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If This Isn’t a Beautiful Sight, I Don’t Know What Is

(Courtesy of Bronx Bombers Beat blog)

Yankees 2010 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Yankees have a total of 18 spring training games slated to be broadcast on TV.  MLB Network has not officially released their spring training broadcast schedule yet, but I did some digging around on the site on their day-to-day TV schedule and found the games that they are broadcasting.

The games in bold are games that are being played earlier that day and being broadcast later that night by MLB Network.  The teams that are underlined are teams that are playing with a split squad for that game.

Wed, Mar 3rd 1:00 p.m.                   Pittsburgh @ NY Yankees                        MLB Network/ YES

Thu, Mar 4th 7:00 p.m.                  NY Yankees @ Philadelphia                   MLB Network

Fri, Mar 5th 1:00 p.m.                      Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees                       MLB Network/ YES

Sat, Mar 6th 1:00 p.m.                     Toronto @ NY Yankees                             MLB Network

Mon, Mar 8th 1:00 p.m.                    Philadelphia @NY Yankees                       YES

Tues, Mar 9th 1:00 p.m.                   Pittsburgh @ NY Yankees                         YES

Thu, Mar 11th 7:00 p.m.                   Atlanta @ NY Yankees                              MLB Network/ YES

Fri, Mar 12th 1:00 p.m.                     NY Yankees @ Washington                      MLB Network

Sun, Mar 14th 9:00 p.m.                 NY Yankees @ Pittsburgh                       MLB Network

Thu, Mar 18th 7:00 p.m.                   Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees                       MLB Network/ YES

Fri, Mar 19th 1:00 p.m.                     Detroit @ NY Yankees                              YES

Fri, Mar 19th 7:00 p.m.                     NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay                       MLB Network

Sun, Mar 21st 1:00 p.m.                   Detroit @ NY Yankees                              YES

Mon, Mar 22nd 1:00 p.m.                  NY Yankees @ Philadelphia                       ESPN/ YES

Sun, Mar 28th 1:00 p.m.                   NY Yankees @ Detroit                         &
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Tue, Mar 30th 7:00 p.m.                   Toronto @ NY Yankees                              YES

Wed, Mar 31st 1:00 p.m.                  Minnesota @ NY Yankees                         ESPN/ YES

Fri, Apr 2nd 1:00 p.m.                       Baltimore @ NY Yankees                          ESPN/ YES

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Think about it! March 3rd, the first televised game on this schedule, is in ONE WEEK! I feel like someone who’s been stuck in the desert without water and suddenly stumbles on this.

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It’s a good thing I’ll be in Florida for Yanks-Astros on the 16th and Yanks-Phillies on the 17th. Neither game is being televised, apparently, but it’ll be even better to see them in person. And speaking of television, I’m sure everyone’s read that Aaron Boone has retired and joined the ESPN crew. Yankee fans hold Boone in high esteem, so I wish him luck in his new endeavor. In honor of Boone….
I would have posted actual footage of the home run, but FOX continues to disable it on YouTube. Isn’t it time for them to let fans be able to share the memory? I mean, come on.
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The Mysterious Case of the Fractured Fibula

Let’s face it. I was a bandwagon Dodgers fan during the playoffs. The Yankees were out of it, so I rooted for Joe and Donnie’s team. When the Dodgers didn’t make it to the Series, that was it for my interest in them….until today. I was cruising around the MLB blogosphere and came upon the item by Prince of New York about this man.

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Yep, pitcher Chad Billingsley was in the news. According to media reports, Chad slipped on the ice outside his Reading, Pennsylvania home on Friday.
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He was diagnosed with a “spiral fracture of the fibula in the left leg” and underwent surgery on Saturday. His doctor had to put a plate in the leg.
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(It may or may not have been the same pattern as my grandmother’s Wedgewood.) Poor Chad will be in a cast for two weeks.
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Supposedly, he’ll be ready to throw by spring training, but I ask you: Do they take us for fools? Do they expect us to believe that he really broke his leg falling on the ice outside his house? Do they assume we’ve forgotten all about this man?
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Nomar (or should I say Ramon) Garciaparra showed up at the Red Sox spring training camp in 2001 with a very strange wrist injury – a “split tendon” that kept him out of the lineup for a long, long time. How did it happen? Was it a delayed reaction to being hit by a pitch two years before, as Nomar theorized? Or did he injure the wrist in a suspicious manner that would have violated his contract?
Since ballplayers aren’t always the most truthful individuals, She-Fan decided to investigate the Chad Billingsley case. Did he break his leg while engaging in some forbidden activity?
For starters, the “ice” part of the story doesn’t hold up. He claims he lives in Reading, PA, right?
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Yeah, well I checked Reading’s weather for November 21st, the day in question, and here’s what I found out.
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No snow. No ice. No precipitation of any kind, only sunshine. I’m not saying it’s been warm there. I’m just saying.
What’s more, he’s a professional athlete who’s much too coordinated to slip and fall like some lame cartoon character.
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So here’s what I’m thinking: Chad’s assertion that he went down on the ice is merely a cover, intended to keep the Dodgers from voiding his contract. Perhaps he was secretly doing this.
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Or this.
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Or this.
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(Well, sometimes things get out of hand.) 
Or he was afraid to tell the Dodgers that he was making his reality show debut on this.
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So many possibilities. If I were a Dodgers fan I would demand that Billingsley tell the truth. He should follow the example of a certain Yankee.
boonehr.jpgAaron Boone hit that homer off Wakefield and was an instant hero. Then, in the off-season, he did this.
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A no-no. He tore a ligament in his knee, and the rest is history. But if Aaron hadn’t manned up and come forward, the Yankees wouldn’t have cut him loose and ended up with this guy.
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And his gal.
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Life as a Yankee fan would have been very different indeed.