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It just never stops with him, does it?

Madam Kristin Davis dated Alex Rodriguez and provided him hookers, sources claim | NYDailyNews

A former Manhattan madam who supplied Eliot Spitzer with hookers also counted Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez as a customer - and found him so charming she dated him herself for free, former employees of the call-girl agency tell the Daily News.

A-Rod wooed ex-madam Kristin Davis with flowers, jewelry, persistence and heated e-mails, according to the sources.

"Throughout the years, there were a number of clients that I befriended and it was not uncommon for them to want the women they can't have whether it be the phone bookers or the madam," Davis said.

"In regard to Alex, all I can say is our paths have definitely crossed personally and professionally."

Davis met Rodriguez in June of 2006 in a gym in Philadelphia, shortly after she opened a branch of her call-girl service in the City of Brotherly Love, sources said.

Davis told a friend the then-married Rodriguez asked her, "What are you doing tonight?"

The shapely madam didn't know who A-Rod was but found him "hot as hell," she told the friend. "I said, 'I'm having dinner with my boyfriend. But if you're looking for someone to hang out with, here's a number.' I gave him my agency's card."

That night, Davis told a friend, Rodriguez booked a two-hour "date" with one of her girls, who met him at the Four Seasons on Rittenhouse Square.

"He gave his real name," Davis told the friend. "The next day we found out who Alex Rodriguez was. The girl we sent freaked out. Her father (works for) another Major League Baseball team."


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Amazing how much discussion this topic has generated on Yankee fan message boards (especially re: Derek's GIDP)...

Jeter to lead off? | NYTimes

“We’re going to run through it probably the rest of spring training unless there’s something that changes our minds,” said Girardi, adding the switch would be permanent if it worked.

Could this be this a way of re-energizing two aging players? Girardi has been contemplating this for several days, and on Tuesday he gave the 34-year-old Jeter a heads-up it might be coming.

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Jeter, who is usually agreeable to whatever his manager asks him to do, did not make himself available to reporters on Thursday. He left the Steinbrenner Field clubhouse as reporters waited to speak to Damon, ducked into the closed visiting clubhouse here before the end of batting practice and was gone when the clubhouse opened later.

“I showed it to him Tuesday night, and he said, ‘Great,’ ” Girardi said of Jeter. “He’s done it before. It’s not something new to him. It’s something new to Johnny.”

Damon, while packing his bag for the trip, seemed unenthusiastic but willing to give it a try.

“I’m certainly a lot bigger than most hitters there, so maybe it’s time for me to move,” Damon said of the leadoff spot.

“I’m O.K. with it. It makes the team better. We know Derek’s on-base percentage is a lot higher than mine. Hopefully, we can tinker with this thing, and my production in the two-hole will increase with Derek on base quite a bit.”

While Jeter owns the higher career on-base percentage (.387 to .354), Damon’s was better last year (.375 to .363).

In Damon’s last lengthy stint as a No. 2 hitter, in 2002, he hit .321 in 156 at-bats with 3 home runs, 15 runs batted in and 6 steals. Jeter batted .312 with a .391 on-base percentage as the primary leadoff hitter in 2005, but fizzled in 37 at-bats there last season (.216 average, .326 O.B.P.).

Jeter grounded into 24 double plays last year to Damon’s 5, but Girardi insisted that was not a factor. With cleanup hitter Alex Rodriguez out until mid-May after hip surgery, and Mark Teixeira beginning his first Yankee season batting third, Girardi may be looking for early offense without relying on home runs.


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Now here is some true 'yankee yuck'...
If the Yanks don't win the World Series this guy will eat a bug

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Not nearly as good as Sandy's "Miracle M's" but. FWIW...

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Bob Sheppard to retire | NYTimes

The new Yankee Stadium will sound much different than the old one. Bob Sheppard, the public-address announcer for the Yankees since 1951, has retired.

Bob Sheppard, who started as the Yankees' announcer in 1951, hadn't missed an opening day until 2006 when an injury kept him out of the announcer's box.

Paul Doherty, a friend and agent who has represented Sheppard, said Sheppard’s son, Paul, told him about Sheppard’s plans on Wednesday morning.

“I think Bob just wants to take it easy and no longer have the pressure of, ‘Can he? Will he? Or won’t he?’” Doherty said in an e-mail message. “And, at 98, who can blame him?”



