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Exhibition games are a waste of time. Doesn't the WBC start tomorrow?

...The WBC(which I do not like,so will not watch)starts Thursday night in Tokyo.Torre says that he'll play all four position players in Thursday's spring opener-then they're on a plane after the game to play in the WBC.

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...The WBC(which I do not like,so will not watch)starts Thursday night in Tokyo.Torre says that he'll play all four position players in Thursday's spring opener-then they're on a plane after the game to play in the WBC.

I don't like it either. But it's baseball and I miss it, so I'll tune in from time to time. Maybe Beltran will find his swing across the seas.


One thing that would worry me is possible jet lag or something like that. I remember the Yankees had an opening day in Japan a couple years ago and started out really slow after that, some of the blame went for the long trip to Japan and back. So that should be in our minds too.


Why couldn't this be in January?

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ill be watching the game just to get me back into the baseball mood. how can you not watch the WBC? its like the olympics with baseball.

Well, I'm going to be holding my breath every time Beltran or others step to the plate. If it was a couple months earlier then it'd be less stressful. Thank god Pedro isn't going in it though.

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at Tampa, Fla.

Thursday, March 2


Yankees at the plate: Johnny Damon collected a double and a single in his first two at-bats as a Yankee, giving the Legends Field crowd a look at New York's new leadoff hitter. Robinson Cano picked up where he left off last season, belting an RBI single in his first at-bat. Andy Phillips hit the Yankees' only homer, a solo shot off Gavin Floyd in the sixth.


Phillies at the plate: Pat Burrell bashed a two-run homer off young left-hander Sean Henn, the Phillies' first homer of the spring. Shawn Garrett doubled in two runs in the seventh, part of a three-run inning. Chris Coste added a solo homer in the eighth off J.B. Cox.


Yankees on the mound: Shawn Chacon made his first start of the spring, tossing a pair of scoreless innings. After retiring the first five Phillies batters, Chacon allowed a single and a walk before getting the third out in the second inning. Chacon threw 30 pitches, 17 for strikes. Mike Myers allowed three runs in one inning of work. Aaron Small pitched two scoreless innings.


Phillies on the mound: Starter Ryan Franklin had two rough innings, allowing two runs on five hits. Four of those hits came in the second inning, as New York plated runs on Jorge Posada's sacrifice fly and Cano's RBI single. Ryan Madson tossed two scoreless innings, while Floyd allowed one run in two innings of work.


Grapefruit League records: Yankees 0-1; Phillies 1-0


Up next: The two teams do battle again on Friday, this time at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater at 1:05 p.m. ET. Former Yankee Jon Lieber takes the ball for Philadelphia, while Jaret Wright gets the start for New York.



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at Clearwater, Fla.

Friday, March 3


Yankees at the plate: Robinson Cano laced a two-out double in the third inning for New York's first run, and the second scored when Jimmy Rollins booted a ball on the next hitter. Center fielder Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, while left fielder Kevin Thompson went 3-for-3 with two runs scored.


Phillies at the plate: Chris Coste's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth scored Matt Kata with the winning run. Ryan Howard went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs, and newcomer Aaron Rowand added his first long ball as a Phillie. Howard and Rowand went back-to-back in the third inning off Jorge DePaula, and Howard's second came off Ron Villone. Rollins recorded his first hit of the spring in the second with a run-scoring single. It scored Kata, who had singled and stole second.


Yankees on the mound: Jaret Wright tossed two innings for New York, allowing one run on four hits. Villone had a rough two-thirds of an inning, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. Frank Brooks gave up the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth.


Phillies on the mound: Jon Lieber made his first Grapefruit League start, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on four hits in three innings. He struck out three, while walking none. Closer Tom Gordon made his Phils debut and allowed two runs in the ninth as the Yankees came back to tie it.


Grapefruit League records: Yankees 0-2; Phillies 2-0.


Up next: In split-squad action, the Phillies host Team Venezuela at 1:05 p.m. ET at Bright House Networks Field, and travel to Dunedin to face the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. ET. Right-hander Brett Myers starts against Venezuela, while Ricardo Rodriguez will pitch against Toronto.


Left-hander Randy Johnson will get the call as the Yankees play host to the Reds at Legends Field at 1:15 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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I hope the Yankees don't have a spring training like last year's they lost a bunch of games and went into the season very fucking cold.

Probably just coincidence. I remember the Colts went 1-4 in pre-season and everyone said that may be a problem and they started out 13-0.

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