Yesterday the Yankees won their most important game of 2016 to-date. Not that yesterday's game mattered at all, but it mattered because it was against the Red Sox and they won. So I'm officially declaring 2016 a success! Great work, team! Also it was a fun game because Yankees fan got to see a glimpse of their potential future when top prospects Jorge Mateo and Aaron Judge both homered. Mateo's home run was great because he somehow managed to lose his helmet rounding the bases and how Joe Girardi described Judge's home run just says all you need to know about his potential:
Girardi on @TheJudge44: "I didn’t really think he got it, & he still hit it out. He's that strong. He’s going to miss balls and hit it out."— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 5, 2016
Comments of the Day
The Yankees probably didn't wait Lonng before they realized they shouldn't have Trosted him to speak publicly.
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GIF of the Day
.@TheJudge44 delivers a powerful verdict: https://t.co/Ftk9d8RI3U #NYYSpring pic.twitter.com/eNs4BuYF2t— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 5, 2016
Jorge Mateo introduces this baseball to the scoreboard: https://t.co/PhHOPIQK8X #NYYSpring pic.twitter.com/velCW2u4TN— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 5, 2016
Y'all really didn't think I was going to mention the home runs and not show them, did you?
Honorable Mod Mention
Jake "Debbie Downer" Devin wins for honorably taking on a topic that breaks our hearts. Or maybe it should be a Dishonorable Mod Mention. You know what? He wins both! Good job, Jake! Booo, Jake!
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Song of the Day
Exotic by Priyanka Chopra ft. Pitbull
It's #DALE Week on Pinstripe Alley. This week we'll take a look at songs by or featuring Pitbull. If you're wondering why I'd put us through this horrible week, your guess is as good as mine. I'm expecting my COTD partner to send me an expletive-filled message as soon as he discovers this. There's also a very good chance he overrules this and changes the theme of the week by tomorrow. For now though, #DALE.
As always please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread for today's game. The Yankees will take on the Phillies as Masahiro Tanaka will make his spring training debut. Today's game will also see Rob Refsnyder get the nod at third base. So glad this game is not being broadcast on YES. However, MLB.tv and WFAN will both be broadcasting the game so at least we're not completely shut out from it. Here's the lineup that the Yankees will send out:
It’s #TanakaTime as the #Yankees take on the Phillies at 1:05 ET on @MLBTV. https://t.co/IjYZUoSPTS #NYYSpring pic.twitter.com/RljvFBkUNJ— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 6, 2016