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Bob Sheppard to retire | NYTimes




Tha a a a a t is a a a a l.

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I went to my first Major League game in the early '50s, after moving to the north east from Texas. One of things I can still remember from that first of many games I saw in the Stadium in the '50s and '60s was the "Voice of God" that belonged to Bob Sheppard. For me, the sound of live professional baseball includes the crack of the bat, the call of the vendors, and Bob Sheppard announcing the next batter. Sheppard was as much a part of Yankee Stadium as its famous façade. It's only fitting that he retire as the Yankees leave their famous home. I stopped being a Yankee fan when King George bought the franchise but I've never stopped being a fan of Sheppard.
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Ramiro Pena wows Yankees in spring, earns spot on Opening Day roster | NYDaily News

YANKEES 2009 25-man ROSTER

STARTERS
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB
34 A.J. Burnett SP R R 6'5 230 32 1/3/1977
62 J. Chamberlain SP R R 6'2 230 23 9/23/1985
46 Andy Pettitte SP L L 6'5 225 36 6/15/1972
52 CC Sabathia SP L L 6'7 290 28 7/21/1980
40 CW Wang SP R R 6'3 225 29 3/31/1980

RELIEVERS
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB
63 J. Albaladejo RP R R 6'5 260 26 10/30/1982
38 Brian Bruney RP R R 6'3 235 27 2/17/1982
48 Phil Coke RP L L 6'1 210 26 7/19/1982
34 Damaso Marte RP L L 6'2 215 34 2/14/1975
36 Edwar Ramirez RP R R 6'3 165 28 3/28/1981
42 Mariano Rivera RP R R 6'2 185 39 11/29/1969
41 Jose Veras RP R R 6'5 235 28 10/20/1980

CATCHERS
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB
26 Jose Molina C R R 6'2 235 33 6/3/1975
20 Jorge Posada C S R 6'2 215 37 8/17/1971

INFIELDERS
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB
25 Mark Teixeira 1B S R 6'3 220 28 4/11/1980
24 Robinson Cano 2B L R 6'0 205 26 10/22/1982
12 Cody Ransom 3B R R 6'2 190 33 2/17/1976
13 Alex Rodriguez 3B R R 6'3 225 33 7/27/1975 (15-day DL)
2 Derek Jeter SS R R 6'3 195 34 6/26/1974
90 Ramiro Pena SS S R 5'11 165 23 7/18/1985

OUTFIELDERS
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB
53 Melky Cabrera CF S L 5'11 200 24 8/11/1984
11 Brett Gardner CF L L 5'10 180 25 8/24/1983
33 Nick Swisher CF S L 6'0 215 28 11/25/1980
18 Johnny Damon LF L L 6'2 205 35 11/5/1973
22 Xavier Nady LF R R 6'2 215 30 11/14/1978

DESIGNATED HITTERS
Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB
55 Hideki Matsui DH L R 6'2 210 34 6/12/1974 _linenums:0'><strong class='bbc'>STARTERS</strong>Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB34 A.J. Burnett SP R R 6'5 230 32 1/3/197762 J. Chamberlain SP R R 6'2 230 23 9/23/198546 Andy Pettitte SP L L 6'5 225 36 6/15/197252 CC Sabathia SP L L 6'7 290 28 7/21/198040 CW Wang SP R R 6'3 225 29 3/31/1980<strong class='bbc'>RELIEVERS</strong>Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB63 J. Albaladejo RP R R 6'5 260 26 10/30/198238 Brian Bruney RP R R 6'3 235 27 2/17/198248 Phil Coke RP L L 6'1 210 26 7/19/198234 Damaso Marte RP L L 6'2 215 34 2/14/197536 Edwar Ramirez RP R R 6'3 165 28 3/28/198142 Mariano Rivera RP R R 6'2 185 39 11/29/196941 Jose Veras RP R R 6'5 235 28 10/20/1980<strong class='bbc'>CATCHERS</strong>Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB26 Jose Molina C R R 6'2 235 33 6/3/197520 Jorge Posada C S R 6'2 215 37 8/17/1971 <strong class='bbc'>INFIELDERS</strong>Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB25 Mark Teixeira 1B S R 6'3 220 28 4/11/198024 Robinson Cano 2B L R 6'0 205 26 10/22/198212 Cody Ransom 3B R R 6'2 190 33 2/17/197613 Alex Rodriguez 3B R R 6'3 225 33 7/27/1975 (15-day DL)2 Derek Jeter SS R R 6'3 195 34 6/26/197490 Ramiro Pena SS S R 5'11 165 23 7/18/1985 <strong class='bbc'>OUTFIELDERS</strong>Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB53 Melky Cabrera CF S L 5'11 200 24 8/11/198411 Brett Gardner CF L L 5'10 180 25 8/24/198333 Nick Swisher CF S L 6'0 215 28 11/25/198018 Johnny Damon LF L L 6'2 205 35 11/5/197322 Xavier Nady LF R R 6'2 215 30 11/14/1978 <strong class='bbc'>DESIGNATED HITTERS</strong>Num Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt Age DOB55 Hideki Matsui DH L R 6'2 210 34 6/12/1974

