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Good morning! Your breakfast order is now up here at the Hot Stove. So, grab that coffee and dig in.

A slightly different style this morning, since thinking up breakfast items every day makes me hungry and I really, really need to drop a couple of pounds.

Anyway, here goes.

News Item: Giants visit White House

jessica.jpgThank you Dubya! I am, admittedly, a Democrat and I can’t wait until you’re outta town. Today, though, you’re the man. That Jessica Simpson joke you cracked when the Giants were in town yesterday, where you said “We’re going to send Jessica Simpson to the Democrat National Convention,” gave me the perfect excuse to run a photo of Tony Simpson’s — er, Romo’s — lady friend.

News Item: The Yankees are falling

Jorge Posada, Alex Rodriguez and Phil Hughes have gone on the disabled list in successive days. Any guesss who will join the injured tonight? My money is on Melky Cabrera, since he is actually playing well.

On the field, the Yankees lost and finished April at 14-15. Oh, and Joe Girardi’s impatience with and jerking around of reporters covering the team is beginning to wear thin with them.

News Item: Mets pounded by Pirates

The Mets had a game scheduled against the Pirates, but apparently preferred some extra rest as they sleepwalked their way through a 13-1 drubbing.

News Item: Not so fast, Jax

With Avery Johnson and Mike D’Antoni out as coaches in Dallas and Phoenix, respectively, Mark Jackson might have some competition for the Knicks’ job.

News Item: Last stand?

The Rangers try to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. Win or lose, the blue shirts are toast (look at that, a breakfast reference!).

There are currently 12 responses to “Breakfast is up, with a little bonus”

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  1. 1 On May 1st, 2008, Eddie Felson said:

    Girardi does not care what the press says about him. And he is right, until Hughes is on the DL, why would you let on that he is headed there? Because that’s what other manager’s do? Because “this is New York”? Does any of that matter?

  2. 2 On May 1st, 2008, gozer said:

    You’re wrong about that, Felson. Don’t piss off the media.

  3. 3 On May 1st, 2008, Eddie Felson said:

    I don’t think you should piss off the media. I just don’t think it’s a big deal for Girardi to wait 90 minutes to talk about Hughes being on the DL and not starting Sunday. What is wrong with that?

  4. 4 On May 1st, 2008, Ed Valentine said:

    Eddie, the point is he lied to them. And why. The Yankees made an announcement a half-hour later that Hughes was going on the DL. What was the point of getting all aggravated and lying to the reporters? It was just plain stupid.

  5. 5 On May 1st, 2008, Eddie Felson said:

    Do you know he lied to them? Was Hughes slated to start Sunday or not?

  6. 6 On May 1st, 2008, Eddie Felson said:

    And I thought the announcement was made at around 9PM. That is more than 30 minutes, and in that time, perhaps the decision was finally made to put him on the DL. If Girardi says Hughes hurt his oblique, and Hughes does not go DL, what good did that do? This is a nonissue.

  7. 7 On May 1st, 2008, Ed Valentine said:

    If you read the stories, Hughes told the Yankees after his start that he was hurt. Before the game the next day Girardi was still telling reporters he was healthy. My point is, when he was talking to them, he obviously knew the kid was hurt and going on the DL. He should have just ‘fessed up. Instead, he got all irritated, acted like he couldn’t believe they were asking the question, then didn’t tell the truth.

  8. 8 On May 1st, 2008, gozer said:

    oh, haha…you actually think Hughes is hurt? No way. This is a way for the kid to sort out his issues while the Yanks can use his roster spot on a spot starter, and Hughes doesn’t have to be embarrassed by a demotion.

  9. 9 On May 1st, 2008, Eddie Felson said:

    Gozer might also be right. There is clearly something going on, and Girardi even said that there are “internal” discussions that are meant to stay “internal,” translation, “f*ck off.”

    And if Hughes did tell the Yanks after his start that he was hurt, now we deserve to know that? Why? Because the press in NY has this strange self-entitlement? And Ed, how do you know that they knew he was going DL? Perhaps they didn’t, and even more, why should Girardi ever feel he has to “fess up” until Hughes is actually on the DL? Do you think they should tell the press everything that gets talked about? Please.

    Girardi basically is saying, apparently to you, “This is not the 2007 Yankees. You will know things when we want you to know things. Get a f*cking clue. Shut the door on your way out of my office.” I love it. The Yanks had a lost less problems when they told the press a lot less, which was not so long ago.

  10. 10 On May 1st, 2008, Thomas Magnum said:

    Retire 21.

  11. 11 On May 1st, 2008, Ed Valentine said:

    I am not buying that. The team is not gonna put Hughes on the DL — hurt or not — in the middle of the damn game without informing the manager. I’m just saying he knew, and since he knew he should have shared the info and made everybody’s life a little easier — including his.

  12. 12 On May 1st, 2008, gozer said:

    Girardi’s on Mike and the Mad Dog today at 5:05, so he’ll have a perfect opportunity to smooth things over…

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