Thursday, January 31, 2008
2008 DHL All-Star FanFest Ticket Prices
Children (2 - 12)
Seniors (65 and over)
College & Military
Children (under 2)
2008 DHL All-Star FanFest Family Packs
Four Pack - (2) Adult, (2) Youth
Five Pack - (2) Adult, (3) Youth
Six Pack - (2) Adult, (4) Youth
Seven Pack - (2) Adult, (5) Youth
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I personally like the idea since it gives Hughes and Kennedy a chance to show what they can do before making Joba transition back to starter. If they turn out to be great starters then Joba can continue his apprenticeship under Mo. If we need the infusion of a dominant starter to the rotation in June, we don't have to trade for one. Seemingly, this is a win-win-win with the third "win" being the satisfaction I get from successfully orchestrating a compromise.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
An offer from the Yanks to buy a Flex Plan contained a number of interesting nuggets which may lend to how All-Star ticket licenses are awarded. My offer for Flex Plan priority contained this information:
Ticket License Account Name: Peter McClain
Ticket License Number: 20-*****
Ticket License Seniority Group: Group C
Within the Yankees website I learned that priority for Flex Plans went initally to Flex Plan Licensee holders (Group A) with a Seniority Date prior to July 31, 2005, then to the remaining Flex Plan Licensee holders (Group B), and finally to all existing Ticket Licensees (Group C) today. This allowed the Yankees to "be in a position to provide those Flex Plan Ticket Licensees with an older Seniority Date an opportunity, subject to availability, to purchase a Ticket License Plan prior to those Flex Plan Ticket Licensees with a more recent Seniority Date."
It would seem logical to me that such a system may be implemented for the All-Star Game where different thresholds are given the opportunity to by a license during a dedicated time before groups with less seniority have the same opportunity.
Also of note is that the DHL FanFest will be held at the Javits Center and that the maximum quantity of tickets, per Licensee acccount, that can be purchased during the All-Star Pre-On Sale is:
Ten (10) Tickets to the Taco Bell All-Star Sunday;
Two (2) Tickets to the Gatorade Workout Day (featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby); and
Two (2) Tickets to the 79th MLB All-Star Game
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
In a truly odd press interview, Knoblauch doesn't say much of anything. He seems so flaky that we shouldn't read too much into it. But the increasingly desperate, unconvincing tactics of Clemens certainly would have been helped if Knoblauch had denied dealings with McNamee. He didn't say he did either, but still. Good to hear from him; too bad it had to be this.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
“What we have here at stake is the greatest part of the game, the history of it,” he said. “They can’t allow steroids or anything to get in the way of the history of the game.”
He also said, “I think that it’s kind of weird that these guys had some of their most productive years when guys in the history of the game, their talents were diminishing as they got older,” Gossage said. “And, these guys, it didn’t happen that way. So we’ll just have to wait and see what these guys come clean and finally put an end to this.”
Exactly. Clemens wonders why he is guilty until proven innocent. But he's been given the benefit of the doubt for a decade, despite the rumors and whispers and freakish stats where he pitched better in his late thirties than at any other time of his career. But when hard evidence from a witness that has proven accurate and consistent, a witness who would be the one person to know, came out, then Clemens was deemed guilty by the public. It's not a rush to judgment: it's years of speculation followed by an 18 month investigation.
Monday, January 7, 2008
NOTE: Clemens suing McNamee. The first good advice by his lawyers. Except that if Mcnamee is telling the truth, it'll backfire.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Torre and Jeter and all the presumably clean players are the biggest part of the problem right now, as I see it. Cheats like Jason Giambi and Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens and Gary Sheffield know that their teammates will "man up" and get their back and defend them to the hilt, no matter how overwhelming the evidence against them may be. Heck, even Barry Bonds is welcome at ballclubs by the players. So why should the third of pro players who cheat worry about getting caught? They know their teammates want them to cheat, just don't care or maybe care a little but will darn well not ever get caught saying anything bad about them.
Why couldn't Torre say, "Hey, I worked with Roger Clemens. I like him and I respect him and want to take him at his word. I would be very disappointed if he was cheating. I think cheating is wrong and I don't want any player on any team I'm managing to think otherwise. If you want to stop cheating, I'll help you. If your'e caught, I want you gone. I don't think players should break the law and risk their health just to win a ballgame. Cheating definitely taints the championships we won with the Yankees and the sooner players realize they're cheating themselves and stop once and for all, the better we'll be."
Torre is a million miles away from saying that and so is Jeter. As long as they provide cover for the cheats, the game will never clean up.