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Lou Piniella's heart is always with Yankees in the Bronx | NY Daily News

"This (Yankee) team is pretty good," Piniella said. "I mean really good. Don't you think, Yogi? They went out and got themselves two top of the rotation starting pitchers and now you're telling me that (Chien-Ming) Wang is their No. 3? And that lineup. Top to bottom they've got guys who can really hurt you and wait till they get Big Alex back in the cleanup spot..."

The mention of Alex Rodriguez, long a Piniella favorite, prompted some rolling eyeballs from the reporters in the room.

"What is it with you guys?" Piniella asked. "Every time I mention Alex around here you all start laughing."

Nobody, it seemed, had the heart to tell him: You have to be here.

No doubt A-Rod wishes Piniella was here, too, but after being fired as Yankee manager for the second time by Steinbrenner in 1988, it was never to be. "There'll never be a Lou III," he vowed at the time and he kept that promise. But that doesn't mean the Yankee ties don't still bind. Pointing to his '77 world championship ring resting on the desk, Piniella admitted to feeling a tugging from the old Stadium lying vacant and awaiting the wrecking ball across the street.

"I get very nostalgic looking over there," he said. "Those two championship teams in '77 and '78, I was a part of that. I look at that place and I think of Catfish, Thurman, Willie, Goose, Bucky, Gator, Graig and Reggie. What a team that was. It's funny, you remember all your teammates who played with you on championship teams but not so much the ones you were with on bad teams."

The main reason the Yankees wanted the Cubs to inaugurate the new stadium was because Steinbrenner felt it would be fitting to have Piniella manage the first game at the place. And on Thursday, Hal Steinbrenner, reiterating his father's longstanding sentiments about Piniella "being part of the family," stated matter-of-factly that "after Lou's done with the Cubs, he'll be back with us as a consultant."

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"I spent the best years of my life here," he said, "and there's no other organization in baseball like the Yankees. My first spring training and I'm surrounded by greats like Yogi, Mantle, Whitey Ford, Elston Howard ... and the monuments out there in center field. I was fortunate to be a part of that legacy with the two world championships we won here."


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Nail biter in Baltimore opener.

Orioles 6 - 5 Yankees, top of the 8th, Jeter missed a chance with man on 3rd and 1 out.

And now Teixeira fails for out number 3.

3 more outs to go for the Orioles.
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They be jumpin' off the bridges in NY :cpoint:

C.C. & C.W.
have the following combined line in the first two games...
8IP - 17H - 13ER - 8BB - 0K - 14.63ERA

ZERO strikeouts? Really?

And then there's the whole Joba Saga...

Wonder how A.J. will do?


To give a little perspective though....
11 years ago the Yanks started out 0-3 and went on to win 114 of the next 159 games.


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btw ~ Adam Jones is lookin' mighty fine in the first two games for the O's...
.667BA - 4H - 3R - 2RBI - 2BB

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Posted by a Yankee fan on LoHud (smilies added by me)....

All-time Yankee killing team:

2B: Brian Roberts
DH: Mark Loretta
OF: Ken Griffey Jr. :cpoint:
OF: Manny Ramirez
1B: David Ortiz
DH: Edgar Martinez :wacko:
3B: Bill Mueller
SS: Chone Figgins
C: Sandy Alomar Jr.


