins that prize.

16 03 2008
threecrowsstudio

Hey Phil,
You don’t have time for a movie after an outing like that! Get out there and practice some more! jeesh! LOL Just kidding buddy…Life Aquatic with Bill Murray is a great flick, check that out sometime. It has a great sound track too.

16 03 2008
condobil2

Hi Phil
I hread Jim Leyritz was in the clubhouse today. Did you know him ? He was a good hard nosed Yankee Player…….I feel sorry for the Guy…….
We all make mistakes one time or another !

16 03 2008
mike2014

hey why do I hate the Yankees?

16 03 2008
minihughes65

Because you dont know a good team when you see one

But anyway Im coming to florida to see you lay phil ill be there from the 17-21 so ill see some of your games. But the movie i would watch is Rush Hour three or glory road!

16 03 2008
minihughes65

*play not lay*

16 03 2008
jtroia13

I personally love this is not a inside the yankee blog, i like how Phil is like everyone else, just a regular guy who listens to music and watches tv shows like us. Seriously i thought it was cool to find out that Phil like the Office as its my favorite show on TV. its cool to read things like htis

16 03 2008
iiviip3

Hey Phil I’m extremely late with this but don’t watch a serious movie! I definitely suggest going for Hot Fuzz. Shaun of the Dead is another great Simon Pegg movie but go for Hot Fuzz man.

…my brother took you 2 picks before me in our fantasy draft. That bastard. I had you last year!

16 03 2008
jillybean426

I know this is semi-late, but I strongly suggest major league, it’s about baseball and it’s hilarious!

16 03 2008
melky27

Yeah..I’m also late but I can sugest a book title! It’s a little depressing but I just finished it and its good and really educational about the middle east, they actually just made a movie about it too but The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

16 03 2008
shenbaseball10

Phil, are you still signing this Spring? I sent a ball hoping it could get signed! Good luck this year!

16 03 2008
unccmeangreen12

Bloodsport. lol

16 03 2008
yankeeknut09

Boondock Saints

16 03 2008
lanphuong

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16 03 2008
lilitaly

off the top of my head: airplane!, 3:10 to yuma, american gangster, batman begins.

if youre into trippy musicals, i would recommend across the universe

an oldie but a goodie (one of my all time faves), dr.strangelove

16 03 2008
nyybaseball08

3:10 to Yuma was great, or if you want a classic you cannot miss with Spaceballs…

17 03 2008
ricrocks

so, what did you end up watching? You will be back your next start. Shrug it off and move foward!

17 03 2008
tchen40

Juno is a very well done movie. That’ll be my 1st choice. for recent movies. Has the best dialogue I’ve heard in years. it’s only 90 mins if you’re pressed for time.

If you’re going to watch Gone With The Wind, that’ll require you to have dinner ready beofre you sit down to it.

As for a contest, I don’t know if you’ve revealed your favorite movies anywhere, but that could be a decent contest. Say your favorite top 5 movies. Person(s) gets the most correct wins a brand new car with Yankee pinstriping ! !You could give us a break by telling us what your favorite genre is.

17 03 2008
cyalatermd

Even if you have seen it already, A good night of “Superbad” always does the mind good. I know Im late on this but keep that one in the bank.

17 03 2008
fenix0505

pretty much all the best picture nominees were great movies so you can’t go wrong with those. sweeney todd was really good. superbad is always a great watch. but you can always re-watch the office to refresh yourself for the new episode in a couple of weeks.

17 03 2008
augustwest1

Phil how about two of my favorites – Big Chill & Beautiful Girls ! Keep your head up Phil your next outing will be much better.

17 03 2008
hoboken1

Have you seen Eastern Promises? Good movie. Very different.
Oh, don’t worry about the last outing. You can’t be perfect. Yankee fans would still want you on the mound before anyone else! Thanks Phil. See you in the Bronx soon

17 03 2008
jillybean426

Hey shenbaseball10 , do you know Kara Zeibrowski?

17 03 2008
kanderson74

Since you’ve got a few days between starts… the next movie night could include any of the following:

Miracle, The Rookie, and/or Cinderella Man.

All great, true stories and always get me pumped to do my best. Of course, you can always watch Rocky as well.

17 03 2008
61studio

Hey Phil, since you seem to like photography, why not a photo contest?

