Skip to comments.Yankees to stop hand signals after MLB inquiry
Posted on 04/03/2011 8:30:53 AM PDT by Realman30
NEW YORK (AP)The New York Yankees say they are finished flashing hand signals from the standsat least for now.
General manager Brian Cashman confirmed that the team received a call Saturday from the commissioners office inquiring about a club employee relaying information to players after each pitch on opening day.
The Daily News reported Saturday that broadcaster Keith Olbermann, a New York season-ticket holder, put a photo on Twitter of Brett Weber, a Yankees baseball operations coaching assistant, holding up four fingers toward the field during Thursdays game against the Detroit Tigers.
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Waiting for all the Patriot haters to rationalize this one. /s
I didn’t realize baseball stopped using hand signals.
With their payroll, the Yankees ought to be able to beat teams playing blindfolded.
They haven’t but I tend to agree they should come from the field or dugout. Kinda hard to enforce though.
Is that because some lib organization found them "offensive" or perhaps "not politically correct?"
They were just doin’ the hand jive...lol
Hand signals = video camera, then?
He should demand that Congress begin the House Un-baseball Activities Committee hearings immediately.
I have one hand signal for UberLib!!
Yeah, they should just trust the scoreboard’s display of 912 mph!
Figures Olbermann’s a Yankee fan.
Let’s go Mets!
I heard that the radar gun was inadvertently pointed at Chuck Schumer's mouth.
If you watched those two games you would know that the Yankees could have beaten the Tigers without hand signals. The Tigers beat themselves with bad pitching and bad fielding. Scoring only 3 runs in the first game didn’t help much either.
Why in the hell are they using hand signals? That’s so 1950s.
Why aren’t they using smart phones, some form of instant messaging, or ‘Secret Service’ type radio transmitters?
“Figures Olbermanns a Yankee fan:
Doesn’t sound like the feeling is mutual:
“Regardless, the GM was surprised by all the blogosphere buzz on Friday.
Its probably more work talking about than its worth, Cashman said. The psychotics that obsessed about it all day yesterday, I think we all did em a favor by keeping them off the street and preventing them from hurting others.
Years ago the home team would have someone behind the scoreboard with binoculars to steal the catchers signals before the pitch was made.
A huge advantage for the hitters to know what was coming.
it's like "this is your life" from hell.
After watching the last two games, Ikm not sure that they didn’t.
I’m waiting for the players to start wearing micro sized receivers in their ears....kinda like the ones Jack Bauer uses.
I agree. It is not easy to play blindfolded, but how many teams will be willing to play blindfolded.
“They havent but I tend to agree they should come from the field or dugout. Kinda hard to enforce though.”
Decades back guys in centerfield used glasses to try to get the catcher’s signals to the pitcher.
I think he was just a fan of the four horsemen
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New York...maybe he was trying to signal 1/2 of the “VanBuren Boys”, or a new gang called the “Madison Boys” has been formed.
Actually Roger Angell’s Boys of Summer comes to mind:
“Rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for U.S. Steel.”
I took that to mean that the Yanks were the rich people’s team, and that the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Giants were the commoners’ team.
Binoculars? Try a telescope. Stealing signals that way is such a New York kind of thing. How do you think the '51 NY Giants overcame that 13-1/2 game deficit, and just how did Bobby Thompson knew what pitch was coming before he hit the Shot Heard 'Round The World.
At least that's what Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Bobby Thompson and other living members of the team said when interviewed in 2001.
Keith Olbermann, a New York season-ticket holder, put a photo on Twitter of Brett Weber, a Yankees baseball operations coaching assistant, holding up four fingers toward the field during Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers.
Personally I like to see the Tigers to get off to a slow start. Their best seasons seem to grow out of slow starts.
They picked up their game on Sunday with the 10-7 win. Brennan Bosch helped with 4 hits 4 RBIs and 4 runs. The two HRs of Cabrerra didn’t hurt much either.
The Yankees are seen as spectacular but when you look at their record against the Tigers over the last few years they’re pretty even.
CC I never like to see the Tigers lose. As for your thesis, I have one thing to say: 1984, 35-5, World Series Champs. 35-5 was not a slow start.