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They be jumpin' off the bridges in NY :)

C.C. & C.W.
have the following combined line in the first two games...
8IP - 17H - 13ER - 8BB - 0K - 14.63ERA

ZERO strikeouts? Really?

And then there's the whole Joba Saga...

Wonder how A.J. will do?


To give a little perspective though....
11 years ago the Yanks started out 0-3 and went on to win 114 of the next 159 games.


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btw ~ Adam Jones is lookin' mighty fine in the first two games for the O's...
.667BA - 4H - 3R - 2RBI - 2BB

He is good really.<<>>. AJ is going to fine uninfortunately.....Putz will be good this year also. But I care nothing for NYC teams so what did you say?

Edited by BatGrrl66, 12 April 2009 - 03:47 PM.

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KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 12: Relief pitcher Joakim Soria #48 of the Kansas City Royals
reacts after a win against the New York Yankees on April 12, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals won 6-4. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)


American League East        	        W 	L 	Pct 	 	 Toronto Blue Jays 	5 	2 	.714 	-- 	 Baltimore Orioles 	4 	2 	.667 	0.5 	 Tampa Bay Rays 	3 	3 	.500 	1.5 	 New York Yankees 	3 	3 	.500 	1.5 	 Boston Red Sox 	2 	4 	.333 	2.5

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How bad was the Yankees' pitching Monday night against the Rays? Nick Swisher was the only hurler not to allow a run.

Swisher provided some momentary comic relief for the Yankees in the eighth inning of their 15-5 beating at the hands of the Rays, but while Swisher and some of his teammates were enjoying the absurdity of the slugger's scoreless inning, others didn't find any humor in the situation.

"Nobody was laughing," Jorge Posada said. "Today was embarrassing; just one of those days where everything went for them and nothing went for us. We didn't pitch or do the things we were supposed to do. Nobody was laughing."

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Swisher walked B.J. Upton and gave up a single by Willy Aybar, but he came back and struck out Gabe Kapler with an 81 mph fastball, rolling the ball into the Yankees' dugout to preserve his first big-league K.

Swisher went on to retire Pena and Pat Burrell, getting out of the inning without allowing a run - something no other Yankees pitcher could say on this disastrous night. Although Posada didn't find the humor in the situation, others had as good a time as they could have on such an ugly night.


April 13th

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Yanks didn't have too much fun today in their new 1.5 billion dollar home...

going to the top of the 7th ~ score tied at 1

Jose Veras pitching for New York
J Veras relieved P Coke
M DeRosa walked
V Martinez doubled to right, M DeRosa to third
J Peralta doubled to right, M DeRosa and V Martinez scored
D Marte relieved J Veras
S Choo hit by pitch
B Francisco sacrificed into fielder's choice to pitcher, J Peralta to third, S Choo to second
K Shoppach singled to shallow right, J Peralta scored, S Choo to third, B Francisco to second
T Graffanino flied out to first
T Crowe walked, S Choo scored, B Francisco to third, K Shoppach to second
G Sizemore homered to right, B Francisco, K Shoppach and T Crowe scored
M DeRosa grounded out to third
V Martinez homered to left
J Peralta flied out to left
9 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors

FINAL

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one of the items for today in espn's the streak is 'which side will record a higher total joba chamberlain strikeouts or yankee runs scored ?'

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Empty Seats in Game 2

The 1,800 Legends Suite seats in the first nine rows ringing the plate, which cost between $500 and $2,625 each, were more than half empty at the start of the game as dozens of waiters and waitresses filled the aisles serving those who were there. Others patrons lingered over meals on the second floor of the duplex Legends Suite Club behind home plate.

Not a single spectator was in the final 30 first-row seats down each foul line during the first inning, and only a handful of those seats were filled later, when the rest of the section was perhaps more than half full.

Just behind them, separated by a walkway and wall that resembles a moat, were padded field level seats that go for $325 as part of season tickets and $375 individually. They, too, were about half-empty.

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13 runs (and counting) in the 2nd inning of the Yankee/Indian game today.

Both Choo and Cabrera hit homers in the 2nd. Unreal.
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13 runs (and counting) in the 2nd inning of the Yankee/Indian game today.

Both Choo and Cabrera hit homers in the 2nd. Unreal.


what's up with choo ?

19-2 in the fifth...
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