18 03 2008
jobay18

For the contest, I think you should see who the drunkest fan is at this weekend’s games and give them all the stuff. I think my odds are pretty good. Go Vandy!

18 03 2008
yoyoyankees

DAY ZERO starring Elijah Wood, Chris Klein, and Jon Bernthal as 3 friends who get drafted in NYC in the near future and have 30 days to report for duty.

I gotta tell you, I rented this from Blockbuster on a whim and was totally blown away. Phil as a young guy I think you and all the other younger Yankees should watch this film.

Let’s all count our blessings.

18 03 2008
dougsfc97

Phil if you like The Office, you’ll love Arrested Development. Get Season 1 on DVD. I Netflxed the whole lot and howled with laughter.

For contest: what about random trivia about you guys. Just dumb funfacts. “Guess which two current yankee coaches or players I had dinner with tonight?” Or “which member of the Seattle Mariners went to high school with Ian” or something like that.

OR make something related to march madness?

18 03 2008
cajunpepe

Phil since you love THe Office , you will enjoy Office Space, is a riot.

Another good movie with great acting that I watched recently was American Ganster, great acting by Danzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Enjoy

18 03 2008
dontyaknow24

shawshank redemption.

just watched it. wow.

18 03 2008
sharari33

Hey, watch the New York Giants Super Bowl 42 DVD. That always cheers me up, and takes my mind off things lol

18 03 2008
cyalatermd

Tell me you went with Superbad Phil……The Mclovin fake ID scene might have been the funniest scene since Andy falling in the lake in the sumo suit.

18 03 2008
huskykid21

Watch True Romance if you like Tarantino, not to many people have seen it, and it’s not as girly as the name implies.

18 03 2008
buffnyyanksfan

Have a “greatest moment” contest.. Example have all involved list the 5 greatest baesball moments past decade 1997 to 2007.. You and whomever you think is qualified to break it down pick the person with the best “greatest moment”

19 03 2008
brooklyninsydney

These are good movies that you probably haven’t seen:
Things To Do In Denver While You’re Dead
Man Bites Dog
La Haine

19 03 2008
flyankee

Since it is the last year for Yankee Stadium, what about a fan photo contest. Fans can submit their best photo of them at the stadium for you and the guys to judge.

Best movie ever…Raiders of the Lost Ark.

20 03 2008
skba91

Phil,

For the contest, how about guessing what position you would play if you did not pitch. Everyone who guesses right could then be in a mini-drawing.

23 03 2008
szman115

One Word! SUPERBAD!

24 03 2008
bambino24x

i’m not even kidding. enchanted was hilarious. check that out phil.

lol phil, good luck this season. i know u’ll be great. i’ve actually changed my pitching motion copying yours lol i dont throw as hard obviously but ur one of my favorite pitchers.

24 03 2008
yankeeclipper3974

Have you seen Michael Clayton yet?

It’s a good thinking movie with a nice twist?

D-

24 03 2008
yankees2446

I’m thinking Airplane!

Good old fashioned comedy!

25 03 2008
yanksyouthfuture

American Psycho is a pretty awesome movie

28 03 2008
turnintwoiswhatido

A good movie to watch would be The Kingdom, Reno 911 Miami, or Grandma’s Boy. If you want a comedy, I would go with Reno and Grandma;s Boy but The Kngdom is a seriously good, modern action flick. Oh, chack this out too, it’s hilarious!

28 03 2008
turnintwoiswhatido

I guess that didn’t work, so here is the video that’s hilarious!

30 03 2008
goyankees2132

I am legend was really good . (:
Do more fun questions about your life.. aha

3 04 2008
gsirico

No Country for Old Men. One of the best films I’ve seen in years.

11 08 2008
phil34derek2fan

Phil,
you should have someone tape you pitching and then the contest is that we must guess how many balls and strikes were pitched. The prize will be the video of you pitching…. but don’t hurt your shoulder like Joba Chamberlain!!

11 08 2008
phil34derek2fan

Phil,
you should have someone tape you pitching and then the contest is that we must guess how many balls and strikes were pitched. The prize will be the video of you pitching…. but don’t get hurt

11 08 2008
phil34derek2fan

Indian Jones looks pretty neat

11 08 2008
phil34derek2fan

Nim’s island is also neat

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