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Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

Posted on: February 1, 2009 4:40 am
Edited on: February 4, 2009 6:30 pm
 

When I think of the New Yankee Stadium, I think of a new beginning. As Semisonic said "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." I couldn't be happier with the man who is lined up to give the Yankees their new beginning. Andy Pettitte has signed on to be our 5th starter. The 10th game of the season is the Yankees home opener. Anyone see where I'm going with this? The first man to officially throw a baseball off the mound at the new cathedral of baseball will be someone who truly deserves it. Andy was brought up in the organization, has earned four rings, and is one of the truest Yanks to wear the pinstripes in many years. I'm proud to say that he, instead of some high paid free agent, should get the ball on opening day. I hope Girardi makes this happen. A true Yankee should get the ball.

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Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 9:03 am
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

Why is it that Andy admitts to using HGH and we are talking about him starting opening day in the new Yankee stadium, becasue he deserves it?  Then A-rod admitts to using and people are saying take his records, MVP's, and everything else away and make him start at 0.  Just does not really seam right to me.




Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2009 8:16 am
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

I would like to see Andy pitch first at the New Yankee Stadium but really it is just another game.




Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2009 8:17 pm
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

what a stupid idea....its why with every benefit and the entire league designed for the Yankees to win...they wont.  Silly sentimentality will always be important to Yankee fans and media....It doesnt matter if it makes the weaker.   They will make stupid moves like that and then wonder why they didnt win the game




Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2009 11:04 am
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

I think that the Yankees owe it to Andy to let him pitch the opener in this game. He has battled with the best of the Yankees in their prime last decade, and in what could very well be his last season, why not let his beginning of the end start with him throwing the first pitch of a new beginning.

Let CC or Burnett earn what Pettitte has earned for us, and then let them toss the first throw. Thats my theory. No matter where Andy pitches, i hope he has a good season, one he can go out with a bang. Nothings guarrenteed, nothing goes to plan...




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2009 7:59 am
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

Let Andy get the start against the Cubs and then just stay within the rotation order for the regular season. 




Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2009 11:48 pm
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

I think it's about 60-40% that Andy will be the #5 starter as of now, barring injuries. Honestly, whether its Pettitte or Joba, I'll probably be satisfied. And as a response, hopefully the Steinbrenner brothers don't have a say in who starts a game, since they aren't their father. The manager should get that call. As I said before, hopefully Girardi makes the right decision and hands the ball to the guy who deserves to be in the Afflack trivia question 75 years from now.




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2009 10:39 pm
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

Andy Pettite is a #4 starter and should start the 4th game of the season. I agree that CC will throw the first pitch and Mariano the last unless CC pitches a shutout or no-hitter.




Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2009 8:46 pm
 

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

I get where you're going and agree there would be a nice symmetry if Andy Pettitte started, but I'm sure the Steinbrenners will want to showcase their new toys. It's early enough in the season that skipping a day in the rotation won't mess anyone up. I will expect to see C.C. Sabathia throwing the first pitch and Mariano Rivera throwing the last one in that game.




Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2009 10:03